Sky Sports Reveal One Striker Newcastle Are Really After

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?

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • giimps

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Come on Mike, times a ticking

  • dannitoon

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Older version of mitro?

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #3

    I guess the pull is that he can also assist.

    Just pay a couple of £mill more and get Schurrle. Yes high wages but slap a relegation clause in there and there’s no issue.

    If Rafa is so well respected and we are breaking spending records, we should be able to attract better than an Eridivisie Striker.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #4


    from last… Schurle used to play anywhere behind the main striker. So either one of the attacking wide positions, or in the hole. He’s versatile and good.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #5

    This guy looks like dolph lungrens love child :-O

  • Markaccus

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #6


  • Markaccus

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #7

    thats better

  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Schurle isn’t coming. Good grief.
    Dannitoon, you could be right. He was sent off on Saturday. Booked twice within a minute.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #9

    Why not just sign Schurrle , this guy and Slimani !? Sell Mitrovic and get rid of Colback to balance some of the wage bill !?

    The club can afford it just chooses not too!

  • Mag52

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Schurrle would be a useful asset to the team as you can be sure he’s a good penalty taker, should we ever get given another penalty in the next five years or so.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #11

    I would love Schurrle here! Cracking player with bags of class. Get him on loan with option to buy.

  • hibbit

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #12

    just more smoke and mirrors always the same with Ashley

  • Rob1971

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #13

    Amazing to see some of the comments after it came out we bid for Jorgensen, quite a lot have written him off before he has even signed for us or kicked a ball in anger, people have been screaming we need a striker then when we bid for one they whinge again, I have seen the premier league experience line used on here and twitter, colback has premier league experience, Joselu was signed from a premier league team, if premier league experience was the be all and end all we would never have seen players like Ginola, Albert, HBA, Robert etc, give the lad a chance if we sign him

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #14

    Low ball bid for a guy with no premier league experience

    Will only happen if we balance books and sell mitro

    Club have 6/7 Million to spend (net)

  • giimps

    Jan 24, 2018 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #15

    By the looks of him, a few of his goals have come from defensive mistakes ,which may not happen as much in the prem…..however, the fact he reacted quickly and managed to find the net may bode well.
    His assist ratio and the ability to keep the ball moving forward when a little deeper or wide reminds me a bit of Siem de Jong, I just hope if we do get him he isn’t made of balsa wood and glass like Siem, his height will be an advantage as long as we can get players in and around him , Murphy, Ritchie,Perez,Atsu ,yedlin and Kenedy can all have the guile and trickery with pace to see us get goals, just need our keepers to release the ball earlier for counter attacks and Shelvey/merino to pick the right passes or to drive at the opposition …..especially vs our weaker opposition…….that’s if he comes, if not ,who knows?

  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #16

    He’s valued at £18m last summer so we offer £12m? Ffs, £18m spent set against £100m lost as a result of relegation and Ashley insists on low-balling? £18m is relative chicken feed and it’s about time started to see the longer term view rather count pennies now.

    Will Ashley ever change? No chance and the sooner he’s bought out the better.

  • Geordie-john

    Jan 24, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #17

    It’ll never happen. More Bul####t

  • mactoon

    Jan 24, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #18

    Ashley values the club at £350 million and Staveley is a complete waste of time when she offers £250 million. Now he offers £12 million for a striker valued at £20 million. Oh the irony!

  • robertsleftfoot

    Jan 24, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #19

    I have watched this lad on TV a couple of times actually and whilst he fits into the Dutch game, he is slower than a week in jail which would suggest he would struggle in the prem esepcially playing up top by himself!!!

    Actuall very similar to Siem De Jong!!!

  • marshy

    Jan 24, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #20

    looks like ash is up to his old tricks, won’t be able to get them over the line etc, etc.


    Jan 24, 2018 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Ashley is trying to run a football club like his rag shop but doesn’t realise good football players do not come at knock down prices like his shirts


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