Newcastle United have had an offer turned down for Josha Vagnoman, according to reports on Thursday morning.

The defender is rated as one of the best young prospects in German football and was the subject of widespread links with English clubs in January.

Over in Germany, it is Hamburger Abendblatt who have reported that the Newcastle offer was turned down by Hamburger SV.

The club have just been relegated from the Bundesliga but German newspaper claims that Hamburger SV don’t want to cash in on the player and that Josha Vagnoman himself, is keen to stay.

They say that their information is that the 17 year old will sign a three year contract with the option of an extra year.

Normally playing as a left-back, Vagnoman can also play on the right and is a very athletic and powerful player already, plus he has ability going forward.

Back in the January window, and since then, the youngster has been linked with many clubs, including Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester City. Earlier in the year a price tag of at last £3m was reported as his valuation.

A regular for the Hamburger SV Under 19s this past season, he made his Bundesliga debut in March at the age of only 17 years 3 months. It was a tough one, as he came on with 20 minutes remaining with his club already 4-0 down to Bayern Munich, the final score 6-0.

Josha Vagnoman was scouted by many clubs at last year’s Under 17s World Cup, he impressed as he played every game for Germany who lost in the quarter-finals, with of course England the eventual winners of the tournament.

After the January window closed, the player stated he was more than happy to stay and develop with Hamburger SV rather than look to move elsewhere in the immediate future:

“The key is that I feel comfortable with Hamburger SV.

“I feel good here and everything fits. “

Vagnoman has been regularly training with the first team this past season and actually Hamburger SV’s relegation could help accelerate his development, as he will surely now get opportunities next season in the German second tier.

Whilst of course everybody wants to see Rafa himself sign a new deal and quality senior players come in, good to hear signs that the Newcastle boss is also potentially planning long-term and trying to bring in young quality players when they are affordable.



  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Same old, same old, age, price etc etc.
    bet Rafa`s never even heard of him & Penfold would have offered £2m below market price.

  • Kneebotherm8

    Transfer of the day….who will it be tomorrow…….

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      We`ll have this lark for the next 85 days

      • Peaky

        🎵🎵 It’s A Cruel Cruel Summer🎵🎵🎵🎵….

      • Kneebotherm8

        Unfortunately…

      • Jezza

        Yes, the publicity stunts have already begun. “United ready to smash transfer record”, “couldn’t get them over the line”, “won’t be held to ransom” etc etc over and over again.

  • Leicester Mag

    Don’t know about Vagnoman more likely to go after the less promising Journeyman

    • MadMag83

      Or the equally uninspiring Absolutelynoman…

      • Leicester Mag

        Or the Japanese international NeeFuuka

        • MadMag83

          😂 and don’t forget the Swiss lad, Frei Tranz Furr

  • Peaky

    Vagnoman……is he not in these ‘superhero’ films doing the rounds ???

    • Jezza

      Just read the article and realised we’re talking about a 17 year old kid. What on earth is the point in publishing this article. Is The Mag really that desperate for some utterly futile transfer speculation?

    • Rich Lawson

      Get’s killed by a dodgy tackle from The Hulk in the 1st 3min’s of the new Avenger’s film

      • Peaky

        That’s him…thought so
        😂😂

  • Rich Lawson

    17,”one for the future”. No, we need proper prem’ experience to improve the squad now !!

    • Guest 2

      Aye, what futures have any of the youngsters had here? Nil, that’s what.

  • Peaky

    Rafa practically already at West Ham according to The Evening Standard….

  • Andy Mac

    I could write a book about the number of players we’ve made bids for during the Fatman era. Just the one’s we’ve bid for but couldn’t get over the line🤔

  • fistsofsteel2

    Oh! We nearly signed someone else again. Here we go…….same old same old.

    Rafa will go. Fat Sam in for another fat pay day.

  • I think 10m should be enough to secure a deal here but we probably offered 3 or 4 :)
    Rafa is definitely not looking at 18-year-olds to break into the top 8, so he could only be seen as a backup to Dummett.

  • ghostrider

    We are not signing players until the managerial issue is sorted out.
    Does Rafa sign on or does he sign off and we install a new manager?
    Once we know either way, then we can start taking transfers a bit more serious.