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Opportunity Opens Up For Newcastle To Sign One Of Their Top Targets

Newcastle have managed to get their second signing completed with Florian Lejeune finally joining the club on Monday morning and now Newcastle are seriously considering a move for Burnley striker Andre Gray –
now that talks with Burnley on a new contract have completely stalled.

Gray has only a year left on his contract and he has been a Newcastle target for a while now and with Rafa in Newcastle taking preseason training, we can believe Rafa wants Lee Charnley to go in and get a deal done quickly for Gray.

West Ham are the other club really interested in the 26 year-old striker who is a very good technical player.

26 year-old Burnley striker Andre Gray

But Andre Gray is also said to be interesting Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.

Gray wants a pay rise to stay at Burnley and that wage is reportedly close to £70K/week  and his agent has failed to reach any agreement with Burnley.

Burnley are not in  a good position with Gray, because if they don’t sell him this summer he could become a free agent next summer or go for a much reduced fee in the January transfer window.

Gray could still cost more than £10M but in this day and age that’s not a bad price for a player of Gray’s ability who could become a better player under Rafa Benitez at Newcastle.

Andre had a decent season in the Premier League scoring 10 goals in 36 total appearances last season for the Turf Moor club and the season before that while in the Championship Andre scored a good 23 goals in 42 total appearances.

He joined Burnley two years ago on a three year deal for around £6M after spending a couple of seasons at Brentford and before that a couple of seasons at Luton Town.

Rafa Benitez is trying to get some additional speed into the team this summer and Andre has that and he is also an accomplished player too.

We think Andre would be a good signing for Newcastle, but it all depends if he wants to join the Rafalution at Newcastle and Rafa only wants players who want to play for Newcastle United.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Apparently, Ings is going to be loaned back to them for the season, with option to buy. Their 8 million bid for Assombababolongolonga was turned down by Forest.

  • martoon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Using Ashley calculations, say, £10m transfer fee and £70k per week for a 5 year contract would be a total of £28.2m – is he worth that???

  • Tsunki

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Please can you ensure that you get proof of another posters worthiness to support NUFC before engaging with them as per Jibs criteria, don’t want to give any worthless “fans” from overseas blog time do you? 😐

  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #4


    Haha You’ve started something now

  • Toondog2

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Is that how the calculations are done these days.in which case I dread to think how much the top 6 clubs are paying . Everton this year has spent £100m or so on transfer fees never mind the wages .
    Perhaps that’s why our transfer window is relatively slow .Rafa trying to spend wisely

  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #6


    And there on the verge of signing Rooney as well. Imagine what wage structure has to be configured for him

  • Toondog2

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #7


    Terrifying thought .
    How much would he be on at Everton if he moved ?
    £200k per week ?£100 k ?
    A drop from £300k , ridiculous for someone who is past his best and too slow now for the EPL

  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #8



    Haha You’ve started something now

    Of course he has – it saves him from having to talk footy – his weakness

  • Toondog2

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #9

    What do we think about Joe Hart ?

    Again how much should his wages be ?
    Allegedly on £130 k per week .
    Would be worth it if he reduced his demands , but it’s the commitment to the cause is what I look for . Players who want to play for the Toon .

  • Toondog2

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Is Andre Gray 26 yrs old? Didn’t realise that thought he was younger

  • Toondog2

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #11

    I think I was getting him mixed up with Demarai Gray

  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #12

    You can understand Rafa’s dilemma

    Some of last seasons loanees may return vastly improved

    Krul was under world class goalkeeping coach Carlo L’Ami at Ajax
    Saivet looked good at Les Verts
    Siem de Jong did OK at PSV
    And then there’s the young’uns
    Adam Armstrong ,Ivan Toney ,Macaulay Gillesphey ,Sean Longstaff ,Callum Roberts, Alex Gilliead – are all a year stronger

    He has to assess them fairly quickly

  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #13

    Man City won’t loan Hart
    They’ll sell him for £20m
    According to the bookies there’s us and West Ham front runners to buy him

  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #14

    Pep Guardiola says he has no problem selling Hart to ManU
    Personally I think that’s where he’ll end up


    Jul 5, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Gray would be a bad signing for us, he’s no better than the players we have. If Mitrovic started 40 premier league games he’d score more than 10 goals. Also on a purely technical basis he’s not that good either, just watch him try to run with the ball and drag his shots goalwards. He reminds me of Leon Best, that’s about his level.


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