Newcastle’s Bid For Erdinc Held Up On Personal Terms

The latest news on the rather long running saga with Mevlut Erdinc is that Newcastle have been given one week to sign the Turkish striker.

Mevlut Erdinc – personal terms the stumbling block

That’s what the French press were reporting and the the news a week or so ago that Newcastle had agreed a fee with his club PSG is that Newcastle cannot agree personal terms with the player.

Why is it taking this long to wrap up this deal?

Newcastle’s £6.57M (€7.5M) offer for the player was accepted about a week ago, but Newcastle have now been given just one week to seal the deal by the Paris club, otherwise PSG will allow other clubs to come in.

At least a couple of French teams are interested in the player, Lille and Rennes, but you would think Newcastle would be able to offer Erdinc a better deal than those two clubs.

PSG were bought by a Qatari investment group at the end of May,  and they are pumping big money into the club.

And it may be that Mevlut wants to take his chance and stay at the Paris club, but he will find it hard to get a first team place with former Newcastle target Kevin Gameiro now at the club, and other players expected to join before the end of August.

New PSG coach Antoine Kombouare appears to want the player to stay, as he said yesterday:

“For me, Erding is at PSG. I count on him.”

But the pursuit of Erdinc is taking far too long, and Newcastle will have to realize that in some cases,  to get a decent player in,  you have to pay the going rate in wages.

And one thing that is rather worrying is that Newcastle are wasting an awful lot of time with Erdinc, and there  was news yesterday that Bolton Wanderers are keen to sign Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea on a season-long loan deal.

That was one fall-back position for Newcastle if they couldn’t get Erdinc to Tyneside.

It seems it’s time for Newcastle to put up or shut up with the Turkish International.

Comments welcome.

50 comments so far

  • Milner

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1


  • Milner

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #2

    i’m going out to buy a lotttery ticket now!

  • solano

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #3

    We will not be held to ransom.
    I’m unsure as to his suitability anyway, so let’s look in the bargain bucket, AGAIN!

  • xfer

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Looking forward to the match tonight.

    Any idea if there will be live stream of the match? I would expect Elland road to have some kind of coverage, surely.

  • Milner

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #5

    sometimes u gotta man-up and pay the ransom, it always go wrong when people try not to in the movies…Fargo, for example, results in having a psycho shove u in a wood chipper.

    i dont want nufc to get forced into a wood chipper – i say pay the ransom!

  • Milner

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #6

    xfer, yep – LUFC TV are showing it, but cost £11 for full years subscription + game.

  • solano

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Aaah. Cohn Brothers, Milner. If it was Fargo, we would be mincemeat by now. The incompetence and chicanery going on at board level reminds me more of The Hoodsucker Proxy.

  • Dannyo

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Ye, this Erdinc thing is dragging on a bit, but as Solano is saying, i guessing we’re working on getting him here for the least wage/fee possible.
    If we wanted him now, we would’ve signed him already.
    The fact that Pardew is hoping to have things “resolved” before Arsenal, tells me that theres still ways to go before anyone is brought in.

  • Klatoon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Are we still in for Barnetta?

  • IrishMagpie

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #10

    At this stage i doubt we’re going to sign Erdinc, for all we know he may not even be our No1 target.

    Doubt Sturridge will be going anywhere on loan this season, didn’t his new boss say over the last few days that he was keeping him?

    The truth is we have absolutely no idea who the clubs real targets are so there’s no point getting annoyed over imagined potential deals dragging out too long then not happening.

    Fingers crossed we get a Striker in over the next two weeks along with a LB at least. Chances are though it’ll be someone who hasn’t even been mentioned yet.


    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    May have a lot to do with money but equally may have a lot to do with our image

    Who wants to work for a management that every ex employee has publicly slated?

    Its a very worrying thought that I can think of none who worked at NUFC who have a single good word to say about the management

  • solano

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Irish, this bid is not imagined (apparently ;-0 ) Erdinc is the No.1 target according to “club sources”

  • Milner

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #13


    If it was the Toonsucker Proxy, I’d imagine a crazy boardroom team, maybe doing their Transfer Deals on the 7 and half floor – like Being John Malcovich – a really low ceiling room where Erding has to crawl in on his hands and knees and sign a 5-year deal for a sum of money too small in print to read.

  • solano

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #14

    WWJBD…come on, son, cheer up! There’s a film reference or two above. Don’t you watch the Cohn Brothers movies?

  • solano

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #15

    Haha…..Milner….were you once an Ashley apologist and became a neggar? If so, it would be….ahem….”Milner’s Crossing”. (sorry)

  • thai-mag

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #16

    Ed stop banging on about Sturridge he is going nowhere even on loan, have watched chelsea’s games over in Thailand and he has been one of their best players, he takes all there corners and alot of their free kicks, scored a cracking goal the other day, he is going to be one of their top players this season no doult about it


    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #17

    Solano haha sorry mate am just tired of waking up to bad news

    And Nolans words have really got me hacked off with the NUFC ‘upstairs’ again pathetic way to run any business let alone a one based in bringing in a constant stream of new faces

  • davybtoon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #18

    thai-mag is right sturridge is goin no were avb looks like he wants him at chelsea n thats all sturridge has wanted to

  • davybtoon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #19

    after beckford according to the sunday sun

  • solano

    Jul 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #20

    WWJBD…me too. It’s certainly “No Country for Old Men ” around Barrack Road these days. You are over the hill and finished at 28!


    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #21

    Sturridge will barely get a look in next season at Chelsea.

    Torres, Drogba, Anelka (their best striker imo) and Malouda all ahead of him plus they have yet to bring in any new strikers

    As for set pieces they have Lampard for that. Doubt Sturridge will leave this summer but come January I see him being shipped out again


    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #22

    Haha no country for old men that could be our tagline

  • davybtoon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #23

    wwjbd – chelsea will sign new players but looks like avb wants to give youth a chance b4 he signs players n sturridge has started every game for chelsea in pre season

  • solano

    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #24

    Yip, WWJBD, you getting it! Gotta go to a Christening now. I suggest you find something to do until the game tonight and get out of here – the Stormtroopers will be arriving soon to break up the fun!

  • thai-mag

    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #25

    wwjbd have seen all games sturridge is better than all of those plus he can play on wing to as he did in a couple of games over here, he is going nowhere forget about him


    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #26

    Davy he probably wants to look at Sturridge and is willing to give him a chance but Sturridge isn’t a winger and Torres+Drogba are far better to lead the line. He won’t be starting games in the PL imo

    Solano haha yeah think it might be best might go out for a good pod race


    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #27

    I see PSG have reported that they haven’t even received a bid from us for Erdinc.

    Are we even looking to sign a striker ?after all we have only had 6 months to scout and sign one

    Its ok though as some on here keep pointing out the window still has a month to go.To my knowledge the season starts in less than 2 weeks.God help us


    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #28


    Your saying Sturridge is better than Torres, Drogba, Anelka, Malouda and Lampard based on some friendly matches?

    And I don’t want Sturridge tbh he is selfish with the ball and plays himself into trouble a lot also isnt one to track back

  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #29

    Tis just typical of our set up right now,if we won’t give a decent wage then we wont get the best players in.
    Will be terrible to miss out a good striker for a few extra quid a week.
    More disappointed that we missed out on the Zog at that money.
    Get new buyers for those that want out and get replacements now.
    January is a bad time to add foreigners to the PL.

  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #30

    Sturridge won’t be allowed to go from Chelsea ,looks class in Pre Season

  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #31

    To say we wont pay the going rate for wages can hardly be true…cabaye, marveux, ba must all be on high wages.

  • Pete Martel

    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #32

    @ CLOIN

    Just read that Sunday Sun article – It’s makes our striker search look a total embarrassment! I just find it so frustrating that we’ve had since January to look for a ‘realistic’ target as a striker and here we are, two weeks to go until the beginning of the season, and we’re still scrapping around. Desperate times!

    What annoys me even more is that we’re only 2-3 signings away from having a very good side, but the board obviously don’t see it that way.

    At the moment, the Andy Carroll sale looks like bad business.

  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #33

    Robby bobson,
    If we cannot get the wallet outnto buy quality like Zog and give him 50G or so a week then we a skimping a little I say.
    He would have great sell on value.
    Nolan is an example as is AC,although he was askin far too much.
    Remember we have huge income from sales of shirts and a full stadium and the likes of Everton have been able to keepntheir best players on good wages and keep a solid team atbthe club.
    60G a week is an average wage for the best players in the PL.
    City and Chelsea and the likes have destroyed it as they pay over the odds for whoever

  • Charlietoon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #34

    Seriously how crap is the Sunday Sun. Apparently they “revealed” two weeks ago Sturirdge may be a target…..Lamest thing I have ever heard. They didn’t reveal shit!

  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 31, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #35

    Agree that we are just 2/3 decent signings away from a good squad.
    Think they just need to push hard to get in that quality now and not leave us short and frightened in January

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 31, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #36

    @solano could you show us a link to those “so called sources”?

    Personally I don’t care for Edinc; PSG wants to sell should say it all – he’s a low scoring cast away and he’s not prolific enough and you guys now it.

    Hope they are working on something better behind the curtain…but of cause if NUFC can get him on the cheap why shouldn’t MA and AP be interested.

  • mattnufc

    Jul 31, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #37

    Newcastle board need to show some true grit

  • wynsleap

    Jul 31, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #38

    For Hell’s sake either go get Erdinc or forget him and move on to another target.
    But not Beckford.
    For all those pro-Ashley fans just thought I’d remind you that the close of the window is drawing ever near.
    Enrique out in the last minute with no replacement?
    No further signings?
    It’s not looking good but there again – I’m sure it’s part of the “5 year plan”.


    Jul 31, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #39

    this guy wont sign nothing sureer if he was coming wed already have him by the way im writing in from mallorca and im roastin me tit´s off yee haa

  • Phil K

    Jul 31, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #40

    This saga has monumentally p*ss*d off the Newcastle fans.
    Is he worth the effort ?


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