Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen has spoken about his failed moved to Newcastle, and it certainly sounds like he’d be open to a move in the future.
Newcastle looked all set to sign Jorgensen in January after tabling a £15million bid for the goalscoring machine. The bid was rejected, which was “a little annoying” according to the 27 year-old striker.
Jorgensen was supposed to come in and provide the goals that Rafa Benitez’s side has been lacking. Dwight Gayle is a fan favourite but hasn’t really proved himself at the top level yet, and Joselu has not had the required impact since his move to Tyneside.
Benitez and Newcastle eventually settled for a loan move for Islam Slimani, who is yet to kick a ball for the club. Jorgensen says he was a disappointed because it is a dream to play in the Premier League.
“It was a little annoying. Of course it is always nice to know that there is a club that will pay so much money for one, so of course it gave me confidence, but at the same time a little bit of sigh,” the 27 year-old told Tips Bladet.
“It is of course a big dream for me to end up in such a league.”
A player publicly speaking so positively about a failed transfer can only mean good things if Newcastle want to pursue him again. Jorgensen only has eight Eredivisie goals this season, but managed 21 in 32 starts last season.
Jorgensen definitely sounds interested in a move to Newcastle if they keep their Premier League status, but says he is focused on his job with Feyenoord.
“It is okay. I’m really happy to be in the club so there is nothing there. The only reason I was a little down was because it was a dream like all football players.”
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