The Sunday Sun are reporting today that Newcastle United are ready to make a move for Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh.
Marouane ChamakhÂ – is he good enough for Newcastle?
The Tonneins, France born Chamakh has spent his whole career at Bordeaux, and joined them back in 2002.
He has played 182 games for the French club and scored 42 goals, not particularly a good goals/game ratio for a striker, especially in the French League.
The Sunday Sun is reporting that he is ready for a new challenge and it is understood that Newcastle have already been in talks with the player.
Marouane turned 24 last January, and at 6’1″ is a target man who is good in the air, and he has a fair amount of experience having played for Morocco 30 times with 11 goals.
That presumably is the type of player we are after, who can fill in for Viduka, when he’s out injured, although we also have young Andy Carroll coming through quite well.
The Moroccan may be a good target man, but he seems hardly of the caliber we would expect Newcastle to be signing in the summer.
We think we can do better.