Good news today in the Daily Mirror, if it’s true, that Newcastle United will go after 20 year old Swiss striker Eren Derdiyok.
Eren Derdiyok – just turned 20 this month – would be excellent buy
Eren is the player who scored a great goal against England earlier this year for Switzerland, and looked a solid prospect during Euro 2008, where he looked like a top striker in the making.
Eren also said he wanted to join Newcastle so he could play alongside Michael Owen, so we may well be able to entice the player to Tyneside.
Newcastle had been watching Eren before the Euro 2008 tournament, and he looked a good player for one so young, and at 6’3″ he is a good physical player, big and strong, who can hold the ball up well, just what we need.
The 20-year-old was also said to be watched by Arsenal during the Euro 2008 tournament, but if Newcastle want him and move quickly, we should be able to get the deal done.
Eren was quoted in late April as saying:
â€œMy dream is to play with Michael Owen at Newcastle.”
So hopefully he still thinks that way.Â Â 😀
The Basle striker is rated around Â£6M by his club, which seems a bit high to us, but the player is very eager to move to the Premier League.
Eren’s played for Basle 39 times since 2006, and has scored 8 goals for his home town club.
If we really want this player, the club hopefully will move aggressively to capture him – this week.