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Newcastle Put In Bid For 29 Year-Old International Midfielder

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is keen to get more players through the door at Newcastle and today Newcastle announced the signing of 8.8M Florian Lejeune from Eibar.

And there are more on the way according to Managing Director Lee Charnley at the Fans Forum meeting last Thursday night.

These signings will help alleviate the anxiety that was creeping in with  some Newcastle fans, because of so few signings so far this summer.

29 year-old Hull city midfielder Kamil Grosicki

One of our targets this summer is Hull city midfielder Kamil Grosicki, who only signed for Hull City for £7M in January and could cost the Magpies as much as £10M.

The Guardian is reporting we have put a bid in for the 50 times capped Polish International (9 goals).

The £10M is the release clause in the Hull contract he signed in January, should Hull City be relegated last season – which they were.

There are a number of Premier League clubs after the Polish winger and they include Crystal Palace, Watford and West Brom.

Watford could even be the favorites to sign the 29 year-old, since the manager who signed him at Hull City – Marco Silva – is now the new Watford manager.

He was hired Walter Mazzarri was fired at the end of the season, with the club finishing 4th bottom of the Premier League.

Silva’s now their 7th manager since December 2013 – a short 44 months – so the average of the manager’s tenure at the club lately is around 6 months.


Grosicki made 15 appearances for Hull City with no goals and 5 assists last season.

The Polish winger played in his homeland until 2011 when he joined Turkish club Sivasspor and three years later moved to French club Rennes.

What do you think about this possible signing for Newcastle?

Comments welcome.


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18 comments so far

  • ZIPPIE57

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #1

    No thanks

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #2

    It does look like a summer of bargain basement players! Hooray!

  • corkypants

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Good news with Lejeune and if Rafa wants this guy I trust him! go get em Rafa

  • Salmon T

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Seems the club decided to go for the cheap.Won’t expect anymore surprises.
    Started to hate Mr Wallace Ashley.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #5

    This player is good and cheap too. He is very quick and tricky on the ball and an upgrade on what we have now. I hope we sign him.

  • kc2012

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #6

    This guy would be a decent signing imo. Was very good at Rennes and looked very decent even in that very poor Hull side. Quick and very tricky player. Doubt were actually bidding for him though.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Sign him up!

  • Phil K

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Never seen him, haven’t a clue about him. Couldn’t have done great as his club submerged quickly and I don’t recall his name being mentioned as particularly good in a poor side unlike one or two others like Snodgrass. But if Rafa says he’d be good thats good enough for me

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Only thing I know about him was he tore the Mackems apart at end of season until he went of injured

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10

    He also won the PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month award for April, beating the likes of Roberto Firmino and Eden Hazard to the prize.

  • barkel

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Like many on here I don’t really know that much about him but 5 assists in 15 in a very poor side isn’t too bad. Mad that we’re talking now saying £10 million is cheap or bargain basement. I’d much rather we paid out less for unknowns rather than say £30 million on Sissoko type players

  • martoon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    I’m not sure why people are surprised we are going for cheaper options – we know our transfer kitty is substantially less than other clubs as we only got the parachute payment which is about £60m less than if we had stayed in the Premiership!

    Also for those of you who study the training pics was there any sign of Gouffran?

  • Pardews Priceless Bulls#*t

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #13

    I would sooner we bring in a winger for £10m who got an assist every third game in the premier league last year than spend £15m+ on a 22 year old who might come good but hasn’t played a minute in this league

  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #14

    Fifty caps for Poland
    In the Euro 2016 quarter finals in Marseilles (1 – 1 AET) he put a great cross in for Lewandowski

  • expatmag

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #15


    Didnt see any photos of Mitrovic either

  • expatmag

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #16


    He could be a useful acquisition as his workrate is excellent. He has pace and power, knows where the goal is and two footed as well.

  • martoon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #17

    expatmag – Interesting about Mitrovic although he may have been allow extra holiday because he played for Serbia in the qualifiers.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 4, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Kacper – can you have a word in his ear to tell him how wonderful the Toon is and that we will all say great things about him on the blog – which by the way is great, good job well done !


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