NUFC news round up – Benitez threatens to quit, £16m bid confirmed & Lyon winger linked

Here’s a round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:

  • According to an exclusive from the Telegraph, Rafa Benitez will refuse any new contract offers and leave Newcastle this summer if the club don’t sign TWO players between now & deadline day – Full story here.
  • As revealed by the Chronicle, Newcastle made an initial bid of £16m for Miguel Almiron which remains on the table– claiming ourselves and Atlanta are still in talks over a deal – Full story here.
  • According to L’Equipe, Rafa Benitez has approached Lyon over a deal to sign versatile forward Martin Terrin – however our attempt to sign him on loan has been rejected..for now – Full story here.
  • After news today of Rafa’s ultimatum, it’s clear Mike Ashley has now been given his final warning – act now and back Benitez or face anarchy – Full story here.
  • According to the Chronicle, Rafa Benitez is now pushing the club to secure a European loan deal – with talks believed to have taken places with Juventus and Benfica already – Full story here.
  • Former NUFC star Demba Ba has just completed a move to Başakşehir – joining Emre, Robinho and ex-Arsenal duo Adebayor and Clichy at the Turkish side – Watch his bizarre unveiling video here.
  • Newcastle United duo Fabian Schar AND Isaac Hayden have been named in Who Scored’s Premier League team of the week – with ratings of 9.1 and 8.3 respectively – Full story here.
  • According to Teamtalk, Newcastle are now competing with West Ham to sign Sunderland contract rebel Josh Maja  – 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.

4 thoughts on “NUFC news round up – Benitez threatens to quit, £16m bid confirmed & Lyon winger linked

  1. I think it’s about time we did what the West Ham fans did at the London stadium . Show Ashley and the board that enough is enough


  2. There was a glimmer of Hope January signings may just entice Rafa to stay if we stay up. Clear to me and no surprise nothing has materialised and fat man gonna pocket this months tv money again.
    Not only is Rafa gonna walk but there is absolutely no motivation for him to keep toon in premier other than devotion to fans.

    I can also envisage civil unrest when the worst case scenario unfolds at the end if the season, toon relegated, fatman still in charge, half decent players leaving and Rafa gone.

    We will be down for some time this time.


  3. mactoon:
    A £16m bid has been REPORTED mate, there’s a hell of a difference between reported and confirmed.

    If the Chronicle are saying we’ve tabled a £16m bid then I’d take their word for it? It’s not the Sun or the Daily Star saying it..


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