We had reported earlier this morning that Rafa has made an early move to get Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham in on loan for the season.
That’s something Rafa tried to do last season but Newcastle couldn’t get the job done and the 20-year-old striker instead signed on at Swansea for a season-long loan.
Now there is a report in BOLD.dk that Rafa’s top striker target in January – 27-year-old Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen – would like to join the Premier League.
Mike Ashley wouldn’t pay the £20M his Dutch club was asking for back in January.
And at the end of the transfer window, literally the last few hours of January 31st – Newcastle were forced to sign 29-year-old Leicester City striker Islam Slimani on loan – and he was injured at the time.
27-year-old Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen
He remained injured with a thigh problem for two months before he could play for Newcastle and it was not a successful loan move.
This is what Nicolai Jorgensen has said in BOLD.dk:
“The Premier League is the biggest challenge for all football players. It is the league where the pace is very high and it could also be fun to try to play there one day.”
“If that happens, I do not know. But it is clear that it could be incredibly cool to try.”
“A lot of things happened. There was something personal and there was a transfer that went into the sink.”
“It caused some annoyances I had not tried before, and maybe I was not prepared to handle them properly.”
“It had nothing to do with Feyenoord. I was and am really happy to be there. But I also dream, and I’m not 22 any more.”
“That’s why I felt it was a good time to leave because I had achieved a lot in Feyenoord.”
“It took some time to get up again to recover from it, but I did, and I finished and scored in the cup final, so it was great.”
Since Newcastle tried to sign him in January Jorgensen hit some poor form in Holland – which was probably caused by the disappointment of his failed move to Newcastle.
He ended up scoring 13 goals and having 3 assists in his 33 total appearances last season for Feyenoord – so he is not exactly a prolific goalscorer.
But if Rafa is still keen on the Danish International then it looks like he would jump at the chance to join Newcastle United this summer.
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