It’s safe to say that our number one striker target in January – Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen – did not have a good World Cup for Denmark.
He lost his place in the starting line up with some inept performances and yesterday when he came on in the second half against Croatia he looked mediocre at best.
Denmark lost 3-2 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 after extra time.
But to have paid £20M for him in January would have been a waste of money.
And that will not help Mike Ashley in completely trusting Rafa with Newcastle’s money in transfer windows.
Nicolai Jorgensen – in action for Denmark
That could continue to be a problem with Rafa signing on long-term on Tyneside – he wants complete control of all transfers and how the money is spent.
£20M would have been money down the drain for Newcastle had we signed him last January,
The Dane looks a decent holdup player but has difficulty scoring goals,
And that’s a good description of a striker we already have at the club – Joselu.
The Spanish striker is useful when we are hanging on for a win and he can come on and play well in holding the ball and calming things down.
He did that a few times last season and Joselu’s a better technical player than he’s given credit for – but he cannot put the ball in the back of the net.
Neither can Jorgensen.
As most fans are saying that was a bullet we dodged.
— Matt (@toonelmatador) July 2, 2018
I hope this Jorgensen is about 48th on Rafa’s list of strikers. Really not impressed by him at all. #nufc
— Kind of a big deal (@grahamcrosby) July 1, 2018
— Clinton Forde (@FordeHaveMercy) July 1, 2018
Jorgensen has literally been a passenger this whole world cup. Proof again how crap the dutch league is and proof again why he was so far down Rafas Striker list. Worrying thing is, whos below him? #NUFC
— Jarryd Vasey (@JarrydVasey) July 1, 2018
Imagine Joselu and Jorgensen leading the line for #nufc next season ??
— Aaron Olsson (@AOlssonNUFC) July 1, 2018
Think #NUFC have dodged a massive bullet when the Jan move for Jorgensen fell through. Only seen him at world cup and he’s not convinced at all. Woeful technique.
— Jordan Gibbon (@Gibbo2910) July 1, 2018
— Janet Purdy (@PurdyJanet777) July 1, 2018
Jorgensen is a £20M Joselu. No thanks #NUFC
— adam (@AdamLittle99) July 1, 2018
If Rafa still wants Jorgensen he should be able to get him for £10m now. Had a worse WC than Guivarc’h #nufc
— Phillwillkill (@Phillwillkill) July 1, 2018
If Rafa signs that Jorgensen I won’t know what to do! #NUFC
— LeLouvre (@LeLouvre) July 1, 2018
Goalkeeper was already on the floor and Jorgensen still missed. Lucky escape for #nufc
— Craig Forsyth (@CraigForsyth_) July 1, 2018
— Adam Smith (@ASmithSJ) July 1, 2018