Toon Talk – A round-up of all the day’s NUFC news – 07/11/2017

A round up of all of today’s NUFC related news and gossip:

  • NUFC have received a welcome injury boost after seeing Christian Atsu limp off in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth, with it  confirmed today that he has been able to link up with the Ghana squad – suggesting his withdrawal at the weekend was precautionary and nothing serious. Read full story here.
  •  Florian Lejeune has had a pop at Spurs striker Harry Kane, admitting his silly tackle that left him on crutches on the opening day should have been punished – also revealing he’s yet to receive an apology from the England star. Read full story here.
  • Rafa Benitez has admitted that on-loan Swansea striker Tammy Abraham was a player that ‘could have’ arrived at Newcastle over the summer – but restates his desire to forget about that and focus on improving our own players. Read full story here.
  • Former Spurs midfielder Lewis Holtby could be back on NUFC’s radar ahead of the January transfer window, with the Hamburg midfielder having been told he is free to leave the Bundesliga side after falling out with head coach Markus Gisdol (BLIDT) – Read full story here.

  • Jonjo Shelvey *COULD* be in with a shout of an England call-up, with central midfielder’s Harry Wink, Jordan Henderson and Fabian Delph all forced to withdrawn from the squad today – read full story here. 
  • Incase you missed it, NUFC loanee Adam Armstrong netted his first Championship goal for Bolton Wanderer’s over the weekend – a neat finish that saw them leap frog Sunderland at the bottom of the Championship! Watch it here! 
  • After two 1-0 defeats over the past week, it has been made abundantly clear that we are lacking firepower up top and The Chronicle have released a list of five strikers Rafa Benitez could look to sign in the January window – read full story here. 
  • And finally, we’ve been looking at the form of some former NUFC players who left the club in the summer and have found THREE who’ve found form since leaving the club – “Three former NUFC men who’ve been in superb form since leaving the club in the summer” – read full article here.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan – he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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