Newcastle Could Back Out Of Striker Deal – Transfer Fee Too High – So What’s New?

It’s the same old same old.

It’s Deja vu – all over again.

Reports today that Newcastle are hesitating about paying the going rate to get 27-year-old Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen through the door.

Pete Graves of Sky Sports is reporting that Feyenoord want €20M (£12.4M) for the striker with Newcastle having bid only €14M (£17.7M).

But the Chronicle are quoting those same figures – but in pounds – £14M has been bid, but Feyenoord want £20M.

As we said, it’s the same old Newcastle with Mike Ashley, the owner.

Nicolai Jorgensen – 27-year-old Feyenoord striker

Looks like Mr. Ashley would rather get a good deal (or not do business at all) and endanger Newcastle to yet another relegation.

Maybe that’s being too harsh on the owner because Feyenoord may also be “coming the game” – and trying to get too much (from a Premier League club) for their striker, who after all is untested at the highest levels.

Newcastle are said to be locked in negotiations today with Feyenoord officials, but it wouldn’t surprise us if Newcastle just walk away from the deal and go after the next striker on their list.

We may be able to survive relegation – so why not take a chance and risk it all – we could even survive – and we’d have saved all that money.

That’s the way Mike Ashley seems to think, and that’s why he a hopeless football club owner.

The truth is it’s highly likely that any striker Newcastle want this month will be overpriced – so what do we do?

This is what Sky Sports’ Pete Graves has reported about the deal on his Twitter Account and that today could be crucial in the negotiations.

At some point Newcastle need to act like a big club who are ambitious – otherwise, we will end up back in the Championship.

Comments welcome

20 comments so far

  • kakaobi

    Jan 24, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #1

    That transfer line just keeps moving we find it so hard to get a player over it

  • Mag :P

    Jan 24, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Who’s actually surprised?


  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 24, 2018 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle can’t believe that teams want decent money for their players!? Who would have thought that!!?!

    We are past the stage of haggling we need players in NOW !!!

  • posada

    Jan 24, 2018 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Don’t get it.
    27 years old and has not played at the top level in a top league.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 24, 2018 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Chairman “Who is it?”
    Reception ” Its Newcastle United they want to buy a player”
    Chairman ” Oh god I have heard about them okay put them through”
    Charnley ” Hello there we would like to buy your player”
    Chairman ” Well we want 10 million for him”
    Charnley ” What about 500k ?”
    Chairman ” No chance”
    Charnley ” By then”
    Rafa ” So did we get him?”
    Charnley “The club just kept changing the goal posts we cant afford him sorry Rafa”

  • toon kk

    Jan 24, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #6

    I said before we were relegated last time at least we can compete on and off the pitch in the championship, proving to be the case again.
    What’s the point??

  • G

    Jan 24, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #7

    To be fair, I think this lad isn’t up to the Prem anyway. If we do a deal, I think we will regret it. Happy to be proved wrong tho.

  • hibbit

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #8

    jib sorry for the late reply Jib

    Jan 24, 2018 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #42
    Why don’t you start with my post
    from months ago
    where I called you out as a chancer
    and you wanted to meet me at SJP
    “for a pint”

    i remember the day you called me a chance and the exact post that fired you up the curious thing about is just a few days late you were using the very information and trying to pass it off as your own,

    the offer of a pint still stands

  • Irish-Toon

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Didn’t Feyenoord buy him last year for £2.5m

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Schurrle or Batshuayi are the ones we really ought to be going for

  • andrewsneill

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Personally i’d bid £10m-15m plus Mitrovic for Dembele from Celtic. They get an immediate replacement (who’d probably work very well in that league) and we ‘save’ some transfer budget for a number 10

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Think we should have a blog get together. Be nice to but a name to a face…….. or for some a fist 😆

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #13

    And no your not allowed to bring your keyboards 😆

  • toon kk

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #14

    If he comes and proves to be a very good buy great , but he’s slow and will he get the service in our team? I doubt it. Best not to write him off but we usually know how to waste money at Newcastle or penny pinch.

  • mac the jaffrey

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #15

    Trying really hard to keep a lid on how underwhelmed I’m feelin about supposed transfers and trying to stay optimistic that we could actually end up with someone of some kind of quality that might make enough of a difference to our season. Would love a Schurrle or Batshuayi or Willian Jose but i just can’t see Fatboy giving enough of a green light for those kinds of deals…..

  • wynsleap

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #16

    It’s going to be the same old story. We have a carefully compiled list of players we want to sign then one by one we start to backtrack and decry them for their ability, their record, their personality, their background and more importantly their cost. Finally when we work our way through them and decide that we really don’t want any of them (big surprise) it’s too bloody late to get anybody.
    This owner and the administration sucks!!!

  • hibbit

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #17

    Rotonda heights

    Jan 24, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #75
    And Hibbit……. what you said was true because…..?

    I have no great faith in the daily fail, but a bit rich to say they’ve got it wrong don’t you think. sorry for the late reply

    i honestly don’t want to drag this on anymore but if you think everything you read in the daily mail is gospel that’s fine by me
    i find there wrong more times than there right with all things newcastle

  • Moonraker15

    Jan 24, 2018 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #18

    No one has backtracked yet! Ed get your numbers sorted and we are all guessing but there’s nothing to say we won’t put in s higher bid. Probably just trying to get a good number for Mitro!

  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #19

    I wonder if Rafa has spoken to Kuyt about Nicolai Jørgensen?

  • Blofal

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Jorgensen left out of the squad today for Feyenoord.


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