Toon Talk – A round-up of all the day’s NUFC news and gossip – 07/12/2017

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

  • Some great news for NUFC winger Jacob Murphy today, with the 22-year winning our player of the month award for November – earning 62% of the vote ahead of fellow nominees Ciaran Clark and Isaac Hayden – Read full story here. 
  • Former NUFC winger Florian Thauvin has opened up about his nightmare spell at St James’ Park, revealing some of the ‘reasons’ behind his struggle for form during his brief stint in England – Read the Frenchman’s full comments here. 
  • Former Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam has revealed that former teammate Jonjo Shelvey told him that moving to Newcastle was the ‘best decision’ he ever made, admitting that he loves life on Tyneside despite being a ‘London boy’ – Read full story here. 
  • The Guardian have revealed that Rafa Benitez WILL lodge a loan bid for Danny Ings next month – however claim NUFC can expect to face competition from several Premier League sides, including Alan Pardew’s West Brom – Read full story here. 

  • According to the Birmingham Mail, high-flying Wolves are looking for a proven Championship striker to seal their promotion to the top flight and have identified Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle as a top target ahead of the January transfer window – Full story here.
  • Rafa Benitez has given an in-depth explanation when asked why he is not playing Aleksandar Mitrovic regularly at NUFC, suggesting that his lack of pace and our counter-attacking style are a bad mix when it comes to how he’s wanted us to play football this season – Read Rafa’s full explanation here. 
  • Ex-NUFC striker Mick Quinn has revealed that he’d be looking at Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres if he was Rafa Benitez, urging the Spaniard to look at the out of favour pair during the January window to solve our goalscoring woes – Read Mick’s comments here. 
  • Ahead of this weekend’s game against Leicester here’s the NUFC XI we’d love to see Benitez start at St James’ Park on SaturdayCLICK HERE to see our preferred starting 11 & let us know your thoughts!

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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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