It’s usually the other way round – that Newcastle are after a player, but today a youngster has come out and said his dream is to play with Michael Owen at Newcastle United.
Eren Derdiyok – wants to join Newcastle United
Kevin Keegan may want to check out 19 year-old 6â€™ 3â€ striker Eren Derdiyok of Switzerland and Swiss club FC Basle.
Thatâ€™s because the Daily Mirror are reporting today that the youngster would like to come to Newcastle, so he can play alongside Michael Owen.
Eren is quoted in the Mirror today as saying:
â€œMy dream is to play with Owen at Newcastle.”
And remember it was Derdiyok who scored that great goal against England in February for the Swiss, and from what we can tell from his record, he would look a good buy.
He has played for Basel 23 times this season and scored 10 goals and has represented the full Switzerland side twice and scored one goal. He previously played for the Swiss Under-19 (7 goals in 7 games) and Under-21 (7 goals in 5 games) sides.
He seems to have little trouble scoring goals, thatâ€™s for sure.
At 6ft 3in Derdiyok is a powerful striker, who can also play at center-back if needed. He is of Turkish descent and started his career with the Swiss club BSC Old Boys, at the beginning of the 2005/06 season.
He scored 10 goals in just 18 appearances for BSC Old Boys, and FC Basel snapped him up in 2006 at the young age of 18.
The 2007/2008 season has turned out to be even more productive, and he has been a regular in the Basle side.
Derdiyok scored his first hat trick playing away against FC Thun on 2nd March this year, and in early April, Basle won the Swisscom Cup.
He’s worth it, for Kevin to at least check him out, and it’s kind of nice that we get young players expressing an interest in playing for our club. It certainly cannot hurt our image. 😀
Yes, we know we also have young Andy Carroll at the club, but it’s the more the merrier almost for youngsters, because they will not all make it to the first team.
What do you think?