Newcastle Close To Bidding For Right-Back Target


Rafa Benitez wants to strengthen Newcastle in almost very position this summer and he has already said he will bring in some recruits from the continent, because they are cheaper than bringing in British players.

And to get the eight players or so Rafa wants, Managing Director Lee Charnley and Rafa will need to do some bargain deals like they did last summer.

There’s news on Italian site Calciomercato is that Newcastle have been asked by FC Copenhagen to pay out £3.3M for their right back Peter Ankersen.

Peter Ankersen – 26 year-old Copenhagen right back

The 26 year-old joined Copenhagen last summer after being on loan there from Red Bull Salzburg the previous season.

He has been in very good form for the club currently topping the Danish Superliga with 64 points from 26 games, 12 points above second placed Brondby.

He has 17 caps for Denmark since making his first team debut back in August, 2013, in a 3-2 loss to Poland.

Peter’s good form this season has attracted other clubs such as Galatasaray, Marseille and Valencia.

Newcastle will need to bring in some cheaper players, but they will also have to pay out the going rate for some of more established players Rafa will target this summer.

Looking through our records this seems the first time Newcastle have ever been linked with this player.

Ankersen has played 84 times for Copenhagen with 3 goals and 15 assists over the last two seasons and there were even reports yesterday we had put in a bid for this player.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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5 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    May 12, 2017 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Hibbitt – never mind what the stalker carl said today. I posted about it 2 days ago – ie 12 summer signings all Rafa’s.

    We do not know the list of what Carr presented to his colleagues and where the players were within the list.
    One we know about is Deli Alli – Carr recommendation.

    Anyway if Carrs number 1 on the list was too expensive for Charnley/Tubbs/Moncur/Manager – they would have said no.
    And the next down the list checked out and so on.
    Granted some of the signings were probably not needed/required by the manager but did the sniff of a profit colour judgement.

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  • posada

    May 12, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #2

    How can anybody defend Graham Carr.
    Who appointed SM.
    Not Charnley, no football knowledge.
    Moncur, no influence.
    MA don’t think so.
    Who thought JC would be ok until the end of the season.

    He had the title Chief Scout, but was more than that.
    He was MAs football adviser.
    You can’t defend the signings of Riviere or Saivet.
    Or De Jong for that matter, he’d had a serious injury/health issue the season before we showed up and gave him a big contract.

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  • benjohnsen

    May 12, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Seriously???? Peter Ankersen. If that is our ambitions then forget about top half finish. The guy didn’t make it at Rosenborg in Norway nor Red Bull Salzburg and is back home in Denmark. When he was in Norway he was home sick and left after half a year of unimpressive displays.

    No thanks

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  • benjohnsen

    May 12, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Seriously???? Peter Ankersen. If that is our ambitions then forget about top half finish. The guy didn’t make it at Rosenborg in Norway nor Red Bull Salzburg and is back home in Denmark. When he was in Norway he was home sick and left after half a year of unimpressive displays.

    No thanks

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  • posada

    May 12, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Ben
    Perhaps he has Mondial as an agent.
    Works wonders.

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