Manager confirms door open over last-minute Newcastle striker swoop - hitman keen on move
Feyenoord manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has left the door open over a possible late swoop from Newcastle United for Nicolai Jorgensen despite the club having turned down their approaches this month.
The Magpies were said to have missed out on a move for the Danish international having failed to meet the Dutch side’s Monday deadline to agree a deal for his signing, with Wednesday the final day of the January transfer window.
However, despite confirming that Feyenoord had rebuffed several approaches from the Magpies, he failed to rule out a last-minute swoop and revealed that the player himself was disappointed that a transfer had not come off before the deadline.
Va Bronkhorst told Dutch publication De Telegraaf: “For him personally it is unfortunate that the transfer as not continued, but you know that this sort of thing occasionally happens in football.
“(About a deadline day move) You never know it in football. Nicolai is a professional, knows how to deal with this.”
Jorgensen, who has eight goals and 28 caps for Denmark, has made 20 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring nine goals, including two in the Champions League group stages.
Newcastle meanwhile have had a quiet January transfer window, with the loan arrival of Chelsea winger Kenedy the only new face through the door at St James’ Park, while there have been no senior departures.
Wednesday’s transfer deadline day will clash with the Magpies’ home clash against Burnley in the Premier League, as they sit 15th, just one point and three places above the relegation zone.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, fans have been raging over a Sky Sports update confirming discussions over a possible signing.