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Links to Trossard and Merino emerge, Emery appointment comes too late for Toon clash, Spurs reaction

Matt · Monday 24th October 2022
Links to Trossard and Merino emerge, Emery appointment comes too late for Toon clash, Spurs reaction

MONDAY'S CHAT

Fresh transfer links

  • Twitter gossip links Newcastle with former centre-midfielder Mikel Merino
  • The Spaniard has been a regular for Real Sociedad since leaving the Magpies in 2018, featuring 168 times and scoring 17 goals
  • The link has not been substantiated by any notable sources, but it's not the first time a move for the player has been mooted
  • Elsewhere, rumour mills suggest Toon bosses have decided upon making a £25million bid for Brighton's Leandro Trossard
  • Seagulls winger is having an impressive season, scoring six in 11
  • Again, the claim has not been repeated by any of the local journalists

Villa's new boss won't face Newcastle

"I thought about the offer and I spoke with (Villarreal president) Fernando Roig but I also had to take into account that we were in the Champions League with Villarreal, mid-season. In the end, with a lot of respect for Villarreal, and a lot of respect for Newcastle, I decided to stay here. I am happy here and we are doing an important job."

Festive fixtures confirmed

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  • Newcastle United Women won 12-0 against Gateshead Rutherford Ladies at the weekend to secure passage into the Women's FA Cup First Round proper
  • The Lasses will go away to fellow fourth-tier side Hull City Ladies in the tie
  • In case you missed it, the Smoggies have appointed Michael Carrick as manager. Jonathan Woodgate also returns to Boro as his first team coach.
  • As of Monday evening, there are approximately thirty tickets still on sale for the Crystal Palace cup game
  • With fewer than 1000 Palace fans expected and spare seats being snapped up by home fans, it's set to be one of the biggest home backings in potentially decades
  • Another point of interest; it'll be the first time home fans have experienced safe standing at St James' Park