Newcastle Reported After Experienced Finnish Striker


Sky Sports is reporting today that Newcastle are considering a shock move for 6’2″ Finnish striker Shefki Kuqi.

Shefki Kuqi – experienced Finnish striker

Newcastle are trying to bring in a free agent for the rest of the season, after losing Andy Carroll to Liverpool, and Shola Ameobi  to a broken cheekbone.

Two free agents – French striker Jeremie Aliadiere and Brazilian Ewerthon – have been considered so far, but the news today is the experienced 34 year-old Finish International, Shefki Kuq is available, and being considered by the famous Tyneside club.

Shefki had his contract with Championship side Swansea terminated by mutual consent only last month, so is now a free agent.

The 62 times capped Finn has played for Stockport County, Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich, Blackburn, Fulham and Crystal Palace, amongst others, and would help bring even more physical presence to the Newcastle attack.

But we wonder how much class this player has, since we know Aliadiere is a very good player, and if he couldn’t score goals he could at least help to set some up.

Certainly, Shefki has never played at the top level in England, so the question has to be – how effective would he be at Newcastle though the end of the season?

The Vucitrn, Yugoslavia born player has played 512 first class club games with 147 goals and has played for 14 different club sides.

The question is – will Newcastle be the 15th club he has played for?

That’s the latest news on the Newcastle striker front today, and Alan Pardew is said to either bring a free agent in today, or just not bother.

Comments welcome.



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49 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Depends on the player value

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  • lewman

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #2

    can he header the ball well as joey will be able to put it on his head.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #3

    34 years old should be on low price

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  • dawid182

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #4

    WHAT???? Are u kidding me???

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  • Toonkistan

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #5

    I thought my jokes were bad :$

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  • Visten

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Confused at the ‘since we know Aliadiere is a very good player’ bit Ed :-O

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  • Toonkistan

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Zangwill….he’s a free agent no price just wages 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Suddenly alliadiere looks a great option. 34yo mule ffs

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Then should be low wage haha

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  • Nufcboy88

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #10

    No No No No No!! waste of time. May aswell bring some one from the youth team in. Cant see him bringin anything to us especially if his contract at swansea was terminated. no!!

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  • dunzer1990

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #11

    …what?i’d rather we stuck young phil airey or even haris up there

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  • toonruz

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #12

    would rather play harper up front this lad has never been a good player , would not get a game for gateshead , so its a big no no

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  • toonyoyo

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #13

    good grief bad to worse trust our beloved toon to pick the worst of a bad lot but good news tiote says he is settled at the toon hope fat ash takes that on board and refuses any offers for him

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  • dunzer1990

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #14

    oh and Ed Kuqi has played at the top level with Palace before so just thought I’d mention that

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  • toonyoyo

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #15

    top level with palace eh dunzer well thats different sign him up for 5 years on 80 grand a week make him captain too

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #16

    OMG we are really scraping the bottom of the barrell

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  • toonruz

    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #17

    pawdew is a twit if he signs this lad ,
    and if he does sign him i hope ashley does not give him a penny to spend on players if he is going to go for crap like this. not that i can see fat ash spending much of the 35 mill in any way

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  • Toontappy

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #18

    This just isn’t going to happen,its got to be Ewerthon surely,he looks decent and we all love a brazilian in Black and White,takes me back to the 80’s.

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  • Antti

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Kuqi is a LEGEND. 😀
    He would bring some physical presence, but not much else..

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  • daneevz

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Kuqi is a slow fat crap player swans got rid coz he awful and plays like a slug!!

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  • toonyoyo

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #21

    toontappy with you on that all together now

    his name is mirandina
    he’s not from argentina
    he;s from brazil
    he’s fu**ing brill

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  • toonruz

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #22

    a snail would over take Kuqi in a race

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  • peterktoon

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #23
  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #24

    On a completely different note who do people think our player of the year has been so far?,been trying to think but it’s a tough one,Nolan?,Tiote?,Enrique?,Barton?,Colo?.As much as i love them all i think i have to go for Jose,love the way the opposing wingers get the ball and think”No point in going down the left,i’ll just cut inside all game”,you’ll never beat Enrique.

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  • Toontappy

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #25

    peterktoon
    email that to Pardew asap.

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  • G

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #26

    dunzer1990 @ 14. Congratulations for being the first person in the world ever to use the words ‘top-level’ and ‘Palace’ in the same sentence.

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #27

    i would prefer we sign Ewerthon

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  • AlwaysTOON

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Not the best signatur we could get.. But give him a chance, he’s ok.. Reminds me of Vikuka!

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  • brooklynlou

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Full Disclosure: I’m a Palace fan that watches you lot till Palace get promoted again. I’ve also had the distinct pleasure of watching Kuqi up close.
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    Are you all nuts? Kuqi sucks. He’s a big, slow lump that runs around the pitch like a chicken without a head. There’s a reason why Swansea dumped him. Lawrie Sanchez tried the same move when he was in charge of Fulham when Kuqi was 3 years younger and he was crap.

    Kuqi? Really? There’s nobody else you can get on loan?

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  • brooklynlou

    Feb 9, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #30

    @dunzer1990

    Kuqi never played with Palace in the PL. We got him after our relegation almost as a consolation prize for selling Andy Johnson. His top-flight experience is mostly as an impact sub with Blackburn and a brief loan stay with Fulham when Lawrie Sanchez (remember him) had the same bright idea.

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  • dunzer1990

    Feb 9, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #31

    well pardon me guys lets not jump the gun here lol toonyoyo there is no need to get all tetchy just chill

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  • Dennis Twice

    Feb 9, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #32

    Toonarmy will love Kuqis attitude…and he can make few goals to us, i`m sure about that…so yes WELCOME MAN!

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  • Dennis Twice

    Feb 9, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #34

    ..if he gets chance in front of 52.000….he`ll give everything…and more…110%

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  • zulfiquer

    Feb 9, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #35

    but hes old…. he wont be able to run fast lol

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  • Oleg G

    Feb 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #36

    All of you are a bit crazy. 34 is not young for football, but still, don’t need to trush the guy. As back-up, 30-40 mins playing, can bring something to the table as well, not only 21 year olds score goals these days.
    (Of course he not my number one choice, not even number 25, but we need bodies to have some options until the end of the season, but what about the Brazilian player?)

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  • Oleg G

    Feb 9, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #37

    By the way, There is always a possibility of a contract that is appearance based and then. So for example he gets 5K-10K weekly, and then if plays, extra, I don’t know, another 10K, so in total 20K if plays, 10K if doesn’t.

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  • bobby jay

    Feb 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #38

    anyone heard about this Laurent Robert rumour ? Apparentley he has contacted the club offering his services till the end of the season !!!! I would love to see him back here till the end of the season he was one of my fave players back in the day …. and surely a better prospect than KUQI ???

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  • ASTORIA

    Feb 9, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Oh dear!!! RIP NUFC…last straw this like!!!

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Feb 9, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Ewerthon is coming

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