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Newcastle Agree Terms With German International Midfielder



There’s news today that Germany’s international left-winger (left-back) Robin Gosens has agreed personal terms with Newcastle, and he’s willing to join the Tyneside club this month.

That’s according to Sky in Italy, but Newcastle still have to agree the fee with Atalanta.

Gosen has been offered a three and a half year contract (that’s through summer of 2025) for €3.5M net per season, and that is almost 3 times what he currently earns.

However, there is a snag, with the player out injured until at least the middle of February with a muscle injury, and Newcastle are waiting for more news on when he is expected to return.

Here’s a segment from the Sky Italy report:

“Robin Gosens has not played since September 29, the day of the muscle injury suffered in the Champions League match against Young Boys.”

“A problem that still holds him up today but, despite the long stop, there is no shortage of admirers for the German winger.”

“Newcastle seem to be serious, and aim to take him regardless of the injury. The English club is trying to receive reassurance on the return, at the time scheduled for 15 February.”

The 27-year-old stands 6ft tall, and has played 157 games with 29 goals and 21 assists over the last five seasons for Atalanta.

This acquisition, if Newcastle can get it over the line, would definitely improve our team, in both attack and in defense.

But we still need center-backs brought in – because even when we go ahead at home against a team that has lost seven in a row, we are unable to win the game and concede with just two minutes to go.

That’s what we witnessed yesterday against Watford, and we need as many players brought in over the next two weeks as possible.

Otherwise, we will be relegated.

After yesterday’s insipid second half, it’s as simple as that.

It’s now up to the owners to try to save us this season.

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47 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Miserable 1st

    1
  • check the toastie

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Goody, agree Longstaff looks like he’s playing half dazed. Should be given a HIA.

    0
  • Reilly

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Alan Nixon
    @reluctantnicko
    · 3m
    Newcastle. Peter Kenyon in frame for chief exec style role. Experienced. Putting team together off park. Ashworth separate job if comes.

    7
  • jane

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    “Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa, saying the decision would help “keep our borders strong and keep Australians safe”.”

    Djokovic a danger to public health. really?

    10
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Anyone know of this guy?

    0
  • Mund

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Clint

    Yea mate he is unreal.

    1
  • The Ledge

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #7

    A midfield of Ramsey and Shelvey won’t work.
    Shelvey needs to be in a 3 man midfield he needs someone to do 90% of the work for him.
    I think Kenyon would be a smart move by the owners

    5
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #8

    We’re talking to this player now, he’s apparently agreed terms. Now get him over the blooming line and stop wasting time. Pay his club what they want ASAP! The player is class and can help save this sinking ship.

    Tired of all the talk. We need more signings through the door now.

    7
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Mund

    Really?

    Is he a left winger, as the article claims?

    1
  • August Landmesser reincarnate

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Bills

    Won the most tackles I said.

    You said he couldn’t tackle.

    Before Bruce left Longstaff had won the most tackles in prem!

    If you look at the table I put up it shows you’re wrong to say Longstaff can’t or doesn’t tackle.

    Take a look at Shelveys passing tackling duels won etc etc etc, he’s no where near “the best we’ve got”!

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #11

    We need to replace the full centre midfield

    13
  • Mund

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Clint

    He can play either mate but I think we would be bringing him in for LB or left wingback

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Mund

    Aye, cm IS our problem.
    It doesn’t inspire confidence.
    Ponderous, stiff and wayward passing.

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #14

    Is Gosens not injured.

    2
  • Mund

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #15

    Clint

    We need a complete new midfield mate. Many of us on here have been saying it for years about it being our weakest point but we continue to play with the same lads week in, week out, they are not good enough.

    8
  • Mund

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Read the article it will tell you

    2
  • danishmag

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #17

    Looking at left back players from Atalanta.. Why on earth are we not going for Joakim Mæhle?.. Now.. He is unreal!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MTlHfeIxdjo

    He can play both left and right.. And in various positions.

    1
  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #18

    I dont blame eddie howe and his staff apart from jones at all really, I do think jones has far to much say and should be out on his arse, think that is where the big problem is to be honest

    with the players longstaff, shelvey and few others bring new players in and send them to play with the juniors until there sold or contract terminated, they have taken advantage of the situation really they caused it and still are, jones has to go

    6
  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #19

    aye hes injured due back middle of feb I think

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #20

    Masters and Hoffman have done us up like a kipper.
    Never seen a club be so poorly prepared as this for a takeover.

    Still no C.E.O

    Still no sporting director

    Still no D.O.F, apparently Hammond has been let go already

    Not the first choice manager

    No oven ready CB’s, LB, DM, creative midfielder M, or prolific striker.

    Paying silly money for a bang average aging CF.

    Resorting to hoof ball to Wood to try and save us.

    I like EH as a person but apart from the emergence of Joelinton by default, there is very little to be enthused about. Losing at home to Cambridge with a full strength team and now failing to beat a team on a 7 defeats in a row losing streak is pretty dismal. By contrast I can’t stick Gerrard but boy has he got villa playing some good stuff.

    11
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #21

    Mund

    Couldn’t agree more,
    Jo can stay, he’s been set free by EH.
    Asm can change a game, when he switches on.

    2
  • August Landmesser reincarnate

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #22

    https://www.whoscored.com/Teams/23/Show/England-Newcastle-United

    Look at the defensive table, Longstaff is 3rd behind Trippier and Dummet as they’ve only played 2 and 1 game respectively.

    Longstaff is expected to make 2.9 tackles per game, Manquillo is closest to him with 2.5 and Shelvey is expected to make 0.8.

    Look at his passing etc too.

    Anyone who thinks he’s the best we have is kidding themselves!

    Not kidding me though.

    1
  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #23

    I compared season 77-78 and that squad had more bottle then this one, this team is a complete shambles really, there a bunch of fairies no moral fibre in the bodies, no loyalty, no fight in them I cant insult them enough for what they have done to our club, think people should accept we will be relegated come end of the season and the blame is shite direct owner, stupid inept managers and a bunch of fairies playing for our club, I accepted this after the first 10 games of the season because it was written on the wall then very similar to season 77-78

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #24

    Also,
    Whenever I’ve seen Paraguay play, Almiron has a free roll and he’s effective.(?)

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #25

    Clint

    Do you know what the definition of insanity is?

    Continuing to do the same thing over and over again but believing you will have a different outcome.

    We need to address the biggest issue of CM or nothing will change.

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #26

    RH,
    If we’d splashed out on Bereton Diaz and he struggled(Armstrong’s not exactly a rip roaring success) then people would have questioned that as well. What other PL proven strikers are available and why do you care so much about ‘hoofball’ when it’s results we need, we really do not need to be concerning ourselves with style of play.

    5
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #27

    Jane

    As Rafa Nadal said or words to that effect ” I’m not fussed about whether he’s v—-d or not, but he has to realise there are CONSEQUENCES. Walking around and mixing with people in 3 different countries like a self entitled, arrogant d–k when when you’ve tested p-s–tive shouldn’t be tolerated. Good on Oz, not a nation of w-k-y snowflakes.

    24
  • Tyran21

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #28

    Gosen played LB during Euros, one of the better performers for the poor Germany side. If I remember correctly. Good deal if he can be ready soon.

    0
  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #29

    you have to gamble heavy if you want to survive in this league, so put the bids in for haaland and mbeppe and the top ranking defenders and midfielders because if they dont then its bye bye league, singing a bunch of kids is not going to save the club from relegation we need experience and that comes at a massive cost

    0
  • Goofy

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #30

    What i’d try next time out.
    Dubs

    Trippier Schar Dummett Manquilo

    Fraser Joelington Miggy Murphy

    Max

    Wood

    Playing Joelington as a defensive mid seems a waste but we don’t have many other options, i’d try Schar in that DDCM role but who would replace him in defence

    1
  • magscar

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #31

    Our most regular failing even back to Rafa’s days is the amount of unforced errors we continue to make

    Howe has been trying to get us playing higher up pitch which requires better ball retention, movement, throiw ins and above all passing

    We don’t have enough of type players across the pitch able to comply with those requirements

    Our back 4 ( Trippier aside) are not comfortable on ball unless passing square and are easily hustled into ball back to keeper with a boot upfield with inevtably possesion lost

    Out best attacking players often make wrong choice on dribbling or passing and if we have team pushing up losing possesion leads to our slow defenders ( inclusing Shelvey) having to make yellow card tackles and giving away dangerous free kicks

    Shelvey prefers ro play deep and in a centre midfiled 2 of him and Longstaff that means that the latter has to move forward more whereas he ought to be the one covering back 4 ( prefer Hayden but no choice at moment)

    Howe has inherited long standing problems due to issues we are all familiar with and will take time to fix

    Many of the players are honest but too many are not capable enough and should have been upgraded since promotion

    Howe has to find a way to get whatever team he can put out to manage game far better as we have given too many points away from winning positions. He has to be more demonstrative from pitchside

    Maybe Trippier can have more of an influence on pitch as Lascelles Shelvey and other senior players already at club can’t do so and are part of our problem anyway

    We all know where we need reinforcing and as the signing of Wood indicates we may have to take what we can to staty up even though we wil have some of those players surplus to requirements if we succeed and make losses in trimming squad to acomodate players to take us higher

    Right now in our stage of rebirth i recall that old adage that when you are up to your backside in crocodiles you forget the obkective was to drain the swamp

    Now we have to win at Leeds ( will we though?!) as 4 points from the 2 fixtures won’t seem too bad

    8
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #32

    Mund

    Totally!

    It’s like Einstein never said it… 😀

    It’s real difficult to not lose ya s#£@ about it sometimes…
    We have to rid ourselves of this false reliance on shelvey. It’s killing us!

    4
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #33

    Jail

    Because I don’t see hoofball being our saviour. Who is the club even lower than us now who define route 1, planet football? Wood’s performance was one of the most anonymous I’ve ever seen against a team with so many players missing to AFCON and us with the massive incentive of climbing out of the bottom 3.

    I just think there should have been a lot more urgency and planning before the window not the knee jerk desperate catch up we’re doing now. Yes I know January is difficult but Villa and others seem to be doing OK and now we don’t even have Hammond directing. As I said Masters and Hoffman have cooked our goose in terms of being prepared but I still expected a bit more against the bottom feeders. Is that wrong?

    3
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #35

    Wood actually held the ball up pretty well considering the terrible passes that were hoofed up to him the issue was there was often no one within 30 or 40 yard when he won it

    Only Joelinton tried to get close enough to get on the end of it but he can’t do everything himself

    It’s actually why I think Willock , Almiron and Joelinton would be a better midfield 3 all of them have the pace and energy and can get on the end of knockdowns

    For all Shelvey and Longstaff “link” the play with a long pass to ASM or Trippier we would be better served with those guys who can run with the ball and maybe do some 1 2 passes to open teams up

    4
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #36

    There is virtually zero passing and moving into space. We dwell on the ball in mf and invariably turn it over.
    Hence, no service to attack, too much pressure on defence. Qed.

    2
  • Tom

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #37

    I honestly think we should go after loan signings to help us out for the rest of this season ,

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #38

    We play three games before Gosens ‘might’ be back from injury. I hope fit and ready players are in before the end of the window.

    1
  • Tom

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #39

    still reckon we need a ball winner along with a play maker in the middle of the park …

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 16, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #40

    Magscar

    Spot on.

    1


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