Newcastle’s Second Bid Still Short Of Asking Price For Striker

You cannot blame Newcastle for trying to get a good deal on a player, but under Mike Ashley, we have taken this to a new art form.

That’s one reason we cannot get players in quickly as the club try to negotiate a price for a transfer target and it’s always painfully slow.

A good example of this was last summer when we took months to negotiate a deal for Florian Lejeune from SD Eibar.

Florian basically knew at the end of last season he would be moving to Newcastle once the two clubs could agree a deal, but it took close to three months to get the deal done.

The latest example is our attempts to get Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen through the door this month.

Nicolai Jorgensen – second bid turned down

The news today in Voetbal International is that we have made a second bid, but it has been immediately rejected.

Our first bid was made last week so it’s been a long time coming up with the second bid.

The transfer market has gone crazy and it’s much more expensive than it was a short two years ago, and Newcastle need to change on at least couple of things in the transfer market.

First of all, they have to do these deals much more quickly and not drag every deal out hoping to save a million or two here or there – and usually failing to do so.

The second thing is related and Newcastle must realize transfer prices have gone way up since the new three-year Premier League deal of £5.1B was signed eighteen months ago.

They will not come back down – in fact, they will increase further when the new Premier League rights deal is announced in February.

This bargaining (negotiating) by Newcastle is always painful as they try to get the very best deal they can and often miss out on their target.

As we did three years ago when MK Dons Deli Ali went to Spurs for £5M when Newcastle had been the front-runners for months but then delayed signing the deal trying to negotiate the agents’ fees.

Newcastle must change – and we hope Mike Ashley allows that to happen by selling the club as soon as possible this year.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jan 26, 2018 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #1

    NUFC – he must be cheap he’s unproven and just looks good in a shoddy league.
    Feyenoord – they’ve got money and they are desperate.

    Result? Nothing.

  • Singinginthecorner

    Jan 26, 2018 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #2

    Of course it would be turned down when you only increase the offer by 50p

  • lochinvar

    Jan 26, 2018 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Hibbit (from previous)
    If you’re going to throw your sandwiches at Ashley in the unlikely event that he turns up for a game then don’t waste your Prawns use Prunes to make him go

  • TudorCrisps

    Jan 26, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #4

    Really hope we can conclude some business today if not I can’t see out happening at all.

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 26, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Just imagine the reporting process here – Rafa identifies a target, tells Penfold how much it will cost, who emails Keith Bishop with a suggested price, Bishop emails the fat one with a lower suggestion, Ashley replies telling him to make it even lower, Bishop passes that to Penfold who then submits the bid. When it’s rejected, Penfold goes back to Bishop with a higher suggestion and the circle grinds round ad infinitum. No wonder it takes an age to make things happen and it doubtless frustrates the cr@p out of any selling club, not to mention Rafa and the player himself.

  • Singinginthecorner

    Jan 26, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Would rather watch paint dry than have to be put through this transfer window hell at least I know what’s going to happen to the paint….

  • giimps

    Jan 26, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #7

    Wouldn’t surprise me if we got Rodwell from Scumberland and got them to pay half his wages, he’s completely not what we need but would be cheap as no loan fee or signing on fee ……….hopefully not as we need a goalscorer but this is what Cashley has a habit of, getting players we don’t need for areas we don’t need them cos they’re cheap and damaged goods


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