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Report Claims Chelsea Will Beat Newcastle In Wonderkid Race



Over the weekend, it was reported that Newcastle have identified Vasco da Gama midfielder Andrey Santos as the top target for the winter window. The Northern Echo claimed the Magpies were set to make their move after months of links to the playmaker.

However, Sport Witness is citing a report from France’s Le10Sport that Santos is close to committing to Chelsea, who seem to have come out of the blue for the talented teen. Barcelona was Newcastle’s closest competitor according to recent reports.

The French outlet’s angle on their report is that Chelsea have edged not only Newcastle and Barcelona but also PSG for Santos. There is some discrepancy in the reporting as the price quoted is just €15m which is around half of his previously reported valuation.

If this report is accurate, with considerable emphasis on the ‘if’, Newcastle have other budding stars on the shortlist. There are continual reports that Velez Sarsfield playmaker Maximo Perrone is high on the wishlist.

The Argentine club’s sporting director is none other than former Magpie Christian Bassedas, who roamed the midfield at St. James’ Park in the early 2000s. Newcastle World recently reported that Bassedas was on Tyneside to tie up a deal for Perrone. Though the claim arose from a podcast in Argentina.

Whether it’s Santos, Perrone, or another young gem, Newcastle are determined to add youthful quality to the ranks in January. Garang Kuol’s move becomes official while links to right-backs Harrison Ashby and Cody Drameh refuse to dry up.

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347 comments so far

  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #122

    Ah!

    The old, Asymmetric standing about, 20/30yds apart, routine.

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  • niafron

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #123

    @Peter…

    Pffff…

    I know who is Asterix ( else i would have been sentenced to jail for being a traitor to the nation), i just asked why you spoke of him.

    3
  • IrishRob

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #124

    Almiron would have buried that!

    2
  • Romford mag

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #125

    Kane off Wilson on !

    1
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #126

    Is anything useful happening in the England game? This match is enthralling!

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #127

    Weah

    Offside?

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #128

    I somehow went from 4 clear goals to 4 clear Gaul’s and the Asterix popped up. No idea why, just how my brain processes.

    Not having a pop, just chatting.

    2
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #129

    Taco

    The crowd ain’t even happening!

    1
  • IrishRob

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #130

    Wish so badly Wilson got 40-45mins. He probably won’t even come on but if he does you can bet it won’t be enough time for him to get into it.

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #131

    Tbh Brazil trance Spain Portugal will surely be watching this and losing no sleep over this england team.

    If England had been in a group with teams like Uruguay Denmark Serbia I feel they could easily have been out.

    3
  • niafron

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #132

    If it wasn’t for a single inch, it would be 2-0 for the USA ( goal ruled out for off side )…

    Half time.

    The iranians really need to wake up.

    2
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #133

    Definitely need a striker on the field.
    …and a midfielder… Madison and Cal.
    Oh! And Trippier.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #134

    Probably because you are French, we meet you in last 8 (Thank you Jane) I would suggest. Plus my brain does not run linear, you probably already know that! 🙂

    1
  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #135

    I know it’s been debated on here…but even though Pulisic may not be the “world class game changer” most don’t want him here for but that goal today epitomizes the type of player he is and I think Howe would would be a great fit for him as he is such a team player and always gives 110%.

    3
  • check the toastie

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #136

    We are utterly useless.

    Slow awful international football.

    Just why. Team of player who press and love smashing teams and we sit off.

    Understand why Henderson plays as he gets them at it. Just chased the back four down as the front three dossed. Mostly Kane.

    Kane is washed. You heard it here first. Over.

    5
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #137

    Don’t think Rashford is doing much, swap him for Grealish

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #138

    I’d like to see Grealish or Madders come on for Rashford at HT, more realistic to hope for is Southgate telling him he’s got 15 minutes to make an impression or he’s getting hooked.

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #139

    investinyouthtoon,

    Technically, this is the hardest group. All 4 teams top 20 FIFA ranking.

    How? Do not ask me.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #140

    Clint, Weah was off apparently, great finish though.

    2
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #141

    INdiana!!!!!!!! 100% please

    1
  • niafron

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #142

    @Peter

    Well, don’t want to be unpleasant, but if Wales score now ( juste one goal ), we will NOT meet.

    Not until the final anyway.

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #143

    ctt,
    He’s got 12 PL goals in 16 games and is carrying an injury.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 29, 2022 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #144

    EGB,
    Snap 🙂

    1
  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #145

    If Rashford comes oot for the second half..

    Soothgate oot…

    Wish that chance of Fodens (the two back heels in the build up) had of gone in,they would have talked about that for decades.

    0
  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #146

    The Taco Taker

    As it is that`s the USA going through although they had a few chances to increase their lead, i can see it being a tense second half specially if the USA drop deep to try and defend their lead.

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #147

    Taco

    Aye, half a body off!
    Nicely done tho’.
    He looks decent, in the moment, type.

    0
  • Adamn_92

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #148

    Let Kane play behind a striker. He can do his link up play and stay deep as he loves doing. But then you have the benefit of someone like Wilson who will actually be on the box or making runs across the 6 yard box.

    2
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #149

    Niafron, I must have misread. I thought regardless of France/England being 1st or 2nd. We meet in last 8. Will look again tomorrow. Would be a good final mind.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #150

    ATiA,
    I agree with that and if we could get him on loan until Maddison’s price drops….. he might even do enough to make the move permanent.

    1
  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #151

    We don’t pass n move.

    We don’t press.

    Hardly shoot.

    Defensive tactics.

    Pretty much useless

    1
  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #152

    Mind, the football has been surpassed, by the toe-curling condescending commentary.

    Embarrassing…

    3
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #153

    AnyToon, he would not be my first choice signing (but then I want Chiesa, Isakson etc)

    I do feel that Pulisic would improve the squad though and our appeal in the USA and to an extent more widely than the USA. He would be a far better player for us than R7 (and some people give similar reasons for siging R7)

    2
  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #154

    We are very comfortable at the minute,until the young Forest lad tucks one away.
    we need a goal sharpish..

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #155

    Pulisic is a team player, so I’d take him.

    Ash

    Commentary sucks, huh?

    1
  • niafron

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #156

    @Peter

    Quiet simple, France is almost sure to win is group, so if you finish second, you will be in the other half of the tournament.

    So we could meet only for the final.

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #157

    and no Tripps for free kick

    0
  • SirRhosis

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #158

    Foden liveliest player on the pitch so far

    0
  • Romford mag

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #159

    Get in rashford

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #160

    Oooo!

    0


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