Eren Derdiyok Could Become Newcastle Player Soon

Finally some good news in the Sunday Sun that Newcastle are indeed after 20 year old impressive Swiss striker Eren Derdiyok.


Eren Derdiyok – 20 year old impressive Swiss Striker

The Sunday Sun today is reporting that Newcastle have indeed opened talks over a move for Swiss starlet 6’3″ Eren Derdiyok.

Newcastle management apparently first met with representatives of the 20-year-old FC Basel striker in London last week.

After positive mutual  discussions over the move, the next thing is for the Tyneside club to move in with a suitable offer, and hopefully capture the youngest player in the Euro 2008 championships. Eren just turned 20 on June 12th.

We know from previous comments from the player that he would be delighted to join Newcastle.

This is good news for Newcastle fans, because judging the comments on this site, most fans believe Eren would be a great buy for the club.

He certainly looked a great young player in the making during the Euro 2008 games.

Derdiyok parents are Turkish, and he is also said to be attracting interest from both Besiktas and Fenerbahce in Turkey.

But neither of these clubs are thought to be able to match the compensation package Newcastle can offer the youngster.

If we can capture  young Eren next week, before pre-training starts the following Monday, that would be an excellent start to our summer’s transfer business.

We think Eren could be a great buy for the club, and he’s certainly seems to want to come to play for the Magpies, and that’s always good.

Comments welcome.

66 comments so far


    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #1

    He did look quite handy in the euros like! i think he was really good with the ball at his feet! good example was in that match when it was pissing it down & he played one of the best balls of the match for a goal! if he can play passes like that in monsoon conditions then hopefully he’ll be even better in the tropical climate of the north east! it would just be nice to see somebody come in! but only quality will do! he is a promising player but i’d rather have a player with more experience, Gomez,crouch or Guiza! but this lad would be a good buy!

  • iain

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #2

    perfect replacement for shola and smith, now all we need to do is hope viduka gets fit and stays fit or replace him with someone like crouch.

  • mr_flibbles

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Second time you posted this article Ed . He is not a great player and nobody can say he will become a great player. From what i have seen he is more likely to score than Alan Smith but then again anyone striker we buy would be.

    not too sure if we got him whether he will be used if owen and martins stay fit. If we are going to get a striker we better make it a really good one.

  • mozza

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #4

    @iain acording to the comical last week crouch has said he has no interest in coming to the toon, that said i dont believe a word anyone at that paper writes

  • Marc Hottiger

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Would be a terrific signing

  • T.O.Mag

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #6

    great signing! looked better than Gomis at the euros and half the cost

  • Ross G

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #7

    i was right (check few days back), i have more news too

  • sas

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #8

    His goalscoring record in a very poor league is very poor indeed.

  • Matthew

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #9

    A bright young player who can come into the squad and offer more than an awful Alan Smith while being on half the wages and have the hunger to improve.

    Our strikeforce showed at the end of last season that they’re more than good enough, Viduka’s injury record is the only worry but if Keegan still has faith in him then we’ve got no choice but to go with his judgement.

    Finding a player capable of supplying our strikeforce should be his next priority.

  • Matt

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Long Term Replacement For Viduka, Tall, Strong Target man, good control, and a quick mind

    Showed most of these glimpses of quality at Euro 08

    could prove a great buy indeed

  • dcbashore

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Don’t forget Roque Santa Cruz had a poor goalscoring record at Bayern, sas, and look what he did last year.

    I think this would be a good signing, particularly since he seems to play better with better players (see his Swiss performances compared to club). Would be a great fit and could learn a bit from Viduka (hopefully more about football and less about eating all the pies).

  • Mac

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Better than Shola,Smith and Carrol. Get him in looks handy good first touch knows where the goal is and wants to play

  • micepie

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Just a hypothesis but this would be a great threesome to get for not too much wonga:

    Derdiyok (6M)
    SWP (8M?)
    Bullard (5M?)

    Something like that and only letting Amoebi go might mean we’d just need a couple of defenders and a couple more youngsters. Ummm…okay so I wasted 5 minutes of my Sunday on this post but so what!

  • Danny D

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #14

    @ Ross G

    Tell us!! 😀

  • Pete

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Sunday Sun is reporting.. need I say more. That said, I think most supporters are so starved for a signing they’d take just about anybody right about now… Who knows if he’s quality, can’t say I did more than barely notice this guy.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Ross G, whats your other news?

    Im reay excited by Derdiyok, he looked really good in the euros with his invention up top, kinda like Viduka.

    It seems like a lot of fans are sill expecting trophy signings, we are a mid table club and trophy signings would do us no good even if we werent. Rant over.

    Bring on the Yok 🙂

  • Gareth

    Jun 29, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #17

    SAS, au contraire there is nothing wrong with his goalscoring record. 10 goals in 36 last season is not bad when you consider that he must’ve been sub quite often (av. 53 mins per game – cheers wiki!) That works out equivalent to 10 goals in 21 equivalent full matches – 1 in 2, not bad, especially as it must be harder to make an impression off the bench.
    Plus, he can only continue to improve. I thought he looked handy, would be a good (and realistic) signing.

  • Matthew

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Look on his wiki page at the bottom for how he performed in 07/08 under All-time performance.

    It tells you how many appearances he made, how many minutes he played, how many minutes on average he played, his goals and assists.

    Quite impressive even if it is a weaker league when you remember he was 19 when their season finished.

  • xfer

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Hottiger? Haha…

    Would be a good signing. Like what i seen of him so far.

  • Matthew

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #20

    The funny thing is Tom Toon is that people slated Shepherd for those trophy signings yet are complaining that we won’t be signing any now!

  • ScottyT

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #21

    i dont like how some people are sayin mid table therefore cant get qulity players. if thts the ambition of fans and ashley then we aint gonna go anywhere. atm yh we are a midtable team im not dillusional we aint gd enough for top half atm. but if we are 2 improve we need ambition man!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Matthew – Im not complaining, i dont want trophy signings! I’m saying many fans seems to be expecting them!

  • Faustino

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Check Andy Cole’s stats at Bristol and Arsenal before KK signed him.

  • Hadrian

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #24

    those of you saying he’s not a great player , what are you basing this off exactly ?
    from what ive read he’s done really well at his club for his age , and they have also turned out some great players these past few years .
    his goal against england was really well taken , and i thought he did well in an average swiss team this tourny .
    he has the added benefit of age on his side , and he’s already came out and singled newcastle out as a club he’d like to join ,
    thats alot to work with imo 🙂 exited by this signing , may turn out tobe a dark horse i reckon , we love a bit of commitment up these parts and the lads already done that without even being on the books .

  • Spyro

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #25

    goal ratios are merely one of many INDICATORS of a strikers quality , and not a very reliable one at that, look to HOW the striker plays and that is the best way to judge how suitable they are for this league.

  • Spyro

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #26

    100% agree hadrian

  • Gareth

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #27

    After further wiki cnformation I shall add that at 20yrs old, Alan Shearer’s goal record was 8 goals in 50 appearances. So don’t jump to quick judgements on scoring records!

  • Hadrian

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #28

    i dont know what a trophy signing is exactly , could someone point one out tome that newcastle have bought ?

  • Danish_Magpie

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #29

    He gets a thumbs up from me too. Sign him up, and our strikeforce is set.

  • Danish_Magpie

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #30

    Hadrian: Perfect example of trophy signing = Owen. It’s not that I don’t like him, but throwing heaps of money at one player with a big name instead of strengthening the team where needed and in depth etc, that is a trophy signing.

  • Ally

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Do you not think ultimately though spyro a striker is judged on by how many goals they score

  • Spyro

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #32

    i think they are ultimately judged on how many goals they score, but thats only once they are in the premier league

  • craig chisholm

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Garath man, i agree with the way you check the stats out. stats dont tell lies, whether its in footy or any walk of life. Stats tell us everything, If this kid is averaging a goal every other game at his young age he is well worth a serious look at.

  • normski1930z

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #34

    i sometimes ppl on here rant and rave on about stats but the thing is they are normally stats from another league which doesnt really mean anything cos lets face it the premier league is probably the quickest in the world and its a case of can the player adapt to it. having sed that this kid looks at best average so im not so sure. just my opinion.

  • Jim

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #35

    Forget the 70’s soundtrack but here’s a taster of
    Eren Derdiyok.

  • Hadji

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Even some of the football top players didnt have the same talent at Derdiyok’s age.Just look at Drogba or Toni,they developed really late.

  • 51times

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Danish_Magpie – A better example would be Kluivert.

  • Hadrian

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #38

    Owen was englands goldenboy , one of the highest international strikers of all time , clynical finisher , bought from the biggest club in the world where he still held a 1 goal in 2 game ratio .

    owen’s had his worst luck with injurys AFTER he came to the toon .
    no way in hell was he a trophy signing , just an ambitious one , that we needed aswell , dont forget he was to replace big al

  • mozza

    Jun 29, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #39

    @51times agree

  • scottish mag

    Jun 29, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #40

    finally some good news

    wot i like about ths kid is that he has pace, strength, skill and he actually attacks crosses with his head which is something i feel we have missed since shearer retired as owen although he does score with his head he isnt the tallest and cant really challenge the big cb’s, and oba doesnt chalenge for headers in the box very often, he waits to mop up after


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