A round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- Salomon Rondon has admitted he would’ve signed permanently at St James’ Park if Mike Ashley had sanctioned a deal – Full story here.
- Richard Keys claims Rafa Benitez wanted the Everton job while he was at Newcastle – and would ‘walk’ from China if Silva was sacked and he was approached – Full story here.
- David Meyler has had his say on some of the criticism Steve Bruce has received on Tyneside, revealing how he’s only heard good things from Newcastle players he’s been speaking to – Full story here.
- North-east rivals Sunderland have sacked Jack Ross – and it’s claimed the proposed takeover on Wearside has also collapsed – Full story here.
- Sean Longstaff believes his brother Matty has been ‘best player’ at Newcastle since pre-season training began – claiming he’s been unlucky not to play more – Full story here.
- Fabian Schar is not shocked by Matty Longstaff’s burst onto the first-team scene at NUFC, claiming he’s trained ‘very well’ in the weeks building up to his Premier League debut – Full story here.
- Allan Saint-Maximin has vowed to run with the ball and dribble past defenders following his impressive first league start at St James’ Park on Sunday – Full story here.