There seems to have been little movement at Newcastle yesterday on whether they should bid £20M for 27-year-old Danish International striker Nicolai Jorgensen.
Newcastle have bid £14M for the Feyenoord striker, but his club want £20M so therein lies another dilemma for Mike Ashley – the thrifty owner who doesn’t like to spend money if he can get by without doing so.
It would be a club record signing for Newcastle and beat the £16M deal we wrapped up for Michael Owen way back in 2005 – when Newcastle were an ambitious club.
Feyenoord drew 1-1 in the Eredivisie at Utrecht last night with Jorgensen missing the game through suspension.
Nicolai Jorgensen – 27-year-old Danish International striker
The manager had this to say about the striker before the game:
“I have not heard anything from Technical Director Martin van Geel yet. There may be something in play, but I have not heard anything yet.”
“I know there is interest, but I have not heard from Martin (Van Geel) that there are negotiations. Anything can happen in the transfer market.”
“And if an English club is interested then you know it can go fast.”
Newcastle are expected to make a second bid for the striker, and the Chronicle is reporting the player is keen to come to Newcastle.
Let’s hope we can wrap this one up quickly – but in the business of transfers, it’s always difficult to do any quick deals at Newcastle.
That’s an area Rafa needs to correct if he decides to stay won at Newcastle after all the stuff that has gone on this season.
If Rafa wants this player then Ashley should pay up what’s necessary to sign him and not wait until the last minute, because then we will not get him in.
What do you think?