Would Miralem Sulejmani Be Too Expensive?


News again today that Newcastle United may be after 22 year-old Ajax winger/striker Miralem Sulejmani.

Miralem Sulejmani – maybe too expensive?

Newcastle failed to secure their number one striker target Kevin Gameiro, who surprisingly elected to stay in the French League, but Newcatsle have moved quickly and have already lodged a £6M for 24 year-old PSG striker Mevlüt Erdinç.

talkSport is reporting today that Newcastle are also monitoring the situation of Sulejmani at Ajax, but the Serbian will not come cheap, because Ajax broke the Dutch transfer record when they paid £15m for him in 2008, when he moved from Heerenveen.

He has played for Ajax 117 times with 26 goals and he is contracted to the Dutch club until 2013. The 5’10” tall player usually plays on the wing, and played 38 times for Heerenveen with 16 goals, and has so far played 7 times for Serbia.

Ajax will certainly want a big fee for this Belgrade-born player, and we wonder if he’ll be a little too expensive for Newcastle when other wingers are available for much less, such as Tranquillo Barnetta from Bayern Leverkusen, or even Charles N’Zogbia from Wigan Athletic.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Denied.

    Worth a punt if not too expensive
    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6990558,00.html?
    sigh…

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #2

    First place denied* My bad.

    My time with the Dunce hat has thought me wisdom.

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  • Jarra_Mag

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Nolan having medical at west ham

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  • NufcGlen

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #4

    anyone remember Beardo? Saying we were in for Martin to replace Nolan? Could come true…

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  • connor_nufc

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Hopefully nufcglen

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Martin is a WINGER not a AMC or CM and wont play in Nolans Place!

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  • NufcGlen

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    @gorskino
    He’s officially listed as a midfielder playmaker so I guess that means he can play all over the shop

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  • boater

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Here we go again! This is how it works under Ashley –

    1) a puzzling, seemingly negative action is taken (hughton, carroll, nolan)
    2) we get excited that something better is in place
    3) we get furious when we realise there was non plan in place, let alone one which by being better justifies the first
    4) we come around to things and say ‘support the club’ and have our expectations lowered yet again…

    so we’re at no.2 now I guess with Martin.. hope you’re right .

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Martin Wont Replace Nolan…. If Nolan leaves, Cabaye would be the replacement, with Arfa taking the Second Striker/AM role….

    So if Nolan leaves, it would not surprise me if Cabaye becomes the captain (shocking i know right…but dont bite my head off just yet…)

    Think about it… if we do push ahead with our apparent plans to have our very own French Army, wouldn’t Cabaye be in the perfect spot to be the Captain?

    Center of a French attack and In front of Tiote a french speaker, who if needed… can be the translator between the attack and the defence….:P

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  • toonfan09

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #10

    gorskin

    martin is not a winger he is a cm

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #11

    How many players are we going to be linked with. Other than ba, Taylor and erdinc, do we really have any other good sources of information?

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  • NufcGlen

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #12

    @Nufc_mo
    “can be the translator between the attack and the defence”

    He needs to learn English to start off with mate

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #13

    @NufcGlen

    By now he should know the basics…. Its not like he is gonna have an on the field Spelling Bee / Debate with the back 4 😛

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  • Louis583

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #14

    People wernt putting Nolan in their teams that they were posting, now people are kicking off that he may be leaving?

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  • sheznufc

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #15

    i think its obvious who is replacement is going to be. Craig Gardner. I for one think he is a better player but nolan was a whole lot more to the team than just a player. we will also loose joey barton, jose enrique and potentially jonas and collo.

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  • nightfa11

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #16

    i know a few serbians & they rate miralem very highly..who ever i talked to thinks hes world class in the making..

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  • chuck

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Guess my predictions were right in regard to a complete revamping of the side.
    But instead of getting rid of the deadwood, Williamson, Perch, Guthrie, Raylor, Lovenkrands, etc., it’s Nolan , Joey (next) and Toro.
    Yeah there’s a lotta noise about half the players in the French and Swiss leagues, but we find the bids lack any real sincerity £3m for M’Bengue !
    We got Cabeye cheap, looks like were chasing Ba (free agent) well i guess it’s gonna be People like Gardiner, Hoilett, Taylor, Brown and hopefully they will have enough sense to Get Izaguirre and Ireland.
    Would lie to see N’Zog make it back also, but i dont think they want to pay the kinda dosh being asked for most players, Cheap !
    Dont let your expectations overcome common sense, knowing the history of these guys.
    It’s as joey mentioned, out with the highly compensated, in with the better, cheaper and younger, however that ends up, we’ll see ?

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  • NuFcKieran

    Jun 15, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #18

    looks an unreal player to me!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWUTqP7C_6w

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jun 15, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #19

    spot on boater – yet still 52000 turn out – the fatman is laughing all hte way to teh bank … and dont give me the ‘he has put in loads of his own money’ – they are merely loans – and take a read of http://www.nufcblog.org/2011/06/newcastle-united-in-the-transfer-market/

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jun 15, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Chuck – you said ‘in with the better, cheaper and younger’ if this is correct fine – but I somehow doubt it – and if they are then they will be sold next window

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  • sheznufc

    Jun 15, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #21

    What a player, just been watching youtube clips. looks awesome, him and benny would cause a stupid amount of problems.

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  • NathanH NUFC

    Jun 15, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Sign this lad up, seriously he is a VERY good player, and the way I can see it, he will only improve. His control, vision, technical ability, are first class, not to mention he’s got a great cross on him. Oh and can find the net 😉

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