Newcastle Considering Both Jermain Defoe And Peter Crouch


Alan Pardew has said that Newcastle are now ahead of the game,  in their urgent endeavors to bring in a new striker, and also to  bring in another left-back for Jose Enrique.

Jermain Defoe – Pardew considering the striker

The Evening Chronicle (Lee Ryder) are  reporting today that manager Alan Pardew has considered whether he should go out and try to sign the  Tottenham striker pair,  Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch.

But with 30 year-old Crouch being priced at around £9M and German may be even more than that, the two of them will just be too expensive for Newcastle, and that’s almost a certainty.

Jermain also turns 29 in October, so these are older and more experienced strikers Newcastle are said to be considering, and they are not the usual younger players Newcastle have been after these last couple of years.

And Newcastle are probably hoping they can get the two of them in cut price deals – but there’s little chance of doing that with Harry Redknapp.

And news also that Newcastle are still hoping to bring 24 year-old striker Mevlut Erdinc to Newcastle, from his current club, Paris St Germain.

And as we reported earlier today, it seems Newcastle are also considering three older and experienced left backs to replace Jose Enrique, in Wayne Bridge, Stephen Warnock  and Nicky Shorey.

And speaking specifically about his efforts to bring in a second striker this summer, this is what Pardew had to say today from Columbus:

“After the Andy Carroll thing I am not going to use the word ‘promise’, it is a dangerous word.” “However, I am confident we will get a striker in.”

“After the Orlando game there were plenty of fans who came out to see us and mentioned on more than one occasion to me ‘where’s the striker?’ It is not something that is far from my mind.”

“Everybody will start making moves shortly.” “We do not want to miss out, but we are ahead of the game.”

“We have been trying to bring a striker in for a while, we are ahead of the game.” “We know exactly what the market is and we will pitch in when it is right.”

If Newcastle can get another good striker in and somebody good enough to replace Jose Enrique, then Newcastle could be in decent shape for the season, although the squad will be no bigger than it’s been the last couple of seasons, which is a pity.

And Newcastle will have to hope that youngsters like Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson, Tamas Kadar, James Tavernier, Michael Richardson and Sammy Ameobi can come through the ranks big time next season.

And that would a least help to bolster the squad.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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61 comments so far

  • DerkaSayWhat

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Andy Carroll,How naughty of me.

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  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Big Fat NO to both of them.

    Pavylchenko instead please.

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  • True fan

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    ANY LINKS OR RUNNING COMMENTARY FOR THE NEWCASTLE RESERVES GAME KICK OFF AT 3:00PM ???????????????????????

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  • Pards28

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Get Matty Upson as cover he is a free.

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  • Eastander

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Whos actually going to play tonight?
    ——————-Harper————————
    Tavs——-Taylor—–CB—— Dummett
    Loven—- Abeid—–Gosling—-Marveaux
    ———————-Vuckic——————–
    ———————-Ba————————-

    Do we have another Cb out there? the only other players I can think of are forster, krul, ameobi and best!

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  • DerkaSayWhat

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #6

    In all serious I wouldnt mind both of them,9 million for both of them would be a great deal.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Arry will want 9m for each off us

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  • mattnufc

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Get them both. Then it means we are only lacking a LB, RB, winger, playmaker (considering we only have Arfa whose injured most of the time)

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  • archaeomag

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #9

    NUFC are thought to be edging closer to eyeing a possible a move for . . . . a Striker!
    …and the next name out of the Hat is . . .

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Aguero has said he likes citys contract off i bet he fckin does

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Offer*

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  • sweendog

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #12

    big wages and spurs cast offs .. not worth it .. heres a list of better players on lower wages and younger .. all listed in order of preference

    Moussa Sow (probably too expensive)
    Rodallega 9+ mill
    Jose Salomon Rondon 7+ mill
    Erdinc 7+ mill
    Djalo 4+ mill
    Vagner Love ???

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  • Dekasalya

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Pardew neglects to mention that he also considered Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but these are also thought likely to be too expensive, while Pele is maybe too old and Ferenc Puskas too dead. Clearly a case of the “club insider” getting his mates in Wapping to make some suggestion that the club are serious about trying to sign a striker, while Pardew prepares a statement for the end of August about “lack of good value for money in the transfer”having got no one in, and looking at free transfers to cover the departed Jose.

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  • malcolm the awesome

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Nah lets stick to the youth policy..

    I cant really see ashley going in for them, and paying big wages to either player..

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  • gonz

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #15

    What sort of strong team is this going to be if Tiote, Colo, Enrique, Ben Arfa, Simpson, Cabaye are missing. Oh, and why hasn’t Cabaye been picked to play in the last two Reserve games in Holland? He’s not even on the subs bench. If he wasn’t going to play we should’ve flown him out with Dummett. Doesn’t make any sense.
    How will we line up tonight? Gosling on the right I presume with Tav lining up next to Saylor, Marv Jonas on either wings, Abeid and Vuckic in the center, and Ba and Ameobi upfront?

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  • magpieboom_6

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Rather take Erdnic for 8 mil, than either of those two.

    @2……I’d take Pavllchenko.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #17

    No to both, but would love to see Abby Clancey come?
    Literally

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  • P.I.

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #18

    10 Rillington Place kid.

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  • OttersPocket

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Why would no one take Defoe, great finisher, quick, plays off shoulder, would be great for us.
    However cant see it happening.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #20

    _____________ Harper
    Dummett _ Saylor _ Tav _ Jonas
    ____________ Gosling
    McLoven ____ Abied ____ Marv
    ____________ Vuckic
    _____________ Ba

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  • Kris

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #21

    I would be happy with Defoe, but not Crouch!

    Any links for the match today, stream, radio, text??

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #22

    I would take Defoe & Pavlychenco

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  • AndyMac

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #23

    “If Newcastle can get another good striker in and somebody good enough to replace Jose Enrique, then Newcastle could be in decent shape for the season, although the squad will be no bigger than it’s been the last couple of seasons, which is a pity.”

    What were you expecting Ed ? The Fatman to suddenly wake up and realise what’s needed to stand still in this ultra competitive league never mind about moving forward.

    With the news that Ba is now out for two three games as is HBA could it get any worse for Pardwho ? Still it serves the cockney slimeball right for not standing up and telling the Fatman for what is desperately needed at this club – Quality Strikers (i.e. more than One) 🙂

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #24

    SSN: Brum have enquired about Ranger on loan

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #25

    @22

    News Ba is out??

    Where is that from?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Off topic I know, but if it is true that Forrest want Routledge, we need to take Lewis McGugan as part of the deal.
    Just 22 this kid is pure class

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  • gonz

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #27

    AndyMac, since when is Ba out for two or three games? Where you getting your information from? The only players missing in tonights game through injury is Colo, HBA, Raylor, Tiote. Never was there a mention of Ba

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #28

    Nee chance….we’re just trying to smoke out Erdincs agent.

    1. They will cost more that 7 mill and i reckon thats our limit.

    2. Crouch is not a foil for Ba

    3. They’re not free

    4. They wont want to come here – not Defoe anyway.

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  • Barras

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #29

    @AndyMac Ba out for two or three games?

    I’m looking forward to the day Ashley & Llambias fall out with Pardew, and they sack him. This will hopefully trigger Pardew to be truthful about his time, in charge at St James’ Park and tell us about the real intentions of Mr Ashley.

    I think this day will come within the next 8 months.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Ba was not played in the last match due to fears over his knee playing on the artificial pitch that was all, no injury.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #31

    @28

    I think it may come before the January transfer window opens

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  • P.I.

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Turning into a nightmare pre-season this really. Cabaye has hardly played with the first team.
    Ben Arfa is injured again.
    Ba is now injured.
    Barton has looked good but hasnt played regaularly with the first team and still isnt being offered that contract.
    We’ve missed out on Nzogbia.
    If Erding comes in now he hasnt exactly got shed loads of time to knit with his team mates.
    Enrique has spoken out against the club, been fined 100K and will deffo be leaving despite all Pardews bull about desperately wanting to keep him.
    Could things get much worse?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #33

    Ba is not injured, he played the last 10-15 min against Orlando City

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  • Louis583

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #34

    Has anyone received their tickets for Leeds? I ordered it a couple of weeks ago and its yet to arrive.

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  • Scottiedog

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #35

    Defoe must be worth a shout surely!! A proven International goalscorer in his prime!! Give him good service and play him every game and he could give us 20+ goals

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  • P.I.

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #36

    @JackButler

    Things are looking up…

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  • JackButler

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Do any of you think that we will sign either Defoe or Crouch when we could not offer our own captain a good enough deal to keep him at the club?
    All are similar ages, all would command high wages, all are fast approaching the final years of their career

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  • JackButler

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #38

    P.I.

    Have not seen anything that says that Ba is injured, he came on against Orlando but spend more time on the left wing than up front

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  • GeordieDan

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Barras>

    What could he tell us that we don’t already know?

    Ashley’s a liar? He’s the cheapest billionaire in the world? He likes his pies?

    Common knowledge already mate.

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  • GeordieDan

    Jul 26, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Btw, Ba definitely isn’t injured.

    There’s photos on the official site of him jogging with the lads in training this morning as normal.

    Just journo made-up rubbish.

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