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This Midfielder Would Be Excellent Signing For Newcastle In January

Gini Wijnaldum was a great signing for us in the summer of 2015 but alas he spent only one season with us.

He left the club the next summer after we were relegated even though Rafa Benitez had come in during March 2016, in an attempt tp save us.

Rafa tried to keep him, but he was one of the stars that left that summer, joining Liverpool for around £25M.

we had signed him from PSV for £14M, so Mike Ashley couldn’t resist making £11M in one year on one player, but it’s also true that Gini wanted to leave.

But he was a very good player for us and made 40 appearances with 11 goals, and during the successful five years he spent at Liverpool he played 237 times with 22 goals.

He also won the Premier League and the Champions League – and he may want to do that again at Newcastle!

He is a very good central midfielder and versatile too.

The 30-year-old 82 times capped Dutch International (26 goals) joined PSG as a free agent last summer but is not playing that much in France.

The former Feyenoord and PSV player has made only 11 appearances so far for the French powerhouse, and he isn’t too happy about that.

This is what he had to say to NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting), the new Netherlands broadcasting system, about his current situation:

“I can’t say I’m completely happy.”

“Because the situation is not what I wanted. I think [not playing], it’s a primary concern for every player.”

Gini would still be welcomed back by the Geordie fans, although a few of us didn’t like it when he decided to leave the club over five years ago.

However, Gini left the club with dignity and has never said anything bad about the club.

But more than that, he could help us move up the league table – and maybe a loan deal with an option to buy in the summer could be made with PSG.

That would be an excellent deal for Newcastle and give Gini some much wanted playing time – so that’s a win-win for Newcastle and Gini.

The fact he is very versatile would also help the new manager, as he could be played in a number of different positions.

What do you think about Gini coming back to Tyneside and joining the richest football club on the planet?

Sorry – but I couldn’t resist saying that.


Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Mund, where did that stuff about Bruce being offered Technical Director come from ?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #2


    Campos would be a dream the quality players that guy must have in his little book……

    Him with a proper good manager would turbo charge us up the league as we would still be capable of picking up bargains

  • Mund

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #3


    It’s mental isn’t it mate that these names are being linked with roles at the club. It still blows my mind.

    I’m looking forward to seeing what the setup in the near future is, who in what role and then the build begins to become the top club in the PL and then the world.

  • the crown princes nashers

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #4

    naa he can stay where he is at psg, remember he soon bolted a sinking ship didnt he

  • Mund

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #5


    I’ve heard it from a few people.

    Time will tell if there is any truth to it.

    Apparently the consortium are very grateful for keeping us up last season.

  • the crown princes nashers

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #6

    I am taking in everything they will announce no point on saying its him or her or whatever really everything is up in the air really until they all come down to earth nothing will get sorted out and its up to pif who is appointed and who is sacked all of us will just have to wait and see

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Bruce couldn’t technically direct a wet fart

  • the crown princes nashers

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #8


    very interesting this, now am starting to think the league along with the top 6 wanted our club relegated this season, you know I wouldnt trust none of these lot really, how has the refs been doing there jobs along with var ect ect very very odd isnt it

  • magscar

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #9


    I am not sure if you are firmly tongue in cheek when you suggest the alternative job offers but any decent Employment lawyer would argue that any offers would have to be realistic and commensurate with position held

    Otherwise there is something called “constructive dismissal” a claim that KK is wel aware of

    Anway I doubt the pay off ( even if contributing to our FFP obligations) is the hold up though it is bothering us lot

  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Hello Dr Ed, great to be able to say that isn’t it? Richest club in the World, it’s a wonderful feeling for us old fans who were beginning to feel we’d lost our way, and not much chance of finding our way back to the top- then BANG! – what a day last week. Now we both just need to stay around long enough to see us win something – that would be nice. 🙂

  • Moonraker15

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Our new regime may well offer Bruce some other post but if he turned it down they would have to pay him off properly, otherwise it’s constructive dismissal like KK had.

  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Magscar, what could be “constructive” about offering a PL coach with 999 games behind him a position as Director of Football at a Saudi school of football excellence? 😉

  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Damn these new fangled labour laws, hands of the bosses tied by legislation, unfair if you ask me, what’s the reward for entrepreneurship if you can’t do what you want?

    Only kidding guys, don’t get apoplectic on me, just having a laugh. 🙂

  • Assassins Inc

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Wini and Philippe in Midfield January.
    Why if we could wouldn’t we or do we stick to Hayden and Hollywood.

  • magscar

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #15

    I was listening to a Sam Fender interview a few days ago and he mentioned that he had had to whittle around 50 songs ( i think) that he had written in Lockdown down to about 11 for standard CD and 14(?) for deluxe version of new album

    I’m listening to now in fact – good

    Similar happens to all recording artists of course

    I mention this becasue it isn’t far away from our problem for January in that we will have an abundance of possible signings like GIni ( more than 50 named so far haha) but only so many squad places (less than 11)

    Money won’t be the issue it once was but the whittling down process will come from what priorities DOF/manager will see as vital to survival and not simply a good deal ( unlike Ashley model)

    Not only that but exercise needs to be repeated about 4-5 months later and attention paid to freeing up squad further

    It’s a little bit like dilemma’chalenge Rafa faced in forming his Championship Squad for promotion and likely first year or so in PL if successful

    Signings for me will be informed by the gaps in squad identified by new men as needing immediate fixing not by who is available alhough that will of course then have an impact

    A lot of folk especially outside of NUFC probably think having loads money resolves all problems and it certainly helps but can’t solve all of them

  • snowdone

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #16

    As you said, Ed, Gini left the sinking ship. He did not perform away from home and, like, Sissoko, was quite happy to use us as a stepping stone, so no thank you.

    On the new owners, allow them time to make crucial decisions.

    Personally, I like what Rangnick did at Leipzig. Marwood has great experience at a rich club. Let’s see what develops. We put up with dross for so long, we can wait a little longer.

  • Pottsclock

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #17

    No thank you Wijnaldum.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Much in the same way that some people are still obsessed with Rafa and bring him up loads years after he’s gone, it seems some people will be obsessed with Ashley and bring him up too.

    Let the sad embittered “moderates” (having a laugh ain’t ya?!) have their wee corner of the blog. While the rest of us discuss possible Technical Directors, Directors of Football, Managerial appointments, possible new signings – you know, *actual football* – they will be sat there talking to themselves.

    Step back, smell the roses and smile chaps. You might find you even like it.

  • jezza442

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #19

    On giving,canny player,and would be a good signing but isn’t there a rule about being at 3 different clubs in a season,don’t know if Liverpool would count as he left there if they did count then them PSG and us would make 3

  • jezza442

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Gini not giving lol

  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Lesh, could be a huge coincidence, many years ago I was Chairman of the Technical Working Party, of the Kitchen Manufacturers Association (part of the British Woodworking Federation) a ridiculous mouthful if ever there was. Anyway, my point is that in that role I sat on BS committees for BS5750 along with a guy from FIRA. Because of that, I sat on The ISO committee and had to attend meetings in Paris on the development of ISO9001.

    And you’re absolutely right there was a significant watering down of standards going on during the whole process which at the time seemed to me to being done to help out some Italian and Spanish manufacturers of components that didn’t quite “cut the mustard” if you know what I mean. 😉 This was probably all late 70’s early 80’s. I quit all that stuff when I realised I was wasting my time, like a voice in the wilderness, trying to uphold better standards. 🙁

  • Mund

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Gianluca Di Marzio
    #Newcastle, Rodgers in pole position per la panchina


  • Macas

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Wijnaldum might be ok in a top side but not one that’s struggling, he’d be the last player I’d want in a relegation battle

  • 9

    Oct 13, 2021 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Just no, simple as that. No brainer.


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