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Eddie Howe’s Shortlist Shrinks Again As West Ham Trigger Forward’s Release Clause

Sky Sports is reporting that West Ham have triggered Maxwel Cornet’s £17.5m release clause with the forward now en route for a medical. Newcastle held talks on a structured deal for Cornet last week.

Here is the latest from Keith Downie on the 25-year-old.

David Moyes added Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo earlier in the window and now has Cornet as another attacking option. The Hammers will not have to fret as much over striker Michail Antonito’s fitness as in previous campaigns.

West Ham have also agreed on a deal for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana, though personal terms have not been reached. Everton have jumped into the fray with reports claiming Onana prefers Goodison Park.

Newcastle will have to remove another target out of their pool of targets, which Eddie Howe admitted earlier in the week was not a vast one. Hopefully, another surprise bid, à la James Maddison, is in the offing as reinforcements up front are sorely needed.

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60 comments so far

  • The Prince's Mate

    Aug 4, 2022 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #41

    Eddie should keep his list out of the rain…I think its shrank enough

  • Arthur Romsdale

    Aug 4, 2022 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #42

    I’m pleased Cornet is gone elsewhere. I would like us to have players with a winning mentality. We shouldn’t be shopping in the bargain basement for players with a losing mentality that contributed to relegation only the season before.

  • magicmac54

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #43

    Ben Jacobs is on the NUFC Matters show tonight folks, starting now at 6pm HWTL


  • Mund

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #44

    We’!! Bring in better than Cornet

  • coming home

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #45

    I feel confident we will sign 2 before deadline day
    Either Maddison or Paqueta and a surprise young striker

  • SirBobbytheGreat

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #46

    We haven’t really strengthened. Botman looks ok, but he might struggle in his first season. Pope was a good signing for the money, but Dubravka is number 1.

    Targett was a poor signing at £15m. He’ll be exposed again this season.

  • Ashingtoon62

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #47


    Nowt aboot fluffing marra,just pointing out what you are.

    Or it might be easier to say what you aren’t,you are definitely not a sane person..
    Fancy coming on to a Toon blog and saying you have been told confidential contract information ffs!

    It’s about time some one pulled you up,the more leeway you’re giving on here,the more outlandish your claims are…
    Grow up ffs!!!

  • Mund

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #48


    For someone with a lot of football knowledge but the useless variety you must have found a way to bypass your IP address to keep getting on this blog.

    Word of advice if you want to come back on but pretend you’re not the former poster Kets then I’d say change your tact fella…

  • coming home

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #49

    I was just about to reply to sirBobby then I realised

  • SirBobbytheGreat

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #50

    It’s normal for different people to have similar opinions. I’m sure that a lot of people we agree with the above comments.

  • Darnik

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #51

    Haven’t posted in a while but just had to say it is sooooo obvious kets is sirbobby, you’re fooling nobody pal every post convinces me more and I’m with dazzler, Neil or Ed do your stuff 😉

  • SirBobbytheGreat

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #52


  • Mund

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #53


    You are just a daft old fart to me fella so I couldn’t give two foots about you but you have this weird obsession with me carried from your chieftain who you fluffed up constantly on here.

    Hand on heart Ash I haven’t judged you for having this enjoyment of fluffing up other men but please keep me out of it. It’s not my thing mate. Just remember no means no…

    Letting your dislike boil over like you do and have done for a long time, well it’s kinda sad and pathetic for a grown man who is a grandad.

  • coming home

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #54


    Come on man Mund posts things he has heard
    It’s up to the reader how they determine it, some of us are sane enough to interperate it and judge what we believe, its all about the toon

  • Assassins Inc

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #55

    Newcastle news, it has been reported that Lady GaGa and Beyoncé are on a list as potential signings.

    The above story is probably more real than us going after Cornet.

    Fcuking hack lazy ass Journos.

  • SirBobbytheGreat

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #56

    Surely you should be banned for swearing.

  • Arthur Romsdale

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #57

    Targett is a strong premier league full back.
    But he doesn’t improve us as he was already here. Really we’ve only signed Botman and Pope. Decent defensive strengthening.

  • SirBobbytheGreat

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #58

    Is Pope better than Dubravka? Time will tell.

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #59

    What’s all this about outlandish claims. Who said what?????

    Is it more world class golfing sessions, world champion cycling races, longest swimming sessions, world class running . All by blog members.

    Ooops and the tallest Toon fan ever.

  • Ashingtoon62

    Aug 4, 2022 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #60


    I know you like the odd Toon podcast 😀

    Do you never listen to Pod on the Tyne from the Athletic?
    Caulkin and Waugh,hosted by Taylor Payne..
    It’s a good listen and IMO miles better than anything Wraith et al hoys oot..
    You don’t need to be a subscriber to listen.
    There have been a couple of really good ones recently,a couple of weeks back probably.
    One birth of the Toon 30 years on and then one with Derek Wright as a guest..
    They are all available just google pod on the Tyne..

    The one after the Derek Wright one,focuses a bit on Darren Eales and has an American MLS expert on,a good listen but I dare not go any further not with Mund on the warpath.. 😆


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