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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

  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #41

    Apparently we tried really hard to sign him in the summer…!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #42

    My only gambling is doing the Lottery a couple of times a week.

    Nowt else.

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  • Davas

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #43

    I’ve not seen much of Gordon to have an opinion. He played well against us once and seems to be the type that opposition fans love to hate. It would be great though to see the Everton fans reaction, if we did sign him and he was a runaway success. 🙂

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #44

    WL…. Just got an instinctive feeling based on how we really tried to sign him in the summer .. No ITK knowledge…. Gospel.

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  • FollowFollow

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #45

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

    This is another of our positive signs. All my life, we’ve been at the bottom of the league in this regard.

    All of a sudden, we’re amongst the best. No coincidence.

    Just need to up our game at a few elements – we don’t seem to moan at the ref much and we haven’t had a winner in the 99th minute- and we’ll be there.

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  • NY Mag

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #46

    Betty,

    Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten 🙂

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #47

    Toonarmy of Frogs good post about Gordon – just about sums him up nicely.

    Beware of man wearing dodgy strides and carrying a handbag.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #48

    billy no mates..

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #49

    Munster – Almiron was playing above his average level earlier in the season so that was never gonna last. We’ve known about these problems since the beginning of the season though, it’s one reason I predicted 8th as our finish. Our defence is bloody excellent but we were always going to struggle to score goals comparatively.

    Let’s be honest…Miggy’s goal return was a surprise to us all, Joelinton wouldn’t be expected to score many, and there aren’t that many goals in midfield.

    This is also why I’ve said we’re overachieving. I wanted to sign a winger in the summer and I still do.

    Swapping players on different sides doesn’t make much sense though. Eddie doesn’t have to do that in a match, for fans to see it, in order to decide if it would work or not. He can try that in training and look at all sorts of metrics about those players to decide if it’s worth doing.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #50

    Thanks blog. Your response has been underwhelming.

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #51

    Betty,

    Fair enough mate

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #52

    I can`t make the home game for the semi`s but ive got the shift off to at least, so ile be in the local with the rest of the lads getting sozzled to see us secure a place at Wembley, well hopefully.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #53

    Ash – that would be an attitude or tactical issue then. I didn’t notice the specific incident though, you sure he didn’t go down injured or something?

    I don’t have a problem with an attacker focusing on attacking either.

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  • Wor B

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #54

    Peter

    Attach your new pic to an email and send it to admin requesting a change to your avatar.

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  • DKillers

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #55

    TDS @ 23, no disagreement from me with anything you’ve said. Although I will say, I find it very difficult to believe that Isak can’t give us more than 15-20 minutes right now. Instead, we are pushing a very injury-prone Wilson, while his contribution has been limited, at best.

    Again, thrilled with everything that has been accomplished this season so far. But it does feel like at times, Eddie is hesitant to make changes. Joelinton and Wilson up front isn’t really working. From my recollection, I feel like we’ve played better with Joelinton in midfield with Bruno.

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  • Great White Hunter

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #56

    WLtoon, Adam, Regarding Gordon, I posted 2 weeks ago that I thought Eddie fancied buying him, Personality I think he,s a bit of a dick,but he,s only 21, and if he was to move away from scouse land I think Eddie and his team could massively improve him. Also I think the mentality of the likes of Trippier,Schar,Laselles etc… would change his attitude and immaturity. He has played for the England young ins and a lot of Premier league games so at his age if we can get him for £30 million he could be a good buy IMO. Anyway I can see good and bad,but in Eddie we trust. My prediction for tomorrow Southampton 0 – 2. Newcastle, ps I,m rubbish at predictions,lol. Cheers GWH

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #57

    Pug – if this is a picture of you in your Speedos by the pool, can you give us some warning please? I’ve just eaten.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #58

    DKillers – I’d like to see Joelinton at LW very occasionally. It’s the position I’d most like to see us strengthen this January unless ASM is suddenly going to kick into gear. Bruno, Joelinton, Willock, and Longstaff as central midfield options is decent enough, although we need more depth there to cover for injuries.

    I do agree that is strange how little time Isak is getting. He offers a lot more than Wilson so I’d love to see him get more minutes. He’s probably working up to match fitness though, he was out for quite a long time. He’s got into some great positions when he has played but has looked a little rusty to me.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #59

    Pug

    On your PC scroll to the bottom of the page.
    Need a link if you are using a mobile (I don’t have it).

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  • Not another deJong

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #60
  • WLtoon

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #61

    GWH,

    Great post there, i think if the Gordon rumour does have legs then i trust our coaching team to get the very best out of the lad.
    Danjuma going to Everton by the way.

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #62

    TOF @36

    You talking Gordon or Tripps,this is a genuine question?

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #63

    Flash Gordon
    Gordon the Gofa
    Gordon of Khartoum
    Gordon of Everton

    Take your pick really

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #64

    Haven’t we got more goals from the mids than strikers?
    That’s where the paucity lies.

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jan 23, 2023 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #65

    The only problem I have with Gordon is, he’s a hot head and gives away far too many free
    kicks with reckless challenges

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #66

    No matter who comes in, whether they’re my preferred option or not, they’ll get 101% support from me.

    Trust the process!

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  • Great White Hunter

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #67

    Betty, We have similar opinions regarding Gordon, good age,pacy,aggressive, has an attitude, can upset opponents and win a few free kicks,penalties etc….. yes dodgy haircut and a fancy dresser, crazy , but let’s wait and see….. cheers GWH

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #68

    A coach can use all the metrics they want but the reality is that miggy is not as effective on the right currently, and consistently has to cut inside. It’s too predictable. ASM had some good games for us on the right. Metrics can only be part of the analysis. The chance to ask different questions of teams is being lost and I think its the wrong approach.

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  • jane

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #69

    so we’re buying a striker who doesn’t score many goals from a team at the bottom of the league? i take it Everton don’t want him, he doesn’t cost much and won’t mind being third choice?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Gordon_(footballer)

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #70

    Gordons had more bookings than goals this season.

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #71

    Not quite a hedgehog but did see 2 live armadillo’s in Florida a few weeks back and while quite busy eating away I did manage to give one a good petting before he scampered away….but was right back in about 30 seconds. 🙂

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #72

    Just back from a walk around Fells Point in the Baltimore north habor…Cold, cloudy, damp, wharfs, shipyards, pubs and the cobblestone road of Thames Street but didn’t run into a single one of yous after I realized I was still on the wrong side of the pond.

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  • Davas

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #73

    I thought a lot of teams play with inverted wide men these days, certainly the top 4 at the moment all do. Although miggy’s goals have dried up recently he’s still created some good opportunities on that side.
    Howe has also varied it by bringing Murphy on for almiron in the last couple of games.

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #74

    Aye Tuff,he should fit seamlessly in to our midfield then,barring Miggy of course..

    Big Joe on seven @ GW 21

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #76

    *the rest of*

    Disappeared for some reason,how bizarre?

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #77

    Thank you blog.

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #78

    So Fulham up to 5th with a win at home tonight…but both them and Spurs will be on 21 games after this one.

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  • Wor B

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #79

    Indytoon

    I was in the Oyster House earlier, sorry I missed you. 😉

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #80

    Once again A Happy New Year to Toon fans everywhere.

    To my fellow bloggers just keep Rabbiting! 🙂

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