Is Jermaine Beckford really worth £5m?

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With 11 goals to his name for Leeds United already, Jermaine Beckford is taking League 1 by storm so far. As Leeds look set to make it back to the Championship, although in early stages, another team that is expected to pop back up a division is us, Newcastle United. Beckford has been linked to Newcastle now on many occasions and especially in the summer when his agent said he would indeed be interested in moving clubs, and playing on a bigger stage. If he’s into playing in front of big crowds in a great stadium, the Toon is a perfect place for him.

However, the rumoured fee we would have to splash out is reported to be around the £5m mark which is just a little inflated, even with the economic situation we’re in. You can see it from Leeds United’s side, they want to get every last penny for one of their most prized assets in Beckford.

Personally I don’t think he’s worth £5m and after all, his contract is running out this summer and we could wait for him. A January move is being reported and the fee would be around the £3m mark but I can’t see Mike Ashley handing over three million to someone he’s never heard of.

Derek Llambias said that if there’s a player ‘Chris wants for a million pounds or so’ they’ll go get him. In fairness, a million pounds is a lot of money in anybody’s world and we need to spend wisely, but I emphasise the word spend.

Would you like to see Jermaine Beckford wear the Black and White of Newcastle United in 2010?

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Chris F: ⏱ 09/11/2009

of course he isn't worth that much. hell, as his contract's up in 7 months time, he's not even worth a million quid in all honesty. a decent striker, but never played in the championship, nevermind the premiership so, a tag of that value is ridiculous. plus, it was in the Sun. nuff said.

Chris F: ⏱ 09/11/2009

of course he isn't worth that much. hell, as his contract's up in 7 months time, he's not even worth a million quid in all honesty. a decent striker, but never played in the championship, nevermind the premiership so, a tag of that value is ridiculous. plus, it was in the Sun. nuff said.

Nufc Fan: ⏱ 09/11/2009

I think Beckford is worth this price for sure! He could net some goals, enough iam sure, to send Newcastle back, and a goodbye and a leave from the wankership! We must also try to buy Matthew Kilgallon from Sheffield United for a nice price, and sign Danny Simpson permanently! Then we can score some goals and hold some clean sheets! Big Nufc Fan from Norway

Nufc Fan: ⏱ 09/11/2009

I think Beckford is worth this price for sure! He could net some goals, enough iam sure, to send Newcastle back, and a goodbye and a leave from the wankership! We must also try to buy Matthew Kilgallon from Sheffield United for a nice price, and sign Danny Simpson permanently! Then we can score some goals and hold some clean sheets! Big Nufc Fan from Norway

Screacher: ⏱ 09/11/2009

£5M? You're 'avin' a larf.

Screacher: ⏱ 09/11/2009

£5M? You're 'avin' a larf.

Jackie Chan: ⏱ 09/11/2009

Why the hell would Beckford want to move to a smaller club!!! Newcastle fans need to get real, you are a mediocre club at best! You have never won anything and are not likely to.

Jackie Chan: ⏱ 09/11/2009

Why the hell would Beckford want to move to a smaller club!!! Newcastle fans need to get real, you are a mediocre club at best! You have never won anything and are not likely to.

Mag_Laad: ⏱ 09/11/2009

Well The Sun say's aload of old toss these days, the price if we would go for him would be probs 2m or 1.5m as Leeds know he won't sign a contract with them, clubs such as ours and Bolton are after him and will want what they can get for him. Beckford, Kilgallon, Simpson and Skjelbred would be the perfect january transfer window for me but as we all know it won't happen.

Mag_Laad: ⏱ 09/11/2009

Well The Sun say's aload of old toss these days, the price if we would go for him would be probs 2m or 1.5m as Leeds know he won't sign a contract with them, clubs such as ours and Bolton are after him and will want what they can get for him. Beckford, Kilgallon, Simpson and Skjelbred would be the perfect january transfer window for me but as we all know it won't happen.

Jackie Chan: ⏱ 09/11/2009

I think Beckford is sexy. I really like lean men and hope he stay`s a Leeds!

Jackie Chan: ⏱ 09/11/2009

I think Beckford is sexy. I really like lean men and hope he stay`s a Leeds!

pc: ⏱ 09/11/2009

Beckford is a natural goal scorer he is more likly to get the toon 20 goals we need to get promotion than Harwood or anybody else in the present squad

pc: ⏱ 09/11/2009

Beckford is a natural goal scorer he is more likly to get the toon 20 goals we need to get promotion than Harwood or anybody else in the present squad

Leeds hater: ⏱ 10/11/2009

Jackie chan? Nufc have won more than Leeds! End of. Xxx

Leeds hater: ⏱ 10/11/2009

Jackie chan? Nufc have won more than Leeds! End of. Xxx

Leeds hater: ⏱ 10/11/2009

Newcastle mediocre? How many fans at weekend? Where are Leeds? Mediocre? He he he !! Should av been a comedian not a film star mate!!

Leeds hater: ⏱ 10/11/2009

Newcastle mediocre? How many fans at weekend? Where are Leeds? Mediocre? He he he !! Should av been a comedian not a film star mate!!

SAFC Boy Steve: ⏱ 10/11/2009

NEWCASTLE MEDIOCRE? LMAO. They are big fans, and would shit all over LUFC

SAFC Boy Steve: ⏱ 10/11/2009

NEWCASTLE MEDIOCRE? LMAO. They are big fans, and would shit all over LUFC

nzedtoonman: ⏱ 11/11/2009

not likely he is not worth two million , its like pricing houses , its the agents nowadays that seem to name the price ( AND THEIR FEES ARE INCLUDED NATURALLY,) SO THE HIGHER THE PRICE THE BETTER FOR THEM !

nzedtoonman: ⏱ 11/11/2009

not likely he is not worth two million , its like pricing houses , its the agents nowadays that seem to name the price ( AND THEIR FEES ARE INCLUDED NATURALLY,) SO THE HIGHER THE PRICE THE BETTER FOR THEM !

irish white: ⏱ 11/11/2009

listen he's worth about 5 million,and newcastle havent got more than a million to spend a year never mind on 1 player,id say they will get him for pennies in the summer if he doesnt want to sign another contract with the best team in the world than fuck the loss we have plenty of people to replace him

irish white: ⏱ 11/11/2009

listen he's worth about 5 million,and newcastle havent got more than a million to spend a year never mind on 1 player,id say they will get him for pennies in the summer if he doesnt want to sign another contract with the best team in the world than fuck the loss we have plenty of people to replace him

irish white: ⏱ 11/11/2009

plus u assholes hes not going anywhere till we have won promotion in the summer,thats what simon grayson said neway,dont think he said it for a laugh

irish white: ⏱ 11/11/2009

plus u assholes hes not going anywhere till we have won promotion in the summer,thats what simon grayson said neway,dont think he said it for a laugh