Newcastle Moving Into Prime Position To Sign Striker

Newcastle United are reported in German publication Bild to be waiting on the sidelines, and watching the current negotiations between Hamburg and Hertha Berlin for the transfer of  the Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, and those negotiations are not going well.

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Pierre-Michel Lasogga – wants to leave Hertha Berlin

The latest news on the situation this morning is that Lasogga is said to have met yesterday in Dusseldorf with Dietmar Beiersdorf, who is soon to be the new manager at Hamburg, and with Sporting Director Oliver Kreuzer.

Hamburg want to do a transfer deal of €6M plus Norwegian midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred for the 22 year-old German striker, but it looks like that proposition is now dead in the water, and the Berlin club have told Hamburg they don’t want to take Skjelbred permanently.

He was on loan at Hertha Berlin last season while Pierre-Michel Lasogga was on loan at Hamburg, and scored a good 13 goals in 20 games for the Bundesliga club.

Bild is reporting that Newcastle could soon be in the driver’s seat to sign the young striker, but Hertha Berlin’s valuation of their player is now €12M which is around £9.6M at today’s exchange rate.

It remains to be seen what Newcastle would be able to bid for Lasogga, but if these talks continue to go nowhere, then it would seem like a prime opportunity for the north-east club to put in a reasonable bid for one of their top targets.

The fact that Newcastle will pay the fee in whole and up front could certainly interest Hertha Berlin.

Hamburg do not have a lot of money available, so now could be the time for Mike Ashley to loosen the purse strings at Newcastle, and we are hoping he will do just that.

Comments welcome.

Written from Ipswich, England.

6 comments so far

  • ethiotoon

    Jun 28, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #1

    great news but I don’t think he will play outside Germany,I never saw him in action but looks highly rated by several clubs going from strength to strength now.Chelsea,Liverpool look serious for the new season, now man utd started to join them.bcoz I rate my beloved club nufc, with those, it worries me as the days goes by not having additional senior signings. we must sign one of those French golden boys,Grenier,cabella,or lacazatte. it’s a must must must thing to do

  • ethiotoon

    Jun 28, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    Comment #2

    other wise,we play to stay in epl .sad to c gomis go Wales.what is the big factor that lose him?

  • wynsleap

    Jun 28, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Yes – we all know Ashley is just itching to ‘loosen those purse strings’.
    Nothing to see here. Move along please.


    Jun 28, 2014 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #4

    This whole Transfer Circus actually quite depresses me!

    I am actually pleased that we did,nt get Gomis to sign for us, because is the same as Remy, and is not particularly interested inthe club where he goes to play but more interested in the Money he can make from the club where he plays. He,s almost 29 and will be on 70K a week plus a hefty signing on fee.

    There is constantly commented on here about lack of Ambition, piss poor loan signings, etc,etc etc, blah,blah, blah ?

    I believe in this particular case though, Beftami Gomis is better off going elsewhere? Financially we are better off without him!

    Nothing surprises me these days when it comes to our Transfer Policy!

  • bobby mango

    Jun 28, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #5

    With us prime position means f all. Weren’t we in prime position to sign Gomis? For about 10 months at that.
    Stupidly I had a faint hope charnley would somehow be different to kinnear and be able to weasel some funds out of Ashley. NOPE. NOT EVER. we’re heading for relegation

  • bladeuser

    Jun 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #6

    adlines suck what u on about prime position anybody could write these 99% of the time u r wrong and they r made up to get a response off people who also dk not know what the hell they r talking about wait till your source has something concrete b4 thinking some headline
    Up that the papers already have


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