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Wijnaldum Turned Down AC MIlan To Join Newcastle

10:38 pm, Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 51 Comments

There’s soem additional news in Holland coming out that when Georginio Wijnaldum joined Premier League club Newcastle United a few days ago, there was ¨concrete interest¨  from AC Milan and other clubs – according to his agent.

AC Milan have been European Champions seven times so it says something that Georginio wanted to play in England,  and was happy enough to join us, when we had a terrible second half of last season.

steve mcclaren with Geordinio Wijnaldum

Steve McClaren talks to Georginio Wijnaldum

This is the piece from Voetbalprimeur.nl.

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Georginio Wijnaldum last Saturday completed his transfer to Newcastle United away. Humphrey Nijman, the agent of the Orange International, said that AC Milan had concrete interest in his client.

Also Everton and Zenit St Petersburg were in the market for Wijnaldum.

His agent Humphrey Nijman said:

“He definitely wanted to England. Also AC Milan was interested, but England was preferred.”

The former Feyenoord player is happy that his transfer was a done deal.

“Chances were that I would stay with PSV, but also that I would make a transfer. It was a little unsure, fortunately I now have certainty.” 

“Those last 24 hours was tough. Especially because I had to fly from Switzerland to Newcastle, with an interim meeting in Amsterdam.”

¨Then I had a medical examination, which lasted a long time. The paperwork was not ready, so I also had to wait. “

 “Newcastle ultimately gave a good offer to PSV. They have acted quickly and shown that they really wanted me. I talked to the coach – Steve McClaren –  who explained his plans.¨

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AC Milan is one terrific football club who have won the Serie A title 18 times and have been Champions League (European Cup) winners 7 times, and have won the UEFA Cup twice.

They have won the UEFA Super Cup 5 times.

The signing of Georginio was a great start for Newcastle, and now the club is after striker Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht and Charlie Austinof QPR, and Newcastle want to bring in five players in total this summer.

The Chronicle reported yesterday that all the players brought in by Newcastle over the summer could be over £10M in price.

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51 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jul 14, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Æshley Øüt !

  • 2 Moe // Jul 14, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    We got a good catch in Wijnaldum ..

    My biggest hope is that we did not bring him as replacement to Sissoko since they both can perform similar roles.

    having both of them on team sheet can add some pace to our game .. something to look forward to 🙂

  • 3 Our Toon // Jul 14, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Recently Milan are as attractive as NUFC, they have just sold El Shaarawy to Monaco a club in free fall. Pretty sure we offered more money otherwise he’d have linked up with De Jong at Milan

  • 4 Our Toon // Jul 14, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    We rejected wijinaldum in 2010 because we though 5m was to much for him, 5 years on we paid 14.5m!!

  • 5 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 14, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Come on you can do better than that!

    …you’re so predictable and child like!

  • 6 King Colback // Jul 14, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Apparently we haven’t even bid for Rolan yet!!
    http://wp.me/p6rKmN-T
    Saw it on twitter lazy journos

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Jul 14, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Our Toon,
    Who knows how they work.

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 14, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Our Toon…I would really love for us to start signing the ‘Vei-nal-dyms’ of yesterday. We are always 5 years too late.

    …and we can’t even get that right!

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 14, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Maybe we could send Obertron back and say we are even 🙂

  • 10 Mr Magpie // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    I thought alongside Inter that Ac Milan were spending some money, didn’t they sign both Carlos Bacca & Luiz Adriano recently?

  • 11 Tsunki // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Jäîl hã hà lèt ït gø mån. 😀

    All those amazing stats about AC Milan but there’s one thing they’ve never had there, that we have – a mackem.

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Jæspår,
    Shü? ï? Ïve häd ?nough øv you !

  • 13 stestickle // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Better for him that we did not go for him 5 years ago could of been pardewed

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    With a suppose YouTube link for tonight’s game

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/07/club-atlas-v-newcastle-united-coming-up/

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Tßüñ?i
    Ø?

  • 16 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Jailboy…I am having a conversation with Our Toon here so mind your own business!

  • 17 mickalfas // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Penfold ,is just the leader of the shower of shite of NUFC atm,
    Nothings changed ffs !

  • 18 welshgeordie9 // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Jail, you are so rude.

  • 19 TudorCrisps // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW_JN6WtSlM

  • 20 stestickle // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Tudor same site the Gateshead game was supposed to be on fake me thinks

  • 21 Belfast // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    They didn’t even bid for him? Non story really.

  • 22 Belfast // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Skunki ‘d lort klaphat røvbanan

  • 23 Belfast // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Now Skrid med dig and Goodnight

  • 24 MrMojoRisin76 // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    hvorfor er vi alle taler i en dansk ?

  • 25 Jail for Ashley // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Æpåæ gurköäü niyöäü

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    MrMojo…We don’t want to make Jailboy feel alienated!

    …he think it’s humor 😉 don’t tell him!

  • 27 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    …half of those letters are not even Danish! It’s just jiberish…well nothing has changed there it seems!

  • 28 Our Toon // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Come on people let’s be more mature.

  • 29 Belfast // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Embrace it Jesper it’s danish night on the blog in your honour.

    Good night 🙂

  • 30 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Gloatboy…sov godt! Vi kan fortsætte en anden dag…jeg nyder at tale (ikke bare snakke) med dig…det er som at tale med en seks årig…eller i dit tilfælde nok mere en firs årig!

    …op dig nu lidt næste gang. Det er ved at blive lidt kedeligt. Belfast gør alt hvad han kan for at gøre det interessant.

  • 31 Our Toon // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Belfast

    They didn’t bid for him? So it was between us and the scum

  • 32 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Sov godt Belfast din ballademager!

  • 33 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Our Toon…that ship has sailed a long time ago.

    …sleep tight mate!

  • 34 Belfast // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Thanks Jesper i’m flattered but I won’t be meeting you in soho I don’t swing that way.

  • 35 Belfast // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Right I’m definitely off for a sleep 🙂

  • 36 Jail for Ashley // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    Jeaspar,
    What makes you think I’m talking about you, you weirdo !

  • 37 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Gloatboy…no one thinks you’re talking!

    …statics…just statics! Jiberish

    Sov godt! Og måske overvej om du skulle tale med nogen om dine problemer.

  • 38 King Colback // Jul 14, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Dansk aften? Hvor er bacon sandwich og flasker af Carlsberg?

  • 39 optimistic prime // Jul 15, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Jesper

    @30

    Is the second paragraph for me?
    Starts with op, ain’t got a clue what it means.

  • 40 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 15, 2015 at 12:12 AM

    OP…no nothing was about you mate!

  • 41 optimistic prime // Jul 15, 2015 at 12:12 AM

    I didn’t realise Carol was crocked again.

    Wonder if that’ll stop the links for the rest of the window.

  • 42 optimistic prime // Jul 15, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    Jesper

    Didn’t think it was, thought I best check though.

  • 43 lee-toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    Anyone know mitrovics 48hrs runs out?

  • 44 lee-toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 12:38 AM

    *when

  • 45 lesh // Jul 15, 2015 at 12:49 AM

    Jail

    The way your ‘Ashley Out’ was written it could be read Pitmatic – ‘Eshley oot!’

  • 46 lesh // Jul 15, 2015 at 12:55 AM

    Moe

    As Wijnaldum and Sissoko play similar roles, maybe McClaren’s persuaded Ashley that we do need more than one quality player per position?
    Could
    this be the demise of Llambias rather restrictive Purples plus lesser back-ups concept?

  • 47 Spellcheck // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Expecting nothing less than our Blog Master to be first with Toon team news. Come on Ed.

  • 48 Mister Tuff // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    You boys need to bury the hatchet -there has been a distinct circling of the wagon train over last last few days by multiples, spoilers, knackers and remnants of the Pro Percy Brigade – dipping their toes in the water.
    When Mitrovic is announced as a NUFC player -the f***ers will be on here like a plague.
    Stout fellows of fighting age will be needed to fight the F***ers off.
    Prepare yourselves to give those strutting/crowing cockerels a good plucking!

  • 49 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jul 15, 2015 at 1:08 AM

    Who else up for the game? 🙂

  • 50 honest fan // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:25 AM

    That was a sick goal but where wad the defence once again lol I stayed up for this haha

  • 51 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jul 15, 2015 at 4:47 AM

    Well, well, this Blog sinks to a new low when people start communicating in Danish or Norwegian or whatever language it was !

    I signed up to this Blog to discuss and debate in English about Newcastle United and not FC Kopenhagen or wherever it is you come from??

    Als jullie wil in een vreemde taal beginnen hierop omdat je wil dat mensen dan kan niet verstaan wat je wil zeggen dan ik heb mijn twijfels of ik op deze Blog kan of wil blijven???

    Think about this Jesper before that you begin with your native tongue on here, my native tongue is English and i am not expecting to have to learn how to use a language App on this Comp to understand what you are saying?

    I am not saying that i will leave the Blog over this but i am thinking that you have just reached a new low, and am considering whether or not i want to stay on here if i can,t understand what my Fellow Bloggers are saying on here!

    Plus i have been on here more or less since Ed set this up!
    I don,t speak or write Danish or Norwegian or Swedish or whatever the F……… that was ?




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