There is some speculation around the internet that Mevlüt Erdinç is the top international striker that Newcastle are after.
Mevlüt Erdinç – Could be leaving PSG
With the recent news that Newcastle target Kevin Gameiro is Paris bound, could that mean that the young French born Turkish International is on his way out of the Parc des Princes?
Erdinç has appeared on all levels for the his country of origin with 10 caps in total for the senior squad. He began his career at Souchaux, where he scored a decent 36 goals in 78 appearances all before the age of 23. In the summer of 2009 he moved to the then struggling Paris Saint-Germain club for around £8mil.
At the bigger club, he performed decently well with 11 goals in each of his first two seasons but has hardly set the inferior French league alight. Though he is still young at only 24 1/2 years of age, I don’t think the Paris club would be looking to sell him for less than they paid, which would mean he could be captured for around £9mil.
But this is definitely an unproven talent who would be a risk for that amount of money in the Premier League. There are definitely better and more exciting captures to be had in the French League (Loic Remy or Ideye Brown) than Erdinç. In the games I’ve witnessed he’s never stood out and was usually overshadowed by the opposition’s attackers.
Though for about £5-6mil I suppose he would be a decent enough buy if all the other striker options were exhausted. Would you be satisfied with Mevlüt Erdinç at Newcastle?