Newcastle Still Pursuing The New Didier Drogba


Newcastle are reported to be interested in Sierra Leone striker Teteh Bangura.

Teteh Bangura – the new Didier Drogba

The 21-year-old has been called the new Didier Drogba and this is not the first time Newcastle have been linked with the 6′ tall midfielder who can also play up front, and has a knack for scoring goals

Teteh started his career in 2006 in Sierra Leone playing for Kallon and in 30 appearances for the club he scored 14 goals.

He moved to the USA in 2009 and played for the Cleveland City Stars and on loan at the Cascade Surge in the USL Premier Development League in Oregon, before moving back to Kallon last year.

After a few more games for Kallon last year he then joined Swedish club Köping before moving to AIK, also in Sweden, and that’s whom he joined permanently only this year.

So it seems up to this point the player has only played in a lower class of football,  and it must be difficult to judge how he would do at the very top level at Newcastle.

He has one cap for Sierra Leone this year.

It’s difficult to judge how good this player could become, but if he is called the new Didier Drogba, presumably he looks good and certainly seems to be able to score goals.

From what we can tell he’s played 63 club games and scored 41 goals so far in his short career.

And not to spread too many rumors,  but we’ve had a couple of notes this morning saying the old Didier Drogba was sighted in the Newcastle club shop yesterday with Derek LLambias – but that would be a huge surprise if true.

These rumors are probably coming from Alan Pardew and him shaking hands and all that stuff at Stamford Bridge.

What do you think about Teteh?

Comments welcome.



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75 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    May 24, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    id say 10mill is bout ryt for gamerio it myt hav add ons aswell so
    also someone on twitter reckons could b some confirmation in next 24/48hours bout gervinho n that he is definetely the mystery midfield man terms n fee agreed agent stalling

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Impressive goal per game ratio for a 21 year old… not so sure if he can cut it in the EPL straight away…

    Drogba is either heading to Galatasary or Spurs.

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  • a.barry

    May 24, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    lukaku,Bangura and the actual drogba. carn’t wait to see another drogba like player come on our radar:D

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  • Markaccus

    May 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #4

    If all this is true, then gervinho and bangura do come, then that would count as the two front men we wanted. However, unless one of them can play as a big target man (guessing it would have to be the 6 foot + bangura) then we’d still have to get another. Both these players seem to be described as midfield/strikers.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #5

    i guess Drogba will go to marseile his former club and abt this new Drogba i think he is better than ameobi and kuqi and i think we can buy him for 1m£

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  • CHAPPA

    May 24, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #6

    whats this lad like lads? he any good

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  • zaktoon_swede

    May 24, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #7

    im from sweden and have watched him closely. he’s different class to most other players in allsvenskan (swedens top division) but i think we should look elsewhere. worth no more than 2m£.

    I think we should go for sturridge and shane long, if reading lose out to swansea.

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  • RichK

    May 24, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #8

    I might get some abuse for putting this out there but I would try to sign DJ Campbell. He’s an out and out poacher, great work rate and can finish as we’ve seen this season. According to skysports, he’s got a buy out clause of £1.25m which is peanuts and he’d want no more than about £20k p/w. Ok he’s 29 but for that amount i’d snap him up-he’s well worth a punt!

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  • CHAPPA

    May 24, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #9

    i would have a sneaky punt at defoe..hes wanting regular football and isnt getting that a spuds..would be a class signing imo

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  • a.barry

    May 24, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #10

    i agree richk good finisher what we need plus cheap, although we will need 1-2 better strikers or wingers to give him the service he needs.

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  • Markaccus

    May 24, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Not the worst player in the world @richk, better option than bothroyd at least.

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  • Graeme

    May 24, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #12

    If he can break into a sprint occasionally then he’s going to be an improvement on Bambi, that’s for sure!!! Then again, being an improvement on Bambi isn’t much of a recommendation!!

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  • kev1664

    May 24, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #13

    It looks like we could be going for the one up top and two wing forward formation next year. What’s been said of gameiro? I’ve heard the gervinho rumours.

    Imagine drogba gervinho and tiote. It would be great until the African cup on nations starts. That said I don’t believe the drogba rumour one bit.

    Gervinho would be a first big step on our recruitment drive and issue quite a statement.

    I hate agents with a passion. 9.75 mil would give the agent 975k in agent fees. Greedy.

    In fact it would probably be more benefitial to the agent if he does sign for us because if he does well there could be another transfer in a couple of years to an even bigger club.

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  • toonbelmonter

    May 24, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #14

    no to DJ campbel. he scored a fair few but only because blackpool do nothing but attack, would much rarther a CARR signing than campbel like but thats just me and davybtoon ani chance of a little roundup of the recent rumours you heard m8 lol

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  • RichK

    May 24, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #15

    I agree @a.barry we’d still need a ‘top class’ striker and winger/att mid too.

    Chappa – I think Defoe would be a great signing but I’d go for DJ Campbell over him cos Defoe would cost £8-10m.

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  • hongkong_magpies

    May 24, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #16

    squad player is needed however we need class at the moment, otherwise the toon players (Enrique,Barton) would think NUFC is lack of ambition and want away, our potential targets as well

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  • gooniesforlife

    May 24, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #17

    I have heard a few good things about the young drogba and if we pick him up before other people do then it cant be bad business, i would love to see sturridge at newcastle and shane long, I think two fantastic prospects who will only get better, young players have to be the future

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Owen didnt get regular games at Madrid, we thought he would be a class signing… Signing Defoe would be a similar mistake… a costly one aswell!

    so a big fat NO. To defoe.

    Since Pardew is content with bad attitude players it looks like Nzogbia will be heading to the toon… im still hoping he doesnt…
    Skillwise Yes to Zogbia… attitude wise, NO. and team spirit is more important imo.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Harper~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ~~Uchida~~~Staylor~Colo~~~M”bengue~~

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tiote~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ~~Barton~~~~~~~Nolan~~~~~~~~~Zogbia~~

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Arfa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sturridge ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Would be a scary line up.

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #19

    Ive still got my fingers crossed that their is atleast a rumour linking us with Uchida…

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  • CHAPPA

    May 24, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #20

    @richk

    i think paying 8-10 mill for defoe would be good business hes a proven prolific striker..as for dj campbell imo would be a step backwards we need atleast 1 quality striker

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #21

    Oops, made a mistake with that lineup.

    Barton in the Center, and Menez on the right

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #22

    @Chappa

    Owen was a proven prolific striker. Didnt turn out so well for us did he… Defoe has had multpile occasions to show his ability this season, and was utterly dreadful. Was it 3 goals all season?, Christ Ameobi scored atleast double that

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #23

    The only striker id take from spurs is Roman Pav. He is class.

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  • G

    May 24, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #24

    I’ve heard a few rumours about this Bangura, and a bit of Denis Wise like scouting on youtube shows some good goals, like the man above says though, the standard of football in Sweden is far lower than most of Europe. He could be worth bringing in at less than £2M though, purely as back up?

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  • Keano9

    May 24, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #25

    Thats 3 drogbas we have been linked with lkalua, baefemis gomis, and the real drogba this is who we should buy
    In:
    Chiek M’Bengue (LB 6M)
    Ashley Williams (CB Free) or the Standard Leige CB if been hearing about
    the Mystery CM (supposedly Deigo of Wolfsburg or Blasie Matudi of Saint-Ettine) about 9M
    Charles N’Zogbia (LW 11M) or Adam Johnson (LW 11M)
    Daniel Sturridge (ST 12M) and one of these 6
    Baefemis Gomis ( ST 8M) or
    Ricky van Wolfwinkel (ST 8M) or
    Robert Lewendanki (ST 10M) or
    Kobeinn Sigsorrson (ST 4M) or
    Niklas Bendtner (ST 10M) or
    Gary Hooper (ST 6M)

    Feedback is apperciated
    howay the lads!!

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #26

    If we are after EPL experienced strikers

    Sturridge and Pavylchencko as our front men… would be deadly

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  • G

    May 24, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #27

    Sturridge would deffo be my preference from those mo, but I think most of the Prem and possibly a few overseas club will be trying that too. Could cause something of a bidding war.

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  • xXl NUFC lXx

    May 24, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #28

    Definitely one of the best players in allsvenskan. Could maybe be our second or third striker. I think we could get him for 1 mill.

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #29

    In:
    Chiek M’Bengue (LB 6M) – Yes

    Ashley Williams (CB Free) or the Standard Leige CB if been hearing about – NOx2, Samba please.

    the Mystery CM (supposedly Deigo of Wolfsburg or Blasie Matudi of Saint-Ettine) about 9M – Its apparantly Victor Wanyama

    Charles N’Zogbia (LW 11M) or Adam Johnson (LW 11M) – I think everyone knows by now i dont want Zog back.. so yeah…, Adam Johnson – YES PLEASE!

    Daniel Sturridge (ST 12M) – YES PLEASE!

    and one of these 6

    Niklas Bendtner (ST 10M) – Arsene wants 15mill for him, and he is shite. So no.

    Never seen/heard of the rest..
    Baefemis Gomis ( ST 8M) or
    Ricky van Wolfwinkel (ST 8M) or
    Robert Lewendanki (ST 10M) or
    Kobeinn Sigsorrson (ST 4M) or
    Gary Hooper (ST 6M)

    We need a rightback

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  • toonbelmonter

    May 24, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #30

    keano every1 of those would be quaility , well apart from bendter and siggothen like

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  • Magpietillidie22

    May 24, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #31

    keano9

    out of those Id take pretty much all BUT realistically…

    Williams (as back up)
    Deigo
    N’zogbia or Johnson
    Gomis
    Sturridge

    Tbh with everyone weve been linked with and if they are actually true, the team would be something like…

    ………………..Krul…………………..
    Simmo….Colo…Saylor… M’bengue
    ……………….Tiote……………………
    ………….Nolan…Barton……………
    Ben Arfa…………………..N’Zogbia
    ………………Gameiro…………………

    And i think we would all take that

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  • Markaccus

    May 24, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #32

    How can u say pardew likes bad attitude players, nufc mo??? We have one of the best team spirits in the league. All these random attacks on pardew are now getting stupid.

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #33

    Hmmm

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Harper~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ~~Uchida~~~Staylor~~Colo~~~M”bengue~~

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tiote~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ~~Johnson~~~~~~Barton~~~~~~~~Arfa~~

    ~~~~~~~~Sturridge ~~~Gervinho~~~~~~~~

    Looks fierce!

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  • toonbelmonter

    May 24, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #34

    nufc mo. every time u list players u say u want samba but al say wat every1 has sed to u SAMBA IS A TARGET FOR BIGGER CLUBS THAN NEWCASTLE AN HE IS RATED AT 20 MILL AT BLACKBURN .. now sorry but be realistik

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #35

    @Markaccus

    Couldnt think of any other way to phrase it… Surely he must know about N’zogbia’s attitude problems…

    On top of that we have Joey Barton who may still slip up… Have no doubt, he has been immense and a changed man this season, but theres always that 1-5% that he might just go over board…i.e Pederson..

    Ben arfa had a falling out with Marseille… so he might be a loose cannon… too early to judge…

    but do we need a 3rd player who could cause problems within the team? Should the club really be risking it?

    I maintain my opinion that we should look elsewere for a Flair player with talents Like Nzogbia who could come cheaper, and not command a 60k wage per week, that Nzogbia is reportedly going to be offered at Newcastle…

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  • toonbelmonter

    May 24, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #36

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~harper~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Uchida~~~Staylor~~Colo~~~M”bengue~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tiote~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~barton~~~~~~~~nolan~~~~~~~~ben arfa~~~~~~~~sturride~~~~~~~~zogg on the tyne

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 24, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #37

    I dont say i want Samba all the time Toonbel… Out of all our defensive problems ive always stated that a RB and LB if enrique leaves should be our priority.

    Im completely confident that Staylor, Colo and Willo can do a job at CB with Kadar coming is awell. But since some people seem to think we need another CB, ive placed my input by suggesting Samba.

    I dont see you biting other peoples heads off for Suggesting Menez, Diego etc who are also being targeted by bigger clubs.

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  • toonbelmonter

    May 24, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #38

    sorry guys a just don know how to du my formation. it just looks a mess lol

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  • Magpietillidie22

    May 24, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #39

    Anyone who believes N’zogbia will be given 60k a week needs to wake up lol

    Ashley will not sanction such moves, if we were talking about bringing in a HUGE name like Drogba then yeah he prob would pay over the odds knowing he’d recoup it in shirts and merchandise here and in africa.

    If we sign N’zogbia itll be slightly more than wigan pay him and I can guarantee they dont pay anybody over 40k

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  • toonarmy1986

    May 24, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #40

    I would go for Hutton as a new right back/back up as you won’t get many better unless you spend big which is unnecessary for a right back.

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