Would Stefan Kießling Be A Good Buy For Newcastle?


One striker that should be interesting Newcastle is 6’4″ German international Stefan Kießling.

Stefan Kiessling – could be back up plan if bigger names don’t arrive

Kießling hails from Bavaria and turned 27 in January of this year.  So he may be slightly too old as a possible target but seems to have blossomed as of late.  Stefan had a couple of break out years in ’08-’09 and ’09-’10 when he managed to net an impressive 33 goals in 67 appearances in the Bundesliga.  He did have a rather disappointing season this past year when he managed only 9 goals in 24 games in all competition. He did, however, miss some time with an ankle injury suffered in September.

He began his senior career at FC Nuremburg before moving to Bayern Leverkusen in 2006.  Some of our readers may remember Stefan as he came on as a second half substitute in Germany’s knockout defeat of England in the 2010 World Cup.  Maybe not as he came on late in that game.

Being a tall aerial striker would mean that Stefan probably would not be considered if Demba Ba signed, however with questions about Demba’s knee, nothing is definite on that front.  There is a striking need for forwards on Tyneside with Shola Ameobi and Peter Lovenkrands under performing last season, Leon Best suffering two major injuries, and Nile Ranger yet to prove he is dedicated enough to be a part Alan Pardew’s plans.  So two new out and out strikers should be brought in this summer.  Though I do hope that Phil Airey makes some appearance next season as well.

We think a player like Kießling could be a decent buy but only if a more prolific striker was brought in as well.  Preferably a quicker more opportunistic player with goal scoring ability (Loic Remy?) who would give Pardew a lot options with either one or two strikers up front.   Stefan would definitely be more of a realistic signing than the likes of  Drogba, Gomez, Higuain, Benzema, and Adebayor which have been bandied about as possible targets.  What do you think of this player?

 



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120 comments so far

  • Toonarmy1993

    Jun 12, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Toonarmy1993

    Jun 12, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #2

    people linking us with Higuain, Benzema, Drogba etc are they mad??? no chance, gomez sounds good though!

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  • geordiejohn42

    Jun 12, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #4

    I guess 3rd is better than nowt like lol
    I think he’ll be worth a punt had a good season wiv Leverkusen could do with a target man up front if we get the Zog and Jonas has an end product for once and for all then he’ll get at the end of the crosses he’s still young at 27 how old was wor alan was when he joined us .. 26 am i right?

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  • thevoiceofreason

    Jun 12, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Little game the top bloggers here play Andy they try to be first to comment…don’t ask!

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  • Andy

    Jun 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Also having a quick look at his stats 57 in 152 he isn’t good enough to lead the line for us

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  • Munich Mag

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Steffan Kiessling would be a good signing foir the toon, he is far from a prolific striker, but a good striker who works hard for the team. But as a golascoring centre floarboord…nope…

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Is this Neil’s first article?

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  • Toon_Ksk

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Stefan Kießling is not the kind of target the club will go for. He has little re-sale value, which doesn’t fit into the club’s transfer policy. I might be wrong though.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #10

    This is Neil. Taking over for a few days.

    Andy – he’s a bit of a late bloomer. 43 in the last three years. 99 appearances. Not too bad.

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  • dickinsonjuniour

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #11

    would love loic remy could get him easily french just like the rest that are coming in been linked with a move like every year be a great by like it says hes got pace also he knows where the net is and stil only 24

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  • quitesimple

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #12

    my comment on the taylor story was overlooked but I heard Bojan has been told by Barca he can leave in the summer in search for first team football, very decent quick tricky striker/right winger, probs cost between 6-8 mil. or am i being too optimistic?

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  • Louis583

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #13

    How is Mario Gomez not in the same league as Higuain, Benzema and Drogba ToonArmy1993?

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  • ToonAndy

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Toonarmy1993 – gomez is much better than all of them… The only two strikers in the world that are better than him are ronaldo and messi… So if all of them are unrealistic then he defo is!

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  • quitesimple

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #15

    @dickinsonjunior

    excellent shout, id love him here too, but hes only been at marseilles 1 year.

    i think we’ll do the easy thing and bring sturridge in for a year loan, therefore only spending a loan fee of probs less than a million, and paying sub par wages

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #16

    enrique news 2moro apparently,
    off twatter but, so probly aint true..lol

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  • Andy

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Ah i see, impressive record however Ba is a free (bar the signing on fee) You know how Ashley loves a bargain .he has proved in the few games in the PL he can cut it so i see him as a more likely signing for us.

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  • brobrotwins

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Sturridge wont leave chelsea unless spuds bid 18million just think hed rather stay now he nows they value him at 20mill

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  • JackButler

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #19

    lets see if Ba can pass a medical first!

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  • Louis583

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Does anyone know if Xisco will be given a chance during the pre-season?

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #21

    I have no idea about him in all honesty but if Carr has him as a target then am happy to have him in

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  • Chris

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Anyone see how sturridge played tonight for the U21’s?

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  • quitesimple

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #23

    why havent i heard fernando llorentes name more often? big physical scores goals.

    if i had 35mill to spend, being realistic that we r not in europe and have just been promoted, considering we could spend in cash and not instalments, i would table bids for llorente and menez and bring ba in (is he free or not? i keep hearing west ham had a release clause)

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #24

    No

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  • nimo

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Reckon we will be in for erdinec now, heard his name banded about abit and it’s fair to say if gameiro goes to psg he won’t Want to be 2nd choice to him

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #26

    think spurs had a bid rejected for llorente in january transfer window….

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  • Toonarmy1993

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #27

    gomez was close to signing for napoli, no chance is he better than benzema/higuain (you dont play for real madrid for no reason), i would take either of them over gomez anyday, but thats not to say wouldnt love to see gomez in a toon shirt as he is still a world class player!

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  • Andy

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #28

    quitesimple the price being banded around for him is about £28m. Good player though

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  • brobrotwins

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #29

    Watchin a few nufc game on tv i recorded and i been if you watch jonas he usualy try crossin wih his rite foot while on the left side of the pitch makes his life ten times harder so i like most on here would love to see him given a chance on the rite

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  • Chris

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Demba Ba is in advanced talks with fiorentina according to football italia magazine, they have negotiated a deal with west ham, I’ll find the link…..

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  • quitesimple

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #31

    andy – is that for llorente? wow seems alot for him to be honest like

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  • brobrotwins

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #32

    When higuains fit benzema doesnt play whoch he doent like think he will deffntly move on maybe italy suit his style

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #33

    jordan henderson really showed his 20 million pounds worth 2nite didnt he???
    haha

    now there signing charlie adam,wonder how much they will pay for him ffs…………

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #34

    apparintli Alfie Moon is out of contract. 29k a week, done deal.

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  • nufc90

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #35

    llorente was also being courted by real madrid. not sure they’ll follow it up now they are trying for aguero though

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  • quitesimple

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Do we have scouts in south america? we snapped up nobby solano for next to nothing, and i cant recall us being back for more bargains, the brazilian and argentinian, mexican leagues are filled with top flair players, most be cost next to nothing (neymar is an obvious exception because av heard £40+ million for him)

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  • JackButler

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #37

    quitesimple
    we did go back and bought rubbish

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  • Andy

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Henderson is so average it is beyond belief!

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  • Andy

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #39

    What ever happened to Clarrence Acuna and Diego Gavilan? Acuna played quite a bit under SBR but don’t know what happened to either after they left

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  • nufc90

    Jun 12, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #40

    quitesimple
    pardew said they wouldn’t be looking there cos it’s difficult to get work permits..shame really

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