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Newcastle To Move On From Over-Priced Target As Loan Attempt Surfaces For 24-Year-Old



It appears that Newcastle have all but thrown in the towel in their chase for Sevilla center-back Diego Carlos. This weeks-long saga looks to be all but over as Newcastle are not willing to meet Sevilla’s extortionary demands for the 28-year-old.

Newcastle were hopeful a deal could be reached earlier in the window when they were quoted £30m. However, the price continued to rise leaving Newcastle frustrated and in a quandary as so much time has been expended on the negotiations.

Here is an update from Sky Sports’ Pete Graves on this spiraling situation.

Newcastle were hopeful of adding two center-backs when the window opened. They immediately made the move for top target Sven Botman. However, Lille made it crystal clear the young Dutchman was not for sale.

Diego Carlos was the second target identified as the club planned to revamp the backline. But it now looks like both negotiations will end in deep disappointment for Newcastle.

There is little time to wallow in despair as at least one center-back must be added by close of business Monday. There are plenty of alternative targets that now must be worked on.

The Mail is reporting that the focus could now shift to Liverpool’s Nat Phillips, who is valued in the £10m-£15m range. Newcastle are seeking an initial loan with an obligation to buy should we survive.

Adding only Phillips would likely be seen as a failure for such an area of need. So hopefully, another center-back of the stature of Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic or Fenerbahce’s Attila Szalai are also being considered.

There is similar frustration in the pursuit of left-back Robin Gosens of Atalanta. Fabrizio Romano is now reporting that the 27-year-old’s destination will likely be Inter Milan if he leaves in this window.

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131 comments so far

  • Vask

    Jan 25, 2022 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Sign them all!

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 25, 2022 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #2

    😀

    1
  • Vask

    Jan 25, 2022 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Read a article on Broja this morning. Idolising the original Ronaldo. Let’s go all out for him this summer. Test Chelsea’s resolve

    2
  • kilcline

    Jan 25, 2022 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #4

    A central mid like Bissouma should be our priority

    6
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 25, 2022 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Let’s just create a player bank, then loan em out to hhe highest bidder.

    3
  • lochinvar

    Jan 25, 2022 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #6

    The Transfer market is like a cattle market on steroids.
    Extortion seems to be one way to view it.
    Players wanting to change jobs by moving prevented from doing so.

    I’d quite like our lot to start bidding stupid money for players we don’t want but slimy six clubs think they have exclusivity on. Withdraw the offer 24hours before the window closes.

    Let them eat cake, as they say in France

    9
  • lochinvar

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Vask
    Buy them all.

    Like it!

    3
  • dazzler

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Nat Phillips would be a good signing, upgrade on what we have and young enough to get better. Knows the league.

    However….

    It’s a bit like going to a fancy restaurant and ordering the t bone steak, waiting for an hour only to have the waiter come back and say they have run out of steak and offering you a burger instead. It still does the job, it’s still nice but it’s not the same.

    9
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Why the loan, unless he’s also made it clear he’s not prepared to play in the championship.

    1
  • Phil K

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Fully agree. Apparently Seville have a really bad rep for demanding extortionate amounts for their players. Newcastle SHOULD give up tell them to stiock it – and Seville will be needing money as they are signing themslves and paying exrortoionat wages themselves. I doubt Spuds will equal what Newcastle have offered

    8
  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Nat Phillips has played less than 20 games for Liverpool in the Premier League. This hardly qualifies him as knowing the league.
    He is overrated in my view.

    6
  • dazzler

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Nat Phillips looks like the lad out of guardians of the galaxy, and Gilmore Girls.. The latter I was pressured into watching by the missus, honest.

    7
  • martoon

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #13

    This will always be the problem – because selling clubs know we’ve got money they keep bumping the price up. Although very frustrating all round if we caved in to these outrageous demands now then the prices quoted in the Summer would just be ridiculous. By showing we won’t be brow-beaten into paying stupid prices it will only help in the long run however in the short term, as I say, very frustrating!!

    4
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Regarding Staveley, do you really think she doesn’t have the technology to do her job from anywhere in the world? It’s not as if the representatives from clubs and players will be going to her office to meet her and discuss terms, most will be done remotely. Pretty sure the Saudis can set her up with a nice office and a computer to carry on with her work.

    6
  • Great White Hunter

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #15

    My heads done in with this transfer malarkey, I mentioned last week for us to back away from the Botman, Costa deals……their clubs do not want to sell, end of ! Spent far to long chasing deals that we did,nt really expect to happen. Seville just spent a couple of days to get Martial from Man U on loan, deal done,just like that. If we’re honest we went into the transfer window with very,very little experience dealing with foreign teams, agents players etc…… that’s why we’re struggling now, IMO. Fingers,toes all crossed hoping we get a breakthrough over the next few days. Sorry a bit deflated atm. Cheers

    8
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #16

    dazzler – Never watched the latter but I know who you mean in the former. Have to say that I also thought that the actor in Guardians of the Galaxy looked a little like the guy in Doctor Who alongside Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.

    1
  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #17

    All those saying we should go for Bissouma seem to be overlooking the fact that he’s on police bail following allegations of sexual assault. It goes without saying that that charge is untried and therefore the lad must be considered innocent until his case is heard – if it gets that far.

    However, it’s been reported that Howe researches his targets’ characters before pursuing them and that might suggest that signing Bissouma might not be as straightforward as it might seem.

    5
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #18

    I was so hopeful about today when I crashed out last night.

    Seems I was a bit premature. 🙂

    1
  • Pat Mania

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #19

    The clock is ticking. Just goes to show how hard the January window is.

    2/5 required deals done.

    I think we’ll get 2 more at best. As just as much possibility we’ll get none.

    Philips is not a good player. Mike Williamson level.

    3
  • Mund

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Mrs Bob says that’s always been the case 😉

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Doing the right thing with Sevilla, just walk away and make them come back to us.

    If they do deals done at our price. If they don’t then they never were anyway, so nothing lost.

    3
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Great White Hunter – Martial has been pitched to many clubs for weeks so the deal to Sevilla has definitely not been completed in a couple of days.

    The January transfer window is very hard to get decent deals done, especially because not many clubs actually want to sell their players in January. If you’re feeling deflated, I would suggest you got suckered into the unrealistic transfer window that some in the media sold to you…and some fans just magnified it.

    3
  • dazzler

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #23

    TDS,

    I stopped watching Dr Who after David Tennant stepped down to be honest so I am none the wiser on the cast after him.

    The resemblance to the lad from Guardians is uncanny though.

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #24

    GWH,
    I’m not sure no matter how experienced, if a club keeps upping the price, what can you do.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #25

    I was wondering who’d be 1st with that, I was expecting it from ROM, so we’ll done Mund you cheeky beggar 😀

    3
  • Pat Mania

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #26

    ToonDarnSarf
    There’s no doubt we bid for 5 or 6 players at least.

    0
  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #27

    Cleveleysbob

    @18

    Maybe …..

    https://youtu.be/ldjqnG04HO0

    😉

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Lesh, nailed it. 😆

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Looks like Hendrick’s off to Middlesbrough and Sean Longstaff is going to Forest. Good news that.

    4
  • Tom

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Lesh from previous …

    cheers mate …

    2
  • magicmac54

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #31

    Repost another bus missed 😀

    Martoon

    Good afternoon my friend, i need to apologize to you as i should have thanked you much earlier on this blog for giving my mate and myself a lift back to the Toon from south shields, that was a very kind gesture and very much appreciated, your a top man a real gentleman as were all you lads we meet in south shields that friday evening, i look forward to returning in the future although it will probably not be to after our cruise in May. PS sorry for falling asleep on the way back Martoon, definitely to much of the Devils Buttermilk
    ?
    ?
    ?

    5
  • dazzler

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Kets,

    Until we sign KDB and you try and convince us that he’s not an upgrade on Hendrick and/or Longstaff and that they are good players that we never should sold.

    4
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Pat Mania – I’m sure our club has been in contact with agents and clubs of dozens of players to discuss their availability, interest, and financial demands. Dozens.

    0
  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Cleveleysbob

    @25

    Was it cheek or a lack of courtesy towards others?

    🙄

    6
  • Tom

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #35

    Telegraph Football
    @TeleFootball
    Burnley agree £7m deal with Dinamo Zagreb for Mislav Orsic.

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Quite worrying on Phillips (if true) the only reason I can think of we’d offer an option to buy if we stay up is that he’s
    stated that he’ll only join if we stay up. Him and Holding are two players I thought would jump at the chance of regular game time. This is a concern if we’re struggling to attract that level of player without clauses.

    2
  • DaraghL

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Dazzler, I ca see the resemblance to Sean Gunn. The Guardian’s director, James Gunn’s brother.

    1
  • Vask

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #38

    No point in signing KDB while we’ve got Hendrick. Heard psg are after wor Jeff in the summer anyway so De Bruyne could be a good shout to replace him.

    0
  • DaraghL

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Magic,

    Hope you enjoyed the trip. Pity about the equaliser would have capped off a great one!

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 25, 2022 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #40

    Lesh you have to be the slimiest bloke on this blog.

    Why do you bother?

    6


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