The deadline day loan deal NUFC had ‘agreed’…only for club to run out of time!

According to reports in Brazil, Newcastle reached a deadline day agreement to sign Monaco left-back Jorge on a loan – but there was not enough time for the 22-year old to gain a work permit.

If true, this just rubs salt into our wounds, summing up our slow and baffling approach to transfers.

Ever since the season ended in May, Benitez will have made it clear to the board that he needed cover for Paul Dummett – yet two and a half months later we’re scrambling to sign any old left-back with minutes to spare. And surprise, surprise, we left it too late!

French outlet Le 10 Sport claimed that we were in talks with Monaco to secure a ‘last gasp’ deal for the Brazilian – and it seems he would have signed if we had just made our move earlier.

Here’s a snippet from GFFN’s piece, suggesting a ‘deal was in place’ for Jorge – only for time to run out:

‘Newcastle United had an agreement with AS Monaco over a paid loan for Brazilian left-back Jorge, according to Brazilian outlet Globo.

‘A deal was in place, but there was not enough time for the Brazilian to get a work permit.’

That’s now THREE transfer windows in a row where Benitez has failed to be given a left-back – with us know going into the season with Paul Dummett as our ONLY recognised player in that position.

We’ve pulled off some good signings this summer and have probably improved the squad all in all, however our approach to transfers and lack of ambition is abysmal.

He’ll be glad to have Fernandez through the door, but Benitez will be one frustrated man.

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10 thoughts on “The deadline day loan deal NUFC had ‘agreed’…only for club to run out of time!

  1. If Rafa Benitez is manager of Newcastle Utd this next year I will be in complete shock!!!
    And to be fair, what incetive or reason has he got to remain at the clubs manager?
    How can every Premier League club make significant signings apart from NUFC?!
    Absolute disgrace!

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  2. To be completely honest Rafa isn’t without blame here, he’s signed 3 players for full back cover since he’s been here, Gamez, Lazaar and Manquillo, none of which have been any good, none of which were even good enough for the championship, why when you’re supposedly trying to sell the club would you give your manager more money when he’s proven already that a lot of his signings aren’t up to scratch? Rafas bad signings heavily outnumber his good ones, I’m sure this hasn’t gone unnoticed by Ashley.

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  3. Bawbaggery: The deadline day loan deal NUFC had ‘agreed’…only for club to run out of time!

    Bawbaggery:
    To be completely honest Rafa isn’t without blame here, he’s signed 3 players for full back cover since he’s been here, Gamez, Lazaar and Manquillo, none of which have been any good, none of which were even good enough for the championship, why when you’re supposedly trying to sell the club would you give your manager more money when he’s proven already that a lot of his signings aren’t up to scratch? Rafas bad signings heavily outnumber his good ones, I’m sure this hasn’t gone unnoticed by Ashley.

    You say that, but do you really think the likes of Manquillo and Lazaar were his top targets?!

    It’s like blaming Rafa for signing Joselu last summer..

    You can only do so much when your top targets are ignored and you’re forced to look in the bargain bin ..

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  4. Olly Hawkins:
    You say that, but do you really think the likes of Manquillo and Lazaar were his top targets?!

    It’s like blaming Rafa for signing Joselu last summer..

    You can only do so much when your top targets are ignored and you’re forced to look in the bargain bin ..

    True but I think you’re missing the point: why are they on that list in the first place? Manquillo and Joselu were already proven failures in the Premier league, it makes absolutely zero sense to spend money on their signing on fees, agent fees, wages etc just to have bodies through the door, it seems it would make more sense to sign complete unknowns than sign proven failures, there are literally thousands of players out there, you can’t tell me that Joselu was the best of the players that we scouted? I dont believe for one second that he was even scouted therefore perhaps the question is, who’s actually scouting these players? I feel for Rafa but at the same time I think about the players that hes signed throughout his whole tenure and only a couple have been actually any good, if he’s not been choosing these players then he’s been undermined for the whole time he’s been here which I find hard to believe otherwise he’d have been off a long time ago.

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  5. Why couldn’t Joe Bryan be bought for 6 million? Or Kevin Mbabu?
    Like Klopp with Karius last summer he thought he could improve him and spent the money else where and it ended up costing Liverpool a champions league.

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  6. The big thing in this article is ” if true” the way we have been linked with every Tom dock and Harry we will never know . How about thinking maybe Rafa thinks that we have Kenedy who can fill in at left back/ wing back if required. He did play him there a couple of times last season when changing things around a bit.

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  7. Bawbaggery: True but I think you’re missing the point: why are they on that list in the first place? Manquillo andJoselu were already proven failures in the Premier league, it makes absolutely zero sense to spend money on their signing on fees, agent fees, wages etc just to have bodies through the door, it seems it would make more sense to sign complete unknowns than sign proven failures, there are literally thousands of players out there, you can’t tell me that Joselu was the best of the players that we scouted? I dont believe for one second that he was even scouted therefore perhaps the question is, who’s actually scouting these players? I feel for Rafa but at the same time I think about the players that hes signed throughout his whole tenure and only a couple have been actually any good, if he’s not been choosing these players then he’s been undermined for the whole time he’s been here which I find hard to believe otherwise he’d have been off a long time ago.

    Have you been living under a rock?

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  8. My theory is this Mike Ashley dosent trust Rafa with the funds & he is waiting untill Rafa’s contract is up, before lining up some top quality coach, that he thrusts with spending the money that he will make available, In other word’s he wants rid of Rafa so he can pick someone he thrusts to take the cloud forward, I don’t think he feels that that man is Rafa. PS the club will have a replacement lined up & ready to move into Rafa’s office the moment he
    Vacant s it.& don’t expect him to try & get Rafa to sign a new contract or offer him one, he wants him out that’s why he tried to get Spain to take him so he could bring somone else in & then I think you would have seen the funds realised for the new man. I might be wrong, but I bet I’m 100% right.

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  9. If and when Rafa leaves, if the slug is still here, I will eat my own ears if the manager who comes in to replace him has anywhere near the success ,dedication and ability that Rafa and his team have got.
    My thoughts are the same as yours though but for different reasons, the slug either wants Rafa and his team to sign on the dotted line and be complicit in the slugs methods of running nufc or, which I think is more likely, the slug is happy for Rafa and his team to leave so he can continue with the raping of the clubs revenue streams while getting in a puppet who will be happy for to have the job and just basically take the heat of him for a fraction of the cost of Rafa and his team.
    If this happens, we will either go straight down that season or scrape by that season and sink the season after………..the joys of supporting nufc under the slugs tenure I suppose

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  10. A world class coach around the corner 😯
    Enter Percy, Geordie John, Cookie Coleman, Alan Curbishley, HippoHeed………… ❓ 😀
    The race is on………………No, the other way lads, you’re heeding towards League 1 😀

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