Newcastle United fans here in the Tavern still wait anxiously for news of a potential striker deal, as the club’s need for a goalscorer spells for desperate times on Tyneside.
There’s no denying that Rafa Benitez is one of the most established managers in world football, but his first year back in the Premier League has been far from producing the magic of yesteryear. And, with time running out during the transfer window, Newcastle United fans are fearing the worst with the clock continuously counting down the minutes. As according to a statement made by Newcastle journalist Lee Ryder via his personal Twitter account, Feyenoord have told Newcastle United that they want to hear by 6pm UK time on their decision over Nicolai Jorgensen.
Feyenoord have told #nufc they want to hear by 6pm UK time on Jorgensen. Loan options also being looked at and NUFC still talking with view to sign a goalkeeper. Woodman will leave on loan if that comes off. #TransferWindow
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) January 29, 2018
Newcastle United have been involved in a transfer saga with Danish striker Nicolai Jorgensen, after the Magpies were originally believed to be breaking their club transfer record to match the asking price of £20 million. However, the club didn’t want to pay above their latest £15 million bid tabled for the striker, as the saga continues to unfold with the latest 6pm deadline being set.
Although, with Benitez needing to sign a striker at all costs, and having made the 27-year-old their main focus, it looks like they’ll have to match the Dutch club’s asking price with such little time left. In this day and age for a high-quality striker, paying the £20 million probably isn’t too far-fetched for the Magpies, but with the stubborn Mike Ashley involved, there’s always a sense of unpredictability.
There’s no doubt that Newcastle should decide to match their asking price, for a player that’s been producing goals and top-class performances all season. In a team that’s only managed to accumulate 22 goals in the Premier League this season, the addition of the Dane could see that figure double and more should he sign for the Magpies.
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