Newcastle United do not want to sell Gini Wijnaldum and if they do they will demand from Liverpool the type of deal we got when we sold Andy Carroll to them on January 31st, 2011 when Mike Ashley got involved and negotiated a deal where Liverpool paid £35M in cool cash up front.
The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle will not take any payments over a number of years for Gini as it sometimes done with transfers, which is how Newcastle used to operate when buying their players under Freddy Shepherd.
Gini Wijnaldum – will move to Liverpool for cool cash only
With Premier League clubs getting anywhere between £100M and £180M next May as part of the new three year Premier League deal Newcastle will demand cash up front and in full.
So if Gini is to be sold the Tyneside club want £27M in cash up front.
Good for them.
It seems like Mike Ashley is involved in this deal and the news is he’d prefer to keep the top stars at the club – as does Rafa Benitez.
If everything goes according to plan then Newcastle will be down below for a season and hopefully we can immediately start doing very well in the Championship so that will become obvious fairly quickly.
We suggested in an article yesterday that maybe Rafa would try to get some players in part exchange from Liverpool and that wouldn’t change the stance from Newcastle – we would simply demand the cash part of the player exchange deal to be paid up front.
The Newcastle hierarchy are said to be relaxed about things and will not be rushed into any deal by Liverpool and it’s good that Mike Ashley seems to be involved, since his strengths are in the financial side of things and in negotiations as he proved with the Andy Carroll deal.
There are various reports in the media that the medical for Gini could take place soon, but that’s probably being reported because the Liverpool squad leave for their American tour on Thursday and in the best possible case they would want Gini to be on the plane to the states.
Newcastle paid about £14.5M for the Dutchman last July and if the Reds do come up with the cash he will be allowed to leave.
The best case for Newcastle would be if Gini and Moussa Sissoko would stay for next season, but if they want to leave so be it – they will not be part of the “Rafalution” on Tyneside, which we are hoping will be extremely successful over the next few seasons.
Andros Townsend couldn’t get out of the door quickly enough last month and he ended up at Crystal Palace, so it’s a good question if that will be a step up for him at the small London club.
But footballers these days seem to think only of where they will be playing in the short-term, but of course to be fair to them they are also being pushed to move by their agents – who want to earn money off them.
Such is the state of modern day football – controlled by big money – and the Premier League has become a huge global business these days.