Newcastle After Dutch Striker To Replace Demba Ba?


There has been news last week that Newcastle are looking at some strikers, in case we lose Demba Ba in the summer to his home-town club PSG.

Bas Dost – Dutch top scorer this season

One of the players the local papers have mentioned Newcastle are interested in,  is Bas Dost (what a name!) of Dutch club Heerenveen.

Dost will turn 23 on May 31st, and he joined Heerenveen from Heracles Almelo in the summer of 2010, for a fee reported to be €3.1M, which is around £2.6M, and he signed a five year deal.

In the last two seasons at Heerenveen, he has played 68 times for the Dutch club and scored 45 goals, and he stands 6’5″ tall.

This is the first time Newcastle have been linked with the striker, and it’s thought that he could be brought to Tyneside for around £5M, if the reports are to be believed.

Marco Van Basten will become the Heerenveen manager in the summer, and  he would like to keep the star striker, and confidants of Van Basten are said to have told the Daily Mirror:

“He is planning to talk with Dost and his representatives and wants him to stay. He is already putting his squad together for next season and he will make it a priority to keep Dost.”

Apparently Aston Villa are interested in the striker, but why he would be interested in Villa, who have plunged down the Premier League this season under new manager Alex McLeish – we have no idea.

Aston Villa are currently 6th bottom of the league, a full 7 points behind 7th bottom Stoke City, and of course Alex was the manager who took Birmingham down last season,  before he jumped ship.

Yes, you’re right,  we are not really big fans of Alex McLeish.

This is what Bas Dost said when told of interest from Aston Villa:

“It is positive news. You hear this and of course it is nice to know they are interested. Aston Villa is a club I don’t know very well, but they look good.”

“I have spoken with my agent and we won’t be discussing anything during the season.”

With Liverpool beating Everton today in the semi-final of the FA Cup, with the winner coming from Geordie Andy Carroll, it’s almost a cast-iron certainty that Newcastle will be in the Europa League next season.

And that will help us big time,  to attract the five players Alan Pardew says he’ll bring in,  if we get into Europe next season.

We are 12 points above 7th placed Everton with 15 points to play for,  so if we win our next game and Everton only draw or lose, or if we draw and Everton  lose,  we will have mathematically have qualified for the Europe League.

So it’s important that we beat Stoke City a week today.

We’re not sure if Bas Dost would be good enough for Newcastle, but we’d be much happier if Demba  Ba stays at Newcastle for next season, although he has said recently that it’s his ambition to play for his home town team PSG at some point in the future.

But he’s happy at the moment at Newcastle.

We hope Demba Ba will sign a new deal at Newcastle before the summer rolls around, so that if he is sold, at least Newcastle will get the market price for him, which is probably around  £20M at least, and PSG have plenty of money available in the summer.

Currently Newcastle would get around £3M if somebody comes in for the Senegal striker, and pays the release price for him, which is said to be around £7M, but Ba himself gets about half of that.

What do you think about this?

Comments welcome.



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96 comments so far

  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Buy him now!”!

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  • MacToon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #2

    I think it’s all hypothetical 😉

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  • tdt

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Vampire! lol sorry… just saying.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Sign him up as a long term ameobi replacement. But him now and loan him back to Heerenveen and take him when wor shola retires in 2013!

    Tasty

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  • tdt

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Just to clarify: provided the current top 6 are the top 6 at the end of the season, they all get Europe one way or another?

    The only way that would change is if Everton make 6th?

    Got my ticket for the Stoke game, hope we give them a drubbing! A win will really put the cat amongst the pigeons and make people take us seriously, considering we would then be 3 points ahead of spurs for a few hours at least!

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Can see why we’re after him, he’s a dutch Demba Ba really. Same type player, a bit skinnier, but he’ll be beefed up for the PL should we get him.
    Also a fantastic finish on him, aswell as a top target man.
    Similar to Giroud aswell.

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #7

    NUFCfans.co.uk
    Former #NUFC trialist Jason Prior was stretchered off on his 2nd start for AFC Wimbledon today, with a broken leg. Get well soon JP. #NUFC

    Awww, can’t help feel sorry for the lad. He must be heart broken aswell as leg broken…

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Tdt

    I’m 99.9999(reoccurring)% sure that is correct

    But there is a 0.000001% chance that I could be wrong

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Now we are in Europe (nearly) do you think we will stick to the 4-5 signings or do you think we’ll go for more?

    How many did we sign last Summer?

    Marv
    Abied
    Cabaye
    Obertan
    Ba
    Santon

    Any more? 6 signings didn’t throw our team off it
    Made us better. More of the same?!

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  • tdt

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Beattie25 – is that re post 3 or 5?? lol maybe both?

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Ha ha

    Both indeed

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  • tdt

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #12

    lol

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #13

    He looks to be a great player. Regardless of whether Demba Ba leaves or not, Lovenkrands, Ranger, and probably Leon Best probably are. A boost in quality is needed to go further in competitions. Let’s remember, we’ve had an amazing season, but not got to the final in anything, or close to winning the league. For that price linked we would probably be able to afford him if you combine the price of Leon Best, and Ranger the outlay isn’t too much. Then if you bring in a replacement for Lovenkrands, we have plenty strikers itching to score goals, especially with our current top two likely to be away with Africa Cup of Nations.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #14

    get this lad in we need better strikers to come in for the main boys when they are in need for a rest or injured or ACoN, i would also keep besty

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Guys, has nobody thought about this? If somebody comes in and bids for the release clause, why don’t we offer him for £6 million so we get the whole fee?

    Is that not the easy way round IF ifs true he has a release clause?!

    Damage limitation!

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Bas Dost
    Berbatov
    Farfan
    Alfaminio
    Corgnet
    Erik Pieters
    Douglas
    (unsure on new 2nd keeper)
    Simpson new deal
    Demba ba new deal

    Trophy cabinet would need dusting, fact.

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #17

    bas dost looks like an adult entertainer of some sort. could fit in well with our other adult entertainers.

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  • ToonJovi

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Hoilett pleeeeease!

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  • yorkshireToon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #19

    Was an extremely strange feeling today when Liverpool scored the winner as I can’t stand Liverpool but the relief of knowing we’ve made Europe! Amazing Ive read so many fan on here say it but I’ll say it again, I’ve haven’t felt this proud about the toon in a long time!

    How much do people think are budget is in the summer assuming Europa league is what we get or even champions league? I expect we’ll get a mixture of frees but I think we’ll have some cisse esk signings..

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  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #20

    I spoke to Demba yesterday If He Leaves Newcastle Then That Makes Me Harry Bloody Potter !!!! He wants Newcastle In Europe and To Score For Newcastle United in Europe !!!!! There is More Chance of Sunderland Winning The Premier league than Demba Ba Leaving The NUFC !!!!! He Loves The Club The Fans >>> Its Just Media Hype again. We had all of this Rubbish in Jan 2012 …

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #21

    What did Demba Ba say that made you so sure?

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #22

    My guesses and estimations. For fun only and done out of boredom.

    Outs:

    Loverkrands – free – 18k per week
    Smith – free – 65k per week
    Xisco – free – 40k per week
    Best – £3 million to Norwich – 12k per week
    Guthrie – free – 20k per week
    Simmo – £4 million to Villa – 12k per week

    Total transfer fee received – £7 million
    Total wage reduction – £167 000 per week

    Ins:

    Muyaka – £4 million – 12k per week
    Hoilett – Free – 40k per week
    Corgnet – £4.5 million – 20k per week
    Pieters – £5 million – 20k per week
    Douglas – free – 30k per week

    Total transfer fee paid – £13.5 million
    Total Wage additions – £122 000 per week

    Total Transfer Revenue – £6.5 million out
    Total Wage Revenue – £45 per week reduced

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  • ImightBe Wrong

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Hope we go for Adam Johnson, hed be lethal in the front 3 or even the middle 3.
    i reckon he would come in all since he supports us, although he might be greedy and stay at city.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #24

    I wish life was like a rocky film and done in montages. I hate the bits Inbetween matches and I need the transfer window to open up soon or else the thought of signings will drive me mad.

    Your the best around, nothing’s ever gonna bring you down….

    I want you Balboa

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #25

    I don’t think Adam Johnson is the greedy type and I would say that he’d be willing to take a pay cut to become a Geordie hero! Thing is, do we want him?

    I’d love to see a geordie supporting mackem score against the mackems!

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Swallow the blood..let Carroll walk alone again

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  • ihighfivedtioteandbrokemyhand

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #27

    To replace demba is just daftness he’s not going anywhere altho this is the type of player we should be bringing in to create competition for places.

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  • spitfire_

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Bas Dost don’t fit in our game plan thats for sure. Pardew always spoke for pace.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #29

    Real draculas do not fake in 16

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  • ImightBe Wrong

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Carroll didn’t seem the greedy type and look what happened there!

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #31

    dont want any players 6 foot 5 unless they are a centre half, had enough of watching hoofball for the first 3/4’s of the season. Need pace, it is the way forward and not sure if Johnsons a geordie fan, think thats been made up, from easington and me thinks hes a dirty mackem.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #32

    What happened to our interest in Luuk de Jong?

    And their is also still Wilfred Bony at Arnhem Vittesse!

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  • ImightBe Wrong

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #33

    no check, he said himself last season that he supported us when they beat us 2-1.

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  • BigKirky

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #34

    Johnson isn’t a toon fan, he’s a Sunderland fan. That’s from a nailed on close source. Also, his parents are horrified that it is even a rumour of him being a toon fan.

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  • ady

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #35

    READ THIS
    its not just him newcastle lookin they also intrested in luuk de jong there is the link to full story

    http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/newcastle-look-dutch-market-demba-ba-replacement-3083431

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #36

    did he really, gunna have to find me that quote as i am sceptical. comes across as a mackem to me.

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  • StuW

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #37

    I tell you, if Football Manager is anything to go by, Dost is excellent 😀

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  • BigKirky

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Believe what you will though.

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  • BigKirky

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Been watching a few Belhanda vids which Davyb suggested. He seems a very skilful player.

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  • ihighfivedtioteandbrokemyhand

    Apr 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #40

    Johnson is a toon fan he said after he scored the winner against the mackems last season.

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