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Transfer Rumours Round Up – Newcastle United May 2023



Newcastle United Transfer News

As we enter the final month of the season, transfer rumours are ever present and as Newcastle United are dreaming of the Champions League next season, players coming into the club and the squad growing in depth is necessary. So, we’ve put together a list of the latest rumours of who could potentially be on their way to St James’ this summer.


Khephren Thuram

A man set to be in demand this summer, Khephren Thuram is entering his final two years of his contract at Nice in France and is reportedly set to leave the club in the summer with the fee being in the region of £60 million.

That is according to Football Insider, who claim Newcastle have ‘set their sights’ on signing the 22-year-old in the upcoming window. Liverpool and Real Madrid are also credited with an interest in Thuram, who made his debut for France as a substitute against the Netherlands in March.

Eddie Howe is said to be keen on getting a deep-lying midfielder through the door this summer and Thuram would certainly fit the bill, with reports about this transfer circling for a little while now.

The French midfielder has played 46 games this season for Nice scoring 2 goals and getting 8 assists in all competitions.


Gabri Veiga

Gabri Veiga continues to be linked with a potential switch to Newcastle, although Real Madrid appear to be the frontrunners according to recent reports. The 20-year-old Spanish midfielder has 9 goals and 4 assists this season for Celta Vigo in La Liga this season, with his current club said to understand that he will be departing this summer.

This form has inevitably led to links with a host of clubs, but it is Newcastle who are seemingly keen to beat their rivals to the deal. Spanish title AS via SportWitness claim the Magpies are ‘willing to pay’ Veiga’s release clause which stands in the region of £35m.

The report outlines how Newcastle scouts were ‘the first’ to travel out to watch the attacking midfielder in action.

An attacking midfielder that would give competition to Newcastle’s midfield and with Champions League within touching distance for next season, Eddie Howe needs to add more quality for the squad to enhance their options off the bench.


Amadou Haidara

25-year-old Mali international Amadou Haidara is a holding midfielder for RB Leipzig racking up 27 appearances in the Bundesliga this season. He’s not been a regular starter, though Newcastle require a new defensive midfielder to free up Bruno Guimaraes to fill a box-to-box role instead.

According to Sky Germany, Newcastle have been scouting at RB Leipzig and have identified Haidara as a potential signing this summer. With a market value of £15 million, it would be an affordable and cost-efficient way of getting a solid player in the door for Eddie Howe to further boost the depth in his squad.

With Newcastle’s scouts being at RB Leipzig over this season, Haidara isn’t the only player identified as a target this summer.


Dominik Szoboszlai

Versatile attacking player Dominik Szoboszlai is attracting interest from Newcastle United with scouts observing him multiple times this season. A player that is comfortable on either wing, in the middle in a 10 role or even in a box-to-box role as an 8, Eddie Howe would be adding great quality by incorporating him into the squad next season.

Having played 41 games this season in all competitions, he has returned an impressive 20 goal contributions with 7 goals and 13 assists. With a midfielder being one of the identified priorities this summer, Szoboszlai would not only add quality, but being able to be deployed in many different areas of the pitch, adds much needed versatility which is always a bonus for any squad.

If Newcastle do firm up their interest, the presence of a €70m (approx. £61.25m) release clause will leave Leipzig powerless to resist.


James Maddison

James Maddison is set to be playing his football away from the King Power next stadium but where that will be is still unclear at this moment. Newcastle and Tottenham are the two clubs that seem to be battling it out for the midfielder’s signature.

Maddison’s contract expires at the King Power at the end of next season, and Newcastle’s push for Champions League football could tip the odds in their favour.

Eddie Howe’s side were once again linked with Maddison in the January window, but the Foxes were keen on keeping their star man as they look to stave off relegation. But now it seems Maddison could be swayed with a move to Tyneside as he would go straight into the starting 11 for Newcastle.

Maddison has 17 goal involvements this season with 9 goals and 8 assists in 28 appearances in all competitions.


Perr Schuurs.

According to a report from TuttoMercatoWeb, Newcastle United are keen on improving their defensive unit this summer and they have identified the 23-year-old Torino defender as a potential target.

Dutch defender Perr Schuurs is highly rated around Europe as he has a big future ahead of him. Schuurs could partner his compatriot Sven Botman at the heart of Newcastle’s defence and help them improve in the coming seasons.

The Dutchman has impressed since joining the Italian club from Ajax at the start of the season and it remains to be seen whether Torino are prepared to let him leave at the end of the season, but Newcastle remain interested in the player.


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The fantastic ‘pad’ for seriously ill children and their families, opening in memory of Bradley Lowery



This is the incredible ‘pad’ where sick children can go for a well-deserved break with their families – and it is all in the name of Bradley Lowery.

‘Super Brad’s Pad’ is taking shape and could soon become a haven for people to ‘make memories’.

It will have five bedrooms, play rooms, a hot tub, enclosed garden and lots of other top-notch facilities.

It is all being made possible by the Bradley Lowery Foundation and the fantastic members of the public who are supporting it with donations.
But more help is needed to make sure fundraising targets are hit and here’s your chance to give support.
Bradley’s mum Gemma Lowery, who started the Foundation, said: “Families can spend days, weeks, months in hospital with a seriously ill child and being able to have a short getaway makes the world of difference to all of the families. 

“We want children to have the opportunities Bradley had when he wasn’t in hospital, we want parents to relax and enjoy each others company, away from the day to day life of being in hospital.”

Super Brad’s Pad will cater for up to 10 people per visit, so that ‘grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins can also enjoy being a part of the experience’ said the Foundation.

The aim is for the home to host around 100 families per year.

Fundraising was paused, and the holiday build was put on hold, during the pandemic.

But it is back in full swing and Gemma said the build was ‘coming along nicely’.

She added: “Every donation no matter how big or small means everything to us.”

Bradley touched the hearts of people all over the world. In 2017, he won a Child of Courage trophy at the Best of Wearside Awards.

Bradley lost his fight to neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer, in July of 2017.

Gemma founded the Bradley Lowery Foundation and started the charity which became a beacon of hope.

Since it was founded, it has raised more than £3million for dozens of poorly children.

It has also established a dedicated support line for the families of children with cancer, donated huge sums of money to researching childhood cancers and campaigned for new drugs to be introduced in the UK.

Gemma said: “Fundraising is hard for all charities at the moment. We appreciate every penny that is donated, especially because we still have £200,000 to finish the holiday home we are building in Scarborough.”

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Karl Darlow set for permanent move away from Newcastle United



After a successful loan spell to Hull City, Karl Darlow is poised for a permanent move away from St. James’.

Hull City manager Liam Rosenior has made it clear he wants to keep a hold of Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow.

Signing for the club in 2014 from Nottingham Forest, he went onto make 100 appearances for the magpies with his debut coming in 2015 under Steve McLaren. His best stint for the club was during the 2020/21 season making 25 appearances. He then saw himself fall out of favour when Martin Dubravka signed for the club and now with Nick Pope cementing the position as his own, Darlow saw himself drop down the pecking order.

Signing for Hull City on loan in January, he has since made 11 appearances keeping 5 clean sheets in the process, with three coming in the last four matches against good opposition in Millwall, Blackburn, and Watford.

“He’s been magnificent since he’s come in,” Rosenior said after Darlow’s clean sheet against Watford on Saturday. “I think he’s massively enjoying working here, I think he’s enjoying the club, he’s settled in with the players really really well.

“What I really like about Karl was as soon as he signed he had his young family come and join him and settle down in the area, and I think that’s helped him. Hopefully we’ll have discussions in the summer about his long-term future.”

Rosenior revealed earlier in the week his intention to keep Darlow at the club, and Hull are believed to be in discussions with Newcastle over making the goalkeeper’s stay at the MKM Stadium permanent – as his loan agreement is believed to have as an option.

Contracted at St. James’ until 2025, it seems as though a permanent move to Hull City would be the best thing for Darlow with his position at Newcastle United seemingly gone.


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Our Premier League Team of the Season 2022/2023



With the season drawing to a close, we have put together our Premier League Team of the Season.

In what has been a season that is set to go right down to the very end, it has been yet another spectacular campaign of football with players breaking out on to the scene and some very memorable moments.

Lets have a look at who we have decided is in the starting 11 for the Team of the Season.

The starting 11 was chosen in terms of not only who we think has been the best in those positions, but also who has either exceeded expectations but also who has done exactly what was expected of them in their position.

Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier and Sven Botman mean Newcastle United make up 60% of the defence in this team, but for good reason. This season, the magpies are currently bosting the best defence in the league conceding the least amount of goals, 24 to be precise.

William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko make up the remaining two spots in the defence, the Arsenal duo have had a great campaign with the gunners still sat top of the league and looking to get their first league title in nearly 20 years.

A midfield three of Casemiro, Keving De Bruyne, and Martin Odegaard, three players so vital to their clubs and all having a wonderful season, it’s hard to put anyone else in there over them.

Up top, we have a front three of Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, and Erling Haaland as all three players have had goals, influence, and star power in their clubs to push them to the very top this season.

The substitutes include top of the league goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, which seems harsh to leave him out of the starting squad but up against Nick Pope, either could go in and it would be a good decision, but Ramsdale just makes it onto our bench.

Ben Mee has had a cracking season with Brentford seeing them looking set to enjoy a top half finish with him at the heart of defence. Luke Shaw gets on the bench after a solid season under Ten Hag at United.

Bruno Guimaraes, Gabriel Martinelli, and Harry Kane are the remaining players on the bench, all have had a fantastic season but unfortunately only make the bench for this squad.

Roberto De Zerbi is the manager of the season for us, having joined Brighton in September following Graham Potter’s departure, many thought this spelt the end of Brighton’s good fortunes in the Premier League, but not only did De Zerbi do better than expected of him, he has taken a very good Brighton and Hove Albion team and improved them navigating them to a top half finish.

Manchester City only see two players in this team, although they have had a great season, the rotation of the team sees a great team instead of individual players, which is a testament to how Pep Guardiola wants his teams to be.


Premier League 22/23 Team of the Season:

Nick Pope (GK), Kieran Trippier, William Saliba, Sven Botman, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Casemiro, Kevin De Bruyne, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, Erling Haaland.


Aaron Ramsdale (GK), Ben Mee, Luke Shaw, Bruno Guimaraes, Alexis Mac Allister, Gabriel Martinelli, Harry Kane

Manager: Roberto De Zerbi (Brighton)


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