Newcastle Linked With Swedish International Midfielder


Here’s another player to add to the growing list of players Newcastle are supposed to be interested in this summer.

Rasmus Elm – Swedish International central midfielder

There is a report in the Daily Mirror that Alan Pardew has been in Holland  checking on Rasmus Elm of AZ Alkmaar.

The 24 year-old 6′ tall central midfielder has played 22 times for Sweden,  and has been at AZ since 2009, when he joined them from Kalmar FF.

It seems that Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is also interested in the midfielder, but if the price tag is high, then just forget it, because Newcastle will not pay over the odds for any  player these days.

Gone are the days of Freddy Shepherd running the club, but Kenny may be interested.

Elm signed a four year deal at AZ Alkmaar in August of 2009, so he will have just one year left on his contract in the summer, so we would expect the player could be brought to Tyneside in a cut-price deal.

In four and a half years at Kalmar FF,  he played 96 times and scored 18 goals,  and by our reckoning while at AZ, the right footed midfielder has made a total of 126 appearances with 24 goals and 29 assists in the three seasons he has been there.

It seems like Newcastle are after some central midfield players this summer,  and that suggests Danny Guthrie will be leaving the club, and Danny has not even been on the bench these last couple of games.

Comments welcome.



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81 comments so far

  • Wor Shearer

    May 4, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Elm is a scorer of great goals.

    Btw, I’m sure you’ve all read that the last time Man C won the league title was 44 yrs ago….at St James’ Park!

    We have to make sure it doesn’t happen again!

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  • Ashton

    May 4, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Jordy Clasie is much better and younger.

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  • Tsunki

    May 4, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Rasmus? Elm? are these names made up now?

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  • davybtoon

    May 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Elm is very good n a bit of a dead ball specialist n can hit great long range efforts

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  • supatoonkid

    May 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #5

    just to piss Liverpool off we should sign him but he looks a top player, under 24 so maybe worth taking a look, in Carr we trust!

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  • Hatem

    May 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #6

    I’ve seen him play a few times, and what a player, search him on youtube he’s scored some of the best goals i’ve seen. Would be a great signing, FK specialist, and we will no longer lack goals from midfield.

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  • check the toastie

    May 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #7

    If either Cisse or Ben Arfa score winning goals that qualify us for the champions league in the next two games, for me it qualifies one of them for NUFC player of the year, the two of them have really transfromed our season in the last three months. Totally class.

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  • SBergenwall

    May 4, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Quality player, doubt we will get him though, Would love him to play in the EPL and of course I’d love him to play for NUFC, just don’t think it’s realistic because of the pricetag.. But I can always hope 😉

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  • SwedishMagpie

    May 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Very good player really hope we sign him

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  • ilovetoon8788

    May 4, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Especially Cisse. His goals have fired us into a champions League contention. We should build a side around him and keep him at all cost. Because if we strengthen our midfield his goals next season might propel us into title challengers.

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  • ImightBe Wrong

    May 4, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #11

    How much would he cost like?

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  • SwedishMagpie

    May 4, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #12

    6-8m ?

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  • SBergenwall

    May 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #13

    I think his pricetag is about £8m, if we could get it down to about £5m we should definatelly get him

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  • SBergenwall

    May 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #14

    Yay, mer än bara jag som är svensk 😉

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  • Toon Tang

    May 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #15

    has everyone seen this on the cisse goal?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17941090

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  • Thump

    May 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #17

    I actually like it, Keeleytoon. Might actually grab that.

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  • ochytoon

    May 4, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Keeley
    Its not bad, much better than those “links” I think. Looking forward to seeing the home kit on Sunday.

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  • Thump

    May 4, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Well, assuming it’s the new away kit anyway… the shop appears to not be working haha

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  • SwedishMagpie

    May 4, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #20

    keeleytoon nice I like it 🙂

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  • ochytoon

    May 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #22

    *”leaks”

    It’s on FB thump so I presume it’s real Thump

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  • keeleytoon

    May 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #23

    i actually quite like it too, weren’t too sure at first… but looking at it thought yeahhh its looks quite decent

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  • rknufc

    May 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #24
  • level7wonder

    May 4, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Red isnt really a toon colour, even though it is a sort of maroon colour, new home kit on sunday then? Always once before the end of the season all the kits are played in, for the last few years anyways..
    Unless they have decided to now grab money off anyone who is willing and keep the home kit for two years.. We will see.

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  • ochytoon

    May 4, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #27

    So we will have a European or alternate kit again next year? When will we see that?

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  • Thump

    May 4, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Probably in the next few days, ochy. We’ll probably have the home unveiling on Sunday so we’ll see what it looks like then. I REALLY hope we don’t have that kit with the splinters on the stripes…

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  • JAMSHA

    May 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #29

    i like the kit its looks like arsenal’s kit

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  • mallyonthetoon

    May 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #30

    I think it looks good but then again ill buy owt with a newcastle badge on it

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  • check the toastie

    May 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Like the away kit, very smart, the away goalie kit looks cack thought.

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  • JAMSHA

    May 4, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #32

    exicted how the home kit will be 🙂

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  • benarfa23

    May 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #33

    what bother me is the fact that none of our 19 win games on epl, none of them are a come back, we never come from behind, that raise question of our mentality. so if city scores first tomorrow based on current statistic it will end up lose or draw.

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  • NotAGhostToon

    May 4, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Question for people, how busy is Shearer’s bar on a matchday? Is it possible to get to the bar and how early should i get there to catch the game?

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 4, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #35

    At least Elm is Swedish and although he plays in Holand … not Dutch …

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #36

    The away kit looks okay.

    The goalie’s outfit … is nasty.
    Don’t they ask NUFC fans their opinion at some stage before manufacturing them?

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  • Sammy Adamobi

    May 4, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #37

    seriously hoping the new home kit is good! quite like the red one but only like to buy home kits, want everyone to see the classic black and white stripes!

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  • Thump

    May 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #38

    @NotAGhostToon: All I can say is “good bloody luck” in Shearers mate. It’s bloody heaving on a match day!

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  • supatoonkid

    May 4, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #39

    benarfa23 – yeah that’s a bit strange when we’ve had such a good team spirit this year but we won’t lose tomorrow because no team has done the double over us this season.

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  • Rodney Cisse

    May 4, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Maroon and Navy classic away top colours.

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