Newcastle Said To Be Scouting Another Senegal Striker

The Newcastle fans web-site NUFC Fans is reporting that Newcastle United may be interested in 27 year-old Senegal striker Dame N’Doye.

Dame N’Doye – Newcastle watching this player?

The striker is a little old for Newcastle at 27, and he turns 28 in February, but maybe he would be a decent replacement if Demba Ba leaves Newcastle for Tottenham.

We probably don’t want to sign many more African players, because of losing them with the African Cup of Nations being every two years in January and some of February, but replacing Demba Ba with another African would be okay we suppose.

This player who stands 6’1:” tall, can certainly score goals, and since he signed for Copenhagen from Greek club OFI Crete in 2009, he has scored 82 goals in 150 appearances for the Danish side, and last season he scored 24 goals in 44 matches – which is not too bad at all.

N’Doye’s agent Niclas Jansen says that Newcastle have watched his client a few times, and he had this to say:

“I know there are lot of rumours about Dame – with a lot of interest from clubs around the world. He’s done really well here at Copenhagen.”

“Newcastle have watched him a few times. We heard they are interested but as of yet there has been no official approach from the club.”

“Like any player, Dame is flattered with the reports. He knows about Newcastle’s history and tradition – and he knows that both Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse have done well there.”

“We’ll just wait and see what happens. If they want to talk, we are here.”

N’Doye has played 12 times for Senegal with four goals, and he is in the current squad that is being captained by Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse, and Demba Ba was not called up for these  World Cup qualifying  games.

And indeed N’Doye scored Senegal’s second goal in their come-from-behind 3-1 win against Liberia on Sunday night – that’s the game in which our lad missed a penalty after 10 minutes.

So Dame will know all there is to know about Newcastle from his captain Papiss Cisse,  and Newcastle should get a ringing endorsement from Papiss, after his short but fantastic time on Tyneside.

This player certainly looks like he can score goals, and if he is to replace Demba  Ba  we suppose that would be okay.

But we’d still prefer to see 21 year-old Dutch International striker Luuk de Jung come in, if Demba Ba moves on, but if Newcastle want a cheaper option for some reason, it seems that Dame N’Doye could be a decent acquisition.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Jun 4, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Didn’t realise he was 27- probably not then unless it’s under £1m.

    From the last post –
    Beattie – ‘Mick the Mackem’? lol…


    Jun 4, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #2

    another striker who will got to the ACN
    only one replacement for Ba….. Luuk De Jong

  • pizzicatochan

    Jun 4, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Adam Campbell and JJ Hooper should be the natural replacements of Demba Ba if needed.

  • nufcfan4life

    Jun 4, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Thank you for crediting our story. Much appreciated.

    I’m from, can we have a chat about potential collaboration?

    Let me know.


  • DraperNUFC10

    Jun 4, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Sounds good! I wouldn’t complain……who cares if he is 27?

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 4, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #6

    This is “old” news, I reported this a few days ago.

    A doubt there is any truth in it though 🙂

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 4, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #7

    …and once again Ba is not leaving 😉

  • Graeme

    Jun 4, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #8

    We need another African striker like we need a hole in the head – we lose them for 2 months every two years – who needs it??

    Any replacement for Ba (I know, he’s not going) has to be Non African, purely for stability and continuity!!

  • jakesome

    Jun 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #9

    best bet would be to e-mail Ed as im sure he doesnt have time to read all the numerous comments posted.
    what was your source?

  • jakesome

    Jun 4, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #10

    p.s just checked your site, like it

  • lee1892

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #11

    This story has been on the skysports website for a few days now! Getting a but slow Ed

  • lee1892

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #12

    This story has been on the skysports website for a few days now! At least 3 or 4 days

  • lee1892

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Sky sports is the source and then some made up talk to the agent 3 days ago!!

  • Sav

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    Comment #14

    I’d rate this one 2/10. It would be reckless to sign up another lad who is going to go off every January for 6 weeks and one who is 28? But I can’t see us splurging 12 million on De Jong, either, frankly.

  • DoctorZelig

    Jun 5, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #15

    N’Doye would be a scoop for any club. He would cost only 6 mil. and thats for a proven striker with Champions League experience!

  • Harley

    Jun 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #16

    No more ACN strikers please. In fact as long as we hang on to what we’ve got, we don’t need another striker.
    Another attacking midfielder/winger would be my preferred choice.

  • edadamson1

    Jun 5, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #17

    the african cup of nations could ruin our season this year as our back up dont have the same class as cisse etc

  • DoctorZelig

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #18

    Look i seriously doubt the ACN will ruin our season since it is played every 2 years…

    If we loose Ba or Cisse, N’Doye would be a great replacement..


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