Newcastle Have €10M Duricic Bid Rejected By Benfica


News coming in from Portugal that Newcastle have had a €10M (£8.2M) bid for attacking midfielder Filip Duricic rejected by Benfica, and that seems a high bid for the player who only turned 22 yesterday.

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Filip Duricic – €10M bid turned down by Benfica

Benfica signed the attacking midfielder from Heerenveen for just €6M only last summer, and as we reported yesterday the buy-out clause in his contract is €40M.

Newcastle seem to have got themselves into a situation where selling clubs are very aware of the £20M the club  received for Yohan Cabaye from PSG, and are therefore asking top dollar for Newcastle’s targets.

But didn’t the same thing happen three years ago after we had sold Andy Carroll to Liverpool for £35M?

The answer is yes –  but it doesn’t seem that the leadership at Newcastle has learned that particular lesson.

Newcastle must have known there was a possibility that Cabaye would be sold in January since last August.

At that time Yohan Cabaye revealed earlier this week there was an agreement with the player that if an acceptable bid came in for Yohan we would sell him – so surely we had several replacements already lined up?

Or so one would have thought.

And Newcastle kept their word with Yohan – and he’s gone, but now we are in a bit of a desperate situation  – and it will be a travesty if Newcastle don’t bring in a replacement for Cabaye – in the next 8 hours and 23 minutes – approximately.

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The news is being reported by the Portuguese Daily Record.

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165 comments so far

  • Wandering Geordie

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #1

    That was very predictable

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #2

    even Cardiff getting players in,u lot still think where safe,just need a bad run and we be the mix

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #3

    ED. 9 Hours 15 mins to go, mate 😀

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Its quite shocking that Kinnear and the board didn’t have any player lined up as Cabaye replacement. Any other club would hold on to their star player especially nearing deadline, till they get their replacement. Baffling.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #5

    A 40 mil release clause, and we offer 10
    well sh1t up a drainpipe.

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  • bobby mango

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Whoa now… Desperate situation? A travesty if we don’t get someone in?
    That’s well over the top if you ask me. I’d rather we didn’t act desperately. If the players/prices aren’t right I’m happy for us to wait until the summer.
    With the squad and league position we have we should be able to coast to the end of the season and not drop below 9th place.
    If you’d offered me 9th at the start of the season, with De Jong in on a loan to buy and transfer kitty in the bank from Cabaye sale I would’ve taken it.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #7

    if we constantly have bids rejected are all selling clubs asking too much or are we the ones in the wrong bidding below their value?

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #8

    if it were true that is a panic bid

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  • SholaHeskey

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Ilove or a psg loan coming the other way…didnt even need to be like for like…cavani or ibra would of done

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Wonder how many ‘bids’ we have turned down today. Should go and get remy cabella, play down our left hand side, lets Goofy be a back up striker or play in behind the frontman.

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  • bobby mango

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Btw I will be gob-smacked if we do get someone today and feel we should’ve been better prepared. But the situation is NOT desperate.

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  • BandB

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Does anyone know anything about this Jens Toonstar Villa are lining up?
    Eleven goals in 26 matches from midfield.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Repost
    Is it just me or is anybody else disgusted when SSN bring in barry silkman as a transfer advisor on deadline day sometimes?,hope we don’t see the vile c@nt later on,that would top it all.If you don’t know who barry silkman is or have forgot it is this guy.
    http://www.nufc-forum.com/nufcforum/index.php?topic=18333.0

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  • SholaHeskey

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #14

    TS weve panic bidded there – 6m euros in summer to benfica, had 4 starts i think and offer 10m euros..hmm 15 international starts and 1 goal..lad might be good but currently he’s only worth what they paid for him in a sellers market where we need to buy and they dont need to sell we have to offer silly cash if were offering 15 million for marlon harewood i would rather we got no one.

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #15

    So the panic has set in again.What has Kinnear been doing these last few month’s is beyond me…It look’s like Marveaux is on his way too.

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #16

    At least we are not scouring the championship buying Brighton players like the scum, that is not the way forward for sure.

    At least we are going after players who have true ability and could make this team aspire to a top4 side. It would only take a management change and we are nearly there.

    Fat Mike only needed to sack Pardew after Liverpool last year and appoint Martinez and we would be top 4 at the moment at least top 6. Its all about the head coach.

    Sissoko for two goals tomorrow, I reckon he is about to become our new King. In the process being put up for sale by Parsnip in the summer.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #17

    I see Ladbrokes had us looking at Delph yesterday
    Any thing further on that anyone?
    do we care?
    who am I?
    what is this place?
    teapot.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #18

    I’ll post this again because it is relevant,from Duricic wiki.
    On 23 February 2013, it was confirmed that ?uri?i?, along with fellow national team player Miralem Sulejmani, passed medical tests and devoted to a five-year contract with Benfica from summer 2013, with the Portuguese club spending €6 million to secure his services.[4][5] A week later, Benfica revealed that the contract which ?uri?i? signed had a release clause which valued him at €40 million.[6]

    If he has a release clause of 40 million Euro’s and he only signed Summer 2013 why are we bidding 10?,oh that’s why.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #19

    check

    nothing wrong with shopping in the lower leagues, some good players down there.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Macas // Jan 31, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    “Ancientcoptic – That’s not entirely true, he would have received a higher wage than he is on now if he had signed for us, and the club have shown that if you play well you will get a new improved contract, as in the case of Tiote for example”

    Macas – This is not the point I made.

    I am certain that Grenier would have got higher wages than he is on now, but if he comes and turns out be an exceptional player, he is unlikely to be offered improved terms… when did Cabaye have his terms improved? he was certainly better than what he was being paid.

    As for Tiote, he was only on 8k per week, he got his terms improved to 40k a week, which was at a time when Chelsea were sniffing around. Those are around the wages that Cabaye started on… Tiote was given more parity with his team mates.

    Grenier would probably be coming in on around 40+k a week, it is going above wages like that when we run into problems.

    There is a big difference between improving the wages of a guy on 8k, and improving the wages of a guy on 40k… if a player is playing at the ability of a 100k per week player, they will not get paid what they are worth at our club.

    We cannot afford to reward players that have potential to be top class; therefore why would a player that believes they have the potential to be playing top class football in 1/2 years want to sign for us, knowing we will not reward them, and run their contract down eventually selling them. This is to the detriment of the player.

    All the Tiote example proves is that we can afford to improve a player on 8k a week, to a level of 40k a week.

    I am talking about players signing for NUFC, that view themselves, as having the potential to be in bigger brackets.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #21

    BandB

    never heard of him, but with a name like that, surely he should come here 😀

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  • SholaHeskey

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Mojo I hadnt heard of Barry Silkman or his vile comments until you put that up mate. I dont really care who it was said to but that’s one of the worst things you can say to someone…truely horrible man.

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  • BandB

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Markaccus,

    It’s Toornstra really. It just sounded better that way. It would make a great headline.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Shola
    It was Sir Bobby Robson

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  • TheToonKing

    Jan 31, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Good players cost money. More money then they perhaps should cost, because they are good.

    If we expect clubs to pay a lot of money for our good players , we have to do the same. We’re not going to get top players and top prospects by paying a little more then they are perhaps worth on paper. We’ll have to pay over the top ourselves. Sadly , can’t see that happening.

    We won’t sign anyone this window. This season is pretty much over after tomorrows Derby. Nothing to look forward to till the summer.

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  • SholaHeskey

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Mojo yeah i read that but whether it was said to bobby robson or joe kinnear or anyone its a horrible thing to say no need

    hope he gets scrotrot

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Mojo

    Holly Sh1t! How on earth is he still allowed to be on tv at all??? Shocking. No excuse for that at all.

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  • piers18

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #28

    The word is, this guys is class…ive heard a lot about him

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  • SholaHeskey

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #29

    toonking. what about taking points off the big boys..having a say in the relegation and european places even if were not taking part. yes norwich vs the toon isnt a massive spectacle but we might help to get villa west ham and stoke relegated and if that happened id buy jfk a space hopper

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Shola
    They might get him in tonight,not on my TV though,get’s turned straight over.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #31

    I’m hearing people quote the saying panic buy, we’ve apparently known for six months that Cabaye would be gone, how is bringing somebody in today a panic buy.

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #32

    TS — If you think Bridcutt or Buckley from Brighton are going to be anything other than ‘good honest pros’ in the premier league then you are a bad judge.

    Not many 24 year olds plucked from lower leagues are plying there trade in the top 8 of the PL. In fact I would challenge you to name one.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #33

    BandB

    Aye the Newspapers would be fighting each other to get in first with that one.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #35

    like watching a horror show with no end in sight well good luck tomorror have feeling it my not be our day,maybe if we get beat the fan might do something well heres hoping

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Old Joe is heading for some megga flak from Toon fans over the next few days/weeks. He set the level by inviting us to judge him by his acquisitions. Currently he is failing -it seems to me that the only way he can survive is for Mr Tubbs to “bale him out” -by authorising last minute higher bids.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Shola

    “we might help to get villa west ham and stoke relegated and if that happened id buy jfk a space hopper”

    HAHAHAHAHA

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  • jokinoot

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #38

    JFK judge me on my signings We have You suck

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 31, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #39

    The quality we have brought into the club is unquestionable, its just a shame they wouldn’t just pay that extra few quid. Waiting for summer to get Gomis on a free to save 3 million plus his wages, its all long term thinking, however im not patient and the majority of fans aren’t, especially when we are close to getting european football.

    Its all a bit disappointing.

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