Stuttgart Ready To Let Gomez Leave In Summer


We reported Newcastle’s interest in Germany’s Mario Gomez yesterday, and the player is very likely to move from Stuttgart in the summer.

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Mario Gomez – interested in Premier League

It seems that Mario is quite ambitious but there are lots of clubs after the player so it may be difficult for Newcastle to capture a player who can certainly score goals.

While saying all the right things about being happy in Germany, Gómez has done little to hide the fact he will be leaving the club, or even to dampen interest from England.

Newcastle were at the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium on Saturday evening, as Stuttgart played their last game of the season and got a 2-2 draw at home to Bielefeld, and Gomez scored a second half penalty.

Mario was yesterday quoted as saying:.

“If a major offer comes in, I have agreed with my club that I can have talks,”

“I consider myself capable of playing in the big European leagues.”

“I watch the Premier League and it is one of the best in the world. I know Chelsea scouts have watched matches.”

It seems that Stuttgart are ready to let their 6’3″ striker leave, and they are reportedly already trying to find a replacement.

We wouldn’t be at all surprised of Gomez ends up in England, and the only advantage we have for Gomez – is that he does not want to join a club where he will spend a lot of time on the bench.

He could start for Newcastle, and you never know – one of these times we may get lucky.

Comments welcome.



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41 comments so far

  • THELONGSHANKS

    May 20, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Good player but if we sign him what happens to martins?

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  • Aussie magpie

    May 20, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #2

    He sounds like a fairly good striker but we should be trying to get a creative midfeilder or a strong defender before we get anymore strikers.

    Owen and Martins can do the job upfront but we need other players to support them.

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  • Danish_Magpie

    May 20, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #3

    I think we have very little – if any – chance of signing him. No harm done in placing a bid and seeing how it works out, as long as it does not diffuse our efforts to sign more realistic targets.

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  • James

    May 20, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    With Viduka out till Jan with injury, KK will want a striker than can start alongside Martins in August, that means buying someone who can adapt straight away. For what it would cost to get Gomez it could be quite a gamble. But long term this guy would be a tremendous asset to have on the books.

    The longer the striker situation goes on, the longer we have to keep Smith. For that reason alone, getting a striker should be our first signing 🙂

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  • Az

    May 20, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #5

    There is no chance of us signing Gomez, we could compete with other clubs for his signature BUT WE WON’T.

    We have a billionaire owner with high ambitions but so far hasn’t put his hand in his pocket.

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  • Danish_Magpie

    May 20, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #6

    ..and yes he would start for us. He is quite a player. I think he is one of the better strikers we have been linked with. Real solid, quality, great goalscoring, big and dangerous with feet and head alike. Right age too, so yes, although his name is not as big as some players, he would prob be a better signing. What price is being quoted? My guess would be 14-17m

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  • ELFER

    May 20, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #7

    No way and I’m glad that we have no chance of signing him, becouse he does not fit in our play!

    He prefers (becouse of he’s half spanish and fluently speaking it) spain and I think this would be better for him and his career…

    We need to capture GOMIS!

    Ah by the way, if we really are beaten by the mackems in signin DUNNE, then I cannot understand WISE, VETTERE and JIMENEZ!!!

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  • Leo

    May 20, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #8

    no harm trying but very little chance of signing him, good luck wobbley eyes

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 20, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #9

    gomez hasnt dismissed intrest from us and also said he wouldnt mind the fact of playing reg for us, instead of being on the bench. so i have been told

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  • NUFCFAN

    May 20, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #10

    why dont we just sign, Gomis and Gomez.
    Then we would had everything up front and all 22-23. So ten years of those two and martins!

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  • Robz

    May 20, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #11

    I reckon he would compliment Owen and Martins well. 3 attackers up front, i love it!

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    May 20, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #12

    sell WISE, VETTERE and JIMENEZ!!! they have done nothing but unsettle kk and waste our money!

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  • NUFCFAN

    May 20, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #13

    also while they are at it lets sign,

    Metzelger –
    Sakho –
    Richards –
    Veluso
    Mcgready
    Turan Arda
    Zarate
    Bentley
    Aaron Ramsey

    have a pop @ diego havent heard anyone interested in him.

    I dont think that we would need to buy another player for 10 years in there positions!!

    young, exciting and definately ready to go

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  • Ashingtoon

    May 20, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #14

    Gomez is valued at £40 million..

    *shakes heed*

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  • Az

    May 20, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #15

    The harsh reality is we will only sign 4 or 5 players for about 4 million each……

    Players like Dunne etc etc etc….

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  • Az

    May 20, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #16

    NUFCFAN wake up man and get in the real world

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  • scottish mag

    May 20, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #17

    skysports are saying arda would welcome chance to play in the prem

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  • Eric

    May 20, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #18

    The big boys will be alerted now and Gomez’s comment about Chelsea scouts watching tells us something about his ambition. As for other options said on this blog. Today’s gossip has Veloso interesting Arse and All, and Bridge is
    interesting Ranieri at Juventus. It seems that the Star has our yesterday news by saying we are going to swap Emre for Turan. Turan is no more going to be playing for NUFC next season than I am! Cuellar? He will opt for the easier SPL and European football again. Our 7 million bid for him was in the Sun – press speculation again. OK Wise was in crowd watching Rangers and Zenit. So what. There were 21 other players on the pitch. Trouble is the Sun reporters think the their paper shines out of their arses! I am going to wait, patiently I hope, to see what KK is really going to do. I bet it is something that the press will not know until NUFC have done it. I think Wright-Phillips wants to stay and warm his hind quarters on Chelsea’s bench too.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 20, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #19

    NUFCFAN- lol only cost about 100 mill

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  • NUFCFAN

    May 20, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Calm down Az only having a laugh with the way the articles keep coming out

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  • Az

    May 20, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #21

    Any half decent player out there is going to want EUROPEAN football, something we can’t offer.

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  • Karl

    May 20, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #22

    Hasn’t put his hand in the pocket? What world are you from?
    He had to put in a few seasons of players to get the club out of the mud, plus a season (at least)for exchanging fat Sam for King Kev. He might not be willing to spend too much money on unproven players, and it is not his fault that the Henry’s of the world don’t want to play for us yet, but give him a chance. If we don’t get any good signings this summer because he is not willing to pay what they are worth, THEN you can complain. Until then, STOP NAGGING!

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  • Marat18

    May 20, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #23

    fingers crossed.
    signing the striker like him is the best way to show our ambitions, and send a good sign to players like Turan, Arshavin, Dunne etc.

    But I reckon fee has to be around 20-25 mill, more likely 25 mill.

    I hope Drogba will stay at Chelsea – so they won’t have to replace him, also still having Kalu, Sheva, Anelka, Liverpool has Torres, Babel and Kujt, Manure – ronaldo, Tevez and Rooney. Arsenal – cannot see Wenger spending so much on one player. Spurs – Berba, Keane.

    So, Newcastle is the best option for him, but we always say so, don’t we? 🙂

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  • Az

    May 20, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #24

    Nee botha NUFCFAN I am just sick and tired at the moment!!!

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  • NUFCFAN

    May 20, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #25

    I think the first transfer that comes in will be a big sign for us to see the potential calibre of player that we are likely to attract for the rest of the summer – and lets hope its done before the Euros. Be nice to have a reason to watch them if we had a new signing or signings to watch

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  • Dave

    May 20, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #26

    What worries me most about our present transfer policy is the last few words – “to sign young players with a higher sell-on value”. This gives me the impression that we are going to be a selling club to make money for the board.

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  • Jimmie

    May 20, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #27

    As some of you already said, no harm if we put in a bid for him. Very small chance that he would prefer us to any team in the top flight, but to only know that we tried would cheer me up a bit. When the good times are back, we will be able to compeet for top players – And the good times are comming soon!

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  • ToonKing

    May 20, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #28

    i would cream my pants for Gomez but i think i will be stuck with the misuss……….

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  • The Entertainers

    May 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #29

    I for one would love to see the big German striker arrive at St James’. The one thing we lack up front is presence (as well as a bit creativity), Viduka does this effectively, however with Viduka not going to go a full season we need a replacement. Gomez or even Gomis would done this role well and score more goals than The Duke could.

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  • KKK

    May 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #30

    I honestly think we could get Gomez for around 15 – 20M. He has stated that playing first team football is his priority and he would not get that at Chelsea who is also reported to be interested.

    Turan/Zarate – 11M
    Gomez – 17M
    Veloso – 15M
    Dunne – 4M or Cuellar -7M
    Shorey/Riise – 3M

    If the scum have a reported “50M warchest” then there is no reason why we won’t have a similar amount.

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  • Az

    May 20, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #31

    We should have double what the mackems have to spend

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 20, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #32

    kkk i see we have exactly the same targets apart from risse, i hate the ginger little pig. but i do think shorey would be good

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  • t-g-w

    May 20, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #33

    sunderland spent £40 million last summer and only finished 3 points above the relegation zone. Are they really going to improve drastically this season if they spend 50 million? Probably not much. They have money to spend but even fewer players want to play for them than want to play for us. Of the players they bought last season i would say Gordan and Jones were the only 2 to make a differnce.

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  • KKK

    May 20, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #34

    I did rate Riise very highly before last season. Love the way he can throw in a few match winning goals with that awesome left boot of his. But he has been poor this season and i could see him coming here and doing a Duff.

    Shorey would be very good cover for Enrique and will definitely be available. I might be being a little optimistic with the targets a mentioned.
    But i feel we are capable of making all of those signings apart from maybe Veloso because of the huge competition for him.

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  • Graeme

    May 20, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Mario Gomez is being touted at around £40 million!!!

    While I can see KK paying out that sort of money, just cant see the club going for it.

    Would love to be proved wrong though!!!

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  • irish_al

    May 20, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #36

    the 50 million euros valuation cam from a throw away comment, it was something like “if we were offered 50 million euros we would have to consider it”

    that doesnt mean they are expecting that much, it was a comment a while back, trying to deter interest

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  • Steven1979

    May 20, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #37

    i said last year we have to buy berbatov or santa cruz or mario gomez..and we have seen what happened with the other 2 guys..we have to buy this GOMEZ..he is the youngest and probably most talented one..the powerfull striker that we need..for midfield my wishlist last year was Petrov or Modric or TURAN..and now only left TURAN again the youngest and probably the most talented one..this is our last chance..TURAN and GOMEZ..if we have this 2 guys no one can stop us this year.no MANu no Chelsea..let get this guys man..i gonna mad from this silence..

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  • Toon1978

    May 20, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Cant see us getting GOMEZ, CASHLEY is taking his time in buying ARDA for god sake, he is hanging on and hanging on then it will be to bloody late.

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  • Obafan

    May 20, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #39

    We need to go for GOMIS; he is better than Gomez! We need to go for him now, cause after Euro’08) it will be to late.

    Price for Gomez £40m, then we defo need to go for Gomis, even for £17m.

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 20, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Gomis better than Gomis, ahaha, thats a good one Obafan. Gomis is nothing compared to Gomez.

    I wouldnt even like us to sign Gomis, yes he looks go on youtube but he takes about 5 chances to score and always scores the hardest one. Hes like oba except without the blistering pace and unpredictability.

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