Newcastle Back In For Two Strikers?


There is news today that Newcastle are in for two strikers.

Daniel Sturridge – can Newcastle get this boy on loan?

But whether there is any truth in the report, or the rumors, is a very good question.

The news is that Newcastle are in for Peter Crouch, but that’s an old story, and let’s say one thing about this, there is just no way that Mike Ashley will pay £9M for a 30 year-old.

And that also goes for 29 year old Jermain Defoe, who is also at Tottenham and presumably available, although a season long loan deal may be possible for Jermain.

But since Jermain said he wasn’t keen at all to come to Newcastle on a permanent move, it would be doubtful if he would want to move to the north-east on a loan deal.

But you never know of course,  and if he did come on loan he’d be welcomed by the Newcastle fans, and especially if he starts to score those goals!

The second piece of news is more encouraging, and hopefully more truthful, in that Alan Pardew may move to bring Daniel Sturridge on loan to Newcastle for next season.

Bolton’s Owen Coyle is keen to take the striker back on loan to the Reebok stadium next season too, but Newcastle would presumably be a very good option for the 21 year-old.

The news is that owner Mike Ashley is doing his best to appease Newcastle fans, but when did he ever do that in the past, which is one reason we wonder if this report has any thruth in it.

The problem with a move for Sturridge is that Chelsea may not decide until late August, whether to let the boy go out on loan.

And news today that Dimitar Berbatov may be moving to money-bags PSG for around £18M, so why would Newcastle target Mevlut Erdinc want to stay at the Paris club and take his chances next season?

Especially when he could be hammering in those goals for Newcastle United in the Premier League.

We are hoping (and hoping) that Newcastle make a big move in these next four weeks to appreciably strengthen the squad, which so far, if anything,  is weaker than when we started the window.

That’s assuming both Joey Barton and Jose Enrique are on their way, but we have to remember there is still ample time to bring in new players – good new players at that.

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242 comments so far

  • liddz

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #1

    …..

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  • p

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Peter Crouch does not fit into Newcastle’s strategy – I can’t see him ever turning up. Thankfully.

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  • liddz

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #3

    There no way big lumps of cash is going to spent on any known quality strikers …I’ll stake my p*** poor reputation on it

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  • kilcline

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #4

    We wont spend any decent money with that tw@t in charge

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  • tommyL

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Not a chance on any of the above mentioned. It will just be regurgitated rumours by the media.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Bob Monkhouse

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Shane Long is blinking obvious, get him!

    http://youtu.be/cpa7A3JTR30

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  • manxpie

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Wasn’t there reports wen we were 1st linked wit sturridge that him n joey didn’t get on at all from there man city days maybe there’s another twist in this barton story lol prob just wishful (conspiracy) thinkin

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  • tony green

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #9

    This has the look of a diversionary tactic whilst we digest the long awaited departure of Jose Enrique. Hopefully it IS more than that as us fans could do with a lift

    The way things have been the last couple of days I’m half expecting to hear that our new striker will be the winner of ‘Sports Direct’s” Employee of the Month” competition!!

    HWTL

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  • NUFCFAN76

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Yawn. No quotes, sources, etc.. Nearly a month more of silly season torture.

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  • p

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #11

    I think Sturridge is a 50/50 possible marquee signing on deadline day subject to other transactions happening/not happening.

    I think Ashley will spend $10-15M on what he considers the right signing so long as the player’s wage demands are not too high – that is likely the barrier.

    I don’t buy all this Ashley is a twat, asset stripping etc etc. He is simply trying to keep the squad at a certain size and within a certain budget with a view to investing in younger players.

    I think this partly why they are happy to have Barton leave on a free- bad attitude (according to them) and a wopping salary.

    Once some of these people leave, freeing up squad places and salary budget, I think we will see some signings come in. They will likely be young but not necessarily cheap.

    If we don’t, I would be surprised.

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  • oldbobaycliffe

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #12

    neither crouch or defoe had a good season last year best and shola scored more so no thanks shane long is the player i would like but lets be honest with whats going on at nufc who will come

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #13

    I’ve been saying for weeks and weeks we should go for Sturridge, would love it if that came off but it will be difficult. I’d also be happy with Defoe for around £9 mil but I really don’t think that’s going to happen after the statement he made. Also Berbatov going to PSG would be good news on the Erdinc front, but I’m pretty sure Berbs want to stay at Man U so I don’t know how true that may be… but it’s nice to have some positive rumours to discuss!

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  • kentonmags

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #14

    whats the matter MIKE you fat twat trying to get us back on side starting rumours again yourself then wait till 11.55pm on the 31st aug make a bid and say sorry it was to late to get anyone in.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Come on Ed this is just bollox.

    A made up story by CaughtOffside with no quotes or sources named.

    Crouch & Defoe don’t fit the age profile of Ashley’s transfer policy, about the only thing I agree with him on.

    Sturridge would be great but I think he’s looking to make money and not spend it.

    Erdinç … according to PSG we never made an approach … it was all press talk.

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  • Sir Alan

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t reckon Chelsea will let him go.

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  • NUFCFAN76

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Well, the was a comment on another thread about Pards having had enough. I’d like to know what came out of that supposed meeting today with club execs. Not wheter or not the staff beat the players by two strokes ffs.

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  • Louis583

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #18

    I can only assume Berbatov will go to PSG, Erdinc will finally make up his mind and join us along with Barnetta, Sturridge will realise that we will be amazing next year and want to be part of it and join on the last day of the transfer window for £15m…

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  • gonz

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #19

    I don’t see why people want us to concentrate on bringing in Shane Long. We already got a player of his ilk that has the exact same goals ratio if not better (definitely in the EPL) and is of the same age of our own L Best. There are many strikers out there that our most likely ahead of Long on the Carr shopping list: Remy, Lens, Erding, Sturridge to name a few….the only reason why we wouldn’t get anyone of their calibre is because of Ashley not willing to invest more than 10m in a player. Ba will be used a lot, but I believe we need a Bellamyesque type of striker to get the best of the formation and style of play that Pardew wants. We want a fast passing, free flowing attack style of the good ‘ol days of the Entertainers. The missing piece to that puzzle is the striker. I just hope we don’t go after Long, Crouch or Defoe because none of them makes us a stronger team.

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  • wynsleap

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Tell you what Mike.
    Don’t spend a penny on anybody else this close season.
    Take the £35 million you still have from the Carroll deal, the £3 million you’ll save on Joey’s wages, the £2 million form Routledge and the reputedly £10 million you are going to make on Enrique – reduce the price of the club by £50 million and sod off.

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  • manxpie

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Geoff777 i’ve heard you say that a couple of times hav u got a link 4 the psg comment?

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  • maverickman1979

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Ed as much as i like your optimisum i cant see either player coming to the toon.

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  • FloridaToon

    Aug 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Goal.com reporting Enrique’s deal is 6 mil with another possible 2 mil in incentives.

    http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2011/08/03/2603004/liverpool-and-newcastle-agree-8m-deal-for-jose-enrique

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #25

    We will have budget to spend for new players equal to Jose sale price. Mark my word. I don’t think Ashley want to spend any penny on this windows.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #26

    heres the shit popping up again with strikers, theres know one in the office leave your number where all out playing golf we will get back some time,the lying twats,how you going to look for a striker,when yous are playing golf,just f**k off back to london ,lad is there a march on sat let me no !

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #27

    I’m not an ashley lover but the way some people go on here like mini Fred Shepherds, we’d be bust within weeks.
    You can dislike Ashley all you like but he’s a hell of a businessman and we aren’t or at least we aren’t billionaires.

    I don’t want huge money spent on the likes of Crouch. He’s an injury prone 30 year old on huge wages who means we would have to play HOOFBALL to!

    Also how many clubs have actually come in for barton after his gobshite agent Mckay spouted off.

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Shouldn’t we be doing Art classes as team bonding or something? What with all the French fancies we have?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #29

    Gonz

    Best is nothing like Long.
    Best is a big target man, while Long is a quicksilver fast, nippy and skilful striker and very hard working.

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  • tommyL

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Golf is for a bit of team bonding?

    Ashley and Llambias probably can’t even swing a golf club.

    I’ve decided i want shearer back.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Louis 583

    love the positivity. very refreshing. Angry and king kev make you want to top yourself

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Rotonda heights well go and scru him bud

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  • manxpie

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #33

    Cheers geoff but again thats only paper talk n no real quotes from the club i.e “a club spokesman” i hav a feeling we might still get him, wat i’m really amazed by is why the massve kick off’s happenin now wen there’s still ae month of the window open it certainly ain’t gonna help matters fair enough if wer in the same position wen its closed

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #34

    manxpie if it kick off now we my get something done,leave it till the last day and where f**ked again ashley.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #35

    @manxpie

    Mainly because Pardew said we were looking to bring in one more … most people thought that was Erdinç for around 6-7M. When a lot of us expected 25M to be spent as a minimum.

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  • Brutooon

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #36

    Sign Shane Long / Sturridge (For god sake, Mike Ashley please show us the 35 million thing)

    and

    Loan Defoe / Crouch ( we need experience and numbers up front considering our injury list history)

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  • leec

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Everytime ASHLEY makes a cock up, these stories of going for top players are always released, just to try and keep everyone calm. How often do these links come off?We won’t be fooled any longer!, I wanted to beleive Pardew when he said the money would be re-invested, but it is becoming clear as time goes on, It saddens me to say but he is the yes man a lot of folk said he would be when appointed as manager. He is so happy to be in such a role, and clearly to soft to challenge Mike, & Derek. I am pretty sure more protests will follow, especially if we lose a couple of the first few games.

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  • deeeeeeano

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #38

    Just get someone in man, anyone, just look like you want the club to be successful ye fat wretch-piece. What the piss is he doing.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #39

    Has anything happened today?? Any news??

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  • manxpie

    Aug 3, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #40

    Nah pardew said 1 b4 the arsenal game n wer has protesting against ashley got us sofar? the only thing its gonna do is put any1 off even thinkin of coming here there’s no chance of ashley sellin then the new owner cummin in and spendin money on transfers in 1 month

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