Newcastle Could Lose Out On This Target Because Of More Indecision


Everton FC seems to be going crazy in the transfer market this summer and there is news today in the Portuguese media from A Bola that the Toffees have had a bid of €16M (£14M) rejected by Benfica for 28 year-old Newcastle central midfield target Andres Samaris.

The offer was turned down.

The Toffees have spent around £85M this summer including paying out £25M yesterday with £6M potential add-ons for Burnley center-back Michael Keane

Michael Keane became Ronald Koeman’s sixth summer signing after Spanish U21 striker Sandro Ramirez had also joined from Malaga for £5.3M earlier yesterday – another player we had been linked with earlier this year.

28 year-old midfield target Andres Samaris – Everton have bid for him

Other players signed by Koeman include former Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for an initial £25M, midfielder Davy Klaassen for £4MM, forward Henry Onyekuru for £7M.

Andreas Samaris has been linked strongly with Newcastle this summer and it looks like he will be allowed to leave Benfica after joining them three years ago from Olympiacos for £8.8M.

A week ago O Jogo were reporting Newcastle and Benfica were still trying to negotiate a fee for Samaris and say Newcastle offered €15M (around £13M) for the 28 times capped Greek International with Benfica turning down the offer.

They report Benfica still want the full €20M for their player – which is around the £17.6M – more than what Everton are said to have bid.

But if we now have an auction between the two Premier League clubs for Samaris that would not be good for Newcastle.

And with Everton trying to move in to hijack any deal with Newcastle,  that should ask the question of the Magpies how high a priority is is Andreas Samaris as a transfer target this summer?

Newcastle could even move to cheaper alternatives and we could pay the price for showing indecision again, much like we bartered for weeks before we agreed the deal to sign Florian Lejeune from Eibar.

Fans are expecting more signings  at the moment since  it was learned that Managing Director Lee Charnley had told the Fans Forum a week ago that signings would be announced soon by Newcastle.

That started with long term target Florian Lejeune coming in for £8.8M on Monday and that signing seemed to be well received by fans, although as we said earlier it took weeks (and weeks)  for Newcastle to agree terms with Eibar.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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32 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Or we could miss out cos we are not that arsed

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Mark – exactly paper talk.

    Never spending 17 million on him.

    On the note of Huddersfield they are still my idea of 20th place. With all their signings.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Mark
    I’d go with your theory

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #4

    In fact my prediction:

    18th – Burnley 29 points
    19th – Brighton 28 points
    20th – Huddersfield 26 points

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #5

    OneAlanshearer

    Where do ya put Newcastle mate??

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Alan/shire

    Its getting silly now, isn’t it? Breaking news…Newcastle set to miss out on Wayne Rooney because we didnt bid for him and he wouldnt play anywhere in england bar Man u and Everton 😀

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Off topic but how do the FIFA fair play rules work when the likes of Chelsea can give Abrahams a 5 year contract at 50k a week then loan him out to another PL club and then sign a replacement for 30 million?

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #8
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Mark,
    Yeah it’s starting to take the p1ss now. Telling me we’ve bid on every player we’ve been linked with 😀

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Jib

    Tut tut, no Z in xenophobe.

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Galatasaray manager Igor Tudor has knocked back the Anita transfer
    He hadn’t realised Vurn was so small !!!!

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Rotund fella
    That must be why I spelled it with an “X” in my user name you thick-headed blind pillock

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Would love to take that greasy smile off penfolds face once and for all don’t believe anything this man say he’s been proven a lier before.and will lie again for Ashley, if we start with the players we have God help us, and believe me Tottenham could put us to the sword in our first game back in premiership after we beat them 5 . 1 in the last premiership game before being relegated.

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Arsenal
    €60 million for Lacazette

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  • toon kk

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Unless we start spending some serious money on real quality our premier league status will be short lived. FACT!

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Cold Alxandre be the new Thierry Henry that Gooners fans have been waiting for ?

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #17

    could – even

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Alexandre even
    ha ha ha

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #19

    We were never going to compete with the top 10 clubs
    with fees for player this window FACT

    A season of consolidation FACT

    Rafa knows what he’s doing FACT

    Once we’ve banked some PL money we will compete FACT

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  • ToonRich

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Is it me, or does that training gear look cheap and nasty?!! Where did the burgundy come from for the management jackets?!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #21

    It turns out we were after Mickey Rooney not Wayne Rooney until Mike found out he had passed on. Simple mistake really….. Mickey would have been cheaper I suppose…..

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Toonrich
    The Chinese (our new sponsors are Chinese) considr red a lucky colour
    The fans would NEVER accept red
    I think the burgundy is a compromise

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib rafa might know what has doing does not mean them upstairs will back him time will tell, if they where really behind the manager think the players we needed would have been got before training started ,only my opinion bro.

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  • kc2012

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Arsenal now have Sanchez, Lacazette, Giroud, Welbeck, Lucas Perez, Joel Campbell and Alex Iwobi as senior strikers. Shows how far behind the top clubs we actually are really. Wouldnt be surprised if someone goes in for Welbeck and gets him relatively cheap. I’d take him at the Toon anyday if he could stay fit

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #25

    It puts me in mind of This
    We played some great games with this away strip

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Huddersfield has signed 3 players now. I won’t say they’re decent. The new one, Mounie might be their Riviere. But they’re getting on with it. What about us Mikey? Do we have transfer funds or not?

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #27

    kc2012
    Welbeck is a 100 percenter
    He’s 26 – the same age as Shearer when he joined the Toon
    Wth the right coaching and set up who knows what he could do ?

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #28

    G2
    Huddersfield have actually signed 5

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Yep to welbeck.
    Wonder where mahrez will end up if sanchez doesn’t leave arsenal.
    Won’t be nufc obviously.

    Jazzy – it very much depends on signings but as it stands I’d say 17th. If we get a new spine including a 20 goal a season striker I’d say 12th.

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  • kc2012

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Jib

    Exactly, good age and loads of experience. Not sure if we’d be ambitious enough to go in for him but i’d be very happy if we did. I can imagine Arsene would certainly be tempted to sell now though.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 5, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #31

    JIB – Toonrich
    The Chinese (our new sponsors are Chinese) considr red a lucky colour
    The fans would NEVER accept red
    I think the burgundy is a compromise

    Agree we wouldn’t accept red in the same way as the Cardiff Bluebirds were painted over but we do have Red numbers on the first team kit and a hint of it in the flag on the club crest so as a trim maybe its acceptable.

    Haven’t seen the training kit but no reason why that couldn’t have been black with some white flashes and a hint of red which might have been classy ?

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #32

    If Arsenal lose Sanchez and gain Lacazette then they’re worse off so I’m not expecting anything different from them. If they keep Sanchez and sign Lacazette (done deal) then I think they could win the league!

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