NUFC agree to pay £27m release clause for Porto star – Player deciding between two clubs – Report

According to Foot Mercato, Porto striker Moussa Marega is now deciding between a move to Newcastle or West Ham after both clubs indicated they’d be willing to meet his £27m release clause.

The powerful striker has been prolific in Portugal over the past few seasons, bagging 33 goals in 67 games for Porto, however there’s one key reason I have very little faith in these latest claims – He’s 28.

Considering Ashley refused to pay £16.5m (albeit with agent fees and big wage demands) for a 29-year-old Salomon Rondon, I can’t see him agreeing to this.

Yes we paid big for Joelinton, but I am quite convinced Mike Ashley only did so as he believed the Brazilian came with huge sell on potential – something Marega wouldn’t bring given he’ll be 29 this time next summer.

Nevertheless, this is a bold rumour that’s emerged out of the blue over the past few moments, making it hard to ignore:

He’d be a superb signing, being a player who has the pace and power to become a huge hit in England, however I fear that A) we would not pay this much for a 28-year-old and B) he’d chose West Ham even if we were interested.

A pessimistic outlook, but it’s hard not to be when it comes to these sort of deals for as long as Mike Ashley owns Newcastle United!

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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 agree to pay £27m release clause for Porto star – Player deciding between two clubs – Report

  1. Don’t believe all you read in the papers.

    I feel like some of these players we are being linked with, is just to set us up for disappointment. The club have no interest in them, it’s just media speculation.

    We wouldn’t pay the wages this lad would want, same with Khedia (or however his name is spelled).


  2. I bet he didn’t get Rondon just to spite Rafa, can only hope and hope and hope for a better future.


  3. Bid in for him. Waiting for word on other one.Bale and Ronaldo seen in Bigg market with fat boy and brucie on the drink. Don’t believe a word on anything nufc as long as the fcb is the owner!! 13days to go still short of decent players.only way boycott boycott boycott ashleyoot, come on let’s show him, force his hand empty seats.


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