Newcastle Again Offered Young Spanish Striker


News today that Newcastle may be interested in young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

Alvaro Morata – 19 year-old 6’3″ Real Madrid striker

Newcastle were first linked with this player back in March, and the lad has now been given permission to leave Real Madrid, and other clubs interested in the youngster seem to be QPR and Liverpool – of course.

The 19 year-old has failed to make it into the Real Madrid first team squad, and he was signed from Getafe in 2008, and has made 65 appearances for Real Madrid Castella – the Real Madrid Reserve team, which plays in the Spanish second division – and he’s scored a good 32 goals over the last two seasons.

Morata has so far made four appearances for the full Real Madrid side, two each in the last two seasons.

Alvaro has played for all the Spanish Youth sides through the U19 level, and has scored 11 goals in just 13 appearances for their strong Spanish U19 side.

Morata was in the Spain squad for the 2011 European U-19 Football Championship in Romania, and he helped the Spanish team to win the tournament by scoring six goals, and was the highest goal-scorer in the competition, and won the Golden Boot.

Morato stands 6’3″ tall and is very good in the air,  and also at holding up the ball, Alan Shearer style, and the lad is also a good finisher.

The Madrid-born youngster  is fast and mobile, and he’s been compared to Spaniard and former Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes, who spent some time at Liverpool from 2005-2006.

The news is that QPR are willing to offer Morata wages of around £30K/week, in an effort to get him to the club – who do they think they are – Manchester City?

Newcastle will not offer him anywhere near those wages, since he’s currently completely unproven at the highest level – so that being the case – this may be the last story you read of Newcastle’s interest in the youngster.

Maybe.

Comments welcome.



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166 comments so far

  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #1

    If its true he is available for a million it could be worth a look.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Weve lost loven n prob best so get this lad as a prospect sign de jong hopefully keep ba and we my friends will have one of the best mother fcuking strikeforces in the prem baby!!!!

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #3

    He looks about 13 years old. Baby faced assassin *_*

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  • BeeGuy

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #4

    He could be our next Xisco!

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Definitely worth a look and i’m sure the NUFC scouting team led by Mr Carr have looked at this lad and the situation and either given it a pass or put him on the list for potential buys.

    Everyone on here (me included to some extent) are getting a bit apprehensive about the lack of activity in the market since the arrival of the promising Romain Amalfitano. I am sure Pardew, Carr, Ashley and Llambias are beavering away to ensure the best possible deals for the club and when they happen they’ll come thick and fast.

    We won’t leave massive gaps between deal i suspect as Pards will want business done quickly so the squad can form a good bond but we’ve been using May and June to mull over options so we can get the lads over the line in July before the hectic business happens in August as we found out last year with a certain Bryan Ruiz!

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  • Phatoon

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #6

    @tds

    don’t forget about Ranger….

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Lol beeguy.

    Maybe he kisses boys too.

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  • Whoarya.com

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #8

    In Carr and Pardiola I trust so if he joins great but if he doesn’t who cares?

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Or could be our next mark gonzalez

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Read this today and if we flog Ranger and this lad gets his wages then am all for it however the article said QPR were willing to offer 30k a week

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Wouldnt cost the earth, a million or two? A player that can quietly develop in the background, and he sounda promising. This is the type of story I love, carr unearthing the next spainish gem! 🙂

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m telling u, if QPR keep spending, especially on wages, it’ll come back to hurt them. If they were planning to break into top 6, they would have to be allot more clever with their spending, and not give £30K wages to unproven 19 year olds.

    They’re digging their own grave. Come on Portsmouth.

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #13

    If Qpr are stupid enough to offer him 30k a week they can have him. Plus they only seem to get expensive flops (wage wise)

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Haha calm down on QPR lads the story is from the Sun after all ran the story Barton was going to be on 6 figures when he signed for them and he aint. They also said Twente told us to double our bid (though am sure its because they don’t understand exchange rates)

    Its probably balls

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Would love Qpr + west ham + villa down and Leeds, Birmingham + boro up.

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  • Partizan

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Amazing player almost 90% similar style like Torres,i’d say sign him immediatelly even at 25-30kpw…this kid will make it.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #17

    @phatoon i havent forgotten ranger i just choose not to acknowledge the little gangstaaa wanna be!

    Side note fcuk qpr there no ones who will soon be bankrupt ala rangers style

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Oh and Diame signed for Hammers must be a better option that us, Liverpool and Chelsea…..yeah his agent ran his mouth off a little bit didn’t he haha

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #19

    If you watch goal 2 backwards, its about a world class player who leaves real and joins newcastle.. then again if you watch 127 hours backwards its about a handicapped guy who goes out to the desert and finds an arm.. just sayin

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #20

    @wwycd i meant hypothetically. And i don’t like Qpr because they tried to buy survival. They then got shown up by norwich and swansea

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  • blew

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #21

    Every player we have signed from Spain – 100% failures

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #22

    @wwycd reminds me of a certain player that arsenal wanted but ended up at Qpr because of their ambition

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 20, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #23

    @blew xisco is a beast and did you forget how prolific Owen was for us?

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  • dmac

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #24

    @blew what about Enrique?

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  • Jonny

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #25

    So after we get one decision, Blatter comes out and says goal line technology is a necessity. Wow.

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  • Fat Mikes Dirty Laundry

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #26

    @ blew
    Colo? Jonas?

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Cwarr
    Aye mate no worries just thought I’d brought a amount of hate towards them and they might not have anything to do with it haha

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #28

    blew
    What about Colo. And Albert Luque, god he was awesome.

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  • Toon_Jock

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Transfer list inc prices going back to early 90’s – blast from the past, loving it…. and sometimes hating it 😉 haha

    http://www.transferleague.co.uk/premiership-transfers/newcastle-united-transfers.html

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  • Swede

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #30

    I do feel that this kid could be a good purchase, let him come in the range of the wage shedual for his age. Its going to be lower than 30 k a week, as Simpson is 25 aint getting what he wants. I do feel that the wage structure is very important to keep. i do expect a lot of the youth players that was here a month ago to be signed after the first of july when the new season starts

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  • newcben

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #31

    We have a bright future with players we have and who we are linked with. Players under 24!

    ——————Krul——————
    Tavenier—Dummett–__—Santon
    ———–Abeid—-Gosling———-
    Obertan——Vuckic——Amalfitano
    —————-SaAmeobi—————

    Players like Airey and maybe Morata will only help to provide a more stable future for or club!

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Newcben,
    Hopefully to that list we can add;
    Morata
    Gwan il jung
    Bigimirima
    Fryers
    … I smell potential! 🙂

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  • newcben

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #33

    This is off the subject and I know a long shot but De Jong only has a year left on his contract at City imagine him and Tiote holding midfield for us, our disciplinary record would be shocking but no one would get through.

    ——————–Krul—————–
    Debuchy—STaylor–Colo—Santon
    ————Tiote—–De Jong———
    Ben Arfa—–Cabaye—–Marveux
    —————-Cisse——————

    Bench:
    Elliot
    Willo
    RTaylor
    Jonas
    Vuckic
    Ameobi
    Ba

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  • Oldgit1

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #34

    @Newcbn Where are you geting the 1 year left on his contract when it has been widely circulated that he has still got 3 years left on his contract.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #35

    @oldgit

    On 6 April 2009 it was confirmed that Luuk de Jong signed a contract for 3 years with an option for another year with FC Twente. His contract would start on the first of July 2009.

    got this from wikipedia and found the same on a transfer website

    can’t find anything to suggest he has still got 3 years to run

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #36

    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/luuk-de-jong/profil/spieler_72522.html

    this site puts him in contract for a further 2 years…..not sure which is the most reliable source.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #37

    De Jong is shocking, full stop. Why have a thug like that in the side – we’d need backup for both Tiote and him while they are serving suspensions. Plus I didn’t think he was outstanding at the euros or even for citeh there I said it. Plus he’s a thug. Let’s ask HBA if he’s ok with this idea….

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  • Oldgit1

    Jun 20, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #38

    It was a comment made by him when he was asked about a move to benfica he said I still have 3 years left on my contract so Im not in a hurry to make a move just yet. This was a quo te directly by him.
    I like your bench btw, will give the younger players a chance.
    PS dont get me wrong I wish it was only 1 year left on his contract but am not convinced.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 20, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #39

    De Jong isn’t a thug….he made a bad tackle on ben arfa but i don’t think he intended to hurt him, he has never done it before or since, he is just a tough tackler.

    But I do agree that he isn’t that good, he isn’t getting in city’s team behind barry so he can’t be great. There are much better players available for that sort of value.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 20, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #40

    @oldgit

    i have no idea what to believe with contracts….players/clubs and agents only release information which benefits themselves not always the whole truth.

    So I just give up and dont worry about it all now.

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