Breaking News – Pardew Wants Berbatov At Newcastle


Some exciting news in The Sun today – if it’s true – Newcastle are after Dimitar Berbatov.

Dimitar Berbatov – Newcastle after this player

The 30 year-old Bulgarian striker wants to leave Manchester United after being left out of the Manchester United squad for the Champions League final against Barcelona last Saturday – and for Michael Owen,  of all people.

And the news is that Newcastle are only too willing to meet the Red Devils £7.5M valuation of the former Bulgarian captain.

Newcastle need to fill the striker position at Newcastle left vacant after Andy Carroll left in January for Liverpool, and probably will bring in a couple of strikers this summer,

But there’s no doubt that Berbatov would be a huge signing for the Magpies – and he could also immediately wear the Newcastle number 9 shirt too.

One question  is whether the club afford the Bulgarian’s wages, which will be very high – that’s one good question.

But how Alex Ferguson could leave out Berbatov, when he won the golden boot this season in the Premier League along with Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez is amazing – both players hit 20 league goals.

Dimitar did attend the Manchester United victory parade through Manchester yesterday to celebrate the famous club’s 19th league title.

Berbatov also equaled one of Alan Shearer’s records of 5 goals in a Premier League match when he hit 5 against Blackburn last season, and was the 4th player to ever achieve that feat.

Berbatov cost United £30.75M in September of 2008 from Spurs,  and  Newcastle’s legendary striker, Alan Shearer,  was his idol when he was growing up in Bulgaria, and he will know all about the passion that exists on Tyneside.

The 6’3″ striker played 128 times for the Red Devils and scored 48 goals and while at Tottenham hit 46 goals in 102 appearances.

Before moving to Tottenham in 2006 he was at Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia from 1998, and moved to Bayer Leverkusen in 2000.

In his club career of 490 games he has scored 295 goals and in 77 appearances for Bulgaria has scored 48 goals.

He has had a fantastic goal scoring record throughout his career at the very highest level.

Getting Berbatov for  about one fifth of what Newcastle received for Andy Carroll would be terrific business by the Tyneside club! 😀

And while Newcastle’s policy is not usually to bring in older players to Tyneside thse days, getting a world class striker for a measly 7.5M may be just too good to resist and Newcatsle fans would no doubt welcome the Bulgarian to the club.

We half expect Alan Shearer could even be used to persuade the top striker to come to Newcastle – if  the club can afford his wages.

And Newcastle may be helped in this deal by Alan Pardew being good friends with Manchester United’s legendary manager, Alex Ferguson,  who failed to sign Berbatov’s idol Alan Shearer, on at least a couple of occasions.

Here’s just one of the many YouTube videos out there highlighting some of his tremendous goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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92 comments so far

  • DerkaSayWhat

    May 31, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Great news ! 7.5 million for a 15 plus goal scorer, bring it on.

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 31, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Bargain o.O

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 31, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Rubbish

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  • hisnameisjonas

    May 31, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Cant see it happening. no youth and alot of money, a big risk ashley is not going to take.

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  • NottsGeordie

    May 31, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #6

    ITS NOT TRUE!!!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 31, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #7

    If the fat lad wont part with the dosh for a 29 year old influential midfield player of the season who will cost him nowt, WTF would he part with 7.5m+ for a 30 year old lazy striker, who by his teamamtes admission is a loner who does not mix very well…..are we honestly trying to completely shaft the team spirit built up over the last 2 years??? Certainly looks that way!!!……..

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 31, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Derka Oh aye, sorry!!
    The sun is always right and 100% Accurate!!
    How did i miss that?

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  • Cardboy

    May 31, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #9

    True bit lazy like Shola but if so can score so a plus. Still I’ll buy a hat and eat it if we sign him 🙂

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  • davybtoon

    May 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #10

    ashly wont pay anything for a 30 year old, specially when gamerio is coming

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  • Edd Case

    May 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #11

    This is a non-starter.

    We would NEVER pay the wages that Berbatov would want.

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  • NottsGeordie

    May 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #12

    Omg why do people believe this stuff?

    Some fat guy has just sat in an office and thought

    “hmm, Berbatov didnt watch the CL Final so he must be leaving, Newcastle need a striker, So lets say Newcastle want him….umm what fee shall i make up? I know hes 30 so lets just say 7 million, wait actually if i say 7.5 it will seem more real so i’ll say five. There done ive just made up a great story”

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  • Birts

    May 31, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #14

    If this is true then it will be me going to bed with a toon top with number 9 Berbatov on the back

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    May 31, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #15

    Unfortunately I can’t see this happening he’s to old for Fat Tw*t & wages will be far too high

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    May 31, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #16

    bullshit it doesnt fit in with any of the trandfer buisness the club has been doing the lanky strop would ruin team morale if he cant be happy while winning trophys what good will he be to us the only slight reason it might be true is ashley is a spurs fan but personally i think its a non starter it would be like a freddy shepard signing i sa NO THANK YOU!

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  • MykToonFan

    May 31, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #17

    Don’t want him.

    The next Kluivert/Owen.

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  • traceline

    May 31, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #18

    Maybe got 2 decent years left in him, so 7.5m for that would seem good business…. however, how many times have we seen Fergie shuffle players off, still command a fee for them, for the buying club to find out “fergie was right to get shot of them”?

    that by itself would say to me “no way”

    however #2, berbatov seems to be a bulgarian version of shola who happens to score goals (lots)…. and if we have a wholesale clear out and need 3 new strikers rather than 2, who can say they’d turn him down?

    Still – can’t see it happening, it’ll be interesting if it does!

    On an aside, am pretty excited by cabaye!

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  • boing123

    May 31, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #19

    It’s reported on ESPN, so that lends some credibility to the rumour: http://www.espnstar.com/football/premier-league/news/detail/item627617/Newcastle-eye-Berbatov-swoop/

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  • FarAwayGeordie

    May 31, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #20

    We’re dreaming lol

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 31, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #21

    well ashley wants player within the age of 26 cant c him buying 30 year old

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    May 31, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #22

    god… I remember when the headlines on this blog were ACTUALL headlines! Not just regurgitated paper rumours!! Think ed posts these “breaking news” articles to get hits for the advertising money, we’d all still click even if you posted FACTUALL headlines!!!! #gonedownhill

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  • JAMSHA

    May 31, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #23

    Get him. Replace him wit strolla

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  • partizanovec

    May 31, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #24

    We can do better than signing this lazy player. Commited and passionate player we should be looking, and this is opposite type.

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  • http://www.journallive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2011/05/31/nufc-may-persuade-kevin-gameiro-to-snub-spain-61634-28791846/ so basically no1 has signed, either gervinho or gamerio, looks more n more likely that cwarr duznt really know am afraid lads, hope so but doubt it

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  • JAMSHA

    May 31, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #26

    Doesnt matter old or young , as long he keeps on scoreng 15+ goals thats great .

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  • am i the only 1 who thought kluivert was good for us, first season in england he got 13 goals in 37 games, the only reason he didnt get his contract extended was because of were we finished

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  • davybtoon

    May 31, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #28

    toonbelmonter – the journal article is crap the fact they state both players as strikers in it tells u everything u need to know, gervinho is a winger
    journal n chronicle staff kno nowt hence no story of cabyaye b4 it happened
    yet cwarr knew they were going to france to tie a deal up

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  • Cardboy

    May 31, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #29

    I have to say suprised me Fergie had Owen on the bench instead of Berbatov. Must really want him to leave. Ultimate snub if you ask me.

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  • splodge4nufc

    May 31, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #30

    im pretty sure its a better signing than shane long ? shane long(non-prolific prem scorer) =4mil , berba (profilic prem player) =7.5 , bargain +gr8 player

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  • davybtoon

    May 31, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #31

    berbatov is non starter FACT
    he wont pay barton bcoz of his age so what the hell makes u think he will buy n pay an older berebatov
    cabyaye is sign of the type of players we will sign

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  • tweaked

    May 31, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #32

    it would be a hellova coup if we managed to sign him, abit old in the tooth but still a gr8 goalscorer, we can only hope that ashley is prepared to dig a little deeper to bring him in

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  • The Entertainers

    May 31, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #33

    First off it’s the Sun. So it puts this story to bed really.

    But thinking about the player himself, he for me would be perfect. Yes he’s moody and lazy at times, but when loved and admired he is an undoubted talent and could lead our line very well with potential talented players lined up to feed the mercurial talent.
    Their are other down sides that come with Berbatov, his age goes against everything Ashelys blueprint dictates and the fee / wages does not sit right at SJP.
    nice idea in principle, but never in a million years!

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  • alex84

    May 31, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #34

    yeah i was starting to believe that cwarr last night, but not sure now!!

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  • nufc.romania

    May 31, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #35

    Jerson Tegete is a tanzanian player… 20 years old … i think it will be a good sing for us … and very cheap…

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  • The Entertainers

    May 31, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #36

    The twitter two some are still adamant that we are after both French based players.

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 31, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #37

    that espn link is just the suns link only copied lol no way we’l get him we need youth.. we wont get gameiro neither..got a feeling we’l sign Ba and Gervinho then back up players:
    Cabaye – 4.3
    Gervinho – 10
    Sturridge – 12
    Reo-coker – Free
    Ba – Free
    M’bengue – 5
    Barnetta – 6

    them signings to me would be poifect.!

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 31, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #38

    The Entertainers.. the two players surely will be Cabaye and Gervinho though.. has anything been said today?

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  • davybtoon, theres no report about any other signings aniwer, not in any paper, news channel all we have is colin warris, we have no idea, hus he sed weve signed, davybtoon you know a want him to be true but cumon

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 31, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #40

    anyways a was doing abit of searching and Tranquillo Barnetta hasnt had his knee rebuilt atall… he only had a minor tear in his medial menicus which is a minor tear in his cartlidge.. which is what ive got at the moment only mines a bucket handle tear ha.! but anyways he wont have lost anything still be the same player, hopefully he’l start against england with tht shaquiri

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