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Newcastle Made Dramatic Late £15M Bid For Algerian Striker

7:18 am, Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Every one of Newcastle´s bids to bring in either a left back or additional striker failed yesterday – and news today that we seem to have made a bid for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani, which was turned down.

Newcastle´s bid was said to be around £15M for the 27 year-old 41 times capped Algerian International.

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Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani

Everton had been after the striker in January but the Portuguese side did not sell to either of the Premier League clubs.

The Toffees bid was £13M so we suppose Newcastle made a last gasp effort to have the bid accepted by going £2M above the Everton bid.

Slimani joined Sporting from Algerian side CR Belouizdad in 2013 and he has scored 46 goals in 93 appearances in Portugal – so he´s a goalscorer alright.

Newcastle were reported to have bid for the Algerian last summer, so we have been following the player for a while now.

The Magpies were willing to spend money yesterday like there was no tomorrow – and we bid £24M for Saido Berahino of West Brom but the Baggies just wouldn´t sell their England U21 International striker.

Many times yesterday I had to pinch myself since it seemed we were back in the 1990s with Freddy Shepherd back in charge and trying to spend money like it grew on trees.

🙂

The summer transfer window is likely to be a huge one for Newcastle, but first we have to somehow survive in the Premier League.

There may be no tomorrow if we are relegated in May.

The next 15 league games are crucial to the future of Newcastle United.

There´s no doubt about that and it starts tomorrow night at Goodison Park.

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




6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 catchy in norway // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:20 AM

    Ed

    You might as well have said NUFC made a late bid for Austin. He didn’t come so it didn’t matter

  • 2 hibbitt // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    anyone got a list of players out loans what every ?

  • 3 CookyToon // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:25 AM

    Don’t expect too much at the Everton game tomorrow with the same team as what started against Watford, can’t see Doumbia starting and Perez keeping his place over Townsend after the contract extension.

    Judge the new outfit from West Brom onwards on Saturday where I think Mitro and Perez will make way for the new boys.

  • 4 Bambams // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    What’s the latest for LB position ?
    Is Dummet or Mbabu fit

  • 5 smoke beer, drink tabs // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    I am not denying the investments made in the last 2 transfer windows have been great, best part of 80m. But if we had of invested that money steadily over the last 2 seasons we would be in a much better position. We spent big in Jan cos we are in the sh1t. we now need to keep building and not just spend when we absolutely need to

  • 6 kilcline // Feb 2, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    I really hope we can nick a point at Everton and then stuff West Brom!!




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