Newcastle Linked With Powerful Striker

Newcastle have been reported to be interested in Éderzito António Macedo Lopes, who goes by the much simpler name of Eder and plays for Braga as a forward.

Eder – 6’2″ Braga striker

This link to Eder may not be a strong one since Sky Sports have said Newcastle are interested in the striker.

With Newcastle already having only three strikers, and Demba Ba having that release clause of his active again in January, Newcastle must line up at least one striker before January, in case the Senegal striker decides to leave Newcastle.

Everton were interested in the player last January when he was still at Académica in Portugal, but he moved to SC Braga in the summer.

In Northern Ireland’s great 1-1 draw at Portugal on Tuesday night, the player was linked with Newcastle by one of the commentators, but how true that link is – is hard to tell.

Newcastle will be linked with lots of different strikers in the next three months.

Eder stands 6’2″ tall and is only 24, so he fits the profile of players Newcastle will be after, and he’s also not a high profile player who would cost too much.

So again he fits the profile of players Newcastle can get on the cheap.

Eder was born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau and has played for the full Portuguese side three times.

If Graham Carr is recommending this player – that’s good enough for us.

What do you think?

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4 comments so far

  • toon1707

    Oct 18, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #1

    Never heard of him and ed there is no goal scoring history mentioned in the post. Can anyone who has seen him play tell me is he any good and worth signing. Probably won’t happen though just more speculation.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Oct 18, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Has anyone seen that Crystal Palace have valued Wilfried Zaha at £20M!!!!!!! What?!

  • seancavaz

    Oct 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Just another name, like Joshua King, Charlie Austin o and the one that made me choke on my morning coffee….Darren Bent! Maybe I was late in joining the forum but before we signed Cisse, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Tiote….relative unknowns, were they mentioned prior to us signing them?

  • toon_army_redlichtie85

    Oct 18, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Toon1707 ;

    Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
    2006 Oliveira Hospital ? (?)
    2007–2008 Tourizense 41 (11)
    2008–2012 Académica 83 (12)
    2012– Braga 4 (4)


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