Toon Talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & gossip – 15/05/2018

A round up of all of today’s news & gossip:

  • According to widespread reports, Jonjo Shelvey is ‘not even being considered’ for Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad this summer and will NOT be called up by England due to fears over his ‘discipline and temperament’ – Full story here.
  • Sky Sports have confirmed that Rafa Benitez WILL make Martin Dubravka his first summer signing – with us all set to activate our option to sign the Slovakian on a permanent deal rom Sparta Prague – Full story here.
  • During his latest piece on Rafa Benitez’s situation at St James’ Park, George Caulkin has admitted that Spaniard’s lack of ‘trust’ in Mike Ashley is the biggest reason why he is reluctant to sign a new deal this summer – Full story here. 
  • According to an exclusive from TEAMtalk today, Rafa Benitez is hoping to sign both Kenedy AND Tammy Abraham from Chelsea this summer – Full story here. 

  • Newcastle United have responded in perfect fashion following Jonjo Shelvey’s England snub, sending a reminder to Gareth Southgate that he hasn’t been booked all year! – See the club’s brilliant tweet here. 
  • According to Sky Sports, David Moyes look is now ‘unlikely to stay’ as West Ham manager this summer, with the club believed to have named Rafa Benitez as one of their top targets to replace him at the London Stadium.
  • Some big claims from France Football emerged late last night, reporting that Newcastle United and Rafa Benitez have re-entered into discussions with PSG to sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola this summer – Full story here. 
  • He’s not the only goalkeeper who’s been linked either, with the Guardian claiming we are ‘monitoring’ the situation of Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski – Full story here. 
  • The Daily Mirror’s John Cross has suggested that Jonjo Shelvey is still a player England can’t trust, stating he’s not selected for reasons aside from his ability – a comment that has been crucified Newcastle fans on social media – Full story here. 
  • And finally, Simon has had his say on Mike Ashley’s latest statement, revealing the worrying theory behind some of his comments – Read his piece in full 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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