Everton Move In For Newcastle’s Top Target

The longer you spend in negotiations when the word is out you are after a top player, the more likely it is that good clubs will move in and try to do the deal with the player themselves.

That’s what seems to have happened at Newcastle, who have presumably been negotiating with PSV for the transfer of midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum since the weekend, with no apparent success or progress.

Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum – Everton considering move for midfielder

The Mirror is reporting tonight that Everton have now moved in to try to sign the 19 times capped 24 year-old Dutch International.

Managing Director Lee Charnley is supposed to be having talks in Holland with PSV to try to seal the deal, but it’s taking far too long – which is not unusual with Newcastle, who cannot seem to move quickly for any transfer.

Georginio returned to training only yesterday, and he has talked about the Newcastle move but he revealed Newcastle have still to agree a fee with PSV and so the ball is in Newcastle’s court.

It wouldn’t surprise us if Everton try to move ahead of Newcastle in this race, by quickly agreeing a fee with the Dutch club for Wijnaldum.

It looks like Newcastle will have to cough up £15M to get the Dutchman, which is what they will be balking about – as usual – plus the wages needed to convince Georginio  to move to Tyneside could be as high as £60K/week.

Newcastle have plenty of money available in the bank –  they just don’t like spending it, and it’s hard to break out of a habit that has lasted eight years.

We don’t know why there is so much delay with transfers into Newcastle, with the Premier League starting in four weeks come this weekend.

But Newcastle must become more aggressive and show more skill and determination in being able to attract and sign good players this summer.

Comments welcome.

90 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Is that a echo?

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #2

    When I said being unable to compete with Everton I actually meant any other prem club, probably a handful of fizzy pop one’s aswell.

    No need to fret though aye. Super shteve will whip our ragtag bunch of relegation hopefuls into top 8 candidates in no time. We don’t even need any new players he’s THAT good.

    My minds at ease. We don’t need CB’s as we’ve already got four top notch one’s who survived the championship. Who needs strikers when we can score 40 goals in a single season. We don’t.

    All’s well here shteve, crack on.

    On a side note – why are people STILL interacting with that sad little blurt?

    Is it worth it. I’d say no. Chasing tails.

  • King Colback

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #3

    I rrally hope there is some truth in the rumour of Charnley being in Holland, this is the sort of chap we need, let Sissoko go and buy him.

  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #4

    This is the item


    Guess who wrote it ?
    This could be a bit of payback from Simon Bird for the Charlie Austin fiasco

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #5

    No OP, sorry it is. In the boardroom…I mean cleaning cupboard…I mean canteen…I mean lee’s closet. He’s run out of tea.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #6

    If you guys would be so kind as to check out
    Coco And The Butterfields you wont regret it …let me know what you think please . Ta

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #7

    If this lad is anything like Cabella, we should be hoping no deal is struck.

  • geordieboy83

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Online guy

    Very different I’ll give you that mate lol. Sounds canny, good idea

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Lee in Holland! That most be for a time out in Town “if you know what I mean” 😉

    …surely it’s not work related!

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #10

    as you say “The longer you spend in negotiations when the word is out you are after a top player, the more likely it is that good clubs will move in and try to do the deal with the player themselves”

    But it also allows FAtMan and Co to say they tried but couldnt get him over the line YAWN YAWN.

    Personally hope all player leave, no one signs and FatMan gets his fingers trapped in the till. Relegation certainties!

  • Bri

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #11

    coffee shops apparently

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #12

    GT would like to recommend “Captain and the Toenail’s” Muskrat Love 🙂

  • BandB

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Aesop explains the Newcastle United…

    The Scorpion and the Frog

    A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream.
    The scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back.
    The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?”
    The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”
    The frog is satisfied, and they set out.
    Butt in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog.
    The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink.
    “Why have you done that?” the frog gasps. “Now we will both drown.”
    “I am a scorpion” says the scorpion, “and it is my nature…”

  • Our Toon

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #14

    To many saying he’s a replacement for Sissoko, I personally think he should be a replacement for Cabella. Put sissoko on the wing where Cabella was!!

  • optimistic prime

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #15

    I keep half expecting to see Charnley dressed as the town cryer ringing a bell shouting

    “four weeks til the start of the season and all is well”

    I think he probably would if the approved fans stopped doing it for him.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #16

    If you get excited by what Newcastle are doing this summer then it’s your own fault if you get let down!

  • geordieboy83

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Jesper other than fischer, are there any other under the radar players in your neck of the woods that are ones to watch for the future or present?

  • King Colback

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Sissokos heart obciously isn’t in Newcastle if he’s touting himself elsewhere

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #19

    geordieboy83…Pierre-Emil Højbjerg, Lucas Andersen, Yussuf Poulsen, Mikkel Duelund and Pione Sisto

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Patrick Olsen was one to watch, but for some reason he has fallen from grace

  • la.jim

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Your right Capt’,how can anybody get excited with constant let downs in the transfer market ,it’s so depressing. .

  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #22

    BandB………… Fair play you were the only one with the bottle to question the validility of you know who.
    A lot of us thought it but nobody had the guts to say it.

  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #23

    BandB. Meant validity but anyway well done done for detecting a bell that doesn’t ring true.

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jul 7, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #24

    On the bright side we might get Ivan Toney if tehy will accept a low bid of £300,000 – WTF


  • Online Guy

    Jul 8, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #25


    Cheers mate.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 8, 2015 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #26

    BandB @13

    A talking Scorpion ..whatever next !

  • Online Guy

    Jul 8, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #27

    I’v Killed the frog

  • lesh

    Jul 8, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #28

    Charnley in Holland?

    Either he’s got a doppelgänger who attended the FF or he’s not in Holland.

    Could anyone expect to get from SJP to the airport in time to catch a flight to the Dam?

    No chance, it’d take him at least a week!

    He’s useless!

  • Blofal

    Jul 8, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #29

    This does worry me. Everton are a much more attractive prospect than us.

    To attract the best players with the reputation we have had lately we need to pay over the odds both in transfer fees and wages.

    If Charnley isn’t willing to do that then we will likely bring in a couple of panic buys that will flop.

    I just don’t get this. We should have had our targets lined up and gone for them hard straight away. It doesn’t look like we even started seriously trying in players will a week ago.

    One thing is for sure though.. McClaren’s reputation is on the line. It’s all or nothing for him now. If Charnley doesn’t get the targets over the line it will make Ashley look stupid after his interview and could end McClaren’s career. So Charnley better get his act together or I see him out of a job very soon.

  • Pop n Wyn

    Jul 8, 2015 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #30

    We`re all worn out and the season hasn’t even started, what an fcuk on as usual.

  • beefman13

    Jul 8, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #31

    Ditto, Pop n Wyn.

  • nufc 11

    Jul 8, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #32

    Seems JFK could do deals better than charnley I know he works for 250pound a week but come fcuking on he is not even worth that. The club need to buy British and sprinkle foreign players on top not the other way round. Austin, Dawson, Phillips, Keane and maybe Joel Campbell frn gunners my bet with lindegrad frn man u on loan.

  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 8, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #33

    Oh well that’s another slipped through the net.

  • Thump

    Jul 8, 2015 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #34

    Well, that’s him gone.

    I hear Nacho’s available.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jul 8, 2015 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #35

    Signing a player is an incredibly complex process. Firstly you have to pay the selling club what they want, and then you have to agree to a wage with the player. That’s TWO steps. Clearly that’s a bridge too far for Charnley to cope with….

  • expatmag

    Jul 8, 2015 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #36

    Since January



    Not forgetting we allegedly got 3.5 million for Pardew as well.

    From that, we would have paid out Carver and Stone.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 8, 2015 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #37

    The way I see it there are two scenarios:

    1) We simply keep going for the wrong players financially and we never seen to learn it,

    2) It’s all just to make us look active in the transfer market trying to attract ‘the right ‘ players. We just couldn’t agree on a deal!

    Both are a highly naive way of running a football club. Some would probably be less kind than I am right now!

  • expatmag

    Jul 8, 2015 at 3:26 AM

    Comment #38


    To continually look for bargains is doomed to failure as generally, bargains prove fruitless in improving the team.

    That is the nature of the beast in charge of the club. In fact, other than Cabaye and Debuchy, he has failed to make substantial windfalls from bargains he has purchased.

    I dont count Milner Nzogbia Given or Carroll because he didnt buy them.

  • Magpie Season

    Jul 8, 2015 at 3:31 AM

    Comment #39


    From a previous article.

    Whoever is blocking the moves or bidding lower than the selling club’s evaluation of the players then I can only fathom the reasoning to be that Charnley, whom I think is the culprit, is looking at past seasons. Particularly the season we finished 5th where most of our prominent players were bought for considerably low fees.

    Cabaye, Tiote were less than 5 million pounds. Ba was free, etc.

    The trouble is these bargain players are becoming more elusive as well the time it takes to scout & negotiate deals in between.

    I think he is also comparing the fortune of other clubs in the transfer market where Southampton, Swansea have in recent times bought quality players for much lower fees.

    Which comes to my point; no matter how high the calibre of the player we are chasing, there will not be one signing over 10 million pounds.

  • expatmag

    Jul 8, 2015 at 3:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Looking at this season alone, he has sold Santon for 2.8m having bought him for 5m, Mbiwa for 5.5m having bought him for 7m and released HBA having bought him for 6m.

    By my reckoning, that us a loss of almost 10m on just those three pl ayers alone.


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