Odds slashed overnight & star duo now linked – Are NUFC eyeing triple raid of Leicester City?

It’s been a crazy few days, with the rumour mill in full force now the Saudi-backed consortium have finally arrived – making Newcastle United the richest club in the world.

Last Friday, The Mail’s Craig Hope reported that Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers being lined up for the NUFC job. It’s worth noting he was priced at 12/1 to replace Steve Bruce as of yesterday, but is now the bookies favourite after his odds dropped to 7/4 overnight.

That’s just the start of the Leicester City links, as Rob Draper – a chief writer at The Mail – stated that Foxes star Youri Tielemans is one of the players set to be targeted by the Saudi consortium.

A few days on, yet another Leicester City man has been linked with a move to Tyneside, with French outlet RMC claiming that we’ve made contact with Wesley Fofana.

The highly-rated centre-back suffered a serious ligament injury back in August and has been ruled out until the new year, however it’s claimed that will not put us off ahead of the January transfer window.

RMC claim that Leicester are aware of our interest and expect a ‘concrete offer’ to arrive soon, with Fofana already identified as one of our ‘priority’ targets.

Fofana and Tielemans would both be top class signings for Newcastle United, however it’s best to take these rumours with a pinch of salt until we know who will be in charge of this new era on Tyneside.

Saying that, with Brendan Rodgers now the bookies favourite (7/4) to take over and the new owners said to be targeting Premier League proven players, we’ll have to hope this is more than just the media putting two plus two together…

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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.

5 thoughts on “Odds slashed overnight & star duo now linked – Are NUFC eyeing triple raid of Leicester City?

  1. chuck

    Yeah ! Fofana has a great future and Rodgers is a decent manager with a reasonable history, who will do for the present.
    I believe we can match Citehs record then we go for the “creme de la creme” as far as both players and a top manager are concerned, being it may be difficult to hire that top manager without a top side prepared for him.
    Though I question the purchase of nufc by the Saudis, I mean what kinda return do they expect “money wise” being they only wanted this club, having turned down other offers?
    However in this twisted world if it means more cash for the city and fans
    who have suffered over the last twenty years, I ain’t complaining

    yeah I would attempt to sign Fofana and offer the present job available to Rodgers, who in my opinion is a decent manager with a good record.

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  2. Don’t know what’s funnier the BS rumours or Mr Fox sh###### himself believing them 😆
    Also I know they are excited but a few toon fans need to rein it in a bit. This will take time and half the players we’ve been linked with won’t come here at this present time.
    Patience boys and girls don’t get sucked into the press BS and we’ll reap the rewards.

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  3. I’m a toon fan & regular poster on this site. Listen if we can get our club ran anything like Leicester I’d be buzzing!!.

    I think Rodgers is an outstanding manager & would love him at NUFC, but part of me hopes he stays loyal to Leicester.

    I want them up there with us taking those ‘big 6’ super league sh!thouse clubs down.

    I don’t want to follow City, it’s a Leicester set up I’m hoping for and think the new owners will go that route as well actually.

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