Archive for tag: Nicklas Bendtner.

Toon ups Pieters bid to £7m while Bendtner remains target striker. Allegedly.

August 15th, 2011 | 13 Comments |

Newcastle United increase bid for Erik Pieters to £7m.
Toon want it wrapped up before derby
Newcastle United have allegedly increased their bid for Erik Pieters and still have Nicklas Bendtner in their sights, and Derek Llambias confirms the need to add further players to the squad.

Good morning. The Toon headlines are still pretty much dominated by the Joey Barton/Gervinho ‘Slappergate’ incident, which is beginning to make my Earl Grey taste a little sour and putting Tarquin, my butler, off his stride with the brushing of my tweeds in preparation for the day’s hobnobbing.

The Daily Mail comes to the rescue though, with allegations that we’ve upped our bid to £7m for much-needed left-back Erik Pieters. Presumably the hope is that the extra readies will act as a financial kick up the backside to both the player and his club and expedite transfer proceedings towards some sort of agreement ahead of next weekend’s game against the unwashed.

The weekend’s People seemed to think we have other options for a left-back too and are tracking both Wayne Bridge and Aly Cissokho alongside Pieters. (more…)

Pieters move looking likely but striking options remain glum

August 13th, 2011 | 12 Comments |

Erik Pieters is one step closer to joining Newcastle United
Likely move, I'd say
Erik Pieters is looking all the more likely to join Newcastle United after his recent comments but the hunt for a new striker is looking a bit glum just now.

It looks like PSV’s Erik Pieters is one step closer to becoming our new left-back as PSV boss Fred Rutten is almost conceding defeat in his attempts to keep the player at his club. Rutten said:

I would lie in the road to stop him leaving but I fear I cannot block his transfer to Newcastle.

He is a brilliant defender, but, if it is right for him and the club, I cannot say no.

Many press reports are saying that a £6m deal is in its closing stages and, whilst we might be without a first choice left-back for today’s visit from Arsenal, we should have one in time for the derby game next weekend.

The situation regarding a new striker is less clear, but to be fair we’ve only needed one since January so it’s a 7 month rush job in terms of recruitment.

One of our targets, Eren Derdiyok, has slammed the door in our face saying:

I did not realise they [Newcastle] were watching me, but it does not make any difference to how I feel about my future. (more…)

Could Bendtner be our new striker after Erdinç snub?

July 10th, 2011 | 65 Comments |

Wild rumour about Bendtner transferring to Newcastle.
Part of Plan C?
Newcastle United need another striker and, with Nicklas Bendtner allegedly looking for an exit from Arsenal, the inevitable two plus two has been added to create a possible five.

Don’t you just love a good rumour? No? Well please yourselves.

One that’s bubbling for those with their eye in the triangle is about a possible move to Newcastle for Nicklas Bendtner. The rumour is fuelled by three main things.

The first thing is that Nicklas Bendtner – along with goalkeeper Manuel Almunia – has been left out of Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Asia. The second thing that stoked the speculative fires is that, with the impending arrival of Gervinho, Bendtner may find himself further down the pecking order of strikers. The third thing is that Arsenal are allegedly interested in Joey Barton (and possibly even Enrique) and some sort of swap deal may be struck between the two clubs.

There was a rumour that we asked Arsenal if we could loan the player back in January after the eleventh hour sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool but apparently they turned us down. There have also been other rumours about our interest in the player but they’ve never really gained much momentum. (more…)