Newcastle are engaged in a long drawn out bid to sign one of their transfer targets this month.
So what’s new?
Mike Ashley is trying to get a good deal for Nicolai Jorgensen but time is of the essence, and it could be we will miss out on the Danish striker.
But not before more precious days have been lost in the transfer window.
Newcastle fans rightly point out that Jorgensen cost only £3.5M 18 months ago when he was signed from Copenhagen, so how can he be worth £20M now?
That may not be the right way to look at it.
Jorgensen is worth £20M to Newcastle if he helps us to avoid relegation and with the drop losing a minimum of £100M next season.
It’s the equivalent of value pricing in consulting when you set the price of the product on what the value is to the customer – not what it costs the consultant group to produce.
They are usually high-profit deals.
We hope we can get this lad through the door and soon too.
Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner
If we don’t sign Jorgensen, I feel it’s the beginning of the end for Rafa #nufc
— Adam Smith (@adam_smith1990) January 26, 2018
You just know Jorgensen’s going to join Bryan Ruiz & Saido Berahino on the list of strikers that we never actually wanted to sign but just hoyed in bids to feign ambition. #NUFC
— David O’Neill (@DavieONeill) January 26, 2018
If it gets too 1st Feb and we don’t have him in, no excuse will suffice.
Cheap skate bastards man!!!
— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) January 26, 2018
Mike Ashley: “I’m willing to spend £20m”
Rafa: “great, we need a striker, Slimani and Jorgensen are valued at £20m each”
Ashley: “I’ll bid £12m”
Rafa: “But you said you’d break our transfer record…”
Ashley: “they rejected the bids” ?#NUFC
— Dan (@dantweets258) January 24, 2018
This “bid” for Jorgensen is CLASSIC Ashley. Player valued at €20m We’ll bid €12m then walk away saying at least we tried #nufc
— Michael Close (@closeyjnr) January 24, 2018
So rafa wanted Jorgensen in summer. Know nowt about him but that’s good enough for me. Now the hard bit. Won’t hold my breath. #nufc Ashley likes to bid 2/3 valuations but wants full value when selling. Good in theory. Doesn’t work
— the realist (@howay51) January 24, 2018
The dickheads will probably offer the initial £20m asking price for Jorgensen or someone else on deadline day, knowing full well it will be rejected because the selling club would be unable to replace him. This game’s been done to death. The #NUFC way.
— Kris (@Kris_Newcastle) January 26, 2018
I am sure some if not everyone tried to relate to Ashley and put themselves in his shoes to understand the business side of it but the penny dropped when he messed up..again when he messed about Rafa by reverting to type. He will never change #nufc
— bobby martins (@BobbyGoa) January 26, 2018
#NUFC have a second bid for Jorgensen rejected. Seen it so many times before. ‘Couldn’t get it over the line’. Maybe if you offered more than two balloons and a penny chew you might get your man #AshleyOut pic.twitter.com/mC7txj4xMM
— Scottish Mags ??????? (@scottish_mags) January 26, 2018
If they’re not going to pay the going rate for Jorgensen then it’s time to move on. Deal for Sakho? Schurrle on loan? Just do some business ffs #NUFC
— Ben Broad (@JarnyBen) January 26, 2018
Simple fact of the matter is that Ashley is a chancer that hit lucky when sports direct floated on the stock exchange and made an instant fortune,he didnt do any due diligence due to his arrogance and stupidity,I personally hope he loses a fortune #nufc
— Anonymous (@anonymousChap9) January 25, 2018
Can’t wait for the 15m Mitro money to be used on Jorgensen, us have a net spend of 0 and then sky sports to say Ashley has put his hand in his pocket to save us #nufc
— Nick (@23nsg) January 24, 2018
This £20m Jorgensen debacle is odd. It sounds like by offering vastly under the asking price, Mike Ashley is a time waster, a tyre kicker if you will. Feyenoord could be forgiven for finding it exhausting, frustrating and a complete waste of time #nufc
— Secret Engineer (@secret_engineer) January 24, 2018
Ashley: The club will cost you £350m, and not a penny less.
Ashley: Stop wasting my time.
Feyenoord: Jorgensen will cost you €20m, and not a penny less.
— Irish Mag (@theirishmag) January 23, 2018