Fulham set to sign Newcastle target after ‘£50,000 offer’ blows Bruce out of the water – Report

A week ago, it looked like reported Newcastle target Antonee Robinson was set to join Sheffield United after they were prepared to activate his £1.9m release clause at Wigan.

Since then, it emerged that both ourselves and Fulham had shown late interest and he was weighing up his options before committing to a potential move to Brammal Lane.

Who knows how much of an attempt we made to sign him, but it seems he’s now decided to join Fulham and NOT Steve Bruce at St James’ Park, with both The Mail’s Simon Jones (who credited us with genuine interest over the weekend) and The Sun’s Alan Nixon claiming Scott Parker has won the race after they offered to pay him around £50,000-per-week.

Probably a bit excessive for a talented yet unproven player at Premier League level, but they obviously think they can justify a hefty wage when the fee is just shy of £2m for a 23-year-old USA international who almost joined AC Milan for £10m in January!

On the flip side, you could say we shouldn’t be losing sleep over someone else signing a player who’d just dropped out of the Championship, yet it’s not a great sign to see newly promoted sides beating us to deals for reported targets.

With Rose and Willems seeming unlikely to return, let’s hope we buck our ideas up in our search for a much needed new left-back.

All eyes are on a striker – and rightly so – but, aside from Paul Dummett, we don’t even own a single player who’s a natural in that position!

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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.

5 thoughts on “Fulham set to sign Newcastle target after ‘£50,000 offer’ blows Bruce out of the water – Report

  1. As the article states is seems a bit excessive with the wages as he isn’t proven at a higher level.

    Maybe the article should have read ‘Have Fulham offered too much in wages to Antonee Robinson’ rather than the negative stab at Newcastle………again.
    Don’t try with ‘Don’t shoot the messenger’

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  2. Cocobear:
    As the article states is seems a bitexcessive with the wages as he isn’t proven at a higher level.

    Maybe the article should have read ‘Have Fulham offered too much in wages to Antonee Robinson’ rather than the negative stab at Newcastle………again.
    Don’t try with ‘Don’t shoot the messenger’

    It amuses me that you focus on this ‘negativity’, yet I’ve never seen you make a positive comment on this blog.

    You sure do read a lot on here for someone who seems to hate what we do!

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  3. Cocobear:
    As the article states is seems a bitexcessive with the wages as he isn’t proven at a higher level.

    Maybe the article should have read ‘Have Fulham offered too much in wages to Antonee Robinson’ rather than the negative stab at Newcastle………again.
    Don’t try with ‘Don’t shoot the messenger’

    Dave:
    Nothing new here then sometimes I think we just need to take a punt

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  4. Can’t we just give Matty s few more quid he’s obviously proven himself in the Premiership

    Olly Hawkins: It amuses me that you focus on this ‘negativity’, yet I’ve never seen you make a positive comment on this blog.

    You sure do read a lot on here for someone who seems to hate what we do!

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