Toon Talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & gossip – 09/05/2018

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

  • Rafa Benitez has warned Mike Ashley that we must break our current transfer record this summer if we’re to sign a proven striker who will guarantee goals in the Premier League – Full story here. 
  • Speaking ahead of tonight’s game, Rafa Benitez has admitted that he has kept in touch with Moussa Sissoko since his move to Spurs – explaining why he only has ‘positive memories’ of the midfielder – Full story here. 
  • According to the Stoke Senitel, Paul Lambert is planning a summer move to sign Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle in a bid to fire the Potters back to the Premier League next season – Full story here. 
  • According to the Daily Mail, Rafa Benitez is already eyeing a deal to bring versatile West Brom defender Craig Dawson to St James’ Park this summer – Full story here.
  • Speaking during the latest True Faith podcast, The Times’ George Caulkin has suggested that Amanda Staveley will make another bid to buy the club – but believes Ashley WON’T find a buyer this summer if the asking price is in fact £400m – Full story here. 

  • According to the Daily Mail, Rafa Benitez would welcome the chance to sign ex-Liverpool striker Fernando Torres this summer, with the 34-year-old as a ‘great player’ who he has ‘lots of happy memories with’ – Full story here.
  • With Kenedy’s future yet to be decided, we’ve looked at FIVE wingers Newcastle could sign this summer if a deal for the Brazilian fails to materialise – Full story here. 
  • Ahead of our first ever game at the ‘new’ Wembley, Paul Merson reckons NUFC fans may make it a ‘bit of a party’ tonight – stating ‘Newcastle do not get the chance to go to Wembley too often’ during his prediction for tonight’s game – Full story here.
  • After three defeats in a row and another disappointing display away at Watford, Benitez has hinted at making a few changes once again ahead of tonight’s clash with Tottenham at Wembley – See the alternative team we’d like him to start here. 
  • And finally, for a full look ahead to tonight’s game at Wembley, read our pre-match preview 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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