Newcastle United’s January transfer rumour mill has long featured Frenchman Sebastien Haller.
The 24-year-old plys his trade in the Bundesliga for Eintracht Frankfurt, and so far in 2018/19 he’s returned eight goals in 15 appearances across all competitions for them – I believe he also has five assists but I’m yet to find confirmation of that. Having been a regular when it comes to speculation, given our goalscoring issues so far this year is a reasonably attractive option.
Frankfurt want between €20-30M for #NUFC target Sebastian Heller. The 24-year-old frenchman has scored seven goals in 10 appearances this season, while also providing five assist. [FAZ] pic.twitter.com/2xeuq74nqA
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) November 8, 2018
Outlet FAZ have now claimed, however, that his club will demand a fee of around 20-30million Euros for him.
For 20million Euros that is doable, but fans shouldn’t expect any additional signings if Mike Ashley released such a round sum of money to manager Rafa Benitez. 30million Euros though and few fans would have faith that his burgeoning wallet would open that wide.
Might sound ridiculous but €20m sounds doable, even by #NUFC standards. Anything nearer to €30m is unlikely though
— The Perennial Pundit (@PerennialPundit) November 8, 2018
If I recall correctly, Haller was a target prior to signing for Frankfurt. May be wrong but I believe he turned us down because we'd been relegated. Doubt we're an overly appealing option at present either.
— Gary Watson (@TheMackemSlayer) November 8, 2018
Best me to it word for word ????
— Mark (@mja1980) November 8, 2018
Well that's us out of the running.
— Carl Mcvay-nufc⚫️⚪️ (@mcvaycarl) November 8, 2018
20-30m you say? Mike Ashley doesn't keep himself in clown's denim jeans by spending that kind of money on football players.
— Chris McGough ???????? (@mrmojorisin1975) November 8, 2018
Get ready for a £12m bid
— Alastair Campbell (@alastair10) November 8, 2018
Ashley won't pay that. £12m is the limit with him
— The Ipswich Magpie (@IpswichMagpie) November 8, 2018
That’s cute, they’re asking for around €15 million more than what Mike Ashley will consider offering.
— 10% battery (@40_40vision) November 8, 2018
So what youre saying is he isn't actually a target. Anyone over 10 mill is above what Ashley is willing to pay.
— Francis (@franmolloy11) November 8, 2018