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Striker Still Seems Keen To Join Newcastle This Summer

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.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


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10 comments so far

  • bettyswallocks

    May 24, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Tosun…… Feel free mate, if the cap fits and all that.

  • willowdalerez

    May 24, 2018 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #2

    If Rafa will only do a loan on Abraham (which is my guess), I’d rather we do another loan for Kenedy. Bring in Jorgensen permanent and see if Celtic will sell Moussa Dembele (the other moussa dembele 😉 He seems a great prospect in the Abraham mould and scored well with a lot of assists (stats here https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/moussa-dembele/profil/spieler/229004#subnavi)

    Could see that being a good strike force then unload the Horse to whomever will take him (if Dubai has it right and he’s on 50k a week we may have to subsidize those wages to get a taker and sell Mitrovic keeping Gayle in the mix for one last season)

  • willowdalerez

    May 24, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Above should read “If Chelsea will only do a loan on Abraham”

  • bettyswallocks

    May 24, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Willowdarez,…….. You can’t loan more than one player from a club. This has been highlighted many times now. Sharpen up lad.

  • willowdalerez

    May 24, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #5


    I know that. That’s the whole point of my post!

    If we have to choose between a loan for Kenedy or a loan for Abraham (because I don’t see Chelski selling either except at extortion level pricing that Ashley won’t sanction) I’d take Kenedy on loan and look elsewhere for a striker.

  • willowdalerez

    May 24, 2018 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Question for the blog

    Anyone else go after Dembele (from Celtic) to challenge for CF?
    If so, anyone know if Celtic are willing to sell Dembele?

    He’s much in the Ashley mould (cheap and young prospect)
    Has skills just check for some video on youtube etc.
    And Rafa clearly wants a big target at CF (Jorgy and Tammy are both 1.9m, the Horse is 1.92m but Dembele’s no pygmy at 1.83m)

    Seriously worth a look I would think.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 24, 2018 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Loan. Loan. Loan….This is all that appears open to Rafa unless we Sell. Sell. Sell..

  • willowdalerez

    May 24, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #8

    BTW the reason I’d go for a loan for Kenedy over Abraham is Kenedy clearly did a job for us at LW and knows our system (also canny left wingers are in short supply – loads of potential tap in artists to target)… No need for Rafa to work him in slowly whereas Abraham is coming off a disappointing showing and why take the chance where there are other options available.

  • hibbit

    May 24, 2018 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Celtic have a value of 25/30m £’s on Moussa Dembele with Man U and Chelsea sniffing around him according to the Daily Record

  • nufc 11

    May 26, 2018 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Jorgensen has an international team mate yusi Poulsen plays in Germany very like Diego Costa a pit bull type that defenders hate to play against exactly the Rafa type will be a star aftet the W.C.


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