Fulhams’ Kamara Wants Newcastle Loan Move

News in the People yesterday that the striker Chris Hughton wants to bring to Newcastle is Fulham’s Senegal International Diomansy Kamara.


Diomansy Kamara – wants to join Newcastle

The People also says that Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has recently fallen out with the striker, after Roy refused the Senegalese star a loan move to Newcastle.

But it also seems like Chris Huighton, the Newcastle manager is willing to wait a while to see if he can eventually capture Kamara on loan.

It’s hard to keep a player at a club if he has indicated he wants to leave, even it is only initially on loan.

And with Newcastle now topping the Championship, and even looking the class team of the division, the Tyneside club, averaging 40,000 home gates in the Championship, seems still a huge draw to players.

It seems that Hughton may be willing to wait until Fulham’s strikers are back to full strength, following injury.

The 28 year-old Paris-born striker, who stands 6’1″ has played 43 times for Senegal with 9 goals and started his career with Red Star 93 in France in 1998.

He eventually joined Portsmouth in 2004 for a £2.5M fee from Italian club Modena, and then went onto WBA in 2005, until he joined the London club in 2007 for a £6M fee.

But an ACL injury (similar to Owen’s injury sustained against Sweden in the 2006 World Cup) while playing for Senegal in a match against Liberia in June 2008, required reconstructive surgery and more than 6 months in recovery time.

This player looks more than decent and has played 253 first class games with 60 goals.

Oh yes, we almost forgot to mention that it was Kamara who scored Fulham’s winning goal in the first half at St. James’ Park last May, which sent Newcastle to a 1-0 home defeat – when a draw would have kept Newcastle in the Premier League – as it turned out.

Maybe Kamara remembers that game, with Newcastle struggling against relegation, still had a sell-out 52000 crowd at St. James’ Park.

Such is the Newcastle fans’ passion for their club, which seems to have gone unabated even in England’s second division.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • Stuart79

    Sep 14, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Wouldn’t be to bad in this division

  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 14, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Is powerful and has bags of pace and tricks. Would take him in an instant. Much better than Folan, Cousin and Harewood!

  • Turkish Magpie

    Sep 14, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #3

    At the moment i would only take him if Carroll or Ranger gets injured because with peter lovenkrands and Ameobi it will only prevent the development of Ranger. We probably could use him but 4 great strikers (IMO) is enough at this level and therefore propose that we only take him in on loan if there is a setback to Ameobi or an injury to anyone else (striker) and i dont mean out for a week because Nile Rangers coped more than well enough

  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #4

    if he wants to come to toon thn sign im chris

  • MacToon

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #5

    We only have strength in depth @ midfield, we need atleast a striker and defenders (left back mainly STILL and CB ) and a winger or playmaker (still) So it’s important to get these two or three loan signings right.

    Simpson has looked good so far and fitted into the team very well, more of the same.

  • DJG

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Decent international player. Would be great if we could get him in on loan. Better than the muppets Harewood and King. I disagree. Unlike other positions (like GK, RB ect) We could never have enough strikers and ATM there is no competition for places. Also remember Carroll and Ameobi are frequently injured.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #7

    woul prefer him than most, exactly what we need

  • Macas35

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Would add something different to our attack

  • OHurley

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #9

    I agree with Turkish Magpie in that our strikers need a chance to develop, BUT, if we have the opportunity to take him, we should and move lovenkrands to the wings to replace Ryan Taylor. Or at least move Taylor to RB. I think Shola and Kamara would make an excellent team up front. I’m for this move as it gives us depth up front AND on the wings as it allows for Lovenkrands to play on the wings. I’d say sign this lad or sign a decent winger. If we can get a CB who can also play as a FB, a CM who can also play on the wings, and striker like Kamara, I’d be ower the moon 😀

  • OHurley

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #10

    On a totally unrelated note-

    Those of you who have iPhones, there’s an app I found recently where you can most likely find every Newcastle game streamed (along with a LOT of other footie matches and random channels from all ower the world). Now, it ain’t high def and it ain’t like the tele, but you can watch the game wherever you got a WiFi connection. App is called TVUplayer. Check it.

  • tino97

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Prefer him to the other strikers we have been linked too. But wouldn’t he be away for a month in January for the African cup. Maybe just a loan until then.

  • Doocey

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Would be a very good addition.
    Can certainly score goals.

  • OHurley

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #13


    What’s up m8! Did you ever get those shirts in? lol

    And I agree. I think Kamara has bags more talent that most of the cack we’ve been associated with. Never was sold on Harewood. Thought it was funny how we were linked again with Chopra. I actually think he’d do well in this league, but it doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere.

  • Jan Stavik

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Good striker, but he’s too old. Buy a young guy for the future in January instead, bringing in this kind of player now is just for the short term.

  • MacToon

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #15

    How can you say we don’t need a striker in with only one fit striker at the minute and Nolan playing the temp role as striker or link up for the loan striker and we’re only a month into the season.

    Shola’s oot for a while
    Carroll’s out again this Wednesday

    Smith has obviously given up that role and has become the new battling “Batty”, Loven is a good addition but was definately not match fit.

    A striker and a utility defender is a must atleast IMO.

  • MacToon

    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #16

    *link up for the lone striker

    lol not loan… well not yet!

  • MacToon

    Sep 14, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Oh 28 is too old? Ha ha might aswell top myself now then. We have more young up n coming forwards here than experienced so a 28 tr old international may well be a good loan signing, shame about his bad injury though.

    3 month loan deal is hardly a permanent deal!

    Don’t put unneccesary pressure on the likes of Ranger and Carroll, let them add to the team and nor rely on them at this stage in their careers.

  • JinkyGenius

    Sep 14, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #18

    We need someone smaller, nippy, able to slip & beat a defender, quick to gobble up half chances in the box and comfortable keeping the ball on the ground when linking with midfield .

    Tall battlers, we already have our quota. They are generally too slow and too easily nullified by bruising centre backs.

    Keep it on the deck, and play around the opposition. Tall strikers always encourage lazy route 1 football, which only ends up in gifting possession and then we have to bust a gut getting it back

    ‘If we have the ball, then they haven’t.’
    (Simple Fizzy League defending for beginners: Lesson One).

  • Alex

    Sep 14, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #19

    So long as he is fully fit then lets get him in , plenty of pace which we need and has more than enough expierence for the young guns to learn from in training . He would give us that something diffrent to what we already have .

  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 14, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Got an awful feeling that the good start to the season has given Ashley a justification not to spend any money same as the for sale farce gave him the NDA to hide behind in the summer.
    What he has got away with to date with this club is a scandal and he still has the neck to go to games, my heart hopes a sale is going through but my head tells me we are stuck with this basterd until he brings the club to its knees.

  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 14, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Its a sad indictment of our board when Watford can find the cash to sign Cathcart and we cant.
    No doubt the Ashley appeasers will come on and tell me its all for the good of the club.
    If any of yous do, also explain where all the cash is going to from the gates and incoming transfer money and also why the club is still valued at 100m despite selling off major playing assets.

  • Robbanufc

    Sep 14, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Kamara would be great for us. I agree with some above that say he would be a good partner for Shola, and that would also give us the possibility of having Lovenkrands on either the left or right wing.

    As it stands right now, we are short on forwards. We have Shola out on a long-term injury, and Carroll is injured alot. Young Ranger is a great prospect, but he is still young and has alot to learn. Lovenkrands has always been an injury prone player, except for when at newcastle (who would believe that?! :D)

    Sign him up.. would be a great addition to our squad. I actually think he could learn Ranger more then Shola can aswell.

  • Nick D

    Sep 14, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #23


    You’ve done it again. Never truer words spoken.
    As Brian Clough used to say, ”the ball is round, it will roll on the ground”

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #24

    classic B Clough!..

  • G

    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Whilst I agree that is important to develop our youngsters (especially since we clearly have no dosh to sign new players?), I don’t think this would be a bad signing at all. I don’t think he will set the world alight, but he would give us another option, and given his style of play he would fit in well with our squad. As somebody already mentioned, I would have him over harewood any day.

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 14, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Harewood deal seems back on according to the Mirror…..don’t like him me.


  • Trent Toon

    Sep 15, 2009 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #27

    Yer its time we start getting some strikers like him, well suited to the english game!

  • NewcastleMole

    Sep 15, 2009 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #28

    253 first class games with 60 goals.

    Red Star 93
    West Bromwich Albion

    Average striker no better than what we currently have.


    I Dont get why were going after Harewood & King either we should be looking to sign Pacey striker to feed off Carroll, Ameobi & Ranger

    If were after “Target Man” then Roman Bedná? would be a decent singing.

    And for the “Poacher” Jermaine Beckford would be the man.

  • Jan Stavik

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #29

    If Harewood is the only other option, I’d go with Kamara. But that’s just because Harewood is sh|te!

    I’d like the club to bring in younger players for the future. But with the financial restrictions the club have put on itsself, I see that will be hard.

    If we were to promote, this squad would need 5-6 new players not to be in danger of relegation. Todays side is simply to slow for the Premiership, especially that goes for the midfield. This was clear last season, our central midfield was constantly overrun by the Gerrards, Diabys and Essiens. Let’s hope the club has some owners with financial power to replace mediocre players like Butt, Geremi, Nolan and Harper, playing these guys in the Premiership will send us down to CCC again.

  • Davey Falcus

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #30

    Well personally I think he would be a great addition, a pacey striker, who can score, and beat defenders. The fact he can also play out wide will also be of benefit to us. Would be an exciting player for us, if we even bother getting him, no doubt Ashley won’t dig deep and he will end up at one of our rivals, as per so to speak!

  • Jordie 1966

    Sep 15, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Think its a good shout, he would be canny for us….


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