Daniel Sturridge Would Be Great Signing For Newcastle


Daniel Sturridge would be a great buy for Newcastle United this summer.

Daniel Sturridge – the type of young striker Newcastle need

But sadly we’ve not heard any rumors about Newcatsle even being interested in the player, and we don’t know if Chelsea would be willing to sell their 21 year-old prodigy.

You only have to look at what the Birmingham-born player did at Bolton this year – 8 goals in 11 appearances – to see how well he could do in the Premier League, with regular starts.

And unless Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Nicolas Anelka or Salomon Kalou leave the London club this summer, it’s hard to see the former Manchester City player getting much playing time in London.

It could be that Chelsea will make the player available for a loan spell next season, but Newcastle are not too lucky with loan deals at all.

Newcastle had Uruguayan Nacho Gonzalez on loan for the relegation season, and he made only two short sub appearances in September, and was out injured with an Achilles problem  for the rest of the season – so he didn’t much help to save Newcastle from relegation at all.

But the Newcastle club were still reported as paying £1M in loan fees to his Spanish club Valencia.

And then this year, Stephen Ireland was always injured after he arrived on loan in January from Aston Villa, and he also made only two sub appearances for Newcastle this year.

But Sturridge would be a terrific permanent signing or loan signing, and could take over the mantle of Andy Carroll, and he’s younger too.

Daniel started his career with local club Aston Villa, whom he joined back in 1998, while just 9 years old, before moving to Coventry for a year in 2002, and then he joined Manchester City in 2003.

He played 32 times with 6 goals from 2006 through 2009 for the Manchester City first team, before he was signed by Chelsea in July, 2009.

The two sides were unable to agree a fee, and it was decided by a tribunal.

The Professional Football Compensation Committee decided that Chelsea would pay an initial fee of £3.5M with additional payments of £500K after each of 10, 20, 30 and 40 first-team competitive appearances.

And since Daniel has 41 first team appearances with 9 goals so far for Chelsea, the total fee paid by the London club currently stands at £5.5M, and Man City get a further payment of £1M if the player makes a full international appearance,

We don’t know how much this player would cost but he would be worth £10M of Newcastle’s money.

But as we said,  we’ve seen no mention in the press that Newcastle are even interested in the 21 year-old.

He’d be an awful lot better than West Ham’s Carlton Cole – that’s for sure.

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246 comments so far

  • hadthetshirt

    May 17, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Great player and I would love to see him in a black and white shirt.He would excite us.

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  • oldbobaycliffe

    May 17, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #2

    the mirror and sky have both stated that we are after carlton cole if thats the standard of player pardew is going to bring in god help us the miss he had against wigan defied description and his goal scoring record is terrible ba of west ham or that young italian that is on loan at swansea cant remember his name would be better signings

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    May 17, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Now he would be a good buy

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  • Andy

    May 17, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Sky never have the players we are after right, no doubt they’ll link us with Robbie Keane next

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  • davybtoon

    May 17, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #5

    the only way id take cole if he as a sqaud player n less than 3.5mill but like i say its lazy journolism
    id say jason puncheon is the only player pardew has managed in the past that we cud sign young n cheap jus how ashly the signings to be

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  • JAMSHA

    May 17, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #6

    If cole cums. Plz v need to protest.

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  • Andy

    May 17, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Puncheon has looked good when i’ve seen him. Great running with the ball

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 17, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ve yet to hear any negative comments about him from any fan. If we have the means, give us what we want!

    Nile could be as good, his burgeoning career is similar to Sturridges’ so far, needs a season on loan.

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  • Solaidback

    May 17, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #9

    If Sturridge goes on loan or sold next season, I think Bolton have first dibs on him.. 🙁

    Also, why don’t we get our young striker Airey a chance, he’s only a few younger than Sturridge & has done well in the reserves this season with 11 goals in 13 games, we never know, we may not need to buy a new striker if one of those can cut it in the first team!!!

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  • DJM TOON

    May 17, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #10

    lets not get over excited by anything… NUFC play their cards close to their chest in the transfer market as last two windows have shown. anything and everything is possible.

    personally, i dont think there’s anything in the carlton cole rumor… i bloody well hope not anyway!

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  • P.I.

    May 17, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #11

    This is a blog post about Sturridge, not Jason Bleedin Puncheon.
    Havent seen enough of Punchers to comment but he’s a lower league player at the minute so anyway you look at it, it’s a gamble.

    Sturridge would be a nice little buy, if we can get him and it’s under £10M
    There will be interest and from some decent clubs too, so i would say we may well bid, and see him go elsewhere. I can see Spurs looking at him as a replacement for Defoe or Pavlechenko.
    Chelsea may want to hold onto him?

    But aye, if he came here i’d be over the moon. Only signing Carlton Banks would be able to take the shine off securing Sturridge.

    On a seperate note did anyone read the story about the Magpie in todays Metro? Page 3, canny funny…

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  • Stuart

    May 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #12

    I hope we’re at least enquiring about him or sticking a cheeky bid in.

    Its best for his career to move on this summer and get regular first team football, it all depends on who offers chelsea the most I reckon.

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  • toonfan09

    May 17, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #13

    http://twitpic.com/4yuzwn

    newcastles away shirt next season?

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  • Milzzy Rascal

    May 17, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #14

    So many rumours so little time!!!

    I don’t think anyone knows who’s coming and going this summer that’s what makes it so interesting for us and so frustrating for the journos!! I don’t believe the Carlton Cole thing that’s not how Mike Ashley does business in my opinion I think the guy will splash the cash should the right player be put in front of him (ala Colloccini) but he was badly burnt by high priced english league players under Allardyce and I don’t believe he’s foolish enough to make that mistake again (although he has made some fundemental errors in his time).

    Basically lads and lasses it’s all a wait and see game but to me I think they’ll have their targets set and I think you’ll see the focus of our attention coming from the French/Dutch/Belgian leagues as well as possibly targets it Scotland and The Championship. The one prem player I think has a wiff of true about it is N’Zogbia don’t know why I just feel there’s something in it…

    It’s good to be posting again!!!

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  • Andy

    May 17, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #15

    @toonfan09 I hope not!

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 17, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #16

    Sturridge is a great player….But a chelsea player, so I doubt he would trade that for the Toon!

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  • kevymartins

    May 17, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #17

    I need some advice lads…Going to get my new top on friday…who you think i should get on the back…Bartoon 7…Toon Army 9…Tiote…ben arfa

    or Toon 4 life?????? write back lawds

    HWTL

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 17, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #18

    This is the dream attack, for me:
    ———-Tiote–Barton———-
    Gervinho–Ben Arfa–Gutierrez
    ————Sturridge————

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  • P.I.

    May 17, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Get;

    ‘Titspervert’
    (. )( .)

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  • Andy

    May 17, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #20

    CC89 That would be immense!

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  • boonarmy

    May 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #21

    toonfan 09 i like that shirt personally.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 17, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Park Chu-Young would be great too. South Koreas’ captain, 25 years-old, can play in any of those advanced roles and Monaco have just been relegated. He got 12 in 31 this season, playing from the wing!

    That would fully satisfy me. Gervinho, Sturridge and Park. Ka-ching!

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    May 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #23

    CC89,

    More like, Elmander (Cole), Larsson and Ireland.

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  • Andy

    May 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #24

    If we got Park chu yong we would make back the money pretty quickly. Asia is a huge market and if we were to sign him our club would only continue to get bigger and become a world wide brand

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  • toonfan09

    May 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #25

    kevy martins wouldnt get a name put on yet till u no who we are signing and who is staying dont wanna look daft now do u lol

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  • GeordieGerman

    May 17, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #26

    kevymartins, how about Pardy 1

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 17, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Kevymartins – Ashley 888?

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  • Snubs

    May 17, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #28

    Got news that Pardew asked Lille for Sow and Gervinho for 40m ! , imagine that!!!!

    Tiote – Barton
    Gutierrez – Ben arfa – Gervinho/Zogbia
    Sow

    imagine.

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  • Andy

    May 17, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #29

    my friend did that. The first day the strips came out he got woodgate on the back. By the end of the transfer window he was gone . There was some guy who sued the man who was on the back of his top for leaving and won. They guy had to pay for his top

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  • Andy

    May 17, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Snubs i imagine that it isn’t true

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  • GeordieGerman

    May 17, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #31

    coolcatcarter89, 888? Don’t you mean 666?

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  • kevymartins

    May 17, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #32

    Toonfan09 if that was the case i would just get ameobi on the back of my top.

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  • toonfan09

    May 17, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #33

    snubs…ive read that its a rumour which has no substance that was around back when we were first linked with them and hadnt even secured safety no way wud ashley fork out that much for 2 playes when we need other positions filling as well

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  • GeordieGerman

    May 17, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #34

    coolcatcarter89, Ah got it. ate ate ate?

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  • Snubs

    May 17, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #35

    what about Keisuke Honda – shined in the euro 2008

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  • toonfan09

    May 17, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #36

    lol kevymartins which one sammy or shola suppose they both start with an s so it wudnt make much difference u shud just wate as well mate cos u duno what the squad numbers will be

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  • Mags

    May 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Ed that would be a great signing but I somehow think Chelsea will be holding on to him.

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  • GeordieRob

    May 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #38

    That would be immense CCC…

    Park would be the easiest to catch I think.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    May 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #39

    Nah GG, the gambling reference is more befitting. Mike’s a saint…..

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  • Stuart

    May 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #40

    is it not for 888 Bingo? Heard hes a gambling man.

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