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Sporting Director Confirms Newcastle Have Come Up Short For Defender



A report earlier today gave a sliver of hope that Sevilla could cave late in the window and soften their demands over defender Diego Carlos. It was an unlikely scenario but Newcastle remained hopeful.

However, Sevilla’s Sporting Director Monchi has confirmed the 28-year-old will not be sold in this window. He concedes that Newcastle’s offer was an appropriate one but not enough for him to accept in the difficult January window.

Here are the comments Monchi told Mark Douglas of inews when asked about the situation:

“The Newcastle offer was a good offer, a respectable offer. I have to say that.

“But the offer, our board, and management team thought it wasn’t enough. It’s true that maybe it wasn’t the right time. It’s a difficult market to find a replacement for a player like Diego Carlos.

“It’s a market that takes place over a very short period of time. Maybe if that offer comes along in the summer then things might have changed.

“The offer was a very good offer, a very respectable offer but not at the best possible time.

“I was talking to Diego this morning and he’s happy. At the end of the day, he’s staying here at his club, a club that really wanted him.

“If he was really angry then maybe he would have changed his opinion but he seems happy.”

It seems that Sevilla were just not going to buckle unless an astronomical offer came in. Monchi has admitted that the notoriously difficult winter window played a large part in his decision to keep turning Newcastle away.

He also opens the door for a deal in the summer at potentially the same fee he turned down this window. That may be the time to bring in the Brazilian as well as make a renewed push for Lille’s Sven Botman.

However, all that depends on how Newcastle fare in the remaining 17 matches of this campaign.

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***Here are some details of an upcoming charity event some may be interested in***

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NUFC legends team up for 2022 charity event in Gosforth

Four iconic former Newcastle United Football players are to come together for a special charity event at The Grand Hotel in Gosforth on Friday 8 April 2022. The event will reunite Kevin Keegan’s famous 90s “Entertainers” team, including former star midfielder Rob Lee, famed left-back John Beresford, former Northern Irish winger Keith Gillespie and the club’s legendary centre back and England international, Steve Howey. Featuring an auction, raffle and two-course meal, the charity event – organised by friends and NUFC nuts Les Hancock and Terry Sweeney – will be a smart-casual dinner event aimed at all supporters of the team.

Commenting on the event, John Beresford said: “I’m really looking forward to April 8th when myself, Keith Gillespie, Rob Lee and Steve Howey will head to Gosforth Park where we’re going to have a few reminisces and some entertainment to go with it. We’re going to be telling some funny stories; things you’ve probably never heard before. It’s going to be humorous, let’s put it that way! It’s all for two fantastic causes; Tiny Lives Trust and Wallsend Boys Club. I really can’t wait and I hope to see you there”

The evening is dedicated to the memory of Brian Paddison, a popular Newcastle businessman, charity fundraiser and passionate Newcastle United fan. All proceeds from the event are to go straight to Tiny Lives Trust and the legendary Wallsend Boys Club which has produced over 80 professional football players since its formation, including Alan Shearer, Alan Thompson, Steve Watson and Michael Carrick.

Tickets for the NUFC Legends Charity Evening are priced at £45 and can be purchased via email at lesnufc@yahoo.com or over the phone by contacting organisers Les Hancock on 07779 841293 or Terry Sweeney at 07968 126622.


69 comments so far

  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #1

    hello again

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #2

    So that’s that then

    0
  • Toon fans bad

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Although reading that, another bag of cash might get it done 😆

    0
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Tfb we will be ok. Get him for less money in summer

    2
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #5

    We offer more, they will just ask for more

    2
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #6

    contacting organisers Les Hancock on 07779 841293 or Terry Sweeney at 07968 126622.

    Hancock will get his half hour, but Regan will nick him

    9
  • It's all under control

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #7

    They’re just negotiating…it’s not dead by any means

    0
  • It's all under control

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #8

    If it was truly dead they would have sent that message out on the 31st.

    They’re inviting another offer

    4
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #9

    We should get either of Badiashile, Szalai and Nat Phillips instead. Then go for Botman and Carlos in the summer.

    7
  • dazzler

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #10

    They didn’t get the rival bid they were hoping for did they? That’s what this is.

    15
  • IrishRob

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Rom you’re not being helpful lol

    4
  • Romford mag

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Rob

    He’s old and green Bananas take time to ripen ! He might not be around to eat them !
    ffs 😆

    11
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s dead Jim!

    2
  • kilcline

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Hope Sevilla finish outside the champs league places.

    We need to be ruthless these last few days.

    Come on Nunez

    5
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #15

    This is funnier than the original joke.

    8
  • Tyran21

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #16

    JP…from The Rock

    Nat Phillips would perfectly wrap up the transfer window.

    1
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #17

    Although I am working on a truly original song.
    Give pees a chance. I reckon there is a certain Karma in there

    1
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Savilla with finish 1st or 2nd.

    1
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Made 10 mins, officially broke the post!

    1
  • DayvanCowboy

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #20

    kilcline, bit of a d!ck comment, he’s a Sevilla player end of, we’ve been in that position before and as fans have spat our dummies out when owners sold a player on the cheap, I take my hat off to teams like Sevilla, they are pushing teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico in the domestic league without spending anywhere close to them while still typically selling their better players but still consistently winning trophies domestically and in Europe, they are a selling team who have a history of pushing a hard bargain, you need look no further than the £25m they got from Spurs for Bryan Gil, any team that operates like that and manages to upset the big boys gets my full support.

    11
  • Pat Mania

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m not a fan of Philips

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Pat Mania,
    I thought he did an excellent job in helping Lpool get to fourth when they had all those injuries last season.

    0
  • Tyran21

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #23

    DayvanCowboy

    Carlos rightly respected Sevilla’s decision too. Don’t really want a player that throw a tantrum for a big money move too.

    3
  • Mund

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #24

    This is the way…

    0
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #25

    I reckon that’s a classy comment from Sevilla. He’s their player, it’s their choice if they want to sell, and they’re still in the running for the league.

    6
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Yes Darth Mund, and as Kid Creole nearly said (You’re not my daddy) lol

    0
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #27

    We are doing ok

    0
  • DayvanCowboy

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Tyran21, 100% man, they have actively pushed to keep him while also keeping Carlos happy, they offered him a new contract, they have set a price and we haven’t matched it, regardless of what the so called “ITK” say, we’ll never fully know the negotiations that have went on, but we all know for a fact that if that was a club ran by the likes of MA and the old cockney mafia any bid received over £20m then they’d have been calling in the taxi and get the player straight out the door without a second thought and that cash straight in their pockets… Again hats off to Sevilla, yes I’d be over the moon if we get him, but good to see a team sticking to their terms and not buckling.

    3
  • Pat Mania

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #29

    raj
    That’s true. I’m probably wrapped up in the other names. It’s possible he’d do a good job until the end of the season. And then he’d possibly be surplus to requirements

    0
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #30

    It will be an interesting few days

    0
  • Mund

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #31

    There’s a big difference tho playing with the Liverpool defence to coming here and playing in a struggling defence.

    3
  • Mund

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #33

    Interesting JP

    2
  • Mund

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #34

    Transfer News Live
    @DeadlineDayLive
    ·
    21s
    Police cars revolving light Newcastle are in talks with Fenerbahçe over the transfer of Hungary international defender Attila Szalai for £20 million.

    (Source: Fanatik)

    3
  • SPRINGY

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #35

    400m…. over how long tho?

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Pat Mania,
    He wouldn’t necessarily be surplus to requirements, I left a post earlier on the need for four and we have two definitely leaving in the summer and hopefully Clark, you need back ups as well.

    0
  • Mund

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #37

    SPRINGY

    By the sounds of the article it will be for the summer and to challenge for the title.

    1
  • Reilly

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Newcastle’s new bid for Lyon’s Bruno Guimarães is worth a total of €52m. An initial €42m + €10m in bonuses.

    (Source: L’Equipe)

    7
  • Ron Knee

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Olly Mann@OllyMann

    Barry Cryer quoted in The Times Diary just 3 weeks ago:

    “Along with his son Bob, he has started a podcast called ‘Now, Where Were We?’ and Barry is astonished by the format. ‘He was amazed,’ says Bob. ‘He couldn’t believe anything existed that paid less than radio.'”

    8
  • Davas28

    Jan 27, 2022 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #40

    Haha maybe I’m ITK. I suggested weeks ago that maybe they are waiting to see if we avoid relegation before pumping the money in
    😀

    3


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