Newcastle After Another Dutch International Midfielder


Soccernews.nl  in Holland are reporting that Newcastle are interested in signing Dutch International Leroy Fer, and with QPR being relegated,  it seems that Fer will want to leave so he can make the Dutch squad for the Euro 2016 tournament in France next summer.

It seems that Newcastle have won the race to sign Charlie Austin from QPR and maybe they were also negotiating for Leroy Fer while they were talking to Chairman Tony Fernandes.

leroy fer agaisnt newcastle

Leroy Fer scoring against Newcastle

The former Feyenoord, FC Twente and Norwich central midfielder was acquired by QPR a year ago for £8M, after Norwich were relegated and that would be close to the fee Newcastle would presumably pay QPR for him – if this news is accurate.

The 6ft 2ins midfielder is a powerful player who can play attacking midfield in the center or out on the wing – so he would provide more attacking power for Newcastle.

Leroy would seem to be decent buy, having spent two full seasons in the Premier League, so he wouldn’t need any adjusting to the demands of English football.

Leroy also played under Steve McClaren’s second spell at FC Twente from 2012-2013.

He was signed by Norwich two years ago for just £4.5M, so in one year his value almost doubled,  with QPR paying £8M for him last summer.

Leroy played 37 times for Norwich with 4 goals and 3 assists,  and 31 times last season for QPR with 31 appearances, 6 goals and 4 assists.

He has played 11 times for Holland and was in the World Cup squad that finished third last summer in Brazil, along with Tim Krul and Daryl Janmaat, who was still at Feyenoord at the time

Here’s that great goal he scored against Newcastle when they beat us 2-1, and came from behind in the second last game of the season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoaNbm916lM

A good question is when are we going to sign a top center-back?

Comments welcome.



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208 comments so far

  • Sammmy

    Jul 16, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Pretty sure we were interested in him a few years back so i wouldn’t be surprised if this is true.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #2

    willo collo and saylor
    were fecked

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #3

    willo colo and saylor play ewe
    we are screwed

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  • AndyJ2k

    Jul 16, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Fer is quality …. He’d be a great replacement for Tiote , but if we did get him it would probably be for Sissoko

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  • ToonRich

    Jul 16, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #5

    GINI FOR CAPTAIN

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Mr Relegation? Rather have the mental Argie that Fer for similar price

    But we don’t need more CMs

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Not unless someone’s leaving

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  • overtheline

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #8

    CBs please !!!

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  • toonicle

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Too many midfielders! Stop already. We need help in literally every other position on the field. I’m starting to get a little worried about our CB plight… Still no “done deals” on anyone for that..

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Where the f are the centre backs. We need them must. Top Priority

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  • The Newcastle Armchair

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Now we’re talking, would gladly swap socks for Fer. Some real aerial ability.

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  • honest fan

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s hotting up chaps hope we get some big news tomorrow Austin and mitrovic in and signed plus firm bids for cb’s in would be perfect for me fer is a good player I like him but the above is more important right now

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Muzzi Ozcan seems to be implying Austin to us is sorted but again who knows

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  • Jamseyd24

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #14

    I think a few players will be leaving but for once we wont let them go until we get replacements. All this bull shit rumors about Austin are a hype job, he will be going to villa. hope I am wrong.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Most of the players we’re linked to are just speculation and more speculation.
    We’ll probably get one stiker and maybe one defender in this transfer window.
    Our whole squad needs a revamp but that ain’t gonna happen.

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  • Byker Babe

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Got relegated twice in two seasons. He’s jinxed

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  • Byker Babe

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #17
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Another midfielder in Fer? Excellent! Every well run club only signs midfielders. It’s a well know fact. Right out of The Book of Low Bids.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Obertan for captain!!! Has Leader written all over him.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Many of you are asking “wtf is Lee doing?” Well it’s complicated mates. He spends most of his time hiding in his office closet whimpering and reading The Book of Low Bids.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Ashley Out!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Sissoko or tiote would probably end up leaving for Fer. Still no CBs. This is rediculous.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #23

    Yes is this the best idea the boys in the boardroom have had? Signing QPR players? Please don’t say we’re getting any of their defenders.

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  • why oh why

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #24

    According to his agent -The agent then later clarified who he believes Austin is joining by adding: “Newcastle – Charlie Austin.”. Ozcan then later deleted his tweet, but not before it was picked up by several fans.

    The 26-year-old scored 18 goals in the Premier League for QPR last season, stepping up from the Championship, in which he had managed 17 goals the season prior, with ease.

    Austin is now set to continue his Premier League adventure under former FC Twente boss McClaren at Newcastle and will be backed to fire the Magpies up the table.

    He will also hope his chances of making England’s Euro 2016 squad will receive a boost with the switch.

    Read more at http://www.insidefutbol.com/2015/07/16/every-success-at-newcastle-charlie-austin-move-claimed-by-agent/222840/#LKBFiS2JzZ0OWuFi.99

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #25

    St James’ Park Rangers. Has a certain ring to it….. an awful one!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Why oh why

    Byker babe just posted that 😀

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Ah the old hastily deleted tweet ploy. Did you see that? See what? Oh, nothing…..

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #28

    Åshlêy øüt

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #29

    Deal close, imminent, hours away from signing, stopped off at QPR for a quick game of fifa, heard it all before. Then there’s couldn’t get him over the line. Means nothing until the player is holding the newcastle shirt

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Hey maybe SM has taken all the duffers stateside so he can leave them there. Maybe some second rate American outfit will take Willo off our hands.

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  • The Newcastle Armchair

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Until I see Chazza singing the blaydon races on a metro heading towards the quayside, my money is on it all being a smokescreen

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  • Byker Babe

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #32

    That’s not HIS agent, just any old agent. Austin’s in David Threlfall

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  • Belfast

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #33

    See no evil hear no evil Skunki

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #34

    These transfers are taking æons. They’re becoming as believable as æsops fables.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Get the line ready! Who’s got the line? Cmon let’s get this line sorted out now!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #36

    People are saying we have too many midfielders and I tend to agree. But thinking about it, we had a midfield that was so short of quality and numbers it allowed Sameobi, RTaylor and Gutti regular game time. All three have been released and loaned out, who are going to replace them. Wijnaldum, sure but who’s to say De Jong and Aarons will stay fit or Cabella will settle. The last thing we want to do before we start spending is sell Sissoko or Tiote.

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  • Polarboy

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #37

    @Tsunki. The same could have been said for Wijnaldum until it happened.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #38

    I think the problem is Carver used to be the Line Monitor and he’s taken the caretakers key bunch with him the fool. If we don’t get the line out of that cupboard in time…

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #39

    @Jail

    My thoughts exactly we actually need more quality in midfield we should be looking to upgrade Tiote and Colback for the defensive mid positions if we really are serious about top 8 but I still feel we will get the bare minimum again

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 16, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Re centre backs. Stop panicking. Macca knows what we need and will recruit CB’s sooner rather than later, because he’s a top coach and can see where we need replacements. As hard as it is for some to accept, this is the start of a new era.

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