McClaren Admits Wijnaldum Deal – Others Being Worked On

Steve McClaren has talked after the 1-0 win last night at Gateshead and has made no secret of the fact that =Georginio Wijnaldum is in town and he has been seen by various people in Newcastle and was photographed arriving at Newcastle airport on Friday afternoon.

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Wijnalbum arriving on Friday afternoon at Newcastle airport

Steve McClaren talked about Wijnaldum after the Gateshead game:

“There’s no secret,” “He has been seen around the place, he’s having a medical and all the scans that go with it.”

“Hopefully we will get the results tomorrow, and we can announce something. It’s not official, it is not over the line.”

“I know him very well from when I was in Holland. He was a pain at Feyenoord and for PSV against my teams.”

“He brings great quality and can play in any position in midfield.”” “His physicality is good, tempo good. He will be a good player in the Premier League.”

“We have one or two other things that are very close that we can’t really comment because it’s fragile and sensitive as you can expect with players’ agents and deals.”

“Certainly Lee Charnley and Graham Carr are doing their best behind the scenes to get the right deals. We have to be patient.”

So the news is not exactly true that he has already passed his medical – he’s just completed it.

So it really looks like we can get Georginio signed tomorrow – all being well.

That last comment seems aimed at the potential Mitrovic deal,  and the Mail tonight is reporting that Porto may have moved back in trying to get the 20 year-old star striker.

It also seems that there is at least one other deal being worked on apart from Wijnaldum and Mitrovic.

Maybe that’s the one for Lionel Messi.

Comments welcome.