No Way Newcatsle Will Pay £16M For This Striker

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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12 comments so far

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 1, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Perhaps we should just test the water with a cheeky 8 mill. yoiiiiiiiii.

  • RonVanDam

    Oct 1, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #2

    I wouldnt pay more than 10m for this player

  • RonVanDam

    Oct 1, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Theres news that we are after Jo Inge Berget who currently plays for Molde in the Norwegian Premier League. He’s 22, can play either midfield or striker. Could cost as little as 5m.

    Would be a good upgrade from Vukic who seems to have lost his way this season

  • RonVanDam

    Oct 1, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Heres a video of him from 2010

  • Norwegian_geordie

    Oct 1, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Jo Inge Berget from Molde would problably cost as little as 2M. But not sure if he would fit in to the first team. Allthough I’m Norwegian, I don’t follow this league so I haven’t seen to much of him.

  • 89Norcal

    Oct 1, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Jo Inge looks like an interesting prospect, has decent height as well. I would think we’re looking for another striker regardless of whether Ba leaves. I would be disappointed if he did go though. He would have slipped into oblivion if it weren’t for us giving him a chance, though it’s hard to argue that Cisse or Ba wouldn’t play better alone.

  • cyprus

    Oct 1, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Yesterday only talked positive, here’s some critical thinking: I think perhaps we need a small wily Latin American forward? Maybe a couple of wingers who can actually take on defenders? Ober can’t do that, Marveaux needs time, only Fergie seems able… It’s a shame we don’t dominate games with so much class in our ranks, even though it’s good that we pick up some points. I mean, gone are the Butt, Smith days, we should do better, visually. I admit I can’t quite put my finger on it, but so should AP.


    Oct 1, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #8

    16Mil is just too much!

    The days of the big money buys are happily over!

    Let him go to Shitty or Manure! or Chelski ! His price tag can add to THEIR accumulated Debt !

    Let Carr scout someone who is completely unknown! Fame and popularity raises the Price!

    I would also say this ! Lets not buy anyone with Cocky agents or over-demanding Parents and DON,T set up any contracts with Stupid pointless release Clauses in them!

  • John

    Oct 1, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Why do we need this fella? ok take into account ACON but is that a reason to splash 16mill or whatever is the true price on a ST wen other posistion need more urgent attention beni can pl;ay up top come Jan i wudnt be worried its now clear we need a top CB with bags of height, power and ability a young Chris Samba or John Terry if their around.

  • hatem786

    Oct 1, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #10

    news in every norwegian newspaper is that newcastle will buy jo inge berget in january for 1,8 £ and some people in molde fk have confirmed it that they been in contact with pl team…i think we should buy some better then him,he is 22 and he has done well with molde and they won tippeligaen last year and they are 1 now this year and they ole gunnar solskjaer fonmer manu striker as manager

  • Rozzy

    Oct 1, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #11

    We were going to pay near that for de Jong so don’t see why we would pay the full £16m. He is fast and strong with a great finish so would be perfect on the left wing were ba doesn’t want to play. £16m is a bargain for this guy.

  • milburn990

    Oct 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #12

    This means the price tag is really £9M……if he’s to replace Demba as we’ll get at least £7M for him.


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