Four Top Players For Newcastle For £30M


We’ve looked through the record of players Newcastle are said to be interested in this summer, and we’ve come up with 4 players who would cost Newcastle around £30M in transfer fees, but they would improve the squad immensely.

Here they are with a short piece on each player.

GERVINHO


Age: 23
Position: Winger/Striker
Club: Lille
Price: £11M

At Lille at the moment, who are currently top of the French league, Gervinho is a fast goal-scoring winger would be ideal for Newcastle.  The lad has 19 caps and 5 goals for the Ivory Coast and would be good company for Cheick Tiote, and he’s also an excellent player by the way.

KOLBEINN SIGTHORSSON

Age: 21
Position: Striker
Club: AZ Alkmaar
Price: £2M
Icelandic International

6’1″ striker has 5 caps and 3 goals so for Iceland, and has appeared 32 times with 14 goals for his Dutch club AZ Aklkmaar this season. An excellent up and coming striker will only get better on Tyneside.

ADEL TAARABT

Age: 21
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Club: QPR
Price: £11M
Moroccan International

The former Tottenham, player has been the star of the Championship this season for table-topping QPR, and will be much sought after in the summer by bigger clubs. It may be hard to get this lad to Tyneside, but at only 21 he’s already a very good creative midfielder, who would add much needed flair to the Newcastle side.



NIKO KRANJCAR

Age: 26
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Club: Tottenham
Price: £6M

The 63 times capped Croatian (15 goals) is getting sick of warming the bench at Spurs, and will leave in the summer, but as with Taarabt he will be in great demand by some big clubs. But this player just oozes class and is completely wasted at Spurs, where he hardly gets a game for the London side. Standing 6’1″ tall,  this winger would be a terrific signing for Newcastle and would add flair, class and creativity to the Newcastle side.

Who do you think Newcastle could or should sign for around £30M – let us know.

Comments always very welcome.



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49 comments so far

  • nufc1331

    Apr 17, 2011 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Any of these players would be great. I just wonder how many, if any, could we get. 2 out of the 4 would be a tremendous help, any more would be fantastic. With all this alleged money we’ll be getting over the summer we should be able to outbid a lot of clubs, right?

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 17, 2011 at 5:16 AM

    Comment #2

    i agree with all of the players ed mentioned will be good for NUFC except taarabat cause he remindes of Routledge he also plays like a great player in championship but in premier league he is just invisible in the pitch when we play him so instead of taarabat we should sign LARSON who can come for free and has good passing ability for a player who comes for nothing and has better premier league exp we should sign him

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  • RedMissionBells

    Apr 17, 2011 at 5:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Gervinho and Kranjcar will be great signings.

    These are the players I hope our club will consider signing.

    ***Sakho, CB/LB, 21.
    Has leadership qualities having captained France on every youth level. I have watched him play and he is very reliable. He can also play as an emergency leftback.

    ***Kjaer, CB, 22.
    Young and reliable centreback. If you think Agger is good, Kjaer is definitely miles ahead. Though he will not come cheap. Then again, we cannot expect every quality signing to be as cheap as Tiote.

    *Vanden Borre, Utility Defensive Player, 23.
    Utility player that can play in many defensive positions. Has had PL experience with Portsmouth previously. Vanden Borre is almost like an all rounder. He is physical yet also has good passing ability. Reminds me alot of the Toure brothers.

    ***Gregory van der Wiel, RB 23.
    Has the football world at his feet as I see him as having the potential to be one of the best rightbacks in the world. However, it is likely that top clubs like Real and Barce will go after him.

    **Georginio Wijnaldum, Central Playmaker, 20.
    Central Playmaker. We can do with a central play maker since Kevin Nolan is more of a goal poacher. I would LOVE to see this lad and Ben Arfa link up.

    **Ismail Aissati, Attacking Midfielder, 22.
    Holland under 21 youngster. Currently from Ajax and on loan to Vitesse. The player will bring much needed flair to our team.

    Other players I would love us to sign include:
    1.Ignacio Camacho.
    2. Krancjar.
    3. Gervinho.
    4. Oba Martins. (Recall his first season with us until Owen came back from injury)

    Some may think I am not being realistic, but we need to start signing some quality young players if we want to build a team for the future.

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  • brighter

    Apr 17, 2011 at 6:10 AM

    Comment #4

    >ADEL TAARABT

    Price: £11M

    No!It’s just not deserved to that price.Are you seriously think ?11M is proper?
    Sorry,I can’t understand at all

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  • Billy1985

    Apr 17, 2011 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #5

    i dont understand how people can say that we have any players for so much that we can buy. how does any1 know the value of a player especially if other clubs come in for them. plus other clubs know how much we have and could be getting its just rubbish.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Apr 17, 2011 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Hey, no Taarbat. 11mil? For this piece of money we could easily sign Adam Johanson. 2mil for KOLBEINN SIGTHORSSON is very very good price, must take him.

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  • Darling27

    Apr 17, 2011 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #7

    £11 million for Taarabt is steep.

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  • Darling27

    Apr 17, 2011 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m with RedMissionBells. I’d like to see Gervinho and Gregory van der Wiel come in. I’d also like to see Romelu Lukaku at Newcastle 🙂

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  • Dyer8

    Apr 17, 2011 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Felipe Caicedo, ST, 5M
    Gervinho, WG, 11M
    Matt Jarvis, WG, 8M
    Van Aanholt, LB, 3M
    Victor Moses, WG, 3M
    David Hoilett, WG, 5M

    …………………..Forster…………………….
    Simpson..Saylor..Colloccini..V.Aanholt
    ………………Barton..Tiote………………..
    Gervinho………………………………Jarvis
    …………………..Ben Arfa…………………..
    ……………………Caicedo…………………..

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  • Darling27

    Apr 17, 2011 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #10

    Team i’d like to see for next season is:

    5-4-1

    GK Harper
    RB Van Der Wiel
    CB Coloccini
    CB Williamson
    LB Enrique
    DM Tiote
    LM Ben Afra
    AM Barton
    AM Nolan
    RM Gervinho
    ST Lukaku

    Subs

    GK Krul
    LB Ferguson
    RB Simpson
    CB S.Taylor
    RW/LW Gutierrez
    CM Gosling
    ST Ameobi

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/squad_selector/default.stm?teamid=newcastle_united&sport=football&formation=7&fantasy=Lukaku%7CGervinho%7CVan%20Der%20Wiel&p18=5&p17=11&p16=21&p15=22&p14=24&p13=9&p12=28&p11=35&p10=10&p9=2&p8=14&p7=36&p6=20&p5=19&p4=37&p3=6&p2=3&p1=16&

    Easy top ten finish with that line up pushing for europe.

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  • arfa chance

    Apr 17, 2011 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #11

    I would say
    Gervinho £11m
    Krankjar £6m
    Sigthornson £2 m
    Wendt free
    Larrson free
    Sow £10 m

    No chance in hell taarabet is worth 11 m or We would buy him for that.

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  • arfa chance

    Apr 17, 2011 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #12

    Like the look of urs too sure 8

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  • balubas1

    Apr 17, 2011 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #13

    would rather have a new right back in stead of kranjcar. where does kranjcar fit in anyways with Nolan, HBA and possibly Ireland as attacking mids? Get an additional winger or a RB!!

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  • arfa chance

    Apr 17, 2011 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #14

    Dyer8 I meant

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  • Billy1985

    Apr 17, 2011 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #15

    i would build up backroom staff like world class ones that know how to bring young ones into the the footballing world have like a centre of excellence somewhere in europe and produce young players their even our young players. it will save money in the long term and produce hell of a lot more/quality players than we have recently even though a few are showing signs at the min. we need to produce cracking players to keep the money coming in cause no products from the academy no future investments in our players except from the ones that we dont want no more and we will hardly get nothing from them anyway.

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  • RedMissionBells

    Apr 17, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #16

    While Ireland showed glimpse of class while at Manchester City, lets remember it was quite a while ago. Since then, he has not played much football. In my opinion, Ireland is not the type of attacking midfielder we need to unlock defences. We need more attacking players like Kranjcar and HBA.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Apr 17, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #17

    I personally cant see ireland staying after the loan, he doesnt fit in with the type of player we’re after. my personal recomendations would be EDEN HAZARD – great name, great player. plenty of interest in this one from what i hear so may be difficult to sign, currently plays for lille but perhaps a double deal could be constructed for him and GERVINHO? second i agree with dyer8 for his leftback choice, it would be great seeing AANHOLT in a newcastle shirt again and is more the sort of player pardew is intrested in signing, 3m however? i think more like 7 as chelsea are fully aware of our situation n would play it against us. I would reccomend a striker in LUKAKU however i can see him being another lazy player (Martins and ameobi) but he does have what we are missing in a fast forward, we have been missing that for a while, although carrol had pace he wasnt fast.

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  • Shot Bru

    Apr 17, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Two wide men and a striker….offer £15- £20 million for Jeremaine Lens and Balazs Dzsudzsak….and try and buy Kevin Gameiro

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Apr 17, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #19

    I’ll believe we’ve signed decent players when I see them playing in the black & white. I just don’t trust Ashley & Co.

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  • singamagpie

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #20

    Why the hell would we want taabart? Talented, yes. But won’t give effort on and off the field. Did anyone see how he lost his head (again) last week and almost accidentally sliced the legs of an opponent?

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  • dazza

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Dyer is on point with Caicedo, absolute beast.

    How about bidding for Adam Johnson and Charlie Adam?

    And City only want 16M for Adebayor…?

    And who plays up top for Lille? He cant stop scoring and might be worth a punt.

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  • dougski

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #22

    @Redmissionbells

    I love the fact you are mentioning them because of football manager! Come on Borre was absolutely shit! Doesn’t matter what FM put his stats at he’s not a prem quality player!

    We should sign larrson and elmander as proven prem players with experience and free that would take about 5 mill from budget do wages fees etc then we should go for gervinho with fees wages tame about 15 mill then Albin from Getafe he hadn’t had the best season this year but is quality Ive seen him play he’s quick strong and he’s on a free so would be about 3 mill then we have about 10-15 mill left for a def on a free from somewhere and an out an out striker as we will sell a couple of players. If we sold Enrique and got taiwo on free would be brilliant business would leave us in profit with about 7 mill and we have an international and champs league experience player can complain at that! Our team would end up

    Krul

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  • dougski

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #23

    @Redmissionbells

    I love the fact you are mentioning them because of football manager! Come on Borre was absolutely shit! Doesn’t matter what FM put his stats at he’s not a prem quality player!

    We should sign larrson and elmander as proven prem players with experience and free that would take about 5 mill from budget do wages fees etc then we should go for gervinho with fees wages tame about 15 mill then Albin from Getafe he hadn’t had the best season this year but is quality Ive seen him play he’s quick strong and he’s on a free so would be about 3 mill then we have about 10-15 mill left for a def on a free from somewhere and an out an out striker as we will sell a couple of players. If we sold Enrique and got taiwo on free would be brilliant business would leave us in profit with about 7 mill and we have an international and champs league experience player can complain at that! Our team would end up

    Krul harper

    Simmo raylor

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  • connor_nufc

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #24

    11 million for tarrabt its far too high and plus I don’t think hes very good

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #25

    Adam Johnson would be brilliant BUT he will be overpriced (english) and on huge wages (man city player) so won’t happen.

    Taabart is lazy so no.

    Other three yes and use the 11 mill saved on Taabart for Sow. Get the three frees from the previous article and buy Doyle or Rodellaga and buy a LB. That gives a very strong basis to grow from with back up.

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  • dougski

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #26

    @Redmissionbells

    I love the fact you are mentioning them because of football manager! Come on Borre was absolutely shit! Doesn’t matter what FM put his stats at he’s not a prem quality player!

    We should sign larrson and elmander as proven prem players with experience and free that would take about 5 mill from budget do wages fees etc then we should go for gervinho with fees wages tame about 15 mill then Albin from Getafe he hadn’t had the best season this year but is quality Ive seen him play he’s quick strong and he’s on a free so would be about 3 mill then we have about 10-15 mill left for a def on a free from somewhere and an out an out striker as we will sell a couple of players. If we sold Enrique and got taiwo on free would be brilliant business would leave us in profit with about 7 mill and we have an international and champs league experience player can complain at that! Our team would end up

    Krul harper

    Simmo raylor
    Taiwo ferguson
    Willo Taylor colo kadar

    Jonas Albin ben arfa gervinho
    Barton tiote Nolan larsson

    Ameobi best elmander ????

    Then we obv sell xisco Guthrie smith routledge loven perch release campbell and loan out ranger

    Getting rid of xisco smith campbell loven rout releases 150k in wages a week sick thought! And we probs get about 7 mill for all them would. Be ar to get a good striker and a good utility defender and if out attack doesn’t look good and in depth then you know nothing about football as that is ad good as squad as any but top 4 and even better than Liverpool as I deem top 4 spurs city chelsea arsenal now! Anyway enough day dreaming as we won’t end up with any player there knowing my luck lol!

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  • dougski

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #27

    Sorry my iPhone played up hence the 2 posts half finished

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #28

    6 players
    In
    2 CB Hubnik and a very good free agent possibly
    A LB Wendt/Taiwo
    Stephen Ireland
    2 Winger Larsson/Fernandez , Gervinho
    2 Strikers Elmander, Sow/Van Wolfswinkel
    Highest Fee: 35
    Lowest Fee: 27

    Next Season
    —————————GK————————-
    Harper
    RB———-CB————–CB———–LB
    Simpson Coloccini S.Taylor Jose(I hope)
    CDM
    Toite
    RM————————————————–LM
    Gervinho HFA
    CAM
    Nolan(C)
    ST ST
    Elmander Sow/Wolfswinkel

    Subs

    Krul
    New Defencer
    Wendt
    Jonas
    Larrson/Gosling or Fernandez(if signed)
    Ireland
    Amobi

    Next season we should aim 6-7th or 10th and Carling Cup winners/FA Cup Winners/Runners Up

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  • Partizan

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #29

    Red mission bells…..I dont know whats with this Ricky van Wolfsfinkel guy cos he’s not that good,i watched him couple of times and especially the last game against Heerenveen where he missed 2 one on one opportunities.

    I was very impressed with Bas Dost….typical Ibrahimovic in terms of height,ball control,vision,and not to mention his world class goal last Friday night against Utrecht.

    Excellent player

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  • RedMissionBells

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #30

    Who is Ricky van wolfsfinkel ?

    And I am not pulling up names from Football Manager. I don’t even play the game.

    I listed young players who genuinely look like good prospects based on what I’v seen and their profile. Bore is not as bad as what you think. Definitely better than our very own Alan Smith.

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  • RedMissionBells

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #31

    Video of Anthony Vanden Borre.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4sDpC5pW4o

    =)

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  • thepict

    Apr 17, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #32

    Would love to see Charlie Adams at Our place, excellent range of passing. Sign him up.

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  • MadAboutToon

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #33

    i’d like theses players wendt, free gervinho, 11 mill larrson, free elmander, free cisse, 8 mil sigthonson 2mill line-up ………………………harper……………………….simmo……..willo………..collo……..jose……..gervinho…..cheik………barton…….jonas……………….elmander…….cisse………………. subs. forster, wendt saylor, larrson, nolan, shola, sigthonson. easily a top finish

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  • Klatoon

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #34

    Balazs Dzsudzsak wuld solve so many of our attacking problems,young quick winger/striker with amazing deadball ability. His crossing is excellent but he’s not afraid to take his man on AND shoot for goal too. Maybe im being unrealistic like those who think we can sign Van der Wiel who has all the major European sides tracking him (having cemented the RB slot for the Dutch national side)

    HWTL

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #35

    Typical how a Taraabt type player gets slated in English football, despite 16 goals and 16 assists and he was a 17 old in the premiership.

    Yes 11m may be too high but funny how Fergie allegedly wants him and he’s not bad judge.

    How many assists and goals do we get from Smith, Guthrie etc ?

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  • Keano9

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #36

    @arfa chance
    liking the selections very good

    this would be who i think we should bring in:
    Grevinho RW/CF(11M)
    Sigthornson ST (2M)
    Wendt LB (Free)/ Cheick M Bengue (7M)
    Larrson RM Free)
    Elmander ST (Free)
    Hubnik CM (4M)
    Sow ST (10M)

    Total Spent: 33M

    The line up goes like this Playing a 4-4-1-1
    ————-Foster—————-
    Simmo–Hubnik–Colo–Wendt
    ————Toite—————
    Grevinho–Joey–Jonas
    ————Ben Arfa———
    ———–Sigthornson—–
    Subs:
    Harps
    Nolan
    Larrson
    Gosling
    Willamson
    Elmander
    Sow(or switch round with Sigthornson)

    Beastly team top 6 finish every time because
    it is balanced team with qualiity forwards and rock hard defence and also a sturdy midfield with senior players able to come from the bench and effect the game but fit in perfectly with the follow of the team

    Comments welcome tell me what ya think!

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  • SeanNufc87

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #37

    How any of you can leave Nolan out of a future starting line up is beyond me, he’s been (by far) our best player this season and probably last too. shame on you!

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  • SeanNufc87

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #38

    also kean09 your total is 34m not 33 🙂 lol

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  • CheickTiote

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #39

    No way would I pay 11M for Taarabt.

    I have no idea how alot of you are leaving Nolan out of the starting line up, I would have him over Barton any day, and frankly I secretly hope that Barton doesnt sign a new contract; he’s a trouble maker and his passing isn’t as good as he says it is. I reckon he causes arguments within the squad, and I bet if he were to leave they’d be better harmony.

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  • john DSOUZA

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #40

    Wat about david bentley? I would love him insted of kranjcar.

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