Newcastle Move For Gokdeniz Karadeniz and Nicky Shorey

Two players we have been linked to today are Turkey winger Gokdeniz Karadeniz and Reading left back Nicky Shorey – both are good players.
The news on the Turk is more believable but no doubt Shorey would be an excellent buy for Newcastle.


Gokdeniz Karadeniz

We are more willing to believe we are after Gokdeniz Karadeniz for two reasons. One is that we have been linked with him before – and the second is that our competition is Bolton – so it seems to us they may have been one that Sam had already lined up for Bolton. If indeed Bolton are the competition (no disrespect meant here) then we are in with an excellent chance. We say this because Sam Allardyce was the driving force behind Bolton and we feel his persuasive powers will ensure 27 year-old Karadeniz can follow Emre to Newcastle. The fee is really low at £1M.

He has played 32 times for Turkey and scored 5 goals and plays for Trabzonspor.


Nicky Shorey

The news on Shorey – who is 26 years old – is a little less convincing since first of all it’s in the Sun and also with yesterday’s report that Baines will not be coming to Newcastle – Nicky Shorey is an obvious new replacement possibility – at least in the press. The fee is quoted around £5M – same as that for Baines.
Nicky started his career at Leyton Orient for whom he played 15 times before moving to reading in 2001. Nicky has played 231 times for Reading and scored 10 goals. He has one full England and one England B cap – both this year.

As far as we are concerned Baines or Shorey would be good – with a preference for the latter.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Steve

    Jun 13, 2007 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #1

    If the reports that baines is to small for Sams liking are true, its unlikly Shorey will fare much better at 1.75 metres ( around 5′ 8″)

  • Ben

    Jun 13, 2007 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2

    i am a newcastle fan and live in reading i have been to see reading play quite a lot [as most of my friends and family support the club]…..shorey is a quality player and this shows by him bieng one of the best reading players [ look where they finished last season] and the performance against brazil?!?!?! he would be an excellent addition to the newcastle squad …. and wow his height babayaros tall and look how s*** he is lol we need decent players who play for football not money [OWEN] shorey to the toon!!

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 13, 2007 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Steve – not sure if that height thing is really true – since it came apparently from Alan Oliver – Shorey we think is 5’9″.

  • Soren

    Jun 13, 2007 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #4

    According to shorey is 5’9″. But really height shouldn’t be a factor, when its a matter of signing Baines. He is the future back for England, and would be great for Newcastle. But Shorey wouldn’t be a bad signing either. If im not mistaken Shorey has a decent shot too.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 13, 2007 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Ben – Shorey looks so good against Brazil – you would have thought he had played for them for years. Pity we missed out on Sidwell – anybody else there Newcastle should be looking at?
    BTW – Steve Coppell did great last year.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 13, 2007 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Soren – either Baines or Shorey would be great for us – be good to have a good left back again.

  • Lull

    Jun 13, 2007 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #7

    I prefer Shorey rather than Baines, no doubt that these 2 players will come head to head in terms of defensive skills but Shorey will be a great aid in times of aerial battle and set-pieces. Btw,these news and rumours surrounding our new signings is making inside of me saying “I have a bad feeling about this”.Let just hope I’m wrong eh.


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