Is This French Striker About To Arrive At Newcastle In January?


There is news in L’Equipe that former Arsenal and Middlesbrough striker Jeremie Aliadiere, could make a return to the Premier League with Newcastle United.

29 year-old Jeremie Aliadiere – now at Lorient

When we sold Andy Carroll to Liverpool at the end of January, 2011, Aliadiere was a free agent, but was out of shape and at the time Alan Pardew did not sign him for Newcastle, and instead we brought in Shefki Kuqi.

It turns out the former Arsenal striker joined French club Lorient in July of last year, and in 21 games for them has scored 6 goals.

Last season goals were hard to come by and he scored only a couple of times as injury interrupted his play, but so far this season he has hit three goals in his first seven games.

L’Equipe are reporting today that Newcastle want to bring the 29 year-old back to England, and that’s a surprise to us if it’s true.

It turns out that Alan Pardew managed Aliadiere during a loan spell at West Ham back in 2005, and the news is that he has contacted Lorient about the player.

In August 2005 he joined West Ham on a season long loan deal, but because of injury he played only 8 times, and seven of those were as a substitute.

And with our three strikers now being 26, 27 and 31 in age, surely a fourth striker coming in will be a younger striker, and after all, it seems we have young local lad Adam Campbell coming through the ranks big time, and it’s only a matter of time before he’s a regular in the first team squad.

We’d be very surprised if this report is true, because back in February of last year Newcastle looked at signing him as a free agent, and decided against it, and it would be a big surprise if Newcastle were interested in him again.

Jeremie has loads of skill but found life in the Premier League very difficult when at Arsenal and when he was at Middlesbrough.

There’s a chance that Newcastle know that Demba Ba will leave the club via his release clause, and maybe Jeremie is a short term replacement for Ba, should he move as early as in January.

Jeremie was a top player when he joined Arsenal in 1999 as a 16 year-old and ended up playing 7 times for the France U21 side.

What do you think?

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60 comments so far

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #1

    No! Nothing to see here.

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #2

    29 year old – Shefki Kuqi – is this some sort of bad dream?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #3

    LOL
    Behave Ed you cant go printing stuff like that!!!

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #4

    not forgetting 6 in 21 . . .

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  • Quasi.modo

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Ugh this is just terrible, terrible journalism.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Archeo
    Think i’d rather have kuqi back!

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #7

    So can Ba & Cisse play together?

    I say yes – if they get some decent service, and quality balls in the right areas – they are both infighting good finishers. particularly with the ball at their feet.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #8

    wasn’t he at the Smoggy’s not so long ago ?

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #9

    * frighteneingly good

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #10

    BPC
    Yes he was dirty smoggie bastard!!

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Says so in the first paragraph – and I would not doubt ED journalism . .

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Great title… Horrific story!

    I really really hope this is not the case!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #13

    I was reading tonight that the mackems have signed some ex footballer called Mcfudden for a few months.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #14

    JFA
    Aye on a 3 month deal things must be desperate on wearside cant understand why such a wealth of strikers what with fletc no wait saha um no wickha hmmm dong ji?

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  • estechco

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #15

    What, he is still an U21 striker at 29!?!

    Is that not taking the Michael just a little?

    Before it’s mentioned, I know they are allowed a small number of over age players, but 29!!!

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  • Quasi.modo

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #16

    estecho

    It’s a misleading title, Ed must mean “Newcastle linked with former French U-21 striker.”

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #17

    I think you should ease up on the crack pipe, Ed.

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  • Toonfan_Ew Ew

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #18

    When I saw France U-21 striker, my Football Manager instinct kicked in and immediately thought of Sanogo. Fair to say Aliadiere was a bit of a let down. 🙁

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Ed just throwing a flashbang into the last postathon, well done sir, everybody is dazed and confused.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Tsunki
    You mean i suprise ed attack??
    Hmmm have to consult with ibiza when he gets down of the fence not sure he’d approve

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  • Mancgeordie

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Not happening do think we need another striker though cos if pardew is persisting with a 442 n n ba n cisse still can’t play well with each other then a better ameobi type player and a left footer on the left

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  • Mancgeordie

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Oh n a good young cb would be nice as well???

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Oct 26, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #23

    When I read french u21 striker, I automatically thought it was a young exciting french striker like Sanogo or something!

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  • weg

    Oct 26, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #24

    It seems to me that SOMEONE is really really bored – putting out this story. Aliadierre’s best position is…somewhere else!
    Shall we all join in? I’ve might have heard that Marcelino has finally got over his sore finger and wants to come back to toon! Maybe Lionel Perez want to return and try to challenge Tim Krul for the number 1 jersey! Possibly, Frank Pingel will come out of retirement to help out the small strikeforce we have here!
    Shall we now get serious?

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  • archaeomag

    Oct 26, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #25

    ED;
    You bin and gone and shot the blog it the head.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 26, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Wonder if we’ll go back in for ince in january

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Anyone else watch that Derren Brown Apocalypse programme on channel 4 ? . Was good like, probably a load of shite thar, I dont believe in hypnosis or anything like 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #28

    BPC
    no missed it is it on 4OD yet?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 26, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #29

    @ toonarmydownsouth

    Aint got a clue bud. Worth a watch like, I love anything to do with zombies and the end of the world 🙂 . I still reckon the bloke they tricked is just an actor and Brown is a conman but what do I know 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #30

    BPC
    yeah never been overly convinced but fair play to him he puts on convincing show like!

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  • Toon666

    Oct 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #31

    I’ve read this bog for many a year………..and this has to be one of the most ridiculous articles I’ve read.

    I used to love this blog as it favoured quality over quantity…..

    Having said that – I also appreciate that Ed colates and regurgitates news stories from several sources on one blog……but I would be much more appreciative if you took a view sometimes, and wrote this blog like a fan with an opinion!!

    Ed – can you not see that this is utter “weekend journalism tripe”??? See it, and say it!!! We all love a good laugh!!!

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  • jayphoto

    Oct 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #32

    Actually worked on something with Derren Brown few years ago! Nice guy, bit odd tho! His memory was unreal, likes to show it off too, he took a lunch order for a crew of about 30 mentally and delivered it too each person on return, didn’t write nothing down, remembered everyones order n name etc! If this tv stuff don’t work out hel make a great waiter or barman

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  • Graeme

    Oct 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #33

    There is probably more chance of us signing Ronaldo from Portugal than there is of this signing going through. Its just a complete non starter.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #35

    Night ladies 😉

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 27, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #36

    Night you hunky bunch.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #37

    …and so as the october snow falls gently on the rooftops of toon fans all over the north we bid farewell to another fine blog article.

    No offence Ed but….L’Equipe shot you in the foot with this one…unless of course…ha you scallywag!

    😀

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 27, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #38

    My word, that debate in the last thread is the longest I’ve seen on here! I left it at 7ish, come back and it’s still going on! Tads, you have more patience than most mate!

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  • FatmanJoe

    Oct 27, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #39

    Just read the highlights. Ashton really is a fool isn’t he! At least kets is so idiotic he’s funny. Ashton is dull and foolish.

    I realise I’m on my own. Night all

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 27, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #40

    wont happen, its against our transfer policy

    i rather gave adam campbell a chance

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