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Newcastle Make Preliminary Contact For Portuguese International But Price Is High – Report



A report last week claimed Newcastle were preparing a £15m bid for Manchester United’s Dean Henderson. The 25-year-old has been the only goalkeeping target to hit the headlines in recent weeks.

However, claims are emerging from Portugal of another potential contender. Sport Witness has compiled a few reports that Porto’s Diogo Costa has hit Newcastle’s radar.

The 22-year-old wrestled the number one gloves from Agustin Marchesin last summer after a couple of years as his backup. He was outstanding for the Liga Portugal champions conceding just 22 times with 15 clean sheets in the league.


Costa has risen through the Porto ranks to become one of their stars. He broke into the Portuguese national team in October and is their current number one with 4 caps, including a 1-1 draw at Spain on Thursday.

There is one glaring issue with this link. Costa has a €60m release clause and signed a new contract to 2026 last fall. Newcastle have made preliminary contact with Porto but they are unwilling to come down from his high release clause.

Costa is probably a player Newcastle are keeping track of. Henderson is the number one target should Newcastle try to add a goalkeeper this summer. That will depend on whether Karl Darlow and Freddie Woodman can be offloaded.

Mark Douglas reported yesterday that Newcastle are currently targeting four players in Hugo Ekitike, Moussa Diaby, Sven Botman, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. A deal for Ekitike is very close.

There is work to do on the other three with Calvert-Lewin looking like a very distant prospect. There is also a claim from calciomercato’s Daniele Longo on Twitter that Botman prefers AC Milan, who will decide next week whether to bring him in or allocate funds elsewhere.


96 comments so far

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #81

    Unbelievable the way some posters go on, on this blog. Seriously WTF??????

    Thats me away (for now) got things to do.

    Mund,

    I’d not engage with that DrStrange is is making mischief over nothing. Just being a strange gloomy to$$er. So just see past the idiot as he cannot even explain what he was getting at 😆

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  • Mund

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #82

    Take it easy Fenham mate

    Speak soon

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #83

    Fenham to Chalfont

    He most likely meant why did you even want to randomly mention Jail in a post for no reason? I’m curious too, why did you do that for? Can’t be you missed him too much?

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  • Mund

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #84

    Why did he mention him?

    Why not?

    What is wrong with some of you?

    Making a mountain out of a mole hill 🙄

    I do find it funny when some find their voices at certain times but stay quiet on others.

    Says a lot

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #85

    Right I’m away !

    Feel free to slag me off and I’ll reach them all later , could do with a good laugh 😉

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #86

    Read *

    0
  • DrGloom

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #87

    do find it funny when some find their voices at certain times but stay quiet on others…..

    Maybe because we’re not all on this blog 24/7

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #88

    Jeez good work from Jeff Hendrick there

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  • Mund

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #89

    😆

    Touchy today aren’t we Gloom

    Diddums

    You can’t even explain a simple asked question ffs 🙄

    Seems you are causing dramas when there isn’t any.

    Grow up fella

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #90

    Mund

    Chill…Just trying to understand why. Having a hard time to understand why people dislike each other, yet kept trying to get their attention.

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  • Mund

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #91

    Tyran

    I’m chilled just trying to understand things myself mate like someone mentioning others getting slagged off when they’re not.

    Bit weird

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  • Mund

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #92

    And then asked to clarify they go hiding and won’t say a thing 😆

    That’s mad behaviour not the other way round

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  • Dubai Micky

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #93

    Speaking of cricket, anyone seen the documentary “Shane” on Amazon Prime?

    It’s got great reviews, that’s my night in sorted.

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  • DrGloom

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #94

    Touchy today aren’t we Gloom

    Diddums

    You can’t even explain a simple asked question ffs ?

    Seems you are causing dramas when there isn’t any.

    Grow up fella….

    Irony 😀

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  • Mund

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #95

    Still not a word Gloom

    Almost like you can’t explain it 😆

    Might be a good idea just to keep schtum next time eh

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jun 4, 2022 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #96

    Tyran21

    You’ve just caught me before I’m leaving out with family……Not sure if I’ve ever engaged with you on here before. But I’ve certainly never had an issue with you previously and find your posts normally OK.

    So, you’ve now jumped in and are curious too why I mentioned Jail I previous posts.

    I’ll explain for you now then shall I…. Jail mentioned yesterday that a tropical storm hit his resort (I caught up with the blog early this morning). So he didn’t post all night and still hasn’t, so tongue-in-cheek said tropical Mund has hit the Miami coast. It was banter yiu do know their history right, which I just laugh off now. WTF is wrong with posting any of that. How the f@ck is that slagging someone off? Are you also a full on snowflake? Read the posts back if you can be arsed digest it and if you can’t see what I was getting at and posted in a jovial way then your post was snowflake mug wet lettuce wummery…

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