Nicolai Jorgensen is the man that Rafa Benitez apparently wants, to add quality and goals to his relegation threatened team.

Newcastle United/Mike Ashley leaked that they were going to smash their 13 year old transfer record.

The claim was that a £20m striker was set to be landed for NUFC.

However, it has now emerged that Newcastle actually offered only around £12m for the ‘£20m striker’, with fans and Rafa Benitez waiting to see what happens next.

Last season Nicolai Jorgensen was the top scorer in Holland with 21 league goals for Feyenoord…but how have the to goalscorers in the previous 10 seasons got on, when they have moved on?

The last 11 seasons, top goalscorer in the Dutch domestic Eredivisie league – number of goals scored that season in brackets:

2006/07 Afonso Alves (34)

The Brazilian ended up joining Premier League side Middlesbrough and was a total disaster, scoring 10 PL goals in two seasons. After Boro he headed off to play for teams in the Middle East.

2007/08 Klaas Jan Huntelaar (33)

Made a massive £24m move to Real Madrid and whilst it didn’t really work out there, he did ok at AC Milan before proving to be a very good striker for Schalke in the Budesliga, as well as scoring a lot of goals for Holland.

2008/09 Mounir El Hamdoui (23)

Played another season at AZ Alkmaar before a £4m move to Ajax where he scored 13 goals in his first season. Failed badly with Fiorentina in Serie A and Malaga in La Liga, his career going nowhere.

2009/10 Luis Suarez (35)

Rumour is he went on to do ok…when not biting people. A £20m+ move to Liverpool before a £70m+ one to Barcelona where he has excelled.

2010/11 Bjorn Vleminckx (23)

A bit of a low scoring season allowed the Belgian to be the league’s top scorer, moved from NEC to Brugge and then club football in Turkey, never scored double figures in league football again.

2011/12 Bas Dost (32)

The infamous Bas Dost. Linked with Newcastle United every transfer window since. Joined Wolfsburg for £6m and struggled for games but despite never really becoming a surefire first teamer, his goals per game was very decent. Has scored for fun in the weak Portuguese league ever since a £9m move 18 months ago.

2012/13 Wilfried Bony (31)

Did very well at Swansea after getting a £12m move to the Premier League from Vitesse Arnhem, scoring 26 PL goals in 43 PL starts (plus 11 off bench. However, ever since his £30m transfer to Manchester City he looked as though he thought it was job done and has only scored 11 PL goals in the last three years, now back at Swansea.

2013/14 Alfred Finnbogason (29)

Scored an amazing 53 league goals in 65 appearances, earning a £7m move to Real Sociedad in La Liga, failed there and at Olympiakos. Has got his career back on track a little bit with 21 goals in 43 Bundesliga matches in the past two seasons.

2014/15 Memphis Depay (22)

A disastrous £30m signing for Manchester United, part of the same title winning team as Gini Wijnaldum but somehow cost Man U twice as much as Newcastle paid for the PSV Captain, Maybe too much to handle at the age of 21 Depay scored only two PL goals in 18 months. Moving to Lyon a year ago for £14m, Depay has found things easier in the weaker French league, scoring 14 in 29 Ligue 1 starts (plus 8 off the bench)

2015/16 Vincent Janssen (27)

Yet another top scorer in Holland who found life tough in the Premier League. A £17m move from AZ to Tottenham saw him score only two goals in 27 PL appearances, although only seven of those were as a starter. Now trying his luck on loan in Turkey but so far this season has only scored two league goals for Fenerbahce.

2016/17 Nicolai Jorgensen (21)

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The 21 goals for Nicolai Jorgensen is actually a very low total to end up as top scorer in the Eredivisie, it is 1996/97 when a striker finished top with such a low total.

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  • Kev-82

    Wait to splash cash for years then we seem willing to blow it on somebody who you can see flop written all over him.

    • Clarko

      Can’t win with this fan base.

      • Megatron1505

        Please elaborate?

        • Clarko

          Nah.

          • Megatron1505

            Not surprised.

      • Wor Lass

        Says the base fan.

      • Kev-82

        So we have to be happy at signing what looks like a mediocre player for around £20m? If he signs and I’m proven wrong I’ll happily eat my words but you can’t have Rafa moaning every 5 minutes about needing money and players then when he gets it this is the calibre of player we are in for.

        • Clarko

          What do you mean “looks like mediocre player”, have you seen him play? Have you watched him over an entire season? I’m going to assume you haven’t and I’m going to assume that Newcastle have, that Benitez has.

          ” If he signs and I’m proven wrong I’ll happily eat my words but you can’t have Rafa moaning every 5 minutes about needing money and players then when he gets it this is the calibre of player we are in for”.

          Again what is wrong with this fan base? We are a newly promoted club, looking to spend €20m on a striker that our manager has hand picked, if that deal goes through we would have outspent to bottom 12 clubs in the league this season. You’re talking absolute nonsense.

          • Kev-82

            Videos and statistics in poor leagues do not suggest he is a player cut out for the prem. It’s not as if he is young either and likely to develop

            If we’d paid stoke £20m for Joselu that would have made him a good signing? Sorry but the size of the transfer fee doesn’t not determine whether a player is any good or not. But let’s trust Rafa it’s not like he’s never picked up a bad player or 2 in his career.

          • Clarko

            First paragraph is absolutley irrelevant to the discussion, no one mentioned stats or videos.

            Where did I say the size of the fee makes him a good signing? I didn’t. Again, nonsense. You’re talking nonsense.

          • nufcslf

            Is this where it really gets infants childish and ends up being it takes one to know one. Talking nonsense, that is. We all know the fat lad is done with this transfer window. He’s doing a cracking job and well on track for a hatrick of relegations. Even though I live in Vancouver, I am going to support the fat c**t and buy a season ticket. The lads ‘n’ the shirt ‘n’ that………NOT….

          • Clarko

            He was talking nonsense, I told him why he was talking nonsense. I didn’t dismiss what he said as being nonsense, I provided a reason, my reasoning was correct, he was talking nonsense.

          • Blackburn1066

            Our manager has hand picked ?

          • Clarko

            Yes, handpicked.

  • Tony Mann

    No idea what he’s like or who he is.
    The Dutch league is so light weight it’s scary.
    We’ve had our fingers burned a few times now.
    Is this guy the answer?
    Somebody tell me please.

    • Kev-82

      Even Luuk De Jong has scored more goals in a season in Holland and we seen first hand his capabilities in the English league.

      • Tony Mann

        Thank you – says it all.

        • mus

          you forgot dozy altidore 36 goals and we all know what he was like lol

          • Tony Mann

            Was he Dutch? Wow – That miss !

          • Mark Potter

            No, he was American, but played in the Netherlands.

          • Tony Mann

            Thanks for putting me right. Baaaad miss though. Cheers.

  • Mag_Ladd

    Not happening.

    • Blackburn1066

      I second that.

  • Andy Mac

    I recall hearing recently that Dutch teams now have to qualify for CL football as they no longer have an automatic place for the champions ? Presumably UEFA made the decision based upon Dutch team’s recent performances in Europe ?

    It is true that the very best players get cherry picked on a seasonal basis by clubs across the continent which doesnt help them build a strong league but as their league doesnt attract much money it’s something most clubs have to accept.

  • TheNutJob

    i wouldn`t worry to much about this one, Fatty will never pay £20m for this guy,
    in fact i doubt Fatty would pay £20m for anyone.

    • Andy Mac

      Might have to pay that much to Her Majesty soon ?

      • Blackburn1066

        I hope they shut his Cheap crappy shops and they boil his head in a pan down the big market. Ha

    • Blackburn1066

      That’s it, the little Fat C-nt needs to just F-ck -FF OK, Job done!

  • An alternative view is to look at Rafa’s record. Albeit not in the same role, he got some mileage out of Dirk Kuyt. Although a different league, he also got the best out of Torres when he was at Chelsea, better than 1 goal every 3 games, not to mention what Torres did at Liverpool. To add to that, he got Higuan up and running at Napoli.

    If this lad is Rafa’s choice, maybe he should be given the benefit of the doubt.

  • TwinFire

    Is Demba Ba available instead?

    • Blackburn1066

      I wish he is to good for us,

  • guest

    The only answer is to get rid of Ashley.
    anything else is just scenery.
    begrudgingly stumping up the fee for a 2nd rate striker from Holland will slightly improve matters bit still constitutes the bare minimum.
    we’ll still be rubbish ultimately.

    • Blackburn1066

      He is worth a chance but NUFC will not pay the price they are a championship team and club.

  • GToon

    I doubt this is the player we will sign. The club will just do the rounds offering less than the price for a series of players. Normally by the time it hits the media the deal has been refused and the next offer for someone else has been made.

    • Blackburn1066

      I doubt we will sign any one because the little Fat Tw-t is going to take us down again, he knows he will get 50.000+ support no matter what devision this club is in.

  • Soldier

    the flim, flam man bid around £12m for a player his club value at £20m.
    bid fails, sorry guys we did try but we couldn`t get anybody over the line
    classic Cashley

  • MadMag83

    Huntelaar and Suarez are top notch, the rest are average. How about a decent hungry striker from the English lower leagues? Pointless spending £20m on a striker unless we get a good number ten to actually link up with him.

    • TwinFire

      id say this is a better way to go too, but didnt all our rivals already raid these clubs in the summer?

      • MadMag83

        How about Bobby Reid from Bristol City? As an attacking midfielder.

  • Dave Pattinson

    Dutch journo on radio today warned both ourselves & Brighton that we were both thinking of buying from an extremely ordinary Dutch league and shouldn’t expect ower much. Not exactly encouraging. Jorgensen has already tried to make it in the Bundesliga but couldn’t. Returned to Denmark then had a go in Holland. Think its a case of buyer beware meself!

    • Angelswithdirtyfaces

      Unless this is all diversionary tactics and we’re really after Slimani :)

  • Sid James

    The usual Carry On until next Wednesday

    • Peaky Magpie

      Aye Sid some things just never change…..

  • Shipcote Willy

    Caveat emptor. I have heard a Dutch and Danish reporter today both be less than flattering about this lad. I know we are desperate but would he be any better than what we have? Got to be doubtful and I am surprised that Rafa is interested. A huge gamble and one I’m not keen on

  • TwinFire

    the more i think the more this just has Ashley wrote all over it. I cant imagine this is one of Rafa’s own targets. more like these additional names were added to Rafa’s list, and they ‘couldnt’ get any of Rafa’s deals done.

    • Mark Potter

      Ashley has never selected players. Rafa is in charge of selecting transfer targets, and the Chief Scout reports to him.

      • Blackburn1066

        That’s what they want you to think.

      • Tony Mann

        How do you know this?

      • Guest 2

        Sure, just like Carr was never buying the players before.

      • nufcslf

        Players would come in if Rafa did have any say. The fatman and the fatman only is in charge of everthing. That’s why the club is such a f**king mess and the squad gets weaker by the season while he makes millions.

    • Guest 2

      It’s more media BS. They have no clue at all who we may – or may likely not sign.
      If Rafa really does get his way then I would expect a Latino player to come in under him.

  • Stephen Paylor

    Why not Batshuyai, surely he is ideal for rafa and his style of 1 up front running the channels and can also hold the ball up when needed. Like Loic Remy in his prime

    • Stephen Paylor

      If not then Moussa Dembele, Danny Ings would be great if he can stay fit

      • Guest 2

        We don’t need no more Ifs

    • Mark Potter

      Not possible to have another loan from Chelsea, and he’s probably not for sale.

    • Blackburn1066

      Rafa has no say in who we get in, Hello any one out there?

    • Guest 2

      1 up front is never going to work without a solid No.10 type player. We have none.

  • Peaky Magpie

    The only current thing from Holland worth paying £20m for is a Van Gogh painting.

    • Guest 2

      Aye, and another fake at that price ;-)

      • Peaky Magpie

        So what does that make my two £15 prints 😂😂

  • Jezza

    This a completely moot discussion because Newcastle will definitely not be signing the player anyway. Whether the price tag is £12 million or £20 million there is no way Fatso will allow the club to spend that kind of money. Newcastle’s supposed interest is nothing more than a publicity stunt.

    • Blackburn1066

      He is a player that needs to come to NUFC and be given a chance but I am with you Jazza this championship club will not spend the cash and give you, and me and the other 50+000 hard working fans what we want— A team that will entertain and quench our desire for success.

  • Cockneytrev

    I’m quite surprised that Ashley didn’t sanction the Hernandez deal,, he’s the biggest name in Mexican football and would recover some of his outlay in shirt sales over their,, I was in Mexico his first game for Manure they had about 6 football channels and they were all concentrating on him, this went on all day.
    I seem to remember he didn’t start and they were up in arms about it,,,

    • Down Under Mag

      That involves some resemblance of “Bigger Picture” philosophy rather than just buy cheap sell high. Have we all not learned that from the 10 years under this man?

      • Cockneytrev

        Your probably right,,

    • Илья Иванов

      Also i think that Hernzndez will suit the system Benitez plays. Quite fast, skillful, takes good positions and knows where the goal is.

  • anyobrien

    If and a big this comes off I’m not convinced he’s the answer by a long shot.

    • Jezza

      Don’t worry it’s not going to happen. We will continue for the rest of the season with Joselu as our main striker.

      • Blackburn1066

        Yes we will as Rafa has no control on who comes in and who goes out of NUFC.

      • Peaky Magpie

        And ultimately go down with Brighton & Huddersfield.

  • Down Under Mag

    Given we’ve offered almost half what the clubs evaluation of him is, does anyone honestly think this is a serious attempt at buying a player to fill a much needed void? It just screams out “smoke screen” and I expect that well trotted out “line” will be in use in the very near future!

    • Jezza

      This is nothing more than the excuse for selling Dwight Gayle on the evening of the 31st. They’ll say they let Gayle go believing they had Jorgensen in the bag after an improved bid only for an unexpected late hitch to scupper the deal.

      • Blackburn1066

        Great news Gayle gone Jorgenson is a good player he needs a chance in the Prem its a bit of a chancer but he is a big lad and loves to put the ball in the onion bag.

        • Mitros gotta start

          Thought you were talking about mitrovic for a second

      • Whitehurst

        Will deffo unfold in that way….predictable toonesque!! Panic buys all the way!!

  • 5floorshigh

    Mitro is available……apparently !

    • Blackburn1066

      But I have had a look and he is a cart horse, not fit, gets sent off all the time and will not do a job that the manager gives him. He needs to go.

      • 5floorshigh

        fair enuf……I guess with Shelvey already in squad we don’t need another one with similar attributes

  • Mxpx

    I think if we were comfortable in mid table had an established main striker and Dwight gayle and joselu weren’t cutting it as backup this is a good signing I think to rely on the bloke to score goals or were down isn’t too clever though and we should be signing someone with a little more pedigree perhaps the infamous bas dost persay would love us to sign Andrea belotti but we’d be priced out in a heartbeat

    • Danimal

      Hit the nail on the head, we only ever buy when we’ve reached desperation point. But that’s where we are so we’ll have to gamble. Or take the other gamble that the current squad can do enough. If we get this lad and he makes a difference in just a couple of games, that might be enough.

      • Kneebotherm8

        Mike Ashley………worlds No 1 gambler/chancer..

  • Ram Kishore

    At times few players like Depay don’t get suited to the system the manager plays.
    Van gaal was pretty much using him to only defend.
    United under Van gaal never played attacking game or formation which never suited Depay

  • Mitros gotta start

    What a joke….they buy him for 2.5 million he has 1 half decent season in a shyte league and now they want 10 times the money for him….jog on daft cnuts….dont blame ashley on this one…..i think they have been frequenting the coffee shops in amsterdam too much

    • Phil

      They are asking a lot of money but that is football nowadays. People can slap whatever price they want on a player.

      • Mitros gotta start

        Its a joke…..luuk de jong #2

        • Phil

          Possibly. Hopefully not if we do get him.

          Luuk was a flop but he was also pardewed! Played out of position a lot etc

  • Soldier

    over 6 ft 2″ tall scored 20 goals in 37 appearances for his club, a further 4 goals in the cup
    Nicolai Jorgensen ? No. Aleksandar Mitrovic at Anderlecht

    • Phil

      So if people were willing to give mitro a chance based on stats from Belgium. Then why is this bloke getting shot down before anything has even happened?

      Mitro has been given chances. Not as many as people would of liked but a lot of that is down to the player himself. Poor finishing. Poor discipline. Extremely slow. Plus he is blowing out of his ar£e after 20 minutes. For whatever reasons it hasn’t worked for him at Newcastle.

      Time to move on and if this is the guy we are going for I don’t see the point of picking him apart before he has even arrived.

      • Mitros gotta start

        I thought everyone on here is crying because we have no premier league players in the side….or was that just a figment of my imagination?

        • Phil

          A proven premier league player would cost more than £20mill.

          Andre gray at Watford. One decent half season in the premier league and he cost £18mill. He hasn’t set the world alight and doesn’t always get a start.

          Looking abroad is probably more realistic for us

          • Soldier

            Not in Holland or Belgium it isn`t. look at who we`ve signed from those league`s only Wijaldum has made the grade

          • Phil

            Only cabaye made the grade of the players we bought from France. So are we never going to buy from the French league again either?

          • TheNutJob

            that`s about the strength of it, you don`t keep doing the same thing again & again if it ends in failure, do you

          • Phil

            So we aren’t buying from Holland, Belgium, Portugal or France anymore. Based on the fact players from those countries have failed. Seems very sensible.

      • Soldier

        If Mitro can`t cut the mustard, then neither can this guy

        • Phil

          Very strange thing to say.

          • TheNutJob

            it`s perfectly logical, both come from inferior leagues both have scored goals in those leagues, jorgensen failed at 2 clubs in the Bundesliga Mitro has failed here.
            do you actual watch football or just go off media reports & MOTD

          • Phil

            Mitro has failed here!!!

            You just said give him another chance you clown

            Just because he failed does not automatically mean this lad will.

            You watch much Dutch football?

  • ghostrider

    We have a ready made striker in Mitrovic.
    We also have a more mature striker in Mitrovic.
    Mitrovic is a player that requires additional care and attention and he will produce if played correctly.
    Don’t expect to play Mitrovic and go all defensive then wonder why he gets sent off.
    He’s young and his physique and ways and his young naivety caused him a few problems.
    He’s now 23 and just requires a big arm around him and a bit of a kick start, then watch what he can do.

    Anyone that thinks giving players like Mitrovic 5 minutes here and there and expecting all kinds of things from him whilst playing in a cautious set up, is going to be obviously disappointed.

    Play him for what he is there for. A defenders irritant and nightmare.
    Defenders just don’t like to play against people like Mitro. It gives us an edge if he can keep his cool, which he has done mainly.

    • TheNutJob

      i think he deserves another shot.

      • Phil

        Based on what? The last match he played in we were winning comfortably and he decided to elbow lanzini needlessly. Missed at the time but yet another suspension followed.

        HE IS NOT GOING TO GET A GAME WHILST RAFA IS HERE!

        • Soldier

          we know that, you don`t need to shout

          • Phil

            Thought that you’d missed the point considering how much you go on about him. Glad you have accepted it at last

          • Soldier

            Tennis starts at 0830, go watch it you know nothing about football

          • Phil

            Enjoy getting beasted later soldier boy 😘

        • Mitros gotta start

          Good…see ya rafa…..easy choice

          • Phil

            A rough not great striker or one of the best manager in the game? 🤔

            Yep easy choice….. Bye bye mitro. Al the best

          • John

            How is he one of the best managers in the game? Zidane made him look a fool at Madrid.

          • Phil

            Where are Real Madrid currently in la liga?

          • Damon Horner

            4th and 19 points off the pace. Rafa was 3rd and 4 off the pace, Rafa’s team had scored 47 and Zidane’s has scored 39. Zidane is really showing him up…

          • Phil

            And they were knocked out of copa del rey last night. Some boy zidane

          • FatParosite

            I assume you’re being ironic

  • TheNutJob

    Nee signings, looks like par for the course with the son of Satan.
    apart from a striker on the radar it seems a number 10 has been kicked into the long grass as leazes & jezza predicted

  • Soldier

    Newcastle Utd do not buy players to enhance the team, they buys players in the hope of making a profit on them to line Cashley`s pockets. i`m afraid Rafa`s fallen into the trap otherwise he would have walked by now. he`s getting what they dictate, not what he want`s

  • Danimal

    We’re not going to get an established PL goal scorer because of where we are (and I mean desperate league position not postcode, Ghost). I’ve done what any top scout would do – hastily checked a few highlights videos. What I like – seems confident, two-footed (or at least prepared to shoot with the correct foot, Mr Perez please take note), has some trickery but also fairly physical, happy scoring scruffy goals or spectacular. I haven’t seen his Top Ten Misses video yet but I think we need to take the chance. There’s only one way we’ll find out if he can do it over here (well, apart from the usual method of allowing one of our competitors to get him). Forget long term, let’s try to scrape 17th then hope for the best signing of all in the summer window – new owner.

    • Phil

      Well said

  • kingfisher

    Is there another Jermaine Defoe out there? 37 goals for Sunderland and saved them from relegation.He didn’t cost the earth. I think he came from Toronto in a swap deal wih Jozy Altidore. He even got an England call up (and scored) when at Sunderland.Obviously timing is everything because apparently he’s on £130,000 per week at Bournmouth, £20 million over 3 years,and a canny signing on fee, but he’s not doing the biz, looks like The Mackems got the best out of him. The moral is, buy a player who you know can score goals in the Prem,whatever Nationality.

  • GlasgowMag

    Wow hopefully the lad doesn’t read the posts on this website or he would run a mile. If he decides to come he should be fully supported obviously rafa rates him so stop the negativity. It doesn’t matter what league he comes from he can obviously score goals and hopefully start converting some of the sitters our current strike force have been missing recently.

  • mactoon

    At this stage of the season I would rather go for Slimani who at least has Premier league experience, although looking at his goal tally he hasn’t pulled up any trees. 13 in 44 games for Leicester.

    • HarryHype59

      I would take him on loan!

  • John

    Jozy altidore got 30 in 34…

  • Fisherking

    In rafa we trust

  • Phil K

    If you get this Danish lad, you MUST get someone to play off him as he isn’t the answer

  • nufcslf

    At this point under Cashley I don’t find anything NUFC worth getting too carried away with. I want to be worried, but other than keeping an eye on commical goings on I could’t really careless because the one idiot that could correct it cares even less. Bo**ocks to him and his pathetic excuse of a football club.