NUFC ‘withdraw’ left-back offer – but £500k loan deal agreed & medical scheduled – Sky Italy

According to Sky Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Newcastle have withdrawn their interest in Monaco left-back Antonio Barreca – with the club moving to sign Jordan Lukaku instead after agreeing a £500,00 loan fee with Lazio.

It was confirmed yesterday that we’d made a loan bid to sign Monaco’s Italian U-21 full-back Barreca, but it looks like a deal for Lukaku is Rafa’s preferred option; and a reported loan fee of £500,000 seems reasonable.

Given the way Monaco hijacked our loan bid for Gelson Martins just 24 hours ago, we’ll only believe Lukaku is a Newcastle player once he’s pictured in a black and white shirt, however it seems he’s now on Tyneside and ready for his medical.

As Lee Ryder has confirmed tonight, Newcastle appear to have all the formalities ready to go ahead – with Lukaku needing to be signed by 12pm on Friday if he wants to have any chance of featuring in Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Watford.

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4 thoughts on “NUFC ‘withdraw’ left-back offer – but £500k loan deal agreed & medical scheduled – Sky Italy

  1. 21 million profit from the summer window and all we can afford is loan deals now. He has some neck yet he gets away with it. He must have been rightly worried about the fallout of the Wolves boycott live on Super Sunday to go on Sky News and spin the fakeover story. Fans need to amp it up again he doesn’t deserve to own a premier league team. He wants to run nufc like a league one team but claim all the riches for his other business follies yet no one in the media calls him out for it. I guess that’s why he needs to be flanked at all times by pr spin doctors.

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  2. So the club is the heartbeat of the city.
    The fat man has tore the heart out of the club and drained our soul.
    Here’s a thought. We have the land St James Park stands on. I’d like to see the council step in and say invest, sell at a reasonable price, or we’re revoking the lease. I can’t see any other way in getting the fat man out

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  3. MA. Hello is that you Joe?
    Joe. I think so.
    MA. Rafa’s fed up. Wondered if you fancy coming back?
    Joe. Who is this?
    MA. It’s Mike.
    Joe. Do I know you?
    MA. Never mind that. Do you fancy coming back for a third term?
    Joe. Who is this?
    MA. It’s me. You were head coach here twice.
    Joe. Was I? Was I driving it.
    MA. Do you fancy the job again?
    Joe. I don’t know my ticke ain’t so ****in good.
    MA. Look I’ll pay you a hundred pounds a week, and you can swear at every journalist you want to.
    Joe. Can I speak to my career?
    MA. Is he ma Newcastle supporter?
    Joe. A what?
    MA. Never mind. Do you want the job. I want to really pee off my customers so I think you would be the right Man for the job..
    Joe. Who are you again.
    MA. Never mind, I am sending a taxi. Be on it.

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