The way transfers work is that the two clubs first agree a fee, and when that fee is agreed the buying club can talk to the player and his representatives and they an discuss terms.
Once those are agreed to then the medical takes place – and if the player passes the medical he then signs the contract.
That’s that way it’s supposed to work, but in these days of mass communications via social media, it doesn’t always happen that way but news today that Georginio Wijnaldum and his representatives want to play it exactly that way.
Georginio Wijnaldum – Newcastle have to agree fee with PSV first
Georginio has just returned to training today at PSV, and it looks like he’s been updated fully on the situation with Newcastle, and this is what he has said about it:
“The clubs must first reach an agreement.¨ “I hear a lot of rumors but as long as nothing has become finalized, I focus on my job at PSV.”
“My agent will inform me when something is about to materialize and only then will I start to consider the offer and take a decision – but not now.”
So we still have to get past the first hurdle – to agree a fee with PSV.
There was news earlier today that Newcastle are willing to pay him as much as £60K/week to get him to Newcastle, and he could even become the top wage-earner at the club,
That’s good news because at least Newcastle would be seen to be willing to spend some money to get a top player to Tyneside.
It’s just taking a long time – which is par for the course for Newcastle these days.
As we kept saying last summer, Newcastle make it look so damned difficult to sign players in any transfer window – which is not unlike some other Premier League clubs – and they have less money than Newcastle.
We really have to become more aggressive and more decisive in order to get these top men to Newcastle.
Three notes (make that hints if you like) to Lee Charnley:
- He who hesitates is lost
- Faint heart never won fair maiden (make that top player)
- Fortune favors the brave
Go for it Lee – please!!