Nicolai Jorgensen of Feyenoord wanted to join Newcastle United last January, but the deal didn’t take shape and he was once again linked to the Tyneside club before the start of the season.
Last October, the striker admitted that he thought the Dutch club would accept the offer made by Newcastle, but then the Eredivisie outfit asked for a ‘crazy transfer fee’ and the deal collapsed.
The 28-year-old gave a lengthy interview to Dutch newspaper AD and was asked about his failed transfer to St James’ Park.
“I don’t even know how high the amount was exactly [€17m]. It was a lot of money, I know that,” Jorgensen said.
“If I am not sold for this amount, you could conclude that it would not be easy to make another transfer.
“It always depends on so many factors. Which clubs are interested? Can your club find an alternative for you? How long does your contract continue? If the time for the club and me is there to go, then I will. But it is not in my head at all during this period.”
The Denmark international further went on to explain that he wasn’t left frustrated after his transfer to Newcastle collapsed, while he also revealed that he could still move to the Premier League in the future, if he performs well at Feyenoord.
“…I’m not frustrated that I was not allowed to go to Newcastle United. And from the way it all went, I learned from that. There is nothing now, only Feyenoord. That’s fine,” the player said.
When asked if it was the only chance he had to play in the Premier League, he said: “No, if you play well, there will always be a chance.”