27-Year-Old Winger/Striker Talks About His Potential Move To Newcastle


There were reports late last summer in Turkish Football that we were after Galatasaray winger Garry Rodrigues.

Newcastle were supposed to have bid £6M for him at that time, and then there was news again last month that we raised our bid to £7M, but it was turned down by the Turkish giants.

The Rotterdam-born winger has been playing excellent football since he signed for Galatasaray for €3.7m from Greek club PAOK just over a year ago.

This season he has scored 5 goals and has 7 assists in 26 total appearances for his club.

Rodrigues can play up front as a striker or on the left wing, and Rafa seems to rate him highly.

Garry Rodrigues– 27-year-old winger/striker

And according to Turkish publication Mynet, Newcastle need to double their offer to get the Galatasaray star who was asked if he would be moving to Newcastle this summer.

This is what he said:

“I will not go for less than €15M.”

€15M is £13.3M using today’s exchange rate.

He has been capped 21 times by Cape Verde (4 goals), and Fotomac have also reported on the player’s potential move today:

“Newcastle, the English Premier League team, wanted to sign Garry Rodrigues last month and offered £6M.”

“The black and whites will closely follow the performance of the star and at the end of the season will come back with a new proposal for the player, who is definitely looking to move.”

“It has been suggested that Newcastle will make an offer of £10M this time.”

If Rafa really rates the winger/striker then surely we can afford to buy him?

Maybe not – depending on how mean owner Mike Ashley decides to be this summer.

Comments welcome.


131 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Just leave this here

    https://youtu.be/ug7jf75OiNQ

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed, this isn’t going to be the last article of the day is it?

    That “Mac head in hands again” article last night almost ended in ritual murder.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Altogether now…….

    ‘”aaaaahhh- we’d sing and dancccce
    Forever and a daaayyyyyyyyy…”

    😀

    1
  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Tsunki Yep those were indeed the days my friend.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Puff, pant trying hard to keep up. repost!!

    If the silver haired one is sacked it’ll be his shortest tenure ever as a manager, probably still come out of it wheeling a barrow full of dosh and be ready for the next mugs, sorry club to employ his services.

    Comment #6
    Get a few games in first Islam, score us some goals then resubmit your application for a longer stay.

    As For Tammy didn’t he get a full England call up after his first few games at Swansea, hardly makes him a failure.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Running shoes at the ready!!!

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 19, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #7

    There’s a pattern with these transfers, Rafa uses his scouting network and network of friendly coaches around the World to identify youngsters with talent he could potentially work with to improve and turn into the finished article. He figures out what will be a reasonable price for us to offer, which should be accepted with a quick-fire bid. Then he reports this to The Chubby One via Charmless. By the time our revered leader has dithered, procrastinated and thrown up in a few fireplaces, the agents have got wind of the deal, have mentioned the ‘real’ value of the player to the club who then take this as gospel and try to have our eyes as well as our balls on a platter. Can’t see Rafa, let alone Fat Ash, going in for this player at that valuation.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 19, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #8

    What federation do Cape Verde play in?

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Feb 19, 2018 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Don’t see any point in speculating on transfers until we know what’s happening regarding the takeover> If the f@t tw@t stays, then I think Rafa will walk , who could blame him? 2+ yrs wasted based on false promises, just used as a doormat . If we do get new owners, with or without Rafa, I hope they will set their sights a bit higher.

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  • Stephen

    Feb 19, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Mister Tuff

    I too have always wondered about the motive, leaving aside the allures of his pillion passenger, for Mr Corbyn taking a motorcycle holiday in Honecker’s East Germany.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 19, 2018 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #11

    dig,
    Aye true dat.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 19, 2018 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Jail, from wiki. Seems to be connected with Portugal as it was one of their colonies.

    Cape Verde (/?ke?p ?v??rd/) or Cabo Verde (/?k??bo? ?v??rde?/, /?kæb-/) (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pronounced [?ka?u ?ve?ð?]), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde,[9] is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometres (350 mi) west of the Cape Verde Peninsula in West Africa, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi).

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 19, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Jail, Cape Verdi are in the African Federation, but have only qualified for the African Cup of Nations twice in their history, so not exactly leading lights.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2018 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #14

    So we are intensely interested in a mature leading light of the African Andorra? Two sugars please.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Going to be another long shift this one.

    1
  • Rosa

    Feb 19, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Mr Tuff
    I don’t usually come on the blog but thought I would mention Corbyn’s neighbouring constituency Holborn and St Pancras. I now live in Lesbury but in the 1980’s I was a young volunteer in the Camden Labour Party office. One day we had a surprise visit from a Czech “diplomat”. He said he was interested in learning how our election process worked. He left a gift of a large cut crystal Czechoslovak vase. Once he had gone, we inspected it thoroughly for bugs and then immersed it in boiling water, just to be sure.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 19, 2018 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #17

    Rosa

    You obviously didn’t understand crystal power, it was the bug. 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #18

    And I forget to mention a couple of days ago that the player I strongly suggested we should get in the transfer window now has 16 goals and 10 assists for this season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #19

    It’s meant to be very boring on holiday there.

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #20

    Tsunki, just wait till we have 3 weeks off due to the Spurs match being postponed…

    Groan!!!!

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  • Jib

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Rosa
    is your surname
    Luxemburg
    or
    Klebb
    ?

    1
  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #22

    I think it’s Trees.

    2
  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Yet again we read more crap regarding transfers being churned out by the chip wrappers. We hear more about transfers now than we did in the fcuking transfer window.

    Can we just concentrate on surviving in the bloody PL!!

    Doing my tw@t in man!

    1
  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #24

    …or Houses

    You get the idea.

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Or cars

    1
  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Could be Boat though …

    3
  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Could be portaloos

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #28

    It could be this blog
    rows of gobshites as
    far as the eye can see

    3
  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Rosa – you were wise to clean up the crystal left as a present by one of Corbyns “handlers” – could have been coated in poison or other noxious substances. Lucky escape there methinks.

    .

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Onto summat there jib 😉

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Has anybody seen this Rodriguez fella play? Could he be good for us? The price suddenly seems fairly high. Not sure Mikey Crabley’s got that much spare change lying aboot.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Who did you suggest Essex? The stats sound promising. He doesn’t play in the Andorran second division does he?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Good to see Dummett get a new deal but I would love to see someone in to challenge him. He’s decent but we will need better if we’re to climb the table next season. Same goes for our RB position. Yedlin is pacey but often looks shaky when defending. And what on earth does Gamez do for us? Might as well be a tree ornament. Harrumph…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Or possibly Gamez was brought in to be a garden gnome for Rafa?

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  • chicousa

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Hello all!
    Is it too soon to start discussing Bas Dost transfer rumors??!!! 😀

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #36

    What’s happening with Murphy’s contract by the way? Anybody know?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #37

    It’s actually far past time to discuss said rumours chico mate. I’m hearing the deal is on again with us upping wor bid to a staggering 5M plus Gamez, Haidara, and Curtis Good thrown in for good measure (no pun intended there).

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Chico never to soon or too late Bog Dash is a “Special Dispensation” topic which can be inserted in any thread with impunity and immunity.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #39

    Yes it’s always good to run out some top, top transfer suggestions in February Shire. That way there’s no danger we’ll get any of them. Mikey loves looking over the transfer lists on February 1st each year.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2018 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #40

    G2 i think i picture those players in the same setting as Mike Ashley does – in one of those sock bins with a “fifth pair free” sign on it.

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