Loan with ‘obligation to buy’ offered to NUFC with French duo & former EPL star linked

Our manager search may be nearing a much needed conclusion, but it seems the transfer links will be never-ending between now and the January transfer window.

First up is Phillipe Coutinho – the forgotten man at Barcelona and a name that’s just not going away.

Spanish outlet SPORT state that we have shown interest and will be offered the chance to sign him on loan deal that includes an ‘obligation to buy’ the Brazilian next summer.

The former Liverpool star was tipped to become the Saudis first big signing when a takeover looked imminent last summer and12 months on he’s still being tipped to arrive on Tyneside.

Then to France, where Foot Mercato are reporting that we are ‘very much interested’ in signing Arsenal’s Mattéo Guendouzi.

The 22-year-old is currently impressing during a loan spell at Marseille, however it’s claimed they could look to make a quick profit on the midfielder next summer by selling him to St James’ Park soon after they activate their option to buy for £9.5m.

Given he was signed by Emery during his time at Arsenal, it makes you wonder if this is a rumour born out of the fact he nearly became the new manager on Tyneside earlier this week? It makes you wonder.

Elsewhere, Le Parisien claim we are showing interest in RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku.

The Frenchman has been in superb form this season, bagging 10 goals and six assists from midfield – including a stunning hat-trick in a Champions League defeat to Man City in September.

He has a new agent in Pini Zahavi and is believed to be keen on securing a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea also said to be keen.

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.

2 thoughts on “Loan with ‘obligation to buy’ offered to NUFC with French duo & former EPL star linked

  1. Will this unacceptable situation please get to the point, as I’m getting a bit pissed by the no action signifying no understanding of whats needed riicheeah !
    How bout a decent General Manager someone who knows the markets, after all we are about to rebuild no?
    And of course a manager, I’m sure between the two of them they can agree on a side for the oncoming season, and though not a side that competes with the top clubs , that will be decided when we are through with the rebuild.
    After all it took Citeh a while, plus we have a higher bunch of hurdles to get over, looking at this the new Super League and their decent sides, where there is danger involved with even the recently promoted sides and their young managers, who have definitely surpassed most of the older re- tread managers.
    In which case it would be a proper attitude not to get too involved being rich, but concentrate on eventually fielding a decent side that could demonstrate to all, that we Nufc have the ability to perhaps win the Euro. championship.
    Instead of remaining a competitor in name only.


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