Thankfully, It’s been a slightly more eventful day on the transfer front for Newcastle United, with it emerging that one player looks all set to sign – whilst three other deals appear to have been lined up by Rafa Benitez.
Starting with the very good news and it looks like Chancel Mbemba’s replacement has been found, with Sky Sports confirming that we have activated Fabian Schar’s £3m release clause. As confirmed below, he’s now on his way to complete his medical.
Newcastle have activated the £3m release clause of Deportivo La Coruña defender Fabian Schar. We understand Swiss international is due on Tyneside for a medical today.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) July 25, 2018
In addition, there’s also been some promising news on the striker front today.
Not only are the Daily Mail claiming that Benitez has made progress in his attempts to sign Salomon Rondon – with a ‘loan swap deal’ involving Dwight Gayle now looking likely – they claim that we are now in advanced talks to sign Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto for £9m.
A name slightly out of the blue (despite the odd link so far this summer), but signs that Rafa is ‘wheeling and dealing’ to bring in TWO new strikers of his choice.
Finally, our interest in Bristol City’s Joe Bryan has been confirmed, with Benitez said to be a ‘fan’ of the left-back. Wolves and West Ham have been linked, but a move to St James’ Park has been described as his most likely destination by the Bristol Post.
Has Ashley finally buckled or is money from sales finally being distributed?