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Newcastle Ready To Increase Offer For Berahino

8:33 am, Monday, February 1st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

Newcastle are ready to go back in for West Brom striker Saido Berahino with an increased bid today to try to get their number one striker target to Newcastle – and if we can do that it will significantly increase  our chances of staying a Premier League club.

While most reports yesterday were that Newcastle went in with a club record £21M bid for the 22 year-old striker, the Independent is reporting it was £24M.

jeremy peace

Jeremy Peace – West Brom Chairman

Given that Jeremy Peace wants £30M and assuming Newcastle bid (only) £21M yesterday then a binary chop of the difference of £9M would suggest we should go in back in with a bid of around a £25.5M bid for a second attempt – maybe go back in with a £25M bid?

And if that is rejected then Newcastle have to decide at some point if West Brom will ever sell today.

That could mean a third bid or Newcastle simply give up and go after Bafe Gomis and try to get him signed along with Seydou Doumbia.

Mike Ashley seems really worried so maybe he will go all in with a £30M bid for Berahino?

That´s possible if unlikely at this point.

But it would then be really interesting what the Baggies would do if we did bid £30M – and it would be a real coup if Newcastle could end up with Berahino and Doumbia today.

It would be overpaying big time for Saido, yes – but if it saves our PL status it could be worth it.

But the word on West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace is he´s unlikely to sell today.

And if we cannot get Berahino in and Swansea refuse to sell back-up target Gomis to us – we should have another striker lined up – just in case.

But it´s still not clear how accurate that report is from south Wales that Swansea wont sell Gomis to us.

The Newcastle goal presumably today is to still sign two strikers but whether we can get a left-sided defender in looks difficult.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 will die for the toon army // Feb 1, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    This is jst boll@x talk.

  • 2 lochinvar // Feb 1, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Sky: Stoke City submitted a formal offer for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, which was turned down, according to sources
    Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle have also been in touch with Marseille in recent hours for the Belgian international, but Marseille remain resolute with their non-selling position.

    So how many strikers are we after exactly ?

    Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle have also been in touch with Marseille in recent hours for the Belgian international, but Marseille remain resolute with their non-selling position.

    So how many strikers are we after exactly ?

  • 3 toon kk // Feb 1, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Let’s get ready to rumble

  • 4 Blofal // Feb 1, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    Now the Remy deal has stalled with Leicester we should go back in for him.

    Remy and Doumbia up front together would be a nightmare for any defence.

  • 5 anthc // Feb 1, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    25mill is absolutely ludicrous!
    As much as I would like us to get him that’s ridiculous. I know it’s not my money but the concern for me is come the summer the purse strings may be tightened once again. Mclarens had 80 million in the two windows so is accountable now for our final league position.

  • 6 optimistic prime // Feb 1, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    I couldn’t disagree more with the posters saying defence was our should have been our main priority!

    We’ve been losing games because we don’t put our chances away, will a LB or CB solve that problem? NO

    Will we get 3 points and start winning games 0-0? That’s not a typo.

    Goals win games, end of story.

    With goal scorers we have a chance of winning matches 2-1 3-2 4-2 blah blah blah, you can’t win games if you don’t score.

    We have any amount of options at the back, not great but they are there. Barring Cisse we have no striker who can score regularly, upfront was always the priority and I don’t understand the thinking of a LB being priority.

    I’ve spoke at length to a few of the unwashed about Colback and they all say his best position and best performances came at LB. Stick him in there, also we’ve Anita Dummet and Mbabu who can play there.

    I’m happier with the window as it is, IMO it’s a damn sight better than relying on Rivierre upfront and signing a LB.

    Don’t get me wrong I’d love a LB and CB but goals are more important.

    Ps. Is it me or does that Peace guy look like Jeremy Clarkson with a skin head?

  • 7 will die for the toon army // Feb 1, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    If we dont get Berahino and he goes to Stoke then they will start complaining that Charnely isnot good at his job.

    Now you are saying the price is too high.

  • 8 optimistic prime // Feb 1, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Happy birthday to Rob Lee, 50 today.

    One of my all time favourites at NUFC

  • 9 stephen1971 // Feb 1, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    its not up to swansea if gomis goes or not as he has a 7 mill buy out clause, i think we were after him on loan till end of season,
    not a chance i,d pay 30 mill for ber, theres far better out there for that price

  • 10 croftus5678 // Feb 1, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    i need doumbia confirmed >.<

    after that i dont care about remy or berahino ect our priority should be a lb or rb as those are currently our 2 weakest areas with no cover for rb and hairdryer and mbabu injured.

  • 11 WWSBRD // Feb 1, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    On par with what we were talking about for Lacazette no?

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