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Newcastle United FC transfer news: Rafa Benitez reignites interest in Angers forward Nicolas Pepe

23 May

Newcastle have reignited their interest in Angers forward Nicolas Pepe, who is also a target for Watford. The Magpies will kick off next season back in the Premier League and have been tipped to strengthen their attack this summer. Pepe has been a long-term target for the north east club but they failed in a […]

Gerrard, Totti and other players who played and starred for their boyhood club

21 May

Philipp Lahm has decided to hang up his boots after years of service to Bayern Munich, his boyhood club. “It was my life being on the pitch and I especially enjoyed the times together with the team and the staff,” Lahm said after winning his final game – a 4-1 hammering of Freiburg. He celebrated another […]

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez plots double raid for Gabriel Pires and Andre Gray

21 May

The Sunday People claim Benitez is keen to snap up Pires who has impressed at La Liga minnows Leganes. The 23-year-old began his career at Juventus – but didn’t make an appearance for the Turin-based giants. Benitez could face a huge battle for his signature, though.

Niall Quinn: Sunderland should learn from rivals Newcastle if they want to bounce back

21 May

“Everyone suffers – fans, players, staff, the manager, the owner and as soon as it happened my thoughts were to take a deep breath, see if the group that’s in place there now, the football department, the coach, the owner, can find a plan that will have a positive effect.” And he added: “I remember […]

Football sex abuse claims: Former Newcastle youth coach George Ormond charged with 29 counts of historic sexual offences

19 May

Northumbria Police have charged former Newcastle youth team coach George Ormond with 29 counts of sexual offences between 1973 and 1988. The 61-year-old, who lives in Newton Abbot, is due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on Friday, June 9.  In a statement, assistant chief constable Darren Best said: “We have had a dedicated team […]

Newcastle transfer raid: Rafa Benitez wants Burnley striker Ashley Barnes in £6m deal

19 May

Barnes has made 30 appearances for Burnley this season. But he could be off to St James’ Park, The Mirror report. * NEWCASTLE TRANSFER SPECIAL: WHO THE TOON COULD GO FOR THIS SUMMER * They say Rafa Benitez is ready to slap down a £6m offer to the Clarets. Sam Vokes and Andre Gray are […]

Newcastle transfer raid: Rafa Benitez wants Premier League striker in £6m deal

19 May

Barnes has made 30 appearances for Burnley this season. But he could be off to St James’ Park, The Mirror report. * NEWCASTLE TRANSFER SPECIAL: WHO THE TOON COULD GO FOR THIS SUMMER * They say Rafa Benitez is ready to slap down a £6m offer to the Clarets. Sam Vokes and Andre Gray are […]

Ex-football coach faces sex charges

19 May

Image copyright Northumbria Police Image caption George Ormond will appear in court next month Former Newcastle United youth coach George Ormond has been charged with 29 sex offences, police have said. The 61-year-old, of Newton Abbot, Devon, is alleged to have committed the offences between 1973 and 1998. He is due to appear before Newcastle […]

Newcastle: Former Newcastle assistant Fabio Pecchia to lead Hellas Verona in Serie A

19 May

Pecchia followed Rafael Benitez to St James’ Park in February 2016 but returned to his native Italy last summer when Verona approached him following their relegation to Serie B. The 43-year-old will remain in charge at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi after receiving the backing of Hellas president Maurizio Setti in the wake of Thursday’s […]

Newcastle scouting Premier League ace as Rafa Benitez looks to boost attack

18 May

ESPN’s report adds that Crystal Palace have also got their eye on Barnes as they look to add striking options for the Autumn. The Eagles didn’t have much threat up front outside of Christian Benteke this season, with injuries curtailing the campaigns of Connor Wickham and Frazier Campbell. Barnes netted six goals this season for […]