Newcastle are giving a decent demonstration this month of how they are unable to make decisions in the transfer market, and why it takes us weeks and often months to sign one player.
We don’t know if it’s Lee Charnley or Mike Ashley or a combination of the two.
But Newcastle must get a lot better at signing players quickly, and trying to sign Nicolai Jorgensen has been painfully slow – or should we just say painful?
Under Mike Ashley, we should also be willing to spend money, but maybe that will be irrelevant because this could be the last transfer window for Newcastle with Mike Ashley as the owner.
But we have this negative sneaking suspicion that before the summer comes, Mike Ashley will announce he cannot get the price he wants for the club and will, therefore, take Newcastle off the market.
That would be for the third time.
That will be a lot more likely if the new Premier League TV rights deal is massive and more than the current £5.1B package, which runs out in the summer of next year.
Nicolai Jorgensen – a target of Newcastle’s this month – is there time to bring him in – before Christmas?
Newcastle fans are frustrated the club always seem to struggle in the transfer market and take so long to sign players.
At how not to get things done then play the joker card of ‘couldn’t quite get it over the line.’ Has no bloody intention of spending His money on #nufc.
— Raymond Anderson (@celticlad19533) January 27, 2018
If we don’t get this striker in soon we won’t have time to get the left back, the keeper & number 10 and that in. Cough. #nufc
— Kind of a big deal (@grahamcrosby) January 27, 2018
Id be shocked if we sign anyone.. fans have been getting played most of the window thinking there could be a takeover, when the club were actually just wasting time. #NUFC
— Football Barmy (@wideon) January 27, 2018
So I know it probably wont happen…but, how would people rate the transfer window out of 10 if we finished the month with these incomings: Kenedy, N’Diaye, Dubravka, Jorgusen and/or Slimani with Mitro and or Gayle outgoing #NUFC
— Darren (@DAZM6988) January 27, 2018
I can only assume Lee Charnley approaches transfer negotiations as if he’s bartering for snide kegs on holiday. The price is the price man!!!! #NUFC
— listentoyourHartz ? #FBPE (@HermanNicol2) January 27, 2018
— N.U.F.C (@theNUFCpage) January 27, 2018
Hope we are working on deals other than jon bon jorgenson . We need boots on the ground and fast #nufc
— The Duke Of Stanley (@Steggyboy1) January 27, 2018
Looking forward to us agreeing to meet the valuation on this Dutch striker the day after the window closes #NUFC
— Sean (@sehol) January 27, 2018
If we play against Burnley with only Kennedy signed there will be absolute hell on if we haven’t scored after 30 seconds…#nufc
— Jonny Martin (@JonnyMartin1) January 27, 2018
God I hope we get taken over and Rafa stays. That is the sort of planning and know-how we have lacked for years, ever since Sir Bob and King Kev #nufc
— GM (@FightingDoc14) January 27, 2018
I rate him highly. With a run of games in a half decent team, he will prove good business. I’d love him at #NUFC
— Tommy Strong (@strong_te) January 27, 2018
Jorgensen,N’diaye & Shurrle would be good signings for #nufc and would give everyone hope of staying up. But as per usual the club just can’t see it. I’ve never known any other club to focus on 1 player at a time. It’s so embarrassing how the club is ran.
— Danny Roberts (@dannyJroberts26) January 27, 2018
Really changed my mind in this Jorgensen lad, I was convinced that he wasn’t a Rafa target, but I think it’s obvious now he is, if Rafa rates him, so do I, really want us to tie it up, at his age he could hit the ground running. Experienced player.#nufc
— ToonToon Black&White Army (@DannyyK2) January 27, 2018
Giovanni van Bronckhorst is expecting Newcastle United’s chase for Nicolai Jorgensen to go right down to the wire this month. #NUFC
— NUFC HQ (@NUFC_HQ) January 27, 2018
— Kieran Martin (@kieranlmartin) January 27, 2018
#NUFC must have spent more on scouting fees than on actual players in Mike Ashley’s time.
Wasting Scouters’ time.
— Himanshu Dhingra (@HD_07) January 27, 2018
I genuinely feel this Jorgensen deal has been agreed ages ago. It’s just to drag it out so no other signings we need are mentioned #NUFC
— GreatDaneMish #6 (@TheShieldsOne) January 27, 2018
can’t help but make me laugh that @NUFC won’t pay the money/have submitted a bid lower than Jorgensen is valued at. Yet Ashely has the nerve to call Staveley for doing the same when trying to buy the club. Someone have a word with him. p.s. that word might be hippocrate. #NUFC
— Ben Welford (@MisterBen92) January 27, 2018