Report – Newcastle Made Failed Bid Of £7M For This Player Last Month

We’re sure Rafa Benitez will attempt to get a good start to the summer transfer window this time around.

Lat summer was a disaster for Newcastle and for Rafa – and he’ll want to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen again – even if Mike Ashley is still the owner.

Newcastle have been linked with 27-year-old Cape Verde international Garry Rodrigues in the last couple of transfer windows, and Rafa could go after him again this summer.

Turkish Football are reporting that Galatasaray rejected a £6M bid from Newcastle last January and a second improved bid from Newcastle last month.

Garry Rodrigues – still a target this summer?

Rodrigues only moved to the Turkish club from PAOK last January (2017) for £3.3M so they will be making a decent profit on the player.

The latest report is that we bid £1M more last month – £7M – but clubs are now demanding a premium from Premier League clubs.

The 27-year-old winger has scored 4 goals and has 7 assists in 25 appearances for Galatasaray this season.

Rodrigues has played for five clubs in his career so far, and he could add some creativity on the wings which is one thing Rafa is looking for to improve the Newcastle side.

It’s not clear if Rodrigues will remain a firm target if Newcastle have any chance at all of signing Kenedy in the summer.

If we cannot get the Chelsea winger permanently maybe Rafa can arrange a season-long loan for the 22-year-old Brazilian, which is what he tried to do last summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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24 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 15, 2018 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Not bothered about any transfers period. All I’m bothered about is getting behind the lads for the next 11 games and ensuring we are a PL team next season. Once safety is confirmed I hope someone offers lard arse the money he wants so he can himself a nice roll of sticky sticky, and fcuks off back to la la land!

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 15, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Blogs freakishly quiet this week.

    Wonder why?!?!

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 15, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #3


    Just for



  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 15, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #4


  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 15, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Lies and damned statistics. I kept very schtum about the whole itk. Except sparky 55 who announced the sale three days before it was announced.

  • Tinman

    Feb 15, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Well done Paul. New contract well deserved.

    If we ever do get investment and climb up the table no doubt I will be calling for your head. But whilst we are relegation Scrappers your more than good enough. Plus it’s always nice to have a Geordie in the team.

  • dig-n-dig22

    Feb 15, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Why are we being linked with summer transfers? If Ashley is still in charge we won’t see any one coming in till the last day of the next January window ( loan Deals)

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 15, 2018 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Pure ignorance

  • Jib

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #9

    I think by the end of Ramadan this
    year (14 June) PCP’s clients will be
    in control at NUFC.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #10


    Any reason as to why you think it will happen then?

  • lesh

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #11


    As we all know, the problem with Ashley is that for all he says he want’s to sell, his greed’d kick in and he’d demand more than what others would see as a reasonable offer. I’m not sure he really does want to sell after all and despite his cock-ups, he’ll see the club as a cash cow that needs next to no input or effort from him. He could be offered the moon and he’d demand the sun.

    Jiblets is assuming (or is he an ITK?) that the club’s saviour(s) is/ are probably Gulf based and if that does turn out to be the case, we can but wait and see whether PCP come back and keeps the identities of her clients under wraps until Ashley’s gone.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #12


    To be honest I can’t see him selling. He just fcuks about too much and constantly moves the goalposts and demands more and more.

    Ashley is a, wants to sell, but doesn’t want anyone else to have us type!

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #13

    I thought everyone new that it is tradition to break the Ramadan fast by buying a football club.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #14


    Denis Irwin

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #15


    Really? I didn’t get that memo 😳

  • Jib

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Man City were taken over
    a month before Ramadan 2008 (August)
    However the very end of the season
    is clearly the best time for deals if possible

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #17


    We live in hope that, that day comes 🙂

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Wonder if Donald Trump and Boris Johnson have the same barber. Both have a knife and fork job of a haircut/hairstyle

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Apropos of absolutely nothing at all the end of Ramadan this year (14th June) is also the birthday of one Donald Trump esquire.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Ashley selling only made sense to me if he needed the money for something. So sparky’s info had me sold on the idea and the other ITK fueled the fire. Hopefully he wants to free up money to buy back SD, as it seems he’s managed the sparky property deal without having to sell. It’s a huge publicity machine for him and he seems only to be seen negatively by Newcastle supporters the rest of the country believing the skylies. I wouldn’t be suprised if the sale was just a ruse to garner more publicity and to distract supporters from the lack of investment. Only I can’t give him credit for being that clever. But expect a sale every year now that he’s stumbled on the idea.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Some will say Ashley doesn’t understand football but he’s been here ten years and if he’s that slow on the uptake hows he a billionaire?

    If Ashley sells it’ll be this summer, another ten years is unthinkable

    Big fan of Dummet, deserves his contract, hard working honest pro!

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Feb 15, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Just a thought, but maybe carl, Ian, Rebecca etc is actually Mrs Jail, trying to drive you off the blog and back into the arms of your family??

  • Geordie-john

    Feb 15, 2018 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #23

    YES !!! Good news from tv deal. Less than predicted by GREEDY COCK-ney Which means that Lady Amanda’s offer looks a lot more healthier to him now. Hurry up Fatman, Take the money and run before it all turns sour.

  • Ffsashley

    Feb 15, 2018 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Shire brook you need to make your mind up .3 ..4 weeks ago you were telling us deal was done with sale Now your saying he dosent want to sell make your mind man .You need a quick meeting with the other 3 stooges in the know H DB OG dummys


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