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Newcastle Have Continued Working On Failed January Deal With Player Now Keen



In an exclusive this past week, The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards reported that Newcastle have identified Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Reims’ Hugo Ekitike as the preferred strikers to bring in this summer.

Calvert-Lewin was briefly linked in January. However, his recent injury woes made him an unrealistic option at the time. If Newcastle can agree a fee in the next window, the 25-year-old would be a superb addition.

The information regarding Ekitike was even more positive. Edwards expects the 19-year-old to join in the summer. Newcastle had come very close to signing him in January before he opted to stay with Reims to finish out the season.


90min is today reporting that Newcastle are very confident a deal for the teenage striker will be reached soon. Newcastle have never wavered in their commitment to bring Ekitike in.

The two clubs have stayed in constant dialogue since the deal broke down. Ekitike is reportedly keen on the move and wants to be part of the project underway at Newcastle United.

The Magpies are trying to get Ekitike in on an initial loan with an obligation to buy to offset any Financial Fair Play concerns. This would be a savvy move as another striker, who could cost big money, will also be brought in.

Calvert-Lewin is currently the one being targeted. Though Benfica’s Darwin Nunez and Flamengo’s Gabriel Barbosa are also on the shortlist. Napoli’s Victor Osimhem is likely far too expensive at this point in Newcastle’s rebuild.

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46 comments so far

  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    good morning

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #2

    hello world

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    if the green and white strip is the third strip it won’t be used much maybe at Manchester City.

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #4

    thanks for holding off from posting.

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #5

    shortly after the FA cup has finished Mansfield play Northampton in the first leg of the league 2 semi-final play-off. good they have prioritised the order of matches today in order of importance.

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    a window of opportunity is opening up.

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #7

    but i’m running out of material.

    0
  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #8

    not that that stops others.

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    thanks for hearting post #3.

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #10

    nice sunny day today.

    1
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    May 14, 2022 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Jane, I take it you’re in favour of the green strip?

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #12

    Inverness had 2 players sent off but won the play-off.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61343068

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #13

    i’m not against so long as they are not trying to score political points. i like the strip.

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  • Toon fans bad

    May 14, 2022 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #14

    Jane,

    Pretty good Saturday morning run that, I was egging you on. Nice effort. thumbsupthingy!

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  • Zhongguo Geordie

    May 14, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #15

    Farage is probably just kicking up a storm to deflect from his many positive comments on Putin. People like him just say anything if they know it will get them in the spotlight. Bad news is good news to a wannabe demagogue. Wearing Saudi colours is hardly a heinous crime. They should get Howe to wear a robe and the rest of the attire then burn a Union Jack just before kick off just to really pee them off. Only joking of course, but they’re acting as if that’s what happened.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 14, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #16

    Training kids now… This is tough going at times. 🙁

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  • Toon fans bad

    May 14, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #17

    I agree with posters stating the third strip will look a lot better when the sponsors are on it. Tad bland for me as it stands, but with sponsors on front and arms I think it’ll look decent. Warming to it I am.

    1
  • niafron

    May 14, 2022 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #18

    I don’t like shirts with sponsors…

    3
  • Sav

    May 14, 2022 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #19

    Just seems very insensitive. Its hard enough to maintain that, as fans, we support our local team and not the despotic, misogynistic and homophobic regime of Saudi Arabia. If the journo reaction is anything to go by, the team and our travelling fans can expect nothing but the opprobrium of all and sundry wherever this shirt is worn. It represents a triumph of marketing over public relations this and is completely unnecessary.

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  • Zhongguo Geordie

    May 14, 2022 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #20

    White with a green belt across the middle (like Sampdoria) would look good. This one just looks too plain.

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  • Sav

    May 14, 2022 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #21

    Too much to hope we will boycott it, as there’s plenty of the bloody-minded and ‘I don’t give a toss, me’ cohort who will wear it thoughtlessly just to hold up two fingers.

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  • Sav

    May 14, 2022 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #22

    But perhaps this is one opportunity for fans to make that statement to our ultimate owners – it is our club and no, we do not approve. It would be nice to think they would bring out this shirt and no-one in Newcastle bought it.

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  • carltoon

    May 14, 2022 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #23

    Sav! Or just ordinary football fans who just want to support their team, and like the shirt,
    You know football fans that just want to go to matches without all this is the fans fault!
    For gods sake will they ever leave us fans alone, to enjoy our football club without all this “it’s the fans fault”.
    I’m just sick of it.
    #leavenufcfansalone

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  • Sav

    May 14, 2022 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #24

    Will Al Rhumayan (?) or Mehrdad be seen at a match wearing it? Will they F***

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 14, 2022 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #25

    There’s clearly some amazing potential with this lad for why we are aggressively pursuing him

    Nickson has probably got a dossier for the boy since he was about 15

    It will take a while for him to grow into English football but once he gets used to the physical side his technique will take over could end up being a bargain

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  • carltoon

    May 14, 2022 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #26

    I’m buying it so there!!!

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #27

    The media is agenda driven full stop

    This is the world we live in sadly and it will only get worse.

    The media are not about truth…

    It’s all about what agenda they have and who against.

    The bad thing about social media is these opposers can throw out hate all day every day but the good thing is it shows how every single one of the journalists and media companies are the biggest hypocrites on the planet.

    Near enough every single one of them have been seen to praise Saudi in one way or another in the past and also spoke about what’s wrong with the money at City? Chelsea etc etc but we get took over by the richest owners around and it all of a sudden becomes the biggest problem.

    Absolute jokers and jobsworths of the highest order

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  • Sav

    May 14, 2022 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #28

    Cartoon, we’re all sick of it. I’m just suggesting a simple way fans could, if they want, clear this up once and for all. Boycott this shirt. Wear the famous stripes or the blue and gold one. That’s all.

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #29

    Sav

    Speak for yourself because I do approve and many of the fanbase do.

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #30

    Sav

    Why do you think you can speak for the whole fanbase?

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  • count

    May 14, 2022 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #31

    Sav, no point trying to have a sensible conversation with these two

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #32

    “there’s plenty of the bloody-minded and ‘I don’t give a toss, me’ cohort who will wear it thoughtlessl”

    “Or just ordinary football fans who just want to support their team”

    it’s good you are on the same page.

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #33

    Says the most irrelevant poster on here

    Even Kets has more relevance than you

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  • IrishRob

    May 14, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #34

    Why on earth would we choose not to buy it. Its going to be a gorgeous shirt. I’ll be buying 2.

    We need to buy more not less, they need all the revenue they can get.

    Leave the political nonsense for twitter lads and lasses.

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  • Sav

    May 14, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #35

    I am speaking for myself. I think you just said ‘many of the fanbase do’.. I’m making a suggestion for how fans of Newcastle can distinguish themselves from the Saudi regime.

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  • Toon fans bad

    May 14, 2022 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #36

    ZG,

    Not sure the team will ever get to wear it in anger, thinking about all the other clubs home colours. Seems like a marketing exercise in KSA to me, make a few quid.

    It’s a shame that the Saudi male headdress ‘the gutrah’ most worn colour is red and white chequered. Would have been perfect if it was B&W.

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #37

    We are not owned by the Saudi regime we are owned by Saudi PIF

    There is a difference.

    If anyone has moral arguments against the ownership that’s down to them and them alone to make that decision but I don’t care one bit and welcome our new Saudi owners and all they bring.

    Morals shouldn’t come into it or you basically shouldn’t support football. That’s a a choice tho

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  • IrishRob

    May 14, 2022 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #38

    Sav everyone’s entitled to an opinion if you don’t like it you don’t like it.

    But you’re definitely in the minority.

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  • count

    May 14, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #39

    Agree with Sav. Perfect opportunity for Nufc fans to show they aren’t completely ignorant re. the rights of Saudi homosexuals and dissidents.

    But no, Carltoon and Mund’s right to not be “told” what shirt they can wear is far more important.

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #40


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