Newcastle Again Linked With International Striker


Newcastle have again been linked with PSV’s Swedish International striker Ola Toivonen, this time in talkSPORT, but it’s difficult to know if Newcastle are really interested in him, or whether it’s just paper talk – again.

Ola Toivonen – are Newcastle really interested in this striker?

The new news today is that Newcastle will face competition from Russian club Rubin Kazan for the signature of the 26 year-old Eindhoven striker, always assuming Newcastle are interested in the player.

If this news is true, then the Russian club have lots of money and they could easily outbid Newcastle, who are still after good bargains in the transfer market, otherwise they will not bother bringing players to the club.

It’s been a little painful this summer so far for Newcastle fans, who have yet to see Newcastle get one of their top targets through the door, although we seem very close on signing Vurnon Anita from Ajax.

The 26-year-old played for Sweden in the recent Euro 2012 tournament, and after three years at PSV, after joining them from Malmö FF for around €4M (£3.2M), he is willing to move to pastures anew.

And the latest news according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, is that Rubin Kazan are willing to offer Toivonen £15K/week to move to the city of Kazan in the Republic of Tatarstan.

That’s not a huge wage, and even within Newcastle’s range they will offer any new players coming to the club this summer, and Ola would come fairly cheap in the transfer market too.

But if Newcastle are to bring in another striker in the summer,  surely it should be somebody who’s young and can still improve?

And we don’t even know if a striker is still a priority for Newcastle in this summer’s transfer window.

We don’t rate Ola as a player too much, although he could come fairly cheaply – what do you think?

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76 comments so far

  • JTOONJ

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #1

    i don’t want this guy :/

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #2

    this is what spurs fans are having as their line up against us

    4-2-3-1 Friedel; Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghen, BAE; Sandro, Sigurdsson; VDV, Bale, Lennon; Defoe

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Liverpool about to finalise Nuri Sahin transfer! Watched this lad in Germany and he is a truly top class player, shame we weren’t in for him really! He could go on to become one of the very top midfielders in the world!

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  • dmac

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Im with Jtoon granted i havent seen alot of this guy but im not massively excite by the prospect. Id much rather we try again for Gameiro now he is so far down pecking order.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Regarding Obertan

    JdDubai

    Load of crap.

    Benny was helped by his reputation, goal against Everton and subsequent leg break.

    All this combined to make him a fan favourite. Obertan hasn’t been given a fair chance and least you forget he was in the team that went 11 unbeaten at the start of the season.

    He came from a place where narrow minded fans expect every player to be world class despite their ahe and his confidence was smashed. He comes to our club with the supposed ‘greatest fans in football’ and we say after 90 minutes, ‘what a waste of money!’.

    The lads got ability. Any footballing enthusiast can see glimpses of it but when tea bagging cock fiddlers abuse rather than support it’s going to fcuk you up.

    Simspon has had 3 seasons on tynside, Obertan has had 1. There is a big difference between the 2 players and any comparison is stupid. Like a comparison between yourself and lion o from the thundercats.

    Shut up with your insesent abuse of Obertan, cheer the lad if you ever get to come back from Dubai and see what confidence can do for people.

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #6

    I rate toivenen, hes a better striker than Ameobi, and than Best or Lovenkrands were! Wouldn’t be my first choice but he would strengthen the team from last season! Can play AM aswell if we go 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-1-1 quite effectively! He’s good in the air too, defending and attacking set peices! My first choice would be Remy, followed by Carroll but I would much prefer toivenen over guidetti who is crazily overrated!

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Jayphoto

    Link to that story?

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #8

    agree with Beattie on Obertan! He’s got all the attributes, we need to get behind him because with confidence he’d be a top player! Think he’s had a raw deal, he played every game of our unbeaten start to the season last year, along with simpson and R.Taylor and shola for many of them! We had all 4 of them on the pitch and went unbeaten for 14 games…..can they all be that bad?

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #9

    the Nuri Sahin one? It was from Guillem Balague!

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #10

    He’s useless…

    Who’s AJ? There’s loads lol there AJ from wwe, I’d gladly take her ?
    Adam johnson is my guessing, there’s also Andy Johnson (bit too old)

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  • wynsleap

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Said it before and I’ll say it again – don’t rate this guy.
    Don’t think he’s any step up from Best and Shola.
    There have got to be better strikers out there for the money.

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #12

    Obertan has not been supported by the fans in part because he is viewed as a Man U cast off. As Pardew said he lacks confidence
    and not ability. He gets into good positions but passes when he should have shot. He scored a terrific goal against Blackburn and has the ability to play through the middle . When Man U signed him they saw him as a Terry Henri player let’s not drive him out and watch him blossom elsewhere.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #13

    If the Scousers sign Sahin I’ll be sick!

    He is one talented footballer!

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #14

    ha someones got him going to newcastle on wikipedia tho! wish it were true like

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #15

    Not sure if I cought ssn right but liverpools linked with alondo and tello? Alonso back to prem would be a joy to watch

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  • Kyo

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #16

    1. talkSHITE

    2. Ed will post about anything

    3. I’m hungry

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #17

    http://www.footybunker.com/man-utd-target-aly-cissokho-eyeing-up-premier-league-move/22621

    We could do with making a move before the Spurs game. Our line-up should hopefully look like this:

    Krul

    Santon Saylor Coloccini Cissokho

    Tiote Anita

    Cabaye Marveaux

    Cisse Ba

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #18

    We could start Abeid and drop either Ba or Cisse.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #19

    If Alonso signs for Liverpool I’ll put on a blonde wig and let bramble buy me a drink.

    It’s not going to happen ever.

    Same old delsusional Scousers.

    When did that happen by the way? When did the Scousers become so delusional??

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  • Macas

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #20

    Obertan is too mentally fragile to make it as a footballer. He had plenty support at the start of last season and a long run of games but failed to impress anyone, he will always be too inconsistent. If Swansea offer £3M we should accept it and sign that Korean winger Lee from Bolton instead

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #21

    jayphoto

    Thank you.

    I think so many on here disregard players they dont know much about.

    People are keen on Carroll here but their vision is clouded by sentiment.

    This guy is a better striker, may be older but he is. Better finisher, faster than Carroll and provides a very good Aerial option for air balls. He is also stronger on the ball and can take people on at times.

    He is the kind of striker that can play well off another striker as well as play the withdrawn role.

    People praise Pardew for going for versatile players. This guy may not be the best in terms of a goal record (though his is not bad) but he is probably the most versatile striker we have been linked with this window.

    This guy scored 18 in 27 last season. 15 in 26 the season before. Thats more than a goal every 2 games which is a very respectable strike rate for a guy. But also factor in that until last season he was played in the supporting role. He is another player, just like Ba and Cisse that has shown a proficiency for scoring goals over years as apposed to one good season.

    I know its the dutch league but that is one of the leagues where players can easily adapt to the Prem from along with the french league.

    He is thought to be rated at £7m. That may be a bit steep for us but compared to other strikers with his ability that is comparatively nothing,

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #22

    Kyo…

    1) Yes you do from time to time.
    2) Ed will post news and links about Newcastle for us to discuss, that is after all the point of this blog.
    3) Then eat – What were you saying about posting about anything?

    Kets….A decent shout, although unlikely to be in place by Saturday.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #23

    Sorry to repeat but,

    JDdubai @ # 56 of previous thread

    Like so many other that frequent this blog you come out with some sensible observations like,

    “only problem is by then we will have already played Spurs and Chelsea, 2 of our rival teams.”

    “Surely we can see that these are 6 pointers and I would have wanted to get the deals sorted to give us the chance to take maximum out of these games.”

    “surely you would want Anita in ASAP so he has as much time as poss to make the game, especially with Tiote an injury worry.”

    Then you link them all together with badly faulted supposition and conjecture.

    Do you honestly think the board is completely unaware of the need to have these issues addressed as quickly as possible, or are these things just something you alone have thought about??????

    It is almost a cast iron guarantee that the board has been working to get these issues sorted long before day one of the window.

    Carr said in an interview that the club work none stop at recognising and trying to acquire the right targets and all this long before the windows open.

    If you really think you are ahead of the board in recognising these shortcomings then you have an ego that is way beyond your ability to feed.

    The club had its targets set long before the window opened and were trying to get them in long before the Euro’s escalated their prices, this I think was obvious but in reading your posts I think it was less obvious to some.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #24

    I still this just an old news story the media is recycling 🙂

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #25

    I would be thrilled with Cissokho, use the teeth issue to knock down the price. Another gem whose hype died but still has the ability and potential to be a huge player. Has the defensive and attacking ability. Was desperate for him last summer. Cissokho and Santon as full backs.

    Santon will develop, he crashed in Italy due to confidence issues and having so much hype at such a young age.

    20Macas

    You reckon. The crowd on his back booing him off cant help. Shameful that day. I was there and felt like walking out and going to support another team (my other half of the families) with more grateful fans. I was so angry. You could see already he had confidence issues. And at that point you could consider it essentially his first proper season in the Prem given he played 14 times in 2 years for Manure and mainly as a sub.

    Disgrace.

    I have confidence he will make it. As a supporting striker, let him get some goals in the league and FA cup. When his confidence is up he will be a good player.

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  • Kyo

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #26

    @Macas

    I agree, Obertan has to go. I’m sure Carr and Pards have replacements in mind already.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #27

    Would anyone take Miralem Sulejmani from Ajax?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #28

    Cupid…Sensible toon fans? Where?

    I think you’re wrong about the board. I think Carr and Pardew put together their list and then Ashley and Llambias shake their magic 8 ball and decide whether to proceed.

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #29

    Beattie,

    You never know they’re mad enough to splash 25m for Alonso then fair enough, I do like to watch football so it would be lovely to see him back in the prem.
    Probably the best Defensive mid in the world for me

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  • mackas7

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #30

    Mark Douglas
    @MsiDouglas
    Transfer update: Anita close to 5-year-deal-but #nufc priced out of van see Wiel deal.Carroll&Debuchy still on radar: journallive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle…

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #31

    Kyo

    Your posts?!?!

    You are worse than Kets. He’s a wind up. You on the other hand are a delusional helmet with far too much anger.

    How’s puberty going?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #32

    I’d take the following 4 players from Ajax:

    Anita
    Alderewerield
    Stefano Denswil
    Sulejmani

    They would improve the squad drastically.

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #33

    Why say Obertan needs to go? You do need competetive players to battle for first team to bring the best out of a starting 11, squad is small as it is.
    Some people give your heads a shake!

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #34

    Fcuk you kyo

    I used to like your posts but now I think your one of the biggest cocks on here!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #35

    For free or do we have to pay for him? 😉

    …sure I’ll take him for free, but if we have to pay I guess it depends 🙂

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #36

    Ketsbaia9

    True. Let’s pillage Ajax

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #37

    Why am I winding people up? We’re about to sign Anita and attempted to sign Cissokho last summer.

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  • iggystinger

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #38

    I see that evertons gettin mbaye niang on trial with a view to a 5million move im surprised weve not been in for this lad as he looks a great talent and the kind of striker we need i think he could go onto be a superb player

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #39

    Cissokho won’t sign for us but out of all the FB’s we’ve been linked to he is the one of like to see the most rampaging up and down the wing with Santon up the right and the Anita-Tiote partnership covering!

    Tasty

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #40

    Kets

    Ok today you have been well behaved. But in the past you have said some silly things. But I dont see it as a character flaw. I think you just like to get a rise out of the super serious, uptight on here.

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