According to The Daily Mail, Newcastle United have been offered Iranian left-back Milad Mohammadi by Akhmat Grozny. The 25-year-old left-back could be used to solve Rafa Benitez’s crisis at the back, as Paul Dummett is currently the Magpies only recognised left-back and has had his injury problems this season.
#NUFC are aiming to blow Celtic & Rangers out of the water to solve their left-back problems with the signing of 25-year-old Milad Mohammadi. Mohammadi is out of contract at Akhmat Grozny this summer and United could try & land the defender for a cut-price fee. [Football Insider]
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) January 21, 2019
Most fans won’t have heard of Milad Mohammadi before, but they will all be aware of him. The Iranian is the man who famously tried, and failed, to pull off a roly-poly throw-in at the World Cup before instantly becoming a hit on social media for his efforts. However, he’ll be hoping any move to Newcastle can be more successful than his attempted long-throw back over the summer.
The defender’s contract with Akhmat Grozny is up in the summer, and that’s why these links have come about, however, it’s hard to see a way in which Newcastle pull this one off unless they’re the only interested club, seeing as they very rarely pip anybody to anyone. This transfer, though, is one that looks right up Mike Ashley’s street as it would be a cut-price deal for a player in a league that isn’t notorious for paying massive wages.
You can read the Geordies’ verdict on the Mohammadi links here:
I stopped reading when it said that we were gunna blow someone out of the water
— Dishy (@ShaunPetrie) 21 January 2019
Only chance we will "blow someone out the water" is with laughter when we offer £2.50 and a packet of monster munch.
— Keiron (@keiron_nufc) January 22, 2019
Cut price deal – hmm right up a certain persons agenda #NUFC
— andy71 (@andysan1971) 21 January 2019
The cost of the letters on the back of the shirt will put us off!
— Lee Farrer (@WRCLee) January 22, 2019
This is him pic.twitter.com/Run29F2Eyk
— Will Thurkettle (@thurkettlewill) January 21, 2019
When have we blown someone out the water in the last 10 years
— Michael Burns (@burns_burns251) 22 January 2019
— ray atkinson (@driver62637172) January 22, 2019
Never heard of him and we are not buying anyone pic.twitter.com/eIu2Ctlvuh
— johnny (@HopeJohnny) 22 January 2019
Is this a wind up
— TH Sports Therapy (@tonyhenderson73) January 21, 2019
The thought of us blowing anyone out of the water
— Murray White (@Muzza_90) 21 January 2019
The Magpies have little faith in signing anyone and that extends to this Iranian left-back who’s out of contract in the summer.
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