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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

  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #281

    Fenham

    I hope you’ve got ya kneepads and rimming tongue guard on.

    H&S First after all.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #282

    Wilson done well when he came on, very unselfish player and has the tenacity and intensity that has been instilled by wor Eddie which that England team will desperately need as we progress

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #283

    Fenners is the Mary Whitehouse of the blog. Came on with a puritanical purge thinking he’d clean the place up and rid the blog of evil. He’s actually become one of the worst polluters of the lot, not a day goes by where he isn’t laying in to one of his perceived enemies.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #284

    Couple of posters wanted Rashford off the pitch —good call—NOT.

    Please please leave such suggestions out and wait for the more knowledgeable football connoiseurs to comment.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #285

    Ashingdoon

    “kneepads and rimming tongue guard”

    I don’t possess such PPE as I don’t recognise such way…you most be speaking from experience when rimming the little fat behind of your master Raj.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #286

    Poor grammar -it is “Wilson did well”

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #287

    Equipment * not way.

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #288

    Assassins

    Evening mate, i personally think the biggest obstacle England have over the years is their press and media and fans who put far to much unrealistic pressure on the England national team fella, and it`s been like that for a very long time, it must be very hard to play to your true potential under those very difficult circumstances mate.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #289

    Raj of Hailsley
    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:36 PM
    Comment #283
    Fenners is the Mary Whitehouse of the blog. Came on with a puritanical purge thinking he’d clean the place up and rid the blog of evil. He’s actually become one of the worst polluters of the lot, not a day goes by where he isn’t laying in to one of his perceived enemies.

    Sounds like you are talking in the mirror that Raj

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  • Mag52

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #290

    Solid performance by England first half, slaughtered the opposition in the second.
    Southgate showed by his selection, his substitutions and his management of this team why he has more World Cup victories to his credit than any other England manager.
    Oh but hang on a minute !
    He’s a southerner ! He can’t be any bloody good then can he !

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #291

    Magic

    Our biggest obstacle moving forward is Maguire..

    Keep up fella 😆

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #292

    Mister Tuff

    #284. Aye I was one that thought Rashford’s first half was shite. He was frustrating, then fair play to the lad sprang into life. Great second half.

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #293

    TDS

    I never said there was any poor teams in this world cup mate, i`ve been watching world cups from the 60s and in most world cups there have been 3 or 4 really outstanding teams, but it`s not the case in this world cup which i`ve alluded to on the blog before a ball was kicked in this tournament, and i said it would be a very open world cup and about 7 or 8 teams had a genuine chance of lifting the trophy mate.

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #294

    Ashingtoon62

    Ash your incorrect mate, it`s actually tortoise Maguire 😀 😀 😀

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #295

    Magic,
    on a serious note

    The true English footy fans, on the whole see through all the press bollix and suffer the commentary.
    I don’t think the players, would necessarily feel any more pressure than normal.
    I would hope not anyway,as most of them are used to playing in front of far bigger(demanding) home crowds.That has to count for something.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #296

    Pug keeping quiet on this argument Doh!!

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #297

    ” I’ve been only posting a year…” , says Fenham

    You must hold the record for the amount of poisonous bile posted in 12 months. And a superb amount of self congratulatory nonsense.

    Take a bow, Fats.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #298

    Evening Magic, totally agree, I think this has been going on since 1966 or at least since 1970 onwards.

    It it weird though how England have only had World Cup once and United States will have had it twice at the next one.
    Mexico, France, Italy and Brazil have had it twice.

    It would be nice if they gave it to England, Republic / Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland as joint hosts, like they did for South Korea and Japan and USA, Mexico & Canada 2026.

    Only way all five teams could get there at same time I imagine.

    Come on FIFA, whisper, ok, ok, how much you need?

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #299

    Magic – I wasn’t arguing, just discussing. Even some of the weaker teams in the WC have some decent players now and the chance of beating some bigger teams.

    With globalisation this was bound to happen. Top players from lesser countries are now playing in major leagues. Qatar are the only team at this WC who are no hopers.

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #300

    Magic

    I raise your Tortoise to Tugboat

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #301

    Assasins

    It will take at least three decades, to let the Euro Wembley debacle blow ower. 🙁

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  • jane

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #302

    well done USA. pleased for the US posters and blog owners.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #303

    Mr Tuff

    Aye I got that call wrong! 🙂

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #304

    Assassins

    I agree mate and very surprised the world cup hasn`t been staged in England from 1966 but think the next world cup will be staged in the British Isles which will inclued both parts of Ireland, although there is no stadium big enough in the North at the moment, the biggest stadium is windsor park where N Ireland play but it only holds i think it`s 18, 500, but they will soon be starting to build a very modern GAA stadium in Belfast with a 34,000 capacity. Assassins don`t the British Isles have a bid lodged for the next European Championship mate?

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #305

    Ash only one more level. Pugboat, And yes, he has had paws on my Thames launch

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  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #306

    The team played better once Rice was subbed off.

    Phillips did well. Henderson OK, but he played a few stray passes if the 1sr half.

    But subs worked. Well done.

    Simply put two defensive mids doesn’t really work it stifled our ability to attack.

    Hope this proves a worthwhile learning exercise that we can’t wait an entire half to attack. (did this to our cost in euro final, changes far too late).

    I still don’t rate Southgate that high with the attacking talents that he seems unwilling to use. (way too cautious)

    Maddison (if fit) would’ve been a good option today.

    Kane doesn’t look fit.

    See how the game goes this Sunday

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #307

    1912 mahogany launch

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #308

    TDS

    I guess it`s very good for football that the so called lesser countries are closing the gap and making the major tournaments a lot more interesting and competitive mate.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #309

    Magic, rugger stadiums?

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #310

    Some games do not require 60,000 in group stages

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #311

    I do not want to be annoying, next world cup is in Mexico, Canada and that place in between.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #312

    Magic – my thoughts exactly. As long as the World Cup is exciting and inspires lots of conversation then it’s good news!

    Some very good players playing for the likes of US, Wales, Ecuador, Senegal, and Poland.

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #313

    Ashingtoon62

    As you`ll remember the Charlton brothers bringing the world cup to Ashington all those years ago, if England are victorious and do a tour of Ashington again i can just visualize you running up alongside the team bus all excited begging Tortoise Maguire for his autograph 😀 😀 😀

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #314

    TDS@312

    Well said TDS i totally concur my friend.

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  • jane

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #315

    by my calculation Tunisia will qualify tomorrow afternoon if they beat France and Australia and Denmark draw.

    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/soccer/news/world-cup-group-d-table-standings-results-2022-australia-france/ozhd6exe5jf0s8lt3kyczuoq

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #316

    Sir Peter the Pug

    Peter there are no big stadiums in N Ireland for any sporting codes, but lots of big stadiums in the South of Ireland for all codes Football Rugby and GAA

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #317

    Eventually England got there after a poor start. Perhaps still not a convincing performance.
    I would guess they’ll not get past the next round unless they radically change the team which that toss pot Southgate will not do. A bit of anti English has been revealed by a few not even saying well done or good second half.
    Miserable gits.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #318

    Magic.

    Here’s what happened. Plans for a joint bid between Great Britain and Ireland to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup have been dropped in favor of bidding to host the 2028 European soccer championships.

    Maybe a testing ground for another World Cup bid 2034 but honestly they should have gone for the World Cup.

    It would be great for fans young and old to see some world class teams and players.

    Here’s the thing though, if they did win the bid for the World Cup what part would they take from each country for the mascot.

    Kilt can cover Scotland, Dragon for Wales, so far we have a kilt wearing dragon, now for some more add on’s for Ireland and Scotland. Suggestions welcomed.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #319

    Jack Charlton – see they have just erected a statue of him in one of the parks in Ashington- will be down there in the next couple of weeks -might see if I can check it out.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #320

    Add one’s for Ireland and England. Opppss

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