News today in the Newcastle Journal that Newcatsle have given up on e Turkey striker Mevlüt Erdinç.
Mevlut Erdinc – staying at PSG
The Paris Saint Germain striker told Newcastle yesterday he would not be joining them and instead will fight for his place in the PSG side.
Newcastle had a bid £7M for the striker accepted by PSG, and expected a decision on the move this week, after Leonardo, the former Internationale manager, joined the club on Wednesday as their new Director of Football,
Erdinç’s agent Pierre Frelot confirmed his client will not be joining Newcastle:
“He will not be going to Newcastle. The player decided not to move and he is staying in Paris for next season.”
Erdinc had hinted he may want to stay with PSG, and Leonardo also told him the club would like him to stay in Paris.
That was news on Wednesday, but Newcastle were still hoping the Turkish Intentional would have a change of mind, but it was not to be.
Newcastle are now said to be after another European based striker, and is is not Shane Long, who was linked with Newcastle again yesterday.
The club have hardly been successful in persuading strikers from the continent to join the club, with first Kevin Gameiro of Lorient, and now Mevlut Erdinc, both preferring to be with PSG, rather than moving to Tyneside.
Well, you never got all the players you want, but this is still disappointing news today.