Thu 20 Jun 2024, 20:45 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle transfer bid rejected by club despite having agreed personal terms with 21-year-old

Newcastle transfer bid rejected by club despite having agreed personal terms with 21-year-old
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Newcastle United are finding the transfer window difficult to navigate already as several bids have been rejected for a few priority players.

First, Tosin Adarabioyo rejected the move to Newcastle, instead opting to stay in London to move from Fulham to Chelsea, then talks between Newcastle and Valencia hit a wall over the transfer of Georgia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili.

Now, with personal terms agreed between the player and Newcastle, the Magpies are going to have to wait to sign 21-year-old goalkeeper James Trafford from Burnley.

The Lancashire have reportedly rejected Newacstle's initial bid according to The Chronicle.

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Martin Dubravka has been tipped to join Celtic

It's not a shock that the initial bid has been rejected

It's hardly a surprise, however, given that recent reports indicated that Newcastle had gone to Burnley with an offer of around £16million with much of that being dependent on meeting certain criteria.

Burnley have set a price of £20million and want the bulk of the money up front having only signed Trafford last summer from Manchester City for £15million with add-ons taking it closer to £19million.

If the criteria was met to take it to the maximum value then The Clarets would make a loss on the deal even at £20million given that Manchester City would be entitled to 20% of that transfer fee as part of the sell-on clause inserted into their agreement last year.


Newcastle need to work up a new package for Burnley

The ball is now back in Newcastle's court as they come up with a new bid for Trafford who seems very keen on the move to Tyneside.

There's still plenty of time to get this one done as it doesn't seem like there's much of a challenge for his signature.

That should give Newcastle time to find new club for Martin Dubravka who is tipped to join Celtic this summer.