A round up of all of today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- As confirmed by the club’s official website in the last few minutes, Salomon Rondon has now been ruled OUT of Saturday’s crucial clash with Leicester at St James’ Park – Full story here.
- The Magpie Group have released details of the latest anti-Ashley protest, with fans urged to turn up outside St James’ Park at 2.15pm before Saturday’s game with Leicester to make their feelings known – Full story here.
- Paul Merson has mocked Newcastle United’s start to the new season, claiming we are doing well if we get one clear cut chance all game – also feeling Rafa Benitez has done more harm than good by selling Aleksandar Mitrovic to Fulham – Full story here.
- According to Tony Jimenez, current Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour was interested in buying Newcastle United several years ago – and Mike Ashley could’ve done a deal ‘if he had played his cards right’ – Full story here.
- Rafa Benitez has urged NUFC new boy Yoshinori Muto to stop ‘complaining’ and ‘waiting’ for the referee to give decisions he’s expecting to get – but has insisted that he’s giving his all in every single training session – Full story here.
- According to reports in France, Newcastle are in ‘position’ to make a move for highly rated Middlesbrough winger Bilal Brahimi – the French talent Benitez appears to want signed up to our U-23’s – Full story here.
- Paul Merson is predicting us to get our first win of the season this weekend, tipping us to beat Leicester 1-0 in Saturday’s crucial clash at St James’ Park – a game he’s described as a must win for Newcastle United – Full story here.
- According to The Chronicle, Newcastle risk losing top youngster Sean Longstaff – with his current deal expiring next summer and including an agreement that allows teams outside England to sign him for just £300,000 – Full story here.