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Newcastle United Transfer Story Wins Award For Worst….So Far

7 years ago

There are rubbish transfer stories but the latest Newcastle united transfer ‘story’ takes the biscuit.

A striker moves from one of the lesser European Leagues to a major one for a fee of over £10m, he starts 27 matches (all competitions) and scores 16 goals, helping his club into second place and automatic Champions League qualifications.

To a background of every major club desperately looking for players who can score goals, the transfer tale doing the rounds is that Newcastle United are after this striker and can have him if they offer just over £6m (8m Euros).

The club in question is Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund, the player is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and whoever originally made up this story is unknown.

However, this transfer story is now circulating everywhere in the media, as though it is a credible report.

Funnily enough, strikers who score goals usually go up in value, not the other way round.

Of course in the twisted coverage of Newcastle United, some people seemingly want to write stories that back up Mike Ashley’s even more twisted austerity plan. There’s even some who have added justification to the story by claiming Dortmund are willing to take a low fee because they are desperate for money…

This is the same Dortmund who have Champions League football (and the riches it brings) to look forward to, plus they’re reported to have turned down £30m for Marco Reus.

Still, never let the facts get in he way of a good (really bad) story.


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