Nicolai Jorgensen is the striker Rafa Benitez wants to spearhead his relegation battle.
However, what chance has the Newcastle manager got of landing his top target in the January window?
Before it was revealed who Rafa wanted, Mike Ashley’s PR people briefed the media that Newcastle were preparing to spend £20m on a mystery new forward, with Ashley allegedly prepared to ‘back’ his manager.
In the event, an offer has been made by NUFC for Nicolai Jorgensen but it was way off that hyped up £20m mark, with various reports in the UK putting it at somewhere between £12m and £14m.
However, the media in Holland have now revealed just how far apart the two clubs actually are in their valuations of the Danish striker.
Figures which put Newcastle around £10m short of the Dutch club’s valuation.
Having paid FC Copenhagen €3.5m (£3m) only 18 months ago, Feyenoord are looking for a profit of over €20m (approx £17m/£18m).
Whilst the two clubs are miles apart on a transfer fee, if agreement could be found then wages should be no issue, as the Dutch media say that a move to Newcastle would see the striker’s wages at least double in size.
The ball very much appears to be in Newcastle’s court because Feyenoord are also reported to be very stable financially and not desperate to sell, despite only being in fifth place in the league and looking to have no chance of Champions League football/cash next season.