Clubs Will Be Disappointed In Attempts To Sign Newcastle Star


News today that Rafa Benitez’ former club Napoli are interested in signing 25 year-old Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle in the summer transfer window, with the news being reported in Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Napoli did well last season and have already qualified for the group stages of the Champions League by finishing second in the Italian League, a full 9 points behind Champions Juventus – so they will get a cash windfall for that next season.

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Gini Wijnaldum in action last season

We paid around £14.5M for Gini from PSV last August and if Rafa wants to sell the player this summer we could even make a profit on him since the inconsistent Wijnaldum scored 11 goals for us, was out top scorer and showed he would be a good player in a winning team.

But Rafa also made it clear that he will decide the futures of all the Newcastle stars and not them or their agents.

Rafa had this to say yesterday in the Chronicle:

“I think that we have to analyze every single situation – every single case.”

“We said what we said before: We want to keep the squad as strong as possible and then we will analyze every single case, but we will try to do the best for the team.”

And Newcastle already issued a statement following Moussa Sissoko’s uncalled for outburst about wanting to join Arsenal last Tuesday, which was not surprisingly very similar:

“We have had enquiries for some of our players, but our position remains the same.”

“We want to retain and build a very strong squad at Newcastle United for the forthcoming season and that is absolutely what we will do.”

“We will always act in the best interests of the club and the squad.”

Premier League clubs Everton and Southampton are also said to be interested in signing Wijnaldum this  summer, but Newcastle are in a decent financial condition and don’t need to sell any players; that should become clearer as the summer progresses.

It completely depends on whether Rafa Benitez wants to keep Gini at the club as to whether he is sold or not.

We think Rafa will want to keep the Dutchman at Newcastle to help us get promoted straight back to the Premier League.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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67 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Houdoe Gini!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Jij lui k€t !

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #4

    We need a really angry super fan to come on ranting that all the regular posters are not posting because of the regular posters posts and that might make people start posting again!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #5

    C@
    Ha ha, cringe worthy!

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  • BandB

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Not a word of congratulation from loyal bloggers about our record goalscorer being awarded the CBE for his services to North East charities.
    Is he paying the price for his lack of “positivity” in recent years?

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Clin We weren’t the only ones that noticed his performance last night then lol

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #8

    BandB
    Sorry I don’t believe in the honours system.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Clinath

    Haha.

    Look, look at me everyone, I’m great.

    First class tit lol.

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  • BandB

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Neither do I Charlie.
    But the work itself deserves our recognition.
    I suspect a CBE for our owner this morning would have stirred some wordy tributes.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Wannabe first class AC…. 😉
    Not very subtle was he lads?

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Ant and Dec got an OBE each

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Didn’t even know BandB, until you mentioned it on the last thread.

    Shearer finally called it (the running of the club) as he seen it and imo it was long overdue so I don’t know why he gets slagged (like you said, recently)

    Yes he’s a bit boring and yes he might have animosity towards the parasite.

    People saying he’s bitter about what happened have to surely realise that wouldn’t he of spoken out and been critical pretty much straight away.

    It’s only over the last 2 years he’s been outspoken against the regime.

    Anyway it’s breakfast time 🙂

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #14

    Shearer’s gong isn’t mentioned on the BBC sports pages.

    And a knighthood for Rod Stewart? What!!!

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  • BandB

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #15

    And Sissoko should get an Oscar.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #16

    BandB,
    I don’t think that many people knew about it tbh.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #17

    How come Brian Clough never got a knighthood?

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  • manxpie

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Haha funny as fusk that! Sisko btw hasn’t been let down by bad management he just isn’t very good unless he actually tries which isn’t very often
    he has been inconsistent his entire career that isn’t by chance!
    And on janmaat he isn’t a good RB

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #19

    What I’m trying to say is (wasn’t very clear in my last post)

    Talking about how he was treated not long after it happened is different from having an opinion and speaking out over the way the club has been ran over the last two years (a lot know it’s a lot longer than that)

    Hence I think he should of said something earlier.

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  • manxpie

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #20

    And on janmaat he isn’t a good RB as he can’t defend so how can he be a good RB when he can’t do his primary job?

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  • Barton

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #21

    @17
    Its a national disgrace that B Clough has never been Posthumously Knighted,espec,in todays world when you can be honoured for 5 mins of z-list fame.

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  • magscar

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #22

    I am totally against the mainly politically driven honours system so would find it hypocritical to recognise it by celebrating the award of one to a person even if I may feel there was some reason he/she deserved recognition.

    Shearer had his local recognition when he retired from the game several years ago and that was more meaningful to me. He hasn’t done much since to warrant further celebration. He was vilified at PL grounds whilst playing for us – a point which riled SBR but is part of the game and always was. I remember Bobby Moore getting stick at SJP.

    As to why some have seemingly been overlooked perhaps they turned down the offer – you are approached beforehand. Cloughie was never “establishment” so wouldn’t surprise me if was one such

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  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #23

    BanB

    How can any system that gives a gong to Ant and Dec really lacks credibility. They’re without character and an embarrassment to the Geordie nation!

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  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #24

    Whoops

    * How can a system… = A system that awards…

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  • expatmag

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #25

    As a former regular poster, I have found paint drying more interesting than some of the shyte posted on here recently.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #26

    Rod Stewart deserved his Knighthood for “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” on it’s own.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #27

    Shearer got his award because of his charity work in recent years.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Does that mean I should get an OBE for my donations to World Vision and Save the Children fund?

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  • expatmag

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Just watching England getting thrashed by Australia in the rugby…..lol

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #30

    Please do regale us with your tales of 1980’some Melbourne, your fondness of chilled white wine and your lovely Russian wife expat, the blog was enthralled!

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  • expatmag

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #31

    But a good coneback from the Poms though…..interesting game

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  • expatmag

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #32

    More interesting than the daily crap we have to endure from you, JFA

    Even Welshie is more interesting than your constant drivel

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Van Gaal thought that Janmaat the best right back available to Holland. Which kinda suggests he might well have something to offer Newcastle under Benitez.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #34

    expat – morning – meaning to ask you what this story is all about – certainly strange happenings in your country’s Northern Territory.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/kangaroo-captured-mating-pig-northern-australia-1564831

    What’s going on here, what’s it all about.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #35

    That would be a matter of opinion expat!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #36

    Why did you leave England for down under, couldn’t handle the weather, ahh bless his little cotton socks, English man taking the piss out of the English.

    couldnt make it up.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #37

    JFA

    Your tarnished reputation precedes you on this blog. That, is clearly evident judging by the amount of backs you have managed to get up over the years

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  • expatmag

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #38

    TUFF
    Dont ask me, mate…..they are feral up there.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #39

    “Roo rooting”has long been a favourite pastime of all manner of Australian fauna. No biggie.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Considering you are a wrlshman, why are you so interested?

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