Reports That Newcastle Back For Striker Derdiyok


The Swiss International Eren Derdiyok has been linked with Newcastle United since he said in late April, that he would just love to join Newcastle United so he could play alongside Newcastle captain Michael Owen.

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Derdiyok – let’s hope we can this player

The player, who is of Turkish origin but born in Basel, Switzerland, and only recently turned 20, was linked with Turkish side Fenerbehce just over a week ago.

We understand that a transfer fee had been accepted by his Swiss club FC Basel, and that Fenerbahce were allowed to negotiate personal terms with the player.

However, we’ve heard nothing since and that deal is reported to have fallen through, and there’s no mention of the player at all on the official Fenerbehce site.

His continued availability is probably why Newcastle are again interested.

It may also be because of the appalling form of strikers Smith and Ameobi in pre-season games, that is forcing Keegan to bring in another striker.

Keegan and Newcastle were initially put off by the £6M fee, and were willing to offer £3M, but it would be interesting to understand what fee Basel accepted from Fenerbehce.

It looks like Keegan is considering moving back in with reports of a £5M offer in the offing, in an attempt to get this impressive young striker on Tyneside.

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

He has played 44 times for his home town club Basel, with 11 goals and stands an impressive 6’3″ tall.

As we have reported a number of times he went on to become the youngest player at the Euro2008 tournament this summer, and looked a very good youngster in the 3 games he appeared in.

We think this boy would be a great signing for us, and it seems he would be only too willing to come, which is also a good sign.

What’s another £1M or £2M to get a player in like this?

Of course once we got him, we could also sell Alan Smith at the best price we could get for him, and maybe even get Eren’s transfer fee back in the deal.

Good deal – if we can do it.

Comments welcome.



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100 comments so far

  • toon1978

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #1

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS PLEEEEEEAAAAASSSSSSEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

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  • robertsa

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #2

    im gunna be bold and say get him in january.
    simply cos kev said he wants two more players. collocini looks likely and id have burdisso.

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  • toonarmy1

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #3

    hope its true

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  • dougnufc

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #4

    He assisted all of the Swiss goals in Euro

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  • nick

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #5

    quality signing.

    ive been saying for a few weeks that if we signed coloccini, derdyok and inler we’d be set for the season.

    could be coming true 🙂

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  • dougnufc

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #6

    If King Kev gave me a chance to tell him 5 players that I want (realistically)

    I would want:

    -Larsson
    -Inler
    -Colocinni
    -Warnock
    -Derdiyok

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  • Ed Harrison

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Nick – agree – that would be great – but it looks unlikely for Inler – but you never know.

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  • toon1978

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Get him now along with Colocinni,Burdisso, and we should have a sneaky little go at Veloso just to get the blood rushing for the coming season. CMON Ashley you can do this break the bank,get the players,get us into europe then you will see the money.

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  • Tom from Aus

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Would be a very good signing for us and a possible replacement for dukes.

    And our other swiss target gokhan inler is apparently not for sale.

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  • toon1978

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Well im at work, the buzzer has went, bate time over, back on the workshop floor bugger. Will be keeping a sneaky eye for news to come through every so often hehe.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m with you Doug!..
    …I’d also add Torosidis!..

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  • Tom

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #12

    As I said on a previous blog, signing this guy would be excellent, just the sort of player we need; he can link with our little quick strikers, and also get on the ends of the crosses Jonas will be whipping in!

    Kev, get him in!

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  • jettson

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #13

    would be a great signing, young, keen, eager wants to pull on the black & white shirt!!! all the ingredients u need with KK as the man to get the best out of him, remember Rob Lee!!?? much better prospect than smith and ameobi, both of whom have no quality! best shot of both asap!! then lets get a CREATIVE midfielder, someone who wil create and get you 8-10 goals a season, but who???? c’mon the toon, only another 3-4 signings from getting close to where we should be!!

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  • Mac

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #14

    dougnufc You read my mind mate they are the 5 players i would have and they wouldn’t cost the world. I’d say about 25 million for the lot.
    Sell Smith and Ameobi for about 4 million Duff for 3 and cappaca for about 1, in my books that about 8 million off the price/ Ashley stumps up 18 million of his own money, Then watch us fly up the table

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  • Matt

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #15

    From a dodgy source it has to be said.

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  • John B

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Yes we need someone like him desparately.

    Would be the perfect foil for owen / oba. Would mean no more smith or shola which is a must.

    I would go as far to say that we will not win 1 game this season with either smith or (L)ameobi up front.

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  • Ericles

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Another media rumour and therefore groundless.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #18

    If nothing else, last nights game re-inforces the fact that we neeed a ACM before any other signings..!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #19

    (L)ameobi.. 😀
    …Nice one JohnB

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Aye B&W Blood!..BANG ON!..

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  • domtoon

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #21

    Come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn sign him please. He looked class at the Euros for a 20yr old at 6″3 will be the ideal replacement (in time) for the seemingly permenantly crocked Viduka.

    Not to mention the fact that Smith and Ameobi are just simply not good enough.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Give ameobi & smith to Darlo!.. 😀

    …No, in fact, LOAN them to Darlo!.. 😀 😀

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  • joel

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #23

    can anyone get an article about this player

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  • azim

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #24

    hey guys we are now linking with skjelberd

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  • figsdad

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #25

    inler in talks with arsenal so there is no way he will come to us..

    Skjelbred
    blackburn spurs and villa all want him

    so i doubt he will come either..

    ohhh news in..

    Tranquillo Barnetta been linked with boro but we are keen as well.

    http://www.premiershiplatest.com/news/middlesbrough-swoop-swiss-international–5512645.html

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #26
  • Shearer#1

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Not sure he’s that good. i think we need a proven goalscorer, someone who will score 15-20 prem goals straight away, maybe I’m being too optimistic but I’d like Hunterlaar or Mario Gomez.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Derdiyok does look pretty good Shearer…
    He scored a great goal v england last season for eg…Looks a good link up player too!..

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  • Tom

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #29

    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Football/Premier+League/Newcastle+United

    Theres the link to the newcastle news now page! 🙂

    Gomez looked like a rabbit in the headlights at the Euros Shearer, and no way Huntelaar will come to NUFC! Derdiyok would be an excellent signing!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #30

    I thought magpies swooped & smoggies infected?.. 😀 …Re: the above link!..

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  • domtoon

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Oi punkskunk, I was born in Darlo!!!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #32

    domtoon, i grew up there…eeek!.. 😀

    …Still consider them my ‘grass roots’ team mate!..At least they play in B&W!..

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  • valle

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Skjelbred is a NUFC fan and has said that we are his dream destination… Forget Barca and Real, NUFC are in da house

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  • Tom

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #34

    Surely Skelbred and Derdiyok are ideal signings, as they actually WANT to play for the club!!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Aye Tom!..

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  • Spyro

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #36

    If the Coloccini deal is wrapped up today i would like to see Warnock & Skjelbred follow him in. Then i will be content with what we have signed.

    Gutierrez looked the part yesterday, will be much better once we have our proper strikers in. Guthrie was ok, made a couple of really good passes.

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  • dacvid toon

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #37

    news from norway is that newcastle are after making an enquiry into buying skjelbred.not a bad player.really full of energy and he,s a newcastle fan to boost.hope we get colo in today.its dragging out too long for my liking.derdyok seems like a good signing.especially after suffering through that game lastnight.smith and ameobi were awful.thought duff did really well when he came on.

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  • Bucks_mag

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #38

    didn’t think derdiyok looked that special tbh

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  • valle

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Guys i dont think Skjelbred would be the AM KK wants for the first team, he would be one of those for the future that KK talked about bringing in, in addition to the 3 first teamers he wanted… With De La Red ruling himself out, it seems our AM target will be Källström.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 2, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Looks a good player to me..hope we can wrap some of these up pronto.

    Happy days : )

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