Tottenham to move for Dutch winger after securing Dutch striker

Tottenham will make a second, improved bid of £17 million for AZ striker Vincent Janssen in a bid to tie up the Netherlands star’s signature, according to Dutch source Algemeen Dagblad. Other Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf (via Tribal Football) had claimed that West Ham want to win the race for the in-demand striker with a similar bid but the 22-year-old Netherlands international is only interested in joining the Spurs after already rejecting a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Janssen attracted the interests of a bunch of European clubs after scoring 27 goals for AZ Alkmaar…

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New Everton boss sets sights on a duo of new players

New Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to make Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul his first signing at Goodison Park while he is also weighing up a move for Zenit midfielder Axel Witsel. Koeman was confirmed as the Toffees new manager on Tuesday after signing a three-year contract worth £6 million a year to succeed Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park, with the club paying £5 million to Southampton. According to various English reports, as one from The Guardian, the Dutch manager wants to move quickly on the summer transfer market in order to…

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Premier League clubs ranked based on transfer policy: Leicester lead, four big clubs fail to deliver

With the Premier League season in the books, it’s time to look back at the efficiency of all the English clubs’ transfer policies during the summer and winter transfer windows. The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) calculated the average transfer fee per player fielded for every Premier League club and compared those rankings to the ones in reality. Not surprisingly, Leicester City lead the way. The Foxes jumped 17 places, no club in Europe’s five biggest football competitions came close and in England Watford are ranked second with a mark of…

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Twitter trolls Newcastle and Rafa Benitez after relegation from Premier League

Sunderland will stay in the Premier League as the Black Cats beat Everton 3-0 at the Stadium of Light with goals from Patrick van Aanholt and Lamine Kone (2). Consequently, Norwich and Newcastle are relegated to The Championship, and Twitter especially trolled The Magpies and coach Rafa Benitez. Rafa Benitez has gone from Napoli, to Real Madrid, to the Championship in the space of 12 months. — Gaby McKay (@GabyMcKay) 11 mei 2016 Newcastle spent more than any other European club over the past two windows (£83 million), and it’s down too.…

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Top five most valuable Premier League loanees

A promising young player isn’t always able to break through in a senior squad. Therefore, being loaned to a smaller club could offer that player experience, develop his skills, and increase his confidence. However, loaning players to other clubs isn’t restricted to young guns, which is proven by the Premier League’s top five most valuable loanees this season (via Transfermarkt). 5. Florian Thauvin (Newcastle United) – £6.75 million First up is Florian Thauvin. The 23-year-old joined Newcastle in the summer of 2015 for £13.76 million but was never able to prove…

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Premier League’s relegation battle is heating up: who will stay up?

With just a couple of matches left to play in this season’s Premier League, the relegation battle is heating up massively. So who will stay up: Norwich City, Sunderland, or Newcastle United? With just 16 points from 34 matches and conceding 65 goals, Aston Villa are already certain of playing in The Championship next season. Three teams are battling to remain in England’s top flight, with two of them joining the Villains in the second tier. Newcastle are currently ranked 19th with 29 points and four matches left to play.…

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ICYMI: Sergio Aguero’s historical but controversial goal [Video]

On Tuesday, Manchester City were unable to secure a win at St James Park against Newcastle. The Citizens drew 1-1 and are in danger of dropping back to fourth place if Arsenal beat West Bromwich. Sergio Aguero scored City’s goal, his 22nd of the season and his 100th in the league in just his 147th appearance. Only Alan Shearer reached that amount of goals in fewer matches than the Argentine. Only Alan Shearer reached 100 Premier League goals in fewer matches than Sergio Aguero. #BPL pic.twitter.com/P0wwVnUlIf — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC)…

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Injured Jack Butland sends class message to injured Rob Elliot

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland and Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot are set to miss Euro 2016 for England and Ireland respectively. Butland damaged ankle ligaments in England’s win over Germany, while Elliot will be out for six months with damage to his cruciate ligament. Butland sent a class message to his colleague via Twitter, and even offered him to watch the Euro’s together. mate, gutted for you and wish you a solid recovery! you can come round mine and we can watch the euros together! head up mate! @the_dilsh 🙏🏼 —…

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Premier League trio fighting for Dutch star striker

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Newcastle, Southampton and Stoke are reportedly lining up bids for Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost. The 26-year-old is said to be valued at £15 million by the Bundesliga side, according to Sport Bild and as reported by Goal. Rumours have suggested that the 26-year-old is unhappy at the German club, and he suffered a broken foot during training in January, which has restricted his league appearances to just 16 and his league goals to seven this term. Newcastle, with new coach Rafa Benitez, are in search for a star striker in order…

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Newcastle reportedly in talks with Rafa Benitez to save their season

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Reports in Spain are suggesting Newcastle United are in talks with former Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez to replace Steve McLaren on the bench. Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague broke the news on Thursday that Spanish outlet AS had revealed talks between the Magpies and the 55-year-old on a three-year-contract. Three year deal for Rafa at Newcastle according to @diarioas. Not the first time he thought about the club. The long term project he wanted — Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) 10 maart 2016 Benitez spent six years in charge of Liverpool, winning the…

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This day in history: Premier League’s finest goal ever? [Video]

On March 2, 2002, Dennis Bergkamp scored probably the finest goal in Premier League history. With a touch of genius, the Dutchman controlled a pass by Robert Pires and hit the net in a game against Newcastle. Just watch and learn from one of the best strikers to ever play in England’s top flight: Brilliant Bergkamp stuns NewcastleThe finest goal in #BPL history? On this day 14 years ago, an unforgettable moment from Dennis Bergkamp… Geplaatst door Premier League op woensdag 2 maart 2016

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Star striker deals massive transfer blow to Premier League giants

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Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he has always dreamed of playing for Real Madrid. There’s not a single top club in Europe that isn’t interested in the services of the reigning African Footballer of the Year, a trophy Aubameyang won by famously beating Yaya Toure, who won it four years running. The 26-year-old is also wanted by the likes of Arsenal , Manchester United and Liverpool, who are willing to splash a serious amount of cash to lure the Gabon man away from the Bundesliga. But now, Aubameyang has dealt a…

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Former Newcastle star teaches horse how to play football…dressed like a dinosaur [Video]

Life without the game of football can be boring, so former Newcastle star Faustino Asprilla decided to teach his horse how to do it…while being dressed like a dinosaur! “Teaching my horse Firulai to play football,” the Colombian said on Twitter. Enseñándole a mi caballo Firulai a jugad futbol. pic.twitter.com/OBN1trmzm0 — Faustino Asprilla (@TinoasprillaH) 18 februari 2016 Asprilla played with the Magpies from 1996 until 1998, scoring 14 goals in 54 appearances and famously hitting a hat-trick in the Champions League to beat Barcelona 3-2.

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Diego Costa breaks nose: “We’ll be a Zorro team”

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is expected to be fit to play in a mask against Newcastle on Saturday after breaking his nose in training on Thursday, according to The Telegraph. The striker was injured in a clash of heads with 18-year-old Canadian youth-team defender Fikayo Tomori, who had been promoted to the senior squad for the remainder of the season to cover for the loss of Kurt Zouma to an ACL injury. The Spaniard will join Gary Cahill, Nemanja Matic and Cesar Azpilicueta in sporting facial protection this season, with the likes of Cesc…

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Newcastle were biggest spenders during the winter transfer window

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Newcastle were the biggest spenders during the winter transfer window, with all Premier League clubs spending a total of £186.4 million in January, according to The Daily Mail. The Magpies brought Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend and Henri Saivet to St. James’ Park, spending a total of £28.5m on those three players, while also landing Seydou Doumbia on loan from Italian giants AS Roma. Two other clubs topped the £20m spending limit and that were Watford and Norwich, with both spending £26.1m. The Hornets bought Abdoulaye Doucoure from Rennes for £8m and Adalberto Penaranda for…

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Newcastle sign striker and still interested in Baggies star

Relegation-threatened Newcastle have added to their attacking options by signing Senegalese striker Seydou Doumbia on-loan for the rest of the season from Serie A club Roma, according to the BBC. The Magpies are also reportedly looking into signing West Brom striker Saido Berahino. The 28-year-old made his name in European football at Russian giants CSKA Moscow, scoring a very creditable 66 goals in 108 league appearances for CSKA. Doumbia only moved to Italy in the winter transfer window in 2015, but failed to settle in the eternal city. The Magpies…

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Study reveals Arsenal will win the Premier League

Arsenal are going to win the Premier League for the first time since 2004, that is if you believe a computer. American company Stats simulated each of the remaining league matches 10,000 times in order to predict the final standings, as reported by the Sun. The Gunners came out on top with a predicted 74.8 points and a 45.3 per cent chance of taking home their first Premier League crown in 12 years, just ahead of Manchester City, with the Citizens finishing with an estimated 74.1 points and a title winning chance of 42.3 percent.…

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Newcastle star’s father forced through his son’s move to Belgium in most unusual fashion

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s father is alleged to have forced through his son’s move to Anderlecht in most unusual fashion, threatening to bomb Partizan Belgrade if they blocked his son’s transfer, according to Goal. It was the club’s former captain Albert Nadj, who worked for the club as a co-ordinator in transfer deals until recently, who broke the news The Newcastle striker spent six years in Partizan’s youth academy before moving to Teleoptik, where he spent his first season as a professional in the 2011-2012 season. Mitrovic returned to Partizan, scoring 15 goals in…

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Aston Villa in talks with former Premier League goal getter

Aston Villa can use all the points they need and have been in talks with former Premier League goal getter Obafemi Martins to make a return from the MLS, according to The Sun. The Nigerian striker revealed talks between him and The Villans. The 31-year-old claims that he has received an interesting offer to join Villa. The report also claims that an approach was made four weeks ago with Villa looking to sign him on loan. Villa have endured an atricious season, sitting in 20th and last place in the table with…

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