Newcastle Put New Bid In For Striker


Newcastle have not been too lucky since June 18th in the transfer market, when they signed Frenchman  Sylvain Marveaux, from under the noses of Liverpool.

Alan Pardew – bid put in for striker

That made four players Newcastle had signed by that time, and  it was possibly the most players they had brought in so early in the transfer window, for quite a long time.

In addition to Marveaux the players brought in were Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and 18 year-old Mehdi Abeid – all for just £4.5M which is what Cabaye cost from French Champions Lille – with the other three being free agents.

It was a great start by the Tyneside club, but since that time Newcastle have been unsuccessful in bringing Kevin Gameiro, Mevlut Erdinc and Neil Taylor to the club, and neither of those three will now be arriving on Tyneside.

Left-back Neil Taylor has reportedly just signed a new four year deal at Swansea.

But Alan Pardew has said Newcastle have just put in a bid for a top striker, so that sounds good.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“I don’t really want to mention names (that’s a pity!),  but all strikers who are available, we are keeping a close eye on,” 

“It’s important that we keep bolstering the team as best we can.”  “We have obviously been looking for a striker – we are still bidding for a striker as we speak.”

“So we are doing all we can to get the right players for Newcastle.”  “It’s not easy, it’s not an easy market – strikers are always the most difficult to get across the line.”

“But we are working hard on it.”

Pardew has said similar things before, and some of those words are to allay the fears of some Newcastle supporters, who would like to see more signings.

But the new news tonight is that Newcastle have just put in a bid for another striker, but who that is – we have no idea.

The local Newcastle press have said that Newcastle have identified three strikers on the Continent that they are now after, so we suppose Newcastle have bid for one of those players.

It appears that the players Newcastle will be after in the future will depend on the striker they get into the club, and we hope they are successful in their new most recent pursuit.

Alan was asked who else will be targets through the rest of the summer, and this is what he told Sky Sports:

“It depends, really, on the attacker that we hope to secure,”  “There has been talk of the money we have got in and where has it been spent.”

“But you would be surprised with the deals we have done, it actually amounts to a fair bit.”

“We have got enough to bring a striker in of the right ilk for this football club, and that’s what we need to focus on.”  ” When we secure that player, then we will look again.”

It seems that Alan is responding to some criticism that Newcastle have a net transfer outlay of zero so far this summer, with four players being brought in but Kevin Nolan also being sold to West Ham for £4.5M, to cancel out the fee paid for Cabaye.

Yes they have to pay the wages for the new players, and also some fees for the free agents, but at a gross level the transfer outlay is still around zero.

And Pardew has also  said that Charles N’Zogbia will not be coming to Newcastle, as news earlier today was that Aston Villa were now expected to sign the former Newcastle winger as a replacement for  Stewart Downing, the former Middlebrough player, whom Liverpool paid an amazing £20M for.

Stewart is certainly not worth that amount of money – but since he’s English he seems to be overpriced.

This is what Pardew said about Charles N’Zogbia:

“I am told that Charles has got an imminent move, so I don’t think that will be us,”

So it seems that Newcastle have unfortunately missed out on both Charles N’Zogbia and Neil Taylor today – two signings that we think for around £10M would have been good for the club.

Anyway, let’s hope Newcastle can have a little bit more luck with their new bid.

It’s upward and onward from now on, and we really hope the club can bring in more good players this summer, to add to the four we already have on board.

Any ideas who the new striker could be?

Comments welcome.



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257 comments so far

  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #1

    and

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #2

    puppet pardew. its better if he doesnt talk to the media too much.

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #3

    once again a perfectly content free ‘interview’ with the great tactician puppet.

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Puppet says “But you would be surprised with the deals we have done, it actually amounts to a fair bit” never a truer word spoken – WE ARE VERY SURPRISED THAT 35M HAS GONE

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #5

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Just when cwarr07 stops tweeting, another ITK guy pops up using #nufc “IntheKnowNUFC” – how original 😀

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #6

    (posted in last thread, but here is better coz of this piece of news)

    @ilovetoon8788, I think I know your concern now, but save it for the end of the window. If by the end of the window we proved they really lie to us, I promise I will support any petition to blame Ashley and Pardew.

    As of now, please stay relax for a lil’ bit longer. =)

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #7

    As replied to Colo2:

    I believe there are two kinds of people getting angry here:

    1. people who are never pleased unless Pele and Beckenbauer are in our team
    2. people who think Pardew lies to us all the time

    I think Pardew is really not a good manager for NUFC in terms of being straight forward. I am not saying he’s lying, but some of us would feel he’s not telling us the truth all the time. If we can’t sign N’Zog, just say it, or don’t give us hope today and trash it the next day. Anyway, he has to learn that we are a passionate club, unlike the ones he lead before.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #8

    “i dont want to mention names….”

    but i know the name of the striker we’re after. hes called Nobody.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Didnt Pardew say Ba had a complication in his medical and that the deal was no where near being completed only for us to sign him like an hour later?

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  • Tyneside

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Bidding for a striker as we speak,lol. Aye ya might be bidding, but i bet it’s peanuts so that the bid gets rejected, and then we’ll get the we did try interview.

    I just wanna be proven wrong. And no Shefki kuqi signings please

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #11

    “I am told that Charles has got an imminent move, so I don’t think that will be us.” <— I won't say Pardew could speak proper English anymore. It sounds like he has no control on transfer!!! "I don't think that will be us" means he knows nothing about his transfers.

    ……….or, is this the real truth?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Get the Bangura boys, McGugan and M’Bengue. Total 15M

    Try and offload Perch (0.5M), Guthrie (1.5M), Smith Free), Xisco (free)

    13M defcit doesn’t seem a lot does it.

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Ashley finds out what a player is worth to a club and then offers them about a quarter of that and waits for them to get angry about the derisory offer so then he can try and have Pardew blame that club or player for not wanting to deal with us.

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  • Tyneside

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Darren Bent would be the perfect Signing in my opinion to change the way we feel. But i’m just being a mug

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #15

    @12- you still actually think we’ll spend money? The only way we spend money is if we sell enough players to fund a new player. Like with Carroll, oh wait no we don’t reinvest money made from player sales.

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #16

    What does “but all strikers who are available” Mean?

    Are we only interested in players who are outcasts or Transfer Listed?
    Why didnt we look at player we WANT? Missed out on Ideye Brown who went to Kiev.

    If you want Quality sometimes you have to stump up the money, be that Fee or Wages, but we dont seems to understand that.

    We would love either Seydou Doumbia or Sturridge, but we wont spend that much Fee and Wage wise, A striker who is worth less than 5/7M and wages would be less than 30k we will be looking at players like Luuk de Jong or something.

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  • Bobtoon

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #17

    I reckon where he says we are “bidding” for a striker it is referring to Erding as apparently the deal could still be alive and we know we have had a bid accepted for him? On another note, can anybody tell me why Willo is going to Holland and not on the US tour?

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  • GeordieInSunderland

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #18

    ashley has just made over a £200m profit from sports direct so he could give us maybe £15m of that use our other money and bring in sturridge, though i highly doubt ashley would part with £5m of his own moey let alone £15m

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #19

    i think the reason why we are not getting our targets is because we end up insulting the club with our offers. and the club and agents are reluctant to do business with ashleys attitude. could be… never know.. so he sends pardew out with lies upon lies..

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  • marcos_nufc

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #20

    In my opinion Newcastle United will need a left back, a right back or a full back who can play as a left back and a right back, a right winger, a left winger and another centre forward. So at least 4 more players. But Alan Pardew should have signed them before the pre-season because they need to mesh, to know well one another, it would develop a good and close rapport. The club should spend more money in the transfer window because we need more quality in our squad, of course the club don`t need to spend more than 50 million pounds but with 40 million pounds, Alan Pardew could bring at least 2 well known players, who could do a very good job at St.James`Park. I think Newcastle could build a stronger side for the next season, a side that can play an entertaining football like “the entertainers” back in the 90`s with Kevin Keegan as a manager. What did Keegan do? He signed Alan Shearer one of the most expensive strikers at the start of the 1996-1997 season. What I am trying to say is that without spending some money in the transfer market you cannot build a good and competitive team. Newcastle United will need good players for the first team and for the bench as well. We need players on the bench who can change a match too. I agree with Mike Ashley`s policy, the club must cut expenses and increase incomes but he should be a bit more ambitious. For example Newcastle United should sign Falcao Garcia , Hulk or Cavani and give the No 9 to one of these players because they are goalscorers they can score loads of goals. We need an emblematic striker to wear the No 9 shirt.
    @marcos_nufc_rj

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  • GeordieInSunderland

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #21

    and if erding doesnt want to come sod him, get someone else in

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  • Tyneside

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Peter Crouch or some other washed up striker is all we can hope for

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Pizz1 – and a petition will do what ………

    How the FAtMan must be quaking – the only thing he relates to is money. Starve him of that and he will be off – he might further damage the club ob the way out but its a case of small pain big gain now or just keep up hte medication. I guess you can equate the Fatman to toothache – it doesnt go away until you rip it out, but hurts like hell all through the process

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  • Hoppefot79

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Doumbia? Sweet if so…

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  • samag

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #25

    we are hyping up a striker too much. We will rely on what we’ve got. ba, shola, best, lover, sammeobi/lualua/xisco . could def work with. bennie, marveaux, jonas, cabaye, barton, gosling

    …………..

    i dont see much of a reason to spend. unless we lose another player like enrique or tiote. smith, guthrie, routledge, ranger, harper or forster can easily be moved on and we should take whatever offer comes.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #26

    Still, I think the major problem is the communication at this point, not the squad we have. After we compile all the information we have, who can say we know what Ashley and Pardew are doing?

    There is only one Sir Graham Carr, sadly, and he just works like a magician and we do not know his tricks.

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  • Brutooon

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #27

    35 million and we only spend 4.5 million????????

    the rest goes to casino???

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #28

    People’s attitudes reveal alot about them. For instance Ashley’s personality leads me to believe that he’s hung like a cashew.

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  • GeordieInSunderland

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #29

    i dont think xisco has had a proper chance and i would like to see him play in black n white once more

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  • Colo2

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #30

    Pizzicatochan I agree that some fans have over expectations of players we should be signing.
    But I don’t agree that Pardew has lied about N’Zogbia, he’s never came out and said he was a target, and from what he’s been told he has a move lined up so it’s unlikely he’ll end up here. I don’t see what’s wrong with that.

    And I wish people would stop saying we’re not going to sign anyone, there’s still a month till we play Arsenal chill out. What Everton, Stoke, West Brom and Wigan fans must be thinking we’ve done better/more business than these clubs

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  • NickeAlvaro

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #31

    I’m a huge optimist, I thought we could have landed Gervinho, Zog etc. Really thought we could….

    But one thing really really bugs me and that is this stance that the 35 mil that was promised has been used already, I believe the club has tried for the top targets we’ve been mentioning for weeks now but when I read that players signed on a free cost alot, unless the agents are charging 10 mil a pop we can’t have spent the 35 mil yet.
    Irrespective of the wages, that money has not been used on players.
    Here’s hoping it’s all smoke and mirrors but this sorta sucks just a little….

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  • Tyneside

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #32

    @ Brutooon

    We sold Nolan for about that price so we haven’t really spent a penny. Well we’ve supposed to of spent quite alot of the 35mil on signing on and agent fee’s like…………….

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Tosser, boo him.

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #34

    O my god, it’s Paul kitson

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #35

    GIS so would a lot of faggots from the pink triangle like to see xisco play again.

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  • craigyboy24

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #36

    @Bobtoon

    I think its because his wife is heavily pregnant so he wants to be coser to her then being in America

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jul 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Podolski please

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 14, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #38

    People seem to forget that the £35 mil is going on wages as well for example, Lets say Demba Ba is on a £40k a week contract for four years, the £35 million is being used to pay for that contract. Pretty clever really as It means we don’t have to spend as much money

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jul 14, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Colo – thats a month left to get rid of Smith, Guthrie, Barton, Lua Lua and Ranger and Best and by pupperts own words bring in a max of 2 more because we have a big squad – he wasnt saying that a few months ago.

    Now if you can chill out whilst this is going on around you thats fine but it jusy riles me that this mouthpiece comes out with this crap and we are supposed to believe it – buy the ticjkets and merchandise, not complain – whilst the FatMan is making a fortune

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  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Jul 14, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Nag nag nag, what a bunch of women…We’ve got 4 men in so far and all you guys do is whine about that 35 million.

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