Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle have had a bid turned down for Feyenoord’s Danish International striker Nicolai Jorgensen.
When Everton were after the 6ft 3ins striker in the summer, he was rated around £18M – so if we get him in for that amount it would be a new transfer record for Newcastle – but the emphasis there has to be on “if”.
The bid is reported in the Shields Gazette to be around £12M.
The 27-year-old striker moved to Feyenoord from Copenhagen in the summer of 2016, and since then he has scored 34 goals and had 20 assists in 61 games for his Dutch club.
However, we have found out that top strikers in the Eredivisie like Luuk De Jong as one good example don’t always produce their Eredivisie goalscoring form in the Premier League which is a much more robust league.
Jorgensen has played 28 times for Denmark with 8 goals.
Nicolai Jorgensen – Feyenoord’s 27-year-old Danish International striker
Sky Sports are reporting that Mike Ashley is willing to break the club’s 13-year transfer record of £16M for the Danish international.
But we’ll only believe that if and when it happens.
The Danish striker would be a risk if we do buy him because the Dutch League is so much easier than the Premier League.
So if this is the top forward, we have been rumored to be after we are a little disappointed.
While at Copenhagen for four seasons he scored 51 goals and had 23 assists in 137 appearances for the Danish club.
What do you think?