Fenerbahce Have Bid Accepted For Eren Derdiyok

The young 20 year-old Switzerland international striker Eren Derdiyok has been linked with a number of clubs during the summer.


Eren Derdiyok – only just turned 20

One of them of course has been Newcastle United and we’ve been linked with him ever since he said last April that he would like to join Newcastle United, so he could play alongside the great Michael Owen.

His family is of Turkish origin. and Fenerbahce have always been linked with the player, and there is news today that the Turkish club may have put in a bid for him.

Indeed the Turkish paper Milliyet reports that a transfer fee has in fact been accepted with his Swiss club FC Basel, and now the Luis Aragones managed side are allowed to negotiate personal terms with the player,

Although only 20 years old, Derdiyok has a great record of 14 goals in just 12 games for the Swiss U19 and U21 sides, and he received his first full cap against England at Wembley this February, and scored his first goal for his country in that game.

He also  become the youngest player at the Euro2008 tournament, and looked more than decent in the 3 games he played.

So he seems to fit the profile of players Newcastle would like to sign this summer, since he’s young and more than promising, and seemingly would be only too pleased to join Newcastle.

At 6ft 3in Derdiyok is a powerful striker, who can also play at center-back if needed. He started his career with the Swiss club BSC Old Boys, at the beginning of the 2005/06 season.

He scored 10 goals in just 18 appearances for BSC Old Boys, and FC Basel snapped him up in 2006 at the young age of 18.

The youngster could be a smart buy for the Tyneside club, and we understand Basel wanted £6M for the player some weeks ago, and Newcastle were willing to offer £3M.  However, we think that figure of £6M will surely have come down since then.

If we want the lad, we’ll need to put in a bid for him quickly, or else he’ll be gone, but whether or not Kevin really wants the player -we really have no idea.

However, we do think he would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle, if we can ge him for around £3M-£4M.

Comments welcome.

67 comments so far

  • geordiegraham

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #1

    theres another player we hav lost. im so frustrated

  • JOeT

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #2

    well we need a striker and he seems to fit the bill! Get a move on boys

  • Micky Toon

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Geordiegraham, don’t be so negative, man. We don’t know the club are interested in him, if we aren’t and haven’t put a bid in, then how can we have lost him?
    Even if we are bidding, there’s nothing to say he won’t come to NUFC.

  • brownrob

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Well news of this might mean the Toon buck their ideas up and put in an improved bid!

  • HalftimeBovril

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Surely we would put a bid in for this lad. Looks a good prospect and ticks all the right boxes with regards to the new transfer policy. (Age, fee, wages)

    Viduka will probably miss the start of the season, and obviously poor Oba could be away for a while which leaves us Owen, Shola, Carrol & dare I say Smith.

    Been pretty patient so far but with only 3 weeks to go the recruitment team need to start earning their pay-packets

  • richard

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #6

    so striker wise thats 19 year old N’Gog go to liverpool yesterday for £1.5 million and now another possible young tall striker that we could be missing out on!!

  • Spyro

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #7

    would be a decent buy for around 5mill, great future prospect and already a good player

  • geordiegraham

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #8

    its just annoyin seein players signin for clubs wen we arent. hope we make some progress soon

  • chuck

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Rather have Ameobi, think he is a better player.
    You know I just fail to understand why the Toon faithfull suddenly turned against him.
    Local lad, played thru injuries and since his post op. has had few oportunities to show what he can do.
    He reminded me of Tino same style, think he still has plenty of potential.
    Although would`nt be surprised if the lad was`nt depressed by his lack of oportunities plus the negative vibes from people who formerly cheered him.
    Dont get it !


    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Wanted Footballers: Player must have own suit, age 20-24 preferred, wages negotiable, fee not excessive. Please send CV plus video clips to D.Wise Newcastle!

    Think im going to need councelling..any way keegan keegan keegan!

  • Spyro

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Derdiyok is much better than Ameobi for me, i have never rated Ameobi

  • furrygiblets

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Chuck, either you’re a Mackem or you haven’t a clue what you are talking about.

  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #13

    its pretty pathetic how everytime players we are interested look like they r signing for another club, everyone keeps saying ‘we havent lost out, we were probly never interested anyway’ ffs ppl face it, we have a tight arse owner and probly a lot of the players we have been linked with, we probly have been interested in but were too tight to get the deal done

  • maltese geordie

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #14

    i dont want to say this but if we dont buy any players relegation battle we end up with and championship we go


    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #15

    I cant see why we were after him (if we were)

    Smith (Will stay)
    Ameobi (Will Stay)

    Not to mention all the young strikers we have, I dont think we will sign another Striker this year another central midfield player, a Centre half and another left back.

  • Spyro

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #16

    Geordie Nick, the thing is, no one knows who we really are interested in apart from the the NUFC staff. You cant just assume your right and others are wrong.

  • hitman

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #17

    WHEN WILL THIS MADNESS END.another player missed out on someone plz tell me what wise job is..

  • Spyro

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #18

    Wise’ job is to bring in youth players i think. Players like Spear etc. I dont think his job has anything to do with the first team so i dont know why people on here give him so much flak.

  • Ross G

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #19

    doesnt matter if we r or not interested its still a loss, and if it is cos we wont stump up 6m for the boy then we deserve to lose. I dnt care wot some may say even though Ashley has the right future plan he is ruining our club gradually with this huge reduction, i can see KK leaving or maybe Wise. Its stupid knowone wants to come of the calibre we need and the ones that do we wait to late and lose out or we offer them half the salary they were already on. E.g. Aimar if we cdnt offer him more than £60k then why go in for him. Poor Mike Scruge Ashley needs to take a leaf, if i dare say it Niall Quinns book at least he is backing roy. There idea to get 4 players familar with each-other and the prem is very good business. I think as i said before we shud do that to the financially low Valencia if we can actually spend something. The likes of Albiol, Del Horno, Fernandes, Zigic, and Banega are all available


    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #20

    I know no-one agrees but I’d rather let Smith play in his proper position as CF not DM or RM and spend whatever funds elsewhere – defence and CM especially.

    chuck – you’ve obviously never seen Ameobi play in the flesh. I’d pick Carroll ahead of him every time.

  • Angryman the Angry Fan

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #21


    Re:Chuck. Arent they one and the same

    Mackem(ma-kem)=Someone who doesnt know what they are talking about!!!

  • Hadji

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #22

    Blood is not water,i think Inler is next for Fener.

  • Hadji

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #23

    Shearer should be our next chairman


    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #24

    Chuck i agree some of the stuff thrown at Ameobi is ridiculous, He has made some really good contributions over the years

    Scored the goal that got us a UEFA Cup place at Anfield under Bobby, Scored in the majority of goals that got us an Intertoto place under roeder and then 2 goals in the final, Scored in the Nou camp and 2 against Leverkusen in the Champions league and some really vital UEFA Cup goals 2 against Valerenga, Sochaux and Basle, 2 goals against the mackems and has everbody forgot how he played through the pain barrier for 6 months for his hometown club.

  • Angryman the Angry Fan

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #25

    With all due respect mate, If Wise is just here to sign up juniors…..Why on earth has he been made a Director of our football club???

    Surely, someone from the achademy has a keen eye!! Otherwise why do we employ them?

    The reason why people give Wise so much stick is he hasnt actually got a Major Function at the club, he hasnt done anything major since he came, yet he is a bleeding Director!!

    If he hasnt got anything to do with signing first team players WHY was Keegan made to give him a list of requirements?? That came from the Horses mouth matey!!

    Perhaps a re-think on your post??

  • Angryman the Angry Fan

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #26

    CRAIGG, I have said on this board on many many occasions, there is no room for sentiment in this game!!

    Ameobi is simply not good enough!!
    He is Lazy, he cant head a ball my 4 year old daughter has a harder shot than him, the ark royal turns quicker than him and my Nanna has more pace than him when going to get her pension!! She can shift!!

    He has rattled on for 4-5 years that he can fill Als Boots….what with, sand?? lead??

    The lad isnt good enough, Thanks Shola for your obvious love for the club, but time to move out. We have 4 strikers better than you and hopefully a new one on the way!!!!!!!!!!

  • bigpeaovtheweab

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #27

    i agree amiobi has been givin a realy ruff ride off the geordies hes probly only 1 ov a few that actualy trys his heart out unlike some of the higher paid flops and hes a local lad hes newcastle till he dies and all them goals that he scored to contribute must mean something ….surely

  • Winn

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Angryman the Angry Fan // Jul 25, 2008 at 12:01


  • Ross

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #29

    chuck-the comment regarding ameobi being good/similar to tino is surely a joke.
    if not then no offence mate but i wonder what football team you’ve actually been watching,lol.

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Shola did OK in the past but recently he’s been given opportunities but has not taken them.

    £2-4 million for him and no one has snapped him up yet speaks volumes when we have Owen £17 mill and Oba £10? million. Good strikers rarely come cheap.

  • Hadji

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Spyro……..Blue Dragon or Comodo
    I think Blue Dragon will be better cos your nick comes out in blue.

  • Micky Toon

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Does anyone really know anything about this player. I’m not interested in what he’s like on Football Fantasy Manager or what his wiki page says. Has anyone actually seen him play on a regular basis? If not then why are you so gutted about not signing him. He might be the biggest load of rubbish since Paul Stimpson.

  • derekm

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Ashley bought NUFC when it was in fact in serious danger of collapse due to freddie shepherd – he has saved the club with around 80 million of his own money. Surely he is right to be careful when in the short time he has been involved with the club he has seen just how much money had been wasted on very average players, allardyce’s back room cronies and ridiculous wages? If Arsenal can have relative success with a 62000 stadium and a wage cap of £80,000, a dedicated youth recruitment policy ( how many of arsenal’s now top stars have come through their ranks ) then their model must make more sense than what has transpired in the past.

  • S Mogg

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Who the feck is Paul Stimpson, you daft beggar???

    😀 😀 😀

  • chuck

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #35

    Because I havent joined the crowd beying for Ameobi`s head I must be a know nothing, must be a mackem etc. Thanks !
    If you care to read some of the above, not every one disagrees with me.
    Look , whats stated by fans in this blog are opinions about both players, management and clubs, thats what its about.
    Not personal insults , why ? cause its juvenile and boreing.

  • Micky Toon

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #36

    S Mogg. Ha ha. You’re right, I got the name wrong Of course I meant to say Alex Mathie. 😉


    I really thought there was a bag of crap who player for us in the late 90’s called Paul Stimpson, but the only reference I can find of a Stimpson playing for NUFC was Mark Stimpson.

  • Walter

    Jul 25, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #37

    “Because I havent joined the crowd beying for Ameobi`s head I must be a know nothing, must be a mackem etc. Thanks !
    If you care to read some of the above, not every one disagrees with me.
    Look , whats stated by fans in this blog are opinions about both players, management and clubs, thats what its about.
    Not personal insults , why ? cause its juvenile and boreing.”

    What do you expect if you visit blog a site that is frequented in the main by half witted delinquents who have nothing better to do than to hang on to every rumour that Ed and the rest of the internet “presents” them.
    Its funny as, watching these people whipping themselves into a frenzy over players we have absolutely no chance of signing.

  • Taiwantoon

    Jul 25, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #38

    Why not consider his team mate Marco Streller? taller, cheaper and better goal scoring record.

  • HeronMag

    Jul 25, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Before anyone starts panicking about this there is no solid info we are even after Derdiyok.

    The two players we have signed were a complete surprise to me. Guthrie was only linked to us a week or so before he signed.

    If KK comes out and says he’s gutted we missed out then I’ll start worrying but until I know we’ve definitely been after him (as in the Woodgate and Modric cases) I’m not going to be too fussed.

  • HeronMag

    Jul 25, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Oh – Ameobi is pants.

    Good servant – bad player


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