There’s a Mirror report out today that is both short and explosive.
It says that Newcastle will not pursue a deal to bring Andros Townsend back to Newcastle and that we have also had a £12M bid for Stoke City striker Joselu tuned down.
Rafa is said to be furious at the state of affairs.
It’s a surprise that Stoke would quickly turn down Newcastle’s second offer for Joselu and £12M seems a decent deal for the Potters given he was signed for less than half that from Hannover two years ago.
Joselu was signed for £5.75M, and he hasn’t exactly had a fantastic time of things at Stoke City, so it seems that £12M is a good offer from the Magpies.
Stoke City striker Joselu
The question now is whether Newcastle will go back in with an increased offer, but Joselu’s almost as expensive as our top striker target – Lucas Perez of Arsenal – who is available for £13.4M.
In fact, Perez could turn out to be cheaper than Joselu.
The common sense thing to do for Newcastle now would be to bid £12M for Lucas Perez (maybe even less) and see what the response we get from Arsene Wenger – that’s very nearly the fee the Gunners are asking for Perez.
And Perez showed last season he can play very well in the Premier League when he gets a chance.
The 28-year-old Spaniard scored 7 goals and had 5 assists in 21 games for Arsenal in all competitions.
What do you think?
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