Newcastle Still Have Big Interest In Mario Gomez

Mario Gomez, the 22-year-old Stuttgart forward has already attracted Newcastle United, but we wonder why the club have made no formal offer for the player yet.


Mario Gomez – Newcastle maintain their interest in big German striker

In the 9 caps he already has for Germany he has scored 6 goals and in the 89 games he’s placed for his club team Stuttgart, he’s scored an amazing 39 goals.

So goal-scoring seems to come easy to this 6’3” German, who has represented his country at every level from U17. His father is Spanish and his mother is German, which explains his name.

His nickname of ‘Mr Reliable’ is due to his consistency in scoring goals, and the youngster is drawing interest from a few of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Gomez could well partner Klose up front for the Germans in Euro 2008, due to start this Saturday, and after a prolific season in the German Bundesliga last year, he could prove to be one of the stars of the tournament.

But that’s our point.

If the 2007 German Player of Year is a star in the upcoming Euro 2008 tournament, then there will be many more clubs after him, who are currently better placed than Newcastle to secure the player.

If he has a poor or average tournament, then we’d have a chance to sign him, but then would we want to?

That’s the difficulty Newcastle face right now, since we again finished in the bottom half of the Premier league, for the second season running, and we cannot offer European football to these top players we want and need.

We’ll just have to bring in the very best talent we can this summer, but we think our best chance is to go in early for players and not to wait, when everybody else will be looking for the same players.

Comments welcome.

59 comments so far

  • Dondatta13

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Seems like a good player, Arsenal have supposedly watched him a few times and I believe he would cost about £10-£12 Million

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #2

    where did you hear this ed mate?

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    dondatta, try adding 10 on top of that

  • Where are the signings?

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed has not heard this from anywhere, this story has been recycled to fill up space.

  • Graeme

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #5

    If KK isnt looking for a stiker, he damn well should be with both Oba and Viduka out for some time. Would this guy be any better than say Gomis or Eto’o?? How much is he going to cost??

  • Ian

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6

    Lets just buy 11 strikers and be done with it!!!

    At last we have been linked with a scoring midfielder Olivier Kapo, 5 goals from 26 appearances (4 off the bench), which is better than any of our midfield players. We would only need two more!!!

  • Graeme

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Last I saw on this guy, they were talking in excess of £24 million for him!!!!!

  • Marat18

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Yeah, Ed where are quotes or some other confirmations that we are still interested?

    If he is available for 20 mill, than we have to snap him ASAP

    btw, he is in my fantasy team, but if there is any chance for us buying him, then I wish him a bad euro.

  • Where are the signings?

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #9

    lol I doubt Ashley will be willing to part ways with 20 million.

  • broon ale

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #10

    where does this story come from?

    If it is true! how do you know we havent made an approach for him?

    I doubt very much we would be so open with our transfer targerts considering what happened with the Modric Saga!

  • Where are the signings?

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #11

    You have to believe that the chances of us signing him are remote at best. We can’t attract a player of this quality due to the lack of european football and Ashleys unwillingness to loosen the pursestrings.

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #12

    Mike Ashley wont give KK the money to buy him cos he is a tight arse.

    He paid off all the clubs debts, yes, but the only reason he done that was to save paying a fortune in interest over ‘x’ amount of years. He wants to cap the wage budget and expect our best player to take a huge wage cut!

    MA is a tight arse who is only interested in making money out of NUFC and he couldent care less how small our squad is.

    We wont be signing any quality this summer unless Tight Ashley shares our views on “quality” players and puts his stumpy little fingers in his fat pocket. At this rate we wont be in Europe next season either

  • ToonKing

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #13

    no chance.

  • paul p

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #14

    to me now, we need at least 7 world quality players in. with oba now injured, we need someone with pace. so to me I would go for eto-o. We also need someone like gomis as well. Having watched this guy, I am very impressed with him. I dont think crouch is the answer in my opinion. If he was a decent turn, then he would not be leaving liverpool would he. If newcastle are looking to go anywhere, plus get us excited for the new season, we need players of eto-o’s standard in our club. plus season ticket renewels are due, so a couple of signings need to be made before the closing date, otherwise I think newcastle’s owners will be in for a shock. so to me this is what/who i would be going for. Richard Dunne, Andrea Barzoglia, Wayne Bridge, Samuel Eto-o, Arshavin, Van der Vaart, Diego, Ronaldinho, Gomis. Turan. He will need a midfielder to replace Nicky Butt shortly so might be worth having a bid for Anon also. I think with these type of players, we could push again for the top 5. With what we have got at the minute, we are a million miles away.

  • nitro

    Jun 2, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #15

    would be over the moon if he came but not gonna happen..just like arshavin or gonna stay realistic..wheres crouchy eh?=P

  • faustino

    Jun 2, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #16

    Ronaldeano….do you: 1. Think Owen is good enough to carry a team anymore or 2. think he’s worth 120k +

    If you think the answer to either is yes you need your head read. He’s an 80k a week player at best.

    I still don’t understand why anyone would think a man who offered 16-18mil for Modric is tight.

    Offloading Emre, Duff and reducing Owen’s wages would be genius, not ‘tight’.

  • Leo

    Jun 2, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #17

    you can tell today is going to be another day of discussing whether mike ashley is really a tight arse or not lol…

    mario gomez seems a great prospect he could be keegans ‘shearer esque signing’

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 2, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #18

    Faustino, i dont think any footballer in the world is worth 80 grand a week. Surgeons and doctors are because they save peoples lives.

    Footballers are on that kind of money nowadays and that is just the way it is. Owen was given that contract and we havent seen him earn it cos he has been injured. I reacon if Owen stayes fit, he will bang in over 20 goals for us next season, thats why we need to do everything we can to keep him. Owen is still capable of that, and if giving him 120 grand a week to do it, so be it. As for the other sick notes on big wages ie, Emre, Duff etc we should be looking at REPLACING them instead of selling them first imo

  • Marat18

    Jun 2, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #19

    Owen isn’t just an average player.
    he is making money for the club even when he is injured – shirt sales, increase in fan-base, club PR etc.
    that’s why he is paid more.
    As they say – you work for your name first, then your name works for you. And Owen’s name works for club too.

  • bessi

    Jun 2, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #20

    ToonKing-yes we have chance just pay the money… it will be good if we sign him

  • autibo

    Jun 2, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #21

    This is true!! Liverpool away, a pub round the corner from Anfield – me and my mates saw Mike Ashley in there drinking his own cans of Stella!! Says something about the guys financial mindset… 🙂

  • Luke

    Jun 2, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #22

    paul p, you’re a muppet.

    anyone else who thinks the stars of world football are going to sign for us also need a rethink. Eto, Ronaldinho, Van der Vart? Come on!?

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 2, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #23

    New title:

    Newcastle Still Have No Chance In Mario Gomez


    Jun 2, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #24

    I would love to see Super Mario “GOMEZ” in a Black and White shirt next season!! he is the right sort of player that Ashley and the club are looking for!! Quality young talent, strong and tall with a very high goal % buy ASAP!! but we wont!? as usual! IMO Ashley wont fork out the anitial £18-20Million for him!


    Jun 2, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #25

    I remember reading a couple of weeks ago that gomez wasn’t interested in signing for Man U or Chelsea, he wants regular football! we prob.. have no chance but if you dont ask you dont get!!!!

  • Dondatta13

    Jun 2, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #26

    Geordie Gerrard, theres no way he will go for £20 -£22 Million. He’s unproven. He’s only ever played his club football for Stuttgart’s amateur side as well as their first team over the last two seasons.

    He looks like the man to partner Klose at the Euro 2008 championship. If he does well in that compition I expect his price to max out at £15-£16 Million tops.

    Right now, if Arsenal put an offer in of £12 Million he would walk over hot coals to sign for them.

    IMHO lol 😉

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 2, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Stuttgart wont let him go under 20 mil, they want about 30 million for him, they released this with quotes in the press.

  • Dondatta13

    Jun 2, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #28

    I suppose only time will tell how much he goes for. But I would be very very surprised if that figure was agreed.

    I think players heads can be turned by a firm and reasonable offer to the club. I think £12 million now (or maybe 15-16 million if he has a good Euro 2008) is a reasonable offer. Yes, it may not be what the club want but player power is so high these days, i.e Ronaldo at Man USA “I will decide in the next 2-3 days where I will play my football”. Even thou Man USA dont want to sell.

    Look closer to home with our own Zog on the tyne. His head has been turned by the bright lights of London. We may not wish to sell but rather than have an unhappy player here if a reasonable offer came in …. he will leave.

    Nicholas Anelka has made a career out of this sort of thing lol He has made it an art form!

  • Barry Bumhead

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #29

    “If he does well in that compition I expect his price to max out at £15-£16 Million tops.”

    You are wrong, Geordie Gerrard and Tom Toon are right.
    You play too much Football Manager!

  • paul p

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #30

    Luke – The point I am getting mate is our squad aint good enough. end of. if we are to go anywhere we need quality players in. i am sick of watching turd week in week out season after season home and away. last season was a joke. alan smith, david rozenhal, joey barton, viduka on a free, faye, beye, out of all these, only bete is any good. we could have signed other players in the summer gone, but yet again, we have wasted money. I know as it stands that no big player wants to come and play for us, but with kk, you never no, but he has to be backed 1st. I hope ashley gives him the money, like rob lee said, back in the 90’s, kk had done all his deals by the end of may, he knew who he wanted etc, but now, its totally different. I hope ashley does let him deal with the team affairs and not leave it to wise and the other chroney. if that is the case, i think keegan would go. hopefully they will let kk get on with it, but who knows.

  • Dondatta13

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Barry Bumhead, can I borrow that crystal ball you have, I need it for the lotto numbers on Fridays Euro draw.

    The FACT is that nobody knows how much he will go for. As I said before time will tell.

    As for the comment “you play too much football manager”, I think you need to change the batteries on the crystal ball mate, its giving you false information. I dont play the game.

    I think you all need somesort of reality check to be honest, £20-£30 million for someone who has only played in the German Bundesliga for TWO seasons lol

    How much for Van der Vaart? £55-£60 Million?

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Could say the same for Messi.

    Messi has played less first team games than Gomez and he’d be around 80 mil.

    ‘you need a reality check’

    Tell that to Stuttgart’s general manager and suitors that have put bid in around that area.


    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Geremi IMO should also go he’s been one of our worst players with high wages GET RID!!!

    need to clear decks of the turd we have brought in over the years! clearing wages for a larger quality younger squad who have hunger! and ambition!!!

  • Dondatta13

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #34

    Now your just being silly, Messi has done it over and over on a bigger stage, Hes played for his national side for what seems like years now. Where as Mario Gomez is still trying to break into his national team.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #35

    Like? Champions league? So has Gomez.

    International level? So Has Gomez.
    Respective league? So has Gomez. (The Bundesliga is actually good)

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #36

    Trying o break it??

    Hes been first choice for Germany ever since he broke into it and scored 6 in 9 so far.

  • ToonRich

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #37

    I’ve noticed some people saying “how can we call MA a tight ar$e if he’s bidding £16mil”… IMO until that cash has actually brought the player to the club then it’s all just numbers printed on paper! What happened to the £25mil player we were promised before the end of the season??

  • Dondatta13

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #38

    For goodness sakes Tom Toon, THIS GUY IS NO MESSI lol, seriously, give yourself a shake man will you. Are you seriously saying that this kid is as good as Messi?

    And as for his national team, yes he is still trying to break into it. Klose is the main striker and its a toss up of Podolski or Mario Gomez.

    Podolski was Fifa’s young player of the last world cup. Mario Gomez is garenteed nothing.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #39

    When did i say he was as good as messi or even imply it.

  • paul p

    Jun 2, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #40

    has anyone seen this gomis play who we have recently been linked with?? He is supposed to be like the new drogba, but i have not seen alot of him to be fair. What I do know is if there are players we are after who are playing in the euro’s, their valuations will increase by 20%.


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