Newcastle Bid For Anita Not Exactly Irresistible


More words from Vernun Anita’s agent Harry Lulofs today.

Vernun Anita – looks like an initial £4M bid – if that

Over the weekend he said Newcastle had put in a bid of between £5M and £10M for his client, and that seems to have been off the mark.

And this is what Harry had to say today about Newcastle’s initial bid,  for the 23 year-old Ajax Dutch International:

“I won’t reveal the amount of money offered.” “But I understand why Ajax have turned down this initial offer. It was not exactly irresistible.”

Translation of those remarks – Newcastle went in with a low bid, said to be £4M –  and not between £5M and £10M as Harry had said over the weekend.

That’s probably the figure Lulofs was hoping for, because of course he will get a cut of the transfer fee, as his compensation for helping to sell his client to another club.

Harry is batting zero for one on the transfer fee at the moment, which is probably why he doesn’t want to mention what the bid was, and it could even have been less than £4M.

But Newcastle usually go in with a low bid initially for any player, but they will not raise that initial bid by too much, and if the selling club are asking too much for their player – Newcastle will walk away.

We do expect Newcastle to go in with an improved bid for Anita, but they may go back only once, before looking at other players who could be better bargains in the summer.

What do you think about this?

Comments welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • north east lincs toon

    Jun 12, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #1

    1st oh!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 12, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Putting meagre bids, its felony, laughable even

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  • G

    Jun 12, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Greedy agent talk? Most of the other footy blogs reckon we haven’t even made a bid yet? Who knows, the Toon tend to play their cards close to the chest regarding transfers these days. Sounds more like an agent trying to get a bidding war going to me.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 12, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Anita will never come now.

    Not now his agent is a mouthy Cnut and Ajax have turned down our bid.

    I’m sure these clubs are still deluded to the fact they think we’ll pay over the odds.

    We might have put in another bid but loud mouth has probably ruined the best proposition his player may ever have.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Nufc are like the American government. We will not negotiate with terrorists. His agent is a transfer terroristZ

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #6

    I don’t think so Ed 🙂 sorry but it sound like a good old smokescreen to me.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #7

    The info we seem to get from the media are too vague and inconsistant.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #8

    Is this a slow day or what…??? or am I jinxing this blog

    …or maybe it is you Beattie! 😉 lol

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Newcastle will bid shortly under the value of what they think a player is worth.

    I agree to the smokescreen theory.

    A bid placed that they know will be rejected. The press, journos and our rivals have their heads turned and BAM!!! we sneak in and take

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Putting in low bids is sensible. Clubs love turning down the first bid. If we bid 8 million they’d have wanted 13.
    The way i see it its like ebay. You have a maximum figure you want to Pay nut your bid starts low. If your valuation of a player is 18million why not try to get him for 12million? Bargain.
    Plus if a club refuse the first offer it makes them feel like they are in control. So low ball them and try to get a bargain.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #11

    Beattie,
    The American Government negotiate with a lot more gangsters and terrorists that they’d have us believe,and btw I wasn’t having a go at you last night on the contrary I was defending you when you had your ‘thing’ going on at the time.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 12, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #12

    Yann M’Villa

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 12, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    It’s me Jesper

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #14

    I think the curse hs been lifted 🙂

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    Putting Low Bids,

    May b ashley has learnt something from Albin Ebondo’s incident with tolouse

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #16

    …no it is still there!

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 12, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #17

    Dropping his last sweetie into a dusty corner is too good for beattie 😉

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #18

    On the smokescreen theory, what if our bid is accepted?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #19

    …and what if pigs can fly 😀 we Will just offer rediculous low wages 😀 lol

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #20

    cwarr – he would have failed his medical!

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