He seems to be the one social media is buzzing about.
Newcastle United and manager Rafa Benitez want to build upon their first transfer of the January period, as Tuesday’s announcement of Kenedy was a positive step in improving the squad. The striker position is the top priority at the moment, and the Magpies may be poised to smash their old transfer record in the coming days.
The Chronicle reported late yesterday that the club are in talks with Dutch side Feyenoord to sign forward Nicolai Jorgensen, also stating that an initial bid has already been submitted. The Danish international possesses many qualities that would fit Benitez’s strategies well, and there is hope that he could thrive in the system.
Jorgensen was the Eredivisie’s top scorer last term with 21 goals and helped lead his team to a league title.
The interest makes sense when you consider the 27-year-old’s size and finishing ability, as he could clearly be the number nine that Benitez desires for the top of his formation.
Jorgensen would be able to hold up play effectively for team-mates, and can be a legitimate threat on free-kicks as well.
The final verdict on his future may come down to the fee involved, as it so often does for the Toon.
A club record
Would Mike Ashley be willing to spend more than £20 million on a striker? It is possible, considering he understands that survival will be critical for the eventual sale of the club.
But the Toon Army have heard these types of reports before, and have been disappointed too many times in the past to count on the deal happening.
Newcastle United and Rafa Benitez know that an effective forward will be a major part of any success this season. It would take a large sum to secure his services, but Nicolai Jorgensen may just be the answer at St. James’ Park.