Newcastle Make Improved Performance-Related Offer For Austin


ESPN is reporting that Newcastle have made an improved offer for Charlie Austin,  but that it is still thought to be short of the £15M that Director of Football Les Ferdinand is demanding for the 26 year-old,  who scored 18 Premier League goals in 35 appearances last season for QPR.

The discussions are said to be on-going, and are based around performance-related bonus payments, which presumably could bring the fee up closer to £15M, based on the number of appearances and/or goals that Charlie gets for Newcastle.

The offer may even be accepted by QPR.

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Charlie Austin – on his way to Newcastle?

Linked with the ESPN report is an exclusive from WhatCulture late tonight,  and they are reporting the bid put in by Newcastle is £13M, an increase of £1M from Newcastle’s previous offer, which  they say was made earlier this summer.

And the bid has not been rejected – well – not yet anyway.

Maybe that bid includes the performance related payments ESPN has reported.

It could well be that Newcastle can sign Charlie Austin fairly quickly, since the news is that he is keen to join Newcastle and the north-east club are odds-on favorites to sing him.

That’s unlike our other striker target, Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht, who could be on his way to Porto.

That’s after an investment group have come up with the money so the Lisbon club can match Newcastle’s offer made last week of €18M.

If we get Charlie Austin in from QPR and center-back Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht,  we’ll be happy enough, and maybe we can just keep Papiss Cisse at the club.

Papiss will be 100% fit next season for the first time for a long time, and we know he can score those goals with 11 goals in just 22 appearances last season.

And he wasn’t 100% fit either, and a large proportion of those appearances were from the bench while he was nursing that sore knee of his – after he broke his knee-cap a year last April.

And there comes a time when a player makes it so obvious that he doesn’t want to join Newcastle, that the appropriate action is simply to walk away.

Newcastle have to be close to that with  Aleksandar Mitrovic – the Serbian striker.

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148 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 17, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 17, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #2

    That’s canny a £1mil increase on a offer we aparantly never made.

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  • Graeme

    Jul 17, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Austin and Cisse for next season wouldn’t be too shabby, providing we get a defence though.
    I would probably be happier with Mitrovic and Cisse this season, if truth be known. There is just something about Mitro that I think will gel at NUFC.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 17, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Yep, I’m sure QPR will be fully confident that once we reach 30 points by January Mr Austin will get all the regular game time that will release his bonus payments, they might even ask Jonas for a reference on this type of matter.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 17, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Fog

    Ye, just looked on Wikipedia. Demolished now.

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  • ToonMatt

    Jul 17, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s embarrassing that people believe the slug will spend money after his little on camera interview? 9 years of the same thing, QPR want £15m the slug offers £12m? The slug has made hundreds of millions off this club and has not put a penny back in to it, Anyone who attends the home games next season is helping the slug make money, Why don’t you just take a sports direct carrier bag with you and help him make a little bit more lol

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 17, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Jail, you do know there’s a cure for that sort of cynicism, don’t you? One little tablet will cure it – drop an e ffs lmao.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jul 17, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #8

    BandB
    Crikey, you remember them! Do you remember the plastic display tray you could get? If you sat on a Colin Bell, you must be getting on a bit? Did I read the other day you used to be a news editor?

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  • ashleysmate

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #9

    It may be be and my cynical little ways..BUT..could it be possible that José persuaded Roman to bung Porto a few mill to buy Mitrovich so in a year or two he’ll be able to make a move for him….naa surely not…we’re all gentleman and scholars???!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #10

    bobbylee,
    Do you think my cynicism is unfounded ?

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  • BlackCountryToon

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Just make it happen…..simples….

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #12

    Toonmatt, every bid starts low. Why would you pay 15 if you can pay less? But then, you’d accuse him of wasting money. If you want to make sweeping stupid comments, try checking the facts first. Ashley seperated his ownership from the club, so he’s got the best of both worlds. He owns the club, not the debt – the club owe him. How that is even legal, i’ve no idea, but apparently it’s common practice in business. Part of those terms is that every penny that comes in from ST sales, tickets, programs, paraphernalia, belongs to NUFC and goes into the transfer pot and other expenses. Believing ST holders are funding Ashley is the biggest load of bull in the whole argument. It hurts the club. He’s not that thick. And NUFC will be there long after he’s gone. Just face it, he’ll go when he’s ready as much as i hate that fact. I refuse to let him drive me away from my love. Don’t like it, don’t go – if you ever did. Trust me, we’ve been worse than this in my life. I can’t wait to see our new players in the b&w. No need to resort to insulting loyal fans.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #13

    Of course it ain’t mate. Ashley’s a c@#t. I do see changes mind. Here’s hoping

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  • la.jim

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #14

    Why don’t we give him 14m and save face,call it a day and we can get on with our lives.

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #15

    For those who think that game day revenue will have an effect on ownership, in this age of exploding TV revenue, get yourself a dose of reality. If anything, those boycotts just make it more likely that Newcastle will be on TV and make ownerships more money.

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #16

    Here in the states, once the Sack Pardew protests started, Newcastle was on TV almost every week while usually it was only Chelsea, Manu and Liverpool.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #17

    Bobby

    All your mentality does is prolong hos stay at the club, you have a defeatist mentality…perfect Ashley customer, unhappy but willing to ride it out!!

    Now imagine if we all had your mentality, he’d never leave!! He’s not driving you away, you are driving him out by not turning up. The boycott barely got off the ground and the liar had to come on TV and tell the world he’s going to change, the main purpose was to stop boycotts!! I support my club as much as you the only thing I don’t do is fuel the regime with my money, Im willing to stay away in the short term to ensure we drive him out which on the long run will be better for everyone at NUFC!!

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  • Offkey

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #18

    Wont attendance at games effect the amount of TV money as it may mean we’re less likely to be shown….wasn’t there some talk of Sky having one of these rules (dont quote me on that)…..

    Less TV coverage may also mean less publicity, another thing Toonmatt was making a point about relating to SD.

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  • nufc 11

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #19

    Stick or twist get fcuking Austin signed now pay the money and move on.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #20

    Born and raised

    Richard Scudamore came out and said teams that struggle to full stadiums will not to shown on TV, we have brand to protect!! His comments were back in March as the new TV deal was disclosed. Probably had a major factor on the fat liar coming out and speaking to all via sky before the game.

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #21

    In the UK alone, a team gets a facility fee of 875K for a facility fee for each live match shown. That is not even counting the facility fee they get from the TV stations in America, Asia, and the like.

    http://www.totalsportek.com/football/premier-league-prize-money-table-2015/

    How much money does Ashley lose if 10K stay away from the game? Compared to that, peanuts.

    It is not the boycotts that has an effect, it is the bad publicity from losing that makes his brand and the sponsors brand look bad. Losing makes brands look bad, simple as that.

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #22

    Worse attendance might make them less likely to show a team on TV, but not when the attendance is because of a boycott. A boycott is news, protest are news, people love to watch and the TV channels love to show that stuff. Humans worldwide love to watch a trainwreck. My friends never care about Newcastle unless there is some drama (Pardew headbutt, boycott, etc.) and then I’ll get 50 texts in one day about Newcastle.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 18, 2015 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #23

    Here ya go – you might laugh at this but: i wondered why ashley bought the club. I checked online re the deeds for SJP. Until 2007, the bank held them as security against the debt. When the debt was paid, the deeds must have gone to ashley. Why would the bank hold the deeds, UNLESS they could use them? And why was ashley treating us so badly? I reached the conclusion that he wanted the ground. He would run the club into the ground and drive the fans away, getting the club more in debt to him. Then, he’d call in the debt. Unable to pay, he takes the ground in lieu of payment, collecting the most valuable piece of land in the north east. It’s only fair to point out, i am a great fan of conspiracy theories lmao!

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #24

    Born and Raised

    Why would the premier league chief authorise showing a team that’s tarnishing the premier league brand worldwide? TV networks don’t have final say it’s the chief who will do this

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #25

    Bobby bee

    The council own the ground, last time I checked the club don’t own it. The club had a stakehold in the surrounding land which has been transferred to Mash Holdings!!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #26

    boobybee – decent conspiracy theory but I’m afraid to infom you it’s duff. It’s leasehold – so Tubbs can only ever own the buildings not the land the buildings are upon.

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #27

    My conspiracy theory is that Ashley provokes the drama because it gets more facility fees and gets Sports Direct in the news more. Free advertising, which we all know he loves.

    It has been confirmed that we had the 5th highest facility fee last year (based on matches shown on TV), which is surprising because (a) we sucked and (b) we weren’t in the Champions League and Europa so we had less games pushed to Sunday/Monday.

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #28

    Our Toon, the networks are the ones who pay the bills.

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #29
  • Andymax

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #30

    If we were serious about signing they would be here by now FFS. WAKE UP!!

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #31

    This blog won’t let me post the link but if you google facility fees and premier league it should take you to a table on totalsportek dot com with the facility fees.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #32

    Born and raised

    Its brand premier league who decide mate, the networks are at the mercy of the prem because it’s in so much demand. I’m just repeating what the PL chief said, by all means email the premier league for clarification but they want to protect the brand!!

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  • Andymax

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #33

    If we were serious about signing they would be here by now FFS. WAKE UP!

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #34

    Our Toon

    I’m not doubting that is what the PL chief said, but he’s a figurehead paid to say the right things. He is not ever saying no the TV networks, they are paying 1.73 BILLION!!! Pounds PER YEAR

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  • switch365

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #35

    Lambert off to West Brom after Benteke arrives could potentially offer us the opportunity to place an out of the blue offer for Berahino.

    Current contract expirations –
    Wilo – 2016
    Saylor – 2016
    Colocini – 2016

    It’s not rocket science that we’ll require x3 new cb’s within the next 12 months, though as fans we all know we could have done with the replacements 5 years ago!
    So not only are all 3 no longer suitable first team players, it wouldn’t break the bank if all were released if we can’t find clubs willing to take them off our hands.
    Jabba is a wheeler dealer geezer, why not offer 3 for the price of 2!

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #36

    Born and raised

    Supply and demand, the league is in demand the PL hold all the cards, any network not complying can be easily replaced.

    I doubt even foreign broadcasters will want to show games with half full stadiums, the novelty will soon ware off. It’ll be like playing in a morgue no atmosphere, bad for both tv and the PL. Think about it!!

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #37

    Our toon and mr duff. I did warn you beforehand you might laugh this. Then again, could he not knock down the stadium and build a casino complex. No, no, stop it, you know it makes your head hurt. ( and talk to myself apparently )

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #38

    Our Toon

    If the broadcasters don’t want to show games in stadiums that are like a morgue with no atmosphere, how to explain them showing Newcastle games last year the 5th most?

    Also, I found a telegraph article saying that the TV companies choose which games to show.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/premier-league/11403580/Premier-League-TV-rights-when-and-where-to-watch-the-football.html

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #39

    Bobby

    No he couldn’t but be could apply for a name change!!

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #40

    Born and raised

    You are talking about games shown last year, please read what I put, the new TV deal signed!! I believe the international deal is still running on the old contract. The UK deal has been put in place so tickets etc will get subsidised so teams make it cheaper to go to grounds, any clubs not filling quotas will not receive tv deal money. The UK Deal is worth 5bn….1bn which will be going to grass roots apparently and to subsidise tickets.

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