Luuk de Jong is expected to have his medical at Newcastle today, after he jetted into Newcastle airport last night to sign for the Tyneside club on loan for the rest of the season – but Newcastle are also aggressively trying to sign 23 year-old Clement Grenier before Friday’s transfer deadline.
Clement Grenier – Lyon midfielder
And Alan Pardew is pushing Joe Kinnear and Secretary Lee Charnley to move in quickly for Newcastle’s top target Clement Grenier, and put in an improved all cash offer for the 23 year-old Lyon play-maker – since time is short.
Alan had mentioned last night at Carrow Road after the game, that he hoped to have good news from Joe Kinnear today – so we have to hope Lyon will accept the bid from Newcastle, which the Chronicle (Lee Ryder) is reporting this morning.
And presumably it will be an increase on the £10M bid they submitted, at least that initial bid was reported in the French press over the weekend.
Grenier has said if the club gets a decent offer for him, their President Jean-Michel Aulas has told him he will consider it, and the lad certainly seems keen to join Newcastle.
If we can get Clement Grenier and Luuk in before Friday night, that would be good, given the position we are in late in this transfer window.
What do you think?
Personal note – my wife Madeline has to have some minor surgery today, so I will be out of commission for some periods today – I hope I miss the announcement that we’ve signed both Luuk de Jong and Clement Grenier. 😀
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