Newcastle Interested In Kenyan Midfielder

We saw the  report yesterday and thought this youngster could be an excellent signing for Newcastle.

Victor Wanyama – 6’2″ Kenyan defensive midfielder

There was news that various Premier League clubs were after defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama, who is the younger brother of 24 year-old Inter Milan midfielder Mcdonald Mariga.

The clubs reported to be interested in this Kenyan, who turns 20 next month, are Aston Villa, Birmingham, Sunderland and Newcastle, and the youngster has said it would be a dream for him to join a Premier League club.

Cheick Tiote is the firsy choice defensive midfielder at Newcastle, but has had far too many yellow cards this season, and since returning from his two match ban he has managed to pick up a yellow card in each of the last two games.,

That tells us Cheick is going to miss games next season as well – he;’s missed 6 games this season through his various cautions,  and when he’s been out of th side, Newcastle have now looked good in midfield.

So surely Newcastle will try to bring in some player this summer, who can fill the position of defensive midfield when Tiote is not playing.

The 19-year-old midfielder is currently playing for Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen in the Jupiler Pro League, the top football league in Belgium.

This is what Wanyama said about the news that Premier League clubs may have an interest in him:

“I am very excited to be linked with Premier League clubs. But nothing is done yet, it is paper talk,”

“But it is a dream for me to play one day in one of the top leagues in Europe and there is no better at the moment than the English league.”

From what we can find out Victor has played around 32 times for Beerschot Antwerpen, and was on loan in 2009 to Mathare United, a club that plays in his native Kenya.

The 6’2″ midfielder (it must be those McDonald’s hamburgers) had joined Swedish club Helsingborg IF in 2005, before joining his current club in 2007.

Wanyama made his debut for the Kenyan national team back in 2007, when he was just 15, in a friendly game against Nigeria.

It seems that this lad could be a star in the making,  and we wouldn’t mind seeing him arrive at Newcastle in the summer.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • The Entertainers

    May 2, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Def need a Tiote backup, whoever it may ‘be’!


    May 2, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Sign him, he has pace! It says so on his shirt.

  • davybtoon

    May 2, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    get him signed up along with gradel, long, snodgrass, mbengue, tabonua, roberto rosales, callejon, gamerio, sow, nolito and are team wud b transformed


    May 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #4

    hahaha GEORDIE69 thats damn fine advertising for the kid

  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    i guess he is better than smith and guthre

  • Solaidback

    May 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Jeez how much money do people think Pardew is getting for gods sake… at the last count, I’ve seen peeps say we need replacements or back up for the following positions:

    CB to play 1st team along side Colo,
    DMF – to cover Tiote while suspended,
    LB – to replace Enrique when he leaves,
    RB – to play 1st team instead of Simpson,
    RW – so Barton can play MF,
    LW – so Jonas can play RW,
    ST – to replace Lover, Strola, Xisco & Carroll..

    At this rate, we’ll be buying several £2m-£3m players to fill all those positions & there aren’t that many Tiote’s out there for that sort of price imo….

    Personally I think we need 2 strikers, 1 natural left winger & a replacement for Enrique should he leave, if after those positions are filled we still have some money spare, then look at other positions for cover only…

  • nolan4

    May 2, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Wudn’t bad signing a suppose at only 19 he has potential Jay Bothroyd avalible on a free wud be a decent signing betta than shola

  • davybtoon

    May 2, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #8

    solaidback = its easy
    gradel 2m
    snodgrass 2m
    larrosn free
    wednt free
    elmander free
    wanyama 1m
    long 6m
    ashly williams free
    tarrbt 6m plus routledge
    nolito free
    gamerio 1o/12 mill
    sow 8m
    mbengue n franck taboune combine fee of 10m
    ngog free part of deal for jose
    roberto rosales 3m
    bothroyd free
    moses 3m
    need i go on depending on what combination u put these together u can get 7/9 players for around 30mill all wud improve are sqaud

    plus with campbell, kuqi, rtaylor, jose, guthrie, smith, routledge, xisco, shola, lovenkrands, all goin out then u hav cash off of them plus u need to promote vukic, taveriner, feguson, lualua, kadar to first team sorted

  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #9

    Please not people like Bothroyd, even on a budget surely we can do much much better.

    I like the sound of this Kenyan guy. It’s things like that and Graham Carr that I like about the current set up. It’s just we need a good manager to bring it altogether. Doesn’t have to be a big name, but any one of Clark, Poyet or Paul Llambert would be a huge improvement on Pardwho and would get us playing decent football where the ball stays on the ground for a change.

  • Toon1978

    May 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Get Osama Bin Laden in. He would do a better job up front then what we currently have hehehe.

  • Stuart

    May 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #11


    I think everyone on here agrees with you that wholesale changes like you’re suggesting are whats needed, but can you honestly see that many people coming in and leaving the club this summer?

    I know we should have the cash and its pretty much necessary but clubs dont often make such sweeping changes, at least in 1 transfer window. It would take all the new players awhile to gel with the squad, especially if they’re from a foreign league. We all know how long it took colo, guti and jose to adapt to the english game.

  • Stuart

    May 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #12

    You kidding Toon1978? He’d disappear slightly more often than Shola upfront haha!

  • Tonytoon73

    May 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #13

    How long has Ameobi got left on his contract,what ever he has left could the club not terminate the remainder of it.Also like i said the other day pard who hasn’t got a clue is a sh** clueless f***er.

  • Toon1978

    May 2, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #14


    hahahahaha yeah quite true. Although Ameobi is nearly as dead as Bin Laden the way he strolls around the pitch.

  • Stuart

    May 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #15

    Theres a much higher chance of finding Bin Laden having a cheeky pint in The Strawberry than there is of Shola breaking into a run like.

  • Toon1978

    May 2, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #16


    Bin Laden will be having a bacon sarnie and a pint with Allah as we speak lol.

  • lee rob

    May 2, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #17

    Get him signed along with podolski,sturrdge,gevinho and nzogbia and that would do me

  • Stuart

    May 2, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #18

    Haha aye, just heard the news Bin Ladens dead like.

    Isnt exactly new news though, hes been dead around 10 years probably…and yet hes still been alot more noticeable than Shola in the past 10 years haha.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 2, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #19

    I just want to see a couple of proven strikers.
    Kevin Doyle from Wolves would be a good start, Van Nistleroy would also be a good signing, he’s still good enough to play for Holland so he’s good enough for the Toon.
    Pardew needs to get tough with his squad. If there not good enough or wrong attitude then get rid!!!!!!!

  • north east lincs toon

    May 2, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #20

    toon 1978 bin laden is dead my friend but would still be better than strolla and loverboy ha!

  • xXl NUFC lXx

    May 2, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #21

    lee rob podolski,sturridge,gevinho hell yeah but dont think we could get one of them… n’zogbia maybe but i would prefer taarabt.

  • toonfan09

    May 2, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #22

    does shola even have a contract anymore he probs just plays for free for the laugh

  • toonfan09

    May 2, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #23

    here is one when shola has a testimonial game u reckon they will let him were the number 9?

  • Billy1985

    May 2, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #24

    i think he should be dropped for his younger bro lol

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Shola Ameobi doesn’t show the right attitude yet the lazy twat plays every game and gets picked by ever manager. If that sorry excuse for a footballer gets a new contract I will go mental! I still can’t believe he is in our team and how managers keep praising the lucky idiot. I can’t stand him anymore sell him now or we will NEVER PROGRESS!!!

    AMEOBI OUT!!!!

    His inconsistency and lack of any real talent drive me insane!!!!

  • giimps

    May 2, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #26

    I thinnk Strolla must be buying the managers a car for xmas and bringing them an apple every day to training.
    I can think of any other reason hes still at the club.
    I would rather have Vukic or Airey on anyday.
    I hope Pards plays Ferguson and Ranger vs Brummies, at least they try and have pace and desire, not the finished article but will both give more in 1 game than Strolla gives in a season.

  • Batey-Nufc

    May 2, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #27

    I know that he’s not the best but I would bring David Nudgent in from Pompy on a free, he would be good back up and he wouldn’t be on much of a wage..

  • MadAboutToon

    May 3, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #28

    i don’t know what some off yous got against shola, he’s has got better this last 2 seasons and he’s are best ST at minute and i think for once he’s PL standard. yeah he’s had few bad games but its lovenpants who’s the problem. you wouldn’t know he’s on the pitch, he’s not much of a option up font, i think we should sell him. we should get 2 1st team ST and keep shola, best and ranger for back up

  • hanz_MLY

    May 3, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Be real! The only Shola still playing all these madness years is because we don’t have any other CFs better than him in qualities & experiences. Now we know we can bet on Best doing the job but surely we must buy some more. ASAP.

    Could it be someone or a player himself coming here & selling Shola’s potentials?

    Please, let’s put up a poll of whether or not we want Shola Ameobi in our next season’s 1st team, Ed?


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