Rafa Benitez is desperate to add a couple of defenders in these last 24 hours of the transfer window, and is frantically working through a list of targets, according to north east media.

The latest name to be put forward is Marlon Santos, more commonly known as just Marlon.

The Brazilian centre-back is with Barcelona and over in Spain, newspaper Sport has reported on Wednesday late afternoon that a provisional loan deal is on the verge of being agreed with Newcastle.

The centre-back turns 23 next month and Sport reports that the deal is mainly dependent on a work permit being granted.

Barcelona signed Marlon on a season’s loan from Brazilian club Fluminese in summer 2016, the defender making two La Liga appearances as well as playing regularly for the Barcelona reserve team.

He did enough to earn a £4m move and a four year contract last summer (2017) but was then instantly loaned out to Nice.

It was a two year loan arrangement with an option to buy for £18m at the end of it but the loan deal was cut short this summer when Nice boss Patrick Vieira decided not to continue with it.

The Spanish newspaper report says that a Newcastle loan deal wouldn’t include an option to buy (covering Lejeune’s absence this season) and that a work permit isn’t a formality, the player having only appeared up to Under 20 level for Brazil.

They state that the loan fee payable for Newcastle is believed to be £1.8m for the season’s loan.



  • SuperDesHamilton

    Spent last season on loan at Nice playing Centre Half with Dante, that poor lad…Dante is utter garbage & Marlon spent most his time trying to cover

    • Kenny

      work permit problems here Des

      • SuperDesHamilton

        So the club can say oh look we tried but couldn’t get a work permit…

        Normal clubs would sort transfer with work permits needed week in advance not 24 hours before the window closes…

        • Kenny

          couldn`t get him over the line

          • Ben Jones

            You should do stand-up, that could be your ‘where’s me washboard’

          • Jezza

            “United allowed Jamaal Lascelles to leave for a club record fee believing they had Marlon in the bag only for a late hitch with the work permit to scupper the loan deal for the highly acclaimed young Brazillian defender”.

            Lee Ryder, Evening Chronicle 10th August 2018

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            every bit of this (even though you have me blocked for some reason)

          • Ben Jones

            You know why…..

            Kevin

          • Wezza

            I can see that happening!

      • SuperDesHamilton

        It says Sassuolo bidded £12 million for him as well

  • Jimblag23

    I wonder whether this will turn out to be BS? I don’t actually obviously.

  • Paul Patterson

    Complete rubbish, we have two players on loan and that’s the maximum.

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      not quite… its the maximum from English sides. though that doesn’t mean this isn’t still complete rubbish

      • Paul Patterson

        I see. Should have read the rulebook.

      • Nufc1982

        No it’s not. It’s 2 from premier league clubs. We have Kenedy (Premier league club) and Rondon (Championship club), so we can still have another loan from a Premier league club (except Chelsea).

        • mactoon

          4 from English clubs but only 2 during 1 transfer window. We have Kenedy and Rondon so any further loans from English clubs will have to be during the January window.

          • Milburn_Taylor

            that`s right

          • mactoon

            so lets get Ronaldo :)

          • Ram Kishore

            I think Rondon is not from a PL side.. it says 2 from a PL side..Not english clubs

          • mactoon

            It relates to Premier and English clubs.

            From the Premier League website:

            Loans between “Premier League clubs and other English counterparts” are officially called temporary transfers.

            Under the rules in the Premier League Handbook 2017/18 (Download PDF, size: 46.1MB), there are restrictions on how many players Premier League clubs can loan from other “Premier League/English clubs.”

            They are:

            – Premier League clubs may not register more than two players on loan at any one time.

            – The maximum number of loans registrable in the same season is four, and, under no circumstances, shall more than one be from the same club at any one time.
            – Premier League clubs cannot loan to another Premier League club a player they have acquired in the same transfer window.
            – A Premier League club may loan not more than one of its goalkeepers to another Premier League club

          • Ram Kishore

            Thanks pal for clarifying ☺☺

    • Awaymag

      I think thats from premier league clubs, thats why we are sniffing around Europe..

    • Kenny

      you can get as many loans as you want from abroad, don`t tell Ashley

    • mactoon

      I think it is:

      4 maximum per season from other english clubs, but only 2 at any transfer time, and only one from any single club.

      Plus as many as we want from NON-ENGLISH clubs, as these are not registered as loans.

    • Ram Kishore

      The Max from PL is 2 for season, those two can be replaced with two other players in Jan if we want.
      Any number of overseas loans

  • Superdooperhooper

    I see wolves have spent another 18m today . And we’re barrel scraping for more loan signings !

    • Wezza

      What an utter joke! It is no wonder people are organising protests! What a disgusting regime!

    • Big Hairy Man

      The Boro made an £18m signing today also. Mind you they have an owner who wants the best for the club. Mike Ashley wants what’s best for Mike Ashley.

      • Ben Jones

        Sold 18m player
        Loaned striker for a year
        Currently around 28m profit in this window

        • Kenny

          🤡 Troll

      • Jezza

        £126 million television money, £30 million transfer profit this summer alone yet Championship clubs with 20,000 crowds are paying the kind of transfer fees we dare not dream about.

        • mactoon

          Because they speculate by spending money that the club hasn’t received yet so put the club in short term debt until the money is banked. Something Ashley won’t do.

          • Jezza

            Ashley won’t even dip into the club’s huge profits to buy players never mind put the club in debt to do so.

          • Martin Rooney

            and they are panicking about ZAHA.

        • Martin Rooney

          does every member of every crowd pay the same price.
          I noted Crystal palaces boxes are 55,000 where ours start at less than 25,000 each box at palace is worth 60 fans at nufc, with 50 boxes thats 3000 fans whose cash means nowt, or six thousand if we talk about the family area in the leazes of one parent one kid.

        • Ram Kishore

          No jezza, they haven’t signed anyone yet but they will sign bolasie for 15 million ..
          Kinda unsettling when I woke up today to read sky.
          Wolves about to sign Zichenko,Dendonker
          Fulham for Mallo and Bryan.. they are hungry and signings of players exciting the fans..

      • Ram Kishore

        No they signed Jordon Hugill on loan and sold Adama Traroe for 18 million to Wolves. 15 million for Ben Gibson and 7+3 for Patrick Bamford..
        They are trying to sign Bolasie for 15m ig

  • Wezza

    I said there could be more loans! This regime is an absolute joke.
    If Lascelles is sold tomorrow game over.

    • Ram Kishore

      Lasxelles is not going pal.. yes too many loans makes us look like poor.. but let’s move on with Lascelles speculation lol

  • kingfisher

    Bonus row resolved
    The dispute over squad bonuses that caused players to refuse interview requests after United’s last two games and other promotional work recently has now been settled. As if Rafa didn’t have enough to worry about, the players go on strike.

    The Ashley apologists mantra of “support the team and not the regime” is laughable when considered alongside this bonus scenario. If these millionaire footballers are comfortable going on strike for more money,( they must be down to their last £500,000 by now) they are not in the least concerned about the consequences. Their selfish, greedy behaviour has inevitably caused Rafa problems, and damaged morale, and therefore performances will suffer.

    • 52k

      So every other team in the league get these bonuses but we don’t. That will work…want premier league players have to pay premier league money

      • oompalumpa

        Spot on

      • Martin Rooney

        But they do they got £9m two month ago for finishing where they should have given the squad. they wanted an increase, but didn’t get one and agreed to the same as last years, which is so generous that it offers 6 times the value of NUFC winning the league cup. So if we win the league cup it would wipe out next years transfer budget before March. Its a very generous bonus for success,

    • robbersdog

      They’re professionals, not supporters, and they play the game for money. Bonuses are an integral part of players’ remuneration in the Premier League, and our players are perfectly entitled to a decent bonus scheme.

      This dispute was caused by Ashley being the a*sehole that we all know he is, and the players have my full support.

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      trying to get paid as much as you can for your unique (and desirable) skillset is not only not greedy, it’s the very foundation for every labor movement in the history of existence. The owners and controllers of production are almost unilaterally at fault when it comes to labor disputes. Mike Ashley is at the very front of the “screw the workers over for his own personal gain” line.

  • Milburn_Taylor

    Laughing stock of the premiership

    • Jezza

      Laughing stock of the whole of English football. Even our local rivals recently relegated to Division Three will end the summer window with a bigger net spend than us.

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Back from your little huff fatty? Where maximus the drunk

        • Billmag

          He’s posting under Jon Magg in the Chron, it must be him because he’s very abusive.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Is that alcoholic maximus? What gave it away the incoherent swearing when someone says something different ?

          • Billmag

            Swearing, have a look it isn’t only Leazes that’s inspector clouseau on here.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Jon mag just popped up on here, I can’t make out what he’s saying to me because it’s typed out in mong

          • Billmag

            He gets really angry he needs anger management.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Fat, ugly, married but doesn’t stay in the martial bed, gets drunk, people hate him in his local, hates anyone who disagrees. That’s what I think he’s like

          • JonMag

            i post on here as JonMag as well, you should check your fact big mouth, iv`e seen you on the chron, a$$hole

          • Billmag

            Triple mmm, soldier, Jon Magg, big gob.

          • JonMag

            blah blah blah

          • JonMag

            see you on the chron you stupid C nut

          • Billmag

            No problem.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            The mask has slipped that’s definitely alcoholic maximus

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Proper little gimp you, couldn’t fight sleep 😂😂😂

          • Billmag

            Forgot to mention that those 3 are the same person.

          • Tony English

            It can’t be ‘soldier’ he never uses capital letters as he is yet to discover the SHIFT key.

          • Billmag

            It’s to throw you off the scent Tony.

        • JonMag

          he`s a good lad, you`re just another lowlife

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Are you writing in Braille? Why’s your grammar so bad? Are you gonna cry because the nasty man on the internet didn’t agree with your opinion

          • GToon

            Your last sentence is a question and as such should end with a question mark.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Check out the braiiiiin on Greg!

            Bet you were a proper riot at parties

          • Guest

            Are you going to the three bulls on Saturday then

          • SuperDesHamilton

            A wouldn’t step inside that cess pit if you paid me. Unless it was to laugh in your face

          • Guest

            Why not like you scared? So you think shark bar is for gimps and the three bulls is a cess pit, both different type of bars. Whats your type of bar in the town then? Your the type who sits in his living room with 4 cans before going to the match.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Petrified. Petrified of what I’d do. Shark bar is middle aged creeps in loveless marriages & 3 bulls is for whoppers. I go to proper bars like camp David & powerhouse obviously…

          • Guest

            Petrified of what you’d do, so what’s that like pi55ing your pants? All your capable off. The fact you won’t answer any questions civilly just shows you have no interest in discussion your just here to troll. Your a really sad case. You can have the last word because you need it.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Said the ‘guest’ 😂😂😂 too easy 🎣🎣🎣

          • SuperDesHamilton

            A bet your built like a bus ticket & wear snide stone island

          • Martin Rooney

            with sooperdooperhooper

          • SuperDesHamilton

            He loves telling everyone who he’s blocked. Like a middle aged man is proud of that

          • Ben Jones

            Do stand-up or write poetry Des, you’re wasted in here

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Exactly, I’m an absolute riot

          • Ben Jones

            I believe you could start one, that’s for sure

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Whatever do you mean

          • Superdooperhooper

            Well it’s always nice to get a mention though of course I’ve blocked superdes cos talking to children on the Internet is dodgy so I’ve no idea what you’re on about .PS please get my name right in future

          • Westdentoon

            Had some cracking days in the 3 bulls. Can remember the smoggies attacking the place back in the early 90’s, windows smashed oot the lot and place went off on one! Cracking match day atmosphere, matched nowhere else in my opinion back then. Never been for donkeys like, might have a dodge down on Saturday.

          • Guest

            It’s a great bar! I know alot off people who have drunk in there over the years. I go in now and then but not a regular, i might pop in this Saturday morning.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You know a lot of people who drank there over the years…wow!

            I know loads of people that shopped in the metro centre….don’t see me celebrating

          • drc74

            used to love the three bulls years ago, its a shame it became a pub chain

          • Westdentoon

            Aye all the old bars are going that way now, someone even told me the beehive is being done oot!!

          • drc74

            Noooooooo, not the beehive, the place where u can get 4 decent pints and have change out of a tenner

          • Westdentoon

            …and your nose hairs burned out when you go for a slash 🤢

          • Martin Rooney

            Cup game, 92 it certainly did and market street magistrates was a laugh when boro and toon fans were scheduled for the same day and yep it went off again. I wasn’t involved of course as my mother decided to tag along, the bench were probably former pupils of hers and probably terrified.

          • Tony English

            …and they would have had every reason to be terrified!

          • Westdentoon

            Aye was a right eye opener for me as a young 17 year old, got the shock of me life when the windows came through!

          • Superdooperhooper

            He can’t go into pubs he’s too young. Certainly too immature

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Is that why you talk to me because you think I’m young

          • SuperDesHamilton

            I’d bounce you all over the bulls

          • Guest

            Feel free to come down on Saturday from 10 am and give it your best shot. I will be downstairs message me on here when your own your way, see you then.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            QE, or the general hospital which one you going to ?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Guest the pest wears a vest, come Saturday I’ll be dancing on his chest!!!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            ..

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Have to much to drink last night He-Man?

          • Superdooperhooper

            I dunno what superdes said cos I blocked him but he’s very immature and possibly a child so best not to talk to him

          • SuperDesHamilton

            😘😘😘😘

        • Mrkgw

          Any need to be quite so personal and insulting? No need for it.

          • Jezza

            I can’t see what he writes as I blocked him a couple of weeks ago. Just another troll. Nobody to bully during the school holidays so he comes on here to abuse people. They always crop up at this time of year.

          • Westdentoon

            The blog is complete nonsense at the moment mate. Shame as it used to make good reading until all these keyboard warriors got computers & iPads for Xmas.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            They can be as nastiness & horrible as they want but if anyone responds said person is in the wrong

          • Westdentoon

            Aye well, seems to be plenty nastiness, horribleness and responding ganin on!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Correct. Look at my posts regarding European football I give reports on players & tactics on here, I gave some inside info last week & got dogs abuse off Leazes & his acolytes, for what reason?! So this is why I respond now the way I do, I can bring things to the table they just love to cause arguments & shout down anyone who differs in opinion

          • Westdentoon

            Just chill man and let it gan over your head. Footy starts Saturday again so we will all have summit else to moan about no doubt!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You mean when the depression sets in.

          • Westdentoon

            Probably

          • Jezza

            Don’t worry about it, marra. Calling people names says far more about him than it does about me or anybody else he is abusing.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            ‘Look look at me! I’ve blocked someone lads look’

            50 odd year old & celebrating blocking someone like it’s a goal scored

          • FatParosite

            Just used the block hammer on him now… I can’t think why I hadn’t before..

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Every need, the vile nastiness him & his friends spout it’s only right

          • Superdooperhooper

            I dunno what he said cos I blocked him but he’s very immature and possibly a child so best not talk to him

      • Kneebotherm8

        Fair point…..

      • Ram Kishore

        No i don’t think.. without checking facts at Sunderland.. u quoted things wrongly jezza .. don’t compare us with division 3 team.. they haven’t spent much.. they are on clearance sale…
        Compare us with Leeds..Other PL teams.

        • Jezza

          Have Sunderland made as much as £30 million profit on transfers this summer?

          • Ram Kishore

            I was just correcting the facts jezza .. why do u have to bring our net profit now.. its pointless

          • Ram Kishore

            I was just correcting the facts Jezza.. I’m not really up to debating the same thing ..That is our net profit… Yes we have a lot of money to spend.. we can’t keep saying the same thing here .. its becoming boring and I’m over that .. day in day out i see everyone saying the same thing..
            Myself and u have no effect for the time being.. so let’s chill and enjoy the day

          • Jezza

            Net spend or net profit in our case is everything. It is the whole reason we are having this debate. The transfer window is supposedly there to allow clubs to strengthen their playing squads in preparation for the season ahead but our owner as usual has used the window to weaken our squad for the purposes of lining his own pockets. We are going ionto the new season with a weaker squad than the one that finished last season but an owner who is £30 million richer. Do you find that find that acceptable? If you don’t want to keep debating this matter then don’t reply to my comments.

          • Ram Kishore

            Look Jezza, i just don’t want to debate about the same thing which we have been debating since the sale of Mitrovic. I am open to other debates..
            Because both of us in this net profit or net spend debate have the same thoughts .. there’s no point in debating a thing which we have already and others too have already talked about..
            If we are debating about bonus or players coming in.. i would do..
            And FYI in your first comment u made a error in referring to Sunderland having a net spend and i know they don’t have.. all i did was that.
            Peace.

          • Jezza

            I made no error. I did not say Sunderland have spent more than they have brought in. I said their net spend was greater than ours. Our net spend is MINUS £30 MILLION, NEGATIVE £30 MILLION. Sunderland’s will be more than that ie Sunderland will not make £30 million profit on their transfer dealings this summer like we have done.

            If you don’t want to keep having this debate there is a simple solution. Stop replying to my comments.

          • Ram Kishore

            Cool yeah 👍

    • Martin Rooney

      A kna proper embarrassing, noo like, exactly the same as last year, it was alreet when we’d just got up, but havin watford, Bournemouth, Palace, west ham Brighton and even Huddersfield peein themselves laughin at wu through out the season never mind them wot got relegated them tekin the mick and us bein the laughin stock, proper reeked like.
      Reckin Ashley paid all of them and all of their fans to gan doon just to make this year even worse again like cos wud gan on holiday thinking this time he’d spend all his money wot he ever grafted for on a didlywhack like owen.

      And all them players coaches chairman, fans and the grass cutter al signed contracts so its shtum for everyone.It’s true a tell ya, a kidder in Weston super mare telt is like when a was there for me holis and he said they wouldn’t be able to trace him cos he was a way and he’d telt me the wrong name on the agreement.

      Leazes a think it said at the top!

      He put his arm around me and said there there, the whole worldd narrs yi divint want a team wot wins but just a wan that tries.

      My da took is away, and said,

      I need to keep away form folks like that, a mackem apparently, wot ever that is, just windin wa al up.

      • Ben Jones

        Everyone is laughing at us. Everyone. I can’t handle the ridicule. I’ve had a Bristol city fan spit on me today and he remarked ‘you’ll have to LOAN a t-shirt now won’t you loan boy’ (he was right) everyone is laughing at us Martin everyone

        • Jate Legend

          Pint if you’re in bristol!

          • Ben Jones

            Haha, just a random team….might have been Torquay thinking about it

      • Billmag

        Schools out for summer.

        • Martin Rooney

          wee aye hoo els wud git awa on me hoili bobs wiv me fava wen tha factories shut like?

      • Martin Rooney

        wee aye hoo els wud git awa on me hoili bobs wiv me fava wen tha factories shut like?

      • Superdooperhooper

        Don’t bore us get to the chorus dude. I couldn’t be bothered to read all that but I skimmed through it . The grass cutter is pedro Titchmarsh. And don’t reply to your own posts thats desperate

  • 52k

    Ambition at its finest..

  • Leicester Mag

    On the day Bournemouth shell out £25M we loan in the new Fumaca.

    • Leazes.

      Chelsea £72m for a goalkeeper

  • oompalumpa

    Spend some of NUFC money not Ashley’s money and make all happy

  • Kev-82

    So Nice have terminated his loan a year early, says how much they rate him.

    • Ben Jones

      I never thought of it like that, you’re right, it was so nice of them to do that

  • Weyhhadaway

    So we may get him on loan but then not have time to get a work permit before the widow closes and they say no to the permit? Bit of a none story to me. But hey ho.

    • Ben Jones

      But you said it anyway

    • molend

      ‘before the widow closes’? Gerard Hoffnung: ‘a French widow in every room’.
      We’ve all done it- I described somebody the other day as a ‘great hooligan of the Church’ instead of ‘theologian’. But your basic point is valid.

    • toonterrier

      If its a loan I believe we have until the end of August to sort it out.

      • Jezza

        I think it’s only Football League clubs who can do loans up till 31st August.

  • GToon

    I’m convinced that Ashley has a vision for our future along the lines of our squad being totally made up of free signings, loans and academy graduates. The only money changing hands should be when we sell somebody.

    • Ben Jones

      Sounds absolutely ideal, so long as the money would all be reinvested into the youth/training facilities then this should be the aim

    • Weyhhadaway

      Dummett is the only academy product of the last ten years or so so that Avenue is a bit weak right now.

      • Philippines

        That is really an amazing statistic.

    • FatParosite

      A vision…??? That’s what we have…

  • Jate Legend

    Sounds like a sensible deal to cover Lejeune injury. A positive development.

  • London_Mag

    this would be a great signing

  • Vodkamagpie

    Looks decent , better than niakate

  • Leazes.

    Keith Bishop PR agency Phone Number is available on his web site.
    it appears to be
    020 7734 9995

    He might be able to confirm new signings as the club itself stays mute.

    • Tino11

      And the email address of his PR firm is info @ kbapr. com

  • 5floorshigh

    we already have 2 loaned players, can we have 3 ?

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      pretty sure that a few years ago watford loaned in almost half of Udinese’s starting 11

    • Leazes.

      Yes so long as he doesn’t come from a Premiership club. maximum 4 but only two can be prem loans.

      Can you see what he’s doing now?

      • Yearnie

        It’s only two players from any English club but there is no limit for the amount of players from outside the English leagues so we are tied up with Kennedy and rondon for the season so there will be no loan singing from English clubs in January we have to buy now if we want any players from the premier or championship or lower

        • Leazes.

          okay ….I was certain its a max of 4, but you recon he can fill a squad without spending a penny?

  • Stephen

    I think Mike Ashley has still got his tatie pickin money

    • Kneebotherm8

      😂😂

  • Mike

    how many loan players can u get?