Toon Talk – a round-up of all the deadline day deals & today’s NUFC news – 01/02/2018

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

Firstly, a round up of the deals that were concluded (both in and out) on deadline day yesterday:


Islam Slimani (Leicester City) – LOAN 
Martin Dubravka (Sparta Prague) – LOAN (with option to buy)


Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) – LOAN
• Rolando Aarons (Verona) – LOAN
Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest) – LOAN
Henri Saivet (Sivasspor) – LOAN ( (with option to buy)
Freddie Woodman (Aberdeen) – LOAN
Jamie Sterry (Crewe) – LOAN


  • Rafa Benitez has sent a subtle dig to NUFC owner Mike Ashley following last night’s frustrating 1-1 draw with Burnley, expressing just why he is frustrated that deals weren’t don until the last minute of the window – Full story here. 
  • After both of their loan signings were officially announced late last night, Rafa Benitez has had his say on the arrivals of Leicester striker Islam Slimani and Sparta Prague stopper Martin Dubravka – telling NUFC fans what both will bring to his team. Read Rafa’s thoughts here. 
  • Thierry Henry has told NUFC fans just why he expects new signing Islam Slimani to hit the ground running at St James’ Park, saying the striker he has followed for a ‘very long time’ will be a hit on Tyneside – See why he thinks so here. 
  • Following his superb performance against Burnley last night, NUFC fans have heaped praise on the ‘unrecognisable’ Mo Diame – with fans even creating a new chant for the in-form midfielder! See fan’s reaction to his performance here. 
  • And finally, see our our post match thoughts on last night’s draw with Burnley here + our full list of PLAYER RATINGS – see our marks out of 10 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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