A round up of all of today’s news & transfer gossip:
It’s official – Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of Kenedy, with the Chelsea winger agreeing to a season-long loan deal which will see him spend the 2018/19 season at St James’ Park – See full story & unveiling video here.
Since completing the move, the Brazilian has immediately thanked NUFC fans for their incredible support, admitting that he is ‘so happy’ to be back in Newcastle – the place he now calls his ‘second home’ – Read his brilliant interview here.
Newcastle United have confirmed that Mikel Merino has now completed a move to Real Sociedad, with the 22-year-old returning to Spain and signing a five-year deal after the La Liga side activated his £10m release clause – Full story here.
Rafa Benitez has opened up about Mikel Merino’s NUFC exit, suggesting he was only prepared to sign for Newcastle if a release clause was added into his contract – meaning we were always powerless to losing him for just £10m – Full story here.
Some bad news has emerged on Benitez’s hunt for a new striker, with alleged ‘top target’ Alassane Plea now travelling to Germany ahead of a £22m move to Borussia Monchengladbach – Full story here.
Fulham have today completed a £35m deal to sign Jean Michael Seri – a signing that will send a huge reality check for Benitez, Ashley and NUFC – Full story here.
According to reports in Turkey, Newcastle United have ‘made an offer’ to bring Georginio Wijnaldum back to the club – with the Liverpool midfielder said to be considering his future at Anfield after the signings of Fabinho and Keita – Full story here.
As revealed by The Mag, Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct have been found guilty of charging Newcastle United fans more for their home shirt than any other Premier League club – a shameless move from the NUFC owner – Full story here.
According to the Northern Echo, NUFC outcast Chancel Mbemba has been told not to return to training by Rafa Benitez – even though he is STILL waiting to complete a potential move to Porto – Full story here.
Rafa Benitez has released a statement on his official website after confirmation of Kenedy’s return today, welcoming the Brazilian back and admitting that ‘every single NUFC fan’ will be delighted to see him signed – Full story here.
According to the Mirror, Newcastle have ‘expressed an interest’ in signing West Ham’s Domingos Quina – the highly-rated Portuguese midfielder who could be set to leave the London Stadium this summer – Full story 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.