A new claim has emerged on Newcastle’s interest in Roma center-back Roger Ibanez. The Brazilian was initially linked earlier in the summer with reports that an approach was made.
Sport Witness has a new report backing that initial claim. It states that both Newcastle and Tottenham made inquiries for Ibanez. Roma were not willing to come down from his almost £70m release clause.
At the time, Newcastle were in pursuit of Sven Botman, who soon joined from Lille. What is interesting about Ibanez is that he is right-footed and could be seen as a potential replacement for Fabian Schar.
Ibanez joined Roma, initially on a year-and-a-half loan, from Atalanta in January 2020. His stay was made permanent in the summer of 2021 for the bargain fee of £8m. The 23-year-old has been a mainstay in the side with 110 appearances since his arrival.
Newcastle are continually being linked with talent from Brazil with Monaco’s Vanderson being linked recently. Ibanez arrived in Italy from Fluminense joining Atalanta in 2019. It didn’t work out in Bergamo but he has thrived under Jose Mourinho in Rome.
Ibanez fits the bill as a young ball-playing defender. While Mourinho deploys three center-backs, Ibanez anchors the backline and has earned a call-up to the Brazil national team for this week. He could be one to watch in the coming transfer windows.
41 comments so far
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:04 PMComment #1
Just sang some Sam Fender, got a bash off my girlfriend. She can’t understand Geordie
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:07 PMComment #2
Izak scored, that’s what he’s here for, to take that penalty when the Captain wanted to take it. Pressure! What Pressure!
He’s going to be great.
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:10 PMComment #3
Mrs slightly impressed by Sam Fender, but massively impressed by Marc Bolan. T-Rex one of the most under rated bands ever.
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:16 PMComment #4
After travelling since Sunday, today we came across and through the Pyrenees, wow, impressive, finally made the Spanish Coastline.
While filling up with diesel I had to go and pay, some bloke got out of his car opened the van door, where my bag purse and new phone were on the dash board, luckily My husband who was still filling the van up, noticed, he went around the van there were three blokes. Luckily the theiving bstards flew off empty handed,
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:17 PMComment #5
TRex, yes loved them.
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:25 PMComment #6
Has everyone left the he blog?
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:26 PMComment #7
I haven’t had the time to catch up, has anything major happened I may have to back track a week,
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:32 PMComment #8
Yes, everyone has left the blog, there’s only you and I left !!!
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:37 PMComment #9
Very valid point there mate, Isak simply can`t do it all on his own, for example the service he got in the Bournmouth game was nothing short of shambolic, i actually felt sorry for the lad, it must have been so frustrating for him.
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:37 PMComment #10
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:37 PMComment #11
and girl i’m just a jeepster for your looooooovvveee and i’m gonna suck ya.
Carltoon…If you want to read the same opinions on VAR over and over, it’s a good read. If not, you’ve missed nothing.
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:42 PMComment #12
I see you and you and your hubby are back on your travels again, i hope you both are having a fantasic time? Keep safe young lady
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:43 PMComment #13
If Wilson had of been fit…… maybe we wouldn’t have signed Isak?
But if we did he would have been given a 15/20 minute run out in place of Wilson if we were ahead or alongside him if we weren’t, instead he’s had to play the lone striker three times in a row, Nunez, the £80M CL striker didn’t have that thrust on him.
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:46 PMComment #14
Great to see we have tied down the young Geordie Maradona to a long term deal.
Wonder if we see more of him or if he will be loaned out this January. I’d be starting him over a good few names who have been making the match day first team. Definitely think we will see some moments of quality before not to long.
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:47 PMComment #15
If they knew who they were messing with they wouldn’t of dared 😉
Glad to hear you’re having a good time
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:47 PMComment #16
Since Eddie Howe took charge at #NUFC last November, Adam Bartlett has gone from U23s goalkeeping coach to the club’s head of goalkeeping.
Great to hear the ex-Gateshead and Hartlepool keeper is flourishing behind the scenes at Newcastle
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:47 PMComment #17
Zonghou Geordie says Isak is not worth £65M. Morgan Gibbs-White was £45M
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:48 PMComment #18
Delighted to commit my future to this huge club and continue my boyhood dream. Really excited to be a part of the coming years
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:50 PMComment #19
Don’t know if this is a good stat or a bad one.
Highlights he is getting in the right areas but also highlights he isn’t doing enough in those areas
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:51 PMComment #20
Gibbs-White wasn’t 45M straight up
But I don’t think we have over spent on Isak either
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:52 PMComment #21
Bruno Guimaraes has seen one of the biggest valuation increases in 2022 of any Premier League player, according to Transfermarkt.
Since signing for #NUFC in January, the Brazilian has seen his value increase by £18m.
Also a big increase for Joelinton.
Sep 21, 2022 at 4:55 PMComment #22
I totally agree with your post, due to injuries young Isak was thrown straight into the deep end with no time to get acquainted with his team mates never mind getting used to our style of play, under those circumstances i think he has been very impressive HWTL
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:01 PMComment #23
I agree with you regarding the standard of service Isak received, which is why I’m so surprised the narrative has been around getting more from Isak. Given his pre-season form I went into this season much more hopeful that Miggy was going to be the next in the long list of players transformed by Eddie Howe. I’ve knocked that notion on the head. He’s never going to cut the mustard here, as nice a lad as he is. Will be a good squad/rotation option once we’ve upgraded but that’s about it.
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:03 PMComment #24
WorB thank God, I thought you’d all left and never told me where you were all going. 🙄
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:04 PMComment #25
Well with what happened at the petrol station I’ll need a stiff drink, to calm me down.
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:06 PMComment #26
Ibaza, I’ll read back tonight when I’ve had a drink I promise.
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:08 PMComment #27
Fenham to Chalfont
Sep 21, 2022 at 2:07 PM
Re the calling me silly when I mentioned you and Nottingham Forest in the same breath IMO is not a silly comment. To be fair, you really do talk up Forest so much onna daily basis. Why didn’t you talk about them (Forest) when they were in the championship if you had such a passion for them…I recall you only mentioning them since they came into the EPL?
What I posted late on last night was a response to you, where you clearly thought that you felt NUFC VAR decisions didn’t go against us and were mainly balanced and fair. I 100% totally and utterly disagree with what you said. I think the vast majority of proper NUFC fans will have my back here, we’ve been screwed over this season without a doubt…
As you know Forest oh so we’ll and talk/big them up on a daily basis, all I asked you was how do you feel Forests VAR decisions have gone this season? How is that a silly comment? Please advise…
I’ll tell you why its a stupid comment
1. I didnt say the VAR decisions were fair. Go read back, you are confusing me with someone else. What I said was that its always best to look at decisions with club loyalty at heart. Its a general guiding rule – i didnt say i was happy with VAR or that they were fair and balanced last night
2. I mention Forest about once a week, not daily, because they come up here a lot.
If you are going to criticise, do me a favour and try to be accurate Fenham, ok?
Is that clear enough ??
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:09 PMComment #28
Carltoon – 2 main stories around nufc.
Elliot Anderson has signed a new contract and Isak has a knock which prevented him from training with Sweden!
Enjoy your trip 😀
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:13 PMComment #29
Carltoon…You’re a sick puppy. I like it.
Sorry to read about your experience at the petrol station. You get more and more of that these days. We had an issue in Valencia a few years back, whilst driving back to England.
Loaded the bags into the car, outside the hotel. Went back out after checking out the hotel to find a flat tyre. Had to empty the back out to get to the spare. There were 5 of us all standing there, but somehow 3 laptop bags went missing. Happens a lot apparently.
Enjoy that drink and your hols.
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:15 PMComment #30
When I was a boy in Newcastle in the 1950s I would by fish and chips at a shop on Elswick Road not far from Park Road.
Also pasties from a shop nearby. Great food. I think the best fish and chips were at a shop on Delaval Road just down from Westmorland Road.
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:21 PMComment #31
I replied to your post on the previous thread. Don’t want to offend nym with a non-foota related reposte. 🙂
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:23 PMComment #32
Bartlett is a west-denton lad. Knew him when he was non-league keeper of the year when he was at Hereford. Glad to see he’s kept up his career in football. Especially now he’s on Eddie’s team. 🙂
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:24 PMComment #33
Ruddy I agree the service to Isak was poor, but I felt he could have influenced the game more, by getting across centre backs more and by coming short at times. He was starved of possession because of our poor supply but I felt he might have changed tack a little. Its not a bit criticism, i’m as pleased and excited as anyone else
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:25 PMComment #34
Was cooking for me and the bairn.
Yes mate, if ya break outta china!!!
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:26 PMComment #35
The origins of the Lee Mason school of decision making
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:37 PMComment #36
2 goals in 3 games speaks for itself though. I’m not saying he’s devoid of any criticism, what I’m saying is there are others who deserve it long before he does. Isak in 3 games has scored more league goals as Miggy managed in all of last season (before anyone starts, Miggy made 30 appearances last season)
I know it seems as if I’m picking on Miggy, but I’m really not. I’d love for the guy to do well, but he, Fraser and Murphy are so woefully lacking in offensive output it’s baffling why anyone would look to Isak before any of these guys.
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:40 PMComment #37
I get your point about Miggy mate, i still think he would be a very useful squad member and could be better utilized coming of the bench say the last 20 minutes when opposition teams are getting tired, he is a great lad and gives 100% for the cause in every game, he is actually probably my favourite player, it will probably take another 3 transfer windows to get a much stronger squad Ruddy, just my opinion HWTL
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:45 PMComment #38
Did you not see my reply to you the other night about meeting us lads for a few drinks and a bit of craic before the Brentford game mate?
Toon fans bad
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:47 PMComment #39
It’s amazeballs that Miggy has that many touches in the opposition penalty area yet is still being more or less totally ineffective offensively!
I do feel others should be punted before Miggy though, as those games when we’re 1 up away from home and just need to see the game out, he has the work rate needed to contribute in them kind of scenarios.
When we are at full strength ie. Shelvey, Bruno, Big Joe, Maxi, Wilson and Isak I think Miggy is ideal for tightening up and replacing Maxi or Isak to finish close winning games in a 4-5-1 maybe.
Also in open games where he has plenty space in front of him he can be useful offensively. He was a great outlet for Rafa up top with Perez and Rondon, however we’ll probably never play that way under wor Eddie.
I’m a bit torn on the lad to be honest, but I keep leaning towards that work rate of his that we’ll need in certain games as to why I’d keep him for a while yet. Probably get our money back on him or near to it when they sell him down the line.
Fenham to Chalfont
Sep 21, 2022 at 5:48 PMComment #40
#27 this is the last time I will engage with you on VAR matter’s, but I must respond:
After so much deliberating last night re VAR decisions going against NUFC in the main where I highlighted the fact we were robbed out of 5 points potentially 7 that would have had us sitting pretty in the top 6. You responded with the below late night post:
“Fenham thing is, you have to look at decisions logically. A decision is either right or wrong, and being a mad Toon fan is largely irrelevant in the circumstances, if you know what I’m saying”
Trust me I have looked at the decisions logically and I cannot get my head around why those making the decisions have managed to get so many glaringly obvious decisions wrong, all at very critical stages of the game. That what I cannot get my logical thinking around.
Please note*. As you know I live down south so engage with many other supporters of different clubs and apart from one (a Liverpool fan who defended the 9mins, but funnily enough accepted Isak’s 2nd should have stood) every dodgy decision that’s gone against us all the neutral fans have said to me “you were really hard done by” some even suggesting “you’s are getting stitched up” so my question to you dear fellow is, if all these other nuetral fans can see the wrong doings of VAR against us this season, why can’t you or a very small handful minority of others off here see it. As the 10’s of thousands of true NUFC fans are doing their nuts. I’d add Eddie, his coaching staff and his sqaud will all feel aggrieved. But Eddie being the professional, will say we can’t change the outcome so let’s dust ourselves down and move along. However how many times can he say this.
So I’d give it a wee bit more thought when commenting on VAR as you do as if there is nothing to worry about, because if it continues as it is. It will keep us around 10th / 12th. But you carry on thinking all is well, or may be just your fishing technique.
Also be careful with that tone at the end of your post #27 its not needed on here. OK mate 🙂