Newcastle Hopeful Of Getting Erdinc In Early August

The Sun is reporting this morning that Newcastle are back in for Paris St Germain striker Mevlut Erdinc.

Mevlut Erdinc – Newcastle still hopeful of signing this player

Newcastle put in a £7.5M bid for the player a short  two weeks ago, only for talks with the striker’s agent Pierre Frelot to break down.

Sun Sport is reporting that the deal is still far from dead, and manager Alan Pardew, who is with his Newcastle team on the American tour, is still more than hopeful of getting the 24-year-old to Newcastle.

But that will not happen until Pardew arrives back from America next week.

Erdinc has been tracked by Chief Scout Graham Carr for over a year now, and he has become the Magpies’ number one target after an earlier  move for Kevin Gameiro broke down when the French International striker elected to move to PSG.

Erdinc was voted PSG’s Player of the Year last season, but his first team place at the Paris-based club is now in severe  jeopardy with the signing of Gameiro.

It will be some good news for Newcastle fans if the Magpies can indeed finally  land Erdinc, as their transfer business seems to have hit a brick wall over the last four weeks or so.

And Erdinc is an extremely skillful player, and he would work well with new striker, Senegal International Demba Ba.

Pardew is trying to build a new young side at Newcastle and has been keen to get Erdinc to St. James’  Park:

“I have always worked well with young sides. The one at Reading was full of exuberance. That is something we missed last year.”

“But guys like Demba Ba, Marveaux and Cabaye have great pace and energy.”

Maybe this is what Alan was referring to only yesterday, when he said Newcastle expected  to do some transfer  business in the first week of August,  after he returns from America?

Comments welcome.

32 comments so far

  • Felipe

    Jul 21, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #1

    We’re not back in for him we never left!

  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 21, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #2

    I do not the obsession with this guy. he has not pulled any trees from what i have seen or read

  • PortsladeToon

    Jul 21, 2011 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Basically from what i understand,
    his agent wanted us to pay his bonus which is due from PSG at the end of the month NUFC have said that won’t be met and will wait until august to sign him so they don’t have to pay the bonus.
    the deal is basically done just signing off but we will see in the next couple of weeks.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 21, 2011 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Indian mag. Check out his career goal scoring record so far. Las season not as many, but he has a ratio of better than 1 goal every 3 games. Not even in his prime yet. Reckon he’s worth buying


    Jul 21, 2011 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #5

    Dammm woke up jst nw an I c arfa injurd :-(, hope he’s fit for da arsnal game


    Jul 21, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Did Abeid play well?

  • Nick 69

    Jul 21, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #7

    well the injuries we’ve already picked up so far just enforce my opinion that we need to spend some money and buy some quality players, at least 4-5 IMO although we’ll be lucky to get 1-2.

    If Ben Arfa’s injury is gonna put him out for a while, we need to go in for N’Zogbia/Martin or someone of that calibre

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Nick 69

    But you know full well that that’s not going to happen lol

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #9

    This is lazy lazy journalism.

    Pardew’s “early august” quote + an old target = new story!!!

    Terrible terrible “news” papers..

  • JAMSHA @ 5 get your vowels fixed on your keyboard.


    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #11

    2 games down 3 players out….the NUFC season has truely began

    Can’t wait to see the tea lady on the bench again like last season

  • toonashwin

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #12

    nikola klanic up for grabs
    for croatia

    2004–2005 Croatia U17 18 (15)
    2005–2007 Croatia U19 12 (11)

    2007–2010 Croatia U21 9 (4)
    2008– Croatia 8 (4)
    n for rovers
    13 goals in 53 app.
    a good buy for nufc 23yrs only

  • thai-mag

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #13

    we only have 17 outfield players left on tour, there will be more injuries before this is over, we have got to buy now. also not looking forward to last day of transfer window, can see 1 or 2 players going out and none coming in

  • BillBurch

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #14

    I know this is football and knocks are part of the game but how come we we sign matchstick men? Here’s a skillful player who’s out already with an ankle injury, what next?

  • MacToon

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Hopefully HBA will be back as soon but it does highlight how fragile our team/squad could be if we get one or two injuries to key players.

    We need back up/ alternatives and it’ll mean an extra player or 2 to come in but unfortunately Ashley isn’t likely to do it. If we get an extra (main) striker it’ll definately be a step in the right direction but imo alot more is needed aswell as some deadwood shipped out.

    A sign of how desperate we are when Smith is getting alot of playing time!

  • Eastander

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #16

    The problem with players like Ben Arfa is they are so skillful they wind people up because they just can’t get the ball off them, then if they dont know how to tackle properly… this happens

  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #17

    We needed 4/5 players anyway, we were paper thin last season, and this just enforces the point. We need around 4/5 in.

    s far we have signed a striker who has failed 2 medicals, another midfielder who was out most of last season, a young young prospect. and a nolan replacement. It’s nowhere near enough, Haris is injured, Fergie is injured.WE NEED 4-5 players minimum, which there is no chance we will get. We needed 2 Strikers, LB cover, a CB, an AMC, MINIMUM, possibly a winger, its a shame we don’t have 35m in transfer fees knocking about……..oh wati

  • davybtoon

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #18

    as long ben arfa ankle is jus a slight twist he will b back in a week or so, lets jus hope no ligaent damage or he cud b out a while
    lets not get carried away u pick up little knocks in pre season

  • MacToon

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #19

    JB I agree unfortunately neither of us is Ashey 🙁

  • davybtoon

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #20

    2 friendlies gone n no jose i think its safe to say hes being kept bk so he dont get injured for when they sell him

  • cheikmate

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #21

    heres the highlights from the kansas city match:

    hope ben arfas injuries not serious, if so we NEED to go in for inzogbia!

  • davybtoon

    Jul 21, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #22

    18, 19 nothing has changed weve always needed 4 players in
    i hope the cash plus jose foe aqualini rumour is true this guy is a top midfielder jus aint showed it at liverpool

  • davybtoon

    Jul 21, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #23

    i wud say diego more than nzogbia dont think we hav ever been after nzogbia


    Jul 21, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #24

    Correction on my last comment 4 players injured I forgot about the ever reliable never injured Vuckic haha

  • Nick 69

    Jul 21, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #25

    davybtoon – it was actually Aquilani plus cash for Jose not the other way round, would be very happy with that although 99% not true

  • MacToon

    Jul 21, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #26

    The atmosphere at the match is weird lol, very polite ha ha and quiet.

    Tx for the link.

    Both links so far have had really bad camera angles, the quality is good though.


    Jul 21, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #27

    Geordi, I m on dis blog 4m my 4n not pc mate

  • gorgonzola

    Jul 21, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #28

    Shiiitt BA injured again…I pray its not serious….the game highlights seem good…we had some good chances although hard to tell from the ant angle….

    Lets get this Erdinc and get this swansong over with….

  • chuck

    Jul 21, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #30

    You are obviously on here to give your opinions to others, no ?
    In which case if you continue to write giberish, no one will want to take the time to decipher it and you may be wasting your time ?

  • branunited

    Jul 22, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #31

    i hope our next injured is alan smith, is the same be with or without.

  • HKTP

    Jul 22, 2011 at 5:00 AM

    Comment #32

    Ive seen the youtube videos of Erdinc and he looks semi decent, BUT saying that its easy to make any standard player look good using highlights. However I do trust Carr and believe that if he has been chasing him for over a year, then he must be some player. Some people have likened him to Bellamy, if he is then Ba,Erdinc and HBA are going to be some strikeforce. I just hope Ba can get through the season injury free.


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