Good News On Transfer Front As Newcastle About To Break Transfer Record

There is some good news being reported today in the Sun.

And even though Newcastle’s second bid for Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen has been turned down, Newcastle are hopeful of completing a deal for £18M  for the 27-year-old Danish striker, within the next 48 hours.

Sky Sports are reporting the second bid was said to be £15M which was immediately turned down yesterday.

That £18M fee will be a record for Newcastle and beats the £16.5M we paid out to Real Madrid for Michael Owen back in 2005.

Newcastle will double Jorgensen’s wages to £50K/week and that’s one reason he is said to be very keen to sign.

Nicolai Jorgensen – Newcastle can close deal at £18M for new club record

But Rafa wants the player because of his strong character, modesty and the fact he is already a good team player who learns quickly and wants to improve himself under Rafa Benitez.

Jorgensen is an important player for Feyenoord. and we hope when (and if) he signs for us before the weekend is over, he will become an important player at Newcastle.

Indeed if Jorgensen can start knocking the goals in for us – even if they are tap-ins (who cares?) he could very quickly become a big favorite on Tyneside – if he can help save us from relegation.

Certainly, his temperament and character from what we have read are excellent – and a typical player Rafa likes to buy.

We have to hope the Sun report is accurate and if it is we will have two players through the door – Kenedy and Jorgensen before Sunday night.

But we still need a goalkeeper and midfielder to get the four players Rafa wants signed by next Wednesday.

It’s the least Mike Ashley can do after letting Rafa and the club (plus the fans) down badly last summer, by refusing (not for the first time) to invest heavily in what was a Championship squad.

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21 comments so far

  • U.S Magpie

    Jan 26, 2018 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Reading all this b/s this early in the morning as its 7am here is making me not want to eat breakfast. For the love of god, this cannot be the only player we are after. I see Liverpool are happy to see Sturridge go on loan to West ham, why are we not in that little pot of action. Ok Ashley signs this player for 18 Million, we still need a right back and another striker. Lets be honest here with the amount of money Ashley has saved over the last few transfer windows he should give Rafa all the money in the world he needs. 18 Million wow, how much has he not spent in the last few transfer windows, lets say about 60 Million he should have and we should not be even in this situation right now.

  • twotonearmy

    Jan 26, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #2

    We are … we aren’t … we are … we aren’t … (sigh)

    What are the chances the next article is a message from the players coach saying no official bid has been lodged?

  • Jib

    Jan 26, 2018 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think Nicolai Jørgensen is the only piece of business
    NUFC will do before the window closes Wednesday night

    I hope I got my dates right
    I don’t want that attention seeking balloon
    Mr Tuff
    on my case again

  • Bambams

    Jan 26, 2018 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #4

    I hope we are going to give this lad Jørgensen a chance. Yes he may not be the new Shearer but our stock has fallen quite a bit and no doubt we will take a while to get back ‘up there’.

    But some posters are already knocking the bloke before he has even signed.

    Your opinions and he may not turn out a 20+ striker, but let’s support him boys

    Just sayin lyk……

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 26, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Jib, u mean low hanging fruit? ?

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 26, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Jorgi is a Geordie, lá lá lá lá lá, ooh etc. (am I the first to get that in)?

  • Tsunki

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #7

    The Sun. It’s nailed on! 🙂

  • lochinvar

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Munster – I would say that you are first

    Gorgi is a Jeordie

    Could get complicated this

  • Polarboy

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #9

    According to Peter Graves a Dutch journalist has told him that he expects the two clubs to meet somewhere between 15 and 22 million. So that would back up The Sun’s report. Here’s hoping that both reports are accurate.

  • Tsunki

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Munster – So your post was either..

    Munster Mag

    Jan 26, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #92
    …..desperation… suggestion that this guy is better than mitro….rafa’s transfer judgement…..hardly covered himself in glory…….Jorgi the Geordie isn’t the answer……doesn’t seem worth 20m…can’t blame Ashley for not buying…..

    ———— OR. ————–

    Munster Mag

    Jan 26, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #92
    I hope we get him….this guy is better than mitro when we signed him… I trust rafa’s transfer judgement although he has….covered himself in glory… he did well with… merino…..we deffo need real mobility up there…..hoping for best…. blame lies with Fats for the total mess of a transfer window in the summer….. should have got our man ages ago.

    But when you put them both together they are:-

    hi everyone. Munster here


  • Goldmbemba

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Sorry Ed. There are certain news outlets that are reliable and some which arent.

    How do the Sun of all people know that we’re going to bid 18m?

  • Tsunki

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #12

    😀 😀 😀


    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Have to agree, yeah the dutch league can cough up some clangers in players.. but we are not prime candidates for top class strikers, so we have to get what we can,and that includes fees, wages..and more importantly who is willing to come…we can put any name out there…. doesn’t mean we can afford them or they are willing to come…as for this lad, his goals and assists are very good over the last few seasons…and has played regular….who else could we get for the money,who is in form and played regular over last few years…. theres not many i can think of??

  • Toondog2

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #14


    If he signs. I just hope Rafa is happy about him.

    Hopefully he will score the Goals that will keep us up. That’s what he is going to be paid very well to do.
    The Toon Army always support every player but they do expect full effort and commitment in return . Time will tell if Jorgi measures up.
    In the meantime HWTL

  • Mactuff

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Munster/ Jib
    Don’t worry aabout cousin Tuff he knows nowt about football.
    The old coot has not been to a game since 1969 when I got him a ticket he still has na paid me the right old git. Noot even a card at Chrissy.
    Last spoke
    Said he didn’t like crowds at games so I guess he’s probably going to watch the mackems.

  • canny lad

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Feyenoord out in the Dutch press today saying they want 25M Euro (22M quid) and have no need to sell. Someone’s lying. So if you have a debate and The Sun is involved and one party is lying, what does that tell you ?

  • Mr Funk

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #17

    I have read that Feyenoord should sell Jorgensen because they are not going to get into the Champions League and this is the only way to get additional money for next season.

  • nufc 11

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #18

    I have to say I didn’t see anything of note with this lad, you wouldn’t even know he was on the pitch type the exact polar opposite of whats needed, but hey, nufc can afford his wages. VERY LIKE JANESEN SPURS SIGNED FEW YEARS BACK. HE HAS A International TEAM MATE, Yusi Poulsen plays in Germany very like Diego Costa a pit bull type rather have him in a relegation dogfight.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 26, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #19

    woah – triple tag team on the offensive – Jib, Moanster and Mactuff.

    Always handy to flush out the scrotes from time to time.

  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 26, 2018 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #20

    I thought this was actually real news and I was slightly pleased, until I read reported in the sun.

  • Geordie-john

    Jan 26, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Calm Down everyone it’s from the Sun newspaper. Cashley has probably promised them £20 each if they print it. I hope they got the money up front !


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