Newcastle Offered French International Striker


Newcastle tracked Kevin Gameiro last summer, but the striker eventually moved from Lorient to PSG for €11M.

Kevin Gameiro – PSG striker

That’s about £8.8M in today exchange rate, but Kevin has had a poor season in Paris.

After scoring 24 goals in 41 appearances for Lorient in the previous season, he notched just 11 goals in 30 appearances for a side that finished second top of the French league, but he was not a starter for the club.

Gameiro agreed to a four-year contract at PSG, and Newcastle even offered 10M for the striker early last summer, but basically he wanted to remain in France.

Gameiro has not had a good season, and he has not been able to hold down his place as a starter at the Paris club, and add to that the fact he has fallen out with coach Carlo Ancelotti, and Kevin’s career over the last year has not exactly gone according to plan.

Indeed the news is that Carlo has contacted Gameiro’s agents, and told them to look for a new club for their player.

PSG have contacted Newcastle to see if they are still interested in the player, who has 8 French caps, but is not in Laurent Blanc’s squad for the Euro 2012 Championships.

And while Newcastle are looking to bring in a young striker to challenge Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi for a striker position next season, players like 21 year-old Dutch International Luuk de Jong of FC Twente are better bargains than Kevin.

And Newcastle may become interested if Demba Ba elects to leave Newcastle in the summer, but we cannot see Newcastle even wanting to bring Gameiro to Tyneside now, after what happened last summer, when there were tortuous negotiations going on for him for many weeks.

The 25 year-old Gameiro had his chance last year to join Newcastle, but he didn’t want to come.

That seems to be the last chance he will get.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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37 comments so far

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 29, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Would be Class signing , i wanted him so much last summer to arive at Newcastle.

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  • Beardo

    May 29, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Swap for Ba. Everyone’s a winner, baby! Yeah!

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  • Beardo

    May 29, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #3

    This is actually happening by the way, meeting him at the airport later.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 29, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Beardo or weirdo

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  • mickg108

    May 29, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #5

    I’d prefer De Jong,Gammy reminds me of the Gervinho carry on so glad we never go him as well.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 29, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #6

    I think regardles if Bemba leaves, we could take both Gameiro and Luuk De Jong. ACOF, suspensions, Ba’s Knee, lots of games.. Loverkrands, Ranger leave, so it means we will have to trust Shola and Best being fit and scoring goals for quite a many games… I dont think Senegal will be out of the group stage this time…

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  • Tino99

    May 29, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #7

    LUUK DE JONG ALL THE WAY. PHYSICAL PLAYER AND CAN SCORE!!!

    WOULD MAKE ME THE HAPPIEST IF WE SIGNED HIM DEBAUCHY AND GOOD CB

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Tino99 // May 29, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    i agree EPL would fit De Jong better IMO. But i can see gameiro scoring lots of goals too, he is such a good finisher.
    We could play while ACON are on.

    ———————–Krul———————

    —————–S.Taylor——Colo———-

    Debouchy———–Jonas———–Santon

    —————Cabaye——-Vukcic——–

    ——–Benny——Gameiro——-De Jong

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  • croftus5678

    May 29, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #9

    yep best / ranger / loven going and ba / cisse africans nations only leaves shola we need another 1 or 2 strikers.
    i was same gammy looked a great player i was praying he would come but like this year de jong looks great i think with gammys problems we may get a good deal on him aswell aslong as his attitude is right

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 29, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Also Marveaux instead of Vukcic is a Plausibility. Or De Jong in the Centre and Marveaux LW.

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  • Ollieh51

    May 29, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Ha! Tell him to go ‘eff himself!

    Same as with Erdinc this – You got what you wanted as you weren’t bought in to us and now you have egg on your face.

    Scrambled egg.

    Enjoy the bench with your high wages mate, you’ve earnt that.

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  • Beardo

    May 29, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Don’t you turn your back on me Indian, I thought we were brothers unified by ostracism!?

    I weep.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 29, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Yeah Croftus, i was thinking the same.. We could take Gameiro on loan like Benny and see what happens. After loan spell if we want 6M and we have him (good international striker for Less than Jay Rodriguez )… good for both sides.. 🙂 His attidue wont be a problem at North East.

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  • davybtoon

    May 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #14

    No doubt we need a few strikers, also papers in Coventry say we hav actually bid for that cm player n a lot of cov fans think the board will sell to us straight away

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    May 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #15

    I would be happy to swap him with ba

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  • croftus5678

    May 29, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #16

    marvaux will be one of the 1st names on the teamsheet next season by going from what i have seen of him so far his vision speed and passing are amazing

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 29, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Tbf,
    With the Gamerio carry on last year,we were a team that finished below the mackems weren’t playing the best football at all in that second half of the season and looked like a club in dissaray,different kettle of fish this year with only good news coming out of the club and Euro competition,can’t blame anyone for having doubts last year so lets wipe the slate clean for this lad if both parties are interested.

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  • LGFUAD21

    May 29, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #18

    Wouldnt say he’s had too bad a season. His record in the actual league was 10 goals in 24 apps. But a fair amount were not starts.

    If we sell Demba I would like this guy on tyneside.

    And I’m sure he is in the Euros squad.

    In other news. Louis Saha anyone?

    And on the subject of France. Nasri has told his midfield to sort themselves out (in papers today). …HMMMM yes because Cabaye was so poor against Iceland and you were so good. In the words of Joey Barton #helmet

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  • Ben3arfa

    May 29, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #19

    can play left /right wing forward and down the middle if required, perfect fit? i think so

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  • LGFUAD21

    May 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #20

    Jail for Ashley

    A rational view. We cant ostracize every player that turns us down one year.

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  • Ollieh51

    May 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #21

    @ JFA – He’s not going to get a starting role with us until the boys go off to the ACN is he?

    It’ll be the same situation here as PSG but without CL football…

    We won’t offer him silly wages and he’s too expensive to put on the bench.

    It’s not going to happen.

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  • sks_toon

    May 29, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #22

    If Ba leaves and we can’t get Ge Jong or Giroud, then Gameiro would be the next best thing especially since the ACoN is coming. We also need a young striker regardless since Best, Lovenkrands, and Ranger might all be gone as well.

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  • sirtoongospel

    May 29, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #23

    11 goals in 30 appearances (of which not that many were starts)…….if he managed the same in this league then we would be well pleased.

    Would love to sign him to be honest.

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  • sks_toon

    May 29, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #24

    I meant De Jong not Ge Jong haha also
    Let’s not forget Shola may also leave for the ACoN so again we need to get at least 1 young backup.

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  • croftus5678

    May 29, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #25

    dead wieght going (smith/xisco ect ect) great 1st team and allways improving in quality.
    youth team and reserves are awsome and winning there leagues and scouting system is second to none.
    i’m so proud we have got our act together

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 29, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #26

    We do need a new CF and if we can get Gameiro on a good deal then we should probably get him and a wing-forward like Hoilett.
    Bring in: Debuchy, Mbiwa, Harry McGuire, Ezekiel Fryers, Keisuke Honda or Marvin Martin (we need the goals they’d get from CM), Gael Bigirimana, Gameiro & Hoilett

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 29, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #27

    SupatoonKid, I wish that too, but Mbiwa is not going to happen, Honda will probably need very high wages.. But yeah taht signings would be very Cool.

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  • Matt

    May 29, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #28

    He had his chance before ,he made his choice psg who will be buying every player that plays well bit like man city I.e Santa Cruz same situation we should just forget about him now,we wasn’t good enough for him before now he isn’t good enough for us now ,what goes around comes around

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  • jesperfuglsang

    May 29, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #29

    I think what we need is a young striker hungry to prove himself and hungry for success; Gameiro has prized himself out of a move to NUFC.

    I think we wil retain both Ba and Cisse, but Best and Ranger will be sold and Loven’s contract is up. We only have Shola and with his back and hips he onlt have half a season in him and at best he will be a late sub – think he’ll hold longer that way anyway.

    I wouls like to see Vukcic used more offensive next season, maybe even in our 3 men strikeforce; he is very powerfull, has a good pass and a great shot.

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  • billy15

    May 29, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #30

    krul
    debuchy collo saylor santon
    tiote
    cabaye amalfitano
    ben arfa
    gamiero cisse

    Could be a force

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  • Beattie25

    May 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #31

    Does anybody else have a worry that we may have been too slow on the transfer front this season?

    I was massively confident players would be lining up to join us and that transfers will have been completed by July 1st but now I have a sickly feeling we are waiting to see how the Market pans out.

    I’ll be devastated if that’s the case. I cannot stomach another season where we are massively under strengthed. We barely scraped through a 38-42 game season so I dare not think how we’ll cope with 50+ games.

    I swear if I hear ‘we tried’ or ‘couldn’t get one over the line’ again I’ll become so disillusioned that I don’t think I’ll recover.

    It’s only early doors yet but another dissapointing transfer window, whilst this close to greatness, would be disastrous!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    May 29, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #32

    Vuckic not Vukcic 🙂

    I need a secretary to proofread the text before a hit the send button 🙂 lol

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  • LewSpi

    May 29, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #33

    Morning all..

    My list is getting intimidating now, and I know for a fact I’ve missed one or two, no doubt Ed’s is much bigger.

    This is from Feb 1st..

    GK
    Jeroen Zoet
    Ali Al Habsi

    DEF
    Nathaniel Clyne
    Rhys Williams
    Douglas
    Yanga-Mbiwa
    James Tomkins
    Jan Vertonghen
    Adrian Mariappa
    Mathieu Debuchy
    Aurelien Bayard Chedjou Fongang
    Russell Martin
    Steven Caulker
    Toby Alderweireld
    Erik Pieters
    Glen Johnson
    Taye Taiwo
    Cheick M’Bengue
    Virgil van Dijk
    Patrick van Aanholt
    Danny Rose
    Bruno Bertucci
    Curtis Good
    Kieran Trippier
    Serdar Tasci
    Roberto Rosales
    Nicolai Boliesen
    Raheem Hanley

    MID
    Mark Davies
    Romain Amalfitano
    Seydou Keita
    Benjamin Corgnet
    Blerim Dzemaili
    Jacob Butterfield
    Adam Maher
    Georginio Wijnaldum
    Cameron Howieson
    Gylfi Sigurdsson
    Aiden White
    Yanis Bahloul
    Rasmus Elm
    Yanice Brahimi
    Vurnon Anita
    Dusan Tadic
    Gael Bigirimana

    WING
    Wilfried Zaha
    Junior Hoilett
    Adam Johnson
    Anthony Knockaert
    Jerson Cabral
    Chung yong lee

    ST
    Rakish Bingham
    Emmanuel Mayuka
    Kevin Mirallas
    John Guidetti
    Edin Dzeko
    Jordan Rhodes
    Oliver Giroud
    Alvaro Morata
    Jay Rodriguez
    Bas Dost
    Juan Pablo Pino
    Paul Taylor
    Son Heung-Min
    Raul
    Branimir Hrgota
    Kevin Gameiro

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  • bambams

    May 29, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #34

    One way to do this, take him on loan with a view to permanent signing.

    Everyone wins, if he is good enough, attitude correct and he likes us ….SIGN

    None of the above…..DONT SIGN

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  • GFH

    May 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #35

    I don’t see the fact that he went to PSG rather than us as a reason for not following this up.They are the team he supported , and who are obviously going places. It would have been odd if he had chosen to up root himself and turn his back on them. Now he has fallen out with Carlo it may well be an opportunity to wipe the slate clean , especially as he would be coming to a club with a good French contingent .

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 29, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #36

    He’s a class act and it would be foolish to shut the door to such quality. We shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves in thinking we can do SO much better. Gameiro would be an excellent signing and I was really hoping we would sign him not so long ago. He wanted to go to PSG and it went pear shaped but we shouldn’t hold it against him. We were very much a mid-table team when he was considering our offer. Now obviously we are more of an attraction and we should make full use of our recent success and grab these quality players now that we can. A team’s fortunes can change dramatically in only one season as we all know too well.

    The two signings I want the most this summer are Mbiwa and Martins. Then Luuk De Jong or Gameiro 🙂

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  • Jam only For H.ben Arfa

    May 30, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #37

    it is better than ba, with ground ball, but in the air, ba is best

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