Newcastle Increase Their Bid For Top Turkish Striker


There is a report today in the News of the World today that Newcastle will increase their bid for PSG striker Mevlut Erdinc.

Mevlut Erdinc – Newcastle increase their bid

The last we heard on Erdinc was that Newcastle had previously increased their bid to £6.5M, with Newcastle initially bidding £5M and PSG wanting £8M – so Newcastle split the difference.

But we don’t know if PSG have responded to that bid, since the news was that PSG had bid cash plus Erdinc,  in an attempt to lure top Lille play-maker Eden Hazard to the Paris-based club.

The news today is that Newcastle seem to be willing to increase their bid for the 10 times capped Turkish International to £7.5M,  in an effort to get the player on board, before the squad starts their American tour later this  month.

Erdinc is a skilful player, and could form a good partnership with new striker Demba Ba, the Senegal International.

And it would appear that Mevlut would also be a popular signing with Newcastle fans.

Let’s hope we can get the 24 year-old player – born in Saint-Claude, France – through the door – this week.

Comments welcome.



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401 comments so far

  • NathanH NUFC

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Get the lad signed up!

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  • NathanH NUFC

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #2

    1st! :3

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  • carrollsinger

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Would be a good signing and prove we will spend money

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Defo get him in and start on defence cover and a right winger

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #5

    7.5M is a good amount for what he possesses. Speedy, a little trickster, would suit Ba in a partnership.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #6

    he is the correct forward we need full of pace and trickery

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  • Pards28

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #7

    him and Ba would be amazing.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #8

    eaststandgeordie1982 .. agreed although we still need a DM .. especially if Joey is sold .. would love Matuidi or Sissoko ..

    Players needed
    Striker – Erding
    DM – Matuidi
    RW – ???, maybe Zog LW and Guti out Right
    LB – cover or 1st teamer if the bull goes, I reckon he’ll stay if we get all the other buys, ie Matuidi,Erding,Zog
    RB – maybe ok with gosling here to backup

    After that maybe good young hungry players for CB etc ..

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  • connor_nufc

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Nzogbia 1st!!

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  • moonraker

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #10

    Sign him up and I’m happy. If we don’t score goals next season were toast.

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  • magpie6699

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #11

    Looking at this blog and the last, I find it fascinating how desperate some people are – “Why haven’t we bid for X, we’re gonna bid for nobody, we’re losing our 27 best players, blah blah?” Other than the very occasional official news, I have no confidence that anybody in the media knows who we’ve bid for, are looking at, or will sell – and yet people are getting very angry about what we have and haven’t done – and it’s all MA’s fault or Pardew. And I’m not being an apologist for them – I’m just reserving judgement. There are 2 “exam results” as far as I’m concerned: first, where we are at at the end of the transfer window – when I might feel satisfied, disappointed, angry etc.The second is obviously when I see how next season goes, results and play-wise.
    Meanwhile, its “Daddy, I want a present! Something – ANYTHING! And I want it NOW! Or else I’ll scream!”

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  • dmac

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #12

    I agree with Moon we need to score goals and our forwards minus Ba are weak.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #13

    magpie6699 .. agreed to some extent .. we need a RW, DM, Striker .. I don’t care if they’re 20 mill or free as long as they’re good enough

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  • magpie6699

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #14

    sweendog – sure. Not saying we don’t need to strengthen in some areas. And I have my own views about things e.g of all our strikers (excluding Ba), the one who has always looked most up for it, puts himself around, tries hard and has scored some goals is Best – but if we get another really good striker in I’ll be less bothered – and I don’t care how much they cost, it’ll be how they perform.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #15

    Sweendog gosling is a DM and he is good enough barton is better attaking than defending just ask simmo he got left 2 on 1 most of last season with barton infront of him

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  • balubas1

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #16

    Just for info: News of the World are rated as THE MOST unreliable source for football in the WORLD. They are rock bottom. How this was found was by taking the articles of every newssource and looking at how many of the links and rumours actually materialised. The nr.1 on reliableness is “The Guardian” with some 33% of their articles went on to be true in regards of transfers. But much of this is obviously donw to the journalists themselves and their contacts.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #17

    magpie6699 .. agreed on best .. he’s got ability in abundance .. I think he should be tried consistently in the cups .. if he proves his ability promote him to league 1st choice .. otherwise he should still be a sub until his goal scoring improves ..
    eaststandgeordie1982 .. agreed gosling is a DM .. but is he good enough to be our main DM .. he was quality for Everton as RB .. RW he wasn’t bad .. the jury is still out in relation to DM .. note we need cover for Tiotes yellow cards .. and the ACM .. we can’t wait until Jan to realise this.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #18

    Looks a nifty player..someone who can get on the end of the hba and cabaye through balls. People moan about his goal record but its better than gyan had in france and he hasnt done half bad

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  • magpie6699

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #19

    balubas1 – very interesting stats. The other point is that the BEST source only gets 1 right in 3!

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  • TOON RSA

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #20

    I’ve written about it once or twice so this third time i’ll offer more insight to my opinion.

    Successful Forwards and Strikers generally take a year or two to establish themselves in the PL. Is it the physicality of the PL defenses usually with 4 at the back, the demanding calender that takes getting used to? Other reasons could be applied. What stands to reason though is that proven successful strikers appear to know how to beat such and such a defense/defender because they’ve played them before, worked it out and better them.

    I understand Ashley’s youth policy and desire to not pay 5 years @ 100k a week wage for ‘we’re not sure what you’ll be like in three years’… But you can’t buy proven PL experience and attacking track record. With Ba, there’s that potential definitely… but not confirmed.

    Ba could go either way… What we need is somebody with GREAT POTENTIAL and someone with EXPERIENCE & HUNGER.

    I say with 35 million make this financial statement.

    Buy Sturridge – Outbid everybody else and in two years if he the team is still where we are but he’s great, sell him for 40Million.

    Buy Defoe – Give him 9 and a wage based on his ability to keep that number. Make him the forwards captain and get 3 great years of forward play. His experience in the PL is invaluable. He will help push Sturridges price up.

    ?? Am i the only one thinking Defoe?

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #21

    Everyone is obsessed with money/fees. I couldn’t give a shit if we sign good players. They could be free or £30 million. We’re not accountants. We’re football fans. Like Magpie6699, I will be reserving judgement till we are finished in the transfer window. Weather or not the Judas money is spent, I will be happy if we get another striker, center back and left back (if Jose leaves).

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #22

    *ACM .. shoud be ACN .. african cup of nations

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #23

    Toonrsa….defoe will be too much for his age for ashley. I would love us to keep leon best but that dont look like happening.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #24

    Toon RSA .. defoe .. not IMO.. mercenary who relies on Pace .. greedy player .. although he is a quality finisher .. rather erding that Defo ..
    as for sturridge .. yep would love him .. we’ll see if its him or erding .. hopefully we’ll get him on loan..alongside erding or is that expecting too much 🙂

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #25

    robby bobson .. agreed on Best .. worth keeping him for another year .. see if he improves as much as he did last season .. good to have a target man like him

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  • toontoonblacknwhitearmy

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #26

    WE HAVE ENOUGH GOOD CM’s!!! Matuidi would just be an excuse to have a more defensive set up; we don’t need him. WE NEED a versitile defender for cover, a STRIKER, I still think we will need 2 for competition, and please buy Zog as a RW, he is amazing there, cuts in and shoots and kept Wigan in the league because of this!!! Everyone saying play Jonas on the RW has no clue what so ever!!!

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #27

    toontoonblacknwhitearmy .. did you watch the toon last year? .. did you watch Guti on the right last year ..he was good .. .. who would you have as RW then if we bought Zog .. answers on a postcard mate 🙂

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #28

    toontoonblacknwhitearmy ..
    also when Tiote is away at the ACN who would you have as our DM who has pace .. again answers on a postcard

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #29

    I’d take defoe. He would score goals no doubt.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #30

    Sweendog i wouldnt want us to spend 13m on cover thats not wise at all when it can be used for places where we need players tiote is our main DM gosling cover and cabaye can also play there if need be

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #31

    toontoonblacknwhitearmy .. just take a time out before overreacting and saying some people have no clue whatsoever .. might make you look a bit stupid ..

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #32

    to all those reserving judgement – very magnanimous of you but doe it mean that you wont be putting up any more posts till close of window – you crack me up your like the people who phone a premium rate number to vote that you cant make your mind up between A and B lol

    This post thrives on different opinions and banter – not fence sitting

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #33

    eaststandgeordie1982 .. agreed .. we still need cover although I see Matuidi and Tiote working together when we play away from home .. in a 4-5-1
    the 5 man midfield is like so

    Tiote – Matuidi
    Guti – Cabaye – Arfa

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  • toontoonblacknwhitearmy

    Jul 3, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Jonas played the FULL SEASON on the left wing you plum! Barton played on the RW…

    Thats why you hear people talking about Jose and Jonas’ chemistry, LB and LW…

    Oh and I really don’t know, we have good players (in my eyes) in abundance. E.g Guthrie, Barton, Cabeye, Gosling, and even this young Abeid, I’ve heard he’s a defensive CM. Before you slate Guthrie, he was good in the last 2 games of last season when Tiote was rested, the reason we drew 3-3 with WBA is cos Pardew brought Smith&Co on.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #35

    eaststandgeordie1982 .. not convinced on Cabaye as DM .. I see him as our attacking midfielder.. still could be wrong but he played that position for Lille

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  • sweendog

    Jul 3, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #36

    toontoonblacknwhitearmy .. I see you didn’t watch the toon last year .. yes Guti mainly played LW .. did he not swap wings during games .. don’t want to get into a childish argument with you so we’ll leave it at that ..

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 3, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #37

    I was reading a french blog the other day and matuidi seems the real deal. Everyone was moaning players were leaving ligue 1 not for arsenal or man utd but going to newcastle. They said erdinc was alright cus hes averagr but matuidi should be going to a top top team.

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  • toontoonblacknwhitearmy

    Jul 3, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #38

    So you would buy a £10m+ player in Matuidi for half the season’s games (away) and the ACN games? Hmm, when the team can adopt a more defensive stance anyway in away games? And when we have youth coming through the ranks that can cover?

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 3, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #39

    CynicalasEva

    Although I am reserving judgment, this doesn’t mean I can’t post on here anymore. It just means I’m not gonna complain about lack of signings………..yet

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  • 09nufc09

    Jul 3, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Matuidi if anything would make us more attacking, it would allow hba marveaux and guti/ hopefully nzog and ba / erding to be all out attack while they sit and protect the back 4. Cabaye and gosling can play both atacking mid and defensive mid, its all about cover, why do you think manu have bought young and jones when they already have nani valencia and vidic and ferdinand? Players get injured/ suspended and players get tired during games. Matuidi would be a very good signing.

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