Erik Pieters Talks About Pending Newcastle Move


PSV’s Erik Pieters has today talked about a potential move to Newcastle United, but don’t believe all the headlines you read, he has not dismissed the move out of hand at all.

Erik Pieters – in mourning for his grandmother

Pieters is currently the Netherlands first-choice left-back, and has been identified by Newcastle as the full back to replace Jose Enrique, who has got his wish of the last six months to leave Newcastle.

But last week Erik lost his grandmother, and was given compassionate leave by the Dutch side from the England game at Wembley on Wednesday evening, but of course that game was subsequently called off  because of the riots ongoing in London.

Let’s see what Erik really said today, as he talked to AD Sportwereld:

“I am not focused on football right now, only my family counts.”

“Moreover, there must first be serious discussions with Newcastle and PSV must be willing to let me go.”

His words seem to back the Newcastle Journal report this morning, that Newcastle still need to overcome some financial difficulties,  before they can even talk to the player about terms.

We think that may be referring to the transfer fee, and there are reports that at least two other clubs are already in for the player, and maybe Ashley will not enter into a bidding war for the player.

There were reports that Pieters has a release clause in his contract for £6M, but there is no way to tell whether that’s true or not.

But the Tyneside club still seem confident they can get the Dutch International on board before the Sunderland game next Saturday, although of course Erik has other and more important things on his mind right now, and that’s perfectly  understandable.

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241 comments so far

  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #1

    At least he is honest, let’s hope Ashley makes this happen soon.

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  • boater

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope so. Although a bit mystified why it’s not a done deal already. They knew jose was going..

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #3

    These quotes are about 2 days old. I’ve been following the progress on a PSV Forum and they all believe he is gone and that the clause is 5million euors.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #4

    euros*

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  • boater

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #5

    anyone got the odds on an ameobi hat trick today? I have a funny feeling about that- arsenal foul all day and he is penalty taker in residence.. that or vuckic/sami last goal scorer – if they don’t make it on to pitch you get your money back remember..

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  • barkel

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #6

    euro*

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  • NickeAlvaro

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #7

    I do hope he is brought in, I’ve never seen him play but he can’t be bad at all if hes the current lb for the Dutch.
    If he does come does anyone know if he can speak French? LOL

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Latest from twitter on Pieters:

    nufcfans NUFCfans
    PSV left-back Erik Pieters is expected to sign a 4-year deal at #NUFC “imminently,” with fee in region of €7m. (voetbalprimeur.nl) #NUFC #fb

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Cant see it happening, we have been fu cked over again by the fat man…

    still wont stop me supporting my team though im going for a very optimistic 2:2 don’t know where our goals are going to come from mind you.

    Even if Arsenal have a weakened team Wenger still gets his team playing attractive attacking football and with our defense i could see us shipping a few. The match isn’t on till bout 4 am over here so im doing an all nighter…

    found a fellow geordie in the youth hostel and off to find a pub thats playing the match.

    HWTL

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #10

    He’d be a steal at 5-6m. Hopefully a win today and him wrapped up in the next couple of days, then The Toon will be bouncing.

    HTL!! 😀

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  • arfa chance#10

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Anyone know the lineup today lads

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  • boater

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #12

    PSV is my second team..

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  • Gav00Toon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Even if he had joined the Toon I dont think he would have wanted to play, with the berivement.

    Lets hope Perch isnt in Joses old place today.
    Jones might get fired in LB.

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #14

    boater @5 the odds is no f@cking chance. Lol

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  • Mark

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #15

    ****PLEASE REPLY****
    Anyone got any working links to the liverpool-sunderland game? quite intigued to see if enrique plays.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Rumour has nit 5mil is the claus but with PSV asking 7mil with Pieters ans his agent getting some of the difference for themselves. Maybe that is what MSiDouglas is alluding too.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #17

    ENRIQUE is in the squad MARK

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  • thai-mag

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #18

    we pay 6 millipn for left back, no way we woud’nt pay that for a striker get real

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  • Mark

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #19

    a link would still be nice.. take it nobody has one then?

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Mark go on VIP stand that will have a link.

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  • The-Ciaran8

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Financial difficulties? We’ve made a profit this window and just sold someone for £35 Million. F YOU MIKE ASHLEY, F YOU.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #22
  • ASTORIA

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Agree thai-mag, can’t see this one happening???

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  • thai-mag

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #24

    live in Thailand, going out now to watch all the games, they show every one, the bar I use has 6 TV’s a different game on each one

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Thai mag

    What bar is that and where? Am in thailand next month….

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #26

    Darlo you perv. Lol

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Haha

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  • Andy

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #28

    boater i think his gran just dying is probably the hold up. He maybe wanted to make sure things were ok at home before committing to moving to another country. Good pedigree but i have never seen him play

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  • gcfalco

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Including the Carroll money, Ashley is now £37M up. According to Deloittes football rich list, every season we’re in the PL we’re one of the top 20 richest clubs in the world (not UK, world).
    So how come Pards is spinning the line we’re skint?

    The season starts today & Ashley hasn’t got what he’s known he’s needed for 7 months – a PL standard goal scorer. And he’s known since whenever he was going to cash in on Enrique. And we still haven’t got a left back. Where’s the replacements, the forward thinking, the planning?

    Taking all the preseason cock-ups into account, is he actively trying to wreck the club?

    On a connected note, I’m writing this from my hols in the Caribbean. I’ve hit quite a few (a lot!) bars in remote corners. One thing all the bar staff out in the back of beyond have had in common – mention where you’re from & who your club is & they fall about laughing. That’s what Ashley has done to this club…….

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Penalty 4 da bloody fools

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Sauruz misses hahaha fkr

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Liverpool missed penalty, Suarez, idiot.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #33

    @gcfalco

    That is some baaaad research before you posted that comment mate.

    We we’rent on the top 20 list in 2010 or 2011…
    Infact, in 2010, we were around 46 if i remember correctly, i think those were the words of Llambas.

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  • Andy

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #34

    dyer already injured!

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #35

    HAHAHAHAH Suarez!! 😆

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Nolan goal.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #37

    we got all kinds of money what financial obsticles, im sick of this shite….come on you magpies lets win one for the supporters today who have had to eat the fat man’s shite for too long….spend some f-ing money you cheap bastard

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #38

    in enrique amd judas playing for my 2nd most hated team now livershite today..

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #39

    goodto be backto football lads, sorry for venting on the fat man, bneen gone awhile how is everybody….toon army 4 life hwtl

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #40

    watchin fulham v villa here stateside

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