Newcastle After Bargain Buy Of German U21 Forward


The Mail are reporting that Newcastle are one of the club interested in signing Schalke’s German U21 forward Donis Avdijaj.

Schalke are ready to sell the 21-year-old twice capped Kosovo international for as little as £2.5M this summer.

Avdijaj was a top teenager thought to be a budding star, but he has not played well on loan at Sturm Graz and Roda, and Schalke are now ready to sell him.

If Newcastle are really interested, then it means that Rafa has seen the talent in the youngster and he thinks he can get the best out of him at Newcastle.

Schalke’s German U21 forward Donis Avdijaj

At £2.5M it’s a low-risk proposition for Newcastle with the player becoming a free agent next summer.

Avdijaj played for all the German Youth sides though U21 but then made his International debut for Kosovo.

This seems like an opportunity for Benitez to get a player who has class but had had a poor time of it for a couple of years.

We’ll have to wait and see if there’s real interest from the Magpies but if there is it seems a low-risk proposition for the club.

He’s played only 12 times for the Schalke first team with 2 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


13 comments so far

  • Jib

    May 16, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 16, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Allerdyce gone

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  • Geordie-john

    May 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Who the Flock is he ?

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  • Geordie-john

    May 16, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Allerdyce Back on the dole again ! But with a £6M bung. He might not get his dole straight away.

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  • Geordie-john

    May 16, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #5

    In answer to my own question, Quite a quick 2 footed pacey youngen that doesn’t look too bad

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  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    May 16, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #6

    QPR…..don’t do it, by Christmas you’ll be approaching Allerdyce, and by next summer you’ll be wooing David Moyse.

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  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    May 16, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #7

    …..after you’ve dropped a league!

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  • RobLeenio

    May 16, 2018 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #8

    No thanks – if we want a nippy striker of average height in his early 20s, let’s use Adam Armstrong instead. At least I can pronounce his name.

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  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    May 16, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Wonder what Allerdyce’s net worth is. Obviously many millions. You’d think he’d see a specialist about those freakin’ cold sores!

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  • Jib

    May 16, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Armstrong has confirmed he’s returning to NUFC

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  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    May 16, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #11

    It’d be nice to see him get settled and a few games under his belt.

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  • wynsleap

    May 16, 2018 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #12

    The Toon need to clear out ALL the strikers we have as none of them are consistent Premiership quality and get as much cash in for them as possible. Maybe £30 – £35m? Then we can purchase at least ONE top striker and a couple of good ‘uns to complete the squad.The number of 1-0 and one goal margin defeats we had last season show exactly where our failings were. Let Perez, Diame, Shelvey, Hayden and Merino grow in stature and experience and our midfield will be OK. One more cover CB (release Clark) and a couple of competent full backs to put pressure on Dummett and Yedlin will do the job nicely. Sell Darlow and Elliott for a few quid and bring in another goalkeeper with Woodman as back up and we’ll be good to go.
    To achieve that wouldn’t cost a kings ransom I think.

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  • KevinLee

    May 16, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Kosovo boy, too thin, next

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