Gini Wijnaldum Could Be Closer To Being Sold


Newcastle United midfielder Gini Wijnaldum has been linked with a move to Roma for several weeks now, with other clubs like West Ham and Everton also being interested in the 25 year-old Dutch International.

Roma have just sold Miralem Pjanic to Juventus for around £25M, so they are flush with money – but if reports are true it will take that £25M and more to capture Wijnaldum from Newcastle.

Mateo Kovacic has struggled to get games at Real Madrid since Rafa Benitez signed him for the top Spanish club last summer and it seems that Roma would like to take the Croatian star on loan.

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Gini Wijnaldum – Roma link getting stronger

So it could depend on whether Real Madrid are willing to loan out the 22 year-old Croatian for next season and it appears they are not.

Real want to sell him and according to Football Italia they want €30M for him too, which Roma’s Sporting Director Walter Sabatini thinks is too much and will now turn to other targets.

The reports are that Roma are to meet with Newcastle this week, presumably to discuss a potential deal for Gini Wijnaldum.

Newcastle are said to want £30M for Gini and we suspect that will also seem excessive to Roma, so things could very quickly come to an end if indeed there is a meeting between Roma and Newcastle set up for this week.

We doubt there will be a meeting and what Roma will want to know first is the fee Newcastle have put on Gini’s head – and if it’s £30M there’s presumably no need for a meeting.

Maybe the fee is only 30M which is around £23.6M – but that would also be a good price for Newcastle.

The best chance we have of getting the biggest fee for Gini is from a Premier League club – like Everton – who have  a new owner and new manager in Ronald Koeman, who is said to be keen on getting his fellow Dutchman Wijnaldum to The Toffees.

Everton could also be willing to make a big splash in the transfer market to impress their fans they really mean business.

If Newcastle are to do deals for a few of their star players like Gini – then it would be good if the deals are done early in the summer to give Rafa sufficient time to bring in suitable replacements.

And with Gini not involved with the Euro 2016 tournament, he could be the first one out of the door this summer.

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110 comments so far

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Whoever goes, it needs to be sorted rapidly so we can line up replacements before the season starts. Rafa does right to ask top dollar for our wantaway ‘stars’. They are under contract after all. Maybe Rafa has in mind cash and player moves? Roma must have somebody we can use after all. Either way, Rafa will do what’s best for Newcastle and not the players and that is what really matters.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Where’s the rarebit. He must be fearing the worst. Welshie your boys are going to take a hell of a beating.
    Pi..ed myself at the blow up Welsh sheep draped in the Welsh flag.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #3

    ARE YOU THERE WELSHIE?!!! Might hear if i shout. 🙂 Can’t give you any back up today matey m’laddo, but looking forward to a decent game all the same. I’ve gone England 2-1 at 17/2. Can’t go to nil, not with Bale playing and i think it will be tight. As Albania showed, no easy games in this one. 😉

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Betty, that was a bit spooky marra. 😉

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Telepathy Bob.

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  • Jib

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Betty
    Has always been telepathetic !
    😀

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Telepathy Bob. Great minds and all that.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Betty, prefer great minds think alike to ‘fools seldom differ’ all day long. 😉

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Jib….. Some people are wise and some are otherwise. Your wheel is still turning but the hamster is dead.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Bobby

    Be happy with point to be honest mate, more pressure on your team now you didn’t win your first match, it’s going to be a tough match for us, I’m sure the slagging off and the insults will come my way after the match if we lose but at the end of the day, England have a better squad so surely you are the favourites today, I will be on later after the match.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Enjoy the match everyone.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #12

    I have Wales on work sweepstake !! COME ON !!

    🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Right, my brother’s arrived to watch the game with us, so I’ll say farewell for now. Come on England! It’s coming home, it’s coming home it’s coming… football’s coming home… 😉

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #14

    I, however do not share the heady optimism that England will walk over the Welsh today. There is a levelling aspect in that this is an in-house “English game” head to head and as such it is a cup final if you like. So no certainty. I wasn’t impressed by the lack of output against Russia consider consider domination. And our back four are not great at all. We will see. I’m not looking forward to welshie popping back on if we lose or draw though. 😐 Sorry to be a pessimist here, but this is England.

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  • jane

    Jun 16, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #15

    England drew with Russia
    Slovakia beat Russia
    Wales best Slovakia
    therefore..

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  • jane

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #16

    knew Hodgson would pick the same team.
    don’t expect England to win.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Wales parking the bus strategy fairly obvious straight away. Going to be difficult again.

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  • jane

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Stirling not a finisher is he

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Sterling as good as usual. Should have been a goal but of course if Vardy was on…

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  • expatmag

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Fcuk me….how much did shitty pay for him??????

    49 million quid and he cant put that away

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Too true Jane. For this game Vardy was a no brainer. it’s his type of game

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Jane…….. Are you Jib in feminine mode?

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  • expatmag

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Im going for a nil nil

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #24

    sterling is another SWP. He’s had his payday and has probably reached his ceiling already. All he has to do now is lose pace with age and he will follow SWP’s career path. Be great if he does come on this tournament but I have a feeling we’ve seen enough of sterling already. Just my opinion.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Betty – can you explain the difference please? 🙂

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  • expatmag

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #26

    5 to 1 Ali gets sent off anyone

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #27

    Wales should be more than happy with a point. If they do and get three in their last game they are famously through and we are on the ferry home. Quite correctly they will sit close to goal and try and get bale and Robson-Kan Do to murder us on a break.

    Come on England man, just one break through and they have to open up. Then we would have a good chance of more.

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  • davetoon

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #28

    You can see why Vardy was thinking about moving to Arsenal. If you dont play for a ‘big’ club they just dont rate you

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  • expatmag

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Tsunki

    Only problem is yhat England are crap. They should beat yhe Welsh by 5 but you just know it will be tight

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  • lesh

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #30

    Let’s hope that if Gini’s sold, the deal’ll include a sell-on clause – say 20% of anything over what’s been paid to us.

    And, from previous post, Mbemba’s said how much he’s improved under Rafa (come and get ma?), but he doesn’t say how much he’s looking forward to continuing his career with us.

    Cynic? Mois? Oui!

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  • expatmag

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #31

    Lesh

    I expect him to stay. He is still young.

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  • jane

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #32

    i had to google SWP doesn’t make me Jib 😐

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki…… A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s . She changes it more often.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #34

    What is it with Hart and those shoddy kicks short of the right of the half way? Count how many he’s done it’s torture.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #35

    What the hell was that?????????

    Back rlto vorners, Harry

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Sorry Jane Sean Wright-Phillips

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  • expatmag

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Corners

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #38

    Sterling decision- making? Still young I suppose. Make something of this FK.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #39

    Unlucky

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  • expatmag

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #40

    Hadnt realised there are FIVE spurs players in the starting line up here.

    How many did we beat the by again last season?

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