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Newcastle had bid rejected for Galatasaray star Garry Rodrigues in January

According to Gunes, Newcastle United failed in a bid to land Galatasaray winger Gary Rodrigues in January.

What’s the Story?

Newcastle United had a £7million bid for Garry Rodrigues rejected during the winter transfer window, after tracking the Cape Verdean international for a number of months prior.

The report states Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim was hesitant to let two of his biggest starts go, with Badou Ndiaye heading to the Premier League with Stoke City.

There have been no further reports stating that Newcastle will be willing to increase their offer for Rodrigues in the summer. However, the Toon Army could certainly use some firepower at the top end of the pitch, having scored on average less than one goal a game this season.

Would Rodrigues have been a good signing for Newcastle?

Rodrigues, who is valued at £3.6million by Transfermarkt, seems to have finally found his form in a career blighted by short stints at various clubs around Europe.

Having plied his trade with teams in the Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria and Greece, the 27-year-old seems to have settled down at Galatasaray and is producing some spectacular performances this season.

Rodrigues has featured in 25 games for the Istanbul based side, scoring three times and providing six assists for teammates. His versatility in attacking areas has been of huge benefit to his personal development as he is often used to cover any injury that befalls any of the attacking talents at the club, meaning substantial game time.

Strong, quick, unpredictable and direct, Rodrigues would have been a fantastic addition to the Newcastle squad and, if the Tyneside club manage to stay in the top flight this season, they should certainly consider renewing their interest in the summer.

Article title: Newcastle had bid rejected for Galatasaray star Garry Rodrigues in January

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