Newcastle Reported After Long-Term Target – Dutch International Midfielder


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.



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46 comments so far

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #1

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

    ffs, this club drives me to drink…

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  • mickalfas

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #2

    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 !

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #3

    Just in –

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

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Blackley

    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!!

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #5

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

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Tsunki

    Whatcthe actual f…. 😀

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  • sparky55

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #7

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

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #8

    What the *

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  • mickalfas

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #9

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

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  • nufc95

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #10

    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

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  • The Great Valerio

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #11

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

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #12

    Tsunki
    We’ll be waiting forever at this rate

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  • kakaobi

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #13

    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

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #14

    £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

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #15

    The great

    Newcastle Manager , Steve Chronicle, has refused to comment.

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  • nufc95

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #16

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

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  • vipgreek

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #17

    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 .

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #18

    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.

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  • mickalfas

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #19

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

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #20

    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

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  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #21

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

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #22

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

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #23

    *did play

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  • nufc95

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #24

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

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  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #25

    LGFUAD21
    But can he do a chicken dance ?

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  • N1CK06

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #26

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

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  • Bambams

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #27

    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.

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  • norway1991

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Newcastle er så gjerrige!!! Møkkafolk

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #29

    LGFUAD

    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

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  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #30

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

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #31

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

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #32

    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….

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  • Jan Stavik

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #33

    7m + Anita? 😉

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  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #34

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

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #35

    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

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  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #36

    norway1991
    Fisk spiser kuk sucker

    Fish eating (I think you can guess the rest)

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 22, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Norway 1991 is a wum then?

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  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #38

    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

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  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #39

    TFL
    called us shit people

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #40

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

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