Newcastle After Top German Striker – But Too Expensive!

There was some news last night that Newcastle United are lining up a bid for Bayern Munich’s 25 year-old striker Mario Gomez.

Mario Gomez – will be very expensive

Newcastle were reported interested in this German player, who has a German mother and a Grenada-born (Spanish) father, about three years ago, when he was at VfB Stuttgart, and was a lot cheaper.

But he will now be very expensive in the transfer market, and since Newcastle need to strengthen in a number of different positions in the summer to become a top six side, we’d be surprised if this news is true.

Paying out huge sums in the transfer market on a single player, like Liverpool did to get Andy Carroll in January, only makes sense when you are already a top six side.

Before then, there are plenty of other positions that need strengthening and that’s the position Newcastle find themselves in right now.

Let’s put it this way, Bayern Munich paid VfB Stuttgart around £25M – £30M in May of 2009 to get the player on a four year contract, so how much will they be asking for this player now?

The answer is a lot, and If Andy Carroll is worth £35M then the 43 capped German striker (15 goals) is worth a lot more than that, and it would make no sense if Newcastle spend all the Carroll money (and more?) on just one player.

It may excite some Newcastle fans if you think the bigger the fee, the better the signing, but that’s  hardly ever true these days, when players like Fernando Torres go for a ridiculously high £50M,  and how many goals has this lad scored for Chelsea this year so far?

And Chelsea’s 21 year-old Daniel Sturridge has looked a better striker than Torres this year, while he’s been on loan at Bolton.

Newcastle signing Gomez would be like the trophy signing days under Freddy Shepherd, when the club made a habit of wasting big money in the transfer market.

Newcastle even tried to sign 28 year-old Wayne Rooney back in 2004 for £25M, even though the Newcastle defense was the big weakness of the side in those days.

The striker seems keen on a move to England,  but we’re very confident he will not be arriving on Tyneside, anytime soon.

For the record, Gomez has 239 first class club games for VfB Stuttgart and Bayern Munich, with a very impressive 131 goals – better than a goal every two games, which is what Alan Shearer achieved in his sparkling and long career.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Would be great, but doubt it VERY much

  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #2

    add his name to all the other pointless rumours

  • Davies

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Crikey – Wayne Rooney’s older than I thought he was.

    Wouldn’t put any stock in this story. Apparently he’s all but signed for Napoli.

  • Pica pica

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #4

    A player of this calibre would be a fine addition, but more importantly than the Newcastle strike force, how do I upload a profile picture? Kind regards from doon sooth (Leeds). PS Davies and Johnnies banter = Mint.

  • Pica pica

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Oh, it does it automatically… I don’t like my mouth at a jaunty angle.

  • dawid182

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #6

    my opinon about that: LOOOOOL, absolutly no chance!!! Even if his price is 10M, He wouldn’t come here!!

  • Kazenga89

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #7

    would be good, but still just another name on the list thats being touted as ‘Newcastle’s Interests’ we seem to be after everyone except Messi at the moment…. maybe next week!

  • jarnytoon

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #8

    I heard napoli were close with 12 million, offer 15 I say. He’s got an immense goal scoring ratio and I reckon if he can keep that up he’d be god like up here!
    If not him I say klose in the summer, I know he’s knocking on but he’s a born goal scorer/poacher and would reap the benefits of ben arfa n hopefully ireland and gervinho :)!

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Pica Pica Leeds doon sooth give ower try Hampshire that’s doonsooth

  • Partizan

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Way too expensive and quite honestly,,,he’s not the player we desperately need in terms of fighting spirit.Lets be honest,,at his age he wont sign anything less than 100k pw if he comes to EPL,and that simply puts us out of any chance to sign this guy.

    Player i admire in Bundes League is the same player i admired while he was still in Poland….Robert Lewandowski.
    He could be lured for 7 mill thats for sure and signed for 45k pw max.

    Another one would be Kagawa from the same team BVB Dortmund,,,signed for only 300k from Japanese league,,,now for sure he’s worth is 12 mill at least,,but if we could get those 2 for 18 mill we would get a 25 goal combination between those 2,,not to mention the assist provided by Kagawa for any future striker we may have in our team….this player is a pure class act playmaker

    Just imagine this


  • dawid182

    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Hopefully, plays Ireland on Saturday!

  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 31, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #12

    I very much doubt this deal will ever be apart from what it is a Rumour

  • chuck

    Mar 31, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #13

    More nonsense, why do you even bother Ed.?

  • connor_nufc

    Mar 31, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #14

    28 yr old wayne rooney don’t think hes that.old nw

  • xXl NUFC lXx

    Mar 31, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #15

    lol is this a joke ?

  • aarronkimber

    Mar 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #16

    no chance in hell are we getting him,
    would love to see kevin doyle – 6-8m
    gervinho 10m
    and lens – 10m
    and maybe another versitile defender

  • craig bell

    Mar 31, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #17

    i wish people would stop saying things like ‘pointless rumours’. i hate mike ashley with a passion but the money is there to be spent. wait to see if it is spent before you start having a go at him again

  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Mar 31, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Wont Sign Him….
    and to be honest, dont want him.

    he does score goals but he has just found his form for bayern munich and looked like a average player when they first signed him.

    he will cost way to much, and there are better players available for less money.


  • CheickTiote

    Mar 31, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Rooney is not 28?

  • max

    Mar 31, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #20

    really want him,,

  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 31, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Who haven’t we been linked with? I hear Pele is available for the right price. He’s probably still better than 1 or 2 of our strikers come to think of it (Xisco at least).

  • youngtoonfan

    Mar 31, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #22

    if we got all the people we’ve been linked with, i’d be ecstatic! i just want gervinho, a cb to replace williamson and goalscoring centre forward.


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