Newcastle In Prime Position To Sign Sturridge – But There’s A Hitch


Rafa Benitez is trying to sign Daniel Sturridge on loan for the rest of the season, and there are reports in Liverpool that the deal is close.

But the stumbling block seems to be his wages of £120K/week, and for four months at Newcastle those wages would cost Newcastle around £2M, and we would have to pay a loan fee in addition to that.

But still, Newcastle must be really short of money if we are not able to even take Daniel Sturridge on loan for less than five months.

A few of his goals on Tyneside could get some of the six league wins that Newcastle need to be safe from relegation this season.

Daniel Sturridge – close to signing for Newcastle?

Benitez’ special status at Liverpool has been reported in the Chronicle as putting Newcastle in prime position to sign Sturridge on loan – if we can afford the England striker’s wages.

The striker is desperate to get games so he can be part of England’s squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer, so he is willing to join Newcastle.

Both Southampton and West Ham are other Premier League clubs said to be interested in signing the England striker.

The significant risk with Sturridge is his abysmal injury record, and he’s currently got a muscle injury which is preventing him from playing at the moment.

But he’s worth the risk if he can score some goals for us, and help Newcastle survive in the Premier League this season.

Well worth it in fact.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


83 comments so far

  • expatmag

    Jan 10, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed

    We are not going to sign Sturridge……..lol

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 10, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    I rafa would souare as he’s probably better going forward then dummet,mbemba,clark and a more natural on left then manquillo… haven’t seen much of the lad tbh

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 10, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    I think rafa#

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  • Jib

    Jan 10, 2018 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Anderlecht have been taken over by Belgian
    Pharmaceutical entrepreneur Marc Coucke
    They would like to buy M’Bemba but their
    manager days he cannot do any business
    while his club is doing due diligence and other
    takeover processes.
    I wonder if Rafa is having the same problems ?

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  • scout

    Jan 10, 2018 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Rather have Giroud, like buying a second hand washing machine could go at any point.

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  • scout

    Jan 10, 2018 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Surely you can employ a team of people to speed up the due diligence process?
    10th of Jan and still no one through the door, poor madness.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    due diligence was completed and signed off weeks ago

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #8

    Expat

    Souare would come as back up and if anything play a handful of games. I doubt they will loan him now though as schlupp is knackered

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  • Jib

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #9

    “and other processes”
    read everything
    it’s best for complete understanding

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #10

    On Sturridge I would be ok with the deal if it was pay if you play. If the bloke is going to play 1 game then miss 2 then play 1 and miss 3 I’d rather not have him. We need someone who will stay fit to play upfront and not break down repeatedly

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  • hibbit

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #11

    that was in answer to Scout @ 6 to quick jib !!!

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #12

    Due diligence might well have been completed but we need the bid to be accepted

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  • Jib

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #13

    too quick
    actually

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  • Jib

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #14

    I was responding to Scout also
    ha ha ha ha

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #15

    It was good to see Bristol city have a go at citeh yesterday. I thought I’d watch the first half and then sleep but had to sit through it all. They did better than most teams in the premier league and showed ambition. Hats off to them

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #16

    Bids been accepted. Deal is done. Problem is MA For a change. Had the offer of spending like crazy and would be reimbursed by PCP but he refused.

    It’s just a waiting game now for the announcement which Rafa says is the 20th, supposedly.

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  • AncientC

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #17

    DubaiMicky

    “Re the Ross Barkley transfer.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-42626014

    As said previously, the £7m sweetener has dirty fingers dipping in pies written all over it – I wonder why everton agreed it?”

    What a dullard.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #18

    Shire

    Would the wait not be on the fit and proper person test if that was the case?

    Why would PCP not set up a non refundable 30m transfer fund. If they failed the FA test they get nothing back and if they pass then they will have ensured the investment has money to stay in the league.

    I don’t think we will see a takeover happening until the summer as we’ve had many dates with nothing happening. Maybe I’m just cynical after all these years with Ashley in charge

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  • expatmag

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #19

    Why the 20th?

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #20

    Shire – I think Rafa said he wants his business done by 15th , then said 20th which has lead a lot of people to think he is hinting that this is the time Frame the take over may happen.

    I hope so

    But it’s more than likely that he wanted his signings in before these dates so they would bed in.

    Well we know we won’t be getting any signings in before 20th so only hope is that it’s the takeover

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  • manxpie

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #21

    A no from me, just for that celebration!
    Oh and that hes a crock and with our luck the ink wont even be dry on the contract before we are told hes done all his ligaments in

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  • Little h

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #22

    Shirebrooks confidence is the only thing that cheers me up to be honest if some one is that confident then they obviously believe something 100% so with a slight change of heart I’m going to embrace that faith yet Ashley makes the word faith have a whole other meaning tho lol

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  • lesh

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #23

    ShirebrookToon

    Being kind to Ashley for a change, he’d be loath to take a loan from PCP because if say, the takeover couldn’t be completed for whatever reason, the club’d be left with the costs of incomers’ wages etc. Unless PCP were to fully underwrite all transfer costs, he wouldn’t budge I’d guess.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #24

    I thought the “deal was done but waiting for due diligence to be done” make ya minds up will ya!

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  • andrewsneill

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #25

    Mike Ashley should just agree loan deals for Ings and Sturridge and then quickly agree a deal with Staveley so she’s left paying the high wages 0:)

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #26

    I took rafa’s comments of 15 to 20th to mean he wants signings completed and no more beyond that point as he needs them sooner rather than later.

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  • Dave

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #27

    Kenedy in on loan!
    Any news?

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  • manxpie

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #28

    Ah scrap that last post got mixed up with the proper persons test

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #29

    Andrew

    Last thing we need is 2 crocked players in 1 position coming in. Ings hasn’t kicked a ball in anger for 30 months, Sturridge would join him on the treatment table the day he signed as he will have strained his ligaments or worse when walking off the stage after signing the contract

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #30

    Lesh

    Why don’t PCP offer the money as non refundable? If they are confident and want to protect there asset it makes perfect sense……if the only thing left was the fit and proper test by the league!!

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  • expatmag

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #31

    ANDREW

    So, you expect us and Liverpool contravene EPL rules by loaning 2 players from the same club?

    You would expect Liverpool to further weaken their squad by agreeing to loan out not just one forward but two?

    Geez

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #32

    Jeff schlup appears to be palace first choice left back who is more attack minded I’d say. However soares only playing the few matches he has for them would ring alarm bells for me. Probably just paper talk

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  • Dave

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #33

    Under the new rules, Football League clubs will still be prohibited from selecting more than five loan players in their 18-man match-day squad. They will also be prevented from borrowing more than four players a season from any one club, and no more than two over the age of 23.17 Feb 2016

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #34

    Come on “Dave” who are your previous monikers.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #35

    One Alan Shearer
    This is the main reason he hasn’t played a lot of games for Palace http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/crystal-palace-pape-souare-crash-8817405

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  • andrewsneill

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #36

    Ings has played a bit this season, admittedly not much but that’s probably as much to do with where he is in the pecking order for Liverpool. He’s certainly played about 600 minutes for liverpool U23s. I agree they’re both rather injury prone (Ings less, so he’s just had 2 really bad ones in teh last few years) but even if they were both out for half of the time they spent with us that would still represent a massive upgrade on our striking options for some of the games left. Yes, ideally, we’d be better to go out and spend £20m on Dembele/Giroud/Similar but sadly, until* the takeover happens we’re not in that market. Rumours of Batshuayi being available for loan this January, if true, would be very interesting though….

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  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #37

    Dave @ 33, I believe that is football league rules, not PL.

    As I understand it (but am too lazy to google to confirm), a maximum of 2 players, from different clubs, can be loaned to another PL club.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #38

    Hibbit – yep I recall. Played 53 games before that so we shall see

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #39

    Yep only 2 loans from premier league clubs but could get more from abroad. Would like to see a striker first through the door. My preference is Andy Carroll which I know divides opinion

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  • lesh

    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #40

    Our Toon

    Maybe it’s nowt more than Ashley being bloody minded if he didn’t get his full asking price? Wouldn’t put it past him to say he’d play ball if PCP paid the full £350m.

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