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Lee Clark tops 5 Newcastle – Fulham deals as Howe targets Silva’s star

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Newcastle United are interested in Tosin Adarabioyo while Fulham are also tracking Jamaal Lascelles, who could be in the sixth and seventh permanent transfers between the teams with summer moves.

The Toon have only shopped at Craven Cottage once in the club’s history with Lee Clark returning to Tyneside in 2005. Four players have headed in the opposite direction, on the other hand, while one further player has left the Magpies for west London in a loan move that was not made permanent.

Philippe Albert departed St James’ Park to join the Cottagers on loan in January 1999, yet the Belgian only featured 13 times. So, instead of sealing a permanent transfer to Fulham, Newcastle would sell the centre-half back to one of his former teams in RSC Charleroi for the final 12 months of his career.

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Newcastle are interested in Adarabioyo, as Fulham have eyes on Lascelles transfer

Fulham would hope Lascelles enjoys a longer and more productive career at Craven Cottage, should Marco Silva now seek to sign the centre-half following the Cottagers’ promotion back to the Premier League. Chronicle Live cite the Championship winners as a possible landing spot for the 28-year-old.

Nottingham Forest are also interested in Lascelles should the Toon skipper depart St James’ as Eddie Howe bids to bolster his budget. But the Magpies would only sanction the defender’s sale upon the arrival of at least one further senior option to join Dan Burn and Fabian Schar at the club next term.

Howe is also open to adding a younger option to his centre-half group with Lascelles the youngest at 28. The Mirror report Newcastle are interested in signing Adarabioyo from Fulham after making the EFL and PFA’s Teams of the Season for the 2021/22 campaign following 44 appearances last season.

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Dan Ashworth is now working with Howe on adding lasting foundations to the Saudi-backed project underway on Tyneside. But The Sun also note the Cottagers are in talks with Adarabioyo over a new contract as the 24-year-old only has one year remaining on his £60k-a-week terms signed in 2020.

Silva is eager to see Fulham fend off any interest in Adarabioyo, should Newcastle or another suitor emerge this summer. The Toon were also keen on the Manchester-born star last summer, per The Athletic, having impressed after leaving Manchester City for an initial £1.5m, plus £2m in add-ons.

Adarabioyo electing against signing a new contract with Fulham could well see him replace Lascelles at Newcastle this year, then, given Howe and Silva’s interest in the defenders. So, with that in mind, who has featured in permanent transfers between the Toon and Cottagers before alongside Clark?

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Adarabioyo could follow Clark in joining Newcastle from Fulham amid Howe’s interest

Adarabioyo could follow Clark and become the second Fulham player to join Newcastle amid Howe’s interest this summer. The Magpies re-signed Clark in 2005 after the winger had spent six years at the Cottagers, having joined them from Sunderland in 1999 following two seasons with the Black Cats.

Clark added both Tyne-Wear rivals to his CV in 1997 as he left Newcastle for Sunderland in a £2.5m transfer. The former England U21 international would go on to feature 178 times with Fulham for 22 goals and 15 assists, while his Toon haul would go on to reach 27 goals and 28 assists in 260 games.

Mitrovic the last Newcastle player to join Fulham for Lascelles to possibly follow

Aleksandar Mitrovic is the most recent Newcastle player to join Fulham for Lascelles to possibly now follow amid Silva’s interest. The Cottagers hired the Serbian from the Magpies in January 2018 in an initial loan deal, which the west London outfit made permanent that summer for £22m, up to £27m.

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The 27-year-old had joined Newcastle from RSC Anderlecht in 2015 for £13m under Steve McClaren. He went on to offer the Toon 17 goals and 10 assists in 72 games in all competitions, and now boasts 96 goals and 18 assists in 177 games for Fulham after hitting 43 in the 2021/22 Championship term.

Fulham secured Duff transfer from Newcastle before nine-year gap between raids

Fulham secured a permanent deal for Damien Duff nine years before the Cottagers raided Newcastle for Mitrovic. The Craven Cottage natives sought to land the Republic of Ireland midfielder’s signature following the Toon’s relegation in 2008/09, which was confirmed by his own goal against Aston Villa.

Duff had joined Newcastle from Chelsea in 2006 for £5m, but the 101-cap international only offered six goals and eight assists over 86 games. The two-time Premier League winner with the Blues would then offer 22 goals and 30 assists in 173 games for the Cottagers, eclipsed only by 213 for Blackburn.

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Goma closed Newcastle chapter after two seasons to join Fulham

Alain Goma joined Fulham from Newcastle in 2001 to close his chapter on Tyneside after two seasons. The Toon had signed the centre-half from Paris Saint-Germain in 1999, but he only played 41 times at St James’. A far cry from the 152 appearances the two-cap France star then made at Craven Cottage.

Fulham launched first successful Newcastle raid to sign Brazil in 1990

Fulham launched their first successful raid on Newcastle in 1990 to sign Gary Brazil following his only full season on Tyneside. The Magpies had bought the forward off Preston North End in 1989, but cut ties with him the following year. The Cottagers would call on the Englishman to play there until 1996.

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