Newcastle Maintain Interest in Greek Star


Newcastle United have watched Greek wingback or defender Vasilis Torosidis several times since January of this year.

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Vasilis Torosidis – promising young Greek wingback

This must be the 5th player we have been linked with, and that’s just for today. 😀

Anyway, we will track all players we are said to be interested in over the summer, and then see who exactly we end up with, but take the stories with a pinch of salt.

However this lad looks good, and this is not the first time we’ve reported Newcastle’s interest in the player.

The 22-year-old Greek International has also impressed Ibrox manager Walter Smith but Olympiakos are said to want £4M before they will allow him to leave.

Although other clubs are tracking the youngster, Newcastle are said to be favorites to get Torosidis and he seems to be the type the Tyneside club are after, as he will only improve as he gets older.

The 11-times capped player who stands 6’2” tall will play alongside former Rangers defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos for the Greek national team at the European 2008 Championships this summer.

The 22 year old is rated highly in Greece as an attacking full-back, and the boy has put in some excellent performances this season for Olympiakos.

His form this season has alerted a number of clubs with scouts from Juventus, Monaco, and Atletico Madrid also allegedly at the Karaiskaki Stadium this season to watch Torosidis.

Here is Vasilis’ playing record so far:

Years 	   Club 	   App Goals

2002-2006  Skoda Xanthi     76   3
2006-      Olympiacos CFP   31   2
2007- 	   Greece 	    11   0

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164 comments so far

  • Rem

    May 27, 2008 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #1

    seems like he would be a good signing.

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  • rob1892

    May 27, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Palermo defender Andrea Barzagli has apparently signed for Wolfsburg……gutted by that,Dont ask why but i always held out a little hope for us lol

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 27, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #3

    4 mil, Wise get of your short ars* you little c*** and sing him.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #4

    watched him play about 3 times, has impressed me very much each time

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #5

    dos santos has agreed to join spurs. wtf!!

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  • JC

    May 27, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #6

    GG7 where did u hear that?

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #7

    ssn, just been on as i walked in the room. watch this video of emana, scores a well good goal. http://www.blinkx.com/video/emana-emana-football-toulouse-cameroun-futbol-ligue1/SFA2Q8F-ApI1CSUdS5sbqg

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 27, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #8

    If this is true:
    – We are after him.
    – We are frontrunners.
    – They only want 4 mil.

    and if this doesnt go through i will be very displeased, a player of this quality for 4 million is a snip.

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  • Ross

    May 27, 2008 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #9

    its a different player every 10 minutes, unbeleivable.
    dos santos has agreed to join spurs? are you kidding GG7?..on loan possibly?
    he hasnt been getting into the barca side and bojan has but surely he wouldnt just dance off to spurs

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  • Ppg

    May 27, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Gomis scored for France. Plz get him asap. Class striker for us

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  • Bob

    May 27, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #11

    £11m or something isn’t it?

    Oh well maybe we can get Turan now.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #12

    11.9 mill is being said, turan is better than dos santos, dos santos is ok, he just overdoes things to much

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  • Ross

    May 27, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #13

    to be fair to them, modric and now (if its actually happened) dos santos. 2 brilliant signatures considering the window hasnt even opened yet.

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  • Danny

    May 27, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #14

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBN3qi-vWXo

    Get him….Even though I love Beye at Right back!

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  • Nev

    May 27, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #15

    ive got a mate from thessaloniki who supports panathikikos(who hate olimpiackos) and he says hes th best greek defender since the legendry NIKOS DABIZAS! one of my fave players as a kid lol
    back on to torosidis lol he highly rated in greece and from teams acros europe who hes played against
    id snap him up for £4mil …. he can challenge beye and fill in at CB

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  • valle

    May 27, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #16

    right or left sided?

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  • Martins

    May 27, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Arda Turan paniÄŸi

    16.5 MÄ°LYON Ä°STEMÄ°ÅžTÄ°
    Ä°NGÄ°LÄ°Z kulübü yöneticilerinin gelecek hafta sarı-kırmızılı takımın kapısını çalması ve Arda Turan’ı bir kez daha istemesi bekleniyor. BaÅŸkan Adnan Polat’ın geçtiÄŸimiz hafta Newcastle ile yaptığı görüşmede 16.5 milyon euro istediÄŸi, Ä°ngiliz basınında yer almıştı. Milli oyuncuya
    Ada’dan Tottenham takımının da talip olduÄŸu biliniyor.

    Ä°ÅžTAHLARI KABARDI
    NEWCASTLE United, Arda Turan için yakın takibini sürdürüyor. Milli Takım’ın hazırlık karşılaÅŸmalarını bile büyüteç altına alan Ä°ngilizlerin, Arda’nın gösterdiÄŸi performans karşısında iÅŸtahları daha da kabardı. Newcastle, genç yıldızın Avrupa Åžampiyonası’nda piyasasının yükselme ihtimaline karşın harekete geçme kararı aldı.

    Translation GSfan?

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  • valle

    May 27, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #18

    legend Dabizas!!!, U gotta be kiddin mate, he was an average defender at the most… I remember Bobby slated him in the media because he tried to be Tony Adams and raising his arms to push the back line to an offside trap, and Bobby said “dunno what he is doing out there we dont even play with offside traps” lol

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  • Toon1978

    May 27, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Dabizas was shite wish we could translate that about Turan come on somebody must know.

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  • Ross

    May 27, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #20

    martins, put the link up t that turkish story, i’ve just found a simple button when i right click that reads “translate the page into english”..so maybe if i hit it at the direct link, i can give a rough idea of what its saying, haha

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  • Midjew

    May 27, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #21
  • Ross

    May 27, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #22

    “sorry we are not able to translate turkish to english yet”

    ..cheers google.

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 27, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #23

    There are a few Greek player i like:

    Tziolis and Torosidis are the two most promising.

    Lagos was before his injury, Saligidis is good and Ninis will possibly be a superstar.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #24

    the suspence kills me about waiting for translations.Vasilis Torosidis is qaulity, i like him alot

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  • Midjew

    May 27, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Here is the translation i got:

    Arda Head panic MÄ°LYON Ä°STEMÄ°ÅžTÄ° Ä°NGÄ°LÄ°Z hut yöneticilerinin future week blonde – red set kapısını çalması and Arda Head once more wish for be expected. President Adnan Polat’ın geçtiÄŸimiz week Newcastle with cause to be made negotiation 16.5 million euro istediÄŸi , English basınında earth almıştı. Nationality player Ada’dan Tottenham takımının even if desirous for okay biliniyor. Ä°ÅžTAHLARI BUBBLE NEWCASTLE United Arda Head in near persecution sürdürüyor. Nationality Set readiness karşılaÅŸmalarını even enlargement underneath plain English Arda’nın gösterdiÄŸi performance opposite to iÅŸtahları even bubble. Newcastle , young star Europe Åžampiyonası’nda piyasasının ascent probability opposed to movement passage decree take notice of.

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  • Midjew

    May 27, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #26

    All I can get from that is we have made a bid of 16.5 Euros

    Spurs are also interested but we lead the pack with more interest.

    Anyone else get anything else from that?

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  • Toon1978

    May 27, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Midjew you beat me to it you sod i was on the same site lol.

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Alright everyone..Just logged on to this wicked site were news breaks here FIRST. Love seeing these Turkish articles that keep you on the edge, until a Turkish geordie jumps in and gives us the good news..

    Ard signs for Newcastle United ( at least i hope thats what it says)

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  • Ross

    May 27, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #29

    basically the same as what i get midjew.
    they think we’ve made a bid for around 16.5 mil, and spurs are tracking him closely behind us.
    something about him being a young european star..and that about it,lol

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  • Toon1978

    May 27, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #30

    What is it with Spurs they are linked with EVERY player going, Newcastle united cant fart without Spurs sniffing around. Winding me up the cockney b…..rds

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #31

    please god be true,

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #32

    just worked out that means we’ve bid 13.3 million squid…Surely that should be good enough..

    Why are fing spuds after him,..are they building an army ?

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  • Danny

    May 27, 2008 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Yeah lads Gomis scored for France….Hes on the world scene now…Pay what they want and let us get a new world star!

    If we dont get him or Gomez we will always remember this transfer window as being the one when we missed out on two of the biggest future stars!

    I wish I was the one picking the players and making the deals….We wouldnt be so frustrated I will tell you that for free….haha

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  • Toon1978

    May 27, 2008 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #34

    John Spurs want everyone they couldnt get in quick enough for Modric.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #36

    gomis scored two tonight, we need to snap him up quick

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  • Toon1978

    May 27, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #37

    GG7 if we get this Gomis it will be a massive bonus but dint keep your fingers crossed his worth would of shot up even more now.

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  • Ross

    May 27, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #38

    snapping up gomis and turan would be unbeleivable, but i dunno what the chances of it happening are sadly

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #39

    his price wouldnt have shot up because they have set it at such a high price, john your comment made me really laugh then. are they building an army? lol

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  • Toon1978

    May 27, 2008 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #40

    GG7 what is his worth ATM?

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