Report – Newcastle Offer €20M For Dennis Praet – Player Keen To Play For Rafa Benitez


There is a report in Italy from Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla (via the Chronicle) that Newcastle are willing to pay Sampdoria €20M for their midfielder Dennis Praet.

And the new news is that Praet would prefer a move to Newcastle over Everton because he wants to play for Rafa Benitez.

The problem is that Sampdoria are unwilling to let him go until they get a replacement in, and that seems doubtful with time running out in the window.

Dennis Praet – wants to come to Newcastle

But it is still good news because it could be possible to get Praet in during the January transfer window or even next summer.

The report is that Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo has put a block on the move, and it looks unlikely the Italian club can find a replacement with so little time left in this window.

But they will accept the €20M if they can get a replacement in.

Newcastle have been after Praet for some weeks now, and then Everton came in to try to scuttle the deal, but it seems that attempt has failed with Praet preferring a move to Newcastle.

Newcastle could well follow this up in January if no deal can be completed in the next couple of days, and it would give Sampdoria time to get a replacement through the door in January.

But there again January deals are often difficult to get completed.

Anyway, it’s good news the player is keen to join us.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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139 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #1

    magspuggy
    You’d rather have this than a normal football club because at least you know what you’re getting

    “More damaging than the £2m pay-out is the panel’s indictment of the Newcastle hierarchy. The hearing declared that the club had admitted to ‘repeatedly and intentionally misleading the press, public and the fans of Newcastle United’, while the evidence given by owner Mike Ashley and his fellow executives over the course of the two-week hearing was described at one point in the verdict as ‘profoundly unsatisfactory”

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  • Spoof

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Is this Dennis Praet any good, I’ve heard about him but I’ve never seen him play, has anyone seen him play, and I don’t mean on you tube i mean seen him for real !

    1
  • Ben Afri

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Yes, he’s got the potential to be the real deal. He was at one point the second best young player with potential just under Taliesman…Not sure how you spell his name.

    2
  • Mindshaft

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Can’t see us bidding 20 million for anybody , we are strictly bargain basement this season.

    On another note, am surprised Murphy hadn’t been given more time – at 10 million he represents our star signing and he can barely get a few minutes on pitch- hopefully not a duffer

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  • pablos left foot

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #5

    If we dont get Praet this week, how much will he cost at Christmas or next summer?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Mindshaft,
    I think his price tag reflects the market and especially his nationality. We could have had Townsend for the same price in January, give or take a couple of million.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Mindshaft,
    I don’t think he’s a suffer at all, if his final pass improves we have a star on our hands.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Praet’s buy out clause is at £22.8M according to some media…will Sampdoria then accept €20M?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Jesper,
    Who knows, if our value of him doesn’t rise above €20M then we’re flogging a dead horse. Although it may well depend on how many fireside pints Mikey has had when Churners rings him while answering to Rafa.

    1
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #10

    I was wondering why Rafa was so eager to move players on if it doesn’t enable him to sign the players he need anyway?

    He’s in change of in- and outgoings but if he doesn’t get any new players why bother trying so hard to move players on? He might need some of them and he’s not paying their salaries…

    3
  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #11

    £22M or 22M Euros?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Jail…I just don’t see why we keep on bidding under the selling clubs valuation…it’s not like Sampdoria is looking to sell!

    …they are happy to keep him!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #13

    The media said £

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #14

    But how knows if they are messing up the currency?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #15

    *how = who

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  • expatmag

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #16

    HIBBIT

    Excuse the late reply. Been driving my daughter to soccer training.

    Re Gayle.

    I am not sure what to make of it. Although he looked off the pace and underdone in the first 2 games, I put that down to lack of pre season training.

    I would be very surprised to see him sold if a significantly better permanent signing were not made.

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  • estechco

    Aug 30, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #17

    Lindisfarne/Jesper – Just seen on the BBC news that we aren’t far off £1=€1, so it probably doesn’t make much difference, other that MA perhaps thinking he’s getting a poorer deal

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #18

    estechco…has the pund gone down so much?

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  • hibbit

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #19

    jesper
    rate this morning
    1 British Pound equals 1.08 Euro

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #20

    Mashers waiting for Brexit.

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  • Spoof

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #21

    €20m = £18.5m

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  • Siremre5

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #22

    BREAKING NEWS

    Newcastle have this morning received a £15m from Fulham for striker Dwight Gayle, according to Sky sources.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #23
  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #24

    Spoof
    now do it with 20M sterling

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  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #25

    Bidding war!!!!

    Been a while!

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  • Spoof

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #26

    Lindisfarne

    £20m = €21.6m

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  • Spoof

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #27

    £15m for Gayle, I’d rather keep Gayle and give him a chance at PL level, if he fails then sell in January, some Championship club with a good chance of getting promoted would view £15m+ as being a good investment.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #28

    But if Fulham were serious about being promoted why wait until now to try and sign him, they’re six games in and well off the pace. Is it really to save a months wages.

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #29

    Spoof

    2 out of 2
    100% correct, you have passed with flying colours – eurotastic!

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  • hibbit

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #30

    Jail
    could be they didn’t think we would sell him
    i didn’t think we would sell him either, i hadn’t heard of any problems but there must be something that’s rocking the boat !!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #31

    hibbit…well that’s more or less the same

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #32

    Jail
    Maybe gayle has been waiting for a London based club to show an interest…or Fulham have just been made aware that gayle is available.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #33

    Looking more and more likely that we will get nobody in and offload a whole lot of players. Leaving us a weakened side with loopholes in injuries. It has been happening for 7 straight years.

    Amazing.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #34

    Still need CM/CAM a Striker a Left back and a winger. Dear or dear.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #35

    Good news that we are offloading gayle. But that is only provided we invest in the money on atleast 2 or 3 players. Lb no. 10 and striker.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #36

    gorgonzola…that’s why I raised the concern in post #10

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #37

    So maybe hanley out… Italian bloke in as his cover.
    Kenedy….or praet…seems funny that we are linked to praet then when that seems to be goin tits up,kenedys name is mentioned….and now vice versa.
    Argie left back in.
    Gayle out and possibly icelandic lad,remy,or even perez who still hasn’t moved, so could be a loan with a view to buy….so many manoeuvres to made to get players in and out….or rather out…then in.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #38

    7 years 14 transfer windows 0 learnt. NUFC.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #39

    hibbit,
    Aye, something might have happened behind the scenes.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #40

    SPRINGY

    With Sanchez leaving Arsenal most likely Perez ain’t going anywhere I don’t think.

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