Newcastle miss out on transfer target to Prem rival as Fabrizio Romano gives ‘here we go’ confirmation

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Newcastle have been handed a transfer blow ahead of their game with Sheffield United

Newcastle United have quickly built a reputation for signing young up and coming talent in the transfer market.

During the summer, Eddie Howe and his recruitment team opted to focus on youth and the likes of Lewis Hall and Tino Livramento were signed to add further depth in the wide defensive areas ahead of a challenging European campaign.

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The Magpies also bolstered their academy with the signings of Yankuba Minteh; who has enjoyed an impressive start to life at Feyenoord on loan.

While Irish prospect Cathal Heffernan was signed from Champions League opponents AC Milan.

Earlier this week NewcastleWorld broke news of another transfer target in Divine Mukasa who has been without a club for 10 weeks since his departure from West Ham.

Mukasa is a talented 16-year-old midfielder who operates just behind the striker in a central role.

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Team Talk also revealed that Rangers were keeping tabs on the youngster and Newcastle reportedly invited Mukasa to Tyneside in a trip that also included a tour of St. James’ Park and their training facilities.

However, the youngster has opted to take his career in a different path and transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims that Man City have won the race for the England U17 midfielder.

Romano tweeted: “Manchester City poised to sign talented England U17 midfielder Divine Mukasda from West Ham - here we go, confirmed.

“Long term deal agreed- to be formally sealed in next 48hr. City keep going for best talents as their Academy remains crucial part of the club’s project.”

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