Roma Striker Too Expensive For Newcastle


We had reported a few days ago that Newcastle were interested in 22 year-old Spanish midfielder Bojan Krkic.

bojan krkic

Bojan Krkic – on loan at AC Milan – could return to Barcelona

Bojan was bought by Roma from Barcelona for an initial fee of €12M (£10.3M) in July two years ago, but  Barcelona had a buyback option they could execute in 2012 or 2013.

The player was at AC Milan last season on loan, and Milan had an option to buy him, but it looks like they will not be taking up that option.

We have learned that if Roma wants to keep the player at the Italian club past this season, they will need to pay an additional €28M (£24M) to Barcelona, otherwise he will presumably return to the Spanish powerhouse.

When the fee was €12M we thought that was reasonable, but it seems his total fee is €40M (£34M) and there’s just no way Newcastle could afford that amount  of money – we could get ten players for that amount these days.

And since Liverpool are said to be interested in the Spanish International,  maybe it’s their move now – after all they’ve been known to pay out £35M for some players. 😀

There’s no way Newcastle can be interested in the player at that price, even though that’s what’s being reported, and we suppose he could come to Newcastle for a season long loan deal, but then we couldn’t afford his transfer fee after that – so even that is very unlikely.

Krkic scored only three goals in 19 appearances for Milan last season,  and Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal may also be interested in the player.

Krkic is too expensive for Newcastle.

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125 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #1

    few days!?

    It was day b4 yesterday

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Some good young strikers in germany

    Daniel Ginczec
    Kevin Volland
    Jonathan Schmid
    Max Kruse
    Patrick Herman
    Artjoms Rudnevs

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  • jonobbad

    May 31, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Heavy dose of realism needed on this blog. We are a bottom half team, no Europe, no ambition.
    Carlton Cole and Wayne bridge is probably the best we can get.

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  • jonobbad

    May 31, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Indian
    The day before yesterday is a few days ago.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    jonobbad

    Is it?

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  • jonobbad

    May 31, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Yes it is.

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  • archaeomag

    May 31, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #7

    @jonobbad
    The ambition is “Affordable Football”
    DL

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  • TorqToon

    May 31, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Jono – Do you honestly believe that???

    Carlton Cole and Wayne bridge….who we have no solid links with?!

    You must’ve fainted in the winter window when sissoko, debuchy, Yanga and gouffran rocked up!!!!

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #9

    My Bad

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  • jonobbad

    May 31, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Archaeomag
    Lol. Bayern fans can pay 96 quid for a season ticket.
    Now that’s what I call affordable football.
    Not that I’d ever change teams but damp what a bargain!

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Affordable Hoofball, it hs been under pardew

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #12

    jonobbad

    Don’t forget Free travel too by Metro

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  • jonobbad

    May 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Torq
    It was a stupid exaggeration but I believe they are more realistic than sakho and pea. I really do.
    I really don’t rate gouffran personally but yanga and sissoko will be gems.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 31, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #14

    last month i said we should go for Will Hughes and now some git of a scout must be reading my post, i also said we should buy Anita last season before all the rumors came out and we got him, mmmmmm.

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  • ginola_tonic

    May 31, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #15

    This striker looks awesome. Same style as Suarez. But cheaper. Fredy montero. Any one got Carr’s number

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OxkHNbI2s3k#

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Ed Your Info on Krkic is wrong. Not that NUFC are buying him.

    Barca have a buy back deal of about 11 Mill Euros, for this season only.

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  • jonobbad

    May 31, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #17

    Black and white
    Can you use your powers to get us a top striker? One that knows how to stay onside?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 31, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #18

    i also said Okore so i’m waiting for us to be linked with him again!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 31, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #19

    jonobbad

    no problem mate lol

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  • TorqToon

    May 31, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #20

    Jono – fair enough. I speak about pea and sakho plenty on here as I know 100% that we have approached these lads. Yes they may well be top of our list and go eelsewhere, but surely you can see level ambition showed by us. We haven’t, nor will ever approach a Wayne bridge or a carlton Cole. Just press putting 2&2 together and coming up with 5.

    I believe we will surprise many on here with our purchases. And if we don’t buy anybody of note (which I highly doubt!) then yes, I will admit I was wrong and maybe over optimistic. 🙂

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  • TorqToon

    May 31, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #21

    Black and white – Does this make you our new ITK??? If so can we have signings wrapped up soon mate? 🙂

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  • laurits90

    May 31, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #22

    Let’s get Daniel Braaten from Toulouse on a free transfer! hard working lad

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #23

    TorqToon

    but that could be the case on MA & DL books though, it will be a excuse from them as usual saying they tried but couldn’t afford them ( sound familiar )

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 31, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #24

    TorqToon

    haha, i might do a mind control on them to bring a few in lol

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  • jonobbad

    May 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #25

    Torq
    That was not a dig at you at all. If the club has really approached them then that does offer some comfort as that is ambitious in my eyes.
    All I really want is the club to prove me wrong and we go on a great season.

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #26

    Black and white

    I hope your ITK skills come in handy. I remember I wrote a letter to Kevin Keegan (in his 2nd spell) suggesting some names and we went after Nigel de Jong but then Citteh scuppered my target. Now I suggest a couple of names but I seem to better at doing it for clubs around Europe e.g. Eriksen to Dortmund

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  • TorqToon

    May 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #27

    Black and white – Good man!!! 🙂

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 31, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #28

    i might fly to South America to do my Austin Powers mind control over Leandro Damioa lol,

    what you’s think?

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  • TorqToon

    May 31, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #29

    Jono – No offence taken mate! 🙂

    If I hadn’t the information that I’ve been privy too, I’d be just the same as you with regards PEA etc.

    Let’s hope we truly HAVE learnt from last summer and don’t make the same mistakes again.

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  • TorqToon

    May 31, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #30

    Black and white – I think AVB already brain washed that one!!

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #31

    jonobbad

    The club approached them and put in a bid of half the amount.

    Only +ve being all money paid up front.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #32

    two players i highly recommend and that’s the Ayew’s brothers 😉

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #33

    Jordan Ayew & Andre Ayew

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  • TorqToon

    May 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #34

    Indian – Not so good of an ITK! 🙂

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #35

    If Real get Bale and Suarez, imagine the mouth watering prospect of that frontline: Bale, Suarez, Ronaldo and you’ve got Benzema, Higuain and Di Maria on the bench.

    Black and White

    Damiao’s overrated. I’d rather you work all magic to bring in PEA. 😀

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  • Rainrix

    May 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #36

    FM Scouting! Lets buy.

    Remy cabella
    Younès Belhanda
    Siem De jong
    Doumbia
    Wagner love
    Alderweild

    There now thats a true bank breaking, mildly psychotic transfer list, eat your heart out kets 🙂

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  • TorqToon

    May 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #37

    Supa – Its scary that front line! Of course still chance Ronny will leave and do Maria to Monaco.

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  • croftus5678

    May 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #38

    this lad could be perfect ^^ we dont have to sign him for 12mil as we could get him on a year loan 1st with (to buy) clause of 12mil if he hits it off !

    the lad has potential but is far from a 1st choice striker atm as there are lots of better players out there but a loan is a no risk option to me.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 31, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #39

    its Vgner not Wagner

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  • TorqToon

    May 31, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #40

    Rain – I’ll have some of what you’ve been smoking mate! 🙂

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