Club reporter reveals the real reason Jordan Lukaku’s move to NUFC fell through..

According to the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, Newcastle pulled the plug on a deal for Jordan Lukaku because they were ‘concerned’ about his history with knee injuries – feeling his medical showed up fitness concerns.

The Lazio left-back suffered a knee ligament injury last summer – with this being the reason he missed out on Belgium’s 2018 World Cup squad – but surely we would’ve been fully aware of this?

Here’s what Lee Ryder has had to say when discussing the reason why a deal was called off:

The left-back flew to Tyneside for a medical but United pulled the plug on the transfer due to fitness concerns.

Lukaku’s injury history – with the player suffering with knee problems in recent seasons – was said to be a concern to the club and the player flew back to Rome today.

I understand that it could have been a risk, but this is EXACTLY what you have to deal with when you decided to do business this late in the day?

Also, it’s also worth reading what Kristan Heneage has had to say about the ‘failed medical’ below – stating that a player technically never fails the medical, but instead a club analyses the information they’re given and make a decision themselves as a result.

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6 thoughts on “Club reporter reveals the real reason Jordan Lukaku’s move to NUFC fell through..

  1. Of course they would know he had had problems, but the reason you have medical is to ensure all is well, if any one thinks Ashley would pay for flights and medical as some kind of time wasting they don’t understand how tight his pockets are, besides he could not care if supporters are upset if know one signs, but I am sure the press will make up as many conspiracy theories as they can to generate even more click bait

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  2. Wow, they fooled me with this one. I thought this would be the loan player they actually brought in to back-up Dummitt. Good trick Charnley – you have run the window down a day and kept everyone thinking the tide had turned.

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  3. No, Mr Powers, I think your suggestion is too subtle for Ashley or Charnley. I concur with Mr H that the medical people simply were not satisfied he had recovered sufficiently to withstand the rigours of even half a PL season – the pace and physicality is very different to that in Serie A and I do not think he had the medical support that our own Lejeune had.
    Personally, I am ambivalent. If Rafa were staying, I would be too, so I would have been underwhemed with this Lukaku joining the squad, if not outright disappointed – he really is only a squad player at best, about the same level as Manquillo – better technically, perhaps, but Manquillo isn’t that bad, technically; he is however not very defensively minded; doesn’t keep his fitness up (some say that is why he got such a bad injury in the first place); and he was very much over-priced with NUFC having to honour the buy out clause even if he only played a couple of minutes worth of footy – Ashley is a faithless *******, not a financial dunce, you’re not going to get his coin off him that way.

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  4. We knew we wouldn’t sign him……. 😯 👿 ……………We only loan crocked strikers in January 😆 😈

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  5. Ashley and Charnley are set to pull another blinder this window, with a £55 million TV payout due any day now. All they need to do is flog a couple of players, ensure a deal for Almiron is not struck, et voila!: NUFC will keep their place in the top 20 of Deloitte’s football rich list. Mind you, they’ve all but killed an Almiron deal anyway: Atalanta want £23 mill so NUFC offer 15, while Almiron himself is reported to want £110 grand a week so NUFC offer 50. Fu*king idiots.

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  6. It was all about wages would surprise me if new what the split was, agreed and then changed his mind once the player landed, had his medical and tryed the old haggling trick of ah sure his here now already would you not 25% less? Lazio called his bluff and the deal is off.

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