Nicolai Jorgensen receives death threats before being offered to Newcastle United
Nicolai Jorgensen has now switched agents and has been offered to Newcastle United once again.
Back in January Newcastle were reported to have been unsuccessful in a bid for the striker.
After watching him play, especially at this World Cup, I’m not sure what I believe less – that supposedly he was valued at £20m, or that Rafa Benitez was ever truly interested in buying him.
The new reports claim that it is now a reduced price that Nicolai Jorgensen is being offered at but it would have to be very reduced surely, for Newcastle even to consider him as a squad player, never mind an automatic first choice to score a serious amount of goals.
Looking at his general play, it was no surprise to see the Feyenoord striker fail to score over in Russia.
In fact, you only had to look at his goalscoring form ahead of the finals to know what to expect.
He scored only two goals in nine World Cup qualifiers and these were the only goals for Denmark since November 2016.
It has also emerged that ahead of being offered to Newcastle United once again, Nicolai Jorgensen had received death threats.
This followed his penalty miss on Sunday, he was one of three Danish players to miss in the shoot out against Croatia, but his was the final and decisive failure.
The striker endured a barrage of online abuse, to both his Facebook and Instagram profiles, and the Danish Football Association have reported the matter to the police
Statement from the Danish FA:
“Our society must never accept death threats, neither against World Cup stars, politicians or others.
“It is completely unacceptable and indecent.
“We are reporting the case to the police to end this madness.”
Very difficult to see Rafa having any interest in Jorgensen but I suppose a case of never say never, especially until we find out at what level the Newcastle boss is being allowed to shop this summer.
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