Newcastle Could Surprisingly Be In Driver’s Seat To Sign 27-Year-Old Star


It would appear if any club is to sign 27-year-old Borussia Dortmund forward Andre Schurrle on loan, it could be Newcastle.

Dortmund want to loan their forward out for the next 18 months to a Premier League club, and if Newcastle can afford him it would be a way of getting some class into the side for this season and next season.

SkyBet have Newcastle as favorites to sign the 59 times capped German International (22 goals) at 4/1, followed by West Brom at 7/1 and Southampton at 18/1.

With Schurrle’s wages of £150K/week that would mean the cost of his wages alone to Newcastle would be close to £4M a season.

Andre Schurrle – 27-year-old Borussia Dortmund star forward

And then there’s the loan fee, but maybe if we did have him on loan we could agree an option to buy him in the contract.

And maybe his fee would be reduced because of the money we have already paid out for him?

Maybe.

But it’s worth Newcastle trying to agree on the transfer fee now because they are only going to go up over the next 18 months.

The Mail had reported that Newcastle and Stoke were the two Premier Leagues initially most interested in signing Schurrle, but Stoke are way down in the SkyBet betting.

The German forward can play on either wing or as an out-and-out striker and with his undoubted class he could score goals and set them up for other players at Newcastle.

Just like he set up Mario Gotze’s winning goal in extra time to allow Germany to beat Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup (again) in 2014.

Schurrle has come in for some rough times this season in Germany, but class is permanent and form is temporary.

And with the coaching of Rafa Benitez, he must know he has a good chance of getting back to his top form on Tyneside.

But he will be expensive for sure.

So here’s another chance for Mike Ashley to show he is willing to support the manager in this month’s transfer window.

Since leaving Chelsea in 2015 Andre has played at both Wolfsburg and Dortmund.

Newcastle signing Schurrle would help show the long-suffering Geordie fans we can still attract world-class players to the club – if only on loan.

Comments welcome.


10 comments so far

  • gallowgate87

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Well that would be nice

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  • G

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Not sure if he is the man we need or not. Also quite unimpressed with the Jorgensen rumours. If he comes, hope he proves me wrong, but when I have seen him play he spends far too much time lining up his shots, which he will not get in the Prem.

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  • runheed

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Yes please
    …..when you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are…. except if you’re a mister michael ashley

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Schurrle would be an incredible signing, he’s exactly the kind of forward Rafa likes. Mobile, happy to run the channels and drift out wide to create space for others. He’s lighting quick as well, if we can get him in he’s the kind of player that could turn our season.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #5

    If true, this will be the No.10 sorted. He wore 9 for chelski i think, but played in a more withdrawn role. Knows where the goal is too, which would be nice

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #6

    I am pretty sure Schurrle was a wide player for Chelsea.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Jorgensen hopefully a smokescreen and we go £20 mill for Schurrle.

    Cant see it though. This club will always go for the cheap option, they have no concept of the term ‘false economy’.

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  • Bambams

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #8

    I am not too sure we will get this mystery 20 million rated striker.

    Ash has done it to us/manager too many times…..

    Just hate to see Penfold release a statement ‘We tried but negotiations failed, but we believe we have the best manager who will get the wins needed’

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  • dannitoon

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #9

    Surely schurrle if hes available.. BVB willing to pay 50% of wages

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  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #10

    ‘But it’s worth Newcastle trying to agree on the transfer fee now because they are only going to go up over the next 18 months’

    Of course it is but whether Ashley’s prepared to look beyond the short-term and spend what’s necessary now’s another matter.

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