Another Newcastle Bid Turned Down – It’s Not Enough


The Daily Mirror reported today that Newcastle’s  bid to sign goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet was a done deal, but we guess not, as sources in Holland are telling talkSPORT that his club, PSV Eindhoven have turned down a £1.7M offer from Newcastle for their 22 year-old 6’3″ goalkeeper.

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Jeroen Zoet – 22 year-old PSV goalkeeper

The bid was reported to be £2.5M by the Mirror so the fee being talked about is also different, but the news is that PSV rejected Newcastle’s bid immediately – it’s simply not high enough.

PSV apparently see the star 22-year-old Dutch U21 goalkeeper as important for them in the future – translation – they want more money for him.

We were surprised that Newcastle were even after a goalkeeper, since Alan Pardew seemed happy enough with back-up goalkeeper Rob Elliot last season, and Rob played very well overall, and the 27 year-old has improved a lot since arriving on Tyneside from Charlton two years ago, by his own admission.

But we think Alan Pardew likes to have three experienced goalkeepers in the squad, and is probably trying to replace the departed veteran Steve Harper.

20 year-old Jak Alnwick is now Newcastle’s third choice goalkeeper, but could be sent out on loan this coming season to get first team experience.

We don’t know if Newcastle will go back with an improved bid to PSV – but maybe not.

What do you think?

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316 comments so far

  • funguswatty

    Jul 10, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #1

    come on Edd it talksport and the mirror we all know they like spreading crap about us

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #2

    should have hung onto harps

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  • richyg01

    Jul 10, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #3

    What a surprise, the Mirror got it wrong!!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #4

    daztoon

    Well if you’re not going to believe anything that the club says, what’s the point in discussing it? You can believe whatever story you want if it’s just speculation.

    We don’t have masses of money to overhaul the squad and we don’t need a huge number of players. The sensible thing is to wait for the right deal. There haven’t been any signings from other clubs yet that I thought we should really have been in there instead so I don’t see the problem at all.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 10, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #5

    @TDS It’s like talking to a brick wall, why rush in for players like kone when you can just wait, play it smart, Patience is the key, and I have a instinctive feeling that a lot of people on this blog will be relieved and happy by the time the market shuts.

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  • nut meg

    Jul 10, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Just as a matter of interest doe’s anybody know for sure who from nufc puts the valuation on the players we want to buy ? Is it Carr,Pardew,Kinnear or Ashley ? only asking cos they all take a hella long time to sort out.

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  • DevonToon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Sissoko + goofy, whos contracts where running out where supposed to be signed in the summer for free. Wasnt that confirmed at the time?!?!

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  • Phatoon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #8

    @ToonDarnSarf

    Pretty sure Gouffran was a brought forward as well (he was supposed to be free this summer). I think Yanga-Mbiwa was a delayed from the summer (as was Debuchy. Not sure when Haidara was meant to be bought.

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  • stuart no9

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Into the 2nd week of july now and its good to see all our transfers running smoothly. the 2nd week of july and all we have to show for it is a 16 year old kid., bearing in mind we didnt have a CF for most of the season , i would have thought that would have been the priority. shambles absolute shambles . joke’s earning his money then !

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  • Phatoon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #10

    @ToonDarnSarf *amended to make sense!*

    Pretty sure Gouffran was a brought forward as well (he was supposed to be free this summer).

    I think Yanga-Mbiwa was a delayed from the previous summer (as was Debuchy).

    Not sure when Haidara was meant to be bought.

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  • DevonToon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Nut, its gotta be carr… Ash knows nothing about football, id hope pards is to busy with other stuff, and jfk is a f##king idiot..

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  • daztoon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #12

    @ToonDarnSarf
    No i aint gullible like you to believe everything that the club says.We have a good team but a very average squad.

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  • DevonToon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Phat surley maps was brought in cos colo was ” off ” in jan

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #14

    7 month since ba left the toon. I would have thought Carr and the scouting staff would have had our intended targets lined up to the board.
    Yet we’ve gone back in for remy,who will make a quality addition I might add.but if qpr had survived relagation we wouldn’t even be contemplating this target. And as for bent,excellent player in his day-but past his best by far

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  • daztoon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #15

    @jazzyp
    It always takes an age to replace what we need.Campbell left and it took over a year to replace him. Loven and Best left and took over six months to bring in cover.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #16

    If the majority of fans are pleased by the end of the window I’ll be very surprised.

    In order for that to happen we would need to bring in about 4 players and if the board brings in 4 players that would seriously improve the squad I’d be flabbergasted.

    Not saying it won’t happen, but it is unlikely.

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  • jordijohnty

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Is it true that kinnear is on holiday as of the start of the transfer window opening? I thought he had been on a long break since spring 2009, or am I missing something?

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  • HullMag6

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #18

    Remy was Ba’s replacement or that was the theory until gazumped by qpr with no plan b.

    Beginning of the end for lambeezy that was.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Kevy@5………lets hope you’re right but I have an awful feeling it’s going to turn out like last summer leaving alot disappointed. MA doesn’t like spending. He had to in january or we would have been relegated.

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  • toonluvva

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #20

    I expect that we tried to get this lad on the cheap.

    Nothing wrong with that if it leaves some more cash in the kitty for the next target.

    If we think we need another keeper and rate him enough then we should go back in at say £2m. Obviously we have a top price in mind for him and won’t go above it. Just please don’t be too stingy.

    I’d still like to see 2 strikers please and perhaps another young central defender to bring on for a couple of years time.

    Hope you agree JoKe.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Newcastle low balling another club? Can’t be true surely

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  • plana

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #22

    I hope we don’t fill the team with Zulus and end up like Kinnears Wimbledon as they were shocking!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #23

    kevymartins

    I think some people want to be miserable!

    I can see the sense in going in for Kone though. His release clause was relatively low and we know he wanted to leave. He’s a good buy for Everton and his wages won’t be too high either.

    I’m happy that we were in for him and I hope we stick it out to get the right deal. I don’t want us to pay £12M for a player like Bony that no CL teams were after, I’d rather sign a player who wants to be a regular for a CL team but isn’t quite ready. We can sign him for £10M or so, give him regular first team football and then either he gets CL football with us or he moves on for £20M+

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #24

    DevonToon

    I’m not sure what you were getting at about Sissoko and Goofy? They were both going to be free in summer apparently but they cost a few mill in January and they do get paid a lot in wages too.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Phatoon

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure that MYM was supposed to be bought last Summer. Debuchy, Sissoko and Goofy were brought forward though. I think we would also have liked to have signed a replacement for Ba, so that’s where we’re lacking I think.

    Haidara is a normal transfer just adding to the youth team I think. We need to keep signing prospects like that who can challenge the first team and be sold on for decent money if they don’t quite make it.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #26

    TDS
    Why don’t we have masses of money to overhaul the squad? Pretty sure we are the 20th richest club in the world, we aren’t on the bread line

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Another day we get weaker relative to others in the league, ah well it’s only a game.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #28

    daztoon

    It’s one thing questioning what the club is telling us, and another thing completely to believe that the club is always lying to us to suit an agenda that you believe they have.

    It makes perfect sense that Debuchy, Sissoko and Goofy were going to be signed in the summer. Simpson was covering at RB and we wanted to get them for free. It’s logical.

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Of all the young players we have, Haidara is the most promising for me. He plays like a young Evra and has everything to be just as good if not better.
    Once experience allows him to improve his positioning and decision making he will be our starting left back for certain.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #30

    WWYCD

    We are the 20th richest club in the world in the costliest league in the world. 20th also means that we are behind Utd, Chelsea, City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs, plus 13 other clubs who often play in the CL.

    We don’t have masses of money because about 70% of our revenue last year was spent on wages. Check out the accounts.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #31

    TDS
    How the hell do you know what sissoko or goofy are on wages!!!
    And they didn’t cost a few mil goofy wasn’t even a million euros and socks was like one and a half

    But your right I’m glad were squirrelling away all that increased TV revenue and increased sponsorship money nice to know its there for a rainy day

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #32

    If we can get 2 st it will b some1 that is quick young and good infront of goal .i.e. kadlec and some1 with a little experiance ie darren bent but honestly we need better than bent i mean look at them mackam tossers they have signed an us international in jozy ailtore whom scored 20+ goals in the dutch league last season and we are looking at a mackam reject and a suspected rapist i mean honestly.

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  • daztoon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #33

    Debuchy wasn`t brought forward he was our target all last summer and was a certain for January.If Simpson had been fit in January he would have been sold.Ashley needs every penny us not having being a rich club

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  • terencelim

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Not quite sure why some fans are so obsessed with players’ wages rather than football performance.

    In most cases clubs pay higher wages usually achieve more (league position, titles etc). Wages has probably nothing to do with the quality of players but surely there’s something to do with the vision and how ambitious a club is and the performance speaks for itself.

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  • DevonToon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #35

    TDS yea im at work.. Takes me ages to post then i forget what my point was… I see so many people say most of our signing where brought forward from this summer, i was pointing out only sissoko and goof was planned for this summer due to them being on a free…

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #36

    I’m sorry but when the fcuk did the toon army start working for the tax man?
    More keen on the accounts than what’s happening on the pitch, seriously it’s embarrassing

    20th costly club in the world? Behave!!! Are players are on bloody peanuts ffs the only high earners are pre pardew and even then there only on an average top 7 wage!
    No money is spent on the academy none on improving staff none on strengthening the team

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 10, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #37

    toonarmydownsouth

    Well they’re not on £25,000 per year are they?!

    You can bet that they’ll be on at least £20kpw and quite possibly a bit more. The point is that it’s daft to say that we’re not spending money when we have signed players. Ok, so €2.5M is a couple of million pounds, plus I’m sure there were signing on fees, agency fees etc. plus their wages. It’s still a lot of bloody money!

    Where are we squirrelling it away??? It really is bloody annoying with you lot seemingly convinced that we’re not going to sign anyone this summer when it’s only bloody July 10th!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 10, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #38

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Detach yourself from the club emotionally, step back and prepare for the worst yet hope for the best.

    While AP is manager and MA is owner we’re on a nothing road to nowhere so the time spent cursing their mismanagement is futile.

    I’m simply going to try and enjoy the ride until the fat one buggers off and the muppet mouthpiece is exposed as the clueless charlatan he is.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 10, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #39

    TDS……you want to give MA a ring you seem very happy with the way he runs the club, maybe he’ll give you a job.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 10, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #40

    TDS
    We play in the richest league in the world of course players wages will be reflected in that. As for competing with the other 19 up there I didn’t ask to but Christ lets not act like we are skint eh? It’s embarrassing

    Other teams in the league are spending money they have we are currently standing still. Of course they should get the right deal but those aren’t always cheap and they can be sorted out before the windows open

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