Newcastle Linked With John Arne Riise Again


Newcastle fans should take lots of the news stories in the papers this month with a large pinch of salt.

Having said that there is news in The Daily Mirror this morning that we are about to get John Arne Riise from Roma, on loan with a view to a potential £6M permanent move in the summer.

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John Arne Riise – linked again with loan move to Tyneside

This was news last year when Joe Kinnear made it known that he would like to bring Riise back to the Premier League, but since that time Riise has fought his way back into the Roma first team, and said himself that he wanted to stay in Rome and fight for his place.

The defender has hardly played well at Roma since joining from Liverpool last summer, and was recently voted one of the worst transfers of the season in the Italian Serie A.

We hope this lack of form on the part of Riise is that he is finding it difficult to settle in Italy, but he was hardly outstanding in his last season at Liverpool either, so Joe has to ensure that he sees in Riise the skills and desire he can still resurrect in the player.

But talk of a £6M deal seem ridiculous since he was bought by Roma for £4M last summer, and we’re sure they’d be happy to get their money back on the former Liverpool stalwart.

The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Kinnear is keen to take Riise on loan in January, with a £6m permanent deal to follow at the end of the season. The good news is that Newcastle can see how the performs through the rest of the season, and if he is disappointing we wouldn’t need to take him permanently in the summer, so it seems a fairly safe bet for the Tyneside club.

But we’re not sure if this is just a regurgitated story from a month or two ago, or whether something new is happening right now.

The 6’1″ defender played over 250 times at Liverpool, and has represented Norway 76 times, so he is chock full of experience, but the question is does the 28 year-old still have it in him to be a success in the Premier League.

Taking Riise on loan would seem to be a good deal for Newcastle in January.

What do you think?   Let us know.

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55 comments so far

  • Sydney_Toon

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Sydney_Toon

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #2

    id take him we need an experienced left back – just dont play him wen were playin chelsea in the uefa champions league semis

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  • Danish_Magpie

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Take him on loan with a view to a 3.5 million transfer. Let’s give him 6 months to show he is a good premier league left-back, because he has not been impressive for the past 2-3 years, on the other hand 28 is not too old and he has shown quality in the past

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  • craig chisholm

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #4

    great player without a doubt – and he has a great shot in him too, we need goals to come from all over as owne is going, at the minute we just dont have that. risse is also a winner and a model pro. the more winners we get in the dressing room the more theat winning mentality will grow too. i say good deal. i dont think he will come though – you never know though.

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  • valle

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Well, if we get some of the players we are linked with, i would be satisfied.

    Riise
    Onouha

    Diop

    Bent

    Lets wait and see

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  • StevieA

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Players do not suddenly bad players.

    If we nurture him and appreciate him. Give him a chance to prove himself and be a first team player again then he could be the 2nd biggest bargain of the season. Maybe Lovenkrads is part of the reason Riise wants to come who knows?

    Well it’s on the nufc.com site and they don’t usually report something unless something is in it so I would believe it.

    Sign for us Riise! Prove Liverpool wrong.

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  • ShAkA

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #7

    GET IN…

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  • Mark-o

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #8

    Quality signing i reckon. Bit experience. But we should be making massive signings and the fat Tw@t Ashley should be putting his hands in his pockets if he’s serious about keeping the club.

    I hate being a Newcastle supporter at the min, but i only have an hour left at work then off to the Vaults and/or the strawberry for a cheeky few before kickoff!!

    I hate cockneys!!!

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  • Dan157

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Rumours are that Darren Bent is interested in joining us as he is upset at the arrival of Defoe. Probably have to leave that one til the summer.

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  • Northumberland Magpie

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Diop is injured, hope we keep Barton as we need him at the moment to be the provider for the front two

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  • Northumberland Magpie

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #11

    If we dont keep Barton would go for Richardson from the Mackems

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  • nufc1818

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #12

    david craig right again i see.

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  • Chrise

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #13

    I think if we give him a chance he will become a good player

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Well i’d probably take him at this rate, at least he has prem experience.
    Prefer someone a bit youger though.

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  • nufc1818

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #15

    david craig said yesterday also about newcastle deciding about the loan or a permanent move for riise.

    he has been right on several occasions now.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #16

    ‘younger’

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  • Bmore

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #17

    Valle – Diop is out with a knew injury for 3 months.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #18

    nufc 1818
    what has D Craig got right so far mate?
    I missed it.

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  • Bmore

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #19

    Thats knee by the way

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  • Tore Torell

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #20

    For sure he’s an upgrade compared to Enrique. I’d take Riise even if he’s an annoying bloke.

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  • nufc1818

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #21

    he said that shola was gonna sign then the next morning he did.

    he said we were interested in a top quality left back from abroad.

    then he told us it was riise.

    and look what comes out in the press today.

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  • darren

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #22

    David Craig is just repeating rumours and making educated guesses.

    He said we were in for a left back (as everyone knows we are as JK doesn’t rate enrique). Then, once NUFC.com had released a story about it being Riise, DC repeated in on here.

    I think the error of his ‘blagging’ is Elano. The story about it being 80% a done deal and then Man City increasing their asking price is a cock and bull story…

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 10, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #23

    Ah, Ok fair enough.
    Ta man.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Unrelated but funny-
    portsmouth are a joke prem club, can’t even beat the freeze-tsk.
    Benitez-yay, get stuck into ferguson-Ha.

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  • GeorgeO

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #25

    I would take him but rather have:

    Goran Pandev
    Tranquillo Barnetta
    Hector Moreno
    Alvaro Pereira

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Aye george,
    but would they ‘take’ us?

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  • craig chisholm

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #27

    nufc18………….it was all over the internet yesterday that we were after risse. and of course shola was gonig to sign, does not take a brain box to work that out – no mate, david craig is doing nothing more vthan trolling newsnow.co.uk and a few euro sites and then as soon as a whiff of a rumor appears he makes an early post, simple as.

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  • GeorgeO

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Yes I think so.

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  • Henry

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #29

    Newcastle have offered Cluj 2m for Alvaro Pereira.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #30

    What makes you think that George?

    I’d be made up if they did like.

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  • Nick

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #31

    SAYS IT ALL BELOW. Was finished at Liverpool, even worse in Roma. Another complete waste of money.
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    Magpies pick at Riise
    Saturday 10 January, 2009

    John Arne Riise’s dismal Roma spell could be over already after Newcastle United lined up a £6m offer.

    The defender has been a disaster since joining from Liverpool in the summer and was recently voted one of the worst transfers of the season in Serie A.

    Unpopular with supporters and derided by critics, the Norwegian has looked off the pace and in poor form.

    This is why news of an interest from Newcastle is likely to be received very well within the Giallorossi camp.

    The Daily Mirror reports today that the Magpies are eager to take Riise on loan with a £6m permanent deal to follow at the end of the season.

    It would be a good bargain for the 28-year-old, as Roma paid £4m for him just six months ago.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Is that true Henry?
    For definate?

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Not for £6m-£2m possibly.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #34

    With press like that-Only the Toon would be that stoopid.

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  • nufc1818

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #35

    a few people said last night that riise might actually be in newcastle…
    im going to the match today so we will see.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #36

    We are linked with 2nd rate players. Also there is a rumour that Owen has agreed to join Man City in the summer providing he stays injury free. There you go lads, Owen shatting all over NUFC if true. He ain’t played 60 games for us and NUFC have spent a f*****G fortune getting him fit. F**K Ashley,and f… his second rate signing Lovenkrands or what ever his name is. That’s right pocket the money for N’Zogbia and bring in a free to play in that position. Exactly what he did with the Milner situation brought in Jonas on a free and then sold Milner for 12 million to go in Ashleys pocket. Riise on loan haha what a joke, now way, he is passed it and even the Liverpool fans were glad to see the back of him. So up to now its Riise on loan and a free signing to play on the left, no money spent. As for Bent, well he has set the world on fire at Spurs. Ashley really needs to spend some money on quality, this is a worrying time for NUFC and it looks like Ashley will stand by and let the club rot away to nothing. I’m very surprised he ain’t sold Given as yet considering what he can get for him to spend in the Casino’s and stuff his fat pig face full of beef burgers and chips. OK maybe a little unfair ATM as the window ain’t shut as yet but lets be honest, it doesn’t look good.

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  • magpie1

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #37

    riise was quility when he was playing regulary but he lost form when started being a bit part player at liverpool and same at roma. If he comes and plays regulary at the toon then he will be a very good player, but he can also play left wing which is why I dnt understand we are getting Peter Lovenkrands whos best position is left wing

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #38

    I just hope we can bolter our team with numbers. Maybe then we have more options.

    Anyway – will have a scan at the directors area today to see if we can see anyone.

    Wonder if MA is in toon???

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  • magpie1

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #39

    Id swap z’nog for bent any day of the week, he wld be a good replacement for owen who shld be sold this jan

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 10, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m not a fan of bent, but he has had limited opportunities at spuds-some players really do need to play regularly to get in the swing-he ain’t had that.
    N’zog is a moaner & not all that anyway, but he also hasn’t had a decent run, so who knows what might have been?

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