A round up of all of today’s NUFC related news and gossip:
- A transfer rumour doing the rounds this week has been around Fernando Torres’ potential reunion with Rafa Benitez at Newcastle, and fellow striker Alan Shearer has had an interesting say on the matter – claiming the 33-year old Spanish veteran would do a good job if signed in January – Read his comments in full here.
- Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho isn’t happy ahead of our trip to Old Trafford on Saturday, having revealed that first-choice centre-back Phil Jones will sit-out of this weekend’s game after aggravating a thigh injury on international duty with England – Read his heated comments here.
- An ominous admission has emerged from The Chronicle, revealing that NUFC missed out on Stevan Jovetic over the summer after the board failed to free up funds to sanction a £10m deal for the former Inter Milan striker – leaving Rafa Benitez to settle on the £5m signing of Joselu instead – Read full story here.
- Dwight Gayle has admitted that it’s been a frustrating season for him so far, however last seasons top scorer has vowed to keep working hard and prove to Benitez that he’s good enough to be in his starting 11 in the top flight – Read the full interview here.
- Alan Shearer has responded to questions surrounding Rafa Benitez long-term future at NUFC in a recent interview, admitting that he is hoping that the club is taken over and able to spend in the transfer market as a result – believing this will be key to easing Rafa’s frustrations and keeping him on Tyneside in the long-term – Read full interview here.
- Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Old Trafford, Michael Owen has shared his slightly one-sided thoughts ahead of the game, predicting Man Utd will win 2-0 and Romelu Lukaku will end his goal drought – Read his comments in full here.
- After Mohamed Diame was linked with a move to Villa this week, we’ve found some amusing reaction from Aston Villa fans following news that he was ‘keen’ to be reunited with Steve Bruce – Read their interesting comments here.
- And finally, Simon has wrote an interesting piece looking at our key upcoming games – “NUFC’s next four games crucial to steady the ship – TWO of which look particularly important” – Read it in full here.