Another one bites the dust for NUFC as Rafa misses out on THREE transfer targets today

Newcastle look all set to confirm the signing of Florian Lejeune this week, however Newcastle look all set to miss out on THREE reported transfer targets today, with Nicolas Pepe, Tammy Abraham and Eliaquim Mangala all set to move elsewhere.

Starting with Pepe, Newcastle were believed to have held ‘genuine’ interest in the winger after scouting him in France last season, however the 22-year-old Ivory Coast International has officially joined  Lille for £9m today. He was said to be keen on remaining in France.

Next comes Tammy Abraham, who has snubbed a move to Newcastle in favour of a loan move to Swansea next season. This was claimed by the Mirror late last night and has today been confirmed by local press, with Abraham’s relationship with Paul Clement and his reluctance to move to the North-East said to have been deciding factors.

And finally, whilst this is not a ‘blow’ given the arrival of Florian Lejeune is thought to be imminent, Newcastle won’t be signing previously linked centre-back Eliaquim Mangala.

The Manchester City defender was under consideration from Rafa Benitez this summer, however is all set for an £18m move to Lyon.

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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 “Another one bites the dust for NUFC as Rafa misses out on THREE transfer targets today

  1. At his age, if Abrahams prefers his comfort zone to a proper proffessional footballers life, then I’m glad we dodged the bullet.

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