Newcastle In Talks For Swedish International Striker


The Dutch football website Voetbal International is reporting that Newcastle are interested in Swedish International striker Ola Toivonen, and have opened negotiations for the striker.

Ola Toivonen – Newcastle interested

The 26 times capped 25 year-old Swedish International has been at PSV since 2009, after joining them from Swedish club Malmo.

Since he joined PSV,  he has hit an impressive 66 goals in 154 appearances for the Dutch side, and while at Malmo,  the 6″2″ striker hit 17 goals in 51 appearances for the Swedish side.

As far as we can tell Newcastle have not been linked with this player before, although there were reports last August that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had gone to the continent to watch him play.

And it could be that he is a cheaper alternative to Dutch International striker Luuk de Jong, who seems to be Newcastle’s first choice, but his club FC Twente have already turned down a £10M offer from Newcastle, and the Magpies may not  go back with an improved offer.

German club Borussia Monchengladbach are also thought to be interested in the striker, who is good in the air and is right-footed, and English clubs Tottenham, Sunderland and Liverpool (of course) are also reported to be keen on the Swede.

His agent Martin Dahlin is stating there is an agreement with PSV that he can leave for €10M, which is around £8M – and that’s probably his release clause in his contract.

He  will therefore come cheaper than Luuk de Jong, if that is true, with FC Twente saying they want anywhere between £12.5M and £15M for de Jong, depending on which news reports you believe.

Ola Toivonen

And Newcastle pull out of deals where they don’t think they are getting good value.

If this news is true,  it could suggest that Newcastle may have given up on Luuk de jong, and are going down their list of strikers,  and hoping they can get a better bargain than de Jong would be – at the prices FC Twente want for their 21 year-old.

Voetbal International are reporting that Newcastle have actually opened talks with his agent, Martin Dahlin, about a move to Tyneside for the Swedish international, who has 6 goals in his 26 appearances for his country.

What do you think – would Ola be a good signing for Newcastle?

Comments welcome.



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146 comments so far

  • jammylambo

    Jun 26, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #1

    no thank you

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jun 26, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Noooooo!!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 26, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Christ i hope not the lads is like a shit……er andy carroll

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Jun 26, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #4

    oh no….

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jun 26, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m gonna cry!

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  • jammylambo

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #6

    i think the fact swedish magpie isnt impressed by the idea of this swedish international being at the club says it all…

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #7

    this is getting farsicle

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #8

    I usually think of Samaras,Alfonso Alves etc when I think of strikers from that league. 🙁

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Is anyone else concerned with the speed in which Arsenal managed to snap up Giroud so soon after Frances exit from the euros?

    That doesn’t bode well for us and the player we have been following for years and supposedly trying to sign since April. Surely now is the time to sign him with pre season coming up so soon.

    With the pre season tours, matches an training the best time to sign a player is before any of it kicks off. This allows them time to settle, find a house, get to know the area etc…

    I’m worried as we start playing games in 2 weeks (how amazing is that by the way???) and we have 1 player.

    Worrying times for my patience, confidence and belief.

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  • G

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #10

    That headline nearly had me in tears. I thought for a horrible second that Andreas Anderson had come out of retirement. I don’t think I’ve seen the kid above play, but wor lass says he has lovely hair?

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Goal machines in that league,them two donkeys lol

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Toonarmydownsouth
    Jun 26 – 8:03 PM
    Beattie not really mate the gooners had fee and personal terms agreed just before the euros so all that was left waa his medical

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  • lukes26

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #13

    More agent talk….newcastle isnt signing Rosales nor are they signing Toivonen.

    Rosaeles is below Dutch league standards, and Toivonen is a Poor Man’s Andy Carroll.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #14

    I’m not staying but I just wanted to say thanks to Beattie for the Holby City joke, put a big smile on my face. Kudos!

    And to the dirty scouse waste of space….really? Is this the best use of your time? How many times do you want to post…”i’m a scouser”? How is that even going to spark a reaction?

    Climb back under your rock

    Goodnight all

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #15

    TDS that’s good news ad bad news as it means it’s unlikely we have done the same for any players…

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  • gonz

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Very similar scenario last season when we were after Cisse during the start of August, didn’t we put a bid in for him that got turned down, then it looked as if we were signing that Sochaux forward Maiga which was the bait that got Freiburg to come back wanting our money and we got the player for even cheaper than we wanted. SMART BUSINESS.

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  • Matt

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Would be andreas andersson all over again no thanks only Swedish striker that interests me is ibrahimavic and we got no chance

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  • nufc90

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #18

    It’s amazing how many more people are better qualified than the legend that is Graham Carr. If Carr wants him and has recommended him that’s good enough for me, whether I’ve heard of the player or not

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  • G

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Matt @ 17 – Is it true what Ibrahimovic said in the interview about Sweden going out of the Euro’s? He was asked who he thought would win, to which he responded “I don’t give a sh*t. I’m going on holiday.”

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  • dizzee

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m Swedish, and I don’t want him in the team, he’s okey, not more.
    The only good thing about it is that he is a Newcastle-fan.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Instead of this guy I would go back for Gameiro, much better option. Knowing that his time at PSG was not what he expected I bet he would jump at the chance to join us. We can then sell him and be happy because he would have done a good job for us and we get our money off him and a little payback for neglecting us the first time 😛

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #22

    Gonz that is true but don’t forget that we had to wait until January to get Cisse and I for one cannot stomach that again.

    I swear if this summer is a disappointment the. I’m going to break.

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  • GeordieDan

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #23

    This will be smoke and mirrors (Maiga style) if there’s any truth in it at all.

    Bid for Toivonen to show FC Twente that we will not be held to ransom over De Jong so they hopefully agree to sell to us for a reasonable price.

    (Then Toivonen will mysteriously ‘fail’ his medical due to a potentially dodgy big toe or something) 😀

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  • wynsleap

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #24

    This would be a Best, Long, Kitson, Graham, Carlton Cole class of signing. Not our usual standard.
    I hope we aren’t starting to stray from the quality we’ve been bringing in lately just for £3-4 million saving.
    Worrying if true.

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  • Matt

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #25

    @G I expect ibrahimavic did say that in his interview hes a arrogant bloke don’t think he cares about Sweden just himself

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  • G

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #26

    @Matt, I just heard a rumor about it yesterday. It’s an excellent quote anyway, one which I hope to one-day steal!

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Ola toivenen played against us in pre season 2 year ago and he was brilliant if I remember right

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #28

    Please don’t sign him..

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #29

    How come he wasn’t starting for Sweden?

    Would rather us go for Steven Fletcher.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #30

    Sometimes wonder weather ppl have actually seen these players play b4 they comment Rosales n toivonen are good players, no one had heard of debuchy 2month ago now everyone on here thinks the messiah

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Ketsbia he started twice for sweden in the euros

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #32

    dizzee

    That’s probably where this rumour has been founded from as we were linked to Berbatov because he’s a supposed Toon fan. I think the best piece we could do is Luc Castaignos from Inter as he’d be available for similar fee as Santon was and with his bags of potential would be super backup for Ba and Cisse. Fingers cross we can get deals done for Anita, Debuchy & Castaignos also wouldn’t mind Guidetti, Zapata and Elia as well. That would be some super summer business with good fees and not for massive Bindipper type deals.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #33

    Should we sign any rangers players there all on free transfers bcoz they won’t sign new deals with the new company

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  • G

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #34

    davybtoon – think Rangers, think Boumsong! Seriously though, I don’t think they really have anybody who would improve our team.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 26, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #35

    G they have no good first teamers but they hav a few cracking youngsters breaking through we could take

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 26, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Imagine having this line up next year (4-2-3-1):
    ———————————-Krul————————————Debuchy———– Zapata——–Collocini————Santon————————–Anita————Tiote————————
    Ben Arfa——————–Cabaye—————————-Elia
    ———————————Cisse———————————–

    Subs: Elliot, Tavernier, S. Taylor, Jonas, Marveaux, Castaignos, Ba

    When ACON (4-1-2-3):

    ———————————–Krul———————————–Debuchy————–Zapata——-Collocine———–Santon
    ———————————-Anita———————————-
    ————————Cabaye———Marveaux——————-
    Ben Arfa——————-Castaignos————————-Elia

    Subs: Elliot, Tavernier, S. Taylor, Jonas, Gosling, Amalfitano, Shola

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  • Jonas

    Jun 26, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #37

    SJP used as fifa 13 backround so messi must be joining as in the pic he is playing their 😉

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jun 26, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m sure everyone on this blog was spouting on about him last season and now everyone says no?? He’s a great player and played very well against us the other season and I would have him in a shot. The fact that he played average for a pish poor Swedish team probably cemented the interest as his stock won’t have risen.
    As for the rangers, I would offer Naismith a contract as a great impact sub, replacement for lovenkrands and cup player.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 26, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #39

    Yeah definitely my choice of signings:
    RB: Mathieu Debuchy
    CB: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (if not then Zapata)
    CDM: Vurnon Anita
    RLWM: Eljero Elia
    CF: Luc Castaignos (think we Luuk de Jong may be too pricey)

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Jun 26, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #40

    davybtoon Toivonen is not a good player..

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