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Newcastle Lose Interest In Striker As Bidding War With Everton & Swansea Loomed

7 years ago

Various media reported yesterday that Newcastle United had allegedly made a £12m bid for Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony.

The forward scored a mighty 31 goals in 30 matches for Vitesse Arnhem.

Now the Chronicle are reporting that they believe no bid was made and that any interest has been swept away by the fact that other clubs such as Everton and Swansea are interested, which could lead to a bidding war.

They further go on to say that Newcastle are now looking at other options.

When you put all the factors together; strikers are the most precious commodity (well at least the ones who score goals are!), English clubs will all bank around £60m minimum per season from broadcasting (an increase of at least £20m) as from this year; then any striker with a reputation (in other words, has scored goals before) is going to cost a few quid.

Whatever happens in the case of Wilfried Bony, if we end up not competing with likes of Everton and Swansea in transfer market then which rational person would bet on us finishing those two clubs?


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