Newcastle Linked With French International Striker


With the Newcastle manager saying today that the Newcastle club have already bid money for some in-contract transfer targets, and have also offered deals to some free agents, expect quite a few stories coming though about who Newcastle may be after.

Kevin Gameiro – not the first time Newcastle linked with this striker

And there’s a report today that Newcastle United are believed to be keen on Lorient striker Kevin Gameiro, who is a French International.

The 23-year-old 5’8″ tall striker has already played three times for France, and four times for the France U21 side, and has  scored 16 goals in Ligue 1 this season for Lorient.

The news is in a News of the World report today, and the fee is said to be close to £9M, and certainly this is the type of player we would expect Newcastle to be going after in the summer.

Other clubs said to be interested include Arsenal, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

Gameiro has Portuguese heritage through his paternal grandfather, and was therefore also eligible to represent Portugal at international level.

It seems as though he looked at possibly playing for Portugal,  but then In August of last year, he was called up to the senior French squad by new manager Laurent Blanc.

He made his senior debut in the match against Belarus last September, appearing as a second half substitute, and only two months ago he earned another cap, in France’s 1–0 win over Brazil.

The 23 year-old started his senior career at Strasbourg in 2005 where he scored 17 goals in 68 appearances before moving on to Lorient in 2008.

The French International has so far scored 49 goals in 105 appearances for Lorient, and is his first class career so far Kevin has 66 goals in 173 appearances which is not too bad at all.

This is not the first time Newcastle have been linked with Gameiro, and the first report of the Geordies’  interest was last November.

He looks a decent striker.

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104 comments so far

  • hainesy

    Apr 17, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #1

    1st?

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  • hainesy

    Apr 17, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #2

    HELLLLL YEAHHHH! I would love to see him here. It was quite funny on one site they claimed he was the perfect Carroll replacement then went on to say he is 5’5″ with Carroll billed at 6’5″ I couldn’t help but laugh!

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  • Partizan

    Apr 17, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d rather go for Park Chu Young from Monaco

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  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 17, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Wonder if he was one of the French squad who had a word with Ben Arfa?

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 17, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Gameiro and gervnho are my two dream signings this summer

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  • boater

    Apr 17, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #6

    @Partizan – Aye, park chu young is having another excellent season I saw.

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  • NIMagpie1

    Apr 17, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #7

    Sigthorsson, Gervinho and now Gameiro. Any two of these would be perfect imo. Young, proven (as proven as a 21-23 year old striker can be) playing at a high level in their respective leagues. Wont demand extreme wages, will be out to prove themselves.

    I have lost a little faith in our young prospect Ranger recently, all that I want him to succeed, I keep thinking back to his comment ‘Gangsta 1st, Footballer 2nd’ and question his frame of mind and willingness to get his head down and play.

    For me Sigthorsson might be the replacement for Carroll we all want, height, stature, eye for goal, could fit into our current structure well.

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  • Thump

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #8

    When did he say that, NI?

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  • NIMagpie1

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Twitter a while back. I didnt personally see it but from other people on other forums it was apparently true.

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  • geordie_vince

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #10

    prefer HULK but dont know how much he would cost

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  • Sav

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #11

    This guy looks more the sort of calibre we should be aiming for.

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  • Darling27

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Yes Please!!!

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  • Darling27

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #13

    This is the quality we should be looking to get in the club.

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  • MacToon

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #14

    geordie_vince, I’m sure Hulk has a rediculous 50 million Euro buy out or something like that.

    Endless “Newcastle interested in (insert player name)” is already boring and we haven’t even finished the season yet!

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  • GeordieRob

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #15

    @Geordie_vince.

    I think everyone would prefer Hulk. But he would probably cost in the region of 30m+, given that he’s currently playing Champions League every year, his contract doesn’t expire until 2014 and about 20 other clubs would pay anything to get him.

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  • GeordieRob

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #16

    MacToon… in that case 50m+.

    Don’t think the Fat Man would be willing to pay 1/4 of that.

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  • ganiyu

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Ed you know how to twist emotions on this site..
    I want to ask what would happen to best ameobi kuqi lovenkands and ranger.

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  • NIMagpie1

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Hulk… Dream on! Maybe when a Billionaire Russian buys us and invests silly bucks!… While we have mikeashley@sportsdirect.com/bargains/30%off/50%off/70%off at the helm we will be looking at youth and or championship bargains and free’s.

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  • youngtoonfan

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #19

    i would love to see gamerio, gervinho, larsson, stighorrson and maybe a new CB in the summer! i would love sturridge to come but he seems pretty certain that he’d like to challenge for a starting 11 spot at chelsea apparently..

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Doesnt wanna come here, Wants to move to Spain with Villareal looking him as the replacement for Rossi. so doubt we have a chance here for him.

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  • youngtoonfan

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #21

    ohh and krancjar 😀

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  • NIMagpie1

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Sturridge would be perfect! Him and Sigthorrson. Leon best and Shola as back up…

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  • MacToon

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Can’t believe we didn’t try and get Strurridge in the Jan window on loan but yet again I sometimes forget who’s running the club!

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  • Sinner

    Apr 17, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Gameiro is a beast on FM!!
    Get him and Gervinho! 😀

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  • shearermania

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #25

    my wish list
    jens lehmann
    brett ormerod
    shefki kuqi Captain
    kyrgiakos
    lee bowyer
    kevin phillips (he dosnt shoiwer)
    graham alexander
    sol campbell
    all very very experienced players

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #26

    i have oly one thing to say tat is i want players who want s to play for NEWCASTEL UNITED like ben arfa

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  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Rather have Peter Shilton than Jens Lehmann

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  • boater

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #28

    roshan magpie.,, !?!? he wants to play for us until he gets an offer to go to man city or chelsea you mean.

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  • ganiyu

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #29

    leon best would be a great player for us.a good finisher…no need to waste money on these clowns

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #30

    NIMagpie1@

    Agree Sigthorrson/Sturidge would be great too see at our club, Sig is amazing striker and has what it takes to do well at NUFC plus he is used to cold weather which helps, Sturridge is what we need an exiting YOUNG ENGLISH striker to replace one who left.

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  • youngtoonfan

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #31

    ………………..Harper…………………
    Simps…..Collo…….???…..Enrique

    ………….Barton……Tiote……………
    Gervinho………………………..Jarvis
    ……………….Ben Arfa…………………
    …………………Gameiro……………….

    Would love this 😀 We could get Gervinho £12m
    Jarvis £10
    Gameiro £9
    and then maybe a cheap, young CB to replace williamson because i think maybe we could get a better CB than Williamson and then just have him as replacement. Any ideas?

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #32

    BOATER if i get a chance to play for NUFC then ill play for free for ever

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #33

    well for now he is with us BOATER so i guess we have to trust him and i guess he wont leave us unless fatasslee sell him for his own greed

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  • jaw4life

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #35

    My Dream team for the summer:

    ………………………Harper………..
    Sotaridis..K.Papadopoulos….Collocini…Enrique
    ………………………………….Tiote………………………
    Gervinho……………………..Barton……………Jonas
    ………………………Ben Arfa……………………………..
    ……………………………………Sow…………

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  • jaw4life

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #36

    Greeks on the right……..Spaniards/Argentiines on the left……….Tiote and his mate Gervinho….and The french speakers up top lol

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  • branunited

    Apr 17, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #37

    newcastle consider signing to bendtner for around 12 million, http://www.fansfc.com/story/31534.html
    i would like to sign, but, 12 million is much for someone who has not played enough, is good player and arsenal was wasted for use as winger, i like would like to see black and white.
    kevin gameiro would be a great sign, is young have a future, 8 million is good price.

    other strikers who are signed:
    bryan ruiz (available around to 6 million)
    luuk de jong
    both the twente

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  • Vinicinhos

    Apr 17, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #38

    My Team:

    GK – Forster
    RB – Baird
    CB – Coloccini
    CB – Sokratis (Reserve of Milan)
    LB – Taiwo (If Enrique goes)
    RM – Ben Arfa
    CM – Barton
    CM – Tiote
    LM – Gervinho
    FC – Gameiro
    FC – Sigthorsson

    Reserves: Harper, Saylor, Raylor, Ranger, Best, Airey, Nolan, Simpson, Larsson and Fryatt;

    I would like to buy Fryatt, Baird and loan in Sokratis, of Milan.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 17, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #39

    Van Der Wiel (Dutch RB) and Lens (Dutch RW) charging down the wing, would be awesome! We’d have the quickest most exciting right side in the league. Combined fee of £18-20m would be a fair estimate.

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  • Vinicinhos

    Apr 17, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #40

    I like Siaka Tiene, of PSG.

    Tiote knows him, and he can play well with Ben Arfa or Gervinho or Jonas, on the left.And he plays at CM too.

    What about the young defender Mamadou Sakho.Great defender.

    Sokratis Papasthathopoulos (big name) is reserve of Milan and can be loaned to us.

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