Newcastle Seem To Have Moved Too Late For This Talented Dutchman


There were reports coming out of Holland yesterday that Newcastle were ready to make a bid for top 20 year-old Ajax defender Jairo Riedewald.

Riedewald can play in defense as a center-back or full back and can also play in defensive midfield and like all players who have come through the Ajax Youth Academy he is very good technically.

He has already played 93 times for the Ajax first team with 3 goals and 3 assists, which tells you how good a player this lad already is.



Jairo made his debut for the Ajax first team in December 2013 as a 17 year-old in the KNVB Cup match against IJsselmeervogels, with Riedewald coming on for Daley Blind under then Ajax manager Frank de Boer.

Ajax are prepared to sell the player with new manager Marcel Keizer saying Riedewald can go to raise cash for new players coming in.

The news is in Voetbal International that Newcastle are keen on the talented youngster, who seems just the type of young, talented player we should be bringing into Newcastle.

Newcastle are reported to be ready to pay the €10M fee (£8.8M) but there’s one problem with all of this.

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It seems new Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer has already moved in for the defender and it has to be odds on that Crystal Palace will beat Newcastle to a second player this week.

This was after Frank beat Newcastle and signed 21 year-old Chelsea  midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan for the season earlier this week.

We’ll have to wait and see, but the London press are reporting it’s almost a done deal already that Riedewald will sign on at Crystal Palace and that Riedewald will join his former manager.

It’s a pity if that happens, because this 20 year-old is just the type of good young player Rafa Benitez could have developed at Newcastle into a top class player.

Not sure how many players Newcastle have missed out on so far this summer, but we must start turning this thing around – and soon too.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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32 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #1

    3 signings today would definitely calm the nerves……….. lol

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  • Phil K

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #2

    It is WAAAAAAY beyond a joke now with the penny pinching of the fat baldy twat to impress promise-breaking Ashley. If I was Rafa, I’d walk.
    Even bloody Championship clubs are outbidding us apparently, even when they don’t have the money Wolves, Fulham, Villa.
    We DO and won’t part with it
    Last straw is being loaded by Ashley and his Igor.
    The crack of breaking spine will be heard all over the Premier League and make us red hot favourites to go down

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed, Palace didn’t beat us to anybody mate. The lad said he wanted to stay in London. In fact, he went into great detail about staying close to home. It’s a problem with being so far from London that young lads brought up there aren’t always grown up enough to make a big move for their career’s sake. We can’t force them to move away from mummy’s apron strings unfortunately. Palace didn’t beat us to him, we simply were never in the race.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #4

    “Riedewald will sign on at Crystal Palace and that Riedewald will join his former manager.”

    He wants to play for Frank de Boer. End of story.

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  • Phil K

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #5

    ……….again

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #6

    we seem to move that slow all the players were after already signed with other clubs, now we all know this Chinese consortium was a con job again just like the last time Ashley wanted to sell season tickets he pulled out I am selling the club out the bag and we all fell for that one not this one though Ashley, don’t back rafa and he walks then expect a whole new ball game of trouble heading your way simple as that

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Hibbit

    Aye and it might stop all the niggle on here…for about 5 mins 😀

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  • hibbit

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Riedewald is one Frank de Boer boys was only ever going to join Palace

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  • hibbit

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Markaccus
    that long !!!!!!

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  • BenbulbenMag

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Bobby, Ron

    Completely agree. We were never in the race for either of these two players.One because of location and the other because of ties to their former manager.

    It would be interesting to see how many players we have actually tried to get and lost out on.

    To put together a realistic list might calm a few nerves:

    Tammy Abraham

    Can anyone add any other targets that we really tried for and lost? (to the best of our imperfect knowledge of course)

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #11

    we should have sorted all our targets out as soon as we were promoted, the club hasn’t acted quick enough and waiting for money from sky ect ect is a damn disgrace the club should have money to spend on players that can keep us in the league at this rate relegation is a cert end of may simple as that and no it isn’t doom mongering its a bloody well known fact simple as that

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Jib yes I did as they ask me but I never said I was getting one I’ll stick with my old original ones till Ashley leave our club

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  • Jack Root

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Ben
    Tom Cairney. He probably used our interest to extend his contract with Fulham on improved terms.

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #14

    I also noticed Ashley has no problems taking stakes into other companies but when it comes to buying top quality players it doesn’t happen shows where his loyalties lies doesn’t it, he has to sell the club end off the way I see it now

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #15

    It’s being reported that Newcastle have made an £8.5m take it or leave it offer to Norwich for Jacob Murray. I take it they will leave it.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #16

    Bobby
    I think it dreaming if u think our youth set up doesn’t need investment but let’s see in 5 years how many players in top level squads come from our youth set up

    On Ashley his remit when he came in was to build for the future so not sure how he wouldn’t of thought of it?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #17

    Hibbit

    if we are lucky.

    We are missing out on targets, but not for the reasons people seem to twist it into. Appart from Semedo (apparently), the others have either been stopped by their current clubs and sent elswhere, or the players themselves have been scared to come too far north in case they get a nose bleed…. or maybe they are scared of wildlings coming down from nahhth of tha wahhl, send a raaaven, John snurr ya b@astod

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #18

    I’ve also noticed Ashley chooses to spend his own money where and when he likes. Who’d have thought that eh? 🙂 Does somebody else decide where you spend your money? Can’t recall anybody telling me where I can spend mine like. Not without get told where to go anyway.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #19

    At last WWSBRD, let’s wait and see. 🙂 Rafa’s already brought bought kids in and I’m sure he’ll continue along those lines. We won’t know for a while how successful it will turn out, but wait and see is a good idea imo.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #20

    Bobbybee
    Have you got a lot of money to spend? Maybe you can buy us a top quality striker.
    We’ll sing your name every time he scores!!!! Ha!

    Seriously I hope we get some good news soon, what a club!

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #21

    If young French players want to be close to Uncle Arsen in London that’s fine – after all London is effectively the fifth largest French town by population.

    The Dutch lad may be tempted by working with Frank De Boer but Palace is well Palace. In fact Newcastle is a much better destination for the Dutch as we have many links with Holland, the Ferry over is fun and daily flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam ( and Paris connections for that matter ) mean home is closer than you think without the hassle of grim Heathrow. Just hope that Charnley and co. are

    By the same token we should be awash with Spanish and Merseyside players due to Rafa’s presence.

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  • nut meg

    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #22

    novocastrian
    Northern Echo are saying 10m..take it or leave it.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #23

    Excuse me, we were never in the race to sign certain players due to location and/or already played for the manager of another interested club, what a load of rubbish, the plain fact is we have a good well known manager but that isn’t enough to hide the fact that we are still a club which is rotten to the core, location is an excuse used to say no, look at Rob Lee, no to Boro as they were to far north, he came to us though, but why, because KK with SJH made us attractive, now Rafa has an attraction for players but the club as whole is so ugly that attractive players say no thanks, and as far as being reunited with a previous manager goes, well I don’t see Pepe Reina doing hula hoops to rejoin Rafa, so why is that, is it Rafa, or is it the rest or the club, personally, I very much doubt that it’s Rafa.

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  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #24

    Novo
    The offer to Norwich is £10 million

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  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #25

    I know it’s to sell tickets and is a bit tongue-in-cheek.

    But

    This Mayweather/McGregor thing is getting very WWE

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  • Spoof

    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #26

    Bobbybee @18

    I assume your not married then, if you are then your a very lucky man lol.

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #27

    the way I am seeing it now spoof is we have no intention on signing any more players, if the club thinks that team can stay in the league then they are obviously as blind as a bat, even last season they were bloody lucky at times we need at least 7 top quality signings really or its bust

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  • Spoof

    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #28

    Jib

    Personally I find the Mayweather/McGregor antics a bit tedious, I thought that the AJ/Klitchko respect for each other far more interesting and I also believe that it held the sport in a better light.

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  • Slank

    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #32

    lochinvar

    Heathrow is but one option to get from London to Holland and Paris.

    I prefer taking the train. Which is easy from London but not Newcastle. No hassle about the need to hang around airports for hours then be crammed into a noisy jet as you would at Newcastle and Heathrow airports.

    The downside of London, unlike Newcastle, is you cannot take a ferry to Holland and as far as I know there are no ferries to Paris from either Newcastle or London or anywhere else in the UK but which professional footballers would ever consider taking a ferry ?

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