The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been getting nervous over their links to Feyenoord striker, Nicolai Jorgensen, after his performance for Denmark yesterday. The 27-year-old came off the bench after 66 minutes and had little impact on the game before missing Denmark’s 5th penalty in the shoot-out, giving Ivan Rakitic the chance to win the game, which he duly took.
Jorgensen is a Mag alright.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) 1 July 2018
After watching Jorgensen flail around up front for his country for almost 45 minutes of football before bottling his country’s most important penalty, the Magpies propping our bar up in agreement that he might not be the best option of strikers to sign. Rafa Benitez currently has Dwight Gayle and Joselu to pick from and whilst Jorgensen might look like an upgrade on paper, in practice, he’s probably no better.
The Danish frontman plies his trade for Feyenoord in the Eredivisie at club level and signing players from Holland is always a lottery. Previously Premier League sides have signed players from the top clubs in the Netherlands and it can go one of two ways, either you end up with a Ruud Van Nistelrooy who becomes an instant hit or if you’re unlucky enough you get left with a Vincent Janssen. However, after last night’s display, the Geordies will be hoping they never have to find out what Jorgensen would be like.
You can read our local Magpies’ verdict on the striker here:
On par with Joselu and I never thought I’d say that
— Anthony (@Anthony__N__) 1 July 2018
Not worth £2 million never mind £20. Hope Rafa watching
— Simon Cowburn (@Simas33) 1 July 2018
He's been like Gayle was last season, needs too many touches to get a shot away and by the time he does it's too late
— Mick Jackson (@mickrj1976) July 1, 2018
Most of our ST targets seem to be team players rather than scorers… no idea what whose going to score our goals haha
— Matthew (@JB4t00n) July 1, 2018
he'd fit right into our striker scrapyard
— Wayne heathwaite (@Wayneheathwaite) July 1, 2018
Thought exactly the same thing hahaha
— Liam Hardy (@LiamHardyy) July 1, 2018
As you can see, the Newcastle fans in the Tavern would not be impressed if the club decided to bring in Jorgensen after last night’s display.