NUFC linked with loan move for Real Madrid prospect – Rafa trying to do a deal with his former club?

Newcastle United and Deportivo La Coruña are battling it out for the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente according to Spanish outlet AS.

The 23-year-old central midfielder has started just 8 games all season under Zineadine’s Zidane and the story states that club chiefs are keen to see him go out on loan to gain some first-team football over the remainder of the season.

Whilst some NUFC fans may welcome any sort of addition between now and the transfer deadline, this one doesn’t appear to make a great deal of sense.

With Merino, Shelvey, Diame and Hayden all playing and Saivet and Colback also on our books, I can’t imagine why Rafa would be keen to sign another central midfielder – especially a defensive one given our need for attacking flair.

I’d have understood it if he could operate in the number 10 role, but he’s more likely to play at centre-back than in the 10 role by all accounts.

We shall see, but I’d imagine several NUFC fans would be left underwhelmed if he was our only signing before the window slammed shut (although I think quite a few aren’t expecting anyone).

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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.

4 thoughts on “NUFC linked with loan move for Real Madrid prospect – Rafa trying to do a deal with his former club?

  1. Sick of signing players because they are Spanish. Let’s think inside the box and sign a proven premier league striker like sturridge… Erm… 😯


  2. With the players linked to us today it certainly looks like Benitez is thinking seriously about playing 3/5 at the back for the rest of the season. PS the way that Benitez likes to play would never suit Sturridge who basically needs a team built around him and the peculiar way he likes to play. Successive managers have all failed to make him a team player.


  3. Chilli:
    you are completely full of sh*t pal stop publishing utter nonsense that all I seem to read on NUFC Blog is absolutely *******

    Don’t shoot the messenger mate! I am not the one claiming it – instead purely sharing what’s being reported via other outlets in the media.


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