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Newcastle Linked With Czech Defender

10:58 am, Friday, May 16th, 2008 by Ed Harrison · 44 Comments

Newcastle United are being linked with Fiorentina defender Tomas Ujfalusi.


Tomáš UjfaluÅ¡i – Newcastle linked with defender

The Czech defender has agreed not to renew his contract at Fiorentina, and will therefore become a free agent in the summer.

Ujfalusi is linked with possible transfers to Juventus, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, Tottenham, and Liverpool and can play either at center-back or right-back.

As he will be a free agent in the summer he wouldn’t cost anything in transfer fees, and apparently Newcastle have now registered their interest.

Kevin needs a new right back to challenge Habib Beye for that position, and maybe Tomas is a contender there.

The Czech defender is said to prefer a move to Spain, but reports suggest that the Tyneside club will still make an attempt to bring him to St. James’ Park.

Tomas has played for the Czech Republic 64 times and scored 2 goals.

Here is his full playing record:

Years 	    Club 	   App Goals

1996–2000   Sigma Olomouc  100   4
2000–2004   Hamburger SV   105   2
2004– 	    Fiorentina     119   2 
2001– 	   Czech Republic   64   2

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

44 responses so far ↓

  • 1 faustino // May 16, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    “Juventus, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, Tottenham, and Liverpool”

    So not coming to us then :)

  • 2 John // May 16, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    we’ve also put a 16 mill offer for this guy…

  • 3 Leo // May 16, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    im sure he stated he wouldnt come to the premiership and especially newcastle after his friend david rozehnal had a hard time there…

    30 year old also, he aint going to give us that much good football really is he

    but you can bet he would want big wages

  • 4 Graeme // May 16, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    £16 mill, for a 30 year old – your having a laugh. Be better to keep hold of Rozy.

  • 5 Hadji // May 16, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Leo you beat me with your coment,i was just about to say the same thing.

  • 6 Eric // May 16, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Another will’o’the’wisp to chase. This bloke looks like another glory hunter to me. We do not need a 30 year old as an understady to anybody!

  • 7 John // May 16, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    did’nt you get the link?

    Its 16mill for Arda Turan..He plays for galatasary and if anyone asked i have no idea what he like.

    May be tomtoon has some info

  • 8 JJ // May 16, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    This guy is really quality, however I think he is 29. Followed him for some time. He is solid as a rock BUT I wouldnt pay more than 6M for him at this stage of his career.

  • 9 Hamas (51times) // May 16, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    Arda is offered $16 million by British Newcastle

    Newcastle Club offered a very high amount for the transfer of Galatasaray’s star player Arda.

    Britain’s Newcastle Club offered Arda an annual salary of $2 million and $16 million to Galatasaray.


    Super proposal

    Newcastle offered $16 million to Galatasaray for the transfer of Arda and wants to finish the transferring procedures before EURO 2008. Galatasaray has a cold attitude towards selling a player.

    Arda Turan, who has moved Galatasaray to the top this season, is receiving numerous offers. The young player has received many proposals from European clubs and says: “I want to stick with Galatasaray.” Recently, Newcastle United offered Arda an annual salary of $2 million and $16 million to Galatasaray. Newcastle wants to finish the transfer procedures before EURO 2008.
    The managers of Galatasaray said: “we should at least wait for EURO 2008. The situation can change if Arda’s price doubles. However, we will keep the offer on hand for now.”

  • 10 Gunnar/Iceland // May 16, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Very very good player. I think he wont be joining us.

  • 11 Toon Boy // May 16, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    JJ, he is FREEEEEEEEE!!

  • 12 Nev // May 16, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    hes good that turan arda!
    simialr to modric but plays on the wings more
    and as for ujfalusi im sure i saw an interview/quote some time ago that he didnt want to come play in england, not 100% sure it was ujfalusi tho lol

  • 13 Hammy // May 16, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    As soon as the Toon makes an offer for anybody it seems to be common knowledge on the old football grapevine….hence alerting other clubs, I wouldn’t even bother dealing with these toerags,
    if they are hoping he plays well during the 08 Championships so his price “doubles” I hope he snaps both his achilles and is worth fook all.
    Fookin mercanaries…….

  • 14 Rich // May 16, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Turan is quality saw him a few times now, hopefully Emre could sell him the toon, lighning quick and bags of skill

  • 15 KKK // May 16, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    If we are going for Turan that must mean either N’Zogbia or Duff is leaving as don’t need 3 left wingers. Unless Keegan is looking to play him on the right.

    From what i have heard Turan is very good. And if the report of $16M – £8M is true i think thats a steal.

  • 16 iain // May 16, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    they said on skys revista this week that ujfalusi has already agreed to sign for athletico madrid.

  • 17 dougnufc // May 16, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    I say 16 mil is definately worth it for Turan, he is like a Turkish C Ronaldo

  • 18 Kash2 // May 16, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    If they struck a deal with Gala to give them Emre after a season for free so that Gala accept the offer. Then Emre can help Turan settle in and when he’s fit after a season, he can head back to Turkey!

  • 19 Hamas (51times) // May 16, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Turan at only £8m is practically an abduction. My jaw would hit the floor if that actually happened.

  • 20 toonoholic // May 16, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Impossible deal .

  • 21 John // May 16, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    great attitude toonoholic

  • 22 Spyro // May 16, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    where did the Arda Turan news come from? link?

  • 23 Spyro // May 16, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    looks like we are set to miss Arshavin due to a lack of activity in January, he is now apparently set to join Liverpool, Arsenal or Everton. We cannot compete with them, and to think he actually wanted to join us aswell. lol

  • 24 toonoholic // May 16, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    john i am being practical . Turan right now might be the best player in the turkish league ( when it comes to skills) . I am sure many of youll must have seen him play against liverpool . That guy is top class . I would be the happiest if he comes to st james . But its difficult as when other top clubs join in for him , he wld want to go to a place where its not as cold and where he gets to play champions league .

  • 25 John // May 16, 2008 at 11:57 AM

  • 26 cooldj // May 16, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    ujfalusi is very much a CB not a RB. for free he’s useful- a good professional but then so was cacapa….

  • 27 John // May 16, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    But would’nt you be upset if we did’nt even at least try and get these type off players.. Whats the point if were not even going to try and get these great players. We may aswell and stick to getting players like Boa Morte if we have that attitude..

    Its like what the king said..We wont get all the pebbles on the beach , but we might get one

  • 28 toonoholic // May 16, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    true . makes no sense getting linked to players like boa more and dunne ( i personally dont like him) and so on.

    i hope we do try to get him . but i see no concrete article yet .

  • 29 lualua777 // May 16, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    arda turan for 8 mil?
    give them 12 mil that’s about 25 mil dollars.
    should get him with that now. after the euro we’ll have to give them at least 35 mil dollars.
    come on mike ashley

  • 30 John // May 16, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    the article is on bbc 606 nufc ..Its copied and pasted on here from Hams 51 above…

    I really hope we get one signing in the next week or so..One big one to get me excited for the summer

  • 31 Tom_Toon // May 16, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Palladino may be leaving Juve! Now thats a player id definitely like us to try for.

  • 32 ToonPhill // May 16, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    wouldnt mind palladino. and also turan.

    but im bein optimistic :)

  • 33 Neilos // May 16, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    He will ask Rozenhal about the toon and he will tell him not to come.

    Plus he has already said he wants to move to spain.

  • 34 Geordie Gerrard7 // May 16, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Arda Turan- iv not seen much of him, anyone tell me how good he is?

  • 35 Geordie Gerrard7 // May 16, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    foook me- that arda is lightning, we got any links fella’s

  • 36 Micky Toon // May 16, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Got to laugh at Galatasaray’s attitude. One minute they are saying he’s there best player and he’s going nowhere. Next minute they are saying they want to wait until after Euro 08, so if he has a good season they will cash in. I’d be a bit miffed if I was a Galatasaray fan. I’d rather we kept our best players rather than sell them on.

  • 37 ToonKing // May 16, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    optimistic at best for both Arda and Ujfalusi……….

  • 38 Griff // May 16, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    he looks like an absoloute machine. a beast. like gattusaeu….

    sign him

  • 39 Bill F // May 16, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Makes me laugh when I see his name, sounds like some one from Wiilly Wonkas chocolate factory.

  • 40 Ashton // May 16, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Ardaaaaa !!

  • 41 Jeff D // May 16, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    If we can get Arda Turan i’d be Very surprised as he’s just done for Galatasaray what ronaldo has done for Man U. He’s a very simular player to Ronaldo in lots of ways…… But hey!! here’s wishing!!!

  • 42 Geordie Gerrard7 // May 16, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    turan and veloso in the same team for us next year, id be over the moon

  • 43 robertsa // May 17, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    na i deeent want this guy not when we are linked with cuellar,dunne,king etc as ive said before my team of links and currents are:



    bench: enrique,kadar,milner,kapo,barton

    this team isnt perfect but is an improvement which is highly realistic and plausible.

  • 44 toonlover // May 17, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    the 4 things id change would be:

    id rather have zamblera than kadar on the bench
    id rather van der vaart than baptista
    id rather harper than given
    id rather mcgeady than turan

    apart from that robertsa you got it spot on lol

    by the way if owen goes, Go all out for someone like robinho or adriano but i hope he doesnt and f*ck this defender guy im not having a defence with him in.

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