Newcastle Simply Cannot Afford Daniel Sturridge


We’ve seen the stories about Newcastle possibly going head to head   with Liverpool  for Daniel Sturridge.

Daniel Sturridge – £20M or a possible loan deal

But with Newcastle having been quoted a fee of £20M for the player, there’s just no way Newcastle will try to sign Sturridge permanently.

The best and only chance Newcastle have is to get Daniel on Tyneside on a season-long loan deal, and in the Sunday Sun a couple of days ago, there was news that Newcastle are interested in doing just that.

Apparently Alan Pardew is very keen on Sturridge,  but the move has not been sanctioned by Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias, because the 21 year-old is just too expensive, as is Charles N’Zogbia too.

The Newcastle philosophy is to bring players in while still young, and develop them into £20M stars, rather than having to pay that amount for the finished product.

It seems that Sturridge has to prove himself on Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Asia, and the new manager Villas-Boas has given the England U21 international a chance to show what he can do for Chelsea.

This is what the new Chelsea manager told the Sun:

“This is one of the decisions we have to take,” ” Daniel is a very, very interesting player with a tremendous future and is highly regarded by myself.”

“I have 15 days in Asia to make the best decision and I need those four games to continue to assess.”

Since Newcastle haven’t spent any of the Andy Carroll money on transfer fees, you would have thought Newcastle could afford the £20M to buy Daniel outright, but that’s not the news coming from inside the club.

The £35M has been invested in players’ wages over the length of time of their contracts, and according to some at Newcastle, the £35M has already been spent. The wages include the new contract given to Cheick Tiote, and the new players coming into the club thus summer.

We really hate to be the bringer of bad news, but the truth is there’s no way the Newcastle regime will pay out £20M for Sturridge.

Like it or hate it – that’s the way it is at Newcastle.

The only way the Magpies can get the lad on Tyneside,  is if they can negotiate a loan deal with the London club.

And it seems that Liverpool could do a deal, if Chelsea are willing to  sell, so look for a £25M bid from Liverpool,  if the 21 year-old becomes available.

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213 comments so far

  • Stuart

    Jul 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    headline should read ‘MA Simply will not pay that money’

    Unfortunate really because he’s the player we all want.

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  • Its not like we SHOULD have 35mill to spend….

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  • DarloGeordie

    Jul 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #3

    As people have mentioned on previous threads “cant see us signing anyone else now”….

    Don’t even reckon there was any truth in the Erdinc rumour, it was never going to happen.. Fat controller has swallowed the key for the safe where the cash is stashed

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  • @Stuart

    Id rather have C.Ronaldo, Messi, Iniesta, Xavi, Villa at the club…

    Sturridge would be a good consolation price though… 😛

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 19, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Well 15-20m he’d go no doubt
    He’s already said he wants Falcao and Neymar?
    He’s at the end of the que, comon Ashley

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  • G

    Jul 19, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #6

    I would be happy enough with a loan deal if we can pull it off. He seems capable of doing a job now, so why not? If Chelsea don’t want to sell, but are happy to loan, he will only end up putting the ball in the net for somebody else, so why not us?

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  • DarloGeordie

    Jul 19, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #7

    When is our 1st match in America lads??

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  • Stuart

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Haha vive!

    Yes we would all like that, but at least Sturridge is vaguely possible.

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  • Stuart

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Wednesday I think Darlo.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    DarloGeordie.
    Pardew said he bidded 7.5m for erding, so I think that’s true

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  • OttersPocket

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #11

    Is he the one we all want? Tes fans have been vocal on here and other sites about him but I dont think he is everyones cup of tea, especially not at the price quoted.
    He is reasonably untested at any level really, 12 games for Bolton and really only sub appearances for Chelsea and Man City.
    If another Striker cant be brought in then a loan deal would be best until we can buy a striker either in Jan or next summer.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    I would rather a loan deal with a fee agreed.

    Much less risk to us, £20M on an unproven player is a lot of cash, only Liverpoo will pay that.

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  • Personally Andre Shurrle would be top of my list, if he didnt already sign for Leverkusen

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #14

    We all know we wont spend more than 10m on a player it was a nice dream to have if he goes to liverfools will he start every game there im not so sure it will be the same as staying at chelsea but he will get a handful of games!

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #15

    first match is thursday 01:30am

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  • Felipe

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #16

    I hope the ‘regime?’ won’t pay £20m cause he’s simply not worth it. That’s not to say he might not turn out to be worth it but a third of a season on loan at Bolton does not make a £20m footballer. Before that he scored 6 goals in 48 appearances. I remember another senational 21 year old chelsea wonderkid coming on the scene 8 years ago called Carlton Cole and we all know how he developed. If we can get him on loan for a season to see how he develops then great, otherwise I would rather we spend the £20m more wisely.
    My other comment is that I wish Ed and all the other negativos on here would give up on the ‘£35m is all spent, we would never spend that money on a player’ arguments until the window is closed. If the other managers and owners are half as gullible as you lot then Ashley’s propaganda about having no money to spend, it’s all been spent on wages and fess, should work wonders. What do you want Ashley to say, ‘I’m sitting on a pile of cash from the Carroll sale, please jack up your prices as it’s burning a hole in my pocket’?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SklRbHmU178 Shurrle, he would have been class!

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #18

    NUFC_Richyg01 I agree with u, beta take on loan with a fee agreed.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #19

    Cheers Stuart mate

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #20

    Felipe,
    Yeah the Carlton Cole was a wonderkid haha, what happened I’d love to know.
    As richy says loan deal is the best option

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  • ash-out

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #21

    I can’t see Chelsea allowing any of their players go LFC, when they are likely to be challenging them at the top of the prem. We have a decent chance if he is loaned as we are no threat but offer him the chance of first team football.

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #22

    We wont go for DS.
    MA wont pay the wages he is getting.We will get 1 of 2 strikers.Erding or Long when Enrique has been sold for £8 mill.Books well and truly balanced.

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  • IrishMagpie

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #23

    Felipe, That’s the most sensibile comment i’ve seen on here in ages, couldn’t agree more.

    I like Sturridge and i think a loan deal would be great but there’s no way i’d want to pay £20M for an unproven young player.

    I have no idea who we’ll sign but of the two options mentioned on here today, Shane Long for £7.5M is a much better deal.

    People are getting carried away with the Sturridge story, as I’ve said i like the lad and he’s got bags of potential but at the moment thats all he’s got. Well, that and a huge pricetag.

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  • OttersPocket

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #24

    Club are also sceptical that he has a big time charlie attitude.

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  • Felipe

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #25

    @IrishMagpie: I’ve heard from a good source that Pardew doesn’t rate Shane Long but I think we’re a long way from giving up on Erding, especially as Carr rates him so highly. Patience needed.

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  • keithruss

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #26

    how is charles to expensive? we were supposedly going to have to pay that if we had won the race to sign Gervinho. Charles literally came out and said helove to come back………load of balls

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  • Eastander

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #27

    I really dont want shane long if he’s going to cost 7.5m, would much rather spend about 5m on Gary Hooper, he’s a year younger, had a better goal scoring record in the championship than Long when he was only 21 playing for Scunthorpe (who were struggling down the bottom as well, not like Reading who were challenging for promotion) and although its the scotting league scored 20 in 26 for Celtic last year, and he’s only 23!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #28

    @23

    I would rather pay under £10m for an unproven striker like.

    We have paid over the odds before and ended up giving them away when they are crap (we have also paid average money and cant give them away (Xisco))

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #29

    I wouldnt pay 20 mill either, but we can only wonder what MA would have done without the Carroll money , sold half the squad? If 35 mill is for wages and agents fees, what happens to all the other revenue? We’re going to be the best feeder club in england at this rate.

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  • OttersPocket

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #30

    Erding will be on his way once Leonardo starts splashing cash at PSG.

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  • toonnumber9

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #31

    1 Dimitar Berbatov Man Utd 20
    2 Carlos Tevez Manchester City 20
    3 Robin van Persie Arsenal 18
    4 Darren Bent Aston Villa 17
    5 Peter Odemwingie WBA 15
    6 Dudley Campbell Blackpool 13
    7 Andrew Carroll Liverpool 13
    8 Javier Hernandez Man Utd 13
    9 Dirk Kuyt Liverpool 13
    10 Florent Malouda Chelsea 13
    11 Rafael Van der Vaart Tottenham
    12 Charlie Adam Blackpool 12
    13 Clint Dempsey Fulham 12
    14 Didier Drogba Chelsea 12
    15 Kevin Nolan Newcastle 12
    16 Wayne Rooney Man Utd 11
    17 Johan Elmander Bolton 10
    18 Steven Fletcher Wolves 10
    19 Asamoah Gyan Sunderland 10
    20 Salomon Kalou Chelsea 10

    Thats the 20 players we should be looking at. Yes half of them are no go areas but Peter Odemwingie would be a great signing for me.

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  • Eastander

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #32

    Wish list;
    Rondon
    Erding
    Hooper

    I’ll take any one of those three

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #33

    When were WE quoted 20mill for him? Last I read we hadnt even enquired about the young money loving lad

    Didnt the 20mill come from a newspaper rather than Chelsea

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  • AVFC Ryan

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #34

    Morning lads villa fan here, and to say that the 35 million from he Carroll sale went on wages is a joke from Ashley!

    We are in a similar position to you, we need to sell to buy, hence why Jimmy Milner went last summer, but Lerner never said the money is going on wages, we went and signed Darren Bent!

    Your fans are great 50,000 week in week out, top class away support so you deserve a marquee signing, ive no doubt you will get one! Ashley has the money, but wont spend it!

    Best of luck for next season,Hope we have some more good games (not another 6-0) 😉 UTV

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  • DarrenS

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #35

    Ed – Can you find me a quote that says that all of the money has been spent?

    All I remember reading is ‘more than you’d imagine has been spent’ and ‘after the purchase of a striker and another midfielder we’ll need to sell before we buy’.

    What did I miss?

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  • numba9

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #36

    because we like to buy young players and turn them into £20 million players, rather than spend on the finished product????????????????? which mike ashley and co makes us a feeder club for teams that actually do want to acheive europe etc as u SAY u do or even expect. Get a grip man and get on yer bike outta toon!!

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  • Stuart

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #37

    @DarrenS – I think you missed the typical geordie over-reaction haha.

    You’re bang on, it has never been said that all the money is gone.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #38

    Ok.

    So we are gonna spend around £7M on a striker, well why not go for Nolan Roux then.

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  • Eastander

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #39

    DarrenS – you’re right, we’ve never said them money has gone, were still looking at players for fee’s but apparently unless you spend the same amount on a player they are obviously worse, or some people think! What did Man U pay for Ronaldo? 12.5m or something, certain people would have rejected that here because he didnt cost 30m

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  • AVFC Ryan

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #40

    You could probarbly find a much better striker than sturridge abroad for A LOT cheaper! english players are over priced, 20 mil for hendersons a joke.

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