Erdinç deal back on?

Hope yet for Erdinc?
Alan Pardew insists that his hopes of signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Mevlüt Erdinç have not yet been dashed.

He also insists that he and his team are working on other signings should the Erdinç deal fall through.

It appeared that the deal was dead last week when his agent came out and said that Erdinç was happy to stay at PSG. To be fair it could be understandable given the fact that they are in the Champions League and have a bit of money to spend. Alan Pardew believes that his agent is playing games though and is trying to mask the players willingness to move in the hope of getting a better deal. To be fair I guess it’s his job.

Pardew told The Journal: “It’s quite easy for me. If the boy wants to stay at his club and be third choice and doesn’t want to come to Newcastle then I don’t want him – because Newcastle, for me, are a bigger club.”

“I’m not being disrespectful and I know that Paris Saint-Germain are in the Champions League but with our stadium, our support and the squad we’ve got, we’re the bigger club.”


I’d probably agree with that assessment. I’m not being deluded by saying that because the reality is that a fair few Premier League clubs would be viewed as bigger than PSG, despite their European exploits. They are spending a bit of cash though and have acquired Kevin Gameiro who we were chasing earlier on in the summer, which in effect has made their first choice striker from last season surplus to requirements.

It’s that what Alan Pardew is trying to tap into in my opinion. He’s basically saying that there are first team games here for him. Hopefully that will strike a chord with the player as, despite what his agent may or may not be up to, it is his career. Pardew continued:

“We have to be careful. Some of the things being quoted are not from him and we’ve got to cut through it. It’s difficult to criticise the player because sometimes it’s the agent or someone else not getting what he wants.”

“But we won’t bring him to the club if he doesn’t want to be here. We’re not certainly going to force his hand. All transfers are always alive until such time as someone buries them. We’re not burying this one.”

So seemingly we ARE still trying to bring the 24-year-old Turk to the club. The Journal did also say that it “understands” that there are three other strikers under consideration – all of them European based and under the age of 28, but with no names mentioned it’s hard to get excited about them.

It appears that Erdinç is the new main striking target, for now anyway, and Pardew was quick to reassure fans that we’ll see another striker coming into the club over the summer. On the hunt for a striker to partner and compete with Demba Ba, Pardew added:

“We’re still confident on bringing a striker in. It makes me laugh when people say time is running out – the deadline isn’t until the end of August.”

“It’s obvious we’re looking to get a striker in, we’re not just paying lip service to it. We have made bids, that is in the public domain. But we have to make sure it’s the right player, that is the most important thing.”

So we’re still fighting for Erdinç, we should be confident about getting another striker in before the window closes, we won’t be messed about by agents, and we’ll only sign players who really want to come. That seems to be the messages hidden in Pardew’s words here.

As ever I shall wait and see what happens first…

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27 thoughts on “Erdinç deal back on?

  1. Reckon he must have read the Journal this morning, The guys thick skinned i’ll give him that.

    cwarr07 Colin
    Mevlüt Erdinç is the top transfer target landed. #nufc
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  2. If we’re the bigger club, why do we want their 3rd choice striker to be our 1st choice striker?
    Just wondering.

    Wouldn’t mind this guy in. Wouldn’t mind any pacy striker who knows how to score a few. Anyone to keep loverpants out of the team.

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  3. Toonsy – Where you been lately bud? Keep seeing these Megabuses and wondering if I should cut them up or not 😉

    I think its as they have bought Gameiro he is now 3rd choice. I dont mind that. If we were going for Swanseas 3rd choice then I would.

    Loved the Bellamy rumour on twatter this morning!

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  4. i am sick of all these rumours that we have been sold , i hope we have but i dont beleave it ,time will tell tho

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  5. “It makes me laugh when people say time is running out-the deadline is`nt till the end of august” What a dick! a striker should be his priority asap what is going to be left at the end of august? the dregs. You can see the big clubs now starting to make moves for players. Erdinc to me is nothing flash I`ve watched him a few times he`s an average run of the mill premiership player. Move on and secure somebody who is going to put bums on seats that`s what your paid for, not making stupid comments like above.

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  6. yes the money we have to spend we should be in for a bigger type of player and this lad aswell not just this lad alone! we desperatley need strikers , lovenkrands and ameobi have proved they aint prem quality and ranger nowhere near ready. basically we just have ba as striker and possibly best, and they should be joined by 2 more, the other 3 mentioned well 2 of them should move on and make way for better signings!!

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  7. Raffo – You can cut me up if you like, but be warned that I called the Salvation Army Band a “bunch of c***s” at the top of my voice for doing that before threatening to stub a cigarette out in somebody’s face in London because they were trying to do it to me. It’s not my bus so I don’t care about damage. Can you say the same about your car? 😆

    I’ve been about mate. Not commented much as most of my time has been split with work/getting stuff written and prepared to publish on here with the help of the others. I’m off work now though for a bit, hence five article already today 😆

    Makes a change to have some news to write about to be fair.

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  8. Off piste as it were but it appears that Joey boy’s been [email protected] on twitter, having a pop at the good ol’ USof A.

    “Totally hypocrisy considering what they get up to but rules are rules………”

    How to win friends and influence people eh?

    😯

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  9. Lesh – I wonder what the odds are of Joey getting a visit from the men in black are now?

    “Sir, get in the vehicle” 😆

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  10. “Freddie Shepherd says:
    July 13, 2011 at 11:00

    “It makes me laugh when people say time is running out-the deadline is`nt till the end of august” What a dick! a striker should be his priority asap what is going to be left at the end of august? the dregs. You can see the big clubs now starting to make moves for players. Erdinc to me is nothing flash I`ve watched him a few times he`s an average run of the mill premiership player. Move on and secure somebody who is going to put bums on seats that`s what your paid for, not making stupid comments like above.”

    So you’ve watched him a couple times, I guess you’re an expert on him then… chop. For some reason I think Graham Carr is a better talent spotter than you are…

    As for him being an average premiership player – good, were have Championship quality strikers at the moment.

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  11. Sturridge Please.
    We are stocking up on far to many unproven players that I can’t see having the same balls and spines like Barton,Nolan,Carroll etc
    I am not including Tiote in that category as he will be sold for a huge profit in the next couple of weeks and be replaced with a freebie more than likely.

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  12. if jose is going to run down his contract he been taped up and he must know who he is joining next season

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  13. As it happens JJ I was living over in France and watched him on about 12 occasions. IMO he was no great shakes but that`s what watching football`s all about opinions. The point I was trying to get across is you can`t afford to wait until the end of the window to bring players in. Surely our track record has taught us that!

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  14. “Sirjasontoon says:
    July 13, 2011 at 11:25

    Sturridge Please.
    We are stocking up on far to many unproven players that I can’t see having the same balls and spines like Barton,Nolan,Carroll etc”

    SJT
    You make the statement that you want ‘proven talent’ and players with ‘balls’ and then you say ‘Sturridge please’… ???
    That makes absolutely no sense at all mate.

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  15. Freddie Shepherd

    Ye, the market is only now starting to kick off, and it does make sense to wait until better players become available.
    The problem is, you’re dead right… we only use that as an excuse to not purchase anyone. Then we slap in a [email protected] offer on deadline day and say “oh well we tried”…
    These retarded owners think we fall for their [email protected] but the problem is we just don’t have any choice but to accept, we can do nothing about it…
    Its just pathetic PR really. These guys are clueless with communication.

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  16. In Carr’s judgement we trust – he hasn’t let us down so far overall, has he?

    I’m stoked we’re biding our time to get the right type and attitude in our ‘new’ striker, rather than either throwing stupid fees and wages at established (in reality often over the hill and not hungry) names in desperation (owen-style) or totally unproven young and hungry championship players that may or may not be able to make the step up.

    Big club or not? Regardless of what we believe, reality is we’re not a champion’s league (or Europa league) club at the moment. We don’t have that draw for a player and don’t have the income it brings. So, even if we don’t like it, I think we have to box clever and wait to find who we want at a realistic price and wage. This means we can’t just go out and buy ‘big names’/well-known young talents (like Sturridge) we might ideally want – because other clubs can offer them what we can’t.

    If we end up with a decent second striker better than we have now (pace, decent goalscoring record), hopefully not too late so he has time to gel with the rest of the team, I’ll be well happy.

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  17. Christ the doom mongers are out again.

    If Tiote is sold for a massive profit then I dont care. I didnt care when Judas went for that price too.

    If we got Sturridge and Van the Man and Matuidi was bought with the money we got would you complain?

    I suspect it is a fear of the unknown that makes people make statements like that. I bet noone thought Tiote was going to be any good and look at him now.

    Erdinc may prove to be better than Sturridge and may flourish in the EPL, who knows.

    Toonsy – well I have to have the car to travel to worok so I shall just flick the bird at you and have done with that!!!

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  18. “Raffo says:
    July 13, 2011 at 11:40

    Christ the doom mongers are out again.

    If Tiote is sold for a massive profit then I dont care. I didnt care when Judas went for that price too.

    If we got Sturridge and Van the Man and Matuidi was bought with the money we got would you complain?”

    No Raffo, then I wouldn’t complain…

    But we’d probably get Matthew Upson, give Smith a new contract and get Neil Taylor by offering 500k more…
    So thats the problem I have with selling our best players. Even if the price is right.

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  19. To put people at ease, doubt this will happen…

    Why would Chelsea replace an injured player with someone who will be going to the African Cup of Nations for two months?
    Makes no sense…

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  20. Essien wouldve been out there anyway so its like for like in essence. They are more likely to think long term as this is his second long stint out and he is 31ish.

    Smudgers off to Leeds if you believe the hype. JJ – not saying I want it to happen, just know what I would like to happen with the money

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  21. Raffo,

    I had your optimism, but four transfer windows of exactly the same pattern and I only feel like an idiot for wanting to believe the will actual make use of any funds raised. Other than bargain freebies.

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  22. he is comeing to toon , he is not comeing to toon, he mite be comeing to toon ffs this will go on and on and on !!! it will go on until final day n nufc will b saying we hope the deal will be done before window shuts and guess what will happen … he is not comeingg there is always january to try get him here :@ its all bolox !! this is all just to keep us fans all exited load of shit !!

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  23. Keith you are on the bullshit bus with Bobby Shinton + Freddy Shepherd et al .. if there was no ‘communication’ you would say ‘the club doesn’t communicate’ … when they communicate and say they are after someone you say ‘they are lying’ .. we have signed 4 players so far .. if they had come at regular 2 week intervals throughout the summer would you have been happier?

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  24. Is it just me, or has Pardew and every journo writing this story missed out on one important fact…

    PSG are NOT in the Champions League.

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