Newcastle Bid for Lazio’s Goran Pandev


Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan is now reported to be after Goran Pandev, the Lazio striker who himself has announced today, there is an offer from the Tyneside club.

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Goran Pandev – 6’0″ Macedonian International striker wanted by Newcastle?

The 24-year-old Macedonia international, who has represented his country 35 times and scored 12 goals has already been linked with Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Valencia.

He has scored 8 goals this season for Lazio in just 16 appearances and told Makedonski Sport today:

“This morning the people from the club told me about the offer from Newcastle,”

“Keegan’s club want the negotiations to start soon, but I don’t know anything about the figures and a possible sum.”

“I am used to offers lately, but I don’t decide, so this time it’s not up to me again”

“Several days ago we agreed with Lazio for me to stay up to June, but anything is possible.”

Pandev has played 121 times for Lazio since joining them in 2004, and has scored 38 goals for the Rome club. Goran was born in Strumica, in the old SFR Yugoslavia in July, 1983, which is now the Republic of Macedonia.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


88 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Do it! 🙂

    His best position is definitely second striker/attacking midifeld.

    Hes very much like a Gudjohnsen or a van Persie.

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  • Rich

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #2

    ye go for it very good player, similar to Gudjohnsen as Tom says, he would link up well with Martins/Owen in my opinion. Get him bedded in this season ready for next

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  • toon1978

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Lets keep our fingers crossed Tom_Toon

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  • James

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #4

    With Pandev pulling the strings, Owen would score loads of goals.

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  • geordie in taipei

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #5

    The news seems to be all about strikers and defenders….. is it only me that believes we really need a skillful energetic all round quality midfielder?????????????

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  • broon ale

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #6

    is this story made up.? sounds like the player using our good club to raise his profile.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Raise his profile? He doesnt really need too, Bayern Munich, Everton, Valencia and Liverpool have recently been interested in him.

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  • wayne

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPDStsv1MLo not great quality footage worth a look

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  • broon ale

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Tom_Toon- yeah according to him/his agent

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #10

    If it was unfound then the club could sue and/or more likely, release a statement..

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  • Rich

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #11

    a see a figure floating around of 11million, still think he would be a quality buy, he can play midfield also, but we still need a quality midfielder

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  • Ashton

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #12

    hey mates
    anyone saw kadar yesterday ?
    i’ve heard very nice things about him

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  • James

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Of all the rumours flying around about players, this is the one quality player that I actually think Newcastle could sign this month if they wanted to. It’s too hard to get the others to leave their current clubs.

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  • sparetheman

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #14

    He could be saying it just to rally up some interest, yeah broon ale, but at least this makes a change from some poxy journalist trying to sell his papers. There have been too many rumours – maybe we should wait and see at the end of the week, eh?

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  • James

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Ashton – Kadar is going to be a Toon legend at the back. Great player. One of our best signings in years, and it only cost us £900K

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #16

    If he can play as an attacking midfielder… Good move

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  • toon1978

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Come on Keegan get this Panzev in would be a god signig.

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Pandev is sheer quality, perfect player in the hole. If we can sign him we should act immediatly.

    PS: Wasn’t there a bloke here recently who’s been preaching about Pandev like Tom_Toon does about Chkitaoui ?? 🙂

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Yes me….
    Not really but please feel free to credit me!!!!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Watch for Chikhaoui tonight! Beye and Faye wont be able to handle him!

    and Chermiti if he isnt banned, hes very much like Zidan of Egypt!

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  • Ashton

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #21

    yeah james and he is only 17 !

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  • Nev

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #22

    would be a great signing
    seen him on plenty of ocassions in CL/uefa and sA on five
    very similar to ashravin .. but alot more experienced against top flight opposition
    anything around £10mil would be a good deal

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  • Michael

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Not a prolific goalscorer but would bring much needed creativity and flair.

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  • Ross

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #24

    bianchi is set to leave man c for lazio for around 9 mil.
    apparently in rome for a medical now.
    allowing pandev to come to us should he want to.

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  • Matt Lacey

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #25

    I reckon he’d be a quality signing, would definitely help Owen rack up the goals and I think Martins would benefit a lot from having a player like him around as well.

    If we get him and another good box-to-box midfielder I think we’re laughing

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 23, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Nev – Pendev bid is reported to be in the region of £19million…. Is he worth it..? Got to be honest i’ve never seen him play so have no idea!

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  • ELFER

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #27

    nonsense again…how can you believe we woul bit for another striker???

    we need one LB/RW/FB

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #28

    B&W, its reported a 11.2mil, i wouldnt go over 13 mil for him though. Cos we can get Chikhaoui for that 🙂

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  • Michael

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Pandev bid is in the region of 11 million mate.

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  • Ross

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #30

    its apparently around 15mil euros, 11.2 million sky sports say.

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  • Jimmie

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #31

    I have nothing against Pandev but i still think we should go for Elmander instead. He can also play in an advanced midfield role and yes, hes from sweden but please forget about Andreas Andersson couse they are total diffrent players..

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #32

    Ah….. Thanks, I thought £19 was a bit on the high side…. His he worth £11..?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #33

    B&W – Just about.

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  • Mighty Mouse

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #34

    anyone know where to watch the African Cup on the web?

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  • Ross

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #35

    B&W, i’d say he was probably worth it aye.
    given the chance, he knows where the net is, and has a good first touch on him.
    i think he’d work well in our team

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  • t-g-w

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Black And White Blood I’m worth about £11 lol maybe Keegan should try and sign me!

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  • ChrisL

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #37

    He seems like a good player, but I’ll never be a fan of any player that openly announces:
    “Keegan’s club want the negotiations to start soon, but I don’t know anything about the figures and a possible sum.”
    Smells of someone more worried about the cash then the football. But, if he comes, I hope it works out.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #38

    ChrisL – I agree its not the best thing to say in an interview but he aint gonna come here if we pay him less than hes getting in lazio.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #39

    t-g-w – Yeah…. dream team you and me up front!!!! total worth £11.99p

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  • david

    Jan 23, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Same as Black and White Blood:
    I thought £19 was a bit on the high side.
    I wouldn’t go a penny over £18.99!

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