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Report – Newcastle Make Club Record £35M Bid To Sign Bas Dost



There’s news coming out of Portugal today that Newcastle United have made a club record £35M bid for Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost, who has been a long term target for Newcastle.

The 28-year-old striker has been in terrific goalscoring form in his first season at Sporting and scored a whopping 36 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions for the Lisbon club.

The report is in the Jornal de Notícias and the bid was lodged a few days ago, according to the report.

28 year-old Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost

£35M is more than double the £17M club record fee we paid to Real Madrid for Michael Owen back in August of 2005.

Dost could be great in the Premier League and his 6ft 5ins frame makes him a great header of the ball but he’s good with his feet too and a physical player.

So Bas Dost could offer Newcastle an attacking threat from free kicks and corners and he could score the goals, but he could also knock the ball down to other strikers who can put the ball in the net like Dwight Gayle.

Bas Dost was a striker target of Newcastle a couple of years ago when he was still at Wolfsburg and the news at that time is that we bid £9M for him but for whatever reason he did not join Newcastle.

While at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga for four seasons from 2012 and he scored 48 goals in 117 games so he can certainly score the goals.

In his career so far the 28 year-old has scored a whopping 161 goals in a total of 321 first team matches.

Last year he joined Sporting Lisbon for just €10M (£8.7M) and the Portuguese club then put a huge buyout clause of €60M into his contract – which we assume nobody will be willing to pay.

But if this news is accurate it shows Newcastle are indeed willing to pay out big bucks for good players and may even explain why we didn’t want to pay the full £8.7M up front for recent signing Florian Lejeune from Eibar.

What do you think?

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237 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #161

    Well i dunno how old Bobby is but I’d have to say that post at 152 does read a bit like a senior moment 🙂 no offence just observing.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #162

    dok…thanks buddy! So far it feels good to be back home!

    How’s Texas these days? Hot as h*** I’ll assume 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #163

    It’s like that old joke about memory. You know, the one that goes….the one that….erm the one….

    Shoelaces, i think they were.

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #164

    With fun88 joining the club and nufc trying to increase the global brand i wonder if we be soon joined by a lot of fans from china.

    Geordies here geordies there
    I guess theres geordies eveywhere.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #165

    Our Toon…It sure has…needed to figure out what was important to me.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #166

    Expat, are you really that thick? YOU came on having a dig at me you psychopath. I was talking football with like minded people, but you had to come on giving it large. These are FACTS you clown. You’re the one who started the insults. Honestly, you can’t make this crap up.
    What’s your football contribution? One line about one player. That’s it. The rest have been digs at me. Ha ha! You tossers are unbelievable. Your football nous is so limited, all you can offer is insults. The lot of you Centipede morons.
    But please, enlighten us. Show me where I even bothered to talk to you scum before you started in on me. Go on gobshyte, show us.
    You can’t can you. You never can because it’s always you clowns who starts. And if it isn’t me, it’s somebody else.
    The reality is you’re lonely. You’re lonely for a reason pal, work it out. It ain’t hard.
    Football blog. I was talking football scum, you butted in, not me. Idiot.
    Still, you’ve done it again. Shown yourself up for what you are. A lonely man with nobody to talk to except your human Centipede cohorts.
    Anyway, I’m done here. Came on to talk football but as usual, the know nowts can’t discuss football so resort to insults. Then cwy like a baby when they get them back. Ha ha ha! Pathetic nobodies. Figures.
    Catch ya’ll later footy fans. A good craic ruined again by the usual suspects.
    Don’t get all excited Expat, you’ve lost, not won. I just get bored with you easily now. You offer nothing. Zilch.
    Of course now you’ll make an effort to talk football, but it won’t last because you know sweet FA. You really are that predictable.
    Later lads.

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  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #167

    I hate misuse of the English language

    Mr Tuff calls me a Zenophobe
    but
    I show no hatred or fear of someone’s country or origin

    Partisan with regard to Tyneside or Newcastle chauvinist would be much better.
    The remarks I addressed to ToonMauritius had nowt to do with his country.
    If a lad from Nottingham came on the blog and inferred that with NUFC he’d drawn
    the short straw when he and his mates were playing “picky the team to support” he ‘d get
    short shrift from me as well.
    The Toonites who have moved out the area – sound
    The people who studied in the region – fine
    Those around the world who saw the Entertainers and got the bug – smashing
    But those knobbers who drew us out of a hat without even seeing us – nahh

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #168

    Tsunki…all has been well…sorry I didn’t get the memo!

    …the rant has nothing to do with me! and if it has I am not participating..I know it’s not easy fitting kitchen in this noise 😉

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #169

    Tsunki.
    Nee body knows how old bobby really is
    Carbon dating was inconclusive
    But it was deffo after the big bang.
    And coal was still king

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #170

    Yep deafening Jesper.

    Jib is right Mr T. He’s not a Zenoohobe. The word is Xenomorph.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #171

    Though a Zenoohobe is good. I like it.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #172

    Was that a door slamming?

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #173

    Jesper

    You’ve only been back a day and the blogs descended in anarchy.
    Only joking mate

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #174

    Our Toon. Who started going to games when we were in Europe and stopped when we, turned crap. Yep, I’ll take advice of you.
    By the way, you know that player who you claimed you could say with absolute certainty we wanted, but blew his signing? We, signed him yesterday muppet. 🙂

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #175

    jesper, hot as hell, not even august yet… BTW, my laddie made the pro team academy here as the starting keeper 🙂

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #176

    tsunki – good man for speaking out!.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #177

    BobbyB

    I lost interest in your latest name calling rant by line 2.

    Could you be a little more concise with your rants please? It would become less boring, old man

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #178

    Jib, where was the bit where Mauritius said he drew the short straw? I believe what he said was that his mates who supported the easy-to-follow clubs were deriding him for his loyalty to NUFC, who he supported although there had been no sign of success.

    Your observation is as specious as it is distasteful.

    Job well done! Keep it up – that reputation of yours was hard fought for, don’t let it slip.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #179

    There’s nothing worse than an institutionalized xylophone.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #180

    Mr T – problem is Jib continues to regurgitate his venomous claptrap as if repeating it gives it credibility. He’s obviously doing it for entertainment seeing as this is an international and thereby inclusive forum. A bit of a scamp.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #181

    jesper – afternoon – doing fine – will be better in about a months’ time – holidays for 3 weeks in south west France – really looking forward to it. Be able to practice my French.

    expat – robust posting mate.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #182

    Mark

    You may have the key to the problem there….lol

    MORNING TUFF

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #183

    He would have loved Indian Magpie. It’s a shame their paths never crossed. 😀

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  • giimps

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #184

    This is just descending into chaos, catch yours later

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #185

    Tsunki
    He said that he and a bunch of mates were sitting in a bar in Port Louis and drew teams.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #186

    TUFF

    Some people have no sense of humour…….lol

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #187

    Seriously, though, two people chimed straight in this morning after Jib’s spurious blast at Mauritius. There wasn’t any real need for people arriving 10 mins or so after the fact to repeat the sentiments. It was pretty much a bellendish thing to say, though.

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #188

    Xylophone

    I am sure we where linked with him in jan
    But penfold count not get him over the line

    Where is lewspis list when we need it lol

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #189

    I thought it was Glockenspiel we were after in January? we are linked with so many players.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #190

    tsunki mmm – not sure about your assessment. We are all privvy to some outrageous comments on here over the years – which have been racist by certain parties. Those who have spouted racism historically and subsequently spout xenophobic views are probably still racists.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #191

    JIB

    Picking a team at random happens all over the world. Here in Oz, British soccer is becoming more popular with each passing year and the number of supporters who have never been to the UK but follow a particular team for some bizarre reason or anofher is widespread.

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #192

    Expat
    I just have to accept I’m a totally out of touch old fart

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  • expatmag

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #193

    JIB

    Less of the old fart

    Old git….more like it

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  • expatmag

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #194

    Anyway…back to football

    Is Reina in for 4 million and Darlow out for 5 million a good deal?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #195

    dok…congrats to your lad mate that is huge. Really amazing.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #196

    Jazzyp…trouble always seem to follow me on here 😉

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  • expatmag

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #197

    Jesper

    Welcome back…..there now. I am being nice….lol

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #198

    Well it has been fun 🙂 two days and there is still harmony…so to speak!

    Talk to you guys later

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  • ToonRich

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #199

    On Bas Dost: Diário de Notícias, however, claims it was an offer coming through an intermediary, preparing the situation for Newcastle to pay €40m for the striker. But as all the other outlets say, it was turned down.

    The newspaper claims that even if Newcastle choose to activate the release clause, Sporting will still try to convince the player to stay. That’s how much they want to keep the Dutchman who scored 35 goals for them last season.

    Could the intermediary be the Barnes bloke? Still hoping we spend this kind of money on better players!!

    @expatmag, I’d take the darlow for £5m and bring in Pepe for £3-4m

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  • expatmag

    Jul 5, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #200

    TOONRICH

    I would be utterly amazed if we signed a player this season for anything more than 15 million quid mate

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