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Change In Youth Target’s Manager Results In Renewed Interest From NUFC

One of Newcastle’s winter priorities is adding another top youngster to the ranks in addition to Garang Kuol. There has been no shortage of talented wonderkids attracting the club’s attention either domestically or from afar.

Some budding stars to hit the headlines recently includes Leeds right-back Cody Drameh and Velez Sarsfield playmaker Maximo Perrone. However, there was a talented teenager Newcastle were tracking before all these recent links came to light.

Early last summer, there were extensive links to Braga starlet Roger Fernandes. Newcastle have rekindled their interest in the now 17-year-old according to the latest from Sport Witness.

In June, there were a number of reports claiming Newcastle were preparing an offer that could reach £16m for the exciting winger. Ajax had already had a bid of £12m knocked back by Braga.

Fernandes was coming off a breakthrough campaign in which he racked up 11 appearances with 3 goals. He became the youngest player to play in the Portuguese top flight after his debut in August of 2021.

After catching the eye in a cup match last October, his manager at the time, former Swansea boss Carlos Carvahal, said the following about Fernandes, who was 15 at the time:

“It was unbelievable. I know football. This is not normal.

“I asked him the next day, ‘Where did you learn this? Who taught you? This is a complex position.’ He told me that he watched all of Braga’s games and when he had been told that he would play as a left winger, he spent all that day watching videos of Galeno (the injured player he replaced).

“He had studied his movements in the offensive phase, defensive phase and the transition.

“Wow. At 15 years old, this was something special. The modern young player does not like to watch full games but this boy had done all that he could to learn this position.”

A change at the top has resulted in a change of fortunes for Fernandes. In May, Carvahal had his request to terminate his contract granted. In came Artur Jorge, who dropped Fernandes to the B team, which plays in the Portuguese third tier.

According to reports in Portugal, Newcastle are hoping the youngster’s demotion leads to a drop in Braga’s asking price. No fee is mentioned in the latest report but his exclusion from the first team could significantly impact his value to Newcastle’s benefit.

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103 comments so far

  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #81

    Possibly true Raj but that would still suggest a lack of investment in Jan.

  • Regan

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #82

    Firstly to buy manure you need the quoted asking price of roughly £5b..
    Then there’s the squad overhaul..
    Then the infrastructure (basically building a new stadium)..

    About £7b before they get started 😆

    Like jail says.. they got no intention of selling..


    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #83


    Just putting out feelers?

  • Regan

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #84

    Manure will make one marquee signing I reckon in January..
    Rest is just a smoke screen..

    Now we know what a smoke screen is..
    Don’t we..

  • dazzler

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #85

    I see I was brought up last night and made one of a few reasons why a few people aren’t posting anymore. Not sure how valid that is since when I stopped actively posting both the bloggers mentioned were still very much a big part of the blog.

    But to give CH his due he is right about me; I am short and I am a c***.

  • Regan

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #86

    Imagine all these so called buyers saying..
    “Wish we’d bought Newcastle now “

    How unlucky..

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #87

    Well that was fun…just read the drunken bitchfest from last night. Raj, Munster, Taco, and Dazzler, it’s reassuring to know that you’re all bigger bitches than me! 😉

  • Regan

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #88

    Can’t remember off top of my head but…
    What crisis did manure have last time they wanted to sell ?..

  • the crown princes nashers

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #89

    i like the look of south korean no 4 played canny big lad as well

  • the crown princes nashers

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #90

    who gives a shit about man shite and liverfool

  • hibbit

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #91

    if this is the way NUFC and it’s owners are going to work in the future with the young’ens,
    we need our very own feeder club in Europe playing at a suitable level to acquire the required permits, whilst monitoring there progress daily,

  • Regan

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #92

    Exactly nashers..

  • dazzler

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #93


    Was it not when a fan group started sticking a load of stickers up around Manchester about the owners, and they tried to get the backing of some rich Man Utd fans to buy the club? Probably around 10 years ago?

  • dazzler

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #94


    It works for Chelsea (Vitesse) and Man Utd (Antwerp) so it’s definitely a model worth copying.

  • Regan

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #95

    I’ve probably bored the breasts off you all so I’ll catch up later..

    If it will let me sign in that is..


  • Regan

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #96

    That could be it dazzler..


  • Dubai Micky

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #97

    manure are listed on the NY stock market, their current value on there is $2bn, so why would anyone pay double that? The glazers have taken over $3bn out of the club (through debt/interest and dividends to themselves).

    Chelski was sold for $2.5bn after costs, why would anyone pay $5bn for manure which also has $1bn of debt (approx)?

  • the crown princes nashers

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #98

    considering the contempt that man shite and liverfool have had over us the past few years, then id love this to happen to them

    our last owner and a family member buys man shite and liverfool and do to them what they done to us, 14 years of ownership running both clubs on a shoe string budget ran by just a few people and watch them drop into the abyss, having shite direct signs all over both inside and outside there clubs at a £1 per year advertising revenue coming in …………………………

    if this happens then ill be happy but very much doubt it

  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #99

    Hibbit, they may well go down that path. Makes sense to get a club in Brazil or Argentina too.

    If it was me I would select small clubs in all of these countries:
    France or Germany

  • the crown princes nashers

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #100


    how the hell do these clubs run massive debts up and still be able to do transfer deals at such high fees is beyond me, spurs are the same owe over a billion yet still do transfers, should be a new rule brought in cant buy players if your in debt all debts must be cleared before transfers can be done

    that alone should ruin man shite and spurs and god knows how many other clubs in world football

  • WLtoon

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #101

    My heart bleeds for Manure followers, Boo Hoo, look at us , we are on the decline.
    Only worth 3.5B with players most clubs would of died for over the years yet their fans are moaning as though they`ve had a rough ride.
    Try being a fan of any of the north east teams and you will know what true loyalty is following clubs that have won nowt , and have been fed scraps over decades, where getting promotion to the top lge has been a highlight of following your team.
    Its no wonder i cant stand the glory hunting plastic fans of clubs like Manure, and it wouldn`t surprise me one bit if they start buying tickets to follow the awakened giant that is Newcastle United, and unfortunately for some of us, we will be edged out of watching our beloved Toon.

  • SirRhosis

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #102

    Magic, are the Koreans as fast as Greyhounds, or is it just because that is their staple diet?

  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 24, 2022 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #103

    Crown Prince, it is because debt and losses are two different things, clubs can be in as much debt as they like and still be fine from an FFP point of view as long as their losses are not too high.


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