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Two Alternative NUFC Targets Are Closing In On Premier League Moves



One of Eddie Howe’s primary objectives this transfer window is to add goals to his squad. This has proven to be a difficult proposition in the early stages of the window as quotes for top targets have proven restrictive.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin was identified early as the preferred striker. Everton basically put a not-for-sale sign on the striker during initial contact. It would cost in excess of £50m to pry him from Goodison.

Backup option Ivan Toney, who Newcastle sold for under £1m four years ago, has a similar price tag. Brentford quoted £50m for the 26-year-old to return to St. James’ Park.


A couple of other options have been named in reports today. Mark Douglas, with i news, is reporting that Chelsea’s Armando Broja is being monitored. The 20-year-old had an impressive spell on loan last season at Southampton.

West Ham are reportedly preparing a bid for the Albanian. The Hammers have just added center-back Nayef Aguerd from Rennes for £30m. It would take around that amount to land Broja. That seems like a very steep fee considering an agreement for Hugo Ekitike is around £26m.


Chris Waugh, in his latest for The Athletic, has revealed that Newcastle have watched Taiwo Awoniyi of Union Berlin. The 24-year-old bagged 20 goals in all competitions last season. He managed just 5 during an injury-plagued loan spell in the German capital the season before.

Awoniyi joined Liverpool in 2015 but never made an appearance for the Reds. He’s spent the majority of the past six seasons on various loan spells throughout Europe. Union Berlin brought him in permanently last summer for £6.5m.

As with Broja, Newcastle would have to act fast as Nottingham Forest are close to reaching a club-record £17.5m fee for the Nigerian. Forest are also close to landing goalkeeper Dean Henderson of Manchester United.


34 comments so far

  • Legolas

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #1

    First.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #2

    sorry, you were second. I declined

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #3

    I absolutely hate all of you, Especially WoRB… because you make me come back.. Just watch your ankles

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #4

    lego, you could go on a run… go for it

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  • Legolas

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Pug,

    Only facts matter, and I am numero uno. 😉

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  • Legolas

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Nah, I can’t be bothered.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Well, i won’t stop you. Sir Pugalot’s walk time

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  • Small World

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #8

    BUS:
    This talk of season tickets has made me think of an issue which I don’t believe has been resolved.

    All premier league teams were given an instruction to locate visiting fans pitch-side to improve atmosphere and also optics for TV. We were given dispensation to not comply for a season or two to allow us to make necessary provision.

    Nothing appears to have happened. Does any one have an update?

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 22, 2022 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Season ticket holders.
    We had this conversation a while back, and the actual number is relatively low (can’t remember exact amount). Don’t we need to allow at least 3000 away fans as well?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Nobody knows EXACTLY what is happening re Botman and Ekitike. Not much info is coming out at all – believable info.

    So it is a bit daft to say this is happening or that is happening – we just do not know – folk are going to have to hang on a bit.

    My person speculation is that we are getting them both.

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Wey aye Tuffers

    By next week we will have 3 new players on the books.

    Just want to get these 3 done and see what targets could be next

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #12

    “Patience is a virtue”

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #13

    person = personal

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  • Small World

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #14

    clinath@ed: I think it is 5% minimum, therefore just over 2,600 in our case. You then have to factor in seat block sizes, an in our case it worked out as 3,000 or so maximum. This may change if the away supporters are moved as per my comment.

    It doesn’t appear to be happening this season

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  • The Last Jedi

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Raj going on about going to games alone is him hoping Mund would volunteer to go with him but Mund isnt getting the hint. Be kind Mund and go lol

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #16

    I’ll add Bruno’s mate Paqueta onto my list.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Small World. You know more than me mate. The 5% sounds familiar

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Paqueta is the only one I want

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #19
  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #20

    I hope for Botman, Ekitike, Paqueta, Diaby and a couple of youngsters for the books like Fernandes and a couple of others

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  • Scythe

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Mund
    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:12 PM
    Comment #36
    I’m all for people standing up for what they think is right but if that’s the case they should do it all the time not just hand picked moments…

    Can’t be all righteous on one thing but not all

    I know this will probably ‘set you off’, but I have to ask – how come you’re not practicing what you preach? Coming Home was blatantly homophobic on multiple occasions last night and you’ve not said a single thing about it, have you?

    I’m sure if it was one of your regular adversaries you’d have called them out on it, yet you’ve remained totally silent and turned a blind eye to it.

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #22

    They need to stop making good shirts as that’s the 3 kits and the warm up kit I want now!

    Gunna cost me a fortune

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Surely kids size’s won’t cost that much 😉

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #24

    😆

    You’d be surprised mate

    I think the XXXXL is a bit more tho 😉

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #25

    That shirts a belter! 🙂

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #26

    Ah feck!

    Is that the biggest they go 🙁 😉

    1
  • The Mighty Quinn

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Should have done that with the home kit in my opinion.
    Mund I have to disagree with you on the kits, the blue and gold one is the only decent one. The other 2 are just meh.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #28

    another mint shirt.

    Mund I think you said elsewhere that Eki and Botman are deffo coming, or you are fully confident

    What are u basing that one mate?

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  • onmeedsun

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #29

    I do like that blue.
    Why can’t we play in it?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #30

    We’ve now missed out on 13 players this summer. Looks like Botman and Ekitike are going to Villa.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #31

    *on not one

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Did anyone else see the vid on u tube, with Mike Ashley selling the new b/w top, minus Fun 88?

    Maybe discussed already?

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  • FUBARsteve

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Raj, reference back to my last post about Calvert-Lewin and Ekitike.

    I think we need 3 good strikers in the team to cover the season and have good cup runs.

    Wilson and Calvert-Lewin both have their issues with injuries, which is no secret. So in my eyes, and in answer to your question about where you would play all three of them, I would rotate Wilson and Calvert-Lewin and try to keep them both fit, because when they are fit they are both assassins in the box. Ekitike is unproven in the prem, but is definitely a massive talent. I think he would grow a lot working with the other two.

    Anyone else reading this and wondering what I’m on about, I put a post out of my dream signings for this window, and Pope was in there. 1 down, 6 to go.

    Pope
    Botman
    Calvin Bassey
    Diaby
    Paqueta
    Ekitike
    Dominic Calvert Lewin

    £200 million should do it…..(joke, it’s just a wishlist)

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  • The Last Jedi

    Jun 22, 2022 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Rabiot has rejected us. Didnt want him anyway.
    Berardi wants to leave would be a good signing if we cant get Diaby or Carrasco.

    I mentioned Joao Felix and Fabian Ruiz other day and now we are linked

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