Big claims from the Middle-East that NUFC will make £20m bid for star winger – Dubious reports

After failing with moves to sign the striker over the last two transfer windows, Turkish outlet Milliyet claim we are preparing a ‘very attractive’ offer for Galatasaray star Garry Rodrigues – suggesting a bid in the region of £20m is being lined up by NUFC.

He’s a player we appear to have scouted as much as anyone over the past 6 months, however I’m really struggling to see how this could be true.

It’s quite clear we hold interest in the winger – who has shone this season with 10 goals and 11 assists – but a club record move for him doesn’t seem to add up..

1 – He turns 28 this year.

2- He’s not proven in any of the top European leagues and has only really come to any real form over the past two years.

3 – Why would we be offering this sort of figure for Rodrigues when Kenedy *could* be available for £20m.

4 – According to reports, our failed bids last summer and in January were £6m and £7m – it’s not like us (Ashley) to suddenly treble that.

5 – I don’t think Rafa even knows his budget or where he’ll be next season. Not sure we’ve committed to making bids yet..

You get the picture. He’s definitely one to watch but I really can’t see us spending this sort of money on an unproven winger in his late twenties.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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