Newcastle Could Still Close This Striker Deal Before Tomorrow Night


The Northern Echo are reporting this morning that Fulham have finally submitted a bid of £15M for Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle.

That follows reports of yesterday they had already bid £18M for the striker but Chronicle reporter Lee Charnley says that no bid was received yesterday.

The news is that Newcastle are pondering how to respond to the bid, but the very least we can do is to ensure somebody else is brought in to replace Dwight if we do sell.

And maybe we can even get two strikers in – and then we would have four out-and-out strikers which would be good.

It will be interesting to see if Newcastle accept the offer because we value Dwight at £20M after paying just £10M for him last summer from Crystal Palace.

But Dwight can be critical to any Championship side seeking promotion after he hit 23 goals for Newcastle last season and has proved he can score goals in England’s second division.

The word on Dwight is that Rafa has not particularly liked his attitude this season.

Dwight Gayle – Newcastle could sell if we can get in replacement(s)

Gayle seems to have a mental problem with his hamstring injuries after so many of them in his career.

And he hardly looked ready to play in the first two games of the season when he was ineffective before being replaced.

But Dwight in the last couple of days has made it clear to Rafa that he wants to stay on Tyneside, so not sure how that will sway Rafa Benitez.

We have reportedly asked Liverpool about the possibility of taking Belgian striker Divock Origi, but we have to be low on the totem pole to attract the 22-year-old Liverpool striker with many other clubs interested.

Maybe the easiest striker deal for us to complete before tomorrow night is to sign Maccabi Tel Aviv striker Vidar Orn Kjartansson for a round £8M.

But there’s no way that Rafa will allow Dwight to leave the club without a replacement having first been signed by Newcastle.

Newcastle are run like a real football club by Rafa Benitez these days, and he doesn’t make those kinds of amateurish mistakes which we have made too many times in the past.

We’d be surprised if Dwight isn’t still with us on Friday – there just doesn’t seem to be the time to bring in a suitable replacement or replacements.

But we’ve been wrong before.

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42 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Its getting more and more likely that we are going to sign NOBODY!! Hope I am proved wrong though

    West Brom have made some quality signings this window but its unlikely that we were ever in for any of them!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #2

    No Ciaran it couldn’t, because as we all know Mikey learns from his mistakes.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Charnley works for the Chronicle aswell Ed 😆

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Mags
    Aye he must be a shite manager to get invited to that lol.

    Hope Charnleys had his Weetabix this morning. He’s gonna need it!!

    1
  • Our Toon

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #5

    The difference with Milner situation is that Wise isn’t in charge of signing the players rafa is the one identifying them

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  • c-dog

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #6

    15-20m is a very fair price for Gayle for a championship club. If fit, he’s guaranteed to get the goals to push a club towards promotion. And with promotion comes the unrivalled financial reward of premier league football. The funny thing is, if it were a premiership club I’d drop that price considerably.

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  • magspuggy

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Twitter now saying hanley deal is done.
    One more off the books.

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  • wynsleap

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed – keep quiet about these ‘mental’ and confidence problems Gayle is apparently having.
    We’re trying to sell him.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #9

    If we sell Gayle I’d like to see any of

    Carroll
    Slimani
    Lucas Perez
    Origi

    Just a proven striker of quality. The lad from Iceland might be great but it’s a big risk

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #10

    So Joselu could be the sole striker for us in the next three matches? No pressure, lad!

    2
  • Our Toon

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Andy Carroll? Really do we have to keep bringing him up. The bloke can’t stay fit for more than 3 games.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #12

    Althought gayle is a very good striker, i dont believe he can bring others into the game. Hes a striker who says give me a ball to finish.

    If there is no creativity from midfield, we need a striker to hold up play like mitro, or flick ons like josleu to send the winger away.

    Problem is benitez does play flat footed. So if it was up to me i’d say sell Gayle. Not saying hes a bad striker. I just believe his style is not suited to us.

    However, i believe Gayle is the perfect srriker to

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Althought gayle is a very good striker, i dont believe he can bring others into the game. Hes a striker who says give me a ball to finish.

    If there is no creativity from midfield, we need a striker to hold up play like mitro, or flick ons like josleu to send the winger away.

    Problem is benitez does play flat footed. So if it was up to me i’d say sell Gayle. Not saying hes a bad striker. I just believe his style is not suited to us.

    However, i believe Gayle is the perfect striker to bring on when we chasing a goal. When the momentum is swinging our way. But rafa would eithee have him as first choice or sell.

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  • Jack Root

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Tom Cairney for Gale would be excellent business.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Dwight Gayle is another papis cisse

    1
  • hibbit

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Jack Root

    i would take that deal

    1
  • magspuggy

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Colback in talks with wolves gaining pace now . Nufc want more than 15 million for gayle or it aint gonna happen.
    We need to buy not sell but all i see are players leaving reports not much about incoming atm 🙁

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  • DaraghL

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Jack Root – Would be great business for us, not great for them.

    They sold Aluko and are looking to replace him. If they swapped Cairney for Gayle it solves up front but then they need a replacement for Cairney.

    Saw a piece on Carney before, visiting a local young lad who offered him his pocket money when the Fulham players weren’t being paid. Feel like he’s the type that might stay with Fulham in the hope they get promoted. Hope I’m wrong though as I do rate him.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #19

    This is all a load of bollocks about mental problems and something happened behind the scenes etc etc. Rafa simply has no money or very little money to bring players in and that’s only reason for selling him.

    That and nobody wanting to buy Mitrovic (only loans) or it would be Mitrovic out the door not Gayle.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #20

    magspuggy
    Colback to Wolves is that a sale or a loan ???

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  • Spoof

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Jack Root

    Repost

    You are kidding right, Rafa in total control, if so then why has he been complaining all summer at “his” view that we haven’t done enough this summer, so what is it then, is Rafa saying that he himself has done badly this summer, because according to him someone has and according to you he is in total control so it must be him then, so are you blaming Rafa or are you just talking nonsense.

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  • Ciaran

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #22

    I had doubts about Gayle’s ability to step up to the PL, he’s not a young kid yet was incapable of getting into a very poor Palace side that was struggling for goals not too long back.

    He was the fortunate recipient of a dominant Championship side last season where everything was popped on a plate for him – and he did a good job of finishing what he was delivered yet in the top flight you make most of your own luck and I don’t think he has the strength, intelligence or ability to consistently score goals in the PL.

    Let’s be honest, it takes a special type of player to score goals in the PL and Gayle just aint that special. £18m from Fulham, Leeds or Wolves would be a no-brainer…provided we’ve a replacement.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #23

    Gayles probably currently our only saleable asset. Just my opinion anyway and for what it’s worth I hope he stays.

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  • magspuggy

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #24

    Hibbit. Loan with us paying a % of his wages.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #25

    Cairney just signed a 1 year extension -so cannot really see any movement there.

    All the cars at the car club must have been fueled and greased up ready for an outing this weekend – so nothing to do but come on here talking a load of bollix.

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  • Ciaran

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Belfats

    You don’t think Richie or Shelvey would attract decent coin? C’mon man.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #27

    So….Riviere Dejong and Hanley gone for around £10 million quid and a further £7 million estimated off the wage bill

    Gayle and Lazaars sold tomorrow, Colback going to Wolves on loan with a view to a permanent sale. That another £20 million quid in Ashleys coffers plus another £5 million in salary savings.

    I reckon Rafa will be gone by tbe end of September…….

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  • DaraghL

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #28

    Belfast –

    Rafa has on numerous occasions stated he signed players for the Championship and some of these would not be retained for the Premier League. I believe Gayle is one of these players. He was given a shot in the first two games and looked mediocre. Selling him for in excess of £15m is a no brainer, if a replacement arrives.

    Only been at the club a short time but Joselu’s performance against West Ham would leave Gayle out of the starting 11 fit or not. He also was productive (but lacked a killer shot) against Huddersfield when he came on. It is clear we are trying to sign another striker (most likely a loan). I would suggest the new picking order would be 1. New Signing 2. Joselu (potentially no.1 depending on the quality of the signing) 3. Mitro or Gayle.

    As you stated, it appears not many sides are willing to risk signing Mitro and equally he has a strong fanbase and appears more suited to the league.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #29

    expat

    In that case, Charmless would have to go riding around in an armoured car. Or maybe he does anyway!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #30

    How much was the pund in august 2016 compared to now?

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  • expatmag

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #31

    So…after these deals, what have we got left?

    GOALKEEPERS
    Elliott, Darlow, Krul, Woodman

    FULL BACKS
    Yedlin, Manquillo, Sterry, Dummett, Haidara, Gamez

    CENTRAL DEFENDERS
    Lejeune, Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba

    WINGERS
    Ritchie, Atsu, Murphy, Aarons

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS
    Hayden, Merino, Barlaser, Shelvey, Saveit, Diame, Perez

    FORWARDS
    Joselu, Mitrovic

    Thats a squad of 27 players

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  • DaraghL

    Aug 30, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Expat –

    All we have been hearing is we need to offload before we invest. In defence of the club, this was clear with a lot of deadwood at the club. My hope is that now that the offloading has commenced, the club will begin to progress signing the 3/4 positions (GK, LB, CAM, ST) we’ve been linked with.

    Again it’s my hope and backed up by what we’ve been hearing…..although I’ve been hurt before.

    I honestly believe that Rafa was provided a budget which he believed would be sufficient. I think this budget; however was to cover signings and wages and also would require some players offloaded. I would also suspect that Rafa had identified options but when approached did not realise that we are now in a world where Kyle Walker costs £50m.

    If Rafa was provided with £80m in June, I think most would agree that was fair as we don’t have the TV money yet. He then goes to buy Batshuayi for £25m, gets quoted £40m now he has half the budget.

    I believe this may be where the difference lies between the first conversation and now.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #33

    Ron Knee
    he had a couple of minders not so long a go but not at the minute

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  • expatmag

    Aug 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #34

    RON

    I fully expect a revolt by the fans at the Stoke home game if it all goes t*ts up, mate

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  • DaraghL

    Aug 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Expat –

    I think Aarons, Sterry, Woodman and possibly Barlaser are exempt as under 23 Home Grown?

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  • lesh

    Aug 30, 2017 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #36

    So, Charnley’s doing some shifts as a Chronicle reporter? Ashley must be paying him crap money too – probably through the agency SD uses to import labour from Europe! He’s got a ready made excuse for not having the time to bring signings in.

    Seriously though, it’s worrying that they’re supposed to be wondering what to do if a good bid comes in for Gayle. Pondering? Pondering at this stage of the window?? Ffs…… If Gayle’s not flavour of the month, get the Icelandic lad teed up or even signed up before Gayle’s shipped out. We don’t need pi$$Ed off posters in the camp!

    Ah, but Barnes’ll put paid to that – he’s been dropped in to be mean and make the finances attractive to potential investors – even if we’re gonna run the risk of relegation. Ashley and his puppets seem to have the vision of a bat!

    So much for Ashley’s Sky interview. He’s learned from his mistakes has he? It’s a shame some media outlet doesn’t run something on the reality of Ashley and NUFC under his ownership.

    There must bd a white knight out there to take the Club off him and run it as a football club aiming for success on the field.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 30, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Daraghi

    So that leaves 1 spot free then and I think it is under 21 not under 23

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 30, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #38

    hibbit/expat

    If Gayle is sold and not replaced, it’ll be goodbye Rafa.

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  • Jack Root

    Aug 30, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #39

    Kiaron
    “Rafa has full autonomy on transfers and a decent transfer budget. Aside from the top 3-4 clubs managers’ in the Premiership, managers always want larger budgets.”

    Too quick to judgement.

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  • Spoof

    Aug 30, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #40

    Jack Root

    Rafa has full control and a large budget, wake up mate, he doesent and we all know he doesent

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