Newcastle After Everton Striker Victor Anichebe.


The News Of The World is reporting this morning that Newcastle have approached Everton about signing their forward Victor Anichebe.

Victor Anichebe – Newcastle said to be interested

It seems to be true that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton wants to add a striker to his squad for the new season,  before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

The 22-year-old Nigerian international could well be the player to help score the goals that will keep Newcastle safe next season, and certainly he fits the profile of transfer targets for the Newcastle club this summer – good young players who can still improve once they arrive on Tyneside.

Anichebe has just 12 months left on his contract at Goodison Park and the report suggests that Everton are prepared to cash in on the player, if they are offered around £1.5M, which Newcastle could afford.

But that seems low for a player of Anichebe’s potential, and the 6’1″ forward already has 92 first class appearances for Everton with 12 goals since 2005, and he has so far appeared 4 times for Nigeria

We have no idea if this report in the NOTW is true or not, but we think for £1.5M Victor would be a very good acquisition for the Newcastle club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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29 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 15, 2010 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t think he would be good to be honest Ed. Buying him will just hamper Ranger and Best’s development and is the same as we already have. We need a young small speedy striker to play off Carroll like a young Bellamy/Keane kind of player ;)! Djalo comes to mind!

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  • Thump

    Aug 15, 2010 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #2

    1. Carroll
    2. Lovenkrands
    3. Ameobi
    4. Ranger
    5. Best
    6. Xisco
    7. Donaldson
    8. Vuckic (can be deployed here)

    If we’re going to go for a striker, we need the right kind (a good old fashioned no. 10), not somebody to pad numbers. I’ve a feeling this lad is exactly that. Bring him in only if we’re going to sell somebody.

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  • Howay The Lads

    Aug 15, 2010 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Santa Cruz loan?

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  • howay man

    Aug 15, 2010 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #4

    didnt Kevin Nolan nearly snap this guy’s leg in two?

    Yes Get him in, he can play on the right wing and up top, and dont be fooled about him being tall and bulky hes very nippy, and for as little as 1.5 million, for a 22 year old Nigerian intenational thats a bargain considering what w payed for martins.

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  • Thump

    Aug 15, 2010 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #5

    @HTL: I’d ****ing LOVE Cruz on loan, but we could never afford to pay his wages (unless Man City give us a helping hand with them).

    @howay man: Oh is that him? When Nolan got his first red card against Everton at SJP?

    He was fast little bleeder, now I think about it. If it wasn’t for his pace Nolan would have timed it perfectly (I was sitting right on the centre line at the back of the East Stand so I saw that quite well – admittedly I didn’t see the extent of it until I saw the replay in Garter afterwards…!). Played on the right wing iirc.

    Having second thoughts on him now, like!

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  • baro

    Aug 15, 2010 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #6

    This guy has speed but we already have nearly 6-7 strikers. Yannick Djalo would be perfect fit. Can cover wings and striker. Very fast and skillful player.

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  • wickywoowoo

    Aug 15, 2010 at 3:04 AM

    Comment #7

    baro, Anichebe can do that too. Let’s be honest, people never heard of Djalo until we were linked with him, like most of the foreign transfer targets. People have never seen most of these guys play before yet all want them in the team. It’s stupid.

    Anichebe is a solid physique, has decent technique and has speed too. He is exactly the kind of transfer target we are after and he would add to the home grown list too.

    Then again, why not get linked to more players no one has ever seen or plebs like Santa Cruz, who can’t make 5 games a season without snapping a bone.

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 15, 2010 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #8

    I would sign him, after Carroll and Lovenkrands we dont have much PL quality.

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  • Howay The Lads

    Aug 15, 2010 at 3:10 AM

    Comment #9

    wickywoowoo, exactly. People will never have seen Yannick Djalo play, but because there’s hype people want him more than proven talent that they’ve seen play.

    Foreign names doesn’t mean high table finish

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 15, 2010 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #10

    to be honest i dont know much about this lad.
    dont want to be too harsh but why would
    we want to buy a striker who scores on
    average about once every nine appearences.
    seems to me we could pull one of our kids outta
    our academy to do that. he would probably be 3rd
    or 4th in the pecking order in our group of strikers
    and do nothing but slow down the progression of
    ranger and best. he doesnt fit the bill of proven
    goal scorer which is what this squad needs. if we
    are gonna buy a striker lets buy one we know can
    put up double digits in his account. otherwise we
    would be better to play our young lads and let them
    gain experience. personally if thats the caliber of striker
    we are looking for then i would rather play carrol
    best, xisco, ranger, and lovenkrands cu

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  • Brutooon

    Aug 15, 2010 at 3:42 AM

    Comment #11

    I remember he was interview in 2005 stating that his style of play was like ameobi

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  • lewman

    Aug 15, 2010 at 3:44 AM

    Comment #12

    i doubt many of his appearences have been starts with the strikers that everton haave had over the last few years, maybe he just needs a decent run of games and at 1.5 million then its not much of a risk

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  • Thump

    Aug 15, 2010 at 3:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Sgt. Hearty is spot on.

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  • xfer

    Aug 15, 2010 at 4:59 AM

    Comment #14

    He is a good player. At his age, he has plenty to learn and offer. Strong physically and fast. Better than Ameobi for one.

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  • andyglostoon

    Aug 15, 2010 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #15

    after the gosling affair ,we would be the last club to get him!

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  • Ericles

    Aug 15, 2010 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #16

    In a nutshell Sgt Heggerty. Is CH looking at wingers – we need some quality cover there methinks.

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  • JSYproject

    Aug 15, 2010 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #17

    cant see moyes sellin him to us for 1.5 after the goslin fiasco, im sure he would be trying to recoup some of what was lost.

    but i would certainly take him for 1.5, could sell ameobi for that or more to a fizzy club.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 15, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #18

    For the money and age it seems ok, but isn’t he just like Ameobi and would further mean ranger doesn’t get a game + everton would tell us to do one.

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  • Darling27

    Aug 15, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #19

    I’d take him.

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  • Bucks mag

    Aug 15, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #20

    A decent buy for that price, I would have him.
    Don’t think he would be too happy at having to meet Nolan though.

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  • magpie9

    Aug 15, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #21

    he’s young and still can learn, why bother going after someone that we hardly know anything about tat has no PL experience whereas anichebe has PL experince.

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  • Colombus

    Aug 15, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #22

    We already have young talented strikers, let’s give them a shot first. Whats important now is that we bring in someone whos fast and has an x-factor. Just read that Diamanti could be heading out of west ham. If we only have a small amount to spend then I think he would be a brilliant option!

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Aug 15, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #23

    i’ve followed djalo for many years because i follow the portuguese national squads closely and djalo is no where near as fast as victor. And at 1/3 the price its a no brainer.

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Aug 15, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #24

    we have a paper thin squad. We’re all constantly pleading for players with pace and now there’s people that don’t want him. You guys really get my head spinning. This guy’s goals record is more due to the fact that he’s mostly used as a winger and i think he would easily walk into the squad and be our fastest player. 22, 1.5 mil whats the problem???

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  • eltoro

    Aug 15, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #25

    He has prem experience but he’s not prem quality and hasn’t played many games in his career by 22. Similar to our other strikers possibly most like Harewood who we saw last year. Not the player we most need to play alongside Carroll as he relies on brute strength and isn’t particularly composed in front of goal.

    I’ve faith in Carroll, Lovenkrands and Shola to score more than Anichebe would. I’d rather see Ranger play as he has more potential and I don’t think we can afford another 6foot plus striker when we also still have Best and Xisco.

    A signing like Best’s I suppose that would not make any sense and fail to address the shortcomings of our current squad.

    Would be a good deal at 1.5mil for someone but not us.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 15, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #26

    He doesn’t get many goals because (a) most of his appearances are from the bench (only 26 starts in the league) and (b) because Moyes plays him out on the right wing rather than up top lately.

    He’s strong, quick, direct and at a good age to improve when given a regular run in the team, he’s not going to get us 20 goals in a season but we don’t have the money to buy one of those anyway.

    If he was to come here he would give us the much needed pace we need up front and also cover for Routledge out wide which is another area we are lacking for depth.

    As for Santa Cruz, not only is he injured more often than not but a partnership with him and Carroll would be on par with Shearer and Ameobi.

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Aug 15, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #27

    r-man@26
    right!
    It’s like these guys have never seen him play and assume he’s crap because the price tag!
    Stop looking at him like a striker. He’s been used more like a winger. Defo not anything like what we have. More in the mold of a moses and you were all crying for him.
    Honestly i respect everyone’s opinion but i get the feeling that some of you are just guessing and know nowt on some of the players you “don’t like”

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  • eltoro

    Aug 15, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #28

    I’d be happy with Ben Arfa as the end of our striking options. As we wil most likely play just the 1 at a time.

    Only exception would if we could get someone who would genuinely improve our options and score 10-15 goals like Bellamy or Keane.

    These long shots won’t happen and neither will we be able to get anyone significantly better than what we have – so don’t waste money and overload with players who will just get frustrated with a lack of football

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  • wilkyvondooom

    Aug 15, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #29

    Anichebes worse than every single one of our current strikers. i’d be bothered if this was true but the notw is the biggest waste of recycled paper known to man

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