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Newcastle Appear To Have Come Up Short In Pursuit Of Young Brazilian



Newcastle have had a second bid for Flamengo wonderkid Matheus Franca rejected according to a Brazilian report cited by Sport Witness. Newcastle made their move for the 18-year-old last week with an offer of £14m.

That bid was rejected with negotiations continuing over the weekend. However, it now appears Newcastle’s second offer has been rejected with Flamengo’s demands proving too much for a compromise.

It was noted last week that Flamengo wanted £18m for their versatile youngster, which put Newcastle just £4m short of landing a budding superstar. Newcastle’s second offer was reportedly only slightly higher than their first one and soundly rejected.

Flamengo are also demanding a sell-on clause of 50% of any future sale be included in the deal. It appears Newcastle have balked at both the fee and the added clause with a third bid unexpected.

The report also has the following comment from Flamengo director Marcos Braz, who would not confirm Newcastle’s bid:

“We did not put Matheus França up for sale. He is not for sale. Flamengo are not interested in negotiating Matheus França at this moment.”

Newcastle’s pursuits of two promising 18-year-olds may have come up short. It was reported earlier today that Real Valladolid’s Ivan Fresneda will head to either Arsenal or Dortmund with Newcastle out of the running.

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89 comments so far

  • magicmac54

    Jan 23, 2023 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Back of the net

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  • Wor B

    Jan 23, 2023 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #2

    #Freethehedgehog

    4
  • magicmac54

    Jan 23, 2023 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #3
  • Not another deJong

    Jan 23, 2023 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Not another Brazilian

    1
  • magicmac54

    Jan 23, 2023 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #5
  • WLtoon

    Jan 23, 2023 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #6

    I must be one of a very few who wouldn`t mind Gordon in the ranks, this lad can perform and has energy to burn, he would fit into our style of play immediately with his speed and energy absolutely perfect for our high press.
    Do fans really think if Gordon`s attitude was that bad Howe would entertain him?, Every single one of our current signings has a spot on attitude and is a full on team player, and i think with the right players around him Gordon could be perfect for us.
    I don`t give a monkeys what the Everton fans think, they always have something to moan about and it appears Gordon is their go to to take out their frustration of supporting a team who are total pants.
    Give this lad a chance if he does sign, targeting him before he has even kicked a ball for us won`t help in the slightest.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jan 23, 2023 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #7

    We don’t want a reputation for being caught short with young Brazilians

    4
  • scott

    Jan 23, 2023 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #8

    WLtoon

    It’s just a rumour atm that we are interested in Gordon so could just be a rehash from the summer rumours!
    If Eddie & team indeed do see something in him then that would be good enough for me but at this point I’d definitely say we could do better!

    2
  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Jan 23, 2023 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #9

    I’ve no issues with this, when the other team make impossible demands you walk. If we give in to one club it will simply open the floodgates with every transfer. You have to be prepared to walk away from a bad deal.

    11
  • investinyouthtoon

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #10

    On the subject of ticket allocation to nufc members, like many have said it is a pure lottery as to where you are in the queue. It has bugger all to do with his menu home and away matches you’ve been to recently.

    As an example for a few months now I’ve logged on on various methods, ie laptop desktop pc and phone, and logged in in all, you could be number 1 or 13000 in the queue, I’ve been number 13000 ish on my laptop number 8000 on my pc and number 1000 on my phone, whichever one gets through first is the only one I proceed on. I’d guess many many more people do it that way also. Then you have those who phone the box office, would nufc have a way of sorting fans based on their recent ticket purchase merely by telephone number? I think not.

    3
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Wow so we now have it that EH wants to/will sign Gordon from Everton. Hahahahaha.

    No he bloody doesn’t. He would cause bother and in any event Everton will not want to sell him.

    So nothing to see here ——- move along please. Please do not speculate to the point of lunacy.

    Also DCL no thanks another idiot.

    I’ll have to remind some of you boys after the window closes that yeez were talkin a load of shite.

    4
  • WLtoon

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #12

    scott,

    If Maddison was the option yeah i would agree, i doubt he will be going anywhere atm though .
    Like you say it could be BS about Gordon, just thought id make a comment on it.

    4
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Why the foot would Everton get shot of Gordon now

    I also don’t get the hatred for the lad,on this blog?

    He likes to wear weird strides,so what?

    The morns headlines.. “Toon sign Gordon” 😆

    4
  • investinyouthtoon

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #14

    # how many – not his menu

    1
  • DKillers

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #15

    TDS, I replied on the prior post to your question about the reason for my frustration. Quick summary – Wilson and Joelinton up front doesn’t look to be working. Isak and ASM are being relegated to bit player status. Eddie’s reasoning was weak.

    4
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Mister Tuff,

    Why would Gordon cause bother?

    Has he got a history of it,at Everton?

    There are some proper weirdo’s on here mind…

    12
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #17

    When Wood left EH stated that a replacement who excites fans is what they were working on…
    Unless there is a hidden gem in the offing that hasn’t been reported, then Gordon looks like the kiddie… A typical Howe type of player who gets up and down with bags of energy and speed..
    I hope we will judge him from a clean slate and give the kud a chance if he does come .

    17
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Mr Tuff… I think you’re gonna be surprised re Gordon … Watch this space…I reckon he’s coming.
    Maybe a small wager is the order of the day ..

    2
  • WLtoon

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Mister Tuff,

    Fair enough, you will probably be right, but i hope you hold your hands up if Gordon does rock up this window, and indeed you do admit that it is you who was talking shite.
    It`s all opinions here, nobody other than the people who count knows fook all

    13
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Or even a large wager if you’re game…

    3
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #21

    On ASM,Eddie just doesn’t trust him.With good reason anarl.

    If you watch the CP game back,as soon as ASM came on PV had Nathaniel Clyne warming up.Obviously with the intent of giving BDB a roasting.

    Clyne hadn’t been on very long and CP had a break,the camera panned oot and Maxi was at least 30yds offside..Lazy….

    8
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #22

    Spot on WL.

    He looks like an Eddie player and maxi has gone backwards under Eddie as they just don’t suit each other’s games.

    It could well happen

    2
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #23

    DKillers – we are in 3rd place still so things aren’t going that badly. I’m not sure what is wrong with ASM as I’d love to see his skill harnessed for our team and create some more attacking threat. I do find it very strange that he’s gone from our key man and biggest attacking threat to a bit part who comes off the bench in a similar way to Murphy. I don’t know if the issue if fitness, health, personal issues, tactics, or discipline but there must be something we’re not aware of.

    Regarding Wilson, I think he’s at the stage of his career where he doesn’t haven’t to train that often and knows his body well. Plenty of older players have trained rarely in an effort to be fit for matches, so I suspect that is the case with Wilson.

    Isak is a different situation though. He was out for a long time and needs time to strengthen his body and recover from an injury plus more time to get used to the rigour of PL football and the way our team plays. I’d absolutely love to see him starting every game for the rest of the season as I want to see a £60m striker banging in the goals but I’d also rather he doesn’t get injured because he’s been rushed back.

    I’d like to see us sign more attacking options, especially on the wing.

    1
  • NY Mag

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Betty,

    How much is a large wager?
    Asking for a friend 🙂

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Ash Clyne was surely brought on to counter Asm rather than attack BDB as their left back was on a yellow I think and looking leggy.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #26

    NY…. I’m open to offers…

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #27

    Tds we have done well but we have scored 1 goal in 4 games. We need to alter things as our style of play is becoming predictable. We need goals from midfield and more from the right wing. I’m hoping Eddie rotates wingers as Maxi was decent on the right and Miggy is left footed. Can’t get my head around why he doesn’t try this to ask different questions.

    2
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #28

    TDS

    See post 21 regarding Maxi.

    IMO obviously..

    Short and succinct.. 😀

    2
  • WLtoon

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Gordon odds for next club, from oddschecker
    Newcastle 5/4
    Spuds 5/1
    Chelsea 10/1
    Arsenal 16/1

    Just a bit of Tomfoolery from WLtoon

    2
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #30

    Sorry, the Rabbit has sent me the perfect avatar. How do I ask the Blog Meisters to change it?

    0
  • FollowFollow

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #31

    Ashingtoon #21. It was the opposite way around. Willock was already flying past Ward at will and his prayers were answered when he came off. When ASM come on they needed Clyne’s pace to defend – they had no thoughts about attack at that time.

    0
  • NY Mag

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Betty,

    I don’t bet big money on topics I have no knowledge of, 50 pence, final answer 🙂

    2
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #33

    I don’t gamble at all. Everton – with the sacking of Frankie boy will be putting a block on everything which will include not putting Gordon up for sale.

    Amazing we now learn EH like this type of player. Do not think I’ve heard him saying that.

    As I say I’ll remind you speculators at the end of the months of your poor predictions.

    2
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #34

    WL Toon… Was just about to post the odds. Lol. .He’s 5- 4 to sign for us….
    I’ll bet at even money if there’s any takers..

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Mister Tuff… Howay man….. Just have a little flutter for a bit of interest… You seem sure he’s not coming…

    3
  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Read some of the nufc fan pages on FB.

    Well over half dont want Gordon (can’t say for certain as I’m not reading them all)

    Its all on his attitude. He’s comes across as a very unpleasant character. Dives, cheats, constantly argues.

    People call it the dark arts of the game. I don’t and never want that from nufc.

    I want a team that tries, any wins being largely deserved and ultimately one I can have pride in. Gordon isnt that type of player.

    Don’t want him. Id leave him at Everton. They surely will go down.

    3
  • WLtoon

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Looks like EH will be playing his strongest possible team tomorrow judging by his comments, and so he should being a semi final with no game next weekend.
    No excuses for this one.

    4
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #38

    NY ….. OK done…. It’ll go towards the dinner you’re inviting me to when I come,over there in four years…
    I’m expecting red carpet treatment…

    0
  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #39

    We’ve been linked with 106 Million Brazilians , sorry male population.
    I actually think most if not all of these stories are completely bull shit.

    4
  • WLtoon

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #40

    betty`s,

    What makes you so positive that Gordon will sign? im just curious

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