Newcastle Linked With Top Young Dutch Striker At Inter-Milan


Both the Sun and Daily Mail are reporting that Newcastle may be interested in Luc Castaignos.

Luc Castaignos – Inter-Milan 19 year-old striker

The Dutch U19 International, who is only 19 and joined Inter-Milan last year for €3M from Dutch club  Feyenoord, has seen limited first team football in Italy last season.

The young striker stands 6’2″ tall and could be a decent long term buy for Newcastle,  for around €3M, which is about £2.4M.

However, the fee quoted is between £4.5M and £6M, depending on which report you believe, and that makes him a little bit more of a risk, and we suppose it depends on what the Newcastle’s Brains Trust thinks about this lad, and we assume Graham Carr will have watched him play in Italy.

That’s always assuming of course that this report is true.

Liverpool (of course), Tottenham, Everton and West Ham United are also mentioned in passing, as clubs who may also be interested in the young striker, so the report seems to have all the bases covered, so to speak.

Newcastle are on the look-out for a good young striker, but we thought that was going to be 21 year-old Dutch International Luuk de Jong, but we suppose Luc could be a target if Luuk turns out to be too expensive.

Newcastle of course have done some good business before with Inter-Milan, when we brought Davide Santon to Tyneside for £5M last summer, so maybe a deal can be done with the Italian giants.

Luc started his career at Dutch club Feyenoord, and over two seasons he scored 15 goals in 41 appearances for the Dutch side, before moving to Italy.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Inter-Milan and Bayern Munich were interested in the youngster, before he eventually signed on at Inter-Milan, and the deal was announced in March of last year.

Luc scored 22 goals in 31 appearances for the Dutch U17 and U19 sides, so he looks to be a good player in the making, who knows where the goal is.

Castaignos made just eight appearances last season for Inter-Milan, scoring one goal, and he is said to be keen to move away from Italy, to get more first team football.

The Daily Mail report suggests that if there are no takers at £6M, Inter would want a loan fee of about £1.6M for  their young player  next season, but they would prefer he stayed in Serie A for his loan spell.

Newcastle would hardly be interested in a loan move with a fee that high, and we’d be surprised if Newcastle are willing to pay £4.5M for this player, or even £6M,  as quoted in the Mail report, but we’ve been wrong before. 😀

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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11 comments so far

  • prashanth

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #1

    pretty good on fifa 12 not too sure in real life and 1st

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #2

    From Last Post:

    Debuchy is a good RB, you can’t judge him defensively when he’s playing RW as it was not his function tonight. Debuchy is better at defending and attacking than all our other RBs, mark my words.

    Despite my hatred for the boring passing and diving of the Spanish it can only be good for our attempts to sign Debuchy quicker now they are out. Ben Arfa and Cabaye as well will be able to have a good rest before pre-season.

    Cabaye is France’s most effective player and it showed when he played at CAM that he is best there (didn’t look the same when moved back to make way for Nasri’s arrival) and for sure we must add a CDM like Anita to partner Tiote thus allowing Yohan to fully focus on the attacking threat he poses through his diverse passing ability and techically superb, finesse shots.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #3

    GET HIM…!!

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Inter want to give him another chance and he also wants to prove himself by going to another Serie A side on loan however potentially a similar situation to what Santon was so a deal could be done at a reasonable price and this lad it think has far more potential than Luuk de Jong and with a price tag half as big as de Jong’s this could only be a good move by NUFC as for sure the lad has bags of talent also would be better suited to the attacking, physical English game than the boring, soft rubbish they play in Italy.

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed,
    Any news on the Polish RB who Pardew is lining up as cover for Debuchy should he go elsewhere?

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Posted this a couple of days ago.. Good player would be good backup for Ba and Cisse.

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #7

    I like guidetti but id prefer this lad. We were interested last year before he went to inter. I had a feelin we might go back in for him. He played 6 games all season scoring 1 goal.. there’s not a chance his value went from £2.4m to 4.5 or 6.. inter should recoup what they paid no more. Very good buy at the right price

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #8

    offer him 3M, plus ads on. Done deal.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #9

    for him.

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  • Premiership Manager

    Jun 24, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #10

    In all of these reports they are young tallented players, however don’t rule out Nile Ranger as he is still at the club, has bags of tallent and it could be that Pardue may give him one ore chance if his attitude has changed.

    He’s still a young man and he’s still growing up and his loan spell and European qualification may have have made him realise he’s best oof where he is, if he puts the effort in and changes his attitude.

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  • MT

    Jun 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #11

    get him & Luciano Narsingh is better than 15M Luuk de Jong~

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