Newcastle United and Feyenoord stood firm in the January transfer window over Nicolai Jorgensen.
The Premier League club offered €18m, explain AD, but Feyenoord decided to gamble, believing they could get more in the summer window. There was also a reluctance to sell midway through the season, given it would have been hard to find a replacement.
It was a gamble, report the Dutch newspaper, and it’s one which hasn’t paid off.
Jorgensen struggled for goals after his transfer failed and has since spoken publicly about how difficult he found all the stress around a potential move. Now AD say getting that €18m again is ‘unfeasible’.
The Danish striker had a poor World Cup, and AD state he was replaced by ‘the limited Andreas Cornelius’.
Feyenoord are looking to sell, and Jorgensen again wants a transfer, but it’s unlikely to be at the figure which would have been reached.
Newcastle United and others can now sign the player for less, but given his poor second half of the season and then the struggles in Russia, interest may have subsided.
With Jorgensen’s World Cup now over, he’ll be open interest can be revived.