According to a claim in the Turkish media, Newcastle United failed with a bid for Galatasaray attacker Garry Rodrigues in the last transfer window.

Gunes have today reported Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez was looking to sign Rodrigues last month, as the Spaniard looked to bolster his attacking options.

It’s been revealed Newcastle United tabled a bid in the region of €8m for the Cape Verde international, but this was turned down by the Turkish giants.

With Badou Ndiaye joining Stoke City in the last window, Galatasaray manager Faith Terim didn’t want to lose another key player, and subsequently informed the club’s board to reject Newcastle United’s bid.

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There have been no reports if the Premier League side will go back in for Rodrigues in the summer, but it’s been suggested the 27 year old could cost the Magpies more than Stoke City paid for Niadye.

The Senegal international signed for Stoke City for a transfer fee in the region of €16m.