Erdinç a no-go.

Erdinc wants to stay in Paris.
Toon target Mevlut Erdinç has seemingly poured cold water on a potential move to St James’ Park by insisting that he wants to stay at Paris Saint Germain and fight for his place.

The news comes on a day where rumours suggest that Newcastle have upped their bid to somewhere in the region of €7 million as they attempt to try and secure the services of the 24-year-old Turkish international striker. However, now the player has distanced himself with leaving the Parisian outfit it leaves Alan Pardew in limbo with regard to beefing up the striking options ahead of the new season.

“I stay in Paris,” Erding told L’Equipe. “I want to impose myself here and I do not fear competition. I’m ready. Anyway, there is always competition, at all clubs.”

Ironically the man that Erding will be ‘fighting’ with is another Toon target in the shape of Kevin Gameiro who also turned down the chance to move to St James’ Park earlier on in the summer despite his club at the time, Lorient, allegedly preferring for the player to move to us given that we can pay cash up front for our transfer dealings.

Unfortunately though, if a player doesn’t want to come then there isn’t a lot that can be done. In contrast to what some seem to believe, players hold all the cards and can deal them both when leaving a club or when picking a new one.

This rumoured move has been dragging on for some time now. Is this another chapter in the on/off saga? Or does this draw a line under the whole thing?

Is it time to move on? It looks that way.

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39 thoughts on “Erdinç a no-go.

  1. We want players who want the challenge of the premier league. He sounds like Shola. I’ll fight for my place etc etc when everyone knows he is third choice.


  2. If the club want him sold; it only works well for his agents fees. Still see this one rumbling on – NUFC have upped their bid – so give it a few days.


  3. If he doesn’t want to come or’s holding out for a bigger signing on fee, forget him and let’s get someone who wants to play for us!


  4. Leonardo does not start work til tomorrow. He has to sort out who he is keeping etc. Reports I read indicated that a fee has been agreed with PSG & terms with Erdinc. It’s up to leonardo now. He has a massive budget and will no doubt wat to blow it. Already Anelka & berbattov have been mentioned. To me this sounds more like Erdinc keeping face with the PSG fans whilst making a swift exit. News on Thursday my guess, unveiling Friday.

    No idea who the back up plan is. Hope it’s not Sturridge.


  5. we should of showed our ambition and bid for Whickham, cant believe the unwashed have him..

    looks like its inevitable.. step forward….C Cole


  6. mark… we are not going to give big contracts 2 players over 26…english players wont big wages and long contracts..cole no go…think ashley has had enough of english and british players…who is out their would get u off your seat.not english anyway..


  7. nah I don’t think this is the end of this at all. Obviously he wants to show a bit of ambition to Leonardo coming in, and PSG look set to become one of the most successful clubs in France over the next five years or so (assuming things go to plan for them), so he clearly wants to see if there’s a place left for him at a newly ambitious club where he’s settled and appreciated. However, if Leonardo brings in Anelka/Berba/Insert-name-of-big-name-twilight-player-here then I hardly think Erdinc (who plays the same role as Gameiro) is going to be a big part of his plans. I think this one’s gonna come off – the club will be desperate not to loose their top two striking targets and we’ll up our offer to 9 mil or so. I think we’ll get him. I hope we’ll get him. Erdinc, Zog and Taylor and we’re sorted.


  8. A Sim..

    like Campbell/kusqui,, believe me if we don’t offer decent money for a decent forward Ashley would consider a proven usless forward with links to Pardew.

    I really hope not but if plan A, B and C fail, C Cole will join us


  9. ****n shockn!!! we ****d this up man … we didnt we stop f***in on and offer psg 10million and give erding good wages then we wud get him?? yet again tight ashley has screwed things up!! failed on gameiro now erding!!! plan c?? if i see carlton cole here next season i wont be happy


  10. Think that Barnetta is the back up plan if Zog falls through, which I’d be bore than happy with. Also think there is plenty of life in the Naylor move, as I think we have already agreed terms with the player. It’s only Swansea holding out for legal aid that’s holding that up.

    M’benge for Jonas & Matudi for Barton anybody?


  11. mark i wont the same as u..if we get zog…we would have ben arfa and zog running at u would be as good as anything or better then any team in the prem…


  12. “we should of showed our ambition and bid for Whickham, cant believe the unwashed have him..

    looks like its inevitable.. step forward….C Cole”

    Mark, have you watched Wickham play? He scored one good goal, the rest of the time he has seemed very average to poor if you ask me…
    Jed a waste of money at 9mil.
    Bojan cost less than that!!!


  13. Lads… before we jump on the negative band wagon i really do not think that erdinc is Pardews main striking target… he may be one of them but I think he has something else up his sleeve.

    I can see N,zog and taylor coming in but think he will bide his time for the potential number nine.

    Who that person is I dont know but am not convinced erdinc is his first choice…..


  14. chuckle bros to broker all our negotiations from now on. Barry says he can’t wait to sign orvil 😀


  15. hitman
    July 5, 2011 at 11:21

    “some tw@tter says he seen benzama at traing ground”

    After a promising start these Twitterers are trying their best to blow any credibility they had 🙄 😆 😆


  16. why does benzema keep coming up???? honestly why would he leave 1 of the best teams in the world to come to newcastle 😆 😆


  17. AndrewNUFC
    July 5, 2011 at 11:40

    “Ben Arfa and Benzema are good friends”

    Indeed. Good friends fight all the time 😆


  18. You can’t really expect to attract top players when Pardew says we can’t complete with top clubs in every interview he does.

    I understand why he thinks that’s the right move but top players want to play at top clubs


  19. lesh says:
    July 5, 2011 at 10:49
    If he doesn’t want to come or’s holding out for a bigger signing on fee, forget him and let’s get someone who wants to play for us!

    Kuqi probably wants to play for us – should we go and get him just because he wants to join?


  20. Just bite the bullet and bring in Shane Long. He is a much better option. Still young, bags of potential, good pace, can hold the ball up and he knows where the goal is. I reckon we could get him for £7m. He would be an ideal number 9 and would see the move to Newcastle as a good one.


  21. Shane Long for 7M? Whoa, is he really worth that much? Know nothing about him.
    Also, agree with someone above. We’re not (yet) in a position where we can bring in players who want to play for us. Good players want to play for top 4 teams. It’s up to the scouts/manager/etc to convince the player that he can help us get to that top 4 region.


  22. I want to see how Best plays in a set up which will create a lot of chances. Best isn’t a scorer of great goals, but has a great instinct and is a ‘right place right time’ striker.

    As much as I’d like to see a decent signing, I’d love to see Best succeed.


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