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Newcastle Reported To Be Moving Quickly For Top Target

Newcastle United have been interested in Galatasaray winger Garry Rodrigues since late last year,  and reports are coming out of Turkey (outlet Milliyet) that Rafa is willing to offer £20M for the player and wants the deal done quickly.

That fee is said to be double what West Ham are willing to offer for the player.

Newcastle are said to have bid £6M for the player in January, so it seems strange if the offer has suddenly gone up to £20M.

Rodrigues has had an excellent season for Galatasaray and news in January was that he was keen to join Newcastle this summer.

Garry Rodrigues – 27-year-old Galatasaray winger

We know Rafa wants to get players in very early this summer so it would not be a surprise if the manager was directly involved in trying to get the deal tied up quickly.

In 39 total appearances for Galatasaray this season he’s scored 10 goals and has 11 assists.

Newcastle finishing in the top half of the table should help us to bring in our priority targets this summer, and Rafa wants to get his top targets this time.

Last summer Rafa wasn’t given much money by owner Mike Ashley and had to go down his list of targets.

But it has to be different this time around, and Rafa wants some class brought into his squad for next season.

Garry has been at Galatasaray for only 18 months, and he cost only £3M from PAOK.

His contract still has three years to run with the Turkish powerhouse.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 15, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Rafa: Will you join my project?
    Top transfer target: Will you be here next year.
    Rafa: I’m not sure!
    Top transfer target: Mmm

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Get the deal sorted, give the man his new deal with what he wants and stop talking bollix about what the club generates, horses, carts and pantomime villains.

  • Jib

    May 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #3

    We’ve bid €23M according to some
    media outlets

  • dig-n-dig22

    May 15, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    A strike rate of about 1 goal every 4 games, he most likely won’t achieve that in the Prem

  • lochinvar

    May 15, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Garry Rodriques – come on Rafa gives us a break. How on earth can I come up with a song for his surname ? Garry maybe but Rodriques ?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 15, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #6

    We certainly do need goals from midfield as well as strikers so its good we are being linked with wingers who score goals!

    Rafa signed a guy from the dutch league for Napoli who is a goal machine called Mertens so hopefully we can get another player who can do a similar job for us!

  • DubaiMicky

    May 15, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Jib 23m Euros is around £20m.

    This is agent talk, pushing up the price.

  • Phil K

    May 15, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Utter crap. Its the selling club trying to start an auction with West Ham
    He’ll go for a maximum of 10

  • mfw13

    May 15, 2018 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #9

    How many wingers do we need?

    Already have Ritchie, Atsu (currently buried on the bench after being our top signing last summer) and Murphy (also a top signing last summer). Never mind our stated desire to get a deal done for Kenedy, who is also a winger.

    We need a striker, not more wingers…..


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