There were reports in the French Press yesterday that Newcastle have bid for 23 year-old PSG striker, Mevlut Erding.
Mevlut Erding – Newcastle bid again for Turkish International striker
The reports suggest that Newcastle bid around £5M for the player, and this is not the first time we’ve been linked with the Turkish International this summer, and we have had a number of reports on the player including this one on July 3rd.
But the bid has apparently already been turned down by the Paris-based club.
The amount Newcastle are said to be bidding seems to be a problem, since PSG paid £6M for Erding in June of last year, when he was signed from FC Sochaux , so why would PSG sell their player at a loss?
The 5’11” striker played a total of 84 times for Sochaux from 2005, with 25 goals, and at PSG has played 37 times with 20 goals, so his goal-scoring record is good and he fits the profile of young players who can improve at Newcastle.
Erding played for the France U17 side and then the Turkey youth teams, before making his full debut for Turkey in March of 2008, in a 2–2 draw with Belarus, and so far has 10 caps for Turkey.
Mevlut is French of Turkish descent, and holds both Turkish and French citizenship, and we think he would be a decent buy for Newcastle, and hope there is some truth in these reports.
However, Sky Sports is reporting the player is happy enough at PSG, and quotes the lad as saying:
“I am convinced that I can do well at this club,” “People can say what they want, but PSG remain a big club. When I signed last year we wanted to get into the top five and that ambition remains the same.””The fact that some clubs have looked at me recently has distracted me slightly, but I know chairman Robin Leproux has big ambitions for PSG and I want to be part of that project.”
Those comments don’t mean the 23 year-old could not be coming to Newcastle, if the two clubs can agree a fee.