Newcastle Could Now Miss Out On Jorgensen


Newcastle’s second bid for Nicolai Jorgensen took over a week to put together and was immediately rejected by his Feyenoord club.

Out first bid was reported to be £14M, but Feyenoord want at least £20M, so we assume our second offer was less than that.

But this is Newcastle doing their business in the transfer market.

And we have seen this before when it drags on and on, and Newcastle eventually fail to sign their man because they will not pay the going rate.

Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley – painfully slow doing transfer deals

At some point, they give up and turn to other targets.

That could happen with Jorgensen, but the problem is there are just 5 days left in this transfer window, and we must get at least one striker in if we want to ensure our survival in the Premier League come May.

They seem to be wanting to pay what the club values the player at, and that’s usually a good few million below the selling price asked by the sellers.

And under Ashley it’s almost the case that if we cannot get a good deal for a player, then we don’t do the deal.

And that’s just one reason that the transfer windows have been so frustrating for fans over the last eleven years.

It’s January, and there’s always a premium on a player in the transfer market – especially for Premier League clubs and especially those in trouble fighting relegation.

Newcastle are currently in both those categories.

Rafa wants players in as soon as possible, and if we could get Jorgensen in now, the Danish International would have a chance to be on the bench for our next league game at home to Burnley next Wednesday night.

Somehow we don’t think that’s going to happen.

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16 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #1

    The striker that Brighton signed has a hamstring injury so won’t even play for a few weeks!!

    No guarantee he will hit the ground running so they could be in the bottom 3 by that time!!

    5
  • Mindshaft

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s typical Ashley , can’t believe anyone is still actually surprised

    8
  • lochinvar

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Gimps (from previous)
    Rodwell
    Don’t
    Behave

    0
  • baty1963

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Typical Ashley business buy cheap sell high much like his shop strategy

    3
  • migmarra

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #5

    I hope we don’t spend £20mil on this player. He is not worth it, move on and fined someone better.

    7
  • migmarra

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #6

    I hope i also learn to spell one day…find….not fined.

    3
  • ashleysmate

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #7

    Groundhog Day anyone?!!

    2
  • lochinvar

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Jorgensen is on £20,000 a week which is nice work if you can get it.
    However he wants to join Newcastle and get the pay boost that comes with it.
    We’ve offered £15m , they want £25m now apparently when it was only £20m before.
    Go on Charnley I dare you to break the club record and offer £17m and watch as that record stays intact.
    Mind £16m back in 2005 would be worth significantly more now so by comparison and in the context of today’s transfer market and Sky TV revenues paying £20m to do the deal is chicken feed.
    Make it so.

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #9

    I’d rather have loic remy back, has plenty of pl experience and knows exactly where the goal is, is rather us have him then Watford

    6
  • Bambams

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s all a bit of a mess and an old saying ” Don’t expect bad men to do good”…..

    The longer this goes on suggests nothing will happen, no more signings and Rafa will be dangled the carrot….’Keep the club in the PL and Staveley will buy in the summer”

    But who knows what will happen in the summer…..

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  • JohnJ

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #11

    So the fat shopkeeper is draging his feet – so what’s new there! He’s gambling with our team once again!!!

    A It’s blatantly obvious that we someone who knows where the goal is!

    B It’s blatantly obvious we need to start winning games that we are losing or drawing!

    C It’s blatantly obvious that if we don’t get A (goals) + B (points) Mr Ashley will lose £millions should we be relegated! Just what is it that he doesn’t see/get? Haway man just dig a bit deeper into your funds to protect the club that you own!!! It’s not rocket science!

    5
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Not at all upset on this. 22M is ridiculous. Surely there are some short term loans or even swaps we could do for far better proven players, who although may be expensive in wages, will be far less as a temporary fix to beat the drop, than hoying 22M and wages on Jorgansen.

    That said, either Charnley is an awful negotiator or is just another yes man under orders. It’s always rinse and repeat with ashley. Bishop spin, pretend to sell the club, reject any offers, make endless false transfer claims around ST renewal time. If Kenedy is the only incomer, we’re gone, Rafa or not. A miracle worker would struggle with this hard working but very limited group.

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  • Liddle

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #13

    “Mind £16m back in 2005 would be worth significantly more now..,..”
    !!!!!!
    Another economist -?

    0
  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #14

    Another day and another tumbleweed blows through Charnleys office

    0
  • JohnJ

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #15

    Just for your info guys £16m (2006) would be worth approx £23m now but that’s not in football terms!

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  • Thunder and lightning

    Jan 26, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #16

    @11 it iis rocket science but Ashley and his pals are thick tw@ts

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