Newcastle Miss Out On German Striker?


We had thought the delay in Pierre-Michel Lasogga making a decision on which of three clubs to join, could have been because  he was waiting to see if Hamburg could put a package together that both met his wage demands, and also met the asking price of Hertha Berlin – though to be around £7M – for the striker.

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Pierre Michel Lasogga – has chosen Hamburg – maybe – maybe not

We reported this morning that German publication Bild yesterday had said that Hamburg wanted to do a part exchange with Hertha Berlin for Lasogga, with former Newcastle target Per Ciljan Skjelbred going the other way.

Skjelbred was on loan at Hertha Berlin last season, and of course Lasogga was on loan at Hamburg.

The latest news now is that Lasogga has supposedly informed his club Hertha Berlin of his wish to sign for Hamburg, according to the Berliner Morgenpost.

But that seems an unlikely move by Lasogga, unless Hamburg have told him they have reached an agreement with Hertha Berlin for him, and that they can also meet his hefty wage demands.

What happens if  Hamburg  cannot make a deal, and Lasogga has now told everybody he wants to sign for Hamburg?

It was reported in the German press last week that Hamburg was his first choice, but this is not a done deal yet, and it depends on whether Hamburg have the money to close the deal with Hertha Berlin.

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106 comments so far

  • usmagpie

    Jun 19, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Its simple, if Newcastle want him then they can get him. Give 8 million. Job Done!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Thump

    Jun 19, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #2

    As long as we aren’t resurrecting the Skjelbred thing, I’m okay…

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  • Belfast

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Another one bites the dust

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  • toon kk

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #4

    We’ll just have to wait until the world cup has finished, then see who we bring in. Of course we’ll be looking for the bargains that doesn’t exist, but we all know MA won’t spend enough to improve our mediocre squad.
    But the board know we are only a step away from relegation OR DO THEY??

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #5

    This Lassoga story seems a bit strange – I would have assumed that if he visitted the ground last week -we would just about have the deal sealed- The tale that he walked out after a poor wages offer now seems a bit more credible -if true we need to increase the offer.
    Get him sorted and then go after Aubamayeng -future superstar.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Mister Tuff

    My thoughts exactly

    If we can’t compete with hsv after our massive windfall then we are well and truly fooked!

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Mister Tuff

    My thoughts exactly

    If we can’t compete with hsv after our massive windfall then we are well and truly fcuked!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Lasogga is not in the World Cup so we don’t have to wait till it’s over as it has nothing to do with this transfer. I hate our excessive penny pinching it’s embarrassing and infuriating!

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Excellent article with the added bonus of making me chuckle

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/719137047?-11058

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  • davetoon

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #10

    so painful

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  • Moe

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #11

    I hope Lee Charnley is not only pursuing this particular player. We should be following at least 5 or 6 other strikers.

    If the club learned ANYTHING from previous transfer windows!

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Moe

    Don’t be daft mate they never do learn and probably never will lol but us on the other hand have learnt not to trust the bullshit and underhand tactics….well most of us have 😉

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  • lesh

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Mothers being mothers and Lassoga’s mother being his agent, is it any wonder that he ‘wants’ to go to Hamburg.

    We can’t have Lassoga’s mother fretting about her little pet lamb in that nasty nasty England!

    Mutti sagt ‘Englanders sind Schweinhunde’

    ‘Vergesst du nicht den Krieg und deine Grossvater: ‘Take zat Tommy!’

    😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Armchair
    Nothing’s to say that, but your missing the point
    If we had a proven goalscorer at the club by all means take the risk, but we don’t, so this isn’t a signing we immediately need, we need a proven out and out goalscorer, not a player who’s had one decent season by the age of 25

    Ashton
    Why because I don’t want survival hopes pinned on a player with one good season under his belt?

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  • Graeme

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Average, that article is far too close to home.

    If the lunatics in charge of the asylum dont get some good quality players in to take a full part in our pre-season training, “Meet your Team-mates” jolly down under, we are going to be kicking off the coming season in an even worse place than we ended the last debacle!!!

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  • lesh

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Moe – Has the club learned owt from previous windows?

    Evidently not!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #17

    lesh…I see your mother has taught you German well 😉

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  • nut meg

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #18

    We are/were preparded to pay 2m signing on fee & 75 grand a week for Gomis on a free & if reports were correct that Lasogga wanted 45 grand a week surly that’s not too much to ask for a 7m player, it’s not like he’s a 500,000 grand back up player.That’s my opinion anyhow.

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  • lesh

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Average.

    That Mag article makes interesting reading.

    But when it referred to Van Gogh and his chopping off of his ear, it didn’t give tge full story.

    Yes Vincent was fuelled on Absinthe because his love for Brigitte wasn’t being reciprocated.

    As a gesture of his devotion to her, he cut off his ear – right there in front of her, proclaiming ‘Brigitte, I did that to show you how much I love you’

    Shocked, she asked ‘Oh Vincent, you did that to show how much you love me?’

    Vincent’s reply? …..’Pardon?’

    Harrumph.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #20
  • lesh

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Oh ja jesperfuglsang, meine Grossmutter war Eva Braun!

    😉

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  • hitman

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #22

    thought this lad had his heart set on playing in the prem..i guess his mother didnt like what the club had to say and we all know mothers know best..

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  • swemag

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Anybody else notice how relatively quiet it was yesterday on the transfer speculation front when the schedule was released?
    Wow…we have something real to write about, no need to make up s**t to sell papers.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #24

    lesh… Haha 🙂

    …I am hoping she had a bastard before she met you know who!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 19, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #25

    lesh – crap joke – now here’s a decent one.
    A Welshman, a sheep, and a dog were survivors of a terrible shipwreck. They found themselves stranded on a desert island.

    After being there a while, they got into the habit of going to the beach every evening to watch the sun go down. One particular evening, the sky was red with beautiful cirrus clouds, the breeze was warm and gentle; a perfect night for romance.

    As they sat there, the sheep started looking better and better to the Welshman. Soon, he leaned over to the sheep and put his arm around it. But the dog got jealous, growling fiercely until the Welshman took his arm from around the sheep. After that, the three of them continued to enjoy the sunsets together, but there was no more cuddling.

    A few weeks passed by, and lo and behold, there was another shipwreck. The only survivor was a beautiful young woman, the most beautiful woman the Welshman had ever seen. She was in a pretty bad way when they rescued her, and they slowly nursed her back to health. When the young maiden was well enough, they introduced her to their evening beach ritual. It was another beautiful evening: red sky, cirrus clouds, a warm and gentle breeze; perfect for a night of romance.

    Pretty soon, the Welshman started to get “those feelings” again. He fought them as long as he could, but he finally gave in and leaned over to the young woman, cautiously, and whispered in her ear…

    “could you take the dog for a walk?”

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  • Graeme

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Hitman @ 21 – He does, but there is a huge difference between playing in the Premier League or joining a club who are simply going through the motions!!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #27

    I just read an article in the mag with Percy saying the world cup will affect our transfer business, the article questions this statement as a majority of our supposed targets aren’t at the World cup, I think he’s missing the point as it’s not the price of our targets that will be affected but the price that Debuchy, Tiote etc might fetch, the more we recieve for these the more our silver and brown tongued lothario will have to spend on new players.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #28

    JFA
    I assumed he meant it affected our business as the management gang are camped out in Mashleys yacht watching the World Cup

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #29

    NOBODY LET PARDEW SEE TIOTE WEARING THE NUMBER 9 SHIRT!!!

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  • ToonMatt

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #30

    It’s beyond embarrassing and I dread to think who will be playing upfront for us next season, He won’t pay £7m for a striker? Is he really that greedy? Does the threat of relegation really not bother him? I would love to actually hear him speak in person about the club instead of sending those cretins out to do it for him?

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  • Graeme

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Toon Matt – FCB doesnt even talk at the SD meetings, let alone the shareholders – what makes you think he would speak to us poor cretins???

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #32

    Wow miss of the tournament?

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #33

    The headline of course should read, ” German striker misses out on Newcastle united” ….

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  • geordie157

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Aurier looks impressive so far, sure a lot of clubs will be in for him this summer.

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  • davis_toons

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Keeping Shola due to his cheap contract.
    Selling Sammy due to his Value and the profit that the club can earn.

    That’s our club at the current stage. Hopefully, we will bypass this stage soon.

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  • davis_toons

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Without their top scorer falcao COL cant score.

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  • davis_toons

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #37

    their No.9 cant score goals on real international stage. Too pressurise..cant keep his cool

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Toure looks drained .

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Tiote’s having a great game

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  • davis_toons

    Jun 19, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #40

    COL no.11 …good player..fast and strong with good passing football brain. Set up the 1st opening for col. too bad their no9 cant finish.

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