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Newcastle Reported After Long-Term Target – Dutch International Midfielder

1:23 pm, Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 46 Comments

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf is reporting today that Sunderland manager De Telegraaf is keen on bringing in attacking midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, and Newcastle have been interested in this player for the last four years, so it’s not surprising the Magpies are said to be the other English club after the 24 year-old.

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Georginio Wijnaldum – PSV attacking midfielder

And only last month Newcastle were again linked with the PSV and Dutch International play-maker Georginio Wijnaldum, who has said he wants to leave PSV this summer.

In fact we were linked with Wijnaldum all last season, with Graham Carr watching him regularly, and of course Newcastle will need to significantly strengthen the squad in the summer.

De Telegraaf are reporting that Advocaat and Sunderland want the player, but Newcastle are also keen on the 19 times capped Dutch International midfielder.

Maybe Sunderland’s Dutch manager will be able to sway the deal for Sunderland, but it looks like Georginio seems set to join one of the north-east clubs, according to the report.

Georginio wants to come to England, and at least at the moment only Newcastle are Sunderland are Premier League clubs interested in him, but other clubs like French clubs Marseilles and Monaco are also keen to sign the player.

PSV want big money for their player (so what’s new?) and the fee mentioned is €20M, which is around £14M, and that may be too much – well at least for Newcastle – who still don’t seem willing to spend big money.

It’s very possible that a deal could be done for less than that,  but it seems that Sunderland and Newcastle are definitely going head to head for the player,.

Wijnaldum joined PSV from Feyenoord in the summer of 2011, and since then he has played 152 times for PSV with 56 goals and 23 assists, and he’s a very good technical player.

While at Feyenoord who he left when he was just 20 – he played 134 games with 25 goals and 11 assists.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Premier League · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

46 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dok - the horrid colonial // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    guess we will wait til the January window to sign players…

    ffs, this club drives me to drink…

  • 2 mickalfas // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Only 4 years of tracking him ,this lad needs watching a bit longer ,to be certain he’s for us and ……
    Until he signs for Swansea !

  • 3 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Just in –

    Long lost mags post first low cost Bas Dost bids at last but most got lost in post.

  • 4 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:34 PM


    You said we’ve already got 2 lads in early….yes Darlow and Laschelles. Yes you are right we 2 new members to add to the squad but they were bought last season, more importantly Darlow and Laschelles struggled to get into the forest team last year.

    As for flapping birds comment, I also searched for your meaning and came up with nothing other than a vulgar meaning as it’s a slang term. You are quite right to use it as you wish though but what you understand it to mean doesn’t exist except in your head.

    Forget new signings though for a second or lack of new signings, it’s been 12 days since McClaren got appointed, we are no further on his assistant etc. By the time new signings come in they need time to integrate. Anyway each to there own buddy, you are content/happy, I’m not happy and far from content as we waste each day by doing nothing!!

  • 5 Tsunki // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    it’s a waiting game and, complaining apart, I think we’re pretty good at it 🙂

  • 6 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:36 PM


    Whatcthe actual f…. 😀

  • 7 sparky55 // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    What do I think….ermmmmmmmm????…I don’t think he’ll end up here Ed

  • 8 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    What the *

  • 9 mickalfas // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Everything sounded great attacking midfielder, dutch international, till we got to the price £14m
    Next !!

  • 10 nufc95 // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    I’ve just seen Steve mcclaren at my local football club he has just signed the paper boy for a 5a a match, great first signing for us lads

  • 11 The Great Valerio // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    “Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf is reporting today that Sunderland manager De Telegraaf is keen on….” etc. Eh?

  • 12 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    We’ll be waiting forever at this rate

  • 13 kakaobi // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    I’ve completely lost hope in us signing anyone will defiantly not renew my season ticket after next season MacClaren is not a top coach he can’t even attract a number 2 so what hope have we in attracting players…….zero that’s what

  • 14 LGFUAD21 // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    £14m for Wijnaldrum is a good deal.

    The guy is everything Sissoko shouldve become but hasnt and sadly wont in my opinion.

    I’d happily offload Moussa for this guy. He was class at the world cup providing some steel in the middle but at PSV he has been insane. Lung bursting runs, incredible finishes.

    He’s a double digit, goalscoring midfielder which is what we have dearly missed since Nolan

  • 15 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    The great

    Newcastle Manager , Steve Chronicle, has refused to comment.

  • 16 nufc95 // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    We won’t even have backroom staff this season never mind any new players!! Championship here we come!

  • 17 vipgreek // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Wont be coming sorry guys but why would only if he likes to battle for relegation , and what makes me angry is supporters still believe Ashley and his lies, and then go and buy seasonal tickets hope you enjoy watching Newcastle get beaten week in week out , we cant even sign players from the championship and we expect us to win games lol oh please im over it .

  • 18 LGFUAD21 // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Our Toon

    Not really accurate on Darlow and Lacelles.

    Stuart Pearce threw a hissy about them being sold without his approval and refused to play them as a result.

    As soon as Psycho’s lucky start went downhill and Dougie Freedman came in, funnily enough Darlow and Lacelles were brought back in and results picked up for the remainder of the seasons.

  • 19 mickalfas // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    He would have fitted in well with Halls famous team full of georginho’s !!

  • 20 jayphoto // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    LGFAUD21 I live in Derbyshire so am around Forest fans a bit, I watched them a few times the season before last and Lascelles looked decent, Darlow just looked like a keeper, didn’t do anything bad or particularly good but not watched them this season just gone, but Forest fans have absolutely pulled them apart all season long! Darlow more so than Lascelles! some of the abuse he’s got has been horrendous! Not sure that year loan was good for either party

  • 21 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    very important greek person what’s the weather like at Whitburn?

  • 22 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Darlow played all but 4 league games last season. Lascelles was in and out more, but did played most of the games under Freedman

  • 23 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    *did play

  • 24 nufc95 // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Can newcastle ever become as successful as they were back in the day under king kev?

  • 25 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    But can he do a chicken dance ?

  • 26 N1CK06 // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    The links continue but it seems the only thing Newcastle are chasing is their own shadow

  • 27 Bambams // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Where I believe our problem is needs to be vastly changed. Wages !

    We want pound for pound everytime and other clubs will offer a bit more than that. We cannot improve with this stance.

  • 28 norway1991 // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    Newcastle er så gjerrige!!! Møkkafolk

  • 29 Our Toon // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM


    I have mates who are forest fans and they said both players were shocking especially under Pearce, who is a shocking manager. He dropped them both as they were under performing. DF did bring them back into the team but both hardly set the league alight with dazzling performances. They’ve said the lads are good talents and we got a good deal, but Darlow isn’t better than what we have and Laschelles is very hit and miss

  • 30 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Sheesh if di Maria is too ugly for Los Blancos what would they make of Obertan ?

  • 31 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Mashers is trying to run us like sports direct and it will never work

  • 32 jayphoto // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Also, was widely gossiped about down here that Pearce didn’t drop Lascelles because he signed for Newcastle! He dropped him because he walked in on Lascelles mocking a teammate over his low wages in the changing rooms and bragging about the contract Newcastle had given him….

  • 33 Jan Stavik // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    7m + Anita? 😉

  • 34 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Our Toon
    In Madrid they say uvas agri
    We say sour grapes

  • 35 jayphoto // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    I reckon Anita will start under McClaren! If McClaren plays a possession based 4-3-3 or a narrow 4-1-2-1-2 (which have been his go to formations throughout his club career) than Anita fits perfectly. He’s tended to have that kind of ticking over player in his teams. Anita is quite similar to how Will Hughes played at Derby

  • 36 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Fisk spiser kuk sucker

    Fish eating (I think you can guess the rest)

  • 37 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Norway 1991 is a wum then?

  • 38 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    I’m looking forward to the gasps at SJP when Supermac has unlocked the poential of many players.
    Not holding me breath about Obertan though

  • 39 Jib // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    called us shit people

  • 40 Mister Tuff // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    jib (jibberish – the blog pest)
    in the Toon we say F*** O** you knacker or I’ll stick one on you!

  • 41 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Joel Campbell?

  • 42 Mister Tuff // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    jibberish – I wish you would hold your breath – say for about ten minutes -will do us all a favour not having to listen to your spoutings of ultra drivel.

  • 43 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Jay…you shouldn’t drop a player for that. If it was the case then have a chat with him about it – there’s a code of conduct – but in the end let the football do the talking!

    …it would explain why Pearce got the sack if he let that rule his judgement instead of results 🙂

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    the only thing I want to know is apart from transfer speculation and that is has ed banned that clown that calls himself Welshies sheep yet.

  • 45 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 22, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Welsh Ed told me he’s being moderated

  • 46 usmagpie // Jun 22, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Sorry but all this talk of chasing this and chasing that is driving me nuts Ed. We don’t need to chase anyone do we, lets be honest here. If we walked into any of these so called players clubs and actually sat down and talked to them first, then we would get the players we need. Instead the circus has hitched itself next to St James and the clowns are in their pretend cars rolling around the ground honk honk, honk honk. I cant go another season watching Williamson being passed by dead people, Cisse smiling every time he fcuks up an easy scoring opportunity, the dead people passing Williamson would score. Its nearly July and we have done nothing, feels like last year, no sorry the year before that, shit sorry the year before the last year before the year before that, wow sorry again I mean the years before the last year before the previous year before the other year. Yes its happening I have Newcastle Flu it makes you go a little crazy.

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