On Monday there was much excitement amongst the gullible that Newcastle United were going to smash their transfer record and buy a £20m striker.

Various media carried the exact same story and clearly they had been briefed by one of Mike Ashley’s minions.

Nobody in the media explained why the club/Ashley was leaking this information (although the less gullible could all guess…), but they were happy to go along with the Ashley line that the identity of this £2om striker couldn’t be revealed, because it would alert rival clubs and make it harder to land this superstar etc etc.

Tuesday night saw the identity of this £20m striker revealed, allegedly by the club hoping to sell him.

The forward being 27 year old Nicolai Jorgensen who signed on at Feyenoord only 18 months ago from FC Copenhagen for only £2.5m.

Newcastle have had a bid rejected and surprise surprise, they have tried to land the ‘£20m striker’ for a reported £12m, although elsewhere it is claimed the offer was £14m.

Newcastle United/Mike Ashley are said not to be willing to go higher than their opening bid and as somebody has put so well….On Monday Newcastle United were going to sign a mystery striker for £20 million, then on Wednesday we have discovered that the mystery striker is Nicolai Jorgensen and we aren’t buying him due to the fact he will cost £20 million!

My position is that as I say in the headline at the top, I am both happy and underwhelmed with discovering it is Nicolai Jorgensen who is the mystery £20m man.

I am happy because it didn’t prove to be some usual ridiculous scam, whereby Newcastle were looking to ‘offer’ £20m for a really good player who would cost more than twice that figure and wouldn’t look at Newcastle twice in the state they are in under Mike Ashley.

I am underwhelmed at the same time because reality hits you, this is the level we are currently at, with Nicolai Jorgensen the level of striker that is about as good as we can get when it comes to Mike Ashley allowing money to be spent.

He was never going to break the 13 year old £16m Michael Owen record, in fact I reckon it has become a bit of a badge of honour for him. Whilst every other club is breaking their transfer record pretty much year after year, with almost all of them beyond £16m these days, Mike Ashley gets some kind of perverse pleasure out of limiting our ambitions.

A striker for around the £12m or £13m mark was the best we could have hoped for and surely Nicolai Jorgensen can be landed for that, if Rafa wants him and the Fat Controller allows the fee to be paid.

I am happy as well because I think when you look at the facts/details, you can see that Jorgensen is basically an upgraded version of Joselu. I could see the Danish striker being able to play the lone role up front but also maybe bring out better from Dwight Gayle playing alongside him.

Joselu and Jorgensen are both aged 27, the same height more or less (Joselu 192cm to Jorgensen 190cm) and similar build (Joselu 80kg and Jorgensen 83kg), whilst Jorgensen though seems to have a better touch and eye for goal.

These are their respective goal records over the past seven years, Jorgensen scoring more league goals every season than Joselu but one, though still not exactly prolific (what do you expect for £12m/£13….?), though you have to acknowledge the fact that Joselu has played his football in more competitive leagues (Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga), as opposed to Danish and Dutch domestic football.

2017/18 Jorgensen 7 (Holland) Joselu 4 (England)

2016/17 Jorgensen 21 (Holland) Joselu 5 (Spain)

2015/16 Jorgensen 15 (Denmark) Joselu 4 (England)

2014/15 Jorgensen 10 (Denmark) Joselu 8 (Germany)

2013/14 Jorgensen 7 (Denmark) Joselu 9 (Germany)

2012/13 Jorgensen 11 (Denmark) Joselu 5 (Germany)

2011/12 Jorgensen 0 (Germany) Joselu 0 (Spain)

If Newcastle can’t attract a player like Nicolai Jorgensen and if Mike Ashley isn’t even prepared to pay the £12m/£13m probably needed to land him, then Newcastle United are in serious trouble this season, and probably beyond.

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  • Peaky Magpie

    Give anyone a chance but Deeney…..nasty nasty piece of work.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      he`s on the slide, wouldn`t touch him

      • Peaky Magpie

        Total heed the baaal,would be arrested on his first night oot on the Toon.

      • HarryHype59

        Maybe take him on loan. At least he has proved he can cope in the EPL.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          loan ok, wouldn`t buy him

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    are any other clubs in for him, if the answer`s no ask yourself why.
    £20m from the Fat Lad, no way Jose

    • HarryHype59

      Can’t argue with that point.

  • Clarko

    League matches:

    17/18
    Jörgensen: 7 goals and 3 assists, one every 106 minutes
    Joselu: 4 goals and 1 assist, one every 282 minutes

    16/17
    Jörgensen: 21 goals and 14 assists, one every 77 minutes
    Joselu: 5 goals and 1 assist, one every 148 minutes

    15/16
    Jörgensen: 15 goals and 7 assists, one every 119 minutes
    Joselu: 4 goals and 2 assists, one every 182 minutes

    14/15
    Jörgensen: 10 goals and 2 assists, one every 160 minutes
    Joselu: 8 goals and 4 assists, one every 206 minutes

    13/14
    Jörgensen: 7 goals and 5 assists, one every 102 minutes
    Joselu: 9 goals and 2 assists, one every 151 minutes

    12/13
    Jörgensen: 11 goals and 6 assists, one every 108 minutes
    Joselu: 5 goals and 2 assists, one every 228 minutes

    • Peaky Magpie

      Been busy there Clarko,interesting stats mind you.

      • Wor Lass

        If you find this sort of stuff interesting, Peaky, you`re either snowed in or stuck in a lift with Monksatan Mag and Blobbi for company, m8!

        • Peaky Magpie

          😂😂😂 Bored mate,definitely not the other 2 options,divvent mind the snow like but stuck in a lift……

      • HarryHype59

        Those stats reflect that Jorgensen has plied his trade in weak leagues! Mitro was prolific in the Belgium league.

        • Peaky Magpie

          Aye,we’ve seen it scores of times and not just with players we have signed.

          • HarryHype59

            Alves at Boro and Altidore at Sunlun are prime examples!

          • Peaky Magpie

            2 perfect examples Harry.

          • HarryHype59

            The Chronicle ran a good article (for once) that analyses how the last top ten leading scorers in the Eredivisie have fared once they moved to stronger leagues.

            I have asked Clarko to statistically analyse the percentage of those ten who flopped outside the Eredivisie. 😂

          • Peaky Magpie

            Will have a look at that.

        • Clarko

          Suarez in the Eredivisie:
          91 goals and 59 assists, one every 77 minutes

          Ibrahimovic in the Eredivisie:
          35 goals and 13 assists, one every 99 minutes

          • HarryHype59

            Fair point on those two, however, if you look at the bigger picture both those players are exceptions rather than the rule. Ask Boro about signing hotshots from the Eredivisie! .

            Also, if this fella was even half as good as those you mention, he would be signing for a bigger club than Ashley’s Newcastle!

            It would be interesting to note if there are any other clubs interested for him.

            Every one has different options which is fair enough. However, in my view this reeks of a panic buy arising from a reactive transfer strategy.

          • Clarko

            Not exceptions, just good players.

            If Newcastle don’t spend money it’s bad, when Newcastle are about to spend money it’s bad. It’s just silly.

          • HarryHype59

            Is he a good enough player to be successful in the EPL? There are huge question marks, regarding this.

          • Clarko

            Would that question be applicable to every single player on the planet who has yet to play in the EPL?

            Again, it’s just silly.

          • HarryHype59

            To an extent yes, however the degree of risk on this signing is high. As both Sunderland and Boro have found out, players who are prolific in the Eredivisie can struggle in the EPL. The latter being a far tougher league.

            That is an indisputable fact beyond contention!

            This player was rated at £2.5m less than two year ago. His “success” has been in a weak league. He isn’t worth £20m however, we are conducting transfer business from a position of weakness. As such the selling club will extract a high fee because of this.

          • Clarko

            Again, circles. Playing in the Eredivisie does not make you a bad player, it does not mean that you’re incapable of being successful in another league, that is a really silly argument to make, it’s not valid at all.

            -Lukaku has a goal every 167 minutes in the Premier League and sold for €87.4m.

            -Gray has a goal every 269 minutes in the Premier League and sold for €20.4m

            -Locadia has a goal every 167 minutes in the Eredivisie and sold for €17.0m

            -Mounié has a goal every 205 minutes in Ligue 1 and sold for €13.0m

            -Jörgensen has a goal every 134 minutes in the Eredivisie and is valued at ~€20m

            It’s a fair price.

          • HarryHype59

            It isn’t circles, just an objective analysis of facts!

            It’s only silly to those who don’t have the cognitive ability to see that players who do well in the weak Eredivisie often struggle when they move to more challenging leagues. There are numerous examples of this e.g. Altidore and Alves.

            The Chronicle ran an article examining how the most recent top ten scorers in the Dutch league fared once they moved to more challenging leagues!

            I know you love statistics, so your homework is to read that article and analyse what percentage of those players flopped once they left Dutch football!

            From a risk analysis perspective it is high.

            This lad may prove the exception to the rule, but the stats say it is unlikely.

          • Clarko

            Your argument is “Alfonso Alves is bad therefore Nicolai Jørgensen is bad” 😂

          • HarryHype59

            Not necessarily, however there is indisputable evidence that mediocre players can do well in that league. Their limitations are not revealed until they move to a higher standard.

            Anyway we are discussing a hypothetical scenario as he has not yet been signed!

          • Clarko

            That is what your argument is, in short. There is indisputable evidence of players leaving that league and being successful. It’s silly, invalid reasoning.

            I don’t believe that he will be the striker that we will sign.

          • HarryHype59

            No, it is perfectly logical based on the high percentage of “star” players in the Eredivisie who flop once they move to tougher leagues.

            This guy may prove to be a success and an exception to the rule! There is a high probability he will fail in the EPL. The statistics back my argument.

            Until he signs this argument is hypothetical. I would prefer a loan deal for someone who has EPL experience.

          • Clarko

            It’s not logical based, again, Afonso Alves being bad does not mean that Jørgensen is bad.

            “There is a high probability he will fail in the EPL”, no there’s not, other players performances or ability do not dictate or predict his future performances or ability.

            “The statistics back my argument”. You haven’t provided any statistics, you have stated that Middlesborough and Sunderland make a couple of poor signings, you haven’t provided any number or percentage, not that it would matter because, because it’s not a valid argument.

            I’m done with this, there is a massive deficient in understanding and basic common sense. Have fun dude.

          • HarryHype59

            I suggest you look at the article in the Mag that examines how the previous ten top scorers fared once they left the weak Dutch league!

            Only Suarez and Bony did well at their new clubs! Huntelaar bombed at Real Madrid but did better in Italy and Germany. The others in the sample flopped!

            I am not saying Jorgensen would 100% fail. However based on past trends and NUFCs poor scouting record there a 70% probability he would be unsuccessful!

            That is based upon an objective analysis of statistical data!

            NUFC should insist the fee is no more than ,£12m upfront. Additional payments should be performance based!

          • Clarko

            van Persie, van Nistelrooy, Robben, Eriksen, Stam, Ibrahimovic, Suarez, van der Vaart, Sneijder, Van der Saar, Bergkamp, Gullit, Ronaldo and so on… Do you know what sample size is? Look into to it 😂

          • HarryHype59

            Suarez aside, all those players you mention were successful in a different era when the Dutch league was far stronger. I could produce a list off flops from the Eredivisie over the past ten years but have better things to do.

            This guy is 27 and has had one good season in a weak league. If he was any good a club higher in the EPL food chain would have signed him before now!

            This smacks of another panic buy from a team who bought badly in the summer and are 50:50 to go down!

            Like I said earlier, I don’t think he will sign for us.

          • Clarko

            Sample size. Invalid anyways.

            “This guy is 27 and has had one good season in a weak league”. No, he has been very consistent throughout his career.

            Again, if we weren’t going to buy we would be failing to invest, now that we are willing to buy we are “panic buying”.

          • HarryHype59

            Yes Clarko panic buying….Newcastle United like our chums down the road, always have a reactive transfer strategy. Ashley should have allowed Rafa to bring in at least one quality forward in the summer.

            If he had been proactive in the previous window, we wouldn’t be reacting to a crisis arising from the threat of relegation. Even you have to admit the selling club holds all the aces in the January window.

            This guy isn’t attracting attention from any other clubs which is a cause of concern.

          • Clarko

            That’s what I said, in your eyes if Newcastle buy it’s considered panic buying, if they don’t they’re failing to invest. It’s just silly. You just want something to complain about.

            Ashley gave Benitez enough money to buy a ~£20m striker in the summer, Benitez chose to spend that money on Joselu, Murphy and Manquillo instead.

            “This guy isn’t attracting attention from any other clubs”, again that’s not true, you’re not his agent, you’re not the managing director at Feyenoord. A quick search of his name shows him being linked with Everton, Wolves and Tottenham.

          • HarryHype59

            For once I agree with you, a striker should have been the priority last summer. Instead Rafa bought more “shirt fillers”. We had a poor window last summer in terms of net spend and the quality of players signed.

            Rafa never got the £70m parachute money or the
            £30m Sissoko cash after all!☺

            That is now history! The priority has to be to sign a forward who can hit the ground running and to ensure we win at least six of the last fourteen matches!

            I am not convinced a player coming in from a weak league is the answer. You claim he is linked with other clubs, however the only bid for him is from from NUFC.

            This club is now operating from a position of weakness due it’s reactive transfer stance.

          • Clarko

            We didn’t lose any players in the summer (net spend counter).

            You claimed he wasn’t “attracting attention” from other clubs, he is according to the local clubs journalists and national media.

            What striker should Newcastle buy for ~£20m? Remember he has to have EPL experience, a good goalscoring record, he must be playing in a strong league, he must have received interest from other clubs and he/his club must not put the club in a position weakness when negotiating. Who?

          • HarryHype59

            The criterion you specify can’t be met, as this club has left it too late in the window so is now panic buying. There isn’t a stand out target available.

            I would prefer a loan signing with EPL experience e.g. Slimani or Batshuayi or even Deeny. If we go down again the club isn’t lumbered paying a five year contract.

            Jorgensen played 15 games in the Bundesliga and scored zero goals. That validates my concerns. The only other club linked with him in this window is Wolves.

            I don’t think Ashley will pay £20m for him!

          • Clarko

            It’s not my criteria, it yours, that’s the criteria that you have set. You didn’t have an answer because that player does not exist, in this window or the summer window.

            He has been linked with Everton, Tottenham and Wolves, you were wrong, he has attracted plenty of attention.

            I think this has been lost in this discussion, I’m not saying he will succeed, I’m not saying he will be a good signing, I’m saying that we don’t know. He has an exemplary record (in a weaker league) and Benitez (scouting team) have watched him for a significant period of time, as the Chronicle stated, “Jørgensen would be no panic buy from United. Steve Nickson has compiled a detailed dossier on the player and Rafa Benitez has wanted him since the summer”. You can have “concerns”, but every time you feel concerned just remember that you have never watched him play, you don’t know what you’re talking about and you’re uninformed.

            I’m done.

          • HarryHype59

            What ever fella what ever! It’s amusing the way you continually fail to see the bigger picture!

            I recall you claiming Rafa would get the £41m parachute money and £30m Sissoko cash last summer. You had a hissy fit when I correctly pointed out it couldn’t happen.

            I was correct on that issue and am confident I would be again re this Jorgensen transfer.

            It’s called being objective!

          • Wor Lass

            I want us to spend lots of money but on decent players.

          • Clarko

            No, you just want something to complain about.

          • Wor Lass

            I don`t need anything else to complain about when you`re around, Clarko.

        • HarryHype59

          Alves scored more than a goal a game playing in the Eredivsie. The Smogs paid £15m for him in 2007. He scored four goals in the EPL and poor auld Smogs got relegated!

    • Wor Lass

      If i`ve done my mental arithmetic right that`s a goal every 112 minutes in the Danish and Dutch leagues. More or less a goal every two games. Worth £20 million? I don`t think so.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        i don`t think so either

      • Clarko

        A goal every “112 minutes” does not equal a goal every “two games”.

        Lukaku has a goal every 167 minutes in the Premier League and sold for €87.4m.

        Gray has a goal every 269 minutes in the Premier League and sold for €20.4m.

        Locadia has a goal every 167 minutes in the Eredivisie and sold for €17.0m

        Mounié has a goal every 205 minutes in Ligue 1and sold for €13m

        Jörgensen has a goal every 134 minutes in the Eredivisie and is valued at ~€20m

        You have no grasp of value. It’s a fair price.

        • Wor Lass

          In fairness, I have to admit my goal ratio calculation is way out – thinking in terms of hours not games! But I wouldn`t want us to spend that amount on him. He`s no spring chicken and has no PL experience. It`s a big risk. This season: Mounie – 4 goals in 16, Gray 4 goals in 23, Lukaku 11 in 23. Lukaku is a class above the others. Jorgensen isn`t and is likely to do about as well as them, in my opinion.

          • Clarko

            You have (incorrectly) complained about not spending money in the past and now that we’re about to spend money you’re (incorrectly) complaining, it’s just silly.

            The list of strikers was to demonstrate that €20m is a fair price, it is.

          • Wor Lass

            You haven`t demonstrated that it is a fair price – only that you believe it`s a fair price. There is a difference.

          • Clarko

            No, I have, you just chose to ignore it, note each players minutes per goal, league and price. Valuation is fair.

            -Gray has a goal every 269 minutes in the Premier League and sold for €20.4m

            -Locadia has a goal every 167 minutes in the Eredivisie and sold for €17.0m

            -Mounié has a goal every 205 minutes in Ligue 1 and sold for €13.0m

            -Jörgensen has a goal every 134 minutes in the Eredivisie and is valued at ~€20m

          • Wor Lass

            No, m8, you`ve proved nothing. You make an assertion that it`s a fair price then throw in a few stats and valuations of a few random players. It proves absolutely nothing except that you have absoolute faith in your own opinion.

          • Desree

            What is Rivieres valuation?

          • Geordiegiants

            Why are all of your comments awaiting approval Clarko?

          • Clarko

            Is this one?

          • Geordiegiants

            Don’t know m8, never looked until this morning.

      • Peaky Magpie

        You’ve opened the floodgates now bud ! How did the mackem meal go the other night ?

        • Wor Lass

          No cheesy chips – in fact, no chips at all. We managed to drink copious amounts of beer, red wine and cognac and avoided all talk of football! I`m glad Clarko managed to spot my deliberate mistake. lol

          • Peaky Magpie

            Nee cheesy chips ……..swanky posh mackems eh……have they dropped the “wees kees are theese Louise” as well 😂😂

      • mus

        dont be fooled by his scoring rate in dutch league cos altidore scored 36 in his last season there and you know what he was like in prem

  • Polarboy

    Who’s reported that we won’t be bidding higher than 12/14?

  • Saul williams

    I refuse to believe Ashley is suddenly going to shell out millions on this player and that player.Its the same every transfer window.,rumours,rumours.Lies,lies,smoke and mirrors.Couldnt get them over the f**king line.Dissapointment,anger.

  • NUFCDan

    Bearing in mind what’s at stake £20m is nothing really. Plus selling clubs will know we’re absolutely desperate!

    • Milo79

      Exactly. And we won’t bounce back a third time from relegation.

  • HarryHype59

    This has all the hallmarks of a typical panic buy arising from Ashley’s reactive transfer strategy! He is 27 and cost Feyenoord £2.5m in 2016. He did well last season playing in a weak league. This season he has struggled with injuries. The selling club want £20m.

    Viewed objectively, this isn’t exactly an inspirational signing!

    • ghostrider

      So Ashley’s calling all the shots with buying players now not just allowing cash to be spent?
      Is this right?
      This has nothing to do with Rafa, right?
      Rafa has no say unless we bring is someone that people deem top class.
      Would this be about right?

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Ashley ALWAYS calls the shots !

        • grantham mag

          And drinks them,

          • nufcslf

            Greedy fat barsteward.

      • Wor Lass

        That`s a fair point, mind. Rafa has repeatedly said that he`s given his list to Penfold. Ah, hang on …. I think I`ve spotted a fly in the ointment ….

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          the list goes down the schitta, they then present him with a list, that`s who you can have.
          hence Hoss !

    • Clarko

      He hasn’t struggled this season with injuries, he had one injury that kept him out for 23 days. His first injury since 2014.

  • Milo79

    Oh god, here we go again. A cut-price import who we know nothing about.

    Instead of going for someone who knows this league, we will gamble more of our limited funds on a player who may not be able to hack it, and we’ll then be stuck together for the next five years. Because we know how Ashley loves his five year contracts.

    If you don’t want to spend big on this club, fine, but at least spend big where it counts. Strikers don’t come cheap and you need someone who can pretty much guarantee goals. The fat man will never learn and it will explode in his face yet again.

    • NUFCDan

      None of our relegation rivals (everyone from 8th down) are going to sell to us in January though.

  • Peaky Magpie

    It really doesn’t matter what he can/can’t do as we all know fine well it simply won’t happen.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Clarko`s giving it 6 nowt on the Enterprises super computer
      😂😂😂

      • Peaky Magpie

        😂😂😂😂😂

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          Next up Leazes & transfer market

          • Peaky Magpie

            Inevitable

  • Peaky Magpie

    Bet Ryder is getting his list out now of ‘out of contract players’ we could sign after the window closes !

    • FatParosite

      Ronnie Ryder digs out his copy/paste report from last year & 3 name changes later the click bait has written itself.

  • kingfisher

    The only reason a Premiership club would let one of their proven scorers go would be for a massive fee .i.e Andy Carroll to Liverpool and of course they would have to replace him ! So any strikers that are available for under, say £30/40 million are either too old, or have lost the magic, i.e. Jermaine Defoe this season ! How many of us had heard of The Hoss or Mitro before we signed them, and look how they turned out, not exactly prolific scorers, but no doubt Mitro will turn out to be a superstar if sold to one of our rivals !

    • Peaky Magpie

      The Hoss is turning into a modern day Eddie the Eagle,infamous for been schitt !

      • kingfisher

        Can’t argue with that Mr Peaky, have some of these :😁🤣👍

      • Coble’s Return

        Ha ha. I would pay to watch the Hoss on a ski jump from the top of Level 7, just to see if he could clear the Gallowgate roof. Genuinely wouldn’t mind if he cleared it or not.

        • Peaky Magpie

          😂😂

  • Soldier

    the bid on Mitrovich was rejected, what`s the betting they come back along with the likes of WBA & make a late bid. we should have signed a striker two weeks ago and Rafa should have given them an ultimatum, now it`s turning into the usual farce

    • Paul Patterson

      Rest assured, one of our big earners will go, I just wish it were Colabck . .

      • Peaky Magpie

        Rafa ????? Devils advocate and all that !

      • Peaky Magpie

        Need to terminate his contract…doesn’t want to move too far from home allegedly….

        • Paul Patterson

          The mackems need players . .

          • Peaky Magpie

            I know they are desperate but he’d probably get lynched and hung upside down by his ankles from the Alexandra Bridge 😁

        • HarryHype59

          Legally the club cannot do that alas! Ditto the Mackems with Rodwell.

          • Peaky Magpie

            Bloody legal system eh ??

          • Peaky Magpie

            Think he’s hedging his bets that he’ll outstay Rafa & the new boss will give him a new lease of life.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Aye he’ll be sold about 7pm next Wednesday night leaving us up the Swanee without a paddle.

  • Ram Kishore

    We really not let the newspapers fool us
    One day they say club is ready to spend 20 mil
    Next day they say the club made a bid
    12 mil for a striker worth reportedly 20 million

    Can’t u see the difference.. the wordplay??

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Over at the Ronnie Ryder`s giving it large that £20m isn`t that much for a striker that`s hasn`t proved himself in a quality league.
    basic fee with increments on goals scored & performance, that`s the only way i`d take on this guy

    • FatParosite

      Ronnie Ryder does as Bishop requests.

  • kingfisher

    It’s a known fact that English players don’t come cheap, however with all the riches that foreign clubs think ALL Premiership clubs have, they ask stupid amounts for players who would struggle in Scottish football i.e. Alexander McMitro and Joselu Mctavish !

  • Peaky Magpie

    Penfold will be just like one of those annoying t**ts that ring you up about PPI etc “Hi there it’s Lee Charnley from NUFC here just enquiring about the availability and price of ……..whoever “ ……person on other phone…..” How Lee man f**k off “……..

  • 1957

    I never thought I would say this but the Hoss probably has a better record, his time has been spent in the top European leagues

  • GToon

    Unfortunately I don’t think it matters who he is as we aren’t in a position either financially or league wise to attract a decent player. That boat sailed as the summer window shut. The only thing that will persuade a decent player to join us is if we throw money at him, something Ashley won’t do. We could gamble on a player from the EFL but we need a proven goal scorer in the EPL. I think Deeney is a better bet along with Ings on loan.
    As another reader pointed out on a previous article – isn’t it funny how Ashley is apparently offering £12m for a player valued at £20. I’m sure the irony won’t be lost on Amanda Staveley.

  • Megatron1505

    There is surely better/ more proven out there for the money. Not that I believe that we will be spending anywhere near £20m.

  • robbersdog

    I’m not underwhelmed by the premise that we’ll sign Nicolai Jorgensen; in the context of our budget, he’s probably a good bet, and possibly our best bet.

    I’d prefer him to the likes of Slimani, who’s already failed at Leicester, Deeney who struggles to get a game at Watford and always looks like he’s eaten all the pies and wants to have a fight, or Sturridge who comes with a permanent pass to the treatment room.

    I reckon that Kenedy and Jorgensen could give us that little bit extra in terms of an attacking threat, and could possibly keep us in the Premiere League.

  • Thefootballerwhocouldfly

    Would prefer William Jose….ain’t going to happen.
    Jorgensen isn’t going to happen either as Ashley will not pay £20.
    Be prepared to be underwhelmed as Ashley has set the bar…..bargain basement! Odds seriously stacked against us with this regime!

  • Desree

    I would rather get relegated. I never thought i would say this- play Mitro and keep the money.

    At least Riviere only cost 6 and luk de jong and doumbia nowt.

    Player valuations are like bitcoin

  • Mike

    bought for 2.5 18 months ago eh how much is he worth now? doesnt make sense

    • HarryHype59

      Not according to Clarko, who claims this fella could be as good as Suarez 😂😂😂😂