Newcastle Move In For Serbian International Midfielder

Newcastle United are making a move for Serbian International midfielder Filip Djuricic, and the news is being reported by the Portuguese press, and Newcastle officials have already met with the player’s representatives last week in London – so it seems things are starting to move in the transfer market.

Filip Djuricic

Filip Djuricic – while at Heerenveen

Newcastle were after this attacking midfielder in January, after they had failed to sign Frenchmen Remy Cabella and Clement Grenier, but the Tyneside club were unable to get the 22 year-old Serbian International signed.

Djuricic moved from Heerenveen last year, and is on a four and half year contract at Benfica, and he has so far appeared 26 times for Benfica with two goals.

Portuguese newspaper Jogo is reporting that his agent Oliver Cabrera was in London last week, and he was meeting with senior Newcastle officials (Lee Charnley probably) and he was told that Newcastle were interested in signing the midfielder in the summer.

The 6′ tall 22-year-old played well when he was at Dutch club Heerenveen, and in 111 appearances he scored 26 goals and had 28 assists.

Djuricic was born in Obrenovac, in the old Yugoslavia, and he started his career at his local club Radnicki Obrenovac, before moving to the Eredivisie and Heerenveen in 2010 when he had just turned 18, and he has so played 15 times for the full Serbia National team with four goals.

Filip fits perfectly the profile of players Newcastle (make that Mike Ashley) want to sign, and he only turned 22 at the end of January, and this lad is a skillful and talented player who is two footed, and can use either foot with confidence.

No sure if this means that we are not now going after the two Frenchmen Remy Cabella and Clement Grenier, but this lad would appear to be a decent signing.

Benfica paid €6M for him (£5M) last year – so he would cost around the same amount for Newcastle., we think.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Liverpool have done another deal

    This time with


    After Vauxhall and Dunking Donuts, where are we.

  • DokToon

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #2

    guvnor/mag/jeff/(insert alias here)

    you are a troll… refrain from mentioning me, as all you attempt to do is annoy me… if youve nothing to say, shut the h**l up…

  • Williamson is Bramble in disguise

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #3

    After we failed to sign……errrm, hate to pi55 on your cornflakes Ed but I doubt we ever even tried to sign either player, all smoke and mirrors as per!

  • noladonna

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #4

    nobody wants to play for pardew hes a dimp,
    get AVB in hes a pimp

  • jazzyp

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Can you remember when they were talking up a dream partnership of KK and Mr shearer.Boy would I take that now

  • TheToonKing

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #6

    this guy is good……so i don’t believe it.

  • DokToon

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #7

    AVb or di matteo would be miles better than moyes…

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Damn near every post you’ve bleated up lately is fully relinquishing any blame on Ashley
    Your making up things about Ashley and claim to them as fact, which you then use to insult other fans
    I wasn’t even talking about the fans that still go to the games

    You don’t have the first clue about his intentions for the club, yet berate others for having an opinion they may deviate from it’s all solely Pardew
    You can have an opinion of the people who still go to games but you have absolutely no right to f**king insult them for showing support in there way because it differs from yours
    Yeah your a hypocrite, you claim to of given up x y and z but in reality you’ve given up f**k all

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #9


    did he not join ZSP only last month?

  • firebug666

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #10

    From Previous:


    Getting an empty ground is never going to happen, for every season ticket that is cancelled a cheap alternative is introduced, and the seat is taken without any break. So the stadium is always full.

    The only alternative then is to use the masses in the ground to get a message across to the powers that be. If for 90 minutes the masses were calling for Pardrew’s head or stop selling of our assets etc, then eventually someone would get the message and maybe give Ashley some good advice for a change.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Anyone seen this about NUST? Good on em for trying to stop it!

  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #12

    I would worry about signing a player that Benfica cannot coach into what they see as a player worthy of first team football.

    If Benfica cannot get him playing football, what hope do Pardew/Carver & Stone have?

    Another De Jong type deal by the looks of it – searching for flops to take a punt on.

  • jazzyp

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #13

    Everybody see’s things in a different light mate,And everyone is entitled to there opinion. But just because other’s choose to view it in a different way to the likes of Turkish gets insulted.This is what has caused many a good lads n lasses to leave this site.
    Any way how come he has become the resident ITK on here ??

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Yup on a 2 year deal worth £19 million Euros reportedly

  • firebug666

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #15


    I agree, but at the same time every player signed is a punt to some extent. He may not fit in with how Benfica want to play, but could end up being another Cabaye type player for us, only time would tell. Still till I see him in our shirt I won’t be holding my breath.

  • Norpie

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #16

    The club meet with the players representatives, offer them peanuts, get a number back, claim it’s too high and then refrain from contacting them again. Everybody gets a free lunch, but Newcastle won’t get the player they “really wanted over the line”. I don’t mean to sound negative. It’s just how I imagine transfer business has been done most of the time throughout the last few years.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #17

    He isn’t ITK he’s guessing and has admitted as much

  • Williamson is Bramble in disguise

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Jazzy p – do you mean in management or playing days? hate to burst your bubble but not quite old enough for keegans playing days! would love him to come back as manager someday though, I know ill probably get slaughtered for saying that, but if we’d listened to him the second time around he might not have walked and could still be here given the right support, not to mention wed still of had milner and signed sweinsteiger before he had that amazing world cup and hit the scene, and probably be in a much better position as a club now!

    but you saying that made me think, id probably take shearer back as manager over Pardew! Don’t know what’s going on at the club but something’s not right!

  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #19


    Either stop complaining about the regime and Pardew and continue to attend games


    Complain the rightfully way and backup your point by not attending games and boycott untill the stupid cockneys are out of the club.



    “We are not giving our money to Ashley we are putting it into the club to pay player & staff wages and hopefully a bit left over for transfers. If people think a boycott is the way to go then fine but don’t name call those of us who wish to support out team – I know who the muppet is!”

    Who the F**CK you giving the money to then you deluded idiot.

    Why do you think a owner exists??

    You think that every penny goes to player and staff?

    You are not supporting the club

    You are feeding the cancer and complaining afterwards of the owner and regime when sh!t happens.

    Who is the muppet? go look in the mirror.



    What do you account for this club?

    What do you bring to the club???

    I have done nothing hypocritical, once again if you don’t know the definition stop using words that is above your standards.

    What have I given up???

    I have given up attending games long long before, been over 3 years now. I don’t give into keeping the cancer here alive and pay into his pockets like you and the majority that go week in week out but still complain at the end of the day.

    You tell me what you have given up?

    F*CK all. Keep attending, then ranting on here ” THAT FAT COCKNEY B@ST@RD IS STILL HERE, SO IS PARDEW WHY WONT THEY GOOOO!!!??”

    Well fans like you keep going week in week out, why would he go if you are feeding the cancer that grows by the day??

    The fans the likes of you and Jazzyp including majority that think attending games is supporting the “team”. You lot are more deluded then anything on the whole planet.

    Continue complaining about the regime whilst and continue paying the money, increasing the cancer for mid-table or just above relegation candidates with no cups.

    Because that right there makes big sense right??

    Who’s the more deluded puppets here?

    The one’s feeding the cancer that persists to be the owner of the club without no ambition and no direction.

    Or the ones that have put a stand and boycott the club un-till they are out.

    Truth hurts, nobody said it was going to be easy but if you keep digging through the main cause, that’s when it sticks and you cannot accept the truth so refuse and carry on what you do best and that is carrying on feeding the cancer.

  • lesh

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Oliver Cabrera was in London last week, and he was meeting with senior Newcastle officials (Lee Charnley probably) and he was told that Newcastle were interested in signing the midfielder in the summer.

    Wrong, Oliver Cabrera met up with Kinnear who hasn’t sobered up and realised that he was sacked a few weeks ago.



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