NUFC news round up – Outcast handed second chance, takeover update & Keegan revelation

A round up of all of today’s NUFC news and gossip:

  •  Achraf Lazaar HAS now been named in Rafa Benitez’s 25-man squad for the Premier League – however fellow outcast Rolando Aarons has been axed, failing to be given a place in the Newcastle United squad – Full story here. 
  • Some telling Terry McDermott quotes have resurfaced 10 years on from Kevin Keegan’s resignation at NUFC – revealing exactly what Mike Ashley did to tip King Kev over the edge back in August 2008 – Full story here. 
  • According to reports in France, Karim Benzema tried to convince Real Madrid President Florentino Perez to sign Hatem Ben Arfa earlier this summer – a move the ‎Los Blancos chief decided against in the end – Full story here. 
  • The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas has admitted that there is now a ‘renewed buzz‘ that big money investors are looking at the Premier League market once again – giving Newcastle fans hope when it comes to a much needed takeover – Full story here.

  • Sunderland executive director Charlie Methven has had a pop at Rafa Benitez’s ‘negative’ tactics, criticising his move to put ’11 men behind the ball at home’ when discussing the ‘fearless’ of the new ownership on Wearside – Full story here. 
  • TalkSPORT’s Adrian Durham has taken on NUFC fans on Twitter – and he’s only gone and made an absolute fool of himself – View his ‘debate’ on social media here. 
  • Former NUFC duo Hatem Ben Arfa and Vurnon Anita secured new clubs late in the transfer window, with the Frenchman securing a move to Rennes and the Dutchman signing for Eredivisie side Willem II on a season-long loan – Full story here. 
  • Kevin Mbabu’s career continues to go from strength to strength, with the full-back not only receiving his first call-up to the Swiss national team last week, but also seeing his team qualify for this year’s Champions League group stages – Full story here. 

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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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