Nicklas Bendtner Now Top Target For Newcastle

With Newcastle being rebuffed by Swiss striker Eren Derdiyok, they have now turned their attention to £8M rated Arsenal striker, Nicklas Bendtner.

Nicklas Bendtner – Newcastle options running out

Newcastle are now in for the unsettled Arsenal striker along with Stoke City, after Chief scout Graham Carr watched Swiss striker Derdiyok play for Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night.

Apparently the 23 year-old Swiss international has no intention of leaving his German club, who of course are in the European Champions League this season.

This is what Eren said:

“I did not realize they were watching me, but it does not make any difference to how I feel about my future,’ ‘I have a contract with Leverkusen until 2013, and I am extremely happy with that.”

“I have no thoughts about leaving, because I have managed to force my way into the team at Leverkusen, and we now have a Champions’ League campaign to look forward to. I do not want to miss out on that after helping us to qualify.”

We don’t blame  Eren one bit for those thoughts, so it looks like Nicklas Bendtner may be near the last option for Newcastle.

Shane Long moved to West Brom for an initial £4.5M last week, and there is news today that Everton want to take Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge on a season-long loan deal.

Newcastle may be interested in trying to get Sturridge to Newcastle on a loan deal, but the loan fee will likely be a couple of million, and Mike Ashley may not be wiling to pay that amount for just a loan deal.

Stoke have offered around £8m for Bendtner, after finally giving up on Tottenham’s Peter Crouch, so we’re not sure if Newcastle are willing to pay that fee for Bendtner.

We’re not sure Nicklas would be a good buy, because he’s too similar to Ba, Ameobi and Best – and we think Newcastle missed out on taking Irish striker Shane Long, who would have offered a different kind of approach up front.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

81 comments so far

  • FloridaToon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #1


    Would be ok with this. He is not going to Stoke. He laughed at a reporter when asked about it.

  • kevymartins

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #2

    nicklas bendtner has the same style as ba n ameobi . . .we need a small fast strong pacey striker…only 1 springs to my mind=obafemi

  • smythurs

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #3

    dont go near this arrogant twat..he have 3 physical strikers we need a pacey one someone to stretch defenses and drag them out of position similar to bellamy in his say we wont get anyone of that ilk so prob be this tosser

  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed, the headline is somewhat jumping to conclusions is it not?

    I guess the press works differently in America, else you wouldn’t take all the rubbish spouted by papers such as the Sun seriously!

    The Sun said that Stoke wanted Palacios & Crouch yesterday, and today it’s Barton & Bendtner! 😛

  • tommyL

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #5

    He can finish, wenger just never played him in his best position. Bendtner isn’t really suited to the wing…

    However, he’s not really the sort of striker we need.

  • Pards28

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #6

    I know you guys dont’t like promotions but I am sick of all these idiots on Facebook talking about the club when they don’t even go to matches so would you be able to give my page a quick like?

  • KevinHann

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Why don’t we snap up Spas Delev from CSKA Sofia? Young, hungry, already full international, very mobile and keeps finding the net, including in important games. The press here speculates he will go to some Eastern European league for about 1 million euro – absolute bargain and relatively low risk. Wages wouldn’t be a problem either. And it is a player who burns in the game…

  • surreytoon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Not enamoured by Bendtner, but could be worse. What would he be 5th choice target? Surely Carr has some other foreign options up his sleeve.

    On Pieters, from the Fail a few hrs ago :

    PSV defender Pieters given go-ahead to join Newcastle in £6m deal

    Last updated at 10:49 PM on 12th August 2011

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    PSV Eindhoven boss Fred Rutten reluctantly cleared the way for Erik Pieters to join Newcastle for £6million to replace Jose Enrique.

    ‘I would lie in the road to stop him leaving but I fear I cannot block his transfer to Newcastle,’ said Rutten.

    On his way: Newcastle close to signing Erik Pieters

    ‘He is a brilliant defender, but, if it is right for him and the club, I cannot say no.’

  • HamarMagpie

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #9

    No, no, no, no. The man is a walking disaster. Arrogant twat in the same league as Bellamy, but without the skills. Please, stay away

  • UpTheRoad

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Tbh I’d have anyone at the minute :/

  • Dondatta13

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    Comment #11

    The Arsenal fans groan with frustration when ever he seems to play …. much like a certain #23 we know…

    No Thanks!

  • UpTheRoad

    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #12

    I’ve seem him on occasions and he’s class and i’ve seen him on other occasions where he has missed sitters. Remember his goal against us at SJP last season? Belter.

  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #13

    Highly doubt we will sign Bendtner. Highly doubt we are even interested.

  • KingforToon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #14

    as colo rumour…
    someone quoted sport director of Valencia saying ” no chance to sign coloccini” @twitter

  • Majuro Magpie

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Rather than panic buy someone not suitable – stump up for a Sturridge loan and get the right person in next summer.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #16

    finally the day when we kick arsenal is here common NUFC

  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:23 AM

    Comment #17

    I really dont understand all the negativity towards this guy. Just as many other fans rate barton more on his off field antics many people do the same with Bendtner. I know many Arsenal fans that have agreed that he could score for fun at a club where he gets the right treatment. He is similar to Shola but far more technical. And he has proven a number of times that he can put them in the net one on one witht he keeper unlike Shola. He is also very adept at picking up loose balls at putting them home.

    I know you cant solely judge based on a video but I really suggest people watch this one of him.

    Not to forget he is very young

  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 13, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    Comment #18

    He is also great in the air. Dare i say i’d rather have this guy in the squad than Demba Ba (who i do rate). A proper place in a squad would do wonders to his game from the confidence it would bring. Im sure the way he has been treated as a black sheep at arsenal could not have helped his focus during games. Or even drive.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:09 AM

    Comment #19

    No thx rubbish

  • Brutooon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    Comment #20

    1) Obafemi
    2) Robbie Keane?
    3) maybe Bellamy? (but attitude-wise he got problem)

  • Winston Potski

    Aug 13, 2011 at 4:05 AM

    Comment #21

    porsonally I think he’d be a great signing, he’s a lot better than Stroller and has a point to prove!

    Hope Pieters signing geos through as we look pretty thin at the back.

    PS I just noticed that other than ManU, Liverpool and the Mackems we’ve been the most active club in this transfer window. How about them apples.?

  • ginkoh

    Aug 13, 2011 at 4:24 AM

    Comment #22

    Bentdner quite like our Shola but he’s class. However I don’t think he’s one of the best striker in Europe.

  • Alberts_tash

    Aug 13, 2011 at 4:34 AM

    Comment #23

    Robbie Keane’s gone to LA. Obafemi has always been crap. Bellamy said there’s no-one here to play for and is 46 years old.

  • Brutooon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 4:45 AM

    Comment #24

    as long as the Crap Shola Ameobi stay as our no 4th Striker

  • AmericanMagpie

    Aug 13, 2011 at 4:56 AM

    Comment #25

    If this guy makes Pardew stop starting Ameobi, then ill take him.

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Aug 13, 2011 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #26

    Geordies, Geordies , Geordies, Geordies, Geordies
    Geoordieeees, Geordies

    Let’s do this

    Newcastle 2. Arsenal 0.

    Can’t wait

    Travelling to Spain now, gunna be watching it in a bar tonight

    Geordies Geordies Geordies

    Alan pardews bla…………erm not yet!

  • davo

    Aug 13, 2011 at 5:17 AM

    Comment #27

    I wouldn’t mind if we got Carlos Vela.I think he would be available and intersted in coming here and in our price range.Most of the strikers we’re linked with don’t fit into all of those categories.

  • PapaToon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 5:44 AM

    Comment #28

    ive never rated bendtner but hes a lot better than Ameobi. Ameobi for a guy his size cant hold the ball up and goes to ground to easily.

  • ginkoh

    Aug 13, 2011 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #29

    Mckems or Liverpood which one you want to see destroyed today ? Both of them, yeah ~

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 13, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    Comment #30

    Bendtner is just rubbish and his utterly inconsistent. Even he joins us, i will not believe our strikerforce has strengthened. God sake get another striker and not Bendtner.

  • My team for todays match





    Strolla can come in if we are winng

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Aug 13, 2011 at 5:56 AM

    Comment #32

    No no no! Don’t sign him, Best is better than him a lot!

  • Baro

    Aug 13, 2011 at 6:06 AM

    Comment #33

    Just cannot wait for this match!!!!
    Time needs to b tik’ n tokkkin….. 🙂

    I’m going with 4-2 win…

    1 min…Steven Taylor
    32 min….Cabaye
    37 min…..Ba
    82 min…..Obertan


    Toon TOON Black N’ White ARMY 4ever!!

  • brettsinsa

    Aug 13, 2011 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #34

    PARDS 28,,, not all supporters live in the UK , myself am from africa , but i live ,eat, breath and occasionally kick the tv off its stand in frustration for NUFC, so as for “dont even go to matches” pull your head in and stop living in the goldfish bowl that is your life!! there are more supporters living abroad that cannot physically get to a game , not that we wouldnt give our firstborn to attend.


  • liddz

    Aug 13, 2011 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #35

    PLEEEEAASSEE don’t let this be true.

  • geoff777

    Aug 13, 2011 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #36

    I’m with #15

    Loan Sturridge for a year (hopefully he’ll want to stay)

    Then find new targets.

  • liddz

    Aug 13, 2011 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #37

    “and they don’t even go to the matches”……
    I’m not a season ticket holder and have not been for the last 10 years. Does that mean I know **** all about Newcastle United.?????

  • geoff777

    Aug 13, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #38

    Ameobi is a good striker.

    He does hold the ball up well and can finish.

    However he has spells in matches where he just switches off.
    He stops making runs and just stands around.
    He is also injury-prone.


    Aug 13, 2011 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #39

    Ageed, it’s time. Toon need to push the boat out for Sturridge. Miles better than Bendtner and more value even as a supposed high-priced loan. Not to mention perfect foil for Ba. We’d scare the livn hell out opponents.


    Aug 13, 2011 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #40

    @ 38 : Well said. To continue:

    He plays injured
    He play and scores while wearing a mask
    He’s performed when called upon in every competition
    He’s a mackem killer
    He’s never a problem and a role model for youngns
    He knows what it means to wear the shirt
    And he’s gonna be here two more years, so lets all get behind him


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