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Magpies After Gabonese Top Striker

9:25 am, Friday, November 30th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

Newcastle are still being linked with 23 year-old St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who wants a move to the Premier League, and the lad has been in impressive form in France, after moving there from AC Milan last year.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Newcastle keeping tabs on this striker

Newcastle have been reported to be interested in the player, who is attracting other Premier League clubs such as Liverpool, Aston Villa and Sunderland (of course).

Pierre plays as a forward and stands 6’1″ tall and started his career at AC Milan in early 2007, and he was loaned out to Dijon, Lille and Monaco before joining Saint Etienne on loan in early 2011, and he finally signed for them on a permanent basis late last year.

This is what the lad said about his situation to Sky Sports:

“I am fine at the moment at St Etienne and if there is interest in me then I can only thank God for that.””I really love the Premier League and hope to one day play in England, but there are other leagues in the world too, with good quality.”

Alan Pardew and the Newcastle Board had a young striker as their top target last summer, but failed in the bid to sign Luuk de Jong from FC Twente, and ended up bringing only Vurnon Anita through the door – as a player who could immediately fight for a first team place.

That lack of action and poor planning by Newcastle is now telling on the club, and with nine injuries picked up this season, we are struggling to field decent teams, and of course we have now lost our last four league games.

We hope Mike Ashley will help to bring in a number of reinforcements in January, and this lad could be one of them, although he is valued at around £9M – which is a bit high.

Pierre is of Gabonese descent and he has represented Gabon 26 times with 8 goals, and played for the French U21 side once.

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21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nufc_eire // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    I think ashley will spend 12m if he can be convinced he’ll get 25m a few years down the line. If Feghouli can play at right back as well means he can defend a bit too. Could be a good purchase if Ba goes in January and would balance the team up big time! We need another couple young strikers like Guidetti to push Cisse.

    Also, it goes without saying, we need to buy two defenders before any of this happens!!

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Old news, but good player St.Etienne doing well in ligue 1

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    can we not offer jonas in P/e, or is his wages too high

  • 4 Graeme // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Doesn’t look much like a 6 foot 4″ goal scoring Centre Back to me lol

  • 5 Graeme // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Indian, ANY part-ex involving Jonas should be given serious consideration.

  • 6 Indian Magpie // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Here is a compiled list of Barcelona’s wage bill as of September 2012:

    Lionel Messi – £225,000
    Daniel Alves – £200,000
    Xavi – £165,000
    Víctor Valdés £140,000
    Alex Song – £120,000
    David Villa – £120,000
    Carles Puyol – £120,000
    Andrés Iniesta – £115,000
    Javier Mascherano £110,000
    Gerard Piqué – £100,000
    Cesc Fàbregas – £94,000
    Jordi Alba – £87,000
    Alexis Sánchez – £87,000
    Pedro £87,000
    Eric Abidal – £84,000
    Adriano – £50,000
    Thiago – £38,000
    Ibrahim Afellay – £37,500
    José Manuel Pinto – £33,500
    Sergio Busquets – £33,500
    Keirrison – £21,000
    Isaac Cuenca – £15,750
    Cristian Tello – £15,000
    Martín Montoya – £14,000

  • 7 Graeme // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Indian – I’m guessing those numbers aint per annum either lol

  • 8 Indian Magpie // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Per Week

  • 9 HullMag6 // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    African = no thanks, another acon headache, move on.

    Re post:
    I’m with those who think the lack of reinforcements has led to the stagnation and complacency in our squad. AP needs to take the squad by the scruff of the neck and get what we have sorted and focussed or threaten them with being sold/replaced. Forget egos we only want graft and 3 points.
    defence is priority, then pace (wingers/forwards) and someone who can put away set pieces. bread and butter in the days of big Al, sir Les and tino.

  • 10 Transfer Sage // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Part Exchange deals never happen.

    How many can you name compared to how many transfers actually happen.

  • 11 sirtoongospel // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Iniesta is the value there! Less wages than the likes of Lampard, Terry etc. And he is one of the best 3 players on the planet.

  • 12 Indian Magpie // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    TS,

    Not many but they do happen, Arsenal got Gallas and some money for Ashley cole.

    You are not coming across too sagey with that comment

  • 13 Graeme // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Transfer, they may be rare, but they DO happen!!

  • 14 Transfer Sage // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    hullmag

    great assessment of the situation.

    We need better defenders, pace to strect oppositions and create room and one or two who are a threat from a set piece.

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Hull mag.
    Threaten them with being sold,the way we are playing I think he’d be better off threatening them with extended contracts.

  • 16 Transfer Sage // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Indian

    Yes but how frequent are they?

    less than 1% of transfers are done that way…especially involving english clubs, its just not done.

    why would teams take jonas?

  • 17 Ian Toon // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Indian- If our season is going to pick up we will require the commitment and determination that Jonas brings to the side. On another player just reflect on Cabaye who without doubt had been playing through the pain barrier for some time . Fans are not always in full possession of the facts( nor should they be) and often make hasty judgements.

  • 18 GeordieDan // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    IanToon>

    Spot on. On both points.

  • 19 GeordieDan // Nov 30, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Ed >

    The mobile version of the site has had an annoying bug for a while now mate.

    When u hit publish it always gives u an error message saying it can’t be published even though it actually works so u end u posting the same thing loads of times.

  • 20 TheToonKing // Nov 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    This guy is proper fast. Would probably be one of the fastest players in the PL if he comes.

  • 21 tjrowe89 // Nov 30, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    This lad is CLASS! Rele hope we sign him worth more than 9mil. Pure pace and a bag of tricks




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