The Daily Mail is reporting that Turkey striker Mevlut Erdinc will turn down a move to Newcastle today.
Mevlut Erdinc – to turn Newcastle down today?
They are reporting that Mevlut will give the answer to Newcastle today in a proposed £7M move to Tyneside, but they are reporting he will turn the Tyneside club down.
We don’t know if the report has any truth to it, although Sky Sports has a similar report this morning, and Erdinc has made comments to a French newspaper about wanting to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
But reports in the Newcastle Journal this morning say that Newcastle think the Turkish striker will make the move, with a big wage rise on offer if he does come to Tyneside, and he told the Magpies a few weeks back he would like to come to Tyneside.
But it is expected to be D day on the deal today, with Leonardo taking up his position as Director of Football at PSG, and decisions will now be made on who can move and who cannot at the Paris-based club.
If this indeed happens it will be bad news for Newcastle, but hardly the end of the world, and the club may just have to go after Chelsea’s 21 year-old striker Daniel Sturridge as their next target.
We should know about Erdinc soon enough, and hopefully today, but if he doesn’t want to come he shouldn’t bother.
The Daily Mail is making a big deal out of Gameiro, Gervinho and possibly Erdinc turning Newcastle down, but hey, you never get all your top targets – the transfer market doesn’t work that way.