Ramos links intensify, Tranmere picked for TV, Commercial Partnerships Manager advertised
YOUR THURSDAY ROUND-UP
Gonçalo Ramos links intensify
- Fabrizio Romano claims that Benfica striker is now Magpies' 'top target'
- According to SportWitness, Nottingham Forest had a bid of £27million turned down earlier in the transfer window
- Portuguese newspaper 'Record' state that the club are holding out for a fee of around £37million
- Jacque Talbot reports that the Eagles had anticipated Ramos moving to Wolves this summer
- Ramos featured mostly as a second striker last season behind Darwin Nunez, scoring six goals in all competitions
- He scored a hat-trick earlier this month in a Champions League qualifier against Midtjylland. See goals below.
Other transfer links
- No direct link, but Romano states that Marseille's Bamba Dieng will leave the club if someone pays around £12.7million
- Spurs' Tanguy Ndombele has been offered to Newcastle, though the Chronicle reports that Eddie Howe may be non-plussed on the midfielder
- Lyon President Bruno Cheyrou says offer has not yet been received for Lucas Paqueta
- No meaningful updates re persisting rumours such as Maddison, Harrison, Pulisic, Gallagher, Hudson-Odoi
- The club has supposedly requested alerts from the likes of Spurs and Chelsea regarding loan options
- Further to last night's League Cup draw, the Round 2 fixture will be televised live from Prenton Park from 7:45pm on Wednesday 23rd August
NUFCW trounce Park View in friendly
Club seeking latest executive addition
- Further to appointments such as Dan Ashworth and Darren Eales, the club continues to seek additional furnishings in the corporate departments
- A new Commercial Partnerships Manager is being advertised
- The person will focus on the 'acquisition and retention of commercial partners' with a view to meeting new revenue growth targets
- 'Identifying valuable emerging markets through ongoing research' will also be the duty of the Manager
Young goalkeeper signs
- Scott Wilson of the Echo reports that East Fife's 19-year-old goalkeeper Jude Smith is set to join the club
Targett interview with NUFCTV
- On Saturday's win: we weren't clinical enough but dominated
- Hopes it isn't long before his first goal
- Easy decision to make switch permanent
- Talks about the positives of being spotted and spoken to whilst out in the community
- SJP crowd gives him "another set of lungs."
- Says Eddie Howe has changed the philosophy and that playing Newcastle used to be easy
- A top ten finish would represent good progress
- Wants our identity to be dominant and to create loads of chances
- Has ambitions of getting into the England set-up
Dan Burn speaks and stuff
- On this weekend's clash with former club Brighton (quotes from The Chronicle):
"I'm looking forward to it! It'll be strange but I am looking forward to it as I did not get the chance to say goodbye to the fans properly.
"A lot of staff I also didn't get to see because it happened so quickly. It will be a tough game and we know we have only won one match so we need to kick on and put in another performance.
"I'm hugely (indebted to Brighton). They took a chance to take me to the Premier League at the time. All the staff and the manager there, I wouldn't be where I am without them. So it will be nice to go back and see people.
"It's always tough at Brighton. They are very good and showed that last season and by winning at Man United last Sunday. We will prepare properly just like we did for Forest and I am sure we will have a game plan."
"(The win against Forest) was good and exactly what we wanted. We worked hard in pre-season knowing that we wanted to start the game with a lot of intensity. I thought we dominated the game and it was one of those days where we had a lot of ball. But we couldn't score until Fabby popped up with a worldie.
"Our whole thing at the moment is 'intensity is our identity' that's what the gaffer has drilled into us. Everything we want to do, feed off the fans and start well - and not let teams press us and stuff."
- The BBC have reported that there will be a drinks break this weekend
- News comes amid forecasts of up to 37 degrees Celsius in some places on Saturday
Elliot joins Heed
- Former Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot has joined Gateshead as a technical director
- Elliot said: “I want to use my experience at football clubs to put a structure in place, hopefully, try and generate the fanbase and make the club as sustainable as possible."
- The stopper was most recently on the books at Watford, after 68 appearances in nine years at the Toon