Newcastle Mean Business – Bid £16M For Central Midfielder – Close To Asking Price

It looks like Mike Ashley is willing to buy some players for Newcastle on a permanent basis this month – but time is running out with the window closing a week on Wednesday.

Turkish media outlet Aksam are reporting that Newcastle have bid for 27-year-old Galatasaray central midfielder Badou Ndiaye, who we were linked with a couple of days ago.

The 8 times capped Senegal International has also attracted the interest of Stoke City with the Potters also bidding for the player.

Aksam are reporting Newcastle have put in a bid of €18M (£16M) for Ndiaye.

Badou Ndiaye – Galatasaray central midfielder

Rafa wanted the player in during the summer, and he seems to rate him, and Rafa said yesterday both Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley were working on the player list Rafa has given them.

The potential price of each target is also listed – either as a loan or a permanent deal.

Previously Mike Ashley only wanted to bring in loan players but seems to have had a change of heart.

It’s just a pity we didn’t start this transfer push earlier in January – but it is as it is.

There have been reports that Stoke City have had a €16m rejected by Galatasaray only yesterday.

However, it could be that Newcastle will pay cash up front which is one good reason Galatasaray could accept the latest offer from the Magpies.

Aksam are reporting Galatasaray are holding out for €20M, so if that’s the case why wouldn’t Newcastle up their offer to €20M (£17.7M) if €18M (£16M) is not accepted?

Time is of the essence.

Let’s not quibble about a couple of million here or there when we lose at least £100M next season if we are relegated.

It’s also a huge profit for the Turkish club since they signed Ndiaye only last summer for €7.5M (£6.6M) from Osmanlispor.

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31 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 20, 2018 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • Belfast

    Jan 20, 2018 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #2


  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #3

    EGB – if we are winning or are square at half time I will be crapping myself -anticipating the relentous onslaught that will follow.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Stoke have forced Ashley’s hand, careful Mikey, that offer is dangerously close to the asking price, playing with fire there.

  • NezzaNUFC

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #5


    I smell a 50 million budget!


  • Jib

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Coroners report
    It would appear that poor Tom Petty
    overdosed on painkillers playing
    through his tour with a broken hip
    He had fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam,
    alprazolam, citalopram, acetylfentanyl
    and despropionyl fentanyl
    in his system

  • Jib

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Mr Tuff
    ” relentous ”
    is that anything to do with relentless ?

  • NezzaNUFC

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Badou is a very good player as well, solid in defence and his interceptions are quality, he also has a good pass on him and a powerful shot (unless I’m talking about a similar player)

  • Reilly

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #9

    some cocktail of drugs that.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #10

    2 Hours 20 Minutes to KO

  • JackBall

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Arsenal up 2 already

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #12

    I looked him up on wiki.

    “Badou” was born in Dakar[1] and grew up in Diamalaye near Dakar as a son of an army officer and science teacher.[2] He moved to Bodø/Glimt on loan in 2012.[2] He made his debut in a 3–3 draw against Bærum. Before the 2013 season he signed a contract with Bodø/Glimt. He was awarded the Kniksenprisen prize for the best player in the Norwegian First Division 2013 while the team won promotion.

    On 5 August 2015, Badou moved to Turkish side Osmanl?spor, for a reported transfer fee of €300,000.[3]

    On 4 August 2017, he moved to league rivals Galatasaray on a four-year contract, for a reported transfer fee of €7.5 million.[4]

    Not exactly a glittering career so far.

  • davetoon

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Is he a goal scorer? Surely we should fix the obvious problems first

  • twotonearmy

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Arsenal ripping Palace a new one…

  • JackBall

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #15


  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib – had to catch your attention somehow – so I thought a spelling error would do the trick.
    Any updates?

  • davetoon

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #17

    I would rather buy Troy Deeney

  • martoon

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #18

    I would not have thought a midfield player would be at the top of our list unless the rumours about Shelvey are true!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Painkillers and tranks. sad way to go.

    How many TWs are left?

  • twotonearmy

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Arsenal putting the sword to Palace… surely there can only be one blow out per weekend. Good sign for us right?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #21


    What rumours?

    I really doubt (hope) this is just Daily Rag hype.

  • jane

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #22

    Palace goal difference gone from -12 to -16 like Brighton’s did.

  • lesh

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #23


    If Ashley does decide he’s found some money to back Rafa and that money’s used for say £50m of transfer fees, then it could give PCP a way in to increase its offer £300m without a relegation clause or £350m with.

    This could be a nice face-saver for all parties leading to a speedy completion.

    Just a thought

  • martoon

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #24

    EGB – wasn’t there a story about Shelvey going to West Ham – about a week or two ago.

  • toonincheek

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #25

    EGB Lucky & Otis

  • twotonearmy

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #26

    If there is any money available it has to go to a goal scoring player. We make enough chances that our strikers just can’t finish. The rest is strong enough to keep us moving forward

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #27

    bus has gone

  • fairscup

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #28

    11 days to go yet – plenty time.

  • Pottsclock

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #29

    It’s nice to see Palace being ripped apart after the good run they have been on recently. Let’s hope it instils a complete lack of confidence within their squad……

  • mactoon

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Does anyone actually think we could put a bid in for £16 m for a player?


    Jan 20, 2018 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Don’t believe a word of it, one of fattys lackies spreading rumors in Turkish press


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