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Newcastle Keep Summer Target On Shortlist Despite EPL Move

What appears to be a throw-away line has captured some attention in Newcastle’s pursuit of a new left-back. 90min recently reported on Newcastle’s heightening interest in Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney.

The report also offhandedly suggested that Renan Lodi still graces the club’s shortlist. The Brazilian was a target early last summer before Matt Targett’s purchase option was triggered making his loan move permanent.

Lodi ended up with Nottingham Forest on loan with a £25m purchase option. He has been Steve Cooper’s primary left-back since his arrival with 21 appearances helping keep Forest out of the bottom three.

If they keep above the drop zone by this season’s conclusion, the club will likely trigger the purchase option. It would be then up to Lodi to decide on a long-term future at the City Ground.

It makes sense the 24-year-old is still being monitored along with Tierney and Inter Milan’s Federico Dimarco. Lodi now has shown he can handle the Premier League which will make Newcastle more comfortable in shelling out the cash for him should he become available.

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49 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 9, 2023 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #41

    I’m sure there would have been some provision in there that he could be sacked for free should we be in the bottom three after X amount of games.

  • Ap

    Mar 9, 2023 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #42

    There’s a marburg virus now

  • magicmac54

    Mar 9, 2023 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #43

    Wow we are having really heavy snow here on this side of the pond at the moment, although the local news have been warning us about it all week, a good night to cuddle up in front of the fire 😀 😀

  • Ap

    Mar 9, 2023 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #44

    If only we had a mute and block function

  • The Ledge

    Mar 9, 2023 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #45

    I would be delighted if we sign Lodi.
    I wanted him over Targett from day one.
    The only reason we didn’t sign him was that financially it wasn’t a good deal.
    That’s why City didn’t push for him either.
    I’d take Johnson as well from Forest brilliant player.

  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 9, 2023 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #46

    Jail, No manager would agree to those terms.

  • magicmac54

    Mar 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #48

    NUFC Matters with Steve Wraith Supermac and Gibbo starting at 6pm lads.


  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 9, 2023 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #49

    Even with a rolling three year deal that lasted forever, maybe not totally free but not the full three years our owners were lumbered with.


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