Newcastle are reportedly interested in Fiorentina winger Nicolas Gonzalez according to a report from TuttoMercatoWeb. The 24-year-old has been in Leicester’s sights this month but Newcastle have made contact recently.
Fiorentina will only entertain ridiculous offers for the Argentina international, who missed last month’s World Cup through injury. He has 21 caps with 3 goals for the World Cup winners.
Newcastle’s contact is most likely preliminary to gauge his interest in a potential summer bid. The attacker’s contract doesn’t expire until 2026 with him very much part of Vicenzo Italiano’s plans.
Gonzalez joined Fiorentina from Stuttgart in July of 2021 for around £20m. He has 52 appearances with 13 goals and 9 assists. He can play across a front three though is generally deployed on either flank.
Leicester’s interest has generated rumors of a pending £30m offer. However, the report maintains that Fiorentina will only listen to bids exceeding £40m, double what they paid less than two years ago.
Gonzalez could rival Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby in Eddie Howe’s hunt for a wide man next summer. Either would certainly raise the excitement meter at St. James’ Park as both are crowd pleasers on their day.
133 comments so far
Jan 17, 2023 at 2:41 PMComment #1
Sorry for repost:
Thanks for that, was a good little read and seems to lay it out in a pretty good and simple way.
After reading it, my guess is that Chelsea are just playing a high risk game with the length of contracts they’re giving out, in the hope they work and then can balance the spending with player sales the next few windows.
It was interesting to read that Kieran Maguire reckons they only have a £5m loss in FFP terms over the last 3 years. Which explains why they can splash a lot in one go currently.
Jan 17, 2023 at 2:42 PMComment #2
Know he loved it up here, dont know how under Ashley but loved the place
Jan 17, 2023 at 2:52 PMComment #3
Hunter was class but he was responsible for that Polish goal in the WC qualifier at Wembley that denied us a WC spot in 74. Tried a soft tackle on the half way line so he could retain the ball and play, when in hindsight he should have cleared player and ball into the stands. Shilton then let their shot pass him under his body. What a calamity that was as we had a good time. It was the start of our wilderness years.
Jan 17, 2023 at 2:56 PMComment #4
Autocorrect is becoming a hazard on here. It’s affecting just about every other post!
I suspect it’s because they’ve an “Auto correct translator” app in the works and they’re teeing us up to buy it. 😆
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:15 PMComment #5
And now, it’s eaten all the posters,! What next?
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:16 PMComment #6
Downie has said the ASM comments are old and misleading. That and he doesn’t believe ASM will go anywhere unless there’s a big offer, which makes sense.
So ASM is probably here to stay for now anyway 🙂
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:17 PMComment #7
That was a daft move, there’s no one left to buy their App. Need a new marketing and Sales strategy team. 😉
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:19 PMComment #8
Oh, I’m glad Adam escaped, the Pac-Man like hordes of the autocorrect bots. Could be a tv series in this. 🙂
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:19 PMComment #9
Onmeedsun…yes…that was Normans biggest regret…he always just booted that ball into the crowd but he tried to play it that day and the rest is history.
He never played for England again after that game!
Magic and Cleveleys…good u-tubing!
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:20 PMComment #10
And someone’s still reading, Adam got a heart, unless he adds his own, I’ve heard rumours. 😉
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:23 PMComment #11
Only when i’ve tried to be funny so it doesn’t look like it tanked 😉
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:28 PMComment #12
As it’s so quiet, what player do you think we can realistically get this window?
And where would we play them, who drops out of the starting 11?
For me I think we realistically could get Tielemans or Gallagher. Gallagher even on loan maybe.
Then I think they’d be introduced from the bench for a while to replace Willock, then if they impress they maybe could take his starting spot.
That’s not me bad mouthing Willock at all, he’s been fantastic and improving each game. But I think Longstaff’s defensive contributions and improved passing is crucial and Bruno is undroppable for obvious reasons. So Willock would be the potential one to fight for his place with an incoming midfielder.
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Jan 17, 2023 at 3:29 PMComment #13
Gut feeling was shite Adam.
Slow news week.
Wonder wots happening behind the scenes eh.
I would like a beautiful left footer who grafts, like a Modric or Odegaard, Silva, one of those. Not many about like. Suppose we have Miggy.
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:31 PMComment #14
I really don’t get why they’d waste precious time on him now in Jan if they are going for him in the summer.
I reckon anyone they are in contact with or will be in contact with over the next 2 weeks will be for immediate purchase.
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:31 PMComment #15
It’ll have to be someone good to dislodge any of the current 11.
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:31 PMComment #16
We’ve signed jordan hackett
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:31 PMComment #17
I’m not sure Gallagher will want to swap one bench role for another and move 300 miles away from his family and friends.
I think all signings will be left-field promising talent for Eddie to mentor and coach into greatness…and they will all come from abroad because no-one in England wants to strengthen us.
Such is our meteoric rise! 🙂
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:32 PMComment #18
I wonder does this end interest in Diaby if they ho for this lad. They really won’t be stuck for a winger if they buy one more.
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:34 PMComment #19
Have you seen how Chelsea are doing? I wouldn’t blame him if he did 🙂
It’s only half 3, there’s still time….
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:35 PMComment #20
Anyone in England I’ll also be very likely to be cup tied so it would mean potential signings might not be able to play in the most important matches.
I agree, I think it will be the continent where we make our purchases.
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:36 PMComment #21
It’s funny watching the ‘top’ teams scrambling to overpay for players.
No faith in their coaches ability to develop a player?
There’s an air of desperation.
Long may it reign!
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:36 PMComment #22
I asked what player, not which region of the world 😉
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:38 PMComment #23
Players bought in england have superannuated prices.
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:44 PMComment #24
And matching Egos.
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:45 PMComment #25
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:52 PMComment #26
I get the feeling that currently we have the most chilled out, relaxed fan base in World Football.
No intrigue or ownership issues, great management team with Stellar history between them, probably the best coaching set up currently in the PL and generally performing really well on pitch, to a level above most of our expectations.
So, when Adam or anyone else poses the question “who do want us to buy” – I think most of us are in the mind set of “we don”t give a flying fig, just let Eddie and the boys do their stuff”.
Certainly, I am. Feet up, relaxed, worlds a lovely place if you support NUFC. 😀
Jan 17, 2023 at 3:56 PMComment #27
My honest feeling is that moves in this window will be late on. You’ll notice that most of the clubs that have already signed players are desperate to sign players, either to stay in the PL or to hit their main target of CL qualification. We don’t need to sign anyone so it’s better to wait and see which clubs and players are pushing for a move late on and therefore available on a good deal.
I suspect the only exceptions will be players for the youth team or if we’re going to lose a key target to someone else and the price is reasonable.
As for the comment last night about £20m players…have you seen the £20m players that are being signed by the likes of Forest, Bournemouth etc? I don’t think we want to be signing those players…most will never be a player in the top 6 of the PL.
Raj of Hailsley
Jan 17, 2023 at 4:05 PMComment #28
Oh well, I lost my private bet with myself on first poster to stamp his feet on signings. I thought it would be jimiley, but Deantoon0 wins the award on the 17th.
Usual cheques payable to Wor B for anyone else that lost their private bet.
Jan 17, 2023 at 4:08 PMComment #29
Ap, we signed Jordan Hackett in the Summer for the U21’s and so far he’s loving his move “up north” from Spurs. I love it that he says “it’s colder up here, but the people are nicer”.
That’s Geordies for you, in a nutshell. Nice.
If he makes it, he’s our long term LB upgrade. He says the U21’s are now being told to adjust their games to bring it in line with the high press intensity of the 1st team. Good to hear.
Jan 17, 2023 at 4:09 PMComment #30
Rubs hands with glee. 😆
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Jan 17, 2023 at 4:10 PMComment #31
Sweet post Bob.
Yeh, best time ever to be a toon fan.
Super Kev was a legend. Loved him to bits, but never had faith we would ever see anything thru. Even when so far clear.
We was a flaky team.
Remember getting dumped out the FA Cup every year by dross.
How did that even happen to that team.
Eddie has us in a semi final at his sort of first attempt.
Could it be statue time for Eddie by early March. Surely not..
Jan 17, 2023 at 4:12 PMComment #32
You’re probably right with that, but it’s a pants way to try and get a conversation going on a slow day 😀
Jan 17, 2023 at 4:15 PMComment #33
Adam, I appreciate the effort, just too chilled to be bothered. 😆
Jan 17, 2023 at 4:17 PMComment #34
This is how I feel about our transfer window so far…
A Geordie Mongrel
Jan 17, 2023 at 4:17 PMComment #35
Afternoon all, nice to see the rumour mill running on full ahead. I too remember “dorty, dorty Leeds”. Different game back then of course. They could play some lovely stuff but my abiding memory is of Peter Lorimer. Man, what a shot he had!
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Jan 17, 2023 at 4:19 PMComment #36
Need a bit of chew plonked in between decent footy posts really.
Raj – sure it was Dean0 who had a fit as Paqueta didnt sign.
Said he was the next coming. And we were all doomed. Well we are 3rd and hopefully getting to Wembley.
Hasnt worked out too bad.
Jan 17, 2023 at 4:23 PMComment #37
I know how slow it’s been, I’m writing the script for a new tv series where an AI version of Auto Correct tries to take over the world, in the form of PAC Man. PAC stands for personalised auto correct and it insidiously starts to drive us all mad by changing everything we write/type. A competitive software company develops an AC translator app that allows us to counteract the threat, but there’s a glitch in the programme and we all start writing in Swahili despite not having a clue what it means.
Currently in “development” which means (thankfully) it will never see the light of day. 😀
Jan 17, 2023 at 4:27 PMComment #38
Sahihi otomatiki kabisa 😀
Jan 17, 2023 at 4:27 PMComment #39
Sparky, love that track! 🙂
Jan 17, 2023 at 4:27 PMComment #40
Hi Rom, always on the money! 😆