Retrospection plays a big part in football, with barely a day going by without someone looking back and wishing they’d done something differently, like Nicolai Jorgensen wishing he’d moved to Newcastle United.

The Feyenoord striker was a target for the Magpies back in 2018, with numerous reports commenting on their interest.

Indeed, at one stage there was an €18m bid rejected by the Dutch side, who simply weren’t interested in selling their striker.

Eventually, the transfer furore died down, with all the separate parties going their separate ways and never meeting again for less than their valuation.

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Since then, things have not exactly gone well for the Denmark striker, who has never hit the heights he once enjoyed or come close to demanding the kind of fee Newcastle were willing to pay.

Indeed, last season saw him scoring just five goals in all competitions, and today he finds himself second in the pecking order behind Bryan Linssen.

It’s led some to look at what might have been, such as Jan van Halst, who commented on his situation on the Panic Football programme.

“I feel sorry for him,” FC Update report him saying.

“I feel sorry for Feyenoord anyway, that they then extended with Jorgensen. They could sell him for millions, but kept him anyway. 

“After the championship year, there is nothing at all. Feyenoord is having a difficult time financially, so they can’t just buy a second Jorgensen.”