Newcastle Pursue David Suazo – But Why?


There are reports today that Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Everton are interested in Inter Milan’s David Suazo, and may make a move for the 29 year-old, in the coming January transfer window.

David Suazo – 29 year-old Honduras striker

Why would Newcastle do that?

We have Michael Owen, Oba Martins, Shola Ameobi, Mark Viduka, and youngsters Andy Carroll and Xisco at the club as strikers, and it would appear the last thing we need is another striker, especially when transfer funds will be tight in January.

We need to strengthen at full back and in central midfield, and that should be Joe Kinnear’s priority, and we’re pretty sure it will be. However, depending on how much money Joe gets, he will want to bring in as many good players as he can, as long as they’re better than what we already have at the club.

David played for Cagliari 255 times with 95 goals from 1999-2007, before moving to Inter in 2007.

He is currently on loan at Benfica where he’s scored 4 goals in 6 games for the Portuguese club, and he’s played 42 times for his country, Honduras, with 14 goals.

Suazo’s father and agent Don Nico claimed that his son was still totally focused on Benfica:

“David is only interested in Benfica at the moment,” “It would be difficult for him to return to Inter after being treated so well in Portugal.”

“However, it will be a difficult fight for Benfica against the English and Italian teams, but David is a professional and it will be his decision.”

We know the contracts of Owen and Viduka run out in the summer, and this could be a move to protect against that eventuality, in case one or both of them decide to move on in January, or in the summer.

But as far as the squad goes, we’ll take reports that we are after strikers, with a large pinch of salt.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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76 comments so far

  • nightfall

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #1

    if owen, viduka, smith and carroll leave..i say get him!

    suazo, martins, shola, xisco, ranger – fine by me 🙂

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  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #2

    No point.

    Great player but exactly the same as Martins but 5 years older!

    I want him to stay at Benfica though 🙂

    We do need another striker as Carroll and Smith aren’t good enough. But I’d rather this place went to Ranger or Donaldson.

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  • Bill F (Original)

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Probably because he is a class or two above Shola and Viduka. But we won’t get him, pure poor speculation.

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  • Darling27

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Yet again what a load of tabloid rubbish!!! Obviously nothing to write about so lets make aload of tosh up about newcastle united W*****s!!!

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  • Darling27

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Two full backs and an attacking midfielder is what we need.

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  • clinta

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #6

    So… who reported this then? can’t see it happening if i’m honest just a case of the words ‘english cluns’ in an agents statement and the classic press putting 2 and 2 together.

    don’t really think we are or ever have been looking for 29 year old players currently, and hope we aren’t.

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  • Ian

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Selling Owen?

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  • Nick 69

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #8

    because apart from owen and martin and i suppose viduka when hes fit, all our stirkers are sh*te, and owen will orlby be gone next month so that wud leave us with 1 stiker and 1 who will be injured most of the time, shola is crap, smith is crap, carroll is crap

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  • dan

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #9

    Ranger and Donaldson should be left in the academy for the moment . They are top of the Academy Premier League and into the fourth round of the FA youth cup. The final is televised!
    Why break that up. They are alot more successful than the first team. Eight wins on the spin.!
    Donaldson, LuaLua, Samuel Ameobi and Ranger should be left for at least this season.

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  • Spyro

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Derbyshire would be a better option.

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  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Okay, first of all, will not get into speculating if there’s any truth in this BUT, Suazo in to NUFC-YES!

    I pretty sure that Owen will not be in Newcastle after January. Then the only EPL class striker is Oba.

    *Shola is plain shite
    *Viduka old & injured all the time
    *Smith cannot score unless he is standing in the goal with the ball (and emo will be also sold on january)
    *Carroll is even worse then Shola
    *Xisco seems to have zero chance of winning over Kinnear
    *Ranger is an option but cannot be relied on too much.

    Oba-Suazo partnership would be tempting (probably the fastest striking duo in the world)

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  • Bill F (Original)

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Spyro, why would we sign a whole county? 😉

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  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #13

    Derbyshire would be a good replacement for Owen.

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  • obafem1

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #14

    It’s a small world.

    I went to Uni with one of David Suazo’s Cousins. I’ll ask him if he’s spoken to him David about these rumours.

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  • Spyro

    Dec 10, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #15

    Babel wants to go out on loan, worth a try.

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  • Spyro

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #16

    He can play both wings and supporting striker.

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  • Michael

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #17

    I highly doubt Viduka will be offered a new contract so we will eventually need to buy a new target man.

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  • Thelongshanks

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #18

    We need ,am,lb and rb and if we get rid of butt we need a gud dm.

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  • Chris F

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #19

    he wants to go on loan back to holland.

    i know we’re pretty close by ferry and plane, but not actually quite in the country itself 😉

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  • Spyro

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #20

    bill f

    Just noticed your comment 😀

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  • Partizan

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Just sell Viduka,Smith and Ameobi,that should release around 160 000 from the wage cap.

    Thats enough to sign Owen on a new contract + still enough money left for 1 extra striker.
    Btw,does anyone know Owen’s demands for his new contract in terms of wages.How much does he want per week?

    Owen,Martins,Xisco,???. more than enough i think.

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  • AO

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #22

    I reckon kinnear should go for Arda Turan. I didnt know who he was before the Euros until tomtoon brought him to my attention. I now agree with tomtoon that he would be an excellent signing.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #23

    😆

    What an idiot you are, any of the regulars will remeber I said he was too slow for a winger and overpriced.

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  • Bill F (Original)

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #24

    If we do sign any new strikers (or players of any ilk) they are going to be (almost certainly) very cheap or loanees. Which would rule out a lot of our wish lists. Any one with sensible suggestions for JK.

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  • Dev

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Owen is pretty much gone, and those who still believe he will stay should wake up…he ISNT going to stay.

    Viduka is knackered, old and more injury prone than even Owen.

    Ameobi is shit…end of

    Carroll is not ready for Premier League and neither is Xisco.

    Alan Smith just isnt a striker, or a midfielder capable of even 15 goals a season.

    That leaves us with Oba Martins. Now considering all the above….u can understand young Oba being pissed off at being subbed every week. So don’t ban on him wanting to stay either.

    Not in the market for strikers? If we are not then we are really facing a fight to stay in the Prem.

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  • AO

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #26

    tomtoon- please tell me who it was raving about him then. I am sure the regulars like myself all remember the turkish fan coming on here and discussing his hopeful transfer with yourself.

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  • Bill F (Original)

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Apart from the obvious one of some one doing a Hancock to Joe and Mike. 🙂

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  • boater

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Macnoble… (deep breath) and cue my usual morning defense of Shola. You are talking kak. He isn’t plain s***e or else he wouldn’t have scored 49 goals for the club in the premiership and europe. He is the perfect UNDERSTUDY for any side. You are deluded if you think that we can bring in 1 in 2 ratio strikers at their peak and have them sit on the bench as 3rd or 4th options- even manure and Chelski can’t keep players happy that way.

    Also – where has all this anti-Carroll feeling come from? No one can guarantee he will be the Geordie Marco Van Basten but isn’t the idea of an academy which invests in the grooming players for years and then give them a shot or half a shot? Jaysus… he’s played about an hour and a half of 1st team football…. aye wiv seen enuff.. gan dae one coz ya a daftie n’ ya purely shi*e….

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Arda turan looked prety good to me at the euros and looked like he could play central with a decent defensive midfielder alongside him! Tomtoon you certainly have a keen eye for a player! Have you been on the phone to little dennis and JK to express your opinions for the january transfer window?

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  • Terry Mac's Crossword

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Tom_Toon or AO? Who’s best? There’s only one way to find out……FIIIIIGHT!

    Owen or Viduka out, Suazo in, happy days!

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  • Nick 69

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #31

    boater- he cudnt even do well in the championship never mind the prem, plus hes got an attitude and is a plain w*nker, he will be just like the rest of the stikers that come throught our youth-not good enough, i seem to remember a lot of stikers coming through our youth with all this promise chopra, paul robinson, paul brayson, paul dalglish, and even shola, none of them have ended up being even being anywhere near good enough, face it, our youth academy is sh*t and always has been, although its showing signs of improving a lot lately

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  • AO

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #32

    boater- you are wrong about shola. The perfect understudy can come in and do a job over a prolonged period if one of the first team regulars is injured.n Shola is not capable of this. He is a championship player at best.

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  • TheGoldfishBowl

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Ed, are you living in a dream world:- Accept it mate, Owen is GOING!!!!!

    It was like when it was clear we were going to struggle this season, you were still talking about top 6!!! Sometimes your optimism is just making you look stupid…

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  • TheGoldfishBowl

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #34

    For me, signing a pacey striker to replace Owen in Jan must be a priority

    May I suggest Suazo, Bellamy or Saviola…

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  • boater

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Nick69… true like any club we play the numbers game on the academy prospects.. but if you don’t give them opportunities at first team level when they come of age you may as well scrap the whole thing. We have NO patience as supporters… look at the way people are talking about Taylor now – having heralded him a year ago. It will be Lua lua and Ranger next… when people see they don’t score wonder goals in every game they will say something along the lines of ‘championship material’…. just a hunch like.

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #36

    To Boater…I was begining to feel alone in my feeling towards shola! Having watched him for may years I have always felt he has had the ability to do well for us! For a while he played very well under roeder. JK has given him self belief again and he has been very usefull for us this season. I would give him a two year deal. for me i would move heaven and earth to keep Owen (if he is willing to commit his future to the club).

    Keep

    Oba
    Owen
    Ameobi
    ( keep both Carrol & Ranger ; perhaps to go on loan in 2nd part of season)

    Out;

    Xisco (Jan – to raise funds and he has been horrific when he has played. Do we really have the time and paitence to see if he will develop in the next 1-2 seasons? In my opinion not. For 6 million we need a ready made player)

    Smith (Jan – purely to raise funds)

    Viduka (release him at the end of the season)

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #37

    suazo? yes please
    turan? yes please
    bulllard? yes please

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  • STS_TOON

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #38

    I’ve got a feeling that Jermaine Pennant is going to be one of our targets. Even though we do need a decent CM.

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #39

    sts toon if pennant is one of our targets i will be devastated, his rubbish, id rather have alan smith than that piece of s****

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Dec 10, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Saviola would be fantastic…But we are really living in a dreamland with pie in the sky like that!

    How i would love to see that litte welsh B@stard Bellamy back through the door at St. James 🙂 I absolutely loved Bellamy as a player! People will say he’s a horrible character but wouldnt that be the pot calling the kettle black when we have joey Barton at the club? I’m sure we could prize him away from West Ham too!

    Jimmy Bullard? Definately have him too! I don’t think the top four would be looking at him so we should have a great chance of signing him…

    Last but not least i would like to throw in my daily shout for us to sign Kevin Doyle….

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