We had said in earlier article today that we would all see just how close Newcastle are to a deal with Georginio Wijnaldum, and whether it was possible to get him on over the next 24 hours.
That was whether he went on the training camp with the PSV squad today – and news on the PSV web-site that he is indeed part of the group that left Holland today for Switzerland.
Georginio Wijnaldum – off to Switzerland for training camp
The PSV web-site has just announced the training camp and simply listed the players in the squad, and they included Georginio.
This doesn’t mean that Newcastle cannot still sign the player of course, but it does mean we are not going to sign him in the next 24 hours, and it’s doubtful he can now be signed before Newcastle leave on Saturday for their tour of the USA.
It’s also is possible that the player could be withdrawn from the training camp at any time, and fly into Newcastle to take a medical and sign a deal.
But the negative is that it now gives time for other clubs to come in for the Dutch International – one of them being Everton, who are understood to be keen on the midfielder.
So unfortunately, once again it looks like Newcastle are simply not moving with enough speed and decisiveness in this summer’s transfer market.