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Gini Wijnaldum Could Be Closer To Being Sold

1:18 pm, Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 110 Comments

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.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Georginio Wijnaldum · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours




110 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bobbybee // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    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.

  • 2 bettyswallocks // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    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.

  • 3 Bobbybee // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    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. 😉

  • 4 Bobbybee // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    Betty, that was a bit spooky marra. 😉

  • 5 bettyswallocks // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Telepathy Bob.

  • 6 Jib // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Betty
    Has always been telepathetic !
    😀

  • 7 bettyswallocks // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Telepathy Bob. Great minds and all that.

  • 8 Bobbybee // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:49 PM

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

  • 9 bettyswallocks // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:53 PM

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

  • 10 welshgeordie9 // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    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.

  • 11 welshgeordie9 // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Enjoy the match everyone.

  • 12 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:54 PM

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

    🙂

  • 13 Bobbybee // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    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… 😉

  • 14 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    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.

  • 15 jane // Jun 16, 2016 at 1:58 PM

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

  • 16 jane // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:02 PM

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

  • 17 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:06 PM

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

  • 18 jane // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Stirling not a finisher is he

  • 19 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

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

  • 20 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

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

    49 million quid and he cant put that away

  • 21 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

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

  • 22 bettyswallocks // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:12 PM

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

  • 23 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Im going for a nil nil

  • 24 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    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.

  • 25 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Betty – can you explain the difference please? 🙂

  • 26 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    5 to 1 Ali gets sent off anyone

  • 27 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    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.

  • 28 davetoon // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:19 PM

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

  • 29 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Tsunki

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

  • 30 lesh // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    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!

  • 31 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Lesh

    I expect him to stay. He is still young.

  • 32 jane // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM

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

  • 33 bettyswallocks // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:22 PM

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

  • 34 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    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.

  • 35 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:24 PM

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

    Back rlto vorners, Harry

  • 36 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Sorry Jane Sean Wright-Phillips

  • 37 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Corners

  • 38 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:27 PM

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

  • 39 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Unlucky

  • 40 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:31 PM

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

    How many did we beat the by again last season?

  • 41 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Would anyone take Robson-Kanu ? Only seen him play at the euros but he is available on a free transfer !

  • 42 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Possible plus us ramsay looking to burn himself out at this rate

  • 43 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Lallana I thought of as flimsy has really impressed these last two games though. For an attacking player he is fairly outstanding in tackling around the park

  • 44 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    One way traffic here…….surely England must score

  • 45 jane // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    Hart should’ve got that?

  • 46 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    He he he

  • 47 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    There you are. Now we have to drive through a concrete wall.

  • 48 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Geez….football sometimes is so unfair

  • 49 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Hodgson will do what all England managers do. Stick with this formation and then make late subs with the wrong players. Expect Sturridge and Milner. Usual fare.

  • 50 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Jane

    My granny would have gone down quicker than that

  • 51 Average_Contents // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Fcuking joke Hart. What a knobber.

  • 52 expatmag // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    AC

    Hope Pep was impressed with that

  • 53 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    As usual a goal gives the opposition the measure of us and gives them swagger. It also displays the lack of motivation we have compared to other national sides.

  • 54 Mister Tuff // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    For starters need to get Stirling off -get a forward one who knows where the net is.
    Stirling should not have started especially after his last run out.

    What’s this about grannies going down – disgraceful.

  • 55 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Shearer summing up my previous match comment there. Loads of possession, loads of advantage, zero product.

    This game needs a lock picker like Vardy but I feel Sturridge, who needs chances on a plate and plenty of time, will be first up. Old fashioned Bassett thinking.

  • 56 anthc // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Dear me, ultimate sucker punch for England. Silly free kick and Joe hart should’ve saved that quite comfortably. Think bales done nowt other than the goal but I suppose that’s what counts!

  • 57 one fine day // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    Shite from mr head and shoulders one again . England’s number one?
    sterling how was he picked over Andros ?

  • 58 Mister Tuff // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    Woy will probably bring Milner on.

    Gamble and introduce Rashford.

  • 59 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Full credit to Wales, they observed our failings against teams that flatten their defensive mid and pack the area, and having Bale, Ramsey and Robson-Kanu to exploit our dodgy back four is icing in the cake for them. As we commit and dont produce, we may tire and they will be more likely to sink us with a second.

  • 60 Mister Tuff // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    or I suppose Stirling

  • 61 toonking // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    england 0-1 wales

    sterling shows even more poor form and missed a great chance and wales 1-0.

    I’m generally feeling frustrated that roy has not given vardy any time but now I hope he keeps vardy on the bench and puts sturridge or rashford. this is the very worst time to use vardy because wales will be sitting very deep. He might have worked if started against russia, would have been very good to bring on the minute we go ahead or could have been a swap for sterling at the start of this game but now he’ll be at his weakest.

  • 62 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Can’t gamble now. Vardy on.

  • 63 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Toonking, quite the opposite I feel. Vardy needs less space and is nippier and more instinctive. Imo

  • 64 Mister Tuff // Jun 16, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Forgot about Vardy – yes get him on..

  • 65 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    That FK looks even more saveable on replay

  • 66 toonking // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    tsunki

    If vardy were to come on i won’t in any way be fussed but what concerns me now is the welsh team can see our current bunch of forwards are in very poor form meaning everyone can crowd up on vardy.

    Might be worthwhile taking 2 players of and bringing on both vardy and sturridge and that is just what he has done.

  • 67 Jib // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Sturridge and Vardy on ?

  • 68 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Vardy and Sturridge. Ok.

  • 69 Mister Tuff // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Makes you wonder now why Sturridge and Vardy did not start.

  • 70 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Good spot Toonking I was going to agree. Roy has surprised me. If they work it right it could be 3-1 to us. Come on!

  • 71 Jib // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Joe Hart is a very good goalie.
    He drops a clanger
    All of a sudden he’s shite !
    Some people really ?

  • 72 toonking // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    If both sturridge and vardy scored will that make roy consider changing the starting 11 next game or will he still using the starting 11 seen today?

  • 73 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    We need to drag them wide more. Street Street across the middle, switch it with diagonal balls and make them run and tire out.

  • 74 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Street Street = stretch them

  • 75 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    All goalies drop clangers. Good ones don’t use competitions to do it. Not saying he’s crap but concentration make the the keeps.

  • 76 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Walker not as effective this time. Always to the by line and too much time faffing.

  • 77 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    All a bit clueless. I’m anticipating a tiring last ten minutes searching for a useless equaliser. No disrespect to Wales but if we can’t beat teams like this we shouldn’t have got on the ferry in the first place.

  • 78 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    I rest my case, Dammit! Should have started. Should have started.

  • 79 toonking // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    GOAL!!!!!

    VARDY

    If roy still doesn’t insist on starting vardy he really can be described as a pardew no2. Choosing players as starters based on past form rather than current form.

  • 80 jane // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    didn’t take long for Vardy to make a difference.

  • 81 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Look how two subs have changed the tempo. Learn something Roy.

  • 82 Uncertain Toon // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Makes it even more of a shame for Townsend as Sterling has flunked in the 2 games

  • 83 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Wales understandably reverting to defensive attrition again. Hope our new front two will be the key. Badly need to score now

  • 84 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Rashford could make a name here. Lallana off? Hmm

  • 85 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Not that kind of name ha ha 🙂

  • 86 toonking // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    lallana off rashford on, why not make these decisions when the score is 0-0.

  • 87 jane // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    as things stand England would have to beat Slovakia to be certain of qualifying.

  • 88 toonking // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    rather than do subs when we go 1-0 ahead in 72 minute russia. Ha he brought on vardy, or sturridge early in second half against russia we’d be 2 or 3 nil ahead by the time russia score a goal.

  • 89 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    This doesn’t look good Wales are seeing this out

  • 90 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Yet another absolutely crap wasted ball. Our delivery is a joke.

  • 91 Uncertain Toon // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Get it in the onion bag FFS

  • 92 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    This isn’t good enough. Even with a late goal we will struggle to go on. Another poor and badly motivated England side

  • 93 Uncertain Toon // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Hodgson oot

  • 94 Uncertain Toon // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Get in

  • 95 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    Phew! Learn anything, Roy?.

    Still think we will struggle in the comp though.

    Please don’t concede a late goal though lads, eh? 🙂

  • 96 toonking // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    goal, great flick by vardy and sturidges gets through to score .

    2-1

  • 97 AncientC // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    Bobbybee “I’ve gone England 2-1 at 17/2.”

    Good call.

  • 98 Uncertain Toon // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Bit tense that like!

  • 99 toonking // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    make this 11 the starting 11 next game, only give it back to kane and sterling when they prove more worthy whilch is something then are not at the minute.

  • 100 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Savage to his credit says England deserve it but I have to hand it to the Welsh the late winner was a sickener. Hats off to the game plan, technically poorest but tactically, motivationally superior.

  • 101 Mister Tuff // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Very lucky to win that- despite overall being a better side (individually?)

  • 102 AncientC // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Wales’ passing was terrible, England will have to improve to stand any chance against the better sides.

  • 103 AncientC // Jun 16, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    England 85% pass succession.
    Wales 62% pass succession.

  • 104 Bobbybee // Jun 16, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Nice little earner. 😉 had me sweating though. Need to improve on that however. Should finish top of the group now. Having taken Wishere I’d play him ahead of Rooney. Not saying Rooney was bad, he had a decent game, but Wishere plays there normally and is better imo.

  • 105 Average_Contents // Jun 16, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    GET IN!

    What a result.

    They’re crediting woy with his subs, they shouldn’t of been subs in the first place and should of started in place of sterling and kane who’d done fcukall in the previous game.

    Was it just me or did deli Ali look lethargic and a bit dopey. Usually as sharp as BandB’s tongue 😉

  • 106 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Yes allii looked a bit done and maybe stats say otherwise but some of his key passes were rank.

  • 107 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Maybe roy was deliberately holding Sturridge and Vardy back for later as secret weapons if we did well at the start? C C of the bag now, have to start these against Slovakia.

  • 108 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Can’t argue with Walker MoM. Tbf I expected him to flag after the Russia game, he did get a bit predictable in the corner but he ran his socks off and didn’t lose many.

  • 109 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Looks like Roy was keeping his powder dry with the two subs by his own admission. Nearly backfired.

  • 110 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 16, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    That has to be Stirlings last game for a while. 135 mins of tripe.

    On woy….it’s rare for any manager to make 2 changes at half time. Obviously kane and stirling look good in training. He deserves a little bit of credit at least for sticking to a dominant system, but changing the personel. We played Russia and Wales off the park. We just couldn’t score without an in form vardy and with a misfiring kane.




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