BBC commentator claims NUFC ‘tried to sign’ World Cup defender recently – Very strange

During Belgium’s latest World Cup win today, the BBC’s commentary team claimed that Tunisia defender Hamdi Nagguez was a player Newcastle tried to sign in January – the 6ft 5′ right-back who currently plays for Egyptian side Zamalek.

This came after their first choice right-back Dylan Bronn was forced off through injury against the Belgians, with BBC commentators claiming that his replacement, Hamdi Nagguez, was a previous target for NUFC as he entered the field.



Nagguez, 25, bagged six assists in 23 games last season, however he is yet to play in Europe – having only ever played in the Tunisian and Egyptian first divisions.

To say this is a strange one is an understatement.

It’s been reported recently that Benitez is looking to bring in some much needed competition for DeAndre Yedlin, but I find it hard to believe that we turned to the Egyptian league to find that man.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “BBC commentator claims NUFC ‘tried to sign’ World Cup defender recently – Very strange

  1. People need to learn not to listen to the nonsense in the press. Last season we were linked to over 300 players, this season will be the same. Rafa has his list and it will be a secret until he decides to reveal it, otherwise it invites a bidding war and he ain’t stupid.
    We get told we’re linked to everyone, then when they elsewhere we got told we missed out on them!! Cue meltdown.
    You’ll know who Rafa wants when they sign.

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