Bryan Ruiz Rejects Newcastle


Metro is reporting tonight that FC Twente striker Bryan Ruiz has rejected a move to Newcastle to join Fulham.

Oh no!

Bryan Ruiz – chooses Fulham

The Magpies had tried to hijack Fulham’s Bryan Ruiz transfer with a very late offer of £10.6M, which matched the earlier Fulham bid, but when you are late to the game, it’s rare that you can get your man.

The Costa Rican striker is believed to have chosen the London club, and is said to have even completed a medical.

Newcastle are still after Liam Ridgewell, the Birmingham defender, but it’s a top striker that Newcastle have been short of since last January, when Andy Carroll was sold to Liverpool.

The BBC is reporting that Newcastle reached an agreement of £12M with FC Twente for the player, but it was probably12M which is around £10.8M as quoted by Metro, but the move apparently then broke down over the Costa Rican’s personal terms.

So it’s hard to believe the club have dropped the ball and not replaced Andy Carroll with the £35M they received for the Gateshead lad in January.

This is not good, if indeed this news on Ruiz is true, which it now seems to be from two separate sources, and it will put a bit of a wet blanket on the transfer season for Newcastle this summer.

Let’s be straight here – Newcastle’s number one target this summer has always been to sign a top striker good enough to wear the number 9 shirt at Newcastle , and the club didn’t get the job done.

A very good question to ask the Newcastle board is why not?

Comments welcome.



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447 comments so far

  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #1

    That’s Metro.

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  • jimmyxavi

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #2

    FFS

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  • geoff777

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Metro never get a story right … I’m more hopeful now lol

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Brown pants time

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Not on SSN wouldnt be suprised though!

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  • Toonboy_83

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #6

    pizzicatochan – seems like every local journo thinks Newcastle have lost the race.

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  • casmag

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Scottwilsonecho Scott Wilson
    by LukeEdwardsTele
    1. “Every penny of the £35m will be reinvested” 2. “I’ve told them we need two players – now” 3. “Judge us on September 1st” Hmmmm. #NUFC

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Ruiz would be a shame, but we can surely still get top striker in?!???!?

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #9

    wont believe this until its on ssn

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  • Miserable Now

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #10

    It’s all been too quiet- probably because the boy is in a helicopter heading norf.

    Maybe?

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  • Toonboy_83

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #11

    OHWELL WE TRIED…. IM UNSUBSCRIBING TO NUFCTV RIGHT THIS INSTANCE.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #12

    Chin up, we have Ba, Best, and young Sammy Ameobi. Its not that bad. 🙂

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #13

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    #nufc Now been told Newcastle United have completed their business in the window.
    9 minutes ago
    —–

    Its 10mins ago. So yea goodnight. Absolutely gutted we didn’t get a striker in. Now we have wait another 4 months.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #14

    bbc reckon stalled on personal terms yet we offered better terms than fulham

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Until it’s on SSN, I’m completely unmoved.

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  • Toonboy_83

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Neilfarrington Neil Farrington
    Final confirmation from Bryan Ruiz representatives: “100% Fulham”. #nufc

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  • Miserable Now

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #17

    It could’ve been worse-

    we could’ve been born Mackems!

    And no confirmation yet anyway- cool your jets!

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  • cjcox88

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #18

    All journals and bbc have confirmed we have missed out

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  • Baro

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #19

    its just the metro..

    don’t tear apart just yet….

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #20

    David Craig on SSN soon

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Nah lads all local Journos on twatter.
    Business finished.

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  • brightontoon

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #22

    why post this? is it comfirmed on SSN if not, this is pure bollocks. ill wait till 11pm before i go out and do another raoul moat in Brighton.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #23

    It was always going to be Bryan Ruiz or nothing. Fulham got a great deal. And we as usual, leave it till the last minute. When will we ever learn…

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #24

    talkSPORT also says that Messi is coming to Newcastle.

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  • dmac

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #25

    @ 15 im with you Mystic im not going anywhere until its over and done with.

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  • thebionicMAG

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #26

    If this is true and he wants to play for a mickey mouse club like Fulham then f him, end of.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #27

    Sammy for number 9.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Loads of journo’s saying we failed on personal terms……looking highly unlikely now for ruiz

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #29

    @pizz: Imagine getting “Ameobi 9” on the back of your shirt…

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  • nufc1984

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #30

    seriously believing everything the twitterers are saying? SSN is the biggest sports news outlet. how much of a tool would david craig look if his “exclusive” was all over the internet before he had a chance to report it??
    Just wait. once its on SSN we can all get negative!

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  • thebionicMAG

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #31

    If true then sod him. Its a no brainer for a real pro.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #32

    MsiDouglas Mark Douglas
    Yep: NOTHING. Not Ridgewell, not Maiga, not Ruiz #NUFC

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #33

    BBC: Ruiz wanted 10k extra a week and NUFC said no… Wages Structure… FFS..

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  • dmac

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Msi douglas says – Yep no maiga no ridgewell no nothing.

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Even BBC’s Ian Payne reccons we are going to bring nobody in!

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #36

    Well there is always January and next summer and then January. FFS more excuses we tried but we ran out of time. f@cking clueless

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  • Milner

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #37

    hopefully Ba hits some form, Best is looking as good as i’ve seen him and knows how to poach, Strolla can at the very least hold the ball up quite well in the last few mins, and Sammy looks a real talent that’s sure to get some playing now….

    plus HBA coming back in 5/6 weeks, and Obertan as a 2nd striker….

    It’s far from ideal, but lets just hope that when we do bring in a no.9, say Jan – he’s top quailty.

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Last time I’m coming on this site for a while. Cyas

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  • sirtoongospel

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Gutted. 8 and half months to get a STRIKER. How can we not have done what was needed?

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  • toon-nutters

    Aug 31, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #40

    MsiDouglas Mark Douglas
    Yep: NOTHING. Not Ridgewell, not Maiga, not Ruiz #NUFC

    :X anyone spotted a fat rat??

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