Newcastle Reported After Dutch International Midfielder


There are reports in Holland that both Newcastle and Norwich City are after FC Twente central midfielder Leroy, and it seems his club are ready to let him move on.

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Leroy Fer – Newcastle interested?

But the FC Twente Chairman Joop Munsterman wants €10M for his International midfielder, before his club will let him move to his preferred destination – which is England.

Munsterman had this to say in De Telegraaf today:

“Those guys are on the verge of a transfer, so it makes no sense for them to come [to training]. The players want to leave.”

“The club knows where it stands. We have no problem in making the sale, but you never know.” “You have to see what happened with Everton. They were initially going to pay €10M, but eventually lowered it by about €2M.”

€10M is about £8.5M, and that will be a high fee for Newcastle to pay out this summer for a central midfielder, unless Yohan Cabaye leaves the club.

It’s also interesting that Norwich City seem to be interested in a number of Newcastle’s targets this summer, but that’s probably because Chris Hughton had known about the players while he was at Newcastle.

And Fer is not participating in pre-season training, so it seems FC Twente want the deal done.

The 23 year-old started his career at Feyenoord back in 1999, when he was nine years old and then moved in the summer of 2011 to FC Twente, and the player was closely linked with Everton last January.

And the deal was expected to go through but it didn’t – and according to the Chairman that was because Everton dropped the price they were willing to pay for the Dutch International.

The 6’2″ Fer has played for all the Dutch Youth sides and 31 times for the U21 team, and he has two full caps.

He played 126 times for Feyenoord with 16 goals, and for FC Twente he has played 77 times with 21 goals, so he certainly can score goals from central midfield – and that’s something Newcastle could use next season.

What do you think?

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145 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Forget about central players, we need wingers and strikers

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  • cyprus

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Did AP say he already has a team to beat Man City at City?

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  • richyg01

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    On SSN that he is a target of Everton, but it is infact Norwich who are in the driving seat for him

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  • G

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    The guy has an excellent work-rate, but I do have doubts over his ability to read a game at speed. Not sure the prem is the league for him to be in to be honest. Always thought this lad would look at home in Italy where you get a lot of time on the ball. Still, all those scouts who rate him highly cant be wrong can they?

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  • cyprus

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Agree JB

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  • richyg01

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #6
  • richyg01

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Cardiff City are closing in on the signing of Blackpool ace Tom Ince, Sky Sports understands. It is understood that Ince and his father Paul held talks with Cardiff on Monday about a move to the Premier League new boys.

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  • cyprus

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    How good is Ince? Can you compare him to any player

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  • richyg01

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9

    PSG have offered £43M for Cavani, but Napoli wont let him leave for less than his £54M buy out clause.

    That’s mental money.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #10

    @ 8

    Ince’s playing style is much like Ryan Giggs. He usually plays as a left winger but some of his best performances so far have been where he is played in attacking midfield, in a supporting role for a striker, allowing him to link up play and make some troubling runs at the exposed opposition back-four

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  • numba9

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Get Scott Sinclair in now why wait ? Get bent on a basic wage with bonuses if will be hungry for goals Micah Richards and have a punt on Austin if he failed med at hull Marveaux failed at Liverpool but we got him in quickly

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  • Raffo

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #12

    PAW – agree mate, though I dont think Sakho/Richards are as out of reach as we think. Sinclair too. The De Jong brothers would add so much depth and quality, add Remy and I am one happy bunny

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  • richyg01

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #13

    @11

    My thoughts exactly on Austin, if its a shoulder injury, its not crucial to his game. Like Bruce said, he has barely missed a game in over two years.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Sign:

    Benteke
    Remy
    Zarate
    Siem De Jong
    Mcmanaman
    Alderweireld

    Job done.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #15

    Poor old Carr scouted Fer when he was only 3M!!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    all these targets we are after it’s giving me a headache, why don’t we all face it and no quality players are coming in we will get rejects and rejects only

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  • richyg01

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #17

    @16

    Based on what exactly?

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #18

    i will stick my head up and say you are correct b+w

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #19

    Kets if we signed all those players we would have 21 foreign players. We are only allowed 17 in the squad.

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  • Jamiemac

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #20

    Haha Kets’ list getting more and more realistic, still persists with Alderweireld though 😉

    Are Siem and Luuk De Jong brothers?

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #21

    I actually voted against signing Remy as I was having visions of another Ranger-esque player but I may have spoken too soon. After all, you’re innocent until proven guilty and there’s nothing concrete to suggest this guy is guilty. As for his decision to join QPR over us – it was very foolish and obviously driven by money so the guy is perhaps a bit greedy. He also probably has a greedy agent nagging in his ear and he had floppy chops nagging in the other one. Ultimately he made a mistake – I’ve made plenty myself. So long as he’s innocent I think he’d be a very good signing.

    I also think Bent would be a good signing for up to (but no more than) £6. He will score goals for us. I’m not sure exactly how it will work with him and Cisse up top but I can imagine him thriving with Gouffran and HBA flanking him, or perhaps Marveaux and Remy around him. He’s the type of player who’ll be able to poach a vital goal for us when we really need it. He is past his best, but he’s still got goals in him and is a proven PL goal scorer available on the cheap. I’d prefer Bony but Remy and Bent – yes please.

    I like the sound of Fer a lot but I can’t see us paying out for a CM unless Cabaye leaves. I’d rather he stays.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #22

    Ha, I mean £6m! I think we’d all sign Bent for £6.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #23

    I agree with Rowan – I would also sign Best for £6 😉

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #24

    richyg01

    based on the fact that AP says that Bent & Remy are top players, Bent is sh!t totally sh!t, and Remy is due in court for rape so in my view Bent is another Shola and Remy is another Ranger something that Newcastle don’t need at the club

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  • Spoof

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #25

    Jamiemac@20
    Yes they are brothers m8, he did get that right !

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #26

    Toon_Tom

    But what if you had to pay an additional 10% signing on fee..?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #27

    Alderweireld is a realistic target. We need a goalscoring defender.

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  • Joe Blog

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #28

    The reason Austin failed his medical at Hull, is because he has dislocated his shoulder 3 times in the last 4 years, although the last occurrence was back in 2011. I’d stick a £3m bid in for him, with a couple of our youngsters going their way on-loan for the season – the likes of Tav and Sammy.

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  • pawl250

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #29

    Kets your list changes EVERY time lol

    I would personally be happy with

    Siem De Jong (max 8m), Remy (max 9m)

    Sell Shola, Obertan and Gosling. 2-3m Plus Perch 1m (rounded)

    Wont happen but net spend of 13m

    Would strengthen us considerably though 😉

    We also have Santon and Debuchy who both can play an advanced role for cover for wingers.

    Feel central defence could use an extra body… N’Koulou perhaps we have been linked with? With Colo getting on, STaylor always injured and Williamson not good enough! Better have the defender in and not need him, than need him and not have him.

    Plus Perchy has gone leaving us slight short on that front! I do not know how much he would cost!?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #30

    Sammy Moore could be a good signing from AFC Wimbledon.

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  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #31

    Apparently Williamson was offered as part exchange for Remy but QPR asked for Taylor.

    Also Sakho might be wanting to leave PSG.

    I hope Willo goes and Sakho arrives.

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #32

    i would put my house on us not signing any cm/am player we have far far too many there allready at 1st team lvl even if cabaye goes we have more than 2 teams worth there unless ofc its for the dev squad !

    atleast a left winger if we are going 442 or a remy type if we are going for 433 bt if we go 433 we will need someone who can do cisse’s job in the middle imo bent is suited to this as he doesnt have to be mobile to push there back lines so goofy/remy/arfa/marv can run in behind.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #33

    @31

    Yes, Sakho wants to leave PSG, Liverpoo or Monaco are being touted as possible destinations – we can’t compete with either.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #34

    Sakho want’s first team games i very much doubt AP will drop either Colo, MYM or Taylor for Sakho plus i would bet that JFK has never heard of him and doesn’t rate him at all

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #35

    I would be gutted if we sold/exchanged Taylor. A loyal servant like him leaving as part of a deal for Remy would not sit well with me. I think we’re already a bit short in CD anyways so selling Taylor would leave us in urgent need of a good CB. I’m pretty sure this story has no truth to it as it seems too unfeasible… but you never know with nufc!

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  • richyg01

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #36

    We need 2 wingers who can cross a ball, and we need two strikers who can put the ball in the net.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #37

    Phew.. Hull are in the driving seat to sign free agent Carlton Cole.

    Finally, we can cross one off the unwanted list!!

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  • NUFCarter

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #38

    My brother (a norwich fan) has read leroy fer is set to join Norwich for 8.5 million and is expected to have a medical later this week. They are also in talks with Jozy altidore (rather there than Sunderland).

    Charlie Austin has failed his medical at Hull and Tom ince is in talks with Cardiff.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #39

    croftus5678

    Yeah I agree with the Bent thing. I think he could thrive with players like HBA, Goffran, Remy & Marv around/behind him. He can sit up top and hopefully remain onside!

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  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #40

    If Sakho came here I guarantee it’d be Santon that would be dropped.

    Mapou wold be LB with a Colo-Sakho pairing at CB.

    Santon could then perhaps have a go at LW?

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