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Newcastle Need To Pay €20M For This Transfer Target

The Turkish news outlet Aksam is reporting that Newcastle have stepped up their pursuit of Galatasaray forward Garry Rodrigues.

The news is that Newcastle opened talks with Galatasaray over a potential deal to sign Garry Rodrigues.

But Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim would prefer to keep his player, but it seems he would sell but only for €20M, which is about £17.5M.

We have continually been linked with the 27-year-old Cape Verde international for some time, and it seems he will cost a sizable €20M.

Garry Rodrigues – will cost €20M

Newcastle seem to be balking at the price tag since the player cost the Turkish powerhouse only €3.7M back in January of last year when he moved from PAOK.

Rodrigues is another winger Rafa is pursuing this summer, but he will only bring one winger into the club.
Other positions like full-back, center-back, central midfield, and striker also need to be strengthened.

Newcastle reportedly offered £6M last summer for Rodrigues and then £7M in January, but nothing came of those bids.

The player himself is said to be “very keen” to join Newcastle, and he said the deal will be done for less than €15M (£13.2M).

We’ll have to wait to see if Rafa signs him and what the fee turns out to be.

Comments welcome.

33 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Jail, what a novel idea mate! 🙂 If only…

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #3

    7-8 million seems about right

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 6, 2018 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m giving up these links as a bad job. Chances are the second signing of the season will come totally out of the blue and we’ll know nowt about it until he’s holding a shirt with his name on the back.
    Until then the links will keep pouring in. Some of those suggested by sites like the Transfer Tavern are just crazy.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 6, 2018 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Why should what they paid for him have any bearing in a fee now? We only paid three and a half million for Lascelles, does that mean we can’t demand £50m now?

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 6, 2018 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #6


    You say Ashley has us financially stable.
    You may want to reconsider that.
    Our debt has increased exponentially – to Ashley!
    Our commerical revenue streams to the club are now and have been over time negligible.
    And 2 relegations and flirtations with relegation to boot.

  • Mattroge

    Jun 6, 2018 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #7

    In regards to Beardsley I attended a talk-in he did at Bedlington Terriers a few back, he came across as very “old school” swore a lot & ripped to shreds the attitudes of Tavernier, Ranger & Adam Campbell.

    In the Q & A section at the end somebody questioned Newcastle’s track record with bringing through youngsters which Beardsley answered with “if somebody doesn’t make it, it’s their fault not mine” to be honest he just seemed completely exasperated in general with the younger players & put all of the blame onto them for not having the desire or determination to make it.

  • Slank

    Jun 6, 2018 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Bobbybee @ 4

    We are going to be unindated with these articles.

    I agree with you that the next signing (if not one of our loanees) will come out of the blue.

  • Pottsclock

    Jun 6, 2018 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Rotonda, but our debt has not increased exponentially with Ashley.

    Our debt was £100m when he bought the club. It’s £144m now…..less than £50m over 11 years.
    Commercial revenues were around £25m last time in the EPL. That was higher than Villa or Everton and way higher than Sunderland, Stoke, Southampton and the smaller clubs.

    I don’t think Ashley has done a good job. But those are the published figures for 2015/16 season. We await this year’s figures.

    The unfortunate reality is that the commercial revenues for ManUre, Man City, Liverpool and Arsenal are off the scale compared to others. Somehow we have to extend our appeal worldwide to get bigger commercial revenues.

  • Geordie-john

    Jun 6, 2018 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #10

    What is the problem yet again with us buying players ? We have so many links and targets but nothing comes of them . However the rumbling continues over the sale of Jamaal , This time spurs are in with a shout. Can we not keep our players ? Are we to be a selling club forever ? The amount of talent we have had at SJP only to sell after a season or two. It’s a joke !
    Can we not just leave the makems as the one’s everyone is having a laugh at in the north east !

    A S H L E Y O U T !!!!!!!!!!

  • lesh

    Jun 6, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #11

    Given concerns about the financial viability of other prem clubs, I wonder whether our owner might be credited with having greater foresight than we give him credit for? Or is he just a tight, greedy git who’s only concerns are his personal wealth and that of SD?

    Given his lies over the years, I know which I’d go for!

  • Tsunki

    Jun 6, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Option b for me.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 6, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #13

    It was club policy to exit the cups. That tells you everything you need to know about Mike Ashleys tenure.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 6, 2018 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #14

    Ou interest in him seems to be genuine with constant links over the past year. https://mobile.twitter.com/scoutsattending this account is good for regular updates as to scouts attending games and we’ve had numerous visits to see his team.

    He is a good player but really not sure how they go from wanting about £10-13m in January to now wanting 20m euros (£18m??).

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #15

    NUFC 360
    Lille have rejected an #NUFC offer for midfielder Thiago Maia. [Le10Sport]

    First time I’ve seen us linked with this player.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Brian Glaister
    Adam Armstrong has played 52 games for England scoring 31 goals for England. He has joined Michael Owen as the only England player to score over 30 goals at youth level. And yes there are well known strikers who have played more games

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #17

    @getoutofworeclub, from previous, you obviously aren’t a fan, real fans love the club no matter what. Announcing your “flounce” is a childish thing to do. Are you a child?

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #18

    So now the Mag are saying Lascelles to Spurs for £45m. At what point will he be sold? I think this summer at £60m

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Up by £15m from yesterday to a newly linked club. My post from yesterday about this still stand, they (any club interested) can go #%^* themselves.

    Or better yet, ask for one hundred billion dollars a la dr evil.

  • Jib

    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #20

    This blog has me in stitches at times
    You can set your watch by who chimes in with
    the same shit virtually daily.
    Look at this


    The character Stan reminds me of Jail
    (weirdly – Eric Idle was born in South Shields)

  • Jib

    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Jail for Ashley
    It was club policy to exit the cups.
    That tells you everything you need to know about Mike Ashleys tenure.

    Eeh you’ve never said that for at least 19 hours

    Ha ha ha

  • dig-n-dig22

    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #22

    I think we will do most of our transfer business during the last 2 weeks of the transfer window. I don’t see us getting involved in any bidding war over a top player, I think we will see what’s available after the big spenders have taken what they want, that doesn’t mean we still can’t have a decent window, if we can hold on to what we have and let Rafa loose with £60Mill on 4/5 good signings then a top 4 spot is there for the taking, we could almost do a Leicester.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Is there anyone you guys think would be worth taking from villa?

    I would have said amavi at left back but I think his loan to Marseille is being made permanent. Other than that, maybe Lansbury to clean the boots of shelvey.

  • Pottsclock

    Jun 6, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #24

    There’s no one from Villa I would want, Ronaldo. I think the failed to get promotion because their squad is not so good. Grealish is being hyped a bit because they’re obviously going to have to sell. He’s probably their best player but is previous attitude issues won’t do him any favours.

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 6, 2018 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Danny Rose has suggested he’s numb to racial abuse in an Eastern European football context and told his family not to travel to Russia. It’s a sad indictment on the state of FIFA that they gave Russia this tournament in the first place and have done nothing to stamp out racism and hooliganism in advance of the start

  • posada

    Jun 6, 2018 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #26

    With regard to football finance.
    The problem is this. It does not matter how rich the clubs get or how much extra TV money they get.
    Why? Because the more they get the more they are obliged to spend.
    Fail to spend and you fall off the gravy train.

    If the Premier teams had any sense they would bring in some sort of salary cap or some restraint on spending. But, the big six don’t want that. As things are they can out spend the rest and remain in the top six.

    They take Champions League money and use it to keep the rest down.

    There is no money to be made from football. Ellis Short realised this. That’s because there are no more sheiks and oligarchs looking for a trophy asset they can sell onto.
    It’s now a mania.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 6, 2018 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Why sell him unless he demands to go. Next season he’ll be worth the same if not more. £60m easy.

  • posada

    Jun 6, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Ellis Short. Realised he could not sell.
    So, asset stripped the club.
    Sold the players etc.
    Took out what he could.
    Sold the remaining shell for 40M. That 40M is secured against the remaining parachute payments. Or so it has been reported in the press.
    Essentially after asset stripping he has given the club away for free.
    On that basis how much is NUFC really worth.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 6, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #29

    What bothers me is the Qatari teams Man City and PSG breaking the spending rules and not being punished. Coincedentally Qatar sponsored EUFA & FIFA for mega millions. No doubt they sponsored them above the going rate too which seems to be their new method of doing bungs since they got caught (and not miraculously avoided being punished) with the World Cup farce. They should be booted out of football. If they can bribe FIFA you’d be a fool to think they don’t bribe lowly refs.

  • Ben Afri

    Jun 6, 2018 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #30

    I see your point but South Africa was also known for its racism and they were given the chance to host as well. Exactly the same can be said about Germany.

  • Jib

    Jun 6, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #31

    I was talking to my nephew yesterday who
    has been to Russia as an English fan.
    His anecdotes were terrifying.
    I wouldn’t dream of going now.
    I fear there may be a tragedy there
    this Summer.

  • Pottsclock

    Jun 6, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #32

    I feel sorry for Steve Bruce in his current predicament at Villa. I’ll never forget the great job he did for us when he was manager of Sunderland.

  • Pottsclock

    Jun 6, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #33

    I work with some Russians. Apparently, the hooligans are split into gangs that send their members off to bootcamps to get training on fighting techniques and group attack strategies. It’s all very professional and organised as a lot of them are ex-military and the society has very macho culture that’s heavily fuelled by nationalism. And don’t expect the police to be impartial – especially when it comes to countries who are USA allies.
    It will literally be a riot…and I’m glad I’ll be nowhere near.


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