Newcastle In For £14M Rated Pavlyuchenko – Don’t Be Daft

There is a report in the Daily Mail this morning that Newcastle are on the verge of a surprising bid for Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.

Roman Pavlyuchenko – decent strike but not at £14M

And while we think that Roman would be a decent short term solution to the Newcastle striker problem up front, there’s no way Mike Ashley will pay £14M for a 29 year old.

That’s the price that is being quoted in the report, and while it’s true that Harry Redknapp seems to ask ridiculously high prices for players who cannot make his starting line-up, Mike Ashley isn’t daft enough to pay out that kind of money for an older player.

That’s especially true when it seems Newcastle could have bought Shane Long, the 24 year-old Ireland striker,  for around £6M, if they were interested.

There’s no doubt that Roman can look an accomplished striker when he’s in form, and in his career he seems to be able to get goals wherever he’s played, but he would not be a decent buy for Newcastle at that price.

And good deals is what Mike Ashley is eternally after for the Newcastle club – translation – good young players at low prices.

But why wouldn’t Newcastle go after Shane Long for around £6M, as it seems he’s likely to sign for West Brom at that price?

Comments welcome.

34 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #1

    I like the title Ed, sound about right.

  • sweendog

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #2

    14 mill .. not worth it .. also it won’t be spent on a near 30 year old..

  • h-train

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    rate him, but we wouldn’t pay 14 milion for him, nore is he worth it imo

  • Stuart

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #4

    We all know the fat man’s not going to touch pav with a ten foot bargepole like. Floppy Chops is a right idiot like. Need to sell before they can buy, but hes pricing players out of a move.

    Get Djalo in!

  • JackButler

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #5

    I’d be amazed if Ashley spent 14mil on one player, so to say that he will spend that on a 29 year old after we could not agree terms with Nolan.
    Lazy, lazy reporting

  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #6

    pav is worth half of that amount

  • nufcmatt

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #7

    what a load of rubbish, who made this up? too old and expensive, i don’t like him anyway, we could get sturridge for that

  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #8

    There is no way lamb chops would sell for 14 mill, maybe 24 mill… would take Pav, Crouch or N’gog to help out Ba Ba upfront coz we are severley lacking. We have a fizzy pop league attack at the minute

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    Why not bid £14m for Sturridge?

    Pav is a decent player, but he should be commanding a fee of about half that at best.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #10

    BBC: England game off due to idiots in London.

  • ArtyH

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11

    If M.A was going to splash that ammount of cash it would be better to put it towards Daniel Sturridge and that would really please the fans.

  • Mags

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #12

    Surely not one of Carr’s scoutng choices? But it IS the daily fail!

    What concerns me is that we have had 7 months to find a replacement for Andy Carroll and we seem to be no further forward. Howay man, get it sorted.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #13

    lol ashley cant pay 6 m for a player who he is young and why in the world ashley will pay more than twice the amount for a 29 year old

  • estechco

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #14

    These crazy stories just make me think that old rubber chops feeds a line to his journo mates in the hope that us ‘daft’ Geordies take it for fact.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #15

    Think people will do anything to get out of Tottenham area at the minute lol!

  • Phil K

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #16

    Absolutely ridiculous prices being asked by that beetroot faced git. It would be understandable if he was 22, Crouch too – unbelieveable NINE mill for a 30 year old.
    NO-ONE is stupid enough to pay that, let alone Ashley.

  • OttersPocket

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    Think everyone needs to forget about Sturridge, he wont be leaving Chelsea.

  • choppaah

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #18

    dont be silly 5-8 mil would be reasonable

  • ichrisho

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #19

    If we pay 14 for Pav – We surely have the 15m Chelski want for Sturridge?

  • ichrisho

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #20

    This lad is super handy –

    We could get him in for 3.5m. Has anyone seen this Ola guy play?

  • sweendog

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #21

    Should be looking at that
    Jose Salomon Rondon and Yannick Djalo … get both for maybe 14mill

  • ichrisho

    Aug 9, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #22

    @ sweendog – Spot on – Yannick Djalo would be an ace signing – Did someone not say yesterday that he had turned down a new contract? Has he ever been mentioned before?

  • Brutooon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #23

    opportunity cost for a 14 million pounds 29 years old striker (who do not score that much – just in case)

    7 million for shane long + another 7 million defender


    14 million on sturridge, since lukaku is coming

  • afro

    Aug 9, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #24

    sturridge is better…

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 9, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #25

    Latest -Toon in for Man in the Moon!
    Why would we be in for him? He’s not French. We wouldn’t get him on a free. He wouldn’t fit into Ashley’s “wage structure”.
    Get real we need to sell Hose before he’ll attempt to buy anyone else & then he’ll probably pocket the cash. Panic loan signing on last day of window at best! Pieters sounds OK though

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 9, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #26

    Spilling the beans Tim! May have cost you two weeks wages son

  • richard

    Aug 9, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #27

    yip it willbe a expensive week for krul he wont get a win bonus for holland either. ssn pardew targeting a striker but who?

  • mjmark1970

    Aug 9, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Bring in Nick Bendtner,Don’t pay attention to what people say about him cos he would become a top striker for the Toon

  • magicbus

    Aug 9, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Levy is having a laugh, he dont play regular, scores few goals and only worth 6m at tops.
    What a wanker Levy

  • josh

    Aug 9, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #30

    Would take pav any day. But 14m. Would have to be a bogof.

  • josh

    Aug 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #31

    By bendtner u mean that shite donkey? Having a laugh mate. I’d play tina turner up front before him.

  • Mags

    Aug 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #32

    What about Nolan Roux – could get him for around £4m and another French lad! 😀

  • max

    Aug 9, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #33

    his value is below 10M

  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 9, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #34

    I said before I’d like Pav for around £8mil, he’s decent but inconsistant. £14mil is ridiculous! It won’t happen anyway so little need to speculate, Ed summed it all up in his title.


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