Journalist clears up claims NUFC have had surprise bid ‘accepted’ for striker

The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas insists there is ‘NO truth’ in claims from Belgium this morning that we’ve had a bid accepted for Anderlecht striker Isaac Kiese Thelin.

HLN had reported that our £5.3m had now been accepted for the 6ft 2′ Swede, however Mark has confirmed in the last few moments that we are not interested and will ‘looking elsewhere’ after he ‘checked out’ the rumour this morning and found there was nothing doing:



Whilst the signing of a striker between now and next Thursday feel pretty essential, it’s probably a relief to hear this is not a player we’re in for.

Thelin can’t even get in Anderlecht’s team – having been loaned out to a fellow Belgian side last season – and has rarely been prolific despite playing in some of the weaker European leagues throughout his career.

Where we go next remains to be seen, but with Rafa not knowing his budget, having ‘no idea’ on new signings and Rondon’s release clause said to have now expired, it’s looking pretty bleak.

7 days to go to salvage our summer.

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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.

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