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No Bids For Wilfried Bony – Are Newcastle Interested?

12:01 pm, Saturday, June 7th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

Newcastle United were interested in Wilfried Bony last year, and at the time he was with Dutch club Vitesse, but he was eventually sold to Swansea for a whopping £13M, and we think that fee is what put Newcastle off last summer.

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Wilfried Bony – 25 year-old Swansea striker

While at Vitesse for two and a half seasons he played in 77 games, and scored 58 goals and had 18 assists,  and in his first season in the Premier League he scored 16 goals in 34 appearances.

And in all games for Swansea last season  he scored 25 goals in 48 appearances, and it’s no wonder that a number of clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton, West Ham, Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United are said to be interested in the player.

But it appears that so far this summer there have been no official bids for the 25 year-old Ivory Coast striker, and new Swansea manager Garry Monk has said the following about his top player:

“There have been lots of stories, but we’ve had absolutely zero contact from anyone about Wilf and the fact is that as a club, we don’t care anyway.”  “We don’t want to lose Wilf. We want him to stay with us and for him to be part of our future and the fact is that he is under contract.”

“He is our player so it will be down to us to decide whether he stays or not.” “There is always going to be speculation about someone who scored as many goals as Wilf did last season.”

“It’s a part of football that when a player does well, he will be linked with other clubs.” “But Wilf is our player, so all the speculation doesn’t matter.”

It’s interesting that Gary juggles the facts that nobody has come in for him - but that they also want to keep him at the club.

There was news a few weeks ago that the transfer fee on Bony’s head is now £19M, and since £13M seemed to scare Newcastle off last summer, we’re not sure Mike Ashley will be willing to pay £19M for Wilfried, who showed last season he was one of the best strikers in the Premier League.

Now if Newcastle had some real ambition they would be in there right now with say an initial bid of around £16M for Wilfried – and we certainly have the cash available, the only thing we don’t have is the will to spend it on some very good players.

But we will not be doing that.

However, Newcastle could still end up by having some decent players brought in before September rolls around – but they will have to be very good value, and also not very expensive.

That’s the way things are done at Newcastle these days.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jazzyp // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Next !!

  • 2 Belfast // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    We should be interested but we won’t be.

    Should have shown some ambition and signed him last summer. Now he’ll probably cost around 20 million.

  • 3 stuart no9 // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    98stuart no9 // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Tequila —– have Liverpool not signed Ricky lambert ., an England international ?

  • 4 Barton // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    No Bids For Wilfried Bony – Are Newcastle Interested? rofl you got to be serious,think i be better off reading the beano for my footie info…….Bony ffs lol

  • 5 Greebol1892 // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Bunch of crap.

    There is absolutely NO CHANCE of us signing ANYONE valued over 12m quid. Just cannot see Ashley paying more than that for ANY PLAYER.

    ASHLEY OUT

    Next!

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    14M sent us packing, at 20M they won’t even waste the price of a phone call.

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Can you imagine him and Remy upfront, a very realistic opportunity two years ago, 25M probably would have had both of them, they’d be worth 40M between them and this years profits would still be looking healthy, the unfortunate thing with a strike force like that though is that there’s an outside chance of finishing in that dreaded top six and statistically 5% of clubs that finish in the top six risk a relegation scrap the next season.

  • 8 Scottiedog // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    How much for Michu?!?!?!

  • 9 couchy-spennymoor-mags // Jun 7, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Swansea have more ambition,why on earth would he come here for. Next bullshit article ed

  • 10 toonluvva // Jun 7, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    We had our chance but Mr Ashley bottled it.

    There is no chance that he will now pay out even more money to obtain the services of a player he could (should) have brought in earlier.

    This is just another example of how useless this man, and all those he has appointed at NUFC, has been.

  • 11 Mister Tuff // Jun 7, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Whilst is is early days yet, in respect of the transfer window, as a whole, it is looking increasingly likely that only a small proportion of our “available monies” is going to be spent -which to me signals if not danger ahead -then certainly mediocrity at best.
    The Toon have never moved as quick in years when it came to making a press statement denying a 60 million transfer kitty was available.
    I think the available monies must be in this area of 60 million – but I’m now thinking it is not going to be spent on proven players.

  • 12 magpie6699 // Jun 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Errr…No.

  • 13 bobby mango // Jun 7, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Non story.
    We won’t go anywhere near him and for that money I think there’s better.
    regardless we’ll ever outlay that much on one player with Ashley owning us. He’d likely shirk at Ronaldo for 15m (doesn’t fit the blue print, no resale value)

  • 14 Sav // Jun 7, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Graham Carr is a very respected scout. He’s also not going to be scouting forever. It only makes economic sense to back his judgement. Not doing so with Bony could be said to have cost us 7 million in what he is worth now compared to what he would have cost to get him last year. That’s not factoring in the value of those goals to us and the higher places we could have risen to. Monster Mash is not so savvy.




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