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.
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.
What do you think?
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The news is being reported by the Portuguese Daily Record.
more to come…