Newcastle Linked With Scottish International Striker

There’s a report in Caughtoffside today that Newcastle United may be interested in Jordan Rhodes.

Jordan Rhodes – Newcastle interested?

The Oldham born player turned 22 last month, and he has scored 33 goals in 32 appearances so far for Huddersfield, and since he joined from Brentford in the summer he has 77 goals in 133 total appearances.

The 6’2″ Scottish International; (1 cap) is gaining interest from a number of top clubs, and as far an Newcastle’s interest goes, it will depend on what Huddersfield rate his transfer value at, since the Magpies will not overpay for anybody these days.

Rhodes made his Scottish International debut against Cyprus last November, and the Caughtoffside article states the transfer price of Jordan to be around £6M.

We think if it’s say £4M or even £5M, then it could be a decent buy for Newcastle, since we will be losing Peter Lovenkrands and maybe Nile Ranger and Leon Best  too, in the summer.

And Newcastle would like to bring in a younger striker to challenge 26 years-olds Demba Ba and Papisse Cisse and 30 year old Shola  Ameobi for a starting striker spot on Tyneside.

Jordan started his career at Barnsley and was bought for £5K by Ipswich in March of 2005, and he stayed at Ipswich, playing  mainly on loan at clubs like Oxford, Rochdale and Brentford, until he signed for Huddersfield in the summer of 2009 for an undisclosed fee.

And he’s been on fire at Huddersfield, but with all lower league players who score goals – it’s always an open question if  they can do the same thing at the much higher level of the English Premier League.

Whether it’s Jordan or somebody else, we’d like to see the club buy a good young striker this summer.

Who would you go after?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Phatoon

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    REPOST (shakes fist at Ed! – in a nice way)

    As it stands, we would have to assume that the following players will be leaving for definite in the summer (unless new contracts are signed):

    Harper (GK)
    Smith (CM)
    Guthrie (CM)
    Lovenkrands (ST)

    From what I can see that leaves us with:



    Centre Backs:

    S Taylor

    Full Backs:


    Cemtre Midfielders:


    Side Midfield/Wingers:

    Ameobi (Sam)

    Central Attacking Midfielder/Second Striker:

    Ben Arfa


    Ameobi (Sho)

    Utiliy Players:

    R Taylor

    In my opinion, if we were to start the season without losing any of the above, we would need (hoping that we get a Europa League spot):

    1 Backup Goalkeeper
    1 Exp CB
    1 Young CB
    1 RB
    1 LB
    1 Exp CM
    1 Exp Winger (Right)

    Having said that, I can see Simpson leaving (if he does not sign a contract soon).

    If Guthrie signs a new contract then we would probably manage for CM.

    I shouldn’t really even consider Xisco but technically he is ours.

    I think Ranger needs to be loaned out so he can get confidence (then Ashley need to “remove” his friends from existence).

    Players I would like to see come in:

    1 Backup Goalkeeper – Elliot is probably ok, but from what I have seen of him, I wouldn’t like him to go in for a long stint if something happened to Krul

    1 Exp CB – Douglas would be good as he would be cheap (only agents fees)

    1 Young CB – Quite like that M’Biwa guy – he could also function as a Right Back from what I’ve seen. He has bags of experience for a young player too.

    1 RB – Would like to see Clyne as he looks exciting and is good at attacking.

    1 LB – Pieters wouldn’t be a bad shout, could also fill in at CB

    1 Exp CM – dependent on Guthries contract position, that Corgnet guy could fill that, unless he goes somewhere else (Arsenal) or stays put.

    1 Exp Winger (Right) – Hoilett is available for free, although he is probably going to end up at a “big club/club that pay him loads of money”

    If Ranger goes out on loan and Xisco goes (by whatever means) we could probably do with another Striker – a young one like Rhodes would be good.

    That actually seems like a lot of players…. but I don’t think it would be bank breaking amounts as some are on “frees”.

    Before you say it, I’m not even thinking about any of our big players being sold…

  • Klatoon

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Another striker? I doubt it,not even “one for the future”. We get those from across the channel these days,cheaply too.

  • Klatoon

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Phatoon,Ed’s on fire today 🙂

  • wingspan

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    haha Phatoon i would repost that too mate (infact i reposted one earlier today) A lot of effort has gone into that post! Credit.

    I think we need a quick poacher like striker to be honest, someone bellamyesque, the problem with buying all these big lads is the temptation is always there to just lump it up them.

    Its like when crouchy played for england, we didnt play great football anyway but when he played it got a lot worse

  • Beattie25

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #5

    12Beattie25 // Mar 16, 2012 at 11:22 AM


    I’m a pessimist, a defeatist and always see the bad before I see the good but I must disagree with you.

    4 top quality players added to the team could see us challengng the top 4 no problem.!

    I mean we challenged them this year with some crap players but lacked the depth to retain any challenge.

    Adding 4 first team players and some much needed depth would take us into that bracket of top 4 contenders.

    I’m not saying we would be top 4 but there or there abouts.

    So I think your horribly wrong in your assesment.

  • billy

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Try linking us with a decent manager!

  • Toonboy_84

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #7


    Day off school?

  • billy

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Toonboy_84 i dont know have you

  • lewytoon

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #9

    billy your so negative and annoying

  • Beattie25

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Dream team time:

    GK- Krul, Forster, Elliot
    RB- Santon, Tavernier
    CB- Colo, Saylor, Caulker, Streete
    LB- Izaguirre, Fegie
    DM- Tiote, Diame
    CM- Cabaye, Guthrie, Abied
    AM- Corgnet, Alamfitano, Vuckic
    RW- Benny, Marveaux
    LW- Guti, Hoilett
    CF- Ba, Cisse, Obertan, Rhodes

    Net spend of £12 million

    Outs: Elliot, Simmo, Willo, Gosling, Best, Lover, Smith & Perch

    Missed of Raylor as he can play anywhere

  • billy

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #11

    lewytoon but you love me really

  • billy

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #12

    Beattie25 Get a life or a job typing all that banal crap out who cares!

  • Toonboy_84

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Sorry billy. You will have to excuse my ignorance. I forgot that mackem’s don’t do normal education. Most stay home and learn sex education with their sister or the cat or something.

  • billy

    Mar 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #14

    Toonboy_84 by you must have a sad little life if thats the sort of rubbish spewing round your brain!

  • max

    Mar 16, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #15

    at least buy


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