Some breaking news from the continent in the last few moments, with reports from Holland announcing that talks between Newcastle and Feyenoord for Nicolai Jorgensen are now off – meaning the Danish striker will not be arriving on Tyneside this month.
We had submitted official offers of £13m and £15m for the 27-year-old over the past week, however it appears that we were never ready to meet Feyenoord’s alleged asking price of £20m.
Yet another agonising blow for us NUFC fans with just over two days of the window remaining and STILL no striker signed..
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Ironically, it was reported in the media from the outset that Newcastle would have to break their transfer record to sign this mystery striker that was initially unnamed. It then soon came out to be the 6ft 3′ Dane Nicolai Jorgensen, yet a week on and not only are we are yet to bid over our existing record fee of £16.5m, a deal now appears to be off.
Fans may have had doubts over the potential signing of an Eredivisie striker, with stars in the Dutch League being known for their mixed success in England, however this is yet another bitter blow for Benitez.
That’s two who appear to have bitten the dust today, with Sturridge all set for West Brom (a relegation rival just to make it worse) and talks for Jorgensen now ‘cancelled’ between the two clubs.
48 hours to save our season. Sort it out Mike/Lee..