There is a report on AD.net today with the headline being ¨Newcastle Bid €16M for Wijnaldum¨ and that’s consistent with the Chronicle report today that said they thought Newcastle had bid between €15M to €20M yesterday for the Dutch International.
€16M in today’s exchange rate is about £11.2M – but that offer has not yet been accepted by PS – but the tone of the reports in Holland seem to indicate that’s a good first offer from the Magpies, and a deal could be made for a little more.
Georginio Wijnnaldum – close to move to Newcastle
Here is the short article that has appeared today in Ad.nly on Georginio:
¨PSV captain Georginio Wijnaldum is on the threshold of a departure to Newcastle United.¨
¨The club from the Premier League has a bid of €16M lodged with PSV – and the Champions seem willing to sell their captain for a few million more.¨
¨The expectation is that both clubs on Wednesday think it’s possible to reach an agreement.¨ ¨Wijnaldum sees himself leaving for Newcastle.¨
¨Steve McClaren, the Newcastle manager is familiar with Dutch football.¨ ¨Moreover, the international would be with Dutchmen Tim Krul, Daryl Janmaat, Siem de Jong and Vurnon Anita. already at Newcastle.¨
¨PSV and Newcastle are in negotiations about the transfer fee. Wijnaldum (24) last year extended his contract with PSV.¨
¨He wanted to be like Memphis Depay with a league title goodbye to Dutch football and PSV promised to be flexible to draw interest to the two players.¨
Manchester United signed Memphis Depay from PSV for £25M in early May – so he’s now gone.
No fee has yet been agreed yet between the clubs – but it looks like Newcastle have come in with a good enough offer that maybe for €2M more, and the offer will be accepted by PSV.
If that happens, the next thing is to agree terms with Georginio, but he’s already been told what wages he will be offered by the Magpies, and it’s rumored they could be as high as £60K/week.
So if all goes well – and that’s still an ¨if¨ – then he could be having his medical soon – and if that happens Newcastle will be very close to completing their first transfer deal of the summer.
But Newcastle will not want to dilly dally any longer, with Everton said to be moving in to try to do a deal for the 19 times capped Dutch International.