There was news yesterday in CalcioMercato yesterday, that Newcastle are interested in 28 year-old Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibisevic, as a replacement in case Demba Ba leaves in January.
Vedad Ibisevic - scored 10 goals in 13 appearances this season
But the 6’2″ striker is 28 years old and we’d be surprised if the Bosnia and Herzegovina striker is interesting Newcastle much at all.
The three experienced strikers Newcastle have at the club are Papiss Cisse (27), Demba Ba(27) and Shola Ameobi (31) so we would expect a younger striker to come in if Demba Ba does leave via the release clause in his contract in January.
Vedad Ibisevic joined Stuttgart last January from 1899 Hoffenheim, and he had been there since 2007, so he will have played in the same team as Demba Ba, since the Newcastle striker was at Hoffenheim from 2007 through 2011.
Ibisevic has scored ten goals in 13 matches so far this season, and while at the German club he has a total of 18 goals in 29 appearances for them.
While at Hoffenheim he also had a good record of 54 goals in 135 appearances, with 23 assists.
He looks a decent player, and we’re not surprised Newcastle are being linked with a number of strikers leading up to January, and that’s in case Ba leaves the club then, and there is money available to Alan Pardew to spend on a replacement, if that happens.
But we’d be very surprised if the Vlasenica, SFR Yugoslavia born player ever arrives at Newcastle.
What do you think?
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