Newcastle Lose Out On Top Striker Target


Newcastle are after some good players this summer, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Kevin Gameiro – it’s Valencia or PSG

So it’s all very well going after top players, but if Newcastle cannot get them through the door, it doesn’t amount to much.

And on a day that should see Newcastle sign their first player of the summer in 25 year-old french midfielder Yohan Cabaye, it seems that Kevin Gameiro, after many hints over the last month , that he wanted to move to Spain or even to PSG,   really meant it.

Gameiro told RMC Sport after France’s 1-0 win in Poland, that he would favor a move to Spain or even Paris:

“I’ll think about my future in the coming days.” “It will be Paris or Valencia.”

“The two clubs are very good.” “I will calmly make my decision over the next days.”

“I love both clubs.” “I have always been attracted to Spain.” “We will see what will happen.”

“An agreement has yet to be made with Lorient.”

That last sentence is interesting because apparently Lorient have already accented a £10M bid from Newcastle for the player, but of course that’s only the first step in a transfer, and then the player has to agree terms and agree to move.

That never happened in Kevin’s case, even though the news is that Newcastle were always hopeful of getting the player.

It’s unlikely that Valencia or PSG will be able offer £10M, so Lorient are unlikely to get as good a deal for their star striker, than  if he had indeed agreed to move to Newcastle.

The news was that the Magpies  were after Gamerio or Lille’s Gervinho but not both, but it seems the Ivory Cast International is also unlikely to john Newcastle, since the players has repeatedly said he wants Champions League football next season, and maybe he means that too.

Arsenal would appear to be the favorites to sign the exciting winger, although Manchester City also meets his requirements,  and there was news earlier in the week the Eastlands clubs were also interested.

You win some and you lose some.

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57 comments so far

  • NuFc TuRnEr

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • NuFc TuRnEr

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    I’m glad. Don’t want someone at Newcastle if he doesn’t want to play for us! If the only reason he came was because we offered more money then we would be bringing back players we despised of (Owen!)

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  • nimo

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    That’s the problem the top players want top wages or champs league football either 1 we can’t offer – looks like he will be at psg seen thou I

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  • NuFc TuRnEr

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Desposed of sorry*

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  • GeordieRob

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5

    If I had to bet now, I’d guess he’s heading to PSG. They’re the only ones that can actually afford him.

    Eh, no bother… Plenty more young strong strikers around.

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  • NagoyaNUFC

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    STURRIDGEEE!!!!!

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  • magmick

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #7

    So we loose another target. Not very optimistic about gervinho either. Can see us ending up with someone crap like carlton cole. Fulham have put a 6Million bid in for nolan. If fat cash lets him go i will be disgusted. So we get rid of our best players and get in crap ones? We have swansea left back neil taylor lined up to replace our excellent enrique. where is the ambition there. I really worry for newcastle utd! ! !

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  • ross armstrong

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    demba ba or shane long or both!!!!!!!

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  • MykToonFan

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #9

    Maybe Erdinc instead? Or, as many have said already, make a substantial bid for Sturridge and test Chelsea’s resolve?

    I am desperate to see a central midfield combination of Cabaye and Martin at Newcastle, and have been for some time. Last night’s game just made me want it even more!

    I’d take Boudebouz and N’Zogbia on the wings, too 😉

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  • ross armstrong

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #10

    aye or sturridge!! if we got sturridge and demba ba that would be mint!!

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  • hadthetshirt

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #11

    With Arse Whinger agreeing to let Fabregas go,it looks like Gervinho could be going their.
    Carlton Cole any body lol

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #12

    arsenal losing nasri, fabregas n clichy if u were gervinho wud u think twice about goin when there losing 3 of there best players i wud

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  • tom tomb

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #13

    nufc turner-bang on the money there mate, well said!

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #14

    like the set up ed, n good move onto zoggy n long now make it happen pardew

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  • carrollsinger

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Do Newcastle have Any intentions of buying top players or bidding on them knowing full well we won’t get them just to please the fans and we end up with second rate journeymen we need 2 strikers the only decent one we have is best!! Shola loven xisco all need to do one I wouldn’t mind ba as he has proved he can score in a poor team if he can keep fit that is I like bendtner lots don’t tho

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  • Stuart

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #16

    Plenty more fish in the sea lads. I’ve got faith in Graham Carr. He’s going to find a few gems.

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  • NI Toon

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #17

    @hadthetshirt
    If Arsenal lose Cesc then I think they will be in for a different type of player than Gervinho.
    They will want to try and get a replacement for they player they never replaced. Patty Viera.

    Now if Nasir goes then they will be in for a player more in the Gervinho mould, but my guess is they would then push the boat out for Hazard.

    Also they are in for defenders… so will be splashing some cash their. IMO

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  • Toonpiper

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #18

    The Journal says Cabaye is on the plane!

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #19

    Unfortunately we are not in Europe, so have a difficult job of signing top players. If we have cash to spend and other teams can’t compete, then there is still hope for other targets.

    We really need to keep a hold of our current players though, until we make some signings. We were really thin on the ground last season and if we want to progress, we need numbers. Hopefully though we will get enough in and let go of the overpaid/underplayed players.

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  • Xavi

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #20

    i hope we start to sign a few strikers soon. we need 2 or 3 by next season

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #21

    Targets:

    Upfront:
    Demba Ba, Sturridge/Long

    Midfield:
    Cabaye, N’Zogbia/Martin

    Defence:
    Depends if Enrique leaves.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #22

    Jesus man, take your finger off self destruct button!

    So what if we arent getting Gamiero and Gervinho. Do you really think those were our only top targets and now that we arent getting them we’re stuck with Carlton Cole et al?

    No, we’ve spent a season scouting europe. We’ll have a list as long as my arm of good players.

    There isnt only 2 good players in the world you know.

    I still think we’re all going to be happy at the end of the window.

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #23

    @Stuart

    Jonathan Soriano is a giant sized diamond!

    @davybtoon

    and 3 of our top players refusing contract extentions…

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #24

    yohan cabaye shows the standard of player were after QAULITY so why even worri
    pardew, ashly n dereck all in toon today so shud b busy day

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #25

    @ Xavi // Jun 10, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Chill out, the international window only opened on Wednesday!

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  • NI Toon

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #26

    @Toonpiper

    Lets hope he invites a few of his French team mates to head over for a look about.

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  • Eastander

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #27

    To be fair we were never going to get Gamiero and if we did it was well known he didnt really want to come, hopefully now we can move onto players who are more realistic and want to wear the shirt, i’m confident on Gervinho tbh. I cant see Arsenal making a bid until Nasri leaves, he wont go because Fabregas might be leaving because they’re completely different players. He knows Tiote and Cabaye at our place and he seems to have dropped the wanting Champions League comments of late.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #28

    i would like to see RONDON to NUFC

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  • timuJ

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #29

    we definately need a right winger though, Gervinho fitted the bill more than perfectly….

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #30

    jose only player id b bothered about losing barton n nolan need moved on we need more faster creative midfield not static players, a new era is beginin so get used to it

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #31

    a still think wer in with a good shout on Gervinho.. also since when have Fabregas and Nasri been right wingers?

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #32

    tbh am startn to think we’l get let down all the noises are that zoggy wants to cum bk n we havnt even bloody bid wen s*****land have ffs

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #33

    3 Signings i truely want, but cant see happening ar

    Jonation Soriano
    Atsuto Uchida
    Shaqiri

    Any one of those 3, would be an early Christmas present for me…

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  • Brutooon

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #34

    Fulham want Nolan

    Everton want Zoggy

    Gervinho might go to Arsenal or Man City

    so far NOT so good for us

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #35

    I think Gamiero ruled out coming to us some time ago when he said he wanted to play in Europe, or more specifically, the Champions League.

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  • slazberger

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #36

    will be interesting to know if we herefrom pardew today now hes back off holiday. i know he has more spin than a politician, but may shed some light on where we are with targets. and if any stories in the papers whilst everyone seems to have been away are actually acurate.

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  • NI Toon

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #37

    @davybtoon
    I would not say Barton is static, he maybe does not have the speed for a winger but he is def not lazy!
    Nolan lacks pace but he does have a good football brain and could be very useful for next 1/2 seasons.
    What you got to remember is some players take time to settle and therefore it is good to ease them into the squad..
    Also I would rather get rid of fringe players and and have our 1st team stay and compete with the new signings for their place. Its the only way a team will really improve.
    I know this might be hard with Contract issues and high wages tho…

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  • oldbobaycliffe

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #38

    i cant see nufc being anything other than a top 10 club we wont be able to attract the best players because the top 6 are prepared to pay more because of the revenue from the champions league liverpool seem to be gambling millions on getting into the top 4 next season.no way will ashley who likes a gamble take that chance

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #39

    @ mr.T…iote // Jun 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    I have a feeling that the rift between Mike Ashley and Dave Whelan may put an end to N’Zogbia coming back anyway.

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  • P.I.

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #40

    Announced today in the Journal i think that we’ve bid 12M for the Zog.
    Perhaps that’s as a result of being knocked back for Gamiero?
    It was probably a case of get Gamiero and we can forget anout other targets in the same price range. Lose out and we can still afford the likes of N’Zogbia.
    12M is a lot of cash but if it’s what it takes to get him back then so be it.
    Love him or hate him the cold reality is that he’s up there in ability with the best that Newcastle can attract right now, and if it’s gonna cost 12M big ones to get him here then get it done.
    Can’t be messing about and letting him join the inbreds up the road, or losing out to Liverpool (my new 2nd most hated team)
    Cabaye and The Zog would be good buys to start the window off, if we lose out to Gervinho also then unfortunately i can see us going for Shane Long but I would like to another top striker come in if we did take a chance on him.
    Someone mentioned Erding? Ba would be decent I think but his dodgy knee would be a gamble to risky for Ashleys liking i fear.

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