Newcastle Have £12.8M Bid Rejected For Italian International Striker


It is being reported in Italy that Newcastle United have had a €17M (£12.8M) bid for 24 year-old Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini turned down.

The 6 times capped Italian International is said to be interesting several Premier League clubs at the moment with West Ham United, Swansea and Crystal Palace all interested – but it looks like Newcastle may be the first club to have made a formal offer for the player.

Manolo Gabbiadini

24 year-old Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini

Sky Sports Italia are reporting that Newcastle have offered €17M plus bonuses to try to get the 6ft 1ins tall Italian striker to Tyneside.

The striker has been at Sampdoria and Juventus before signing on at Napoli only a year ago for €13M (£9.8M), which was to be split equally between Sampdoria and Juventus,

Each of those clubs owned 50% of the player at the time of the deal 12 months ago.

In August of 2012 Gabbiadini made his debut for the full Italian side in the second half of the friendly match against England in Bern, which Italy lost 2–1.

He had previously played 24 times for the Italian U21 side with an impressive 12 goals.

Since he signed for Napoli last  January he has scored 11 goals in 30 total appearances for the Italian club and while at Sampdoria for two seasons he scored 19 goals in 50 total appearances.

The player never actually played for Juventus but in 2012 the Italian powerhouse signed Gabbiadini in a co-ownership financial agreement for €5.5M – and then they immediately sent him on loan to Bologna where he scored 7 goals in 31 total appearances.

Gabbiadini is said to be versatile, creative and a very hardworking player, who can play in a number of different positions including as a striker, forward, attacking midfielder or as a winger on either side.

He has significant pace – something Newcastle don´t  have an abundance of – and is said to be a very good technical player.

But we have to think that Newcastle´s low position right now in the Premier League has to be a negative in trying to sign a player like Gabbiadini – even if we are able to agree a fee with Napoli.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

113 comments so far

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m not sure this is true. Swansea are meant to have bid 2 days ago and their chairman came out and said he’d never even heard of him yesterday. Could just be agent talk.

    0
  • blew

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Our Chief Scout has found somewhere other
    than France to enjoy his Jollies.
    Not a prolific striker – Carrs type.

    0
  • WestOzMag

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Our chief scout should be fired. Isn’t all these signings his recommendations ?

    0
  • sparky55

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s hard enough attracting players who live down south to make the move to a north east relegation threatened club, never mind bringing some poor soul from the Italian league playing for a team who are 3rd in the Italian league.

    They’re all deluded

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #5

    jesper

    We might win a few matches in the Championship (emphasis on ‘might’)!

    0
  • NoahJ

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #6

    can someone explain to me why:

    1. Facundo Ferreyra literally never played a single minute of competitive football for us, despite us paying a large loan fee to get him

    2. Sylvain Marveaux is apparently fit, being handsomely paid, and can’t even get on the bench (which is already deplete)- despite us crying out for wingers

    3. Rolando Aarons is probably our most exciting prospect, and is imminently out of contract

    4. Jonas was the (partial) saviour for us last season, and was treated like a rodent – I would actually have him playing for us even today. or at least a coaching role (we need players who know the history and culture of the club)

    5. we didn’t spend £10m on austin (a proven goalscorer) yet spend more than that on Thauvin (who is unproven, and is poorly regarded in France)

    … why are these decisions allowed to happen, when Ashley is an apparent ‘clever’ businessman?

    0
  • AncientC

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Charnley does not sign the players, nor is he responsible for getting the best out of them when they are signed.

    If a scout is told to go scour France for cheap deals, he will come back with a list of players, surprise, surprise.

    0
  • NoahJ

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #8

    … I almost forgot, added to point 1- let us not forget the Amalfitano fiasco!

    0
  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #9

    The whole scenario of our player recruitment is a mess. Carr recommends players who are long shots to make it in the Premier League, often paying too much as well, and then they are playing for dull-witted English managers like Pardew and McClaren who have no hope of getting the best out of them anyway. How Ashley and Charnley cannot see what a flawed model they have put in place is mind-boggling. Perhaps they never look at the table.

    0
  • AncientC

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #10

    I am sure if Carr was a scout for Chelsea, he would be looking at the same players, yup, Carr is to blame for model he works under.

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Sampdoria was always my team in Italy (long story) and only Roma has interested me as well (Montella), but Gabbiadini is not a winger in the English sense of the word!

    Don’t buy tho players and put him wide in a 4-5-1.

    Another point he’s a creative player…like his kind will ever get a real chance to shine. I can hear the bigotry already…he doesn’t track back bla bla bla bla

    0
  • reilly

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #12

    L’Équipe are reporting that Newcastle United have entered into contract extension talks with Moussa Sissoko

    0
  • Jib

    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #13

    On this wintry cold Cup morning , something Mexicanish to warm the cockles of your heart

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #14

    Ancient…the problem is the system. Just the other day McClaren was asked if we had bid x amount of £ for a club and his answer was “I have no idea”.

    In what world does the HC not have that kind of knowledge and he’s a board member.

    If Carr and McClaren are not in tune then you’ll have a disaster on your hands for sure.

    0
  • AncientC

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #15

    Jesper, McClaren sits on the club board and probably knows as much about transfers as we do.

    To be fair, unless you are going to hire a top class manager, you wouldn’t want a patsy let loose with a cheque book anyway.

    0
  • Jib

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #16

    It’s absurd to think all transfers can be attributed to one scout therefore equally absurd to ascribe every flop to that scout.
    For me the biggest oxygen thief in footballing terms in the club is Gabriel Obertan and that was a deal done between Pardew and Ferguson in August 2011 , the same summer that Carr got Yohan Cabaye from Lille and found the unattached Demba Ba !

    0
  • MacToon

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #17

    Ian, stop being an idiot. We all know what YOU’RE about. Lost soul if ever there was one. Thought you had promised not to name drop me anymore but alas, here we are again ……………………..

    0
  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #18

    Ancient@10. How can you not blame Carr? Cabella, Riviere – now Thauvin. That 25 million or thereabouts pissed up against the wall on players who most good judges wouldn’t have had anywhere near the Premier League. Sure he is not in a position to be looking to sign superstars but his judgement has to be seriously called into question.

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #19

    *should read player and not club

    0
  • ToonMatt

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #20

    The whole set up is a disaster? You have someone like Charnley in charge of transfers who has no knowledge of football? I remember Joey Barton being shocked at him getting the job, Ashley has taken too many gambles now and come the end of the season he will look like an utter fool when we get relegated, Next season I think he will finally sell up when he misses out on that TV money and I hope he does!

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #21

    Ancient…if McClaren knows nothing more than us about transfers then you have a guy who simply doesn’t care about it!

    0
  • AncientC

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #22

    Overrated, Carr did not sign any of those players as far as I am aware.

    As for Cabella and Riviere, their stats stood up before they joined. The scout found players with reputable stats from a weaker league, which I assume was his mission.

    Do you believe the club signs every player Carr recommends, maybe it is 1 in 2, 1 in 4, more maybe?

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #23

    TOF…are basing your opinion on whether a player is a good PL match on how he’s doing here?

    0
  • sparky55

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #24

    There is huge disconnect between what the fat b@st@rd gives to Carr as his remit and what he gives to Maclaren as his remit.

    It’s almost as if Carr is his buyer of stock and Maclaren is just the manager of one his shops. I used to own a load of shops in Spain and 80% of the stock we bought was bought by the franchisor’s buyer so it was always an interesting time seeing what stock came through….we had no say in it whatsoever so whatever came through we stuck on the shelves and hoped it would sell…some stuff we thought was cr@p sold like hot cakes and some stuff didn’t…you just never knew to be honest and it looks to be a bit like how newcastle is run and certainly the quality of managers of the shops made quite a bit of difference and it’s no wonder Ashley heavily incentivises his staff linked to performance to ensure they wok hard at turning over the stock.

    Maclaren however is a very poor manager who simply doesn’t know what to do with the stock shoved his way…he doesn’t organise his stock well, his stock rotation is rubbish and he can’t be arsed to change things round leaving what he think won’t sell on the stockroom instead giving some stock a chance.

    The Franchisor was a horrible horrible man of Jewish distraction and all he did was buy end of line lots for next to nothing in the hope of selling at a huge profit and I used to hate him for it…but at the end of the day we made decent money and you put up with it unpalatable as it was….so very similar to the fat b@st@rd

    My point in a roundabout way is there is no buying of players by Carr to fulfil a need or to strengthen a position or to satisfy the requirements of certain set-up…the instruction from above is to buy cheap, maintain on half decent wages and to sell high just like his tat shops.

    Interesting though his tat shops are now doing just as badly as NUFC …strange that isn’t it!

    I think that’s called karma 🙂

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #25

    *you

    0
  • WWSBRD

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #26

    Sports Direct not doing so well it seems…what a shame

    Pretty sure I read about Swansea bidding the same a few days ago? Turned out to be bs…haven’t we already been agent bait for a Napoli based player this month anyway? Hmm

    0
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #27

    Ian Toon – stop your blog mischief and blog trickery.
    Most posters know your game as you’ve been caught out previously with you con man tactics. Caught with you pants down if I may say so.
    Just give it a rest – why not spend your time not being the blog bitch, but perhaps thinking up another daft phrase like “Maccas bwave new world” – on second thoughts don’t bother.

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #28

    Sparky…I like your last post mate 🙂

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #29

    I find Mr Tuff to be both amusing and witty, while at the same time right thinking in matters NUFC.

    He may have a problem with Ian Toon and Jib, but sadly who doesn’t.

    0
  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #30

    It’s not the Wicked Witch of the West who is responsible for us being sat in the relegation zone is it? Ashley, Charnley, Carr and McLaren are primarily the guilty parties and I have no qualms about being critical of any and all of them. You can tell me I’m wrong when we are somewhere other than the bottom three or four for any length of time lads.

    0
  • WestOzMag

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #31

    Jeff in benwell
    Agree with post 16 although Carr has to take most of the blame imo

    0
  • Ian Toon

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #32

    Mr Tuff- Your rewriting history. The only blogger to my knowledge that was caught out as you crudely put it was your accomplice Jail posing as Raj. I really don’t want to bother Ed with your mischief and dirty tricks. Just learn that you can’t bully me as you have so many ex posters. The list is endless.
    “Most posters” are questioning And will question your credibility as anything but a devious embittered individual. Not everyone is that gullible and will carry animosity towards you- in the long run.
    Just concentrate on football.

    0
  • sparky55

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #33

    cheers Jesper…some uncanny parallels on a lot of levels.

    We used to have quarterly meetings with the franchisor about stock buying and he always said he’d look into it but did nothing and the same cheap tat kept on coming through and nothing ever changed because in his eyes what he was doing worked and from a cash and profit perspective it certainly did…but the quality of the stuff coming through just got worse and worse but his margins just got better. and better..but the problem with that is our customers could see the quality of the stuff we were selling was in decline and interestingly JD sports profits are significantly on the up because they sell quality gear to completely distance themselves from what SD are doing.

    I wonder at what point Ashley realises he may have got it right a while a go but it’s not working now and he needs to change the strategy.

    Who knows!

    0
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #34

    Rotonda – I like to try and cause a bit of merriment on the blog but those folk “with issues” report their faux outrage based (usually historically) upon their support of King Percy (of I’ll eat your meal fame) and just won’t accept the majority of fans thought he was poor.
    Ridding the blog of idiots is a difficult challenge and dare I say the work of the Lord is never done.
    Amen ——— oops nearly forgot …………………
    Ian Toon……………………………………………..OOT.

    0
  • Ian Toon

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #35

    MacToon/ Rob- Every time I see anything stemming from The Mag I say that idiot. Mark Jensen eat your heart out.
    I name dropped you because you started the whole nonsense saga off again. It has only just been mentioned to me your trouble making which you knew would start the two goons off again.
    Your another mature individual what are you bothering yourself with this.
    For the avoidance of doubt you will only be mentioned by me if you try to implicate me in Mr T and Jail’s nonsense.
    As Wor Hail said you don’t contribute anything worthwhile and your absence will not be missed.

    0
  • WestOzMag

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #36

    Lol never ending tit for tat on here

    0
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #37

    Ian Toon – talking a load of invented shytye as usual.

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #38

    SM may be a revered coach but his management is bizarre to say the least. From selling abeid and Kemen, 2 of our best prospects to alienating Aarons, holding back Perez, not saving Janmatt from an inevitable red card at swansea, playing Wijni as a LM and others out of position, making strange subs way too late, and most damningly seemingly having no plan B, as was the case in his England days.

    As the under rated frenchman said, what chance have promising players got under dull witted managers like allardyce, AP, JC and now SM.

    Charnley and carr may feel SM is better the devil they know, even though he rejected us twice, but imagine if they conjured up someone like Jose Sampauli from Chile or some really exciting statement making appointment, mybe even earn some brownie points off the fatman for finally showing a bit of initiative for once.

    0
  • sparky55

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #39

    anybody fancy talking football???

    whats the odds of at least 5 changes today?

    0
  • MacToon

    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #40

    You have such a selective version of events on here it is making me think you are not much more than a Troll.
    Sack Llambias randomly and out of the blue attacked/abused me and then later it appeared he changed his user name to Jack Root, maybe it is just a coincidence that they both use the same “hotlink” on their names?
    However Ian, you do not abuse/attack Sack Llambias for randomly attacking me, you take advantage and have a go at me! EVEN after we promised to steer clear of each other. You are such a hypocrite.

    I wonder why Ed told both Ruddy and Ibizatoon that you appeared to and had been caught multiple accounting? I had put this all to rest as it is all here in black and white as part of the history on this blog but you just cannot let it lie.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.