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Report – Newcastle Want Gini Wijnaldum In January



There’s news in an exclusive from TEAMtalk today that Newcastle want to sign former central midfielder Gini Wijnaldum in January.

Gini left Newcastle for Liverpool in 2016 after only one season at the club, after Newcastle were relegated.

We signed Gini for £14.5M from PSV in the summer of 2015 and sold him to the Reds for £25M, one year later.

It was another financial deal the former couldn’t turn down, but also Gini didn’t want to play in England’s second division, even with Rafa Benitez as coach.

Wijnaldum had 5 good years at Liverpool, winning both the Premier League and the Champions League.

The versatile midfielder is struggling for first-team action at his new club PSV, and maybe we could get him in on loan in January with an option to buy in the summer.

Gini has just turned 31, but he could still be an excellent player for us for two to three years.

The 85 times capped Netherlands International (26 goals) is not happy at PSG and had this to say to Portuguese outlet NOS recently:

“I’m not completely happy,” “The situation is not what I wanted.

“I have played a lot in recent years. This is something different and that takes getting used to.”

“I was really looking forward to the new step and then this happens. It is very difficult.”

In his only season at Newcastle, he played for us 40 times with 11 goals, and while at Liverpool, he played 237 times with 22 goals.

Gini is a class player, there’s no doubt about that,  and he may welcome the chance to return to Tyneside to finish off his outstanding career at the world’s richest club.

He has real class and would undoubtedly be a good addition to our squad, and could make an immediate impact in January.

He is also versatile, but the big problem will be to try to convince PSG to part with him in January.

The better bet would be to sign him permanently next summer.

He would be an excellent signing in the summer too.

What do you think?

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146 comments so far

  • Wor B

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Shouldn’t have gone to the pie shop Jail

    1
  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #2

    WorB, I am going to really wind you up. Sending £1000 to your PO box

    1
  • Wor B

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Damn you Peter!

    😆

    4
  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Did someone (scythe?) call Milo a small dog?. Looks pretty big from down here!

    0
  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    I am a cruel person.

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Mund,
    How have I twisted your words. You have been boasting about getting Matt Ritchie’s box “it’s not what you know it’s who you know ) ” you claimed. Now it’s not Matt Ritchie’s box at all but the club box which sells for £4000 to anybody with the money and holds 12 people, only that guy “you know” is getting it for ten people at £1500, you know him so well you’ve had to get him to show you his drivers licence to reassure you. I thought I’d comment on it to let people at least have a look at what they were signing up for.

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  • Wor B

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #7

    Laters

    Got “the messages” to run.

    1
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Jail – did you see my response regarding Willock?

    0
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Not sure about Wijnaldum good player but he’s on a crazy wage and he is getting on a bit now

    3
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #10

    Yes to Wijnaldum. Knows the league really well and I’ll leave it to the money people to work out that side of things. From a football perspective I’d definitely have him.

    Quite possibly just paper/agent talk though and nothing in it…

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #11

    @TDSarf

    Although I would love to see us sign him just to stick it to Klopp who wanted to keep him but they wouldn’t pay his wages 🙂

    2
  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #12

    Wijnaldum. last big contract. I would take him. But again, all agent speak, we are not looking yet. Too soon.

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  • Mund

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #13

    You are twisting it you sad lad.

    It is Ritchies allocated box he doesn’t own it you interfering nobody

    It didn’t concern you whatsoever and no details were put up.

    All you do is twist people’s words on this blog and have been doing for years.

    100% Ritchies box he took the payment

    Now go stick your nose somewhere else and play some other game

    13
  • sparky55

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #14

    I think GinI is a terrific player…but no the intelligent pesky irritating Jack Russel type we need in the short term break up play and to feed Shelvey or anyone in else in front of him with a simple pass.

    We have plenty Gini type players in the squad already so not sure we need another one.

    IMO

    Onwards and upwards

    Sheikh rattle and roll 🙂 🙂

    1
  • Mund

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #15

    I’d have GiGi back 100%

    3
  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Wor B Iggy Pop was a messenger, as was the guy who ran from Marathon to Athens.It tends to turn out bad so I am sticking with Snickers.

    1
  • captainmarvel

    Nov 24, 2021 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Best regards Mr Tuff regarding your health issues.. It cannot be easy to bear the brunt of something like this.
    My thoughts go out to anyone who has a difficult time with their health..

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  • lesh

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Toon Darn Sarf

    Might I suggest that Willock was signed because Maxi was making noises about how Willock being signed could help him decide whether to stay or want away.

    They may have felt it more important to spend £25m than lose a prize and potentially more valuable asset?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Captain – cheers.

    1
  • lesh

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #20

    For clarity

    Tuff

    If you’re referring to my post @34 (earlier thread), can I suggest you re-read the comment addressed to you and think about it.

    There is no p-take in there and certainly no hatred, as you suggest.

    Many people have recovered from key events in their lives and realised that there is more to life than them.

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #21

    It’s a no for me on Gini, if we were relegated he would be off again sharpish. Need to try and get players who will be committed and won’t mind playing in the Championship should the worse come to the worst.

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #22

    We didn’t spend £25 million on Willock, sure was an initial down payment of £6-7 million with the rest paid over his contract. It was the first time we had done that under the Ashley regime, which is why Clown said we broke the rules to sign him.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #23

    I like the sound if this Busser guy at Leverkusen on the scouting front but happy to keep Nickson too.

    2
  • martoon

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #24

    re Wijnaldum – I thought there was a rule you could not play for more than 2 clubs in a season so surely Gini can’t move until the Summer and we need players in January?

    1
  • lesh

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Correction to @20

    I should’ve referred to previous post that I presume Tuff referred to as @130 on the Arsenal thread..

    1
  • Goofy

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Predictions for pur finishing position next season anybody?Assuming we survive this season. Quietly confident.

    I’m gonna push the boat out and say 8th or a Europa league qualification, if we have 2 good windows under our belt. When the sponsorship deal is done that could be a completely different ball game. If it is Aramco, they could do a Citeh and pump 1/2 a Bil in but lets not get ahead of ourselves

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  • lesh

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #27

    TTB@W ARMY

    You’re correct about buying Willock in installments and if anything confirms that Ashley was petrified at the prospect of losing Max before his value maxed

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Winaldum = rats-sinking ship!

    No thanks!

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #29

    Martin/Martoon. you are correct on the rule. Has Gini already played for 2 clubs this season?

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  • cyprus

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Recruiting a top scout ahead of any players?

    Shrewd move.

    We are lacking in that area. E.g. an NUFC spends 40 million on a player, you expect him to tear the league apart. It’s like the other united spending 100 on some player.

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #31

    ESG , I understand your sentiment, but… we have to get better players in

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Lesh at least we don’t have to put up with any of those shenanigans anymore.
    Anyway I’m hoping Miggy will be like a new player under Howe and rediscover that blistering pace he had in that first half season and add a good few goals.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Will be interesting to see who we go for dependent on league position and if premiership teams refuse to do business

    If we want prem experience then we could get Wijnaldum and Trippier 2 top quality players with plenty of experience on big wages but they could be the “marquee” signings for January

    Then you could get Billing or Kelly from Bournemouth either of them would be an improvement in the areas that we need strengthened

    Then you could get go for a foreign league player like Jonathan David as your striker option and Doku as the winger/creative option

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  • Peter

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #34

    All speculation for now, EH stated that he will not even look until December as the Jan xfer window is very volatile

    0
  • fatha1965

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #35

    English clubs not selling to us is a damp squib as far as threats go,Its the players that hold the power now,if they want a move they will force one

    4
  • TTB@W ARMY

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Eddie will have given the owners a list of players or type of players he would like in January, it was probably one of the most important things discussed. The only reason he has said that is to not upset the players he has now and has to work with till January.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Lesh – perfectly possible. Whatever it was, I think it was a business decision rather than a footballing decision. The former would surely have been to sign a quality centre half.

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  • barkel

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Who will we have in outgoings is almost as important as who we get in, we don’t have very much in saleable assets. I suppose getting rid of Fede, Clark, Hendrick & Gayle will be priorities to free up space for incoming. Will we let them go for nothing? I’d even be looking at letting go of Darlow if we can get better in

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  • sparky55

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #39

    @36…I agree…it’s the sensible approach to avoid dummies being thrown out the pram and to keep everyone together and believing they can show enough to Eddie and stay in his plans.

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  • sparky55

    Nov 24, 2021 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #40

    I guess we can all guess as to who Eddie might release to make room for new acquisitions, but I think he’ll keep Hendricks and Fede.

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