Newcastle After Swiss Star Gokhan Inler

It’s being reported in some Swiss newspapers today that Newcastle United have a definite interest in Gokhan Inler.


Gokhan Inler – 24 year old Swiss midfielder

Inler is a Swiss midfielder of Turkish origin, who currently plays for Udinese Calcio in the Italian Serie A league.

There is news coming from one of our readers in Switzerland, that Newcastle’s Football Director Denis Wise has already met with the Swiss star, and today there are a number of Swiss newspapers who are also reporting the story.

The fee is said to be around 10M euros – which is around £7.9M, and Newcastle are reported to be willing to pay the 24 year-old 3.5M euros per year, which is around £2.7M, (£53K/week).

That seems a big fee and big wages for a player not very well known.

His club will let him go because he is said to have a 10M euro release clause in his contract.

Gokhan, who was born in  Olten, Switzerland, is just under 6 ft tall, and is a member of the Swiss national team.

He made his debut for his country in September, 2006, in an international friendly against Venezuela in Basel.

If this story is true, it seems a lot of money to pay for a player who is young and unproven in the Premier league.

Playing career:

Years 	Club 	          App   Goals 

2004-2005  FC Basel           0    0
2005–2006  FC Aarau          25    3
2006–2007  FC Zurich         52    3
2007– 	  Udinese Calcio    32    3

2006       Switzerland       15    1

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Hes an awesome dm, very steadying influence in the centre of the park and can spread play and break up attscks well.

    Been endorsing him as a dm option for a while now.

  • Pete

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Jonas Gutierrez has signed

    known as spiderman

  • aaron d

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Just signed Jonas Gutierrez from Mallorca, anyone know anything about him? he’s an argentina international so i guess he must be pretty good.

  • true toon

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #4

    haha this is our new signing!!


    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #5

    off topic!
    WE FINALLY HAVE OUR NEW SIGNING!,,10278~1337343,00.html


    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #6
  • ToonKing

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #7

    at least we have a proper right winger.

    as far as i know he plays on the left too, at least i’ve seen him play there for Argentina.

  • mozza

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #8

    tom toon whats this Jonas Gutierrez like

  • Big Eazy

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Tom Toon- Do you know anything about him?

  • dougnufc

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Finally a signing, anyone know if he is good or not?

  • normski1930z

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #11

    well nobody even mentioned this guy….bit of a bolt out of the blue…

  • ToonKing

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #12

    by the way didn’t KK say he doesn’t want south american players ?? rofl what a masterstroke, press was made look like a complete idiots today…..which off course they are.

  • sas

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Maybe we’ll get a break from all this bullsh!t “Newcastle after x”, “Are Newcastle after x?” “Newcastle linked with x” we’ve had to endure all summer here. This fella wasn’t on the radar. The hacks never picked up on it. We found out once the lad was signed. Fair play to the club for keeping it under wraps. And shame on Craig and the rest for the doom mongering going on since the end of the summer.

  • Leo

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #14

    i would say yes to inler but looking at how we signed Jonas Gutierrez from nowhere i will be deciding to enjoy the rumours but not believe them until the signing is announced…

    how cunning of newcaslte united

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 2, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #15

    At last a signing, £5 million ish reported, the press had no idea 🙂 and your website crashed for the first time in ages Ed 🙂

  • KKK

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Excellent stuff! I haven’t been commenting for a while on this blog because i was sick of constant speculation from the media and no solid evidence on what players we are after. Just have to laugh at the press who are always second guessing our potential targets. They where completely off the mark with this one. Shows how well we have been covering our tracks since what happened with Modric. Don’t know much about this guy but im sure he is quality unless Kev wouldn’t have signed him.

    I hope this doesn’t leave the door open for Milner to leave as im sure speculation will heighten with signing another right winger. I for one would prefer Duff to go.

  • Hadji

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Jonas is definetly a type of player we all want.He could play on 3 positions LW,CM,AM.
    Excelent with the ball,great heading abilities,hold up player and excellen passer.
    MAybe needs little polishing on his long range shots but i dont think that is in some way disadvantage of his abilities.
    I’ve watched him several times last season,and i was really impressed with his crossing and work rate.I’ve never seen him injured which is also a great thing and has a stamina to run at least 80 min without showing any signs of tiredness at all.

  • Leo

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #18

    milner will not be leaving i would put my xbox on it haha

  • xfer

    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Site been crashing.

    Is there more info on Jonas?

  • Davies

    Jul 2, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Glad you’re back up and running Ed, it’s been a while since that happened.

    Don’t know much about this lad, but I put a lot of faith in players Keegan chooses. He knows exactly what he wants and who can give it to him. As far as I’m concerned all of our signings are going to be sound this season.

    On a slightly hypocritical note, has anybody seen the article saying Bolton don’t want Barton?

    How dare they?

    We took Fat Sham off their hands. Taking the Jailbird is the least they could do in return!!!

  • Faustino

    Jul 2, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Oy Ed…. we’ve been on this site every day for eternity and the second somehting happens it crashes!!!! Get the band width sorted!!! 🙂

    Will post here as it won’t let me on any of the more recent pages – it’s a good day in toon!


    Jul 3, 2008 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #22

    Unfortunately INLER has already given newcastle a “NO” 🙁

  • onur

    Jul 3, 2008 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #23

    Turkish televisions said gökhan selected serie a best player last year and he is really good player newcastle is lucky why newcastle don’t buy jem karacan he is half turkish born in england or dortmund player nuri ÅŸahin he is half german half turkish they are midfield players jem played turkish u21 national team and nuri when he was 17 played in turkish national team they are good players but gökhan is also good player


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