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Newcastle Show Ambition – Make £10M Move For Croation Wonder Boy And Outbid Sampdoria

Newcastle United have tried to sign 20-year-old attacking Croatian midfielder Lovro Majer with a £10M offer according to a report from Calciomercato in Italy.

Sampdoria were negotiating with his club NK Lokomotiva – a Croatian club based in Zagreb – for a €8M deal with bonuses and a 20% buy-on clause for any future sale of the player.

And then enter Newcastle with a higher bid of £10M – almost €11.5M.

Newcastle’s offer also comes with bonuses depending on how the younger performs at Newcastle.

Newcastle are also giving NK Lokomotiva a 20% sell-on clause in the contract so if Newcastle sell Majer at a profit in the future Locomotiva will get 20% of that.

20-year-old Croatian midfielder Lovro Majer

Here’s a piece form the Calciomercato report:

“According to what was collected exclusively by Calciomercato.it, the English club will fall back on the Croatian talent putting on the plate a double economic offer more advantageous than that of Sampdoria.”

“10 million pounds, almost 11.5 million euros for the player and €M a year for the player against the €700K proposed by blucerchiati (Sampdoria).”

The ’98 class is very tempted by the transfer to the Premier League, where he has long dreamed of playing.”

“We will see what his final decision will be, on which – it must be said – his family will also weigh heavily, especially the mother who has always pushed her for the transfer to Italy.”

It would be a coup if Newcastle can pull this one off.

Majer has one full cap for Croatia but is one their top young players coming through and it’s about time Newcastle bid for world-class younger players like Majer.

He’s been at Locomotiva for three years and has played 62 times with 18 goals in the last two seasons; last season he played 34 times with 14 goals and 5 assists.

He wants first team football next season.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jun 16, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Get it done Rafa

  • kc2012

    Jun 16, 2018 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Amazing talent. Hope this one does happen

  • jazzyp

    Jun 16, 2018 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #3

    As of yet seen nothing for England to fear


    Jun 16, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #4

    I watching the games last nyt and today i think itv and bbc should start a world cup player of shame award…or “the rivaldo fall over award”….last nyt pepe went down holding his foreheed when costa brushed his chest/neck area and rolled around till he realised the ref ignored him them jumped up as if nowt was wrong….then again today hernandez for france twice rolling around holding limbs that weren’t even touched in the tackles…. absolutely bloody shameless soft shites….also would like to give that iranian player(i believe it was) who got his ankle clipped, the most epic dive and roll around I’ve ever seen at a world cup!!!..
    Congrats u loon…shame on all the players who do this at this tournament.

  • Mag52

    Jun 16, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #5


  • Mag52

    Jun 16, 2018 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #6

    His younger brother, Lovro Minor, is pretty good also.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 16, 2018 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Springy, the snowflake generation.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 16, 2018 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Non of Townsend or Kenedy are a £20M player!

    …and when is the last time we spend £20M on a single average player?

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 16, 2018 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #9

    These are the type of signings we should be making. Exciting and relatively unknown potential world class players still very young and able to mature into world beaters.



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