Report Newcastle Will Bid £15M For Italian Striker


There are reports today that Newcastle United are expected to put in a bid for 27 year-old Atalanta striker Sergio Floccari for £15M, within the next 24 hours.

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Sergio Floccari – why would Newcastle pay £15M for this player?

Sportmediaset says Atalanta are expecting an offer of around £15M for their Italian international to arrive from Newcastle either today or Thursday.

But although the report seems genuine, we cannot imagine that Newcastle have £15M to spend for one thing, and would hardly blow that amount on a striker, when other positions, like in central midfield and defense need filling with a lot more priority.

That kind of deal would be one Freddy Shepherd would have made – a trophy signing we just don’t need.

Atalanta president Alessandro Ruggeri is prepared to sell Floccari for the right price, but had planned to wait until June.

However, the report says that with Newcastle’s imminent offer being far far better than any other rival bid, Ruggeri knows now may be the time to cash in on the player.

Flocarri has played 50 times for Atalanta since 2007 and scored 16 goals, since moving there from Messina.

We have no idea how he thinks Newcastle are willing to spend that type of money on a forward, but wherever he is getting this news from, we suggest he check out the source, because it’s 99% certain that no deal will be arriving from Newcastle United, we can assure him of that.

Comments welcome.



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109 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #1

    We wont be bidding for him and this is barely a trophy signing, Floccari has been a nobody for 27 years until this season where he has scored a few.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Flocarri has played 50 times for Atalanta since 2007 and scored 16 goals, since moving there from Messina.

    Hardly a trophy signing Ed.

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  • cooldj

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #3

    for me this is the most unbelievable transfer rumour involving the club so far this window…

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  • neeraj

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #4

    what a JoKe

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Where’s super.trooper i.e nando/fernando in disguise…Loser.

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  • Brettoon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #6

    What is going on?!?!?!?

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  • Stuart79

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Bullsh1te!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Prefer to keep Owen : )

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  • Brettoon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Such a load of c0ckbollox

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  • Kash

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Another Tribal Football Rip Off!!!!

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  • Lasse

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Another fabricated story….
    I said I would give Ashley until the closing of this window. Not sure I can wait that long ffs.

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  • Spyro

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #12

    lol.

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  • Mickalonius

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #13

    CRAP!

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #14

    watched him v inter the other day and he was awesome but, 15m in our dreams

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  • Rem

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #15

    cant be true, we wouldnt spend 15 mill on anyone

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  • Prince Bassong

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #16

    If this happens then I’m off to the loony bin…at least things will make more sense there.

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  • Dingo

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #17

    I would start supporting rugby instead of football but I just looked at teh table and Newcastle aint sitting too pretty there either.

    I think Stuart said ‘ stop the world i wanna get off ‘ welll wake me up when we get to the station Stuart

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  • ObaFan2

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #18

    What a cynical bunch you are 😆

    but I agree, a load of rubbish!

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  • Californication

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #19

    And where is this 15M coming from?

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  • Stuart79

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #20

    Football agent Barry Silkman on Sky – He said City have offered 8 mil for Given but Newcastle want 13m!

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #21

    agent on SSN, man city have bid 7.5m for given and he says newcastle want 5m more

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #22

    stuart bet me to it lol

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #23

    This sucks.
    It will be another Mbia and nothing will happen.
    Next.

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  • Hugh de Payen

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #24

    Sounds a bit suspect to me. I can’t imagine us blowing £15m on a player. Where will we get the money from?

    Unless JFK got Ashley drunk and nicked his cheque book.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #25

    15m

    Casino Chips a plenty for Cashley.

    KERCHING !!

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  • Kash

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #26

    £13m is cheap for a GK like Given!!!

    Buffon for £36m anyone?!

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  • GeordieJayne

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #27

    Selling Given to me equals suicide

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  • normag

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #28

    Hahaha! They never stop surprising us do thay!?

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #29

    Fizzy Drink Anyone : )

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  • Stuart79

    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #30

    I would like to say sell him and spend the money on other positions!

    But it won’t happen, if we sell we won’t get the money to re-invest!

    We all thought KK would get the Milner money and he didn’t so why should we believe them now?

    So to that end don’t sell Given!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Given is the backbone of the team,The money will not be reinvested..a repeat of the milner fiasco.

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  • Bosck

    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #32

    would rather pay £10m for mbia and then £5m on some others.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #33

    ASHLEY OUT
    JK OUT
    LAMBIAS OUT
    WISE OUT !!

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  • Kash

    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #34

    It would only be suicide to sell Given if Harper left too! Otherwise, let him go. Harper is just as good a keeper, maybe not as good a shot stopper, but shouts at his defense more than Given does!

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  • Dingo

    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Can anybody tell me what happened with Andy Carrol and Nzogbia… apparently they had a fight in training?

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  • Jay K

    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #36

    Areet Lads
    Sitting in the house on me day off waiting for some transfer news coming out of the toon but as norm there aint any. Same old same eh. Then my phone just gone my lass she pregnant am gonna be a dad cum on

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  • Darling27

    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Rubbish

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  • totsy

    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #38

    i think this is just a way the board is using to try and show us that they have money when they really dont….if you know what a’ meen

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  • Mikeflame

    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #39

    ooooo hope this is true cos this lad is a quality striker!! seen him play a few times and ive always been a fan! 15mil tho? wheres the pennies coming from unless that 5mil or whatever well get/save on geremi is being added to the 10? wonder whats going on with the other people weve been scouting! has jfk been told to shut his gob or something cos hes been very quiet on transfers

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  • Dingo

    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Gratz Jay K!!!!!

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