Newcastle Interested In Spanish Striker

According to Spanish sources Newcastle are said to be interested in striker Alvaro Negredo.


Alvero Negredo – 22 year Old Spanish Striker

Real Madrid have a £3M first option on the their locally born 22-year-old, with reports suggesting they are keen to exercise this, and then sell the player on to Newcastle for a big profit.

Negredo was on the books of Real Madrid — where Newcastle’s Jeff Vetere was previously employed until 2005, and the youngster played 65 times for Castilla (Real Madrid Reserves) and scored 22 goals, until he moved to Almeria last summer.

Alvaro grew up playing for Rayo Vallecano before switching in 2005 to Real Madrid where he played for Castilla from 2005-2007.

Last season, Negredo really developed as a striker for Almeria, and in 37 games for the La Liga side he scored 13 goals to propel his side to 8th in the Spanish First Division.

Newcastle’s Technical Coordinator Jeff Vetere knows all about the Spanish youngster. and is highly recommending him to Kevin Keegan.

He has one cap for the Spanish Under-21 side, but we wonder if he would be good enough for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

42 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Better than Smith, but why.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #2

    i keep hearing loads of murmurs of us getting arteta. anyone else heard anything?

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #3


  • najikhin

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #4

    yes case MA,dennis wise and co. were to decide to offload steven taylor, we could convert him to a centre back!

  • najikhin

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #5

    im really going to kick MA, dennis wise and co.

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #6

    If we sign a player of this mould surely it spells the end for Owen or Martin……In my opinion we need Crouch before this lad.
    However loved his ‘Le Tissier’ like free kick you can see on you tube.

  • Ross G

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Can you start a pertition to make Ashley do something in the market on this site

  • ToonKing

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #8

    not good enough.

  • najikhin

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #9

    @ross: yes!! you got it right!! please organise a mass demonstration against MA.. at least tying our better players (owen,taylor) is the least we can do..

  • seetow

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #10

    we could do a tie-up with (they usually make the news anyway) with a petition forr MA to FORK OUT HIS BL**DY CASH OR F*CK OFF AND SEL US TO DIC

  • simon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #11

    window hasnt even opened yet lmao

  • ToonKing

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #12

    other clubs are signing players simon, we’re selling…..

  • John

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #13

    lads calm down…Ashley has already proven ( to me anyway) that he is willing to spend after we nearly got Modric for 16 MILLION ….also we nearly got woodgate for 9 mill…..He will spend on the right player….

    6 months ago people would off been crying out for us to get rid of these players who are on redicolous wages to fight relegation battles….

  • Bill F

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Never heard of him.

  • Johnboy

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Ya gotta remember, Ashley is a billionaire. Not as if he’s short of a few quid. He’s running a business i know, but surely he must realise that the ppl he employs (the Player) are not good enough. So like any business, if ur staff aren’t up to scratch.. u replace them. It’ll cost alot. but u gotta spend money to make money.

    we’ve sat in the football wilderness for way too long. my friends & family support tp 4 sides and im sick of the stick i have to take about how dung we are. I know we can be a top 6 side in the next few years but the only way that can happen is if ashley backs KK in the summer. Come on MA.

  • bettyswollocks

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #16

    there’s some right clever folk get on this site isnt there! slagging off the bloke who more than likely stopped our club from going bust and slipping into oblivion. he’s cleared off nigh on a hundred million quid of debt but because we haven’t spent a trillion quid on new players before the end of may he should f*ck off? get a grip man. najikhin and seetow battling it out for the thick as mince award. or are you makems in disguise?

  • Tom

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #17

    other clubs are buying??? the way people put it its like the transfer season is just about over already! IT HASN’T EVEN STARTED YET. There’s only been 3 major signings so far and thats modric, boswinga, and degen. That’s 3 clubs who have each signed ONE player each. Yes, tottenham have been linked with every tom, dick, and harry as per usual but that doesn’t mean they’ve snapped them all up. everyone just needs to calm down there is plenty of time to make more signings.

  • jeff

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #18

    yeah ashley is a billionaire….the problem is,he is becoming the tightest billionaire ever……its no good saying we nearly got woodgate or nearly got modric……they both decided to Join Spurs….why is this???Because newcastle are not the attraction they once were……….Ive a feeling we might struggle to attract any top players…especially if we have to reduce wages

  • Darry

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Ive been saying for ages about us getting arteta… well, me wanting him to come anyway. would be a great addition and a starter. Doesnt seem to get injured as much as Emre anyway!

  • robertsa

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #20

    i asked tom toon about this guy not so long ago i reckon he is quality he is always on soccer am’s showboat. he gets the aproval from me

  • Graham

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Jeff – how the hell can you call Ashley the tightest billionaire? He’s spent more than £250m on the club in a year – how many more times do I have to say that if it wasn’t for him NUFC would not exist – we would be tits up in administration with a 15 point deduction going into next season (prob championship if it wasn’t for Ashley)

    For the first time in my living memory the club is being run in a professional manner – not just for today but for years to come. Success isn’t instant (excepting for the rediculous money Chelsea have spent), it took Ferguson nearly 5 years to win something at Man Utd. and they were in a hell of a better position than we were in when Ashley & Keegan come in.

    The signings will come – it wouldn’t suprise me if a few were already tied up – but whats the point of paying some blokes wages during May and June for him to sit on a beach?

    All of you slagging off Ashley, Wise & co. go and get yourselves a life and some common sense or start supporting another club. No wonder other fans see us as delirious with numpties like seetow and najikhin on board!

  • toonoholic

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #22

    ‘we would be tits up in administration with a 15 point deduction going into next season ‘.

    graham ,wat do you mean by that ?

  • Fernando

    Jun 1, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #23

    i can’t get rid of alan smith from my fm team.. still early days though. he can’t score to save his life

  • Graham

    Jun 1, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Well before NUFC was bought by Ashley the club were only a few weeks away from running out of money – meaning administration. And if you go into administration (i.e. Leeds Utd) you are deducted 15 (or is it 10) points at the strat of the next campaign.

    Shepherd always said that he would never do a Leeds – but with the wages up at over 70% of turnover (50% being accepted as a maximum for any club) he almost took us there

    Thats why I rate Ashley & co so highly – paying off £100m of debt out of his own pocket. Is he not entitled to be a little cautious after that?

  • Suthey

    Jun 1, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Sometimes it is horrible to be linked with some newcastle fans, MA is the best thing that has happend to Newcastle. Give him a chance, we jump on the band waggen of fans who dont have a clue, a mean protest give it a rest man. MA is our king and some people have to realise this. It is embarasing listing to some fans on here what DONT HAVE A CLUE!!!! Come on the TOON… MA all the way!!!!
    PS Sorry bout the spelling

  • Scott

    Jun 1, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #26

    I agree with you Graham. Give NUFC a bit of respect and patience. The season only ended three weeks ago, yet you slate NUFC for not signing players within three weeks.


    A mass demonstration against MA?
    MA is nothing like a certain ex-chairman. He has money, not debt, and most of all, he beleives in success of the club and not just the money.

    Don’t beleive all you hear in the press guys. The press have an agenda against NUFC due to the amount of managers changes and because we’re a fairly easy target for scrutiny.

    As TF puts it:
    Time Gentlemen, Please.

  • T.O.Mag

    Jun 1, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Well said Graham, I agree.

  • Magpie6699

    Jun 1, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #28

    Patience is a virtue – just wish I had some……….

  • Ashton

    Jun 1, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #29

    He was fantastic when he played against real madrid last season i think he scored one or two goals , he is big and skillful with a powerful left foot we should sign him imo

  • Leo

    Jun 1, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #30

    haha im not togreat with patience either. although this is a story about a spanish striker isnt?

    im (TM)

    ive never seem him so i cant really say much about the lad, if real madrid did what they want to do and took the first option to thenjust sell him to us for more i would be furious

  • t-g-w

    Jun 1, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #31

    Good point Graham and that’s also why I don’t think Ashley will sell the club any time soon as has been mentioned in the papers. He bought the club for £250 million (Don’t really remember but it’s not importnat to illustrate my point) and has paid off £110 million in debt from his own pocket, so if Ashley wanted to sell he would have to sell it for over £360 million to make a profit. Considering not much else at the club has changed apart from clearing our debts, there is no way that Ashley can realistically sell up without making a huge loss.

  • adam

    Jun 1, 2008 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #32

    it looks like we hyave signed or have nearly sign livool duo peter crouch and john arne riise asaparently he has agred personal terms but has anyone heard that emre has left for a fee of £8m a know yous all know he has left but£8m what a deal.

  • Chris F

    Jun 1, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #33

    yeah, let’s get mike ashley out, we’ve not spent 50 million quid already! the tight f***king b***rd.

    do me a favour, how old are you guys, 10?

    can you even *remember* the dark days of the 80s?

    some of you don’t even know how depressing it can get supporting the toon.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 1, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #34

    where you here this adam?

  • Glenn

    Jun 1, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #35

    If we don’t sign this brilliant player who I know nothing about and had never heard of until today it’ll be a bloody disgrace (See also Modric, Ardan etc)!!!! Ashley out!!!! Bring back Fred we need knee jerk reactions! Short term thinking!!!!!!!

  • Jimbo

    Jun 1, 2008 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Spot on Graham and co. , some people are ridiculously short sighted on here. almost makes u sympathise with FFS for spending over the odds for all those years! seems to be the only way to please some people. do they even care what happens at the club between transfer windows??

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #37

    MA has cleared the debts cos the club is his asset. Improving the team is not a priority for him , he wants to make money from us, the fans. Clearing the debts makes the club more saleable. All we have done so far is get rid of players, cap the wage bill and buy nobody. Great ambition Ashley! Strengthen the team, dont dismantle it!

    Put your hand in your pocket and make KKs job a lot easyer by backing him and enjoy the ride next season. If you dont back YOUR man, you will be sory you ever even considered buying a football club.

    I for one will not tolerate another mid table finish next year.

  • Chris F

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #38

    well, ronaldeano, i’m sorry, but chances are you will have to suffer another midtable finish next season, because at the minute, we are a midtable club.

    so he’s cleared the debt to make money has he?

    well thats a fantastic short term business strategy isn’t it?

    IT’S ONLY JUNE. jesus wept.

    some of the people that post on these boards are the very reason the southern media continually take the p1ss out of us.

    be realistic in your expectations, the club has been failing from the top for years, and mike ashley has spent a LOT of his own money to drag us out of that already.

    money will be spent, but it doesn’t have to be spent in the first two weeks after the season closes.

    i despair at times, i really do.

  • Chris F

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #39

    jimbo, couldnt agree more, my friend.

    far too many people on here preaching doom and gloom, whereas 3 weeks ago we were world beaters after winning a few games in a row.

    these are the idiots the tabloids love, and the morons that sky sports news loves to interview, because they show up the rest of the toon army.

  • Dondatta13

    Jun 2, 2008 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #40

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