Newcastle United Tracking Brazilian Striker

Newcastle United are looking at Seville’s Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano as a potential target in the summer.


Luis Fabiano – Newcastle target in the summer?

Our Newcastle recruitment trio of  Denis Wise, Tony Jimenez and Jeff Vetere have reportedly been tracking the prolific Brazilian in recent weeks.  And with Tony Jimenez’s connections with Seville, it is thought that if Newcastle do decide that Luis is the man Newcastle will have a head start on other clubs.

Certainly it looks like Fabiano can score goals, but whether he can replicate his goal scoring prowess in the Premier League would remain to be seen. But Luis is a physical type player and we certainly need another big man up front to help Mark Viduka, who of course tends to be injury prone.

Here’s Fabiano’s playing record to date:

Years 	   Club 	App Goals

1997–2000  Ponte Preta   67   25
2000 	   Rennes        11    0
2001–2004  São Paulo    160  118
2004–2005  FC Porto      22    5
2005–      Sevilla       70   37

2003– 	   Brazil 	 15    8

27 year-old Fabiano is 6’0″ tall and his strength on the ball, accurate finishing and pace made him a vital part of the Brazilian side that fell in the Semi-Finals of the 2004 Copa Libertadores de América. After transferring to FC Porto for a reported £8M he nevertheless had a troublesome season and joined La Liga side Sevilla FC in 2005.

Fabiano has been labeled the ‘bad boy’ of Brazilian football after he got involved in a number of brawls when playing for São Paulo.
What do you think?

Could this boy do well at Newcastle?

Let us know, comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • James

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #1

    As a fellow Sevilla supporter (along with Newcastle), all I can say is Fabiano is amazing.

    Guile, creativity, and a great goal scorer. Would cost a lot to prise him away though.

    And if we are knocking on Sevilla’s door, then pay whatever it costs to get Diego Capel.

  • Benn..Geordie Down South

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #2

    bad boy?? well thatz what i thought of barton .. but keegan seemz to be dealign with him well and getting him playing well.. so maybe he could handle fabiano.. would prefer to see crouch.. and hes played in the EPL Before..

  • african-kenyan-ronniezog

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #3

    i think it will be unbelievable to acquire his services although it would take sir GOD himself to convince him

  • toonhitman

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #4


  • Hadji

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #5

    The only slight posibility we have to bring Fabiano here is to offer a trade involving Martins in it + 5 mill pounds kash.Otherwise we shouldn’t even think making an offer below 18 mill.Or even better
    N’Zogbia+Martins+Rozehnal+10 mill for:

  • Leo

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    everyone brawls at sao paulo dont they?

    why arnt we being linked with centermidfielders????????????

  • joel

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #7

    get fabiano he is so quality,i would do anything for him to just visit st james park.we should get him for around 18 me everyone i have seen him play in real life play 4 times.

    I hope he is our number 1 transfer target!

  • joel

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #8

    listen people on this website-sight (viduka is retiring soon!)
    And in the summer mike ashley is giving kevin kegan 50-60 milllion.

  • wwe

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #9

    get david beckham we can use his passing and crosses lol

  • HeronMag

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Good question Leo. A creative central midfielder is something we desperately need. I hate to admit this but when Keiron Dyer was playing through the middle we had no issue there.

    I’ve no doubt Keegan, Wise, Jimenez and Co are scouting for the right types of player. Ronaldinho anyone?

  • Tez131

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Spurs are now being linked with Ronaldinho so why should we not put our hat in the ring. Get him back to his best and loving football again and he would be a star and exactly what we need.

  • joel

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #12


    look at the chronicle website and it saids jose reyes is being linked with newcastle

  • Spot The Zebra

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Id like to see Andy Carroll given a chance soon.As for central midfielders,well Lampard is stalling on a contract and Keegan has the cash AND persuasive powers.
    Okay maybe getting a tad carried away there but Jose Reyes could well be on his way.

  • joel

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #14

    i will give everyone the jose reyes news article

  • joel

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #15

    everyone here is the news article on it——–

    JOSE Antonio Reyes has emerged as one of Newcastle United’s top summer targets.

    Reyes has failed to establish himself at Atletico Madrid after his move from Arsenal last summer, and the 24-year-old was left out completely for last weekend’s game against his old club Sevilla.

    Reyes left England early last season for a loan spell at Real Madrid, but Reyes did not earn a permanent move to the Bernabeu, and instead joined their city rivals on a four-year contract for £8m.

    However, Reyes has struggled to make an impression at the Estadio Vicente Calderon, and is understood to be keen to come back to England, despite regularly complaining of homesickness in the two years that followed his £17m move to Highbury.

    And Atletico could let him go for as little as £5m.

    It appears manager Kevin Keegan is making contingency plans should Sunday’s opponents Tottenham Hotspur move for unsettled midfielder Charles N’Zogbia.

    Keegan – who has been promised a significant transfer kitty by owner Mike Ashley – is looking for an attack-minded midfielder in the summer, and left-footed Reyes – who can play up front, in midfield or on the wing – certainly fits the bill.

    But there would be question marks over whether Reyes would be able to settle in the north east of England, having found adapting to life in London so difficult.

    United’s vice-president (player recruitment) Tony Jimenez – appointed in January, having masterminded Juande Ramos move to White Hart Lane earlier in the season – is well connected in Sevilla, where Reyes started his professional career, and his influence will be central to any move for the Spain international.

    However, Liverpool and Manchester City are also understood to be interested in Reyes, and Newcastle would be unable to offer him European football.

    Meanwhile, Keegan is expected to travel to Northwich Victoria tonight to see United’s reserves take on Manchester United (7pm).

    New signing Lamine Diatta will get another start, while fellow central defender Peter Ramage will play the second game of his comeback from a long-term knee injury.

    The full article contains 347 words and appears in n/a newspaper.Last Updated: 27 March 2008 12:33 PM


    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #16

    I don’t believe that he will be interested to play for us and maybe we shouldn’t be either…do not think he would be good in the EPL – and I think he needs a little more sunshine 😉

  • Zx

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Ronaldinho will probably go to Chelsea or Milan if he decides to leave Barca. Stop dreaming.

    I just hope that we can go for those youngsters from Real Madrid Castilla team.

  • Thomas

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Being a British/Brazilian and a lifelong sao paulo and newcastle fan, I have followed luis fabiano’s prowess for quite some time and he is an absolute legend in my eyes with his goalscoring ratio at sao paulo.
    But unfortantely knowing his temperment and that his confidence only comes with games (if he goes through a bad patch he has to carry on playing or else that spells bad news). Since he isn’t in his early 20’s anymore he would be too big a gamble for his price.
    I think the best would be for him to stick to La liga, especially since it looks like real madrid have a firm interest in him.
    I’d love to be wrong on this one though and for him to take the prem apart wearing the black and white stripes!

  • zhun

    Mar 27, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #19

    hes good but will he join us?
    Sevilla offer him champions league and i thought big clubs are also tracking him

  • iain

    Mar 27, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #20

    sevilla dont even fully own fabiano.

    an investment company have 65% of his rights/contract whatever.

    they have been offering him to who evere they can to make a profit.

    on skys revista they said sevilla didnt want to sell him, and reckoned that they had an option to keep for another year regardless of what his other owners th0ught. but ive also read that sevilla may have to cash in on some big names if they dont make the champions league.

    hes been linked with madrid/man utd etc so if we have a chance its probably a case of the highest bid gets him regrardless of where he wants to go.

    im just guessing but could vetere/jiminez be pally with the investors that part own him they already have links to sevilla so its likely they have met fabianos owners and thats why we think we could have a chance of beating clubs like real to fabianos signature ???

  • iain

    Mar 27, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #21

    personally the 1 player we could benifit the most from out 0f sevillas team is poulsen.

  • scott9

    Mar 27, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #22

    no chance

  • martins

    Mar 27, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #23

    i can see this being Luque no 2 lol . masive diferace in the leagues . we need sum 1 who play’s in a more physical league coz lets be fair we buy forign shite …

  • Laddo

    Mar 27, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #24

    We should go for Arsharven, or whatever his name is, the one who stood out so much in the Russia v England game…he’s a class act.

  • m.

    Mar 27, 2008 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #25

    cocky, over-rated, big head, alcoholic, violent

    the joey barton of the strikers

  • nufc1892

    Mar 28, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #26

    70 apps in 3 years .. :/


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