Newcastle will be reported to be after almost every player who is up for sale this summer, and most players who are not up for sale too, so we all have to be aware of that.
Daniel Sturridge – 21 year-old Chelsea striker
With that in mind there is news today that Alan Pardew will be pursuing Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge in the summer, and Daniel is currently on loan at Bolton.
6’1″ tall Sturridge is just 21 years old, and started his youth career at Aston Villa and Coventry before moving to Manchester City in 2006, and then he moved to Chelsea in 2009.
Man City and Chelsea were unable to agree a fee for the player, and a tribunal decided there would be an initial fee of £3.5M, with additional payments of £500K after each of 10, 20, 30 and 40 first-team competitive appearances.
Daniel’s played 41 times for Chelsea with 9 goals and so Chelsea have paid £5.5M for him, and he would cost more than that if he was sold to Newcastle, but of course he’s looked a top players with 3 goals in 3 games for Bolton.
He’s also the biggest Bolton threat to Newcastle, a week today at St. James’ Park.
With Fernando Torres now at Chelsea, it could be that the London club would be willing to sell the youngster and he would be a decent replacement for Andy Carroll and is 9 months younger than Andy.
But Sturridge already has 76 first class appearances with 18 goals, and he looks a very good player with an eye for goal.
Maybe £10M would be enough to buy the player, but of course Carroll’s amazing £35M fee, would probably raise the price for Sturridge significantly, especially if Newcastle are the bidders.
Daniel has played for every England Youth side from U16, and has played 10 times for the England U21 side with a couple of goals, and we think he would be a terrific acquisition for Newcastle.
And news today in the Daily Mail that Newcastle are to give a trial to 17-year-old French striker Alister Tangane next month.
Alister plays for regional club Bretigny-sur-Orge, and the news follows Newcastle scouts watching the player turn in some good performances for his club, which is located just outside Paris.