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Price-tag slashed on Nicolai Jorgensen but Newcastle United should steer clear

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Price-tag slashed on Nicolai Jorgensen but Newcastle United should steer clear

Newcastle United were linked with the Dane in January.

Back in January, it was being reported that Newcastle United were keen on Nicolai Jorgensen. Newcastle bid around £15 million for the player in the winter, as reported by Sky Sports. The Magpies were looking for a striker but Feyenoord were not ready to sell him. The Rotterdam club decided they would not sell him for less than their asking price, which £15 million did not meet.

Now, however, Newcastle can get him for cheaper. As reported by the Chronicle, the Dutch side are understanding that they will need to ask for less if they want to sell the player this summer.

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So should Newcastle return?

It depends on how far the price has been reduced. Because the reason why Feyenoord are willing to take less for the player is due to his downturn in form.

The first interest in Jorgensen came from Newcastle after an incredible 2016-17 season. The Dane scored 25 goals and set up 17 that campaign. But, last season, in particular after January, his form dipped.

He scored just 13 goals and assisted three. He struggled at times with a knee injury and at the World Cup failed to thrive for Denmark. He did not score, was eventually replaced by Andreas Cornelius and missed the crucial penalty as Denmark went out to Croatia.

Based on current form, Newcastle need to steer clear of the player.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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