Tuesday, 7 April 2009

[2008] Newcastle held first talks on Deco

this post was published exactly one year ago:

North East England regional newspaper Sunday Sun claims that Newcastle United is preparing a 20 million euro° bid for Barcelona midfielder Deco (30). In the past weeks Newcastle officials would have held a positive meeting with Jorge Mendes, the agent of the Brazilian-born Portuguese international, who has made clear that Barcelona could be willing to talk about a transfer.

Newcastle, who has been wrongly linked with Deco in the past, would offer Deco the same week salary as their striker Michael Owen: 125 000 euro*. Chelsea and Tottenham, who could offer the player European football next season, are also said to be interested in the Portuguese. But with Tottenham not able to match the Newcastle salary offer and with Chelsea uncertain about their manager and therefore not be able to sign important players early in the summer, Newcastle is confident to bring Deco to Newcastle.

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1 comment:

one year ago, readers said...

pep said...

° 20 million euro =
31 million us dollar
16 million british pound

* 125 000 euro =
200 000 us dollar
100 000 british pound

groga said...

Would be a good move for all parties.

Anonymous said...

Take the money and run to the bank with it. :-)

djoef said...

20 million, that's more than we paid for him (ok, we also included Quaresma in the deal...) and he's over the top now.

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