Newcastle United’s pursuit of Nicolai Jorgensen continues.

On Thursday it was revealed by Dutch media just how far apart the valuations of Feyenoord and Newcastle were (see below), with Telesport and De Telegraaf both reporting that  Newcastle had offered just over £12m for a striker who the Dutch club value at £10m more.

Feyenoord are said to be in a healthy position financially and have no desperate need to sell the 27 year old Danish international.

Over in Holland, Voetbal International have now revealed that an improved Newcastle has been made, but just like the first one it has been instantly rejected as nowhere near good enough.

Voetbal International don’t give details of exactly how much extra Newcastle were offering – but clearly nowhere close to the much hyped leak to the English media, when it was claimed Mike Ashley was backing Rafa Benitez with funds to buy a ‘£20m striker’.

Feyenoord may be saying they want £22m but surely anything getting close to the £20m figure will be successful, for a player they paid less than £3m for, only 18 months ago.

Interestingly, Voetbal International have asked Dutch football fans whether it would be a good idea for Feyenoord to cash in on the striker this month and so far 1,761 have voted, with 1,049 saying yes and 712 no, a 60% result in favour of selling.

As to whether Mike Ashley should make good on his leaked promise to back Rafa Benitez with a ‘£20m striker’ to help see off relegation, the yes vote would be somewhat higher than any 60%.

The Mag – Thursday 25 January 2018:

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.

Both De Telegraaf and Telesport report that Newcastle United’s actual offer for the 27 year old was €14.5m (approx £12.5m) but Feyenoord want €25m (approx £22m).

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.



  • Mitros gotta start

    Their valuation is a joke for a player they only paid 2.5 million for but the fat slug knows he can P155 the rest of the transfer window away by making stupid offers…..ever had that feeling of deja vu?

    • Megatron1505

      Only every transfer window .

    • Peaky Magpie

      Spot on Mitros,this bid will get us through the weekend to appease then think of some other excuse by Monday.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    This stinks of Nickson one of Carr`s minions now chief of recruitment & may i say making a right pigs a $$ of it.
    Nickson name to fame, Perez & Mbabu & a few other Duck Eggs
    Next

  • ghostrider

    I’d offer 5 million for him and hope not to get him at all.
    I can see where this is going to end up if we do get him.
    A player on the treatment table in the first few weeks after flopping in Rafa’s hideous set up.
    We need loan players not contract players at this time.

    • kingfisher

      Spot on Ghost 👍

    • Soldier

      loans are the only way to go because Cashley just won`t pay the transfer fees

      • ghostrider

        They certainly are in January with a summer attempt at a steady reshaping.

    • hetonmag

      Typical of certain people on this forum making judgements on a player before he’s even kicked a ball, as I’ve said in previous posts on here it doesn’t matter who we sign the same one’s will always moan unless of course it’s Messi or Ronaldo.

      • ghostrider

        Yeah, maybe a tad too harsh as he isn’t here.
        But guess what?
        I don’t really care because if we bring him in we will be bringing in a Luke de Jong in the scoring stakes and a Siem de Jong in the poke your eye out with a little finger syndrome….kind of thing.

        I’ll make a little bet with you. Just a sportsmans bet.
        IF we get Nicolai Jørgensen….I’m willing to bet that he will be injured for the rest of the season before he’s played 3 games.

        Most likely a cracked toe nail that’s going to take the entire rest of the season to grow out.
        If Mitro is still here Rafa will then go round Mitro’s with a bag of sweets and a can of fanta in the hope of persuading him to play for him.

        Mike Ashley. Don’t you dare buy this striker for that price. In fact don’t buy him at all.
        I’d sooner play Tom Heardman.

        • hetonmag

          Now I’m not saying he’s the right signing or the wrong signing but we are that desperate for a striker I’m willing to give the lad a chance. Your condemnation of this lad is disgraceful before he has even crossed the North Sea, but should I expect anything different from you, not likely.

          • ghostrider

            We aren’t that desperate where we have to go for a striker who’s playing in a weak league, who isn’t prolific and who cost 2.5 million and yet we have to pay 20 million for someone who is not better than what we have got.

            Mitrovic would bury this lad but Rafa won’t play him.

  • Damon Horner

    Think people will forget all about how much of a waste of money he is and how poor he is if he signs and bangs in the goals. The lads getting bad press and he hasn’t even signed.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      He`s getting bad press from the Danish media & his own fans say sell him
      What does that tell you ?

      • Damon Horner

        I’ll be honest, I didn’t have you down as someone who let the media decide how you judge a player. If he bangs them in the world cup the media will be talking him up. That’s the fickleness of the media.

        As for the fans, big shock that half of a fanbase of a selling club think £22mil is good value for them. I reckon we’d have the same split if Shelvey was being linked with a £25mil move.

        We both know our football mate. If he signs I’ll judge him on how he is in a Newcastle shirt.

        • Soldier

          If he bangs them in at the World Cup, if Mitrovich bangs them in at the World Cup.
          we`re fighting relegation, we don`t want if`s we want a player that can hit the ground running, this lad isn`t the answer, his past record tells you that

          • Damon Horner

            First one was a small point about how fickle the media is mate, that’s all. Nothing to do with Mitrovic.

            I don’t think we have an opportunity to sign a player fo hit the ground running, a risk might have to be taken.

            My poi t is I’ll only consider him a bad signing (if he does) if I witness in a black/white shirt not before.

        • Martin Rooney

          Can I remind you of Sissoko Euro 2016!!!!!

  • Soldier

    this transfer will not happen & i hope it doesn`t, this lad failed to make the grade with 2 clubs in Germany he`s not going to make it in the premiership either.
    we`ll end up at best with a loan deal or God forbid another Joselu

  • kingfisher

    There’s an old saying: If you pay peanuts,you get monkeys. end of!

    • Soldier

      in this guys case we could pay £20m plus for a player unproven at this level, it`s not going to happen

  • TheFatController

    If we sign him, in a year he’ll be worth £10m

    If we don’t, he’ll be at PSG for £40m this summer.

    We seem to get the over priced turkeys and refuse to pay for the solid gold.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      your namesake won`t cough up £20m it`s as simple as that

    • HarryHype59

      So true!

    • Nut

      He won’t, he couldn’t translate his form to the Bundisleague so I doubt very much if he will manage it here in the prem. He isn’t worth the money being mentioned too much of a risk.

  • wheyayeman

    Nobody wants him, Rafa doesn’t want him, most fans don’t want him! Ashleys impoverished mindset has left us so down beat half hoping for players we know won’t make any impact on our almost nailed on relegation! Oh well – a half season lend of a kid Chelsea never even used to warm their bench should placate fans and manager! Wonder how we’ll get on in the Championship next year.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      😂😂😂

    • Wor Lass

      I don`t disagree that this bears all the hallmarks of the FCB`s smoke and mirror department but I`d rather have him than noone, I suppose. Lots of people didn`t want Merino but he`s the greatest thing since Aarons and Mbabu now. How do you know that Rafa doesn`t want him?

      • JonMag

        Because it stinks, i bet Rafa hasn`t even seen him play.
        i`ve read his whole football history & i wouldn`t give them £10m never mind 20

      • wheyayeman

        I don’t recall many thinking Merino would be a bad purchase (that deal was definitely a Rafa purchase) – only that he was young and it may take a year to get him up to speed. He’s stepped up almost immediately and well done him. Back to Ashley – We are back to staring down the barrel of the relegation gun (again) and this is Ashleys response? I’m telling you now he won’t even buy this player. Rafa absolutely NEEDs a forward who will guarantee to score vital goals to keep us in the league and he won’t even do this deal (not that I even want him). As much as I rant and moan about Ashley the cold truth is – this level of investment is pushing us from perpetual relegation fodder down to Championship promotion candidate hopefuls and even then only on the strength of a top manager. Ashley should be in charge of a division 1 club that’s his level. And sadly that will become ours if we are stuck with him.

        • Wor Lass

          I don`t disagree with you on anything, really, except thee fact that there definitely was a fair bit of criticism of Rafa over the Merino signing.

  • robbersdog

    I wonder if there are any other strikers under consideration, or whether all our eggs are in the Jorgensen basket.

    Ashley’s f*cked up by letting it be known that he’ll sanction the purchase a £20m striker, because everyone will now quote him £20m!

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      he was never going to lay out £20m, Fake News

    • Megatron1505

      He didn’t f**k up, it was a deliberate tactic to fool the media and more easily lead fans into thinking he gives a 5hit.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        100% correct

    • Martin Rooney

      When did Ashley come out and say he will spend £20m on a striker?

      • robbersdog

        You’re asking me to qualify something that I never actually wrote. I said that he has been letting it be known that he’ll sanction the purchase a £20m striker, and I’ve come to that conclusion based on the fact that it’s been very widely reported.

        Maybe it’s true, maybe it isn’t, but it does seem highly likely that the story has originated from Ashley’s PR machine.

    • richardbraverman

      Why would anyone believe Mike Ashley ?
      He has turned Slim Freddy Shepard into a Saint.
      He has spent 10 years lying to the fans, managers, players and staff.
      He probably lies to himself.

  • JonMag

    forget this one it`s one of the FCB ploys

  • Peaky Magpie

    Southampton just spent £19m on a new striker !

    • Will Venus

      Southampton probably have more ready cash to spend than anybody, bearing in mind the players they have sold and for the inflated amounts involved!!! Whether they have been shafted or whether they have got value for money at 19m for Carillo remains to be seen. Put in perspective really when Man City are about to pay 57m for a defender!!!

      • Peaky Magpie

        Very good points.

  • Nut

    If Feynord are demanding 25 million then honestly I do not think he is worth that much. He cost them 3.5 million 18 months ago because he had come from the Bundisleague and failed to score a single goal in something like 20 starts.

    What we have beenot offering are in my opinion fair offers for the player given that there are serious question marks in my opinion as to if this guy can translate his form in Holland to the premiership. He might have been top scorer last season however he was top scorer with one of the lowest totals they have had.

    Feynord are getting greedy because we are in the prem, a club from another league woukd get a considerably lower sum quoted to them.

    We should probably look at someone else possibly Batishui as Conte has already said he will be leaving this window and or Shurle.

    • HarryHype59

      Totally agree on Batishui. Jorgensen has had one decent season in a league that this marginally better than the SPL. The only other club linked with him is Wolves.

    • Rich Lawson

      They quote these prices because of the ridiculous amount of Sky money that flies around and is picked up by the all ready rich clubs in England.If a club in our situation from France,Belgium etc wanted him they would be quoted half our asking price ?

  • Rich Lawson

    They’ve changed the picture round so you can’t see his dodgy ginger beard,hope that’s the back of him for good !

  • Martin Rooney

    Wouldn’t touch anyone from the dutch league, might as well go to Scotland