Newcastle In Late Move For Costa Rica Winger


Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle could make a move, which is rather late, to sign Bryan Ruiz, the 26 year-old Costa Rica winger who plays at FC Twente.

Bryan Ruiz – FC Twente winger – fee already agreed with Fulham

But Fulham have already agreed a fee with FC Twente for the 6’2″ tall  player, and this to us seems a little bit of a desperate move from Newcastle, and we can only assume their efforts to sign a new striker have gone nowhere today.

Newcastle are said to have made an enquiry about the winger to FC Twente, the club they bought Cheick Tiote from a year ago, so they had better quickly match what Fulham are willing to pay, if they stand any chance of pulling this deal off.

But Fulham must still  be favorites to sign Ruiz, and the only chance is that the Newcastle approach is favored by the Costa Rican International , but he may already have agreed wages with Fulham, so  it’s a little late and seems a little desperate.

But the move is apparently not yet decided as Ruiz’s agent Walter Mortelmans said:

“Nothing is settled yet. We will make a decision later on tonight.”

But the fee is said to be a massive £10M.

It would appear from this late move, that Newcastle are not faring too well in their attempts to get a forward into the club by 11:00 pm tonight.

Ruiz joined FC Twente in July of 2009 for around £4M, from Belgium club Gente, and in 61 appearances for the Dutch club he has scored an impressive 39 goals.

Bryan has also played 39 times for Costa Rica with 7 goals.

Newcastle have brought seven players in so far in this transfer window, and they have also let six players go, and the net transfer cost just happens to be almost exactly zero right now.

So maybe Newcastle are trying, with less than six hours to go in the window, to actually spend some net money in this transfer window, but what have they been doing over the last three months?

As we said this doesn’t look good.

Comments welcome.



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1,065 comments so far

  • alip123

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Not gonna happen. Too late as per usual. Panic bidding

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #2

    (from last post)

    @JackButler,

    MA: “Oh we have signed JJ Hooper and he’s like a new player! He will be our number 9 in 15 years and I won’t sell him unless someone bid him for 2 cans of peanuts! What are you guys complaining about?”

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  • nimo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Grrr doing my head in today just get someone over the line

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #4

    too late, wont happen

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #5

    tooooooooo late again

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #6

    coozy not said anything today?

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Does anyone know what names are a possible?

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Need a striker. Buy a winger.

    It’s January all over again.

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  • arcarius

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #9

    You know it’s just too little too late – Jojo

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Thump

    Hope not but fear the worst

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  • Srdongordo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Bryan Ruiz is actually a really good player… and he can also play as a second forward right behind a classic 9… (demba ba, ameobi, best) I think this will be great. if Newcastle can pull it off…

    EcuaToon!!!

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #12

    I am happy with our signings tbh but a striker would have been good. Santon is a top signing, still over the moon with that lol.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Thump: that Ruiz lad has scored 39 goals in 61, surely he cant be winger with a record like that?

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #14

    you would have expected somit by now

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #15

    @Scottishmag: A wise man once said: “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”

    NUFC seem to be hoping for the best.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Ruiz is a winger?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Think we will get Macheda on loan

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #18

    @Jack: I’m going from what Ed says. All I know about this lad is he’s supposed to be fast!

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Toon1978

    Agree but a striker was a pre requisite for us as a team

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #20

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Ruiz

    Wiki reckons he’s a winger too. Hm.

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  • drongo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Good God man – he looks like he needs a decent hot meal inside him

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Thump

    No pun intended with BEST i hope

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Ruiz is more of an advanced midfielder/winger.. can play as a striker yes but we did say we wer guna play 1 upfron maybe ruiz and arfa either wing a dunno haha

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #24

    @Scottishmag: Haha nah I didn’t mean any pun but it’s definitely applicable!

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  • boater

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #25

    toon78- you are very easily pleased then… shows what low expectations we have these days.

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #26

    He plays primarily as a forward for Twente.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #27

    As I said yesterday and earlier, we won’t be signing a player. Pardew will come out with “We tried etc..” and that’ll be that. The fans will be pissed off but nothing will be done about it and the cycle will repeat itself at the end of January.

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Thump

    Good one m8………..

    still hoping for the best (Defo No pun)

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #29

    I thought ruiz was a striker

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  • ck1978

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #30

    As per usual we’ll get the old… “We tried to get several players in but there clubs wouldn’t play ball or players wage demands were to excessive, blah blah blah blah blah!!!!”. 7 months to find a quality f#cking striker to replace Avatar and get him over the line yet once again were down to the last few hours and what do you know….. NO NEW STRIKER AND NOT A PENNY SPENT!!!!!!!! F#CK YOU ASHLEY!!!!!!!!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #31

    He’s left footed anyway, still not sure if he’s a winger or a striker but 39 goals in 61 games are the kind of stats you’d expect from a striker

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiVV6bk-Qrc

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #32

    shut up Biff i bet you really hope that idiot.

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  • ToonJovi

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #33

    We should have bought Shane Long end of!

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #34

    There’s a good video on youtube of all 24 Ruiz’s goals from last season,left foot,right foot,headers,he can finish

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  • TS -77

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #35

    I said to him: Look if this boy goes the money has to be re-invested – all of it..

    Well some money has certainly been spent but were is the striker? 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #36

    Were Tiote and Ruiz team mates?

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Crouch to Stoke ? What the hell matching. All they have to do is long throw.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #38

    grr gota go our now.. hope thaz some news when a return at 8ish ha

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #39

    hello ! is there a live sream from snn or anything ??

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  • TOONCHRIS

    Aug 31, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #40

    @ 27 your spot on the windows going to end on a damp squib

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