Will Newcastle Raise Their Bid To Sign Turan?


It now seems fairly clear what is currently happening with the Newcastle bid for Arda Turan.

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Arda Turan – will Newcastle raise their bid?

Newcastle are in the negotiating stage, and haven’t yet submitted any formal offer, but right now are willing to pay €11M (euro), which is £8.8M for the Turkish star.

We know that Galatasaray are in £45M debt (UK pounds), and obviously want as much as they can get for their best player.

Also, the Galatasary fans are not at all happy about the club selling their best player, and if the club do sell, it will have to be because they get a really good price for him.

Their President Adnan Polat has told Newcastle today they can sign Arda Turan right now, but only if they meet the Turkish club’s evaluation of around €16M (euro – which is around £12.8M), for the player.

This is the statement made by Plot today:

“We have not received an official offer,”

“But if Newcastle were to make an offer like this (16M Euros), I would let Arda go.”

We’ll have to be careful of the transfer prices during the summer, because most of the clubs from the continent will have their fees quoted in euro. Today’s conversion rate is 1 Euro = 0.7945 pounds – so let’s say it’s a 0.8 conversion rate. (So €16M is £16*0.8=£12.8M)

That still leaves Newcastle around £4.2m short of Galatasaray’s asking price and the reports in Turkey also suggest there are a number of German clubs in for the player.

We would hope Newcastle would now table an increased offer. Seems like we should split the difference, and bid €11M + €2.25M=€13.25M and bid that formally.

That would be around £10.6M, and throw in some black pudding with the bid. 😀

These figures have been quoted in the Turkish newspapers, and verified to us by some of our readers in Turkey.

We suppose the next move is on the Newcastle side.

All we can say is he’s a really good player, and if we sign him we can watch all the Turkey games in Euro 2008, with Emre and Turan both involved. 😀

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

PS – The Newcastle United Blog will be prepared to come up with the black pudding.



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154 comments so far

  • Toon_Ksk

    May 20, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashravin, I want Ashravin!!

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  • Robert from Serbia

    May 20, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Sign HIM Quickly !!!

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  • Matt Lacey

    May 20, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Just fork out the dosh, please. With Barton getting sent down the club is just a laughing stock at the moment, signing this chap will make us a lot happier and give the club something to be proud about!

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 20, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #4

    ed, yet another great detailed article. if we dont up our offer(Wich we will!) then id be depressed.

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  • Hamas (51times)

    May 20, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Come on Ashley and Mort, show us the money…

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 20, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Robert – Wht can you tell me about Tosic and Milovanovic. Worth a bid? Could get them on the cheap.

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  • Bob

    May 20, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Good summary Ed.

    Like the idea of bidding the difference – although, to be honest, I’d prefer it if we just slapped £13m on the table and got the deal sealed before Euro 2008.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 20, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #8

    heather off eastenders is well sexy

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  • Oba

    May 20, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Just bloody sign him, before someone else nicks him from us. As per usual.

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  • Nicke Alvaro

    May 20, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Lets all just hope that Ashley puts up and Arda decides to come.
    This Geordie has his fingers crossed!

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  • Toon1978

    May 20, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Ashley seems reluctant to let funds go tue guy is a HUMBUG SCROOGE lol.

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  • Martins

    May 20, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Kendilerine şu ana kadar gelen bir teklif olmadığını belirten Polat, “Sizi cezbedecek bir rakam önerilirse ne düşünürsünüz?” sorusuna, “Köle ticareti yapmıyoruz. Bu konuda Arda’nın da söz hakkı var. Arda için şartlar olumlu olur, G.Saray’ın da koşulları yerine getirilirse Arda gidebilir” dedi.

    EMRE 7 MİLYON ÖNERİSİ

    Arda’nın transferini Avrupa Şampiyonası’ndan önce bitirmek isteyen Newcastle’ın önümüzdeki günlerde G.Saray’a resmen başvurması bekleniyor. Ada ekibinin Cimbom’a ikinci öneri olarak Emre Belözoğlu 7 milyon pound teklif edeceği öğrenildi. Sky Sports dün, “Arda’nın Newcastle’a transferi an meselesi” derken, Polat’ın “Önemli olan yerine yeni bir Arda koyabilmek. Mesela Aydın’a çok güveniyoruz” sözleri de bunu doğruladı.

    Anyone translate?

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  • scottish mag aka jake shearer( no relation to the legend alan

    May 20, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #13

    wots this i hear about milan wanting him or is someone fibbing again

    and did MARIO GOMEZ say he would want to play at a team that guarenteed first team footie or did someone makr that up too

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  • MathewS.africa1988

    May 20, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Had a look at this lad on you tube. Seems a similar player to kaka. A very creative player and great call control and can spot a pass before the rest of the team. Lets sign him up asap. Would be real quality.. Zog, turan, faye and milner would be a quality midfield to feed balls to the strikin pair

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  • scottish mag aka jake shearer( no relation to the legend alan)

    May 20, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #15

    where is gs fan when you need him lol

    someone get it translated quick

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  • Dillon

    May 20, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Please get him am sick of not seeing the money, Mr Ashley go on go for it if you wanna see good attacking football at Newcastle your gonna have to start spending big or it’s just gonna be the same old Newcastle again, crap . I tell ya at least Big Freddy got the cash out, Whats the most you spent on one player ‘Smith’ 6 million wow. Stop being tight we hate that up here when we all know how much money ya got. Just do it.

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  • Hadrian

    May 20, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #17

    get him signed , he should retain his value .
    we really dont want to lose out on this lad over the sake of a few mill some other club’s bound tobe willing to pay .

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  • scottish mag aka jake shearer( no relation to the legend alan)

    May 20, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #18
  • Glenn

    May 20, 2008 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Like Modric they’re just using us to put him in the shop window. Why should Gala accept £8m for him now? They’ll want to flog him after the euros when his price has shot up.

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  • scottish mag

    May 20, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #20

    are all of ur comments getting moderated

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  • scottish mag

    May 20, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #21

    newcastle are set to make a move for le mans midfielder sessegnon who scouts and chris hughton watched against metz on saturday

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  • stk

    May 20, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #22

    seriously, whats an extra 5 mill to a billionaire?!

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  • Toon1978

    May 20, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Where did u hear that SM

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  • kelvin

    May 20, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #24

    we MUST get him before euro 08 when his price will most likely rocket up as well as getting more attention from bigger clubs. i sure hope this isn’t another modric.

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  • scottish mag

    May 20, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #25

    http://tribalfootball.com/article.php?id=93826

    there u go toon1978

    do u know anything about the arda milan story

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  • Martins

    May 20, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #26

    Turkey are now playing a friendly against Slovakia with Emre in the starting XI and Turan on the bench. Maybe Emre is praising life in geordieland to Turan?

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 20, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #27

    i dont think its true mate, iv read every italian newspaper, and 25 million euros would be far too much

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  • Toon1978

    May 20, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #28

    Scottish Mag i aint heard nowt mate im becomming increasingly concerned, WE NEED to get players in NOW before the euros but ASHLEY thinks otherwise i presume.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 20, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #29

    anyone got a link to the game

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  • Steeley

    May 20, 2008 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #31

    I think it may be a little too early to say that Ashley is being tight with his cash. This is the first big summer for him with his own manager in charge. I’m sure he’ll come up trumps.
    What I’m worried about is that the board are telling Keegan about players he cant have bcause of their age….a very worrying and narrow minded decision. specially when you see the talent of Dunne, and the fact that he’s not even that old.
    Perhaps however, all that is tabloid trash again….only time will tell.
    A signing soon would do the nerves the wonder of good though…especially with that disgrace Barton about to have his first serving of slop and a cold shower with Bubba!

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 20, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #32

    its not working hamas

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  • Leo

    May 20, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #33

    HOPE SO

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  • Hamas (51times)

    May 20, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Hm, download the program on the first stream, open it up and go to soccer 2 on the channels list. Currently 0 – 0 at half-time.

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  • Rem

    May 20, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Martins –
    basically what he is saying is

    that they would want emre and 7 mil for Turan. They want a replacement if Turan leaves.

    He says if they want Turan,they have to come to galatasaray and agree to their terms

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  • toonarmy08

    May 20, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #36

    How can we RAISE our bid if we havent bid yet???hope emre is having a quiet word with turan about coming to the toon ,we can live and hope.The fee asked by gala doesnt seem that unreasonable anyways!
    Tom toon -what do you think of m’bia who we have been linked with?seems like he want to move from marseille.

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  • toonarmy08

    May 20, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #37

    m’bami -apologies

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  • thelongshanks

    May 20, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #38

    If we miss out on turan that is a disgrace,we need this fella signed up by tommorow.

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  • scottish mag

    May 20, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #39

    toon army thats m’bami that plays for marseilles

    m’bia plays for rennes

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 20, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #40

    M’Bia? He plays for Rennes. You mean M’Bami?

    M’Bami is a fairly solid CM/DM, can defend well hes a pretty good passer to, nothing special but id have him over Geremi anyday.

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