We read this story yesterday, and as soon as we saw the £16M price tag we knew Newcastle United would not be interested in this striker.
Seydou Doumbia – 24 year-old CSKA striker
There have been stories over the weekend that Newcastle are looking for a striker to replace Demba Ba, who is supposed to be leaving the club in January, because Newcastle will not meet his wage demands.
Assuming that is true then it does make sense that Newcastle are after another striker, although we were in the summer too, because we have only three experienced strikers at the club in Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi, and should have at least one more – after both Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best left the club in the summer.
We have again been linked with Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia, who currently plays for CSKA Moscow in Russia, and has an amazing goal-scoring record of 120 goals in 196 appearance so far in his career, and the striker has scored 50 goals in 69 appearances since joining the Moscow club from BSC Young Boys in 2010.
While in Switzerland he scored 57 goals in 78 appearances for Young Boys, so the 24 year-old certainly has an eye for goal, to say the least.
Seydouu stands 5’10″ tall and is said to be available for around £16M, and he is wanted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs, so there’s just no way this lad will be arriving at Newcastle any time soon.
We’ll have to let a club like PSG or Manchester City pay £25M for him.
The Magpies should have scouted this player, who has played for the Ivory Coast 19 times with one goal, a couple of years ago – if we wanted him to be wearing Newcastle’s colors.
So we don’t see much truth in this story, but of course we’ve been wrong before.
Doumbia is a different kind of player than the three big strikers Newcastle already have at the club, but he’s just a little bit out of Newcastle’s price range at the moment.
What do you think?
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