Toon Talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & gossip – 17/04/2018

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

  • During a radio interview in Spain today, Rafa Benitez has admitted that he’s flattered by links to Arsenal, but is in touch with the NUFC board over a potential new contract – confirming he would like to stay at Newcastle ‘in principle’ – Full story here. 
  • After his outstanding form on loan at Fulham, it’s emerged that West Ham, Crystal Palace and Burnley have all registered their interest in signing in-form NUFC striker Aleksandar Mitrovic this summer – Full story here. 
  • According to Turkish Football, Newcastle scouts were present to watch Trabzonspor midfielder Okay Yokuslu in action during his side’s Super Lig clash with Osmanlispor last night – Full story here. 
  • Alan Shearer has admitted that no one could blame Benitez if he walked this summer over a lack of investment, admitting that he loves the club & realises its potential – but fears that Mike Ashley will never be on his wavelength – Full story here. 
  • NUFC loanee Ivan Toney may have been described as an ‘outstanding talent’ by Scunthorpe boss Nick Daws this week, however Rafa Benitez could be set to cash in on the striker this summer – Full story here.

  • Garth Crooks has named the ‘outstanding’ Mo Diame in his Premier League team of the week following his  performance against Arsenal, believing the ‘rejuvenated’ midfielder is looking ‘so fit and in such good form’ – Full story here. 
  • On the day after his 58th birthday, Rafa Benitez has revealed that he received a chocolate trophy as a birthday present from a Newcastle United fan – including a letter that thanked the Spaniard for bringing “belief, pride and togetherness” back to Tyneside – Full story here. 
  • With West Brom looking set to face relegation despite Sunday’s win at Old Trafford, we’ve looked at the THREE players Benitez could look to pinch from the Baggies this summer – See them here. 
  • Mike Ashley may not sell” – The thoughts of Joe Donnohue whose looked at the NUFC takeover that’s all set to unravel this summer – Read his full piece here. 
  • And finally, Simon has looked at the THREE unsung heroes following our rise from relegation contenders to the league’s top 10 – Read his piece in full 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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