Newcastle Interest In Erdinc Proves There’s Money To Spend

It would appear that Newcastle’s £5M bid for Paris-Saint Germain striker Mevlüt Erdinç earlier this week was a real one.

Mevlüt Erdinç – Newcastle may be priced out of player

But since his French club PSG want more money for the 23 year-old, Newcastle’s interest in the player may be over already.

Erdinc has been at the PSG club just one season, after being four years at FC Sochaux, and certainly his goal scoring prowess seems very good with 44 goals in 116 first class appearances in France, and he has 10 caps for Turkey.

The news will also have alerted other clubs, and it seems Newcastle would not bid too much more for the player, but the good news is that there is obviously some transfer funds available to Chris, if he can find the right players.

We’re impressed with this striker, and it says a lot for the Newcastle scouting system that they have found what looks to be a good player in the making.

If this story is true, which seems to be so, then Newcastle will no doubt have other players on their radar screen.

We’d like to hear no news in the press, until Newcastle sign the player, because that means things have gone smoothly, they have got the player they want, and other clubs have not been alerted.

So the news that was originally in the French paper L’Equipe seems to be  good news for Newcastle fans.

Here’s hoping we get more good news – soon.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • nden85

    Jul 1, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #1

    it doesn’t ‘prove’ anything, the press makes up 90% of all stories we hear, so once again i fully expect this is fictitious. although i would very much like to be wrong about this

  • JSYproject

    Jul 1, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #2

    nden87 – I too would like you to be wrong about this.

  • gunnarnufc

    Jul 1, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #3

    I agree with neden85. This does not prove anything. Does anyone know if this newspaper (the one that reported it) should be take seriously?

  • Sav

    Jul 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Even if we DID bid for this lad – and he looks very good – which we don’t know, if its true we bid substantially less than PSG paid out 12 months ago – so is it a cynical exercise in creating exactly the sort of ‘faint hope’ headlines we’ve got here to sell season tickets and new kits?
    Oh no, Ashley and Llambias wouldn’t stoop so low. Would they??

  • Dude

    Jul 1, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #5

    Equipe is the most serios sports newspaper in Europe I am aware of. Doesn’t make it gospel, simply a distinct possibility.

  • flair20

    Jul 1, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #6

    There are one or two people suggesting that the club are ‘testing the water’ to see how much we can get a replacement for Andy Carroll for… hope this isn’t true 🙁


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