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Newcastle Miss Out On Top Championship Striker

7:34 am, Saturday, January 30th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 30 Comments

BBC Sport are reporting that Middlesbrough have agreed a fee for Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes, and it’s thought to be around £9M – so if Newcastle were thinking of signing Jordan – we have been linked with him this week – it may not happen.

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Jordan Rhodes – in negotiations with Middlesbrough

The 25-year-old 13 times capped Scotland international has scored goals wherever he’s been and joined Blackburn from Huddersfield for around £8M in 2012.

Blackburn Rovers issued this statement on their web-site:

“The player has expressed his desire to talk to the Teesside club and will travel for discussions,”

£9M seems a reasonable fee for a player who has scored 82 goals in 155 games at Blackburn, while they haven’t been too successful, and while he was at Huddersfield Town he scored 87 goals in 149 games.

In his career he has 337 total appearances with 181 goals.

Jordan seems a natural goalscorer – a player Newcastle want to bring in over the next couple of days of the transfer window.

Yesterday Newcastle were linked with 28 year-old AS Roma striker Seydou Doumbia and the Tyneside club are said to be in advanced negotiations to bring him in on loan for the rest of the season.

Newcastle are still said to be after West Brom striker Saido Berahino on a permanent deal and perhaps Loic Remy on a loan deal.

But the was news yesterday that it looked like Leicester City – that amazing club who are now 3 points clear at the top of the Premier League after being rock bottom just twelve months ago – are now favorites to win the race to sign the French International striker.

Loic would probably be the best option Newcastle have of getting a proven PL goalscorer through the door before Monday night, after we surprisingly missed out on a cheap £4M Charlie Austin of QPR, who went to Southampton a couple of weeks ago.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Premier League · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target




30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    took kk…I don’t think we have bid for Berahino at all and if we really wanted him then we would have tried earlier.

    It’s the same with our defense. These were suppose to be the priority?

    Ed…you have to be interested to miss out!

  • 2 will die for the toon army // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    I dont think we needed Rhodes.

    Berahino is another Austin. We never wanted both of them jst paper talk. No bids or inquires were ever approved with evidence.

    Our list was Dost and Lacazete now are now back to zero.

    Charnely surprise me.

  • 3 will die for the toon army // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    With two attacking full backs its going to b interesting.

    Two attacking wingers our football is going to b fast.

    Any one i wasnt impressed by Saviet not yet. I believe Colback will start ahead of him

  • 4 yorkymag // Jan 30, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    I was at Watford and
    I thought saviet looked more than ok at Watford ,he has quick feet covers the first ten yards real quick .i think just a little time to adjust to the physical nature of the prem .also Watford pitch is tight making central mid area a mess
    But I thought he did pretty well for first game in England

  • 5 Jib // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    Quote from this morning’s Indepenent

    “Newcastle have spent more than any club in the world during the January transfer window (Tianjin Quanhian of China are £1/2m behind them). ”

    IN THE WORLD

  • 6 Tsunki // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    Missed out? Oh dear well never mind.

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    expat,
    It’s JfA to you !

  • 8 Slank // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    Ed,

    Would it be more accurate to say that all 20 Premiership clubs miss out on top Championship player ?

    And why is that ? Do they know something that Boro doesn’t know ?

  • 9 Tsunki // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    Aye Jeff because we’ve panic bought more than anyone.

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:14 AM

    Can anyone remember if the money spend in the summer are a different financial year from what’s spend in January?

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    Jibberish,
    Shame we spent the least out of any club in the world that summer we finished fifth and the least in the world for eighteen months after we bought our way out of the mess we’d created. We might not be in the sh!te state we were had Mike Ashley have shown the leastr bit ambition previously.

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    **The least in the world of top flight clubs

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    **were=are

  • 14 Jail for Ashley // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    Jesper,
    What does it matter ?

  • 15 The overrated Frenchman // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    Desperation boulevard once again as we approach the end of the transfer window. [Ashley regime apologists look away now] Millions to spend, with the one unequivocal, unambiguous requirement a quality goalscorer – especially if McClaren’s spin on all these defeats is to be believed. But is it going to happen? Who’d bet their life on it? Not this bonny wee lad for sure and certain.

  • 16 Jib // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    jesperfuglsang – capt’n awesome of the lemon crew
    Can anyone remember if the money spend in the summer are a different financial year from what’s spend in January?

    Yes I can

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:19 AM

    Jibberish,
    I don’t think he was asking you !

  • 18 expatmag // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:19 AM

    JFA

    Lovely jubbly

    JIB wants to know if you can email him a menu……lol

  • 19 lochinvar // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    I see Rod Stewart has donated £10,000 to Carlisle United after the floods, that’s a decent move by a football daft legend.
    Meanwhile Mike Ashley spends more on January transfers than anyone else in the world ( apparently ) , hands out 50,000 free Everlast jackets ( have you seen what’s the fashion trend in Sunderland now ) and has no change for our near club neighbours that brought up that bairn Peter Beardsley. And we’re in the relegation zone.
    Doesn’t add up , literally.

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    Trying to figure out what’s behind these insane decisions! Cannot be all ignorance?

  • 21 expatmag // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Frenchman

    evening mate. Hope you are well in the Yarra Valley.

    beautiful evening here mate. Just chilling on my veranda in the early evening sun. The wife has just cooked up a nice meal and I am in the process of polishing off a nice little Wolf Blass yellow label shiraz.

  • 22 Jib // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    The overrated frenchtw@t

    bonny wee lad

  • 23 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:25 AM

    Jeff…you don’t have to copy and paste the whole question!

  • 24 expatmag // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:25 AM

    Lochinvar

    Rod is a legend……..and a tim too

  • 25 WestOzMag // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    Boring. I want signings not who we missed out on

  • 26 colwell // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    You can’t miss out on someone you never tried to get.

  • 27 lesh // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Nice one. The Charnley-Carr partnership’s not doing very well is it.

    Ah, well, I suppose they’ll say they tried but the lure of Middlesbrough was too great for Rhodes to resist!

  • 28 lesh // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Colwell

  • 29 lesh // Jan 30, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Colwell,

    Granted you can’t miss out if you don’t try but the question could also be why didn’t we try to sign Rhodes? Perhaps Carr didn’t feel the lad would be up to the rigours of the Prem? After all, Carr’s judgement has been important when he’s signed the likes of Thauvin, Cabella and other gems.

  • 30 The overrated Frenchman // Jan 30, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Jib@22 – Not sure exactly what the relevance is there, but I’m sure it’s all in fun.

    Expat – A little disappointed by your wine choice old son. Still, does the job I’m sure.




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