German Club Says Still Waiting On Newcastle Offer For Striker
Newcastle United were linked with a move for striker Bas Dost back in the summer of 2012, after the Dutch striker scored 32 goals in only 34 league games for unfashionable Heerenveen – the forward eventually signing for Bundesliga club Wolfsburg instead.
Then last weekend it was reported that Newcastle has maintained their interest in the forward and were considering a bid.
However, Wolfsburg’s General Manager Klaus Allofs responding to that speculation, has now confirmed that as yet neither Newcastle, nor any of the other Premier League clubs linked with the striker, have made a bid;
“It remains to be seen if there is a club really coming up with a bid.
“It also remains to be seen if the player is out for a move – at this point in time I’d rule both of those out.”
Allofs’ words look a bit empty though when you take into account that last season, the 6ft 5 striker made only 6 Bundesliga starts and another 7 as a substitute, scoring 4 league goals.
The arrival of free transfer Nicklas Bendtner on big wages was said to be the deciding factor in the need to offload Dost and nothing appears to have changed in that respect, no matter what the Wolfsburg General Manager says.
Wolfsburg kick off their Bundesliga campaign at Bayern Munich tonight and Ivica Olic leads the line with Bas Dost only on the bench, this despite Bendtner not being amongst the eighteen players on duty.
The German club are clearly desperate to get rid (and surely the player is just as desperate with little chance of getting any starts) and while figures of £8m have been placed on Dost’s head, Newcastle could well land the forward for far less if they take their interest forward.
When there was the first reported Newcastle interest in Bas Dost, we put up the following video footage on the website featuring a Heerenveen hat-trick for the striker – his goals start from 2.15 on the video.
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