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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

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #241

    Game of 2 halves. I was just about to post “get Rashford off now and being Wilson on” just as I was about to post he scores that free kick. He had a decent second half crap first.

    Still think England have so much to offer than what they’ve delivered so far. We need to get on the front foot a lot more, I’d play Kane behind either Rashford or Wilson. He plays to deep for a No9.

    Senegal will be a tough game make no doubt about it, very creative and full of strength and energy. Will be a hard game. But we have enough to beat them

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  • ottawageordie2

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #242

    No way that’s a penalty for Iran.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #243

    Me
    Put Kane in midfield and Wilson up front if they want to press. Kane does not do the press

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #244

    USA through to the last 16 also, a lot of emotional tension in that second half. Carter Vickers of Celtic played very well at the heart of the USA defence.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #245

    Regan
    Henderson v Senegal, uh oh!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #246

    Not bad hey? Almost as if Southgate knows what he’s doing. 9 goals, 7 points, qualified easily, Kane has 3 assists, Rashford 3 goals, defence looks solid. Love it.

    Bring on Senegal on Sunday!

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #247

    When we get to the quarters against France.

    Our main concern as fans,has surely to be, what do we do with Slabheed?

    Coady perhaps?

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #248

    Kane is too slow…pens only!

    Holds the team back.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #249

    With the weird negativity around England and Southgate, just have a look at SBR’s results in Italia 90 during the group stages…

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #250

    Are people for real?? Maguire has played well and proves he’s excellent in international football, Kane has 3 assists and he’s scored bucketloads in the PL this season, Henderson had a solid game too. Were people watching the game to have criticisms of any of those players?

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  • niafron

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #251

    Well deserved win for the USA.

    They suffered at the end, but Iran really started to play too late to hope something.

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #252

    I keep saying there is no outstanding teams in this World cup so from that perspective England have as good a chance a any of lifting the trophy.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #253

    Wales were really lacking… don’t remember ever hearing Bale’s name.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #254

    I keep saying there is no outstanding teams in this World cup so from that perspective England have as good a chance a any of lifting the trophy.

    Totally agree Magic.

    The results this World Cup seem to have more head scratching moments. They beat (team) they lost to (team).

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #255

    Assassins

    You are a proper poster, a decent poster that talk’s football topics mainly. Not like that loonie lefty Lesh that only comes on here to target good football folk. He is a disgrace to the blog.

    Calling people out as not allowed to have an opinion as in his mind a poster has not posted for a length of time to be allowed to post an opinion so therefore doesn’t have a right. That’s enough to chase new posters away from a football blog who want to come on here to talk football matters…All he does is spout toxic political shite. Never talks football and is nearly as toxic as that fisherman from Monster.

    You are a good poster and bring a lot to the blog…Unlike the lefty loonie man that is a hater who IMO brings absolute zilch of positive energy or football chat or even sport chat to the NUFC Blog (which is desperately needed) This scroat of a man is nothing but a bore and is so tiresome With his relentless shitehousery, Lefty political and negativity.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #256

    Magic – maybe no team stands out but there are lots of very good teams with excellent players in their squad. Lots of strength in depth.

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  • Regan

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #257

    Clint..
    I heard his name just before the second half when they hooked him..

    😆

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #258

    TDS

    Maguire has hardly ever let England down in the past,you need to look at the fixtures he’s played in to put it in perspective.

    Since he’s been an England regular our qualifying matches have been a joke.
    Moldova et al etc..

    If he starts against France it will be a bloodbath,IMO obviously..

    And IMO he’s pretty shite.If it was offered to Man U as a straight swap for say Coady or Stones.You would hear the hand being taken off,even from deepest down south, Smiley emoji… My emoji generator isn’t working,have they changed them?

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  • Romford mag

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #259

    Assassins

    Any chance of putting up a working link this time! 😉

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  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #260

    Fenham the funny thing is I’ve been on the blog as long as him, back in the day he was exactly the same, opinionated little 👿

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #261

    Regan

    Mr anonymous… didn’t even notice.
    😀

    Cal did great!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #262

    Assassins – I was looking at SBR’s record in Italia 90. Drew against Ireland and the Netherlands, then scraped past Egypt 1-0 to get through the group. Plenty of teams have lost or drawn against poorer teams in the group stages and got onto the semi final, final, or even won it overall. It’s just football, every team can have a poor game and every dog has its day.

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #263

    Clint Flick

    Bale and Ramsey have both been shocking in this World Cup, well past their sell by date mate.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #264

    Rom lol that was to show its available for someone to start their own blog. 😉

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #265

    Ash

    Yep!

    Wales didn’t even show up, did they?

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  • Regan

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #266

    Swap maguire for stones.. 😳

    Sure…. How many bags..

    😆

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #267

    Magic

    I know, sad really, mate.

    Expected some fire!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #268

    Ash – Stones and Maguire are similar. Don’t forget that it was Stones getting pelters a few years ago for making a few mistakes. You’re way off base with Coady though, if top teams wanted him in the summer he wouldn’t have moved to Everton would he?

    I’ll never understand why there’s always an England player who is the current figure of fun.

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  • Regan

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #269

    All in jest of course..

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  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #270

    TDS, couldn’t agree any more with your post @262.
    A team like Senegal could win this damn thing the way teams have been performing.

    Disclaimer, not saying Senegal will win it.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #271

    Assassins

    I know you’ve posted for a long time, I’ve only posted a measly year, but I’ve read for a long time on here so therefore knew you have posted a whole and bring so much more to the blog than the night creeping stalker that is called Lesh the leftie loonie.

    😉

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #272

    TDS

    You’re missing the point.

    Man U don’t want Maguire…

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #273

    Assassins – it’s what makes football exciting for me. Would be pretty bloody dull if the best teams always won stuff. Leicester won the PL, Denmark & Greece won the Euros, and Sunderland got promoted last season…miracles can happen to the lesser teams!

    It is true…you never know, Senegal could be a surprise package and win another match or two. I still think we’ll be massive favourites but funny things can happen…

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #274

    This WC has been a strange one where many weaker nations have upped their game and closed the gap. This WC could quite easily be the tournament where it’s the underdogs year.

    It’s a breath of fresh air to see the gap close. As in the EPL there are no easy games now.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #275

    On a completely different stage left, two things will make me happy this World Cup.
    One: Wilson gets his goal and Trips (free kick).
    Two: When it’s over and I don’t have to use this damn FIFA World Cup Fantasy and it’s damn errors.
    Ok, add on making three, End of World Cup and in Jan we get Maddison.

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  • jane

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #276

    England v Senegal 7pm Sunday

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #277

    Ash – he might not suit the way the new manager wants to play. I remember Stones being out of favour for a while at Man City but he managed to get back into the team.

    Will find out in January whether Maguire stays and competes for his place under the new manager or leaves. I still think he’s a very good player, albeit been below par for Man Utd for a while. Been solid for England though.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #278

    Apart from Wales they weee like a league 2 team tonight 😆

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #279

    Was really hoping Wilson was going to get a goal too! It’s great that he’s played in the World Cup now but a World Cup goal would be even better! Only thing topping that for England would be a trophy…

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #280

    Weeeee? Were*

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