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Newcastle Will Miss Out On Top Striker Target

6:44 am, Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

It looks like Newcastle will miss out in their efforts to sign Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, as news in Germany is that soon to be new Hamburg manager Dietmar Beiersdorf has negotiated a deal with Hertha Sporting Director Michael Preetz for a transfer fee for the German U21 striker.

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Pierre-Michel Lasogga - fee agreed between Hertha Berlin and Hamburg

The fee seems to be something over €8M (£6.4M), and it looks like the Berlin club were negotiated down by Hamburg for the promising young striker, who spent a good season on loan there last season.

The news is in the German publication Bild, which is asking how Hamburg will now fund the deal, given that a fee has finally been agreed, and it could be that they will turn to Billionaire Klaus-Michael Kuehne for the funds.

But this is an important step for the two clubs, and we assume the fee was agreed because that’s what Hamburg can pay, and the next step is to agree wages with the player – and the news is he is after £50K/week.

This seems to be a blow to Newcastle, who were reported yesterday to have offered €9M (£7.2M) for the 22 year-old, which could be higher than the fee Hertha Berlin have agreed with Hamburg.

The fact that Lasogga wants to move to Hamburg is a big factor in negotiations, and we’d be very surprised if Newcastle can now get this player to Tyneside this summer.

We just hope we are working hard on other striker targets – since we probably need three top strikers brought in over the summer transfer window.

And to get them,  Newcastle will need to start paying out some of the (big) money they have available to spend this summer.

Comments welcome.

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Written from Winchester, England.



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



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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 spitfire_ // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:56 AM

    What a shock that would be.

  • 2 thai-mag // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:57 AM

    If we were serious about signing him we would have had him over ever increasing line weeks ago.

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    Ed…why would we have offered that much more than HSV when it’s doen to the player to decide?

  • 4 ethiotoon // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    it’s not a shock that he chose to remain in Germany.if he ‘d have come, he probably ‘d come the day or two after he visited sjp. the delay in his decision clearly shows he is waiting an offer to come from Hamburg. he got his wish, good luck to him,we have to move on now to other targets. cannot wait who will be the next star to come to nufc. hope Grenier or Lacazatte.

  • 5 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Lacazette & Grenier are also next !!!
    the relegation battle is waiting for Newcastle next season !

  • 6 Lee Dodd // Jul 1, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Shock Horror We All know that come the Start of the season in August we will have the 2 Adams – Campbell and Armstrong with the New Spanish Lad & Cisse as our fire power …




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