George Caulkin provides NUFC transfer update – Responds to N’Soki, Bryan & Fernandez links

George Caulkin claims that a deal for PSG’s Stanley N’Soki is now ‘dead’ and that there’s ‘nothing’ in claims that we’re back in for Bristol Ciy’s Joe Bryan – stating Rafa is now ‘looking elsewhere’ for a new left-back with just over 24 hours left of the transfer window.

The Times’ reputable North-East reporter also suggests that a deal for Swansea centre-back Federico Fernandez is unlikely, stating that he ‘doesn’t fit the club’s profile’ because of age (29) and cost – with them said to be demanding £10m for the Argentine.

Here’s what he’s had to say on Twitter when an NUFC fan asked for an update on potential moves for N’Soki and Bryan:

“Yes, that’s dead (N’Soki). Nothing in Bryan I don’t think.

“Fernandez doesn’t fit club’s profile because of age/cost.  Looking at left-backs elsewhere.”

So, a deal for N’Soki now looks out of the equation and Joe Bryan looks set for Villa – whilst Rafa’s interest in Nicolas Tagliafico doesn’t look like going anywhere with the club “unable” to pay Ajax’s £8m asking price (plus agent fees) according to The Chronicle.

As far as a centre-back is concerned, it sounds like Benitez wants to be re-united with Fernandez – who he managed at Napoli – but I can’t see that one happening if Swansea are unwilling to accept less than £10m..

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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.

One thought on “George Caulkin provides NUFC transfer update – Responds to N’Soki, Bryan & Fernandez links

  1. Fernandez is worth £10m, but we might get for £6m plus a player. They need players, and there are a number we might want to go!

    Get this deal done, Rafa knows the player and clearly trusts him.

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