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Newcastle Contemplating Move For In-Demand Star This January



Mykhaylo Mudryk’s meteoric rise over the past year has planted him high on many clubs’ wishlists. Mark Douglas, in his latest for i, is hearing from sources that Newcastle are definitely one of those clubs.

The 21-year-old is expected to be in high demand when the winter window opens. The Premier League is most likely where he’ll land, if not in January then almost certainly next summer.

In addition to the Magpies; Arsenal, Brentford, Everton, and Liverpool are all contemplating moves for the Ukrainian. Brentford had a bid knocked back in August with Shakhtar wanting close to £50m for their budding superstar.

That is a significant price tag for a player who was relatively unknown this time last year. However, his qualities are made for the English game. He won’t turn 22 until January so his ceiling is very high.

Newcastle are in the market for a winger to match the game-changing ability of Allan Saint-Maximin. Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby is also a potential target and would be an equally stunning addition.

In addition to a winger, Newcastle want someone to unlock defenses as well as a defensive midfielder. These priorities won’t all be addressed in January. Splashing out £50m on one target could hinder other arrivals.

However, a player like Mudryk could make an instant impact similar to what Bruno Guimaraes did last January. Newcastle could also look at bargain deals to offset Mudryk’s outlay such as Lyon’s Houssem Aouar.

A deep-lying midfielder may be able to wait until next season with Jonjo Shelvey primed for his return. Aouar’s creative ability is more pressing as is another attacking threat to combine with or cover for Allan Saint-Maximin.

Aouar will have just six months left on his contract in January. Lyon will not be able to haggle too much on a fee as he’ll be off for nothing in the summer. A combination of Mudryk and Aouar would be an accomplished window that addresses pressing needs.


93 comments so far

  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #41

    The F.A should show a pair and put him, and us out of our misery.

    I wasn’t looking forward to this World Cup anyway,for mainly timing reasons.
    Though it would have been nice to go into it with some hope..

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #42

    Oh dear Popey ffs 🙁

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #43

    He still needs firing.. 😀

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #44

    Well at least we won’t have to worry about Pope getting injured on international duty.

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #45

    I hope that doesn’t affect him for us, that’s his England career done 😥

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #46

    A Pope blunder and it’s 3-3

    Disclaimer: not watching said game,this came through a whatsapp group. 😀

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  • Assassins Inc

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #47

    Shit, feel bad for Pope. Pickford will be smiling.

    God damn it, really wanted Pope to get the nod for the World Cup.

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #48

    Poor from Saka, didn’t realise he was that slow.

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #49

    Who scored and assisted England’s 3rd goal btw? I was taking a leak.

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #50

    I watched the last England game and Pope looked scared shitless,yet he seems fine at St James???

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  • The Taco Taker

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #51

    Pope would not have been number 1 regardless. Feel for him though. Macguire will get away with his mistakes but Pope won’t

    🙁

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  • Ace50

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #52

    Rob. Kane scored from a penalty…great penalty btw. It was from Bellingham getting hammered

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #53

    Cheers Ace.

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #54

    If it’s any consolation then Pope was never going to get the nod while T Rex was fit, but I don’t think Pope will start again after that. You don’t get that many chances when there’s other competition and unfortunately Pope blew his. Hopefully we show him loads of support on Saturday.

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  • Ace50

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #55

    Pope looks a bit nervy. Maybe it’s the dysfunctional defence in front of him, or he feels like he had to try and be too perfect…not sure. He definitely hasn’t played his normal game

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  • Ace50

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #56

    I think he will be fine Nij. He will get lots of love from the toon, and rightly so

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #57

    Bellingham is pure class, Two players I’d above any others in the early I’d love at nufc are Bellingham and Musiala. I get the feeling Musiala will never leave Germany though. I just think he’s going to be one of those players.

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #58

    Just seen the pen, that was VERY Sheareresq

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #59

    When Potter drops Mendy,we need to be all over that..

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  • Assassins Inc

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #60

    Honestly if Maguire goes to the World Cup England are fcuked.

    Southgate, take big Dan. You may need him with his silky play out of defense and those long legs tackling and add the height for corners for and against. Dan Burn The player for any World Cup manager.

    Assassins Inc Approves this message.

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  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #61

    Harry errrrm Kane

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  • The Taco Taker

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #62

    IrishRob, I think you are right about Musiala, unlikely to leave Germany imo. Bellingham will, probably to Lpool.

    🙁

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  • Ace50

    Sep 26, 2022 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #63

    Yeah Taco. Talk of some sort of swap + cash with Keita going to Germany

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 26, 2022 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #64

    I didn’t see the game but I did watch the last one and Bellingham didn’t stand out.
    The commentator couldn’t stop mentioning the number of games he had played in the Bundesliga though.
    Sancho hasn’t exactly set the prem on fire but I haven’t seen any Jarmin games to know how good Bellingham is.
    Any Bundesliga watchers out there?

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  • jimiley

    Sep 26, 2022 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #65

    Sometimes you watch an England game and know a player has played his last game.
    Pope looks nervous wreck playing for England.
    I hope it does not affect his Toon form. Southgate would rather pick Ronnie Corbett

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  • jimiley

    Sep 26, 2022 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #66

    Bellingham might sneak into not Toon team ahead of Longstaff or Murphy. Close call.

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  • Ace50

    Sep 26, 2022 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #67

    He was better this game Ashingtoon but I can’t see all the hype. I get much more excited watching Bruno 🙂

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  • martoon

    Sep 26, 2022 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #68

    A good confidence boost for England before the World Cup but it’s probably going to paper over the cracks of the problems with Southgate’s team selection. Why he is selecting Maguire when he’s completely out of form and not even getting a game for Man U is a complete mystery – he was directly responsible for Germany’s first 2 goals. Even more annoying is when Southgate first got the job he said he would select players on their current form but NO he’s done what every other England manager has done and selected his favourites!

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  • Not another deJong

    Sep 26, 2022 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #69

    Tomato or Gherkin?

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  • Romford mag

    Sep 26, 2022 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #70

    Gherkin

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 26, 2022 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #71

    Gherkins are awful……but so is maguire 🙁

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  • captainmarvel

    Sep 26, 2022 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #72

    Pope and McGuire lost that game, both looked 3rd rate..
    Pope does not look good enough, he was very weak under pressure. Way too weak..

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 26, 2022 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #73

    Agree with the comments about Maquire – he has not played well for a long time he needs dropping.
    Southgate is a right knacker he needs firing. One or two say support him but expect he will fail in the World Cup. If that is the case why not peddle him now and get somebody else in- he’s bloody useless.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 26, 2022 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #74

    Aye and a bit of a howler from Pope – he did look a bit nervy.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 26, 2022 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #75

    What does failure look like for England at the World Cup? For me a quarter final place is the minimum expectation, par. Anything less is failure. Getting knocked out at the quarter final is average.

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #76

    Bit gutted for Pope, he’s been excellent in the PL all round but fluffed his lines last night. He’s not the first England keeper to do so and won’t be the last. All the travelling fans on Saturday need to show him some love to let him know the toon army are right behind him.

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  • Not another deJong

    Sep 27, 2022 at 6:17 AM

    Comment #77

    What do you call it when you keep losing, stick by the same team and expect a different result?

    ‘Being managed by Steve Bruce’

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  • Not another deJong

    Sep 27, 2022 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #79

    Eng v Ger Highlights from Channel 4 but strange that the commentary team have changed.

    https://youtu.be/X-mDcsvCGuM

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2022 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #80

    Shame Pope didn’t grab his chance to seemingly cement himself as number 2 to Pickford. I think I read that Pickford hasn’t made a single mistake leading to an England goal so that’s why Southgate sticks with him.

    Maguire on the other hand…it’s one thing being loyal, another playing a player who hasn’t let you down, and another picking a player who fits your style of play BUT when a player is woefully out of form for his club, making mistakes for his country, and seems shot of confidence, he can’t continue to be selected. I’d love him to come good again but he can’t go to the World Cup on current form let alone start.

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