Newcastle Have £10M Offer Accepted For Kevin Gameiro


The Journal is reporting today that Newcastle have had a £10M offer accepted late last week for Kevin Gameiro.

Kevin Gameiro – top target of Newcastle

But we all know that Gameiro’s preference is Spain,  but his club Lorient are more than anxious  to do business with Newcastle, since they will get the £10M up front in cool cash.

The ability of Newcatsle to pay money up front in cash for all their transfer business this summer will be a huge positive for the club.

That’s one reason why they have quickly accepted Newcastle’s improved bid but now the club will need to persuade Kevin that Newcastle would be a good club for him.

His preference is to join a Spanish club and Valencia are in for him.

Seville and Paris-Saint Germain are also after the player, but they will not be able to pay the wages Newcastle will offer the player.

Kevin is still said to be open to moving to the Premier League, but let’s hope he’ll not just move to Newcastle for the extra money he can get, which has happened far too much in the past.

That’s one thing Newcastle have to be very wary about this summer, since the Newcastle team spirit remains of paramount importance.

And it seems that Newcastle will sign either Gameiro or Gervinho – but not both, but the Journal says Gameiro is Newcastle’s number one choice.

If they cannot persuade Gameiro to come to Tyneside, then they move for Gervinho and the fee again is expected to be around £10M.

That makes sense since Newcastle will not being in all the players they are currently pursuing, and there has to be a priority for which ones they will go for first.

That’s true in the striker hunt where today we are said to be after both Berbatov and Demba Ba, but other strikers such as Kevin Gamerio, Shane Long and even Daniel Sturridge are also on have also got Newcastle’s attention.

If Newcastle have 5 positions they are targeting, think of five columns with a priority order in each column.

And then Newcastle will go down each column and try to sign as high up the list as possible – starting at the top candidate – but only one player will be signed from each column.

Gameiro and Gervinho seem to be in the same column.

We would think Newcastle will sign two out-and-out strikers in the summer – but who those will turn out to be – we have no idea.

And Newcastle are expected to go in for another French winger – Charles N’Zogbia of Wigan – as their initial paltry bid of £5M was turned down.

So Newcastle seemingly have many different targets lined up at the moment – and the next step is to close one or two of the deals in process.

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216 comments so far

  • partizanovec

    May 31, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Hmmmm…. Is this news from today?

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  • NottsGeordie

    May 31, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #2

    1st again 🙂

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  • NottsGeordie

    May 31, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Noooooo!!!!!!!!

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  • NottsGeordie

    May 31, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Damn you Partizan!!!!!

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  • WWJBD

    May 31, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #5

    was in todays Journal yeah

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  • dickinsonjuniour

    May 31, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #6

    wtf not gervinho and gameiro why the hell not f**k n’zogbia get gameiro and gervinho

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  • Stuart

    May 31, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    I cant see us playing Gervinho up front as he’s a much better winger so theres no reason why we wouldnt be in for them both really.

    I think we’ve got Gervinho in the bag, valencia wont be able to match our bid for Gameiro so unless another spanish team comes in for him we should have him aswell.

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 31, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #8

    a say get em both and get Barnetta aswel instead of Zogbia

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  • tweaked

    May 31, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #9

    i would prefer gervinho and gameiro… nzog is a traiter and within halfway thru the season he’ll say I wanna move to a bigger club

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    May 31, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    I’d much prefer Gameiro and Gervinho than N’Zogbia and one of them.

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  • WWJBD

    May 31, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #11

    Stuart the news going around is that we want to play Gervinho as a striker not a winger (I agree that its a dumb idea but we love dumb ideas in NUFC)

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  • CheickTiote

    May 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #12

    Someone link me to Jose Enrique\s facebook page please.

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Id much prefer we get linked with a rightback, then more news about Gervinho and gameiro.. if they come, they come… end off :/

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  • Bobtoon

    May 31, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #14

    My eyes light up at the prospect of signing this lad, he is that good, but I wouldn’t want us to go down the road of having to beg anyone to play for us, like we always say, we only want players who want to play for NUFC and not just here for a pay packet a la Michael Owen

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  • nden85

    May 31, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #15

    at last i think we might just have a brilliant transfer window. where’s all those folk who were saying fat mike was going to pocket the cash?

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  • dickinsonjuniour

    May 31, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #16

    bonvoyagebenny totally agree with you there and we should get gameiro and berbatov i think or gameiro and sturridge with a four midfield of benny cabaye tiote gervinho two frenchies on one side and the ivorian elites on the other and if not berbatov drogba the wolfpack of gervinho drogba tiote

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  • CHAPPA

    May 31, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Kevin Gameiro is a class striker am hoping this lad ends up at newcastle..could easily wear the number 9 and become a loved player by fans

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  • jwheelie12

    May 31, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #18

    we want both apparently, Gervinho is a winger

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  • sammydolan

    May 31, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #19

    I said fat mike would pocket cash…

    BUT still waiting for some official unveiling…

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  • SWHITEY

    May 31, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #20

    absolutely agree with tweaked. was only last season when wigan were strugglin and zog wanted off to birmingham. tbh, dont know much about both gam and gerv, but it strikes me if we need both a striker and winger these two would make sense so i question why we dont go for both. that aside still concerned neither have EPL experience and we are paying hefty money for either. wonder if we should pursue sturridge in addition, good young english player, dont even go there with berbatov. think pardew and ashley need to get real. lots of average players in the squad which need to go, we all know who they are so it will be interesting to see how transfers develop over the next couple of weeks

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 31, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #21

    @Dickinsonjuniour

    Drogba?!?!?!

    Good sir, I place my palm on my face…Never gonna happen.

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  • Stuart

    May 31, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #22

    Haha dont call them out nden85!

    Its been good the past few days not having to listen to miserable tw@ts moaning on.

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  • Davies

    May 31, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #23

    I’d still really like to see Sturridge come in. Gervinho’s a winger, so he shouldn’t be in the same category as Gameiro, even though he can play up front.

    Those three would make me happy. I have VERY mixed feelings about Berbatov, but I wouldn’t grumble if he arrived.

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  • The Entertainers

    May 31, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #24

    Interesting development on Gervinho.

    French press linking Lille with ASSE left winger Payet.
    Replacement for Gervinho ?

    Speculating granted, but interesting !

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  • bazzer

    May 31, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #25

    Hasn’t Pardew already said that he’s going to play Ben Arfa off the front man next year? IMHO, he is going to be better than everyone that we have been linked to in that role, so makes sense that we prioritise that front man. I drool over them two, with Gervinho on the wing though.

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  • TBETTOON

    May 31, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #26

    the club want gervinho, cabaye and gameiro all signed asap. All will be announced next wednesday 8th june. Statement of intent, if gameiro wont come, shane long and mevlut will be targetted. Berbatov and Ba are not wanted by nufc

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  • Brutooon

    May 31, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #27

    Our Target Strikers:
    Ganiero
    Ba
    Berbatov
    Gervinho (although he is a winger)

    Ameobi WHO??????????

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  • Novocastrian

    May 31, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #28

    I think Gervinho would be a better signing. He looks exciting on the ball, and has a decent record in terms of goals and assists. I’d safely put a decent bet on now that Gameiro will be the next Xisco/Luque.

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  • Novocastrian

    May 31, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #29

    Yes, I agree with a previous comment that Sturridge would be a fantastic signing.

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  • toonbelmonter(barnetta4nufc)

    May 31, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #30

    brutoon STOP HAVING A GO AT SHOLA ALL THE TIME FFS , THERE IS NOOOOO NEED HE IS STAYING WITH NEWCASTLE SO PUT UP OR HUT UP

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  • The Entertainers

    May 31, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #31

    Yeah Pards has indicated Ben Arfa will play in the hole ! He will cause havoc, especially if allowed to roam with Gervinho and Zog like wise.
    3 multi talented versatile attackers swapping positions !

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  • Birts

    May 31, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #32

    Anything new on twitter

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  • toonruz

    May 31, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #33

    Gervinho is a done deal 🙂 and Gameiro are is due on tynside in the next 24 hours thats acording to my mate looks like we could be getting both

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 31, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #34

    @Bazzer
    Yes he has

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 31, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #35

    @Toonruz

    Does your Mate normally get these right? :/

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  • toonbelmonter(barnetta4nufc)

    May 31, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #36

    brutoon sorry bwt havin a go its just weneva am on here you say sumit bout shola as if hes dun nothing but bad for newcastle when he hasnt, just either support him as a newcastle plyer or dont bring him up its simple, i dnt like michael owen but i deal with it

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  • WWJBD

    May 31, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #37

    toonruz if Gervinho doesnt come off you should do some sort of forfeit mate, agreed?

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  • Drona

    May 31, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #38

    Jelavic “If MUFC want me, I won’t stay in Scotland. It’s a club I can’t say no to. If it was NUFC, that would be different.”

    lmao what a bellend

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  • Gilesy

    May 31, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #39

    Massively off topic like, but say we lose our starting keeper and then our sub (either to injury or red card) during a match, who out of the regular 11 would stand in? Just debating it at work like….

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  • Stuart

    May 31, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #40

    Im assuming seen as though we havent heard anything from craigcoozey that none of the players have actually been to Newcastle yet to discuss their transfers as he usually gets his information from a mate at a hotel the club uses.

    If you’re right toonruz then hopefully we’ll hear from coozey that Gameiro is in town.

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