Newcastle Bid Turned Down For Portuguese Forward

Newcastle United are reported to have have made an offer to Sporting Club of Lisbon in Portugal,  for their young forward, 24 year-old Guinea-Bissauan-born Yannick Djalo.

Yannick Djalo – 24 year-old Sporting Lisbon forward

The Portuguese web-site ojojo is reporting today that Tottenham Hotspur, in addition to Newcastle,  have also placed a bid for the Portuguese U23 International, who has played for all of the Portugal youth sides, as well as appearing once for the Portugal B side.

But the news today is that both English Premier League clubs have had their separate bids for the youngster rejected this week by Sporting Lisbon.

The 5’8″ player has played over 70 times for the Sporting first team with 17 goals since 2006, and he was out on loan at Casa Pia in season 2005-2006, and appeared 26 times with 16 goals for that Lisbon-based club.

Everton are also reported to be keen on the Bissau, Guinea-Bissau born player who has been at Sporting since 1997, when he was just 11years old.

Everton are yet to make a bid for the player.

The news today is that both Spurs and Newcastle have been asked to increase their bids for the player, with their President José Eduardo Bettencourt and Sports Director Costinha knowing they have to sell some players, in order to to reduce the large debts at the famous Lisbon-based club.

During last season, Djaló was a regular for the Lisbon side, playing as a striker or on either wing, and scored his first ever career hat-trick in early April, during the 5-0 hammering of Rio Ave FC.

Djalo looks a talented player from what we can tell, and seems yet another player Newcastle have bid for, if this report is to be believed.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jul 9, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #1

    o good player!!!

  • baro

    Jul 9, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #2

    We need to sell Xisco for 2-4 million. That 2-4 million add on to Yannick Djalo’s bid . This guy is worth all the 7 million Lisbon’s president wants. He is a real talent. Hope Chris signs him.

  • baro

    Jul 9, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #3

    By the way is Newcastle vs Rangers on USA’s ESPN too?? Really hope it is. Anybody know?

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 9, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #4

    @ baro, neither of them things will happen m8

  • toonboyjake

    Jul 9, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #5

    at least its apparent CH is going for a small striker for Andy Carroll to play alongside

    Im also liking the players we’ve been closely linked with such as Gosling, Cleverly, McFadden etc are all versatile and dont just have a fixed position and excluding mcfadden are young pacey players

  • Solaidback

    Jul 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Why are we willing to spend £7m on a striker who’s got no PL experience who may just turn out like Xisco, Viana, Luque etc when we could get a decent PL striker for around that price???

    I think this is just the club wanting the Spurts to increase their bid for him, so throw our name in the pot & see what they do!!!

  • devon-mag10

    Jul 9, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #7

    gerrard, read on a earlier post that u used to play for twyford spartans…i use to live in exeter and grew up their from the age of 8…i use to play for topsham town and central albion ever play against them?

  • nuttyward

    Jul 9, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #8

    we would never have getting him for couple of quid CH knows that

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jul 9, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Devon mag- same as mate, moved down when I were 8, I actualy live in north Devon bideford infact but go to and from here and hebburn up home. I played against topsham lots of times, especially in tournaments. I played for twyford and we had made a abut of a dream team, won everthing for years and even went over to a massive European tournament in Prague and won that. Good football.

  • devon-mag10

    Jul 9, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #10

    ha geddon how old r u now m8 im 18…i used to play with chrissy shephard, liam sercome and that who r both at city as u probly know…yh we had a decent team we won most the exeter and local tournements but never played abroad.

  • Oba

    Jul 9, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m from down there too boys.

    Played for Sidmouth against a load of exeter teams like Twyford, Pinhoe, Heavitree etc . .

    Play mens football now against exeter teams too and go college there.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jul 9, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Haha!! I know chrissy really well, matty bye, and dya know dean stamp? He is one of my good pals, our team in tourneys was stampy, me, chrissy, matty, joely martin, chad gribble, you know any of them? I’m 21. I have played against liam sercombe a few times, I thought he was very overrated. But he must be doing something right to be starting for city.

  • StuW

    Jul 9, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #13

    Cracking Player, would love to see the guy at the Toon, pacy, skilfull, would compliment Carroll’s physical style perfectly…

  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Look busy is the name of the game…pacify the fans…will be be chasing Arshavin,Modric and Turan again too.

    Fk off Ashley you Prick.

  • nuttyward

    Jul 10, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #15

    @sirjasontoon ya very right there the dirisery bids we put in are a joke and the toon know they have no chance,
    its to keep the fans a little excited till the season kicks off with the same squad we have, does CASLEY think we are realy that stupid eh yes he does.


  • noir9

    Jul 10, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #16

    “Look busy to pacify the fans” I’m not exactly sure where people get the idea that the club are trying to look busy? Chris has kept his cards very close to his chest & just seems to be getting on with it, there have been a few storys in the press about players & bids but to suggest its all being done to mislead the supporters is just daft. Its surely more likely that chris is just trying to make the most of the limited budget.


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