Newcastle Reported After Dutch International Striker


Newcastle’s main goal before Tuesday afternoon at 5:00pm. when the transfer window closes, is to get Ireland skipper Robbie Keane to Newcastle on loan.

Rick van Wolfswinkel – Newcastle interested in Dutch striker?

But the Daily Mail late today, are reporting that Newcastle are planning a move for Dutch 21 year-old striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

The youngster  is currently at Utrecht, and hit a terrific hat-trick last week against Glasgow Celtic, when they hammered the Scottish giants  4-0 at home.

Van Wolfswinkel recently made his senior international debut for Holland in a 1-1 draw against the Ukraine, and fits the profile of the type of player Newcastle owner Mike Ashley wants to bring to Newcastle – youngsters who are already good, but have not yet reached their full potential.

The player has scored 12 goals already this season and Dutch sources are claiming Newcastle have been closely monitoring the player recently, and are ready to bring him to Tyneside.

The player moved to Utrecht last year from Vitesse, and in 78 first class games so far, he’s scored 32 goals, not a bad start at all to his career.

Liverpool were recently linked with an £8M move for van Wolfswinkel, but that fee seems way too expensive for the Tyneside club, so it will be interesting to see if Newcastle can bring in more than Robbie Keane before Tuesday afternoon.

We’d be very happy at getting the 30 year-old Ireland captain to Newcastle by Tuesday, that’s for sure.

Comments welcome.


120 comments so far

  • Toon XI

    Aug 29, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Very interesting. I don’t know much about this lad.

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  • toonster88

    Aug 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #2

    prefer wolfwinkel to keane.doubt wether livpool wud realy chase him.shud he be ours it wud be one of the good signings after arfa,toite,gosling

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 29, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #3

    sounds an exciting move. i wonder if we could get him on a loan, similar to ben arfa, ie not having to find it all up front. seems crazy thinking back when we didn’t blink an eye spending 10m on losers like Luque.

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  • john_cena163

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Will there b a press conferance 2moro wit arfa..?

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  • baro

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #5

    I hope we sign Ricky Van Wolfswinkle. He looks like a brilliant player for the future. Already a dutch full international. He looks like the perfect player to play off Carroll. Has a left footed lazer.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Really didnt want Keane. So i’ll be happy if the latest rumours are true.

    Just had a feeling his presence and attitude would ruin what we have going here at the moment. We have non arrogant experienced players and talented youngsters.

    Robbie Keane will just be too arrogant and disturb the harmony by thinking he is so much better than everyone else in the team.

    Van Wolswinkel is a good shout to play just off Carroll. Off the top of ym head I’d like Ciprian Marica or Florin Costea to do this. I reckon they’d be cheaper than van Wolfswinkel aswell.

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  • john_cena163

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Heard dis guys name 2day ,wen i went to play footbal ,my frnd who a livfool fan was telln we r getn him- hope we getn him fast, my frnd wl b shockd lyk cock

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  • gorskino10

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Amazing player always keeps getting goals out of nothing a real striker, would be a good buy 🙂

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  • Tommy Gibb

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #9

    “Heard dis guys name 2day ,wen i went to play footbal ,my frnd who a livfool fan was telln we r getn him- hope we getn him fast, my frnd wl b shockd lyk cock2

    uu kneed a nw kebard lyke

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  • Strauss

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #10

    either we are for the mail or against it…pure speculation

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Tommy Gibb – I’d suggest a dictionary or maybe the option to retake year 3 at school.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Tommy – in english please ?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Sorry tommy didn’t see the earlier email. Resisted the sarcasm !!

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #14

    I heard a rumour that we were paying £12m for Keane & £8m for this guy up front as Ashley has just won the Eurolottery & decided to spend the cash on players instead of himself because he loves our club so much 🙂

    Only kidding peeps 🙂 I’ll get my jacket now 🙁

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  • YANICK MALTA NUFC

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #15

    I think it’s going to be an exciting end to this transfer window for NUFC.

    The club learned alot from the mistakes that he made and things looks to be very positive at the moment.

    This dutch lad looks an interesting player.His goal scoring record is fantastic.If we can get him for a season long loan with a view for a permanent view would be very interesting.Maybe CH wants to build his new striker partnership with Carroll and another talented striker that can be this lad ?

    I can’t excluded any surprises from NUFC in this transfer window …………

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  • john_cena163

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Sori m on 4n, havn no keypad lights ,so makn spelng mstake.

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #17

    Tommy Gibb was taking the mickey out of a previous contributor john_cena163, who is a prime example of the text culture amongst the population.

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #18

    this is just the mail making out that we are after someone, just to wind us up, as we are doing ok at the moment, & even a few of us are starting to gain a bit of respect for our owner.

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  • toonster88

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #19

    john_cena….how dark is your place that you need keypad lights?

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  • john_cena163

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #20

    M on my bed, its 12.30am

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  • indianmagpie

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #21

    @toonster: LOL…i think he is from India…..it could be bad there with electricity going off when it feels like….I know from first hand experience as I come from there too…:)

    But frankly, that looks like the phone chat lingo….;) I had to read it thrice to understand what he meant by the comment….:P

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  • john_cena163

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #22

    I jst hav a display light datz al, my navagation key an the keypad light r nt workn

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  • Newutd

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #23

    People from Netherlands don’t rate him as good enough for the Premiership (yet). By the looks of him on youtube, he doesn’t seem to have anything special about him either. Would be a risky buy, especially when you see the price they want.

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  • Dino Cavalcante

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #24

    Guys as good as this guy seems he is inexperienced and as for question-marked strikers we already have the massively overpaid Xisco.

    In my humble opinion this is just smoke-screen. Our real number 1 target remains Keane and this rumour serves as a bagaining chip with Tottenham:”Look if you don’t hand us Keane we have other options and you ‘ll have to stick with RK and his 75,000 p/w.”

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  • toonster88

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #25

    dave@18…your thoughts,sack CH for martin o’neil?whos the better manager?

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  • JonathonGutierrez

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #26

    is there gonna be a conferance tomorrow for arfa etc..?

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Hughton as he has more b**ls than the mackem

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  • TheToonKing

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Toom_Toon, those 2 romania guys are nowhere near our level…Costea maybe cause he at least has potential but Marica is a wash-up.

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  • Strauss

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #29

    romanian football is washed up

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Would go shake mikes winkel if he pulled off this deal, I’m already on the verge of it after signing hatem and cheik.

    Anyone going to watch the real game?

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Once CH hits his stride, and stands up to Ashley for the good of the club, there will be no better manager in Europe.

    M’O’N is grumpy, irritable and hugely overrated. Any manager can go up the Rangers or Celtic to add a few trophies to the CV…. Villa were very, very dull.

    PS: And on the subject of Celtic, well done Fraser Forster on the clean sheet -great news for those who can see beyond Tuesday at 6:00pm!!

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  • Bucks mag

    Aug 29, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #32

    I don’t think there’s much in this at all.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 29, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #33

    with or without anyone else in by tuesday , im happy enough now with what we got , think another striker in different mould to carroll would be good if we can but can ben arfa not do a job in there , and loven should get a chance to see if his partnership with carroll can work in the prem as it did in the championship, still exited for deadline day though

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  • cupiddstunt

    Aug 29, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #34

    Come on ED this blog is starting to degenerate with the increase in illegible posts, and before anybody starts shouting at me I do not mean by foriegn fans that are making gramatical errors or the odd spelling mistakes, but there is a distinct increase in the number of posts that are using what I can only assume as variations of texting.

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  • Strauss

    Aug 29, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #35

    alhough some twitterer reckons ch was at the celtic utretch game

    so the keane deal is off then?

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  • toon95

    Aug 29, 2010 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #36

    Id just be worried about how fast he would settle in the pl

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  • Oba

    Aug 29, 2010 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Keane would be a terrific loan signing.

    I’d be happy with a team that has Arfa and Jonas providing from the wings and Keane and Carroll grabbing the goals. Smith/Nolan/Barton destroying the midfield.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 29, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #38

    ToonKing – I mention them cos whilst I do rate them it more cos they’re the right type of partner for Carroll, but we have lots of options and they aren’t good enough to kick up a massive fuss if they find themselves on the bench.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 29, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #39

    cupid 34
    foriegn ?

    Just kidding !

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 29, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Captain beefheart

    spot on about o’Neil, miserable, precious high maintenance and over rated manager who has done what exactly ?

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