Newcastle Move For Defoe Simply A Non-Starter


There were several things that didn’t sound quite right,  when the news came out yesterday that Newcastle could be interested in Spurs’ striker Jermain Defoe.

Jermain Defoe – not interested in moving to Newcastle

One was that at 29 years old Jermain is a bit old, and didn’t fit the profile of players Newcastle are usually after, and the other was that Jermain would not come cheap at around £10M.

And some of the reports yesterday mentioned that Defoe may not want to leave the London area, especially to move too  far north.

Jermain has played only for London clubs, apart from Portsmouth and Bournemouth,  which are both in the South and in fairly close proximity to London.

And news today that the player would not want to move to Newcastle, so there are at least a couple of good reasons why Newcastle will not now pursue the England International.

One is that he is just too expensive to start with, and even if Mike Ashley went against all his natural instincts, and paid £10M for a 29 year-old, Jermain wouldn’t come in any case.

Jermain was going to be the back-up should Newcastle’s £7M bid for Mevlut Erdinc not go through, so the club will now be hoping they can wrap up the deal for the 24 year-old Turkish International within the next week or so.

And in case that deal does not go through – it’s been pending for many weeks now – Newcastle will need to think of who they may go after,  if for some reason Erdinc does not arrive on Tyneside.

And it will not be Peter Crouch, who is 30 years old and would cost about the same as Defoe.

Any ideas?

Comments welcome.



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165 comments so far

  • arcarius

    Jul 27, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Glad to hear it was all crap talk, didnt want him anywhere near our starting 11

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jul 27, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #2

    2nd !

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jul 27, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #3

    I would take him he is 10 times better than Best,Shola,LovenPants,Ranger or Sammy Lee

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #4

    It was never going to happen, Nolan was not offered a contract that was long enough for him because of his age, so why would we pay 10mil for a player of the same age.
    Lazy, lazy journo’s having a slow day

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #5

    WHAT I HAD DEFOE NO 9 PUT ON MY SHIRT!!!! Damnit I will add it to the Gervinho no 9 and N’Zogbia no 10 shirts……what a waste of money

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  • Andy

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Just as well you haven’t got the keepers tops

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  • Starnufc

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #7

    yeah my idea is we dont want either one of those pav was tottenham top scorer last we dont need another striker past his prime!!! just erdinc will be who we need/get unless some other cheaper option comes up

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #8

    What about a cheeky bid for Gyan?

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #9

    @WWJBD, I actually have one saying “45 Pizzicato” on the back.

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Erding, if not Lens. Lens made the transition from RW to ST in the second-half of PSVs’ last season – scampering speed, brilliant workrate and a cool finisher, very Bellamy-esque.

    That would be my choice anyway.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #11

    @JackButler, bidding a Mackem? I am not sure if everyone’s okay with this idea.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #12

    pizzicatochan

    Why not?
    He’s a class player, and with everything else that Bruce as signed it would be a shame to leave their one good player there
    😉

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  • arfa chance#10

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Jeremy lens is good but cud he handle the prem ?

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #14

    A recent Press-Release by the United Club Shop…Mainly for people whom, like WWJBD, have put rumoured names on their shirts before any official confirmation of being signed….

    ‘We are pleased to announce that we now stock different coloured bottles of Tip-ex so that you can tipex out any names which no longer appl;y to your strips! Colours include White, Black and Orange’

    Supposedly the range is the biggest selling in the shop since the transfer window opened!

    🙂

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Haha ah I bet someone out there really does have all those shirts bless them!

    JB Gyan would be amazing but Brucey wouldnt sell

    SmS aye Lens was meant to be a top target for us but that disappeared fast didnt it shame really I liked the look of him

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Hahahahaha love it Toon-tinted-glasses

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #17

    WWJBD

    I know mate, we could never afford him,but it would be a great signing

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #18

    wudnt mind defo but crouch no thank you

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  • gonz

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #19

    I’ve been wanting Lens playing for Newcastle for a few seasons now. I would love it. I would love it if I could see him in a black & white top! Only problem is that he’s only recently signed a new contract and would cost more than 15-20m and we know that Ashley isn’t going to fork out that kind of money for a player.

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #20

    i no its a striker we defo need but wot happened with barnetta?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #21

    toontoon_andyb

    he’s still locked in his room at coozy’s hotel

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #22

    loic remy he would b good

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #23

    andyb he is still sitting in his hotel room in jesmond.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #24

    JB
    Aye mate he would bang in goals left right and centre for us with Cabaye, Barton, HBA and Gosling behind him shame it wont happen 🙁

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #25

    arfachance#10 – he could definitely hack it in the Prem, he’s got a fighting spirit, as I say, very much in the same mould as Bellamy, without the foolish, infantile behaviour.

    I’d actually like him over Erding, but that’s mainly because of me being oblivious to Erding, before we were linked.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #26

    davybtoon

    Remy hasn’t long signed a new deal, and would cost a hell of a lot more than we could pay.
    Sorry, would love to see him come here, but won’t happen

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #27

    JB beat me to it you tw@t. lol

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #28

    haha that was the last place he was spotted in coozys hotel like

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Ah, didn’t know that Gonz 🙁

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  • MarkO

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #30
  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Haha Barnettas the reason we have spent so much….dirty mare is enjoying the red hot channels and mini bar!

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Come on Tony mate, you need to be quicker 🙂

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  • brighter

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #33

    To be honest, We cant going forward unless Mike Asley leave from the seat of the owner.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #34

    MarkO
    Simply by looking at his age….no

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  • PortsladeToon

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #35

    don’t want anything that has been connected with the spuds, thats nearly as bad as having a player from the unwashed not quite but nearly

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  • Henriks

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Weren’t we linked with Juan Manuel Martinez some time ago? Would be pretty awesome to have him join us.

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #37

    JB it must be my age. lol

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #38

    MarkO

    After Ashley was told 11mil was wanted for the boy, Lambsarse had to give him mouth to mouth

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #39

    WWJBD no reason coozy went abit quiet afta barnetta was here hes locked him in his basement wonder wot hes doin to him haha

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  • JackButler

    Jul 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Tony, ha ha, told you you were an old git 🙂

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