Is Nolan Roux Now Newcastle’s Best Bet?


We don’t know exactly what’s happening at Newcastle right now , but with less than seven hours to go in this summer transfer window, we assume they are working very hard to bring in a new striker.

Nolan Roux – is this player good enough?

It seems that Papiss Demba Cisse is a no go because his German club SC Freiburg will not sell, and we suppose Newcastle are seeing if they can tie up a deal for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga, but that doesn’t look too good either.

There’s always Frederico Macheda of Manchester United to fall back on we suppose, if they cannot sign a good striker outright today, but they will take some heat if they fail to bring in a new striker today

We also mentioned earlier today that Belgium International striker, 23 year-old Marvin Ogunjimi,  who is at Genk,  is a possible option too.

But if those deals cannot be struck another option for Newcastle may be to go after Nolan Roux of French club Stade Brest, before the transfer window closes.

There’s some news being reported by The Transfer Tavern that Newcastle have switched their interested now to Roux, but we have no idea how much truth is in this story.

The 23-year-old has scored 23 goals in 62 appearances for Roux since he signed for them in 2009 from French lower league club Beauvais.

But when you look more closely at his record at Brest,  15 of those goals came while he was playing in the French second division, and he has yet to score in four French league games this season.

The news is also that Newcastle were not independently interested in the player,  but that Brest offered him to Newcastle about a week ago, and that’s never a good sign.

So it seems that if Newcastle cannot get Cisse or Maiga, they probably shouldn’t bother,  and should take Macheda on loan and take the heat for failing to replace Andy Carroll after three months of the transfer window, and that heat will have been well earned by Newcastle.

But hey, we’re still hoping –  tick tock tick tock tick tock …

And if Sebastien  Bassong is really available for £2M, then it could be money well spent to bring him back to Newcastle,  to bolster our paper thin defensive options, and we would have still earned £6M over two years, since we sold him to Spurs.

And after all he was this blog’s Player of The Season in our relegation season, and his only season at Newcastle,  with over 60% of the vote.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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278 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #1

    We dunno Ed, we dunno!

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  • Southern Pride

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #2

    no. ruiz is

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #3

    No. We will sign Maiga.

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #4

    BREAKING NEWS: Heskey seen at Newcastle training ground!

    He was a bit confused as he was aiming for Middlesbrough.

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  • Brettoon

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Sign either of the b4stards..

    Ruiz or Roux!

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Glad if we sign him.

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  • redondo77

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Macheda on loan my best bet

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #8

    @nufcfans
    NUFCfans
    Just spoke to representative of Bryan Ruiz, says #NUFC have been in touch today but are yet to place bid. Fulham offer on table. #NUFC #fb

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  • geoff777

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #9

    I’d rather buy quality even if it means waiting until January.

    Although the club really has no excuse leaving it this late.

    Ba & Best in front of HBA … better than 7-8M unproven 4/5th choice French strikers.

    Still p!ssed off about the 35M though.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Please bring in Roux!

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Toti spoted at SJP lol

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  • h0sta

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #12

    get maynard in .. what i saw he has pace skill and knows very well where is the net..get macheda on loan with maynard permanent and i will be happy

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #13

    i would rather not get anyone than Macheda or some one no better than what we have – i know we have very little but i would perservere with Best over some of the recent names mentioned.

    Macheda doesnt do it for me like – i think thats what we most likely end up with though unfortunatley.
    He as done nothing since he burst onto the scene with winning goal against Villa i think

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #15

    DONE DEAL West Ham have agreed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury on an initial season-long loan. He will be filling Scott Parker’s shoes… happy with that, Hammers fans?

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #16

    If Cisse does actually does want to join, should we take any other strikers?
    Would people be happy with taking a decent striker on loan instead until January?

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  • gorgonzola

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #17

    h8 to admit it but signing no striker will make our transfer window mediocre….question remains who will score the goals…?

    loan of nothing but this is poor philosophy as man agree leaving the main MAN last on the transfer window insane…

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Newcastle linked with podolski

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #19

    @redondo77

    Get it out of your head quicker than it came in mate. Not happening.

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  • DONYWIRL

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Huntelaar having Newcastle medical amongst others

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #21

    I agree with that we have made some good signings In this window.

    But were desperate for a striker.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Is lamearse in london?? Could see bentner comin in niw stoke have pulled out

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #23

    @DONYWIRL

    U Cwarr?

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Sky Sport 24 state that Juventus striker Amauri is very close to signing for Marseille. #OM #deadlineday does this mean Gignac is heading out??? http://twitter.com/#!/RBairner, this one may just be the dark horse boys, Saying he may end up at Fulham but we have the french connection going so he’s be right at home (Loan deal maybe???)

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  • redondo77

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #25
  • hadthetshirt

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Andre-Pierre Gignac is being bandied about as possible loan deal.
    This last day of the window does my head in lol.

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Just got in from work… This is total CHOAS!! Ha Ha! Love it!

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  • SWHITEY

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #28

    bassong for 2m is a bargain

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Here’s on for you guys “Chelsea have tabled a bid of 29million pounds for titus bramble. #deadlineday what a player.

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  • DONYWIRL

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #30

    14 million euros for Huntelaar

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #31

    bassong has had almost no play in nearly two years…. hes almost shi te now

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #32

    roux looks a lot like crouchie :S

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  • drongo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #33

    @ temuri – lucky get – 3 hours more for me
    6.30 start this morning too

    Not sure why I bothered – done nowt but trawl through the internet hoping for some news!

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  • Andy

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #34

    linked with liam ridgewell. Would be alright with that. Cover for lb and cb

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #35

    @REDONDO77

    Sounds about right that Chelsea thing to me mate…..

    Truth hurts though

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Sky Sources: Port Vale have farted

    yes ………..the whole club as a unit

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #37

    How can people on here be happy to wait until Jan for a decent striker ??????????????????

    7 F**KING MONTHS man , how long does a club need to find a replacement

    muppets

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Anyone heard the rumour?

    We Have signed a player with a mouth and pink or brown skin

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  • Obertan-Kinobi

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Andre-Pierre Gignac or Mario Balotelli on loan 😉

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Dark Horse…… Zamorra im afraid

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