Can Newcastle Get Wijnaldum Back For Next Season – It’s Possible


Midfielders Naby Keïta and Fabinho have already moved this summer to Liverpool, and it could mean that former Newcastle midfielder Gini Wijnaldum could be crowded out next season on Merseyside as competition for places increases.

So it may have been expected there would be a report that Rafa Benitez wanted Wijnaldum back on Tyneside since it seems just what we need – a creative midfield player.

And that article has come from Turkish Football who report there are some stories in Turkey that Newcastle have indeed bid for the player.

Gini Wijnaldum – could he return on loan?

Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce are also reported to be very interested in taking the Dutch International to Turkey this summer.

Gini played well in his only season at Newcastle when he scored 11 goals in 40 appearances for us with 5 assists – but of course, we were relegated and he left.

He’s a class player and that’s what Rafa wants in the Newcastle squad – a lot more class.

We sold Gini to Liverpool for £25M two years ago and of course, we cannot afford to bring him back at that price.

But Rafa still has one loan available from a Premier League club, having brought Chelsea winger Robert Kenedy back on loan for the season earlier this week.

So maybe the way Newcastle can get Gini back would be on a loan move?

The Chronicle has reported we have not made an approach to Liverpool to sign him – as reported in Turkey.

But it will be interesting to see if Rafa wants him back because given the Newcastle team we have at the moment he could offer some real class in midfield.

Rafa also said in early 2016 that the Dutchman was such a good player he could play in several different positions – so he is versatile too.

And Rafa has good ties with Liverpool – his former club – to make a loan deal happen.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


62 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #1

    If we sold Gini to Liverpool on the standard installment plan, potentially there are some payments still outstanding which would realistically be knocked off any fee we agreed with Liverpool for a potential buy-back.

    Does that make sense? I hope so – essentially we could get him on the cheap because Liverpool haven’t finished paying for him yet.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #2

    “A creative midfield player” – that’s debatable.

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  • BenbulbenMag

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Ron – true, the position and role he’s played for Liverpool has not been creative but he wasn’t bad for us.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #4

    Not sure about your maths or logic there Rob. We’d be buying him back for far more than we originally paid for sure, basically full whack. Won’t happen, nor should it. Better to look for the “guy” that we bought originally.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Jesper, not sure how much more clear I can be

    You whinged because the Kenedy deal terms were too short (one year loan)

    You whinged because the Colback deal terms were too long (5 year permanent)

    You asked in the context of the length of Colback’s contract how long we had signed Ki Sung Yeung up for, which was evidently a precursor to a winge about that too (I think it’s a 3 year permanent deal btw, so I don’t think you could whinge but even so).

    Your negativity is tedious.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Nicky, price is set by the value the market places on a commodity. I’m not sure that Gini is worth any more now than the 25M Liverpool paid for him, but I’m prepared to admit I could be wrong in today’s runaway market.

    Say we have £10M owing to us from the original sale, that would mean we could get him for £15M net spend, which makes him far more affordable.

    Whether we want him back or not is another matter.

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  • G

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Not sure how I feel about this rumour. From what I have read, we haven’t even made an enquiry, however, he did give us decent service under Rafa, but under McClown he was the first to let his head drop when results were not going our way.

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Jesper

    It must be ask jesper a question day so here goes.

    A few threads back you suggested the club could pay some of Colback wages when he moves.

    Are you suggesting the club should continue to pay the wages of a player they’ve sold or are going to sell when they are at their new club?

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #9

    No it’s not possible Ed. Way out of our price range. If he was with 5-10 mil then maybe

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #10

    I’d say Widjnaldum would take 30 mill minimum from our budget, he’s young and a Champions League finalist and all that jazz, as well as actually being very good. Plus he’s too well placed to want to come to us you’d have to think, and Rafa benched him. I’d inquire about James Milner.

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #11

    naa don’t want him back really, he soon bolted when we were relegated same as townsend as well maybe gini did it another way but all in all they soon jumped ship

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Got to love that mahrez had his mum with him to sign his contract in front of the press.

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  • BenbulbenMag

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #13

    Nicky – Milner could be interesting but I’d say the wages would kill us.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Ben

    That would be 50% of the time!

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  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #15

    We’d be more likely to sign Sissoko than Wijnaldum…

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  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #16

    There was £2M in conditional add-ons as
    well as the £23M fee for Wijnaldum.
    We possibly got some money when he appeared
    in a CL final.
    Although many clubs buy from NUFC on the never never
    I don’t believe Liverpool is one of those.

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #17

    Prime or panda

    I think paying wages for a sold player happens
    I know rooney is still being paid by man u
    And now he is moved again a % of his dc United contract will be paid by utd and Everton up till the contract they signed ends
    It’s a way of offloading high earning players

    Not sure on the Everton part but man u subbed his wages to Everton to get rid and will continue till the end of his man u contract

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #18

    Rob…thanks for cleanup the question about the duration of Ki’s contract.

    Still not sure why you keep confusing a loan deal with a permanent deal as to Kenedy…no one has been saying anything about his loan being too short!

    Where do you have that from?

    The whine part is on your own account 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #20

    OP…we are paying for Colback anyway so if any holdup on a transfer fee has to do with his wage demand then we not help out for the duration of his contract with us?

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #21

    Beer

    I can see why man u would when Rooney is on 300g a week, it would make more sense to give Colback a free, unfortunately he’d want a payment of us too

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #22

    Jesper

    See just bellow your last

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  • Spoof

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #23

    Jib, are you sure that Liverpool don’t pay by instalments, I could be wrong but did Derek Llambias in one of his drunken brands not take the pi$$ of of Liverpool because we fined them for a late payment on the Andy Carroll fee.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #24

    Is this on the “You couldn’t make it up” blog?

    Andy Carroll has ruptured his ACL after falling from a balcony when both himself and Winston Reid were found attempting to climb into their hotel room drunk after breaking curfew, both players sent home.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Brands —- rants

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #26

    Reading between the lines of Rafa’s comments in the Ronnygill I think we need to be prepared for a very low net spend this window.

    Of course the transfer market is difficult to operate in as more clubs are chasing the few available worthwhile targets but Ashley’s obsession with running a very tight ship is going to disillusion Rafa sooner than later.
    Where other clubs have owners prepared to back the manager or at least allow them to spend against future revenue , Ashley and his sidekick Charnley have now become adept at spending the bare minimum and somehow fannying everyone along that things will improve.
    I am sure that Ashley who is completely paranoid about wasting money has pointed out that we have a lot of dead wood hanging around the club that don’t ever contribute or justify their salaries. He has also more than likely questioned why we have a youth set up when there are hardly ever any youngsters that make the grade and play for the first team. I tend to agree and am happy that Rafa appears to have realised that some of these youngsters deserve a chance.
    In this regard Rafa is not under as much pressure as other managers who are loathe to give youngsters a chance to establish themselves and gain experience due to their job’s being on the line with every defeat. We all know that PL survival is Ashley’s only concern, which should allow him enough leeway to experiment with the younger players.
    In my opinion the only chance we have of retaining Rafa lomg term is that he considers the whole charade under Ashley a challenge to build a winning team on a shoestring budget. He has already though publicly stated that he expects the club to do things in the transfer market that is normal for a football club. Over to you Mike!

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #27

    Stoke were reported to be trying to entice Ritchie with a £4m deal for him so no doubt his Agent is keen to pursue that for his cut thank you very much. However they are also reported as only being prepared to spend £15m on the Ritchie project so that ‘s £11m transfer fee and £4m personal deal which they clearly think is enough to turn his head – it certainly turned mine. In reality we want £15m plus for one of our star players so with a £4m deal for Ritchie Stoke are looking at the sharp end of £19m-£20m. Loosing Shaquiri to Liverpool might bring some money in for them but weaken their squad so is Ritchie the replacement ? We shall see.

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  • Harley

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #28

    I’d take him back in a heartbeat. Pure class, on and off the pitch.

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  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #29

    We were paid in full by Chelsea for Carroll

    They paid us £35M and Liverpool £15M for Torres

    It was some sort of tax dodge to benefit Chelsea

    So surprise surprise Llambias was talking out of
    his posterior orifice

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #30

    Jesper rather than evade the question by elaborate references to other threads just answer the simple questions here.

    1/ Is Benitez responsible for poor signings yes or no that’s all you have to put.

    2/ If he’s responsible then should he be sacked yes or no?

    That’s a lot easier to do than point me to your political non answers on distant threads. You seem to be afraid to back up your accusations with your opinion why is that? Simple questions simple answers just get on with it instead of moaning with no point otherwise it will be plain to all you are just buzzing like a fridge as Thom Yorke put it.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #31

    Come on Jesper get hold of them! 🙂

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #32

    Dubai – don’t know about any balcony antics in the Balearics but what I do know that is that AC won’t play again until 2019 and £3.5m a year is good money for not playing, although I wouldn’t wish serious injury such as achilles tendon problems on anyone. His career is looking somewhat problamatic now.

    West Ham will throw money at anything that moves to curry favour with their fans and to protect their PL status but could well be worse off next season than the last season despite all their shananigans.

    West Ham duo to miss at least 3 months of Premier League season
    Carroll will be on the shelf following ankle surgery. The oft-injured striker missed the last three months of the Premier League season in 2017-18. Now 29-years old, Carroll scored just three Premier League goals in 16 games for the Hammers last term. New West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini spokes about Carroll’s absence once it was confirmed on Thursday. “This is a big blow for them and us but we hope to see them back as soon as possible,” Pellegrini said. The striker’s contract will expire in June 2019.

    Defender Reid will also be out of action for at least three months following knee surgery. The 30-year-old centre-back only played 18 times in the league last term. Reid is under contract to the Hammers until 2023.

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  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #33

    Beer
    when you post a real long url
    chop it up so it doesn’t screw
    up the blog’s pagination

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #34

    OP…just saw it! Up to £5M had quoted as a transfer fee so I wouldn’t mind us paying part of his wages for the duration of his contract to move him on…

    And as you say if we release him he’s due some sort of compensation

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  • Spoof

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #35

    Jib

    They must have been late with the one off £35m fee in that case, but I’m sure there was something in his rant about late payment, I’m sure someone could Google it. ?

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  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #36

    Conté sacked
    Abramovic is a real ass-hole

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #38

    Go read the answers Tsunki!…It seems I have already answered you 3 to 4 times…are you had at Reading?

    Does anyone know a webpage where you could record an answer to someone to re-listen to? 😉 lol

    You really are a work in progress aren’t you Tsunki lad…and a persistent one!

    Tsunki if the answers provided aren’t satisfactory you can always can my publicist! You know the number 😉

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #39

    They aren’t there Jesper just remind us all.

    You understand how to type “yes” and “no” don’t you?

    Get on with it

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  • Spoof

    Jul 13, 2018 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Give it a rest lads, it getting very boring now !!!!

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