Sky Sports claim deal for defender is now ‘off’ – Good and bad news for NUFC

Sky Sports have confirmed in the last few moments that Federico Fernandez is now on his way for a medical at Newcastle United –  however they claim that a loan deal for Barcelona’s Marlon Santos is now off.

A £6m fee has been agreed for Fernandez, meaning Rafa looks to have finally got himself a centre-back to fill in for the injured Florian Lejeune, but the news on Barcelona’s Marlon confirms he was NOT been granted a work permit today.

Lee Ryder’s has also commented on the two deals in the last few moments, confirming ‘mixed news’ for Newcastle – with Fernandez set to sign but a deal for Marlon Santos now all but over.

Given both are centre-backs, the bad news on Marlon isn’t so much of a blow providing we do seal the signing of Fernandez before the 5pm deadline.

Now to sign a left-back – although we’ve not got long!

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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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