Author Archives: Russell Edge

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Verdict: Newcastle must make exception over rarely-seen player amid reported contract worries

By | 20th June 2019

OPINION With so much speculation regarding the club’s future it should come as little surprise to hear that Newcastle United are choosing to shelve contract talks. A takeover deal, which would see new owners and therefore new ambitions on Tyneside, could change everything in terms of what players are tied down to new terms and […]

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Journalist reveals behind-the-scenes frustrations at Newcastle as agent talks grind to a halt

By | 20th June 2019

Newcastle United have put agent talks over new contracts on hold which has resulted in frustrations behind the scenes, according to Lee Ryder. The Chronicle reporter, writing on the newspaper’s live blog (20/06, 13:24), claims that things have come to a standstill at St James’ Park as the club undergo a period of uncertainty amid […]

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‘It will depend on me’ – Newcastle int’l reveals what he would love for his future

By | 20th June 2019

Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu has revealed he wants to stay at the club for the foreseeable future and that he believes his ability will allow him to. The Ghanaian international has spent the last three seasons at St James’ Park, the first as a loanee from Chelsea in the Championship before turning his move […]

Journalist: This is what BZG need to do to seal swift Newcastle takeover

By | 20th June 2019

The Bin Zayed Group need to remain transparent and prepared to prove their funds if they want their Newcastle United takeover bid to progress smoothly, according to journalist Andrew Musgrove. The Chronicle reporter, writing in a column for the newspaper, claims that the signs over a deal taking place are positive, with the creation of […]

Verdict: Most Newcastle fans must be fuming over reported update on exit-linked favourite

By | 20th June 2019

OPINION To say Newcastle United’s youth system has been woefully underproducing in terms of promising talents making the step up to the first team would be something of an understatement. At the start of the 2018/19 season, the only representative among the Magpies’ squad who had spent any time cutting his teeth on Tyneside was […]

Report reveals Newcastle stance in Benitez contract negotiations

By | 20th June 2019

The contract tabled to Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is the club’s final offer with a number of the terms viewed as non-negotiable, according to the Sun. The newspaper claim that the stance from the Magpies behind-the-scenes is that their short-term offer to Benitez is the last that will be put the way of the […]

Verdict: Rarely seen Newcastle duo surely facing fight for survival as PL bargain hunt reported

By | 19th June 2019

OPINION There is no questioning that Martin Dubravka has been a complete and utter success at Newcastle United since signing back in January 2018. The Slovakian international seemed a strange signing halfway through the Magpies’ first season back in the Premier League, with the likes of Karl Darlow, Rob Elliot and hot prospect Freddie Woodman […]

Verdict: Big name boss linked with Newcastle must not be ruled out as lid lifted on future

By | 19th June 2019

OPINION Despite it being the off-season there is plenty for Newcastle United fans to mull over – not least the future of their manager. There is less than a fortnight until Rafael Benitez’s contract at St James’ Park comes to an end and there is understandably plenty of trepidation over what might happen if the […]

Newcastle ready raid for highly-rated talent up for free at PL rivals – Transfer Talk

By | 19th June 2019

Newcastle United are looking at raiding newly promoted Norwich City for promising goalkeeper Jon McCracken this summer, according to Football Insider. The reputable football news outlet claim on their website that the Magpies have set their sights on the highly rated 19-year-old shot stopper to give Rafael Benitez added options between the sticks. It is […]

Long-serving Newcastle int’l told to find new club – Report

By | 18th June 2019

Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot has been told to find a new club this summer as the Magpies look to get him off the books, according to the Chronicle. The newspaper claim on their website that the 33-year-old Republic of Ireland international, who is among the club’s longest-serving players since joining from Charlton Athletic back […]