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Journalist Names Market Newcastle Are Hoping To Tap Into

Newcastle beat out Barcelona to sign teen wonder kid Garang Kuol. The forward will spend the next month with Central Coast Mariners before heading to Qatar with the Australian national team.

Kuol’s capture shows the reach of Newcastle’s scouting network which is looking to find gems across the globe. The increased budget for the academy should see these types of signings on a regular basis moving forward.

I’s Mark Douglas understands that Newcastle are determined to land a marquee prospect from South America after Kuol. He confirms reports from last month that contact was made for Vasco da Gama midfielder Andrey Santos.

The 18-year-old is rated at around £30m after signing a new deal last month. He is tied to the Brazilian club until 2027 and they are in no rush to sell their prized asset. Director Paulo Bracks said the following after the news broke of Newcastle’s interest:

“Vasco does not have, under this new management, a need to sell athletes. There will be financial stability at the club. Obviously, business will happen. But within an acceptance. From normal negotiations.

“Vasco’s contracts will be stronger and stronger. There is no proposal on the table. Many people approached him. A lot of people who shouldn’t, by the way. Andrey is a Vasco player, with a secure contract. If there is a possibility to negotiate, we will. But not this year.”

Vasco da Gama’s season wraps up next month and Santos has turned into a key player. He’s made 28 appearances, all starts, in Brazil’s second tier with 7 goals and was involved with the U20s at the national level over the summer.

These are the types of youth signings Newcastle will hope to bring in. While his price tag is very high, adding potential world-class stars is going to be an aim in future windows.

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22 comments so far

  • Romford mag

    Oct 7, 2022 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Gotta love a Brazilian 😉

  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 7, 2022 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Wait until PIF buy a Brazilian team. We’ll have a conveyor belt of players. 😉

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 7, 2022 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Man City at home to Southampton..
    Double figures is definitely on.

  • toonluvva

    Oct 7, 2022 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Happy Anniversary for the Take Over.

    Special thanks must be given to Ed Harrison for taking us through those dark days under our previous owner, and also Neil for carrying the torch forward as we move into better days.


  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 7, 2022 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Vask, I still have spelk in my bottom!

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #6

    I see that one throwaway line in a 10 verse poem concerning Magicmac has reignited the accusation that I’m unfairly targeting Mund and thought I should respond.
    Firstly, I have no issues with those calling me out over the matter but if the man himself doesn’t seem bothered then I’m not sure why anyone else is.

    The days of him throwing a tantrum and crying to admin appear to be over and as he has long since adopted an ‘Ignore’ policy regarding my submissions nothing I post leads to any outbursts.  Therefore I don’t see where there’s a problem?

    As most are aware, I endeavour to bring something a little different to the table by producing the occasional humorous (hopefully) and topical poem purely for the shits and giggles, which as we all know is fine until somebody giggles and shits!

    There is no malice whatsoever in any of my poems. I just find Mund highly amusing and therefore he provides good copy.

    I particularly like to select some of his ironic statements to provide said humour.I don’t recall ever being overly offensive, although I accept this is subjective.

    For example, I’ve made a few rhymes about his stature (which some may consider offensive) but this is purely due to him and Tom constantly deriding Jail for being a ‘short-arse.’   This went on for a couple of years until he posted video footage revealing himself to be about 5 foot tall – well, howay man, how funny was that!

    I also think it’s funny when he adopts the tone of an evangelistic preacher.
    I think it’s funny when he talks in cliches
    .I think it’s funny when he calls out others for –
    A lack of self awareness.
    Having an aggressive manner
    Jumping into other peoples spats
    And the best of all, accusing others of double standards

    This is where I get a lot of my material. Yes, others get involved in spats and controversy but they aren’t something I can work with as often as they don’t contain the same level of irony.
    (TDS explained this eloquently in his posts on the subject yesterday. – He gets it!) 

    As I’ve said before I’ve written many a poem about the club as well as about a dozen or so other posters.(some several times)  It’s not always about Mund but I’m sure you understand that until very recently he accounted for what seemed like half the traffic on here, so for that reason and those highlighted above, of course he is going to feature more heavily than most.
    As I said, there’s no malice involved. It’s just a bit of fun and not to be taken too seriously.
    ‘Banta’ in rhyme if you will.

    I hope this explanation appeases a few.

    I apologise for prattling on longer than Fenham reminiscing about the good old days in the West End!


  • cyprus

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #7

    On the game last night, no I didn’t bet, saved me a fiver :).

    On Saudi, you don’t want to go there, figuratively speaking or literally. Was there for a week. It’s like you’ re stepping into the middle ages. Scary and surreal. Maybe what’s happening in Iran, which is ahead of them btw, will help.

    Won’t be commenting on this again or coming back with answers, this isn’t the forum for that.

    Win Vs Brentford.

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Coming Home will be on tonight to say that was the worst poem he’s ever read!


  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #9

    I’ll spare my repost 🙂

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Of course now I’ve been handed some new material l couldn’t resist a quicky (ooh err missus)…

    There once was a man from the Tees
    Who appeared to be cut off at the knees
    When he cropped up in rhyme
    As he did all the time
    His friends would say “Less of that please”

  • cyprus

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #11

    You been at it again Bard?

    I need to go back through all those posts to find it?

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #12

    What poem The Bard?

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Ahh, a Delorean moment 🙂

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Unless it’s been taken down in record time 😮

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Bard, stick it back on

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Just referring to the Magicmac poem from a couple of days ago where I was called out by a couple for the line where I inferred Mund was riff-raff.

    (I just needed something to rhyme with laugh!)

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #17

    That was a good poem

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Not clever enough to be a scaff (older) 🙂

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Btw Peter I saw you describe me as a blog treasure!

    That post has 6 hearts, so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the kind words and also thank the other unknown fella who hearted it!



  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #20

    I just felt a shiver, must have been a draught.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #21


  • Small World

    Oct 7, 2022 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #22


    My thoughts too on Saudi. There are a number of places in the world I wouldn’t want to visit or do business. The Middle East is a home to a few of them.

    However, I would never like to interfere in their lives or criticise their culture even though it differs greatly from mine. Hence I have had no problem with the take over.


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