Newcastle Go After Bordeux Striker


Newcastle United are being linked today with Bordeaux forward Yoan Gouffran, who can play on the wing or as an out-and-out striker, and he has played 22 times for the France U21 side, but has never been capped at the full International level.

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Yoan Gouffran – Newcastle interested?

Yoan stands 5’10” tall and has something we don’t have much of in the Newcastle side at the moment – speed – and he can put the ball home with either foot.  He’s 26 and one of the strange things about the player is that he’s allergic to grass – of all things.

And with the shocking news earlier in the week that Newcastle may be after David Ngog of Bolton, certainly Gouffran would offer much more than the former Liverpool striker, who’s always found it difficult to score goals.

In the last couple of seasons Gouffran has shown some decent goal-scoring form art Bordeaux, and in 63 appearances for the French club in that period, he has 26 goals including 12 goals in his 26 appearances this season.

Gouffran began his career with Caen before joining Bordeaux in 2008, and he has done well at Bordeaux, and by our records he’s played around 178 times with 40 goals for Bordeaux.

It would be good to get somebody in who has both speed and movement, something that Loic Remy had – but of course we missed out on him. (Note to myself – stop talking about this guy).

Gouffran could be a decent signing for Newcastle in January, and then we could go after a top striker in the summer, when more will be available.

What do you think?

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74 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Allergic to grass? Classic.

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  • Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #2

    What type of grass?

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  • Joe Blog

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Crap. Leon Best is a better all-round player + goalscorer.

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #4

    1 striker and 1 CB.. please!
    And why why why will Pardew start Shola today.. I’m worried if it’s true 🙁

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  • Phillipe Alberts tash

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Just do it!!

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #6

    over the line, we need transfer line technology

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  • yorkshireToon

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Don’t know much about this guy, anyone seen him play a few times?

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Goufrann reminds me alot of Obertan & Gervinho. I’d rather have PEA or Gameiro. Mbiwa though should be the focus of this window!

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  • Tommyy

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Yep he’s ok, nothing special but better and more direct than Obertan and as a third choice striker he’d be top notch I’d say.

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  • likeajediknight

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #10

    seen him a few times, including obviously this season; looks wank if you ask me, too lightweight for the prem n not even fast, a very poor mans shane long

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Thing is this guy is on better form than Remy at the moment and we will probably get him for half the price and wage that Remy wanted cause his contract is running out

    Could be a bargain just feel he might be a bit too lightweight for the premier league as I feel Remy will be 2 powder puff as well

    If we got this guy for like 4 million and Mbiwa for 6 million that would be a shrewd bit of business although would still love us to sign Erik Pieters as well think we could resurrect his career which has stalled from injury

    Is anyone concerned about our lack of height tho?Its a cause for concern at both ends of the pitch for me we need a few great headers of the ball as we win so many free kicks but they come to nothing

    Should maybe try get Luuk De Jong again would be cheaper now that he is not having a good time and said the style of play that Monchen play is not direct enough!!!

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  • Thump

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Yes, please stop talking about Remy.

    PLEASE.

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  • yorkshireToon

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Cheers tommyy

    Looking like we won’t be signing that star striker this window then.

    I’m just desperate for a striker with bags of pace to give us another option and for someone to make the runs for the through balls, because cisse even though he doesn’t look it, is pretty slow.

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  • theroosta

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Crunch time approaching, shola will no doubt start today along with perch and williamson and jonas.

    I feel if we get a draw today it will be what i am expecting, cant believe i am thinking this way about a home match with reading with respect to them.

    I am summizing of course that the aforementioned players are playing, ir just reeks of a fear to loose rather than a positive to win.

    My applogies for the negativity,i bleedin hate thinkin like this before a game at home.

    If we win, champagne all round, and i will be back on to say how wrong i was, and it could well happen its just if he plays the line up i think he will its going to be a very tense afternoon for all of us.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #15

    yes plzzzzz i would love this guy in b&w

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #16

    After 2 day we have clear 10 days to work on transfers. Hope LLambias puts on the afterburners

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #17

    @Indian Magpie

    You kidding ?I heard Llambas still has 10 days holiday to take before the end of January

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Goal per game record is reasonable. Nearly 1 in 2. Sign him up. 2 cbks and that might be enough to survive.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Hmm, his stats aren’t amazing. I don’t know much about him but he is having a decent season and has been injury free since June 2011 (I’m getting my stats from transfermarkt). I don’t think he’ll be a prolific goal scorer in the EPL. Then again, he is only contracted until June this year and could be reasonably cheap (£6m-ish). I dunno. All I know is that we need 3 points today. I’m thinking 2-1 to the Toon.

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  • Toonaholic

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Alright I know youtube inst the greatest source to go by, but he can finish well with both feet, and his head! Cant be bad can it! Fast, can finish and header, can play on wing and strike, exactly what we need, and if he is too lightweight a few weeks in the gym will aid that.
    But we may not even be after him so meh :/

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  • Solaidback

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #21

    When will some fans get over the fact that we as a club are not signing ‘trophy’ players anymore, we try to get value for money & won’t be held to ransom by the selling club, players or their sumbag agents for stupid amounts.. I’m 100% behind Ashley on this & hope soon that the governing body of football puts a ban on players have mutilpal agents & that if the clusb agree a price, other clubs can’t hijack the deal for higher money, scumback the lot of them & its ruining our national sport imo 🙁

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #22

    lets get chris cohen, he has just scored for Forest against derby. better than shola i think

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  • chris_g

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #23

    “And with the shocking news earlier in the week that Newcastle may be after David Ngog of Bolton….”

    Ed, the David Ngog rumour was started by a uni student who was doing a research project where he was trying to find out how many people in the world were stupid enough to believe him. He only got two bites. One of them was Simon Jones of the Daily Mail. The other one was you 🙁

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #24

    santon>>>>>>>>>>>>maldini.

    Newcastle must be brilliant, more holidays than an unemployed

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #25

    mbiwa pls + i dont care about ngog’s goalscoring rate 4 goals in 13 games aint bad for someone meant for a creative striker in the team he’s in.
    and we definatly need (not hight as fardinand was only 5’8″) but someone who’s good with there head ! mbiwa i hope will do this but we need mid/strikers who are aswell ! i think we only have saylor who’s any good atm.

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Just to increase the pressure on today’s game:
    Reading have the worst away record in the country’s top 4 divisions, acquiring just 2 points.

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #27

    I think he’d be a good signing to supplement what we already have this season. Last thing we want is to have to rely on Shola Ameobi for goals. We can bring in Carroll in the summer.

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  • petey

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #28

    what is this? just pick a random name out of the hat full of french league players…..

    i hear llorente wants out and could be offered for cheap

    even Jovetic at the rate italians are starting selling players

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Rowan. Stats are often meaningless, especially from a different league. I just think he might give us the pace and creativity we are mostly lacking,

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Ed, iv got to disagree, i dont see much difference between N’gog and Gouffran! N’gog is a lot better than people on here give him credit for, he was regarded as the next supersstar when he was 18 in france! If he came as a 3rd striker it wouldnt be bad, he works very hard for the team! Never really been amazed by gouffran, hes like a slower obertan, hed cost about 8m and really isnt worth it but hes having a good season!

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  • jimiley

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Jonas to show his international class today. I reckon he will score a brace and set up another two. FOUR NIL to Toon. We always play better when Jonas is in the team. We are much more difficult to beat.

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  • jimiley

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #32

    If we bring Carroll in the summer we can give up all claims to being a football team. We should take up basketball as a more refined version of hoofball.

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #33

    Jonas to score? More chance Mike Ashley will score a free kick..

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #34

    See todays game on, had a feelin it would after twitter guru colin said itd be off last night! Bit nervy coz when we played them away it was demba ba who they couldnt handle, saying that they concede alot so could be a good day to get cisse back firing

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  • robin

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #35

    After reading Pardews description of Lambias being ruthless it seems to back Redknapps assessment of him as a rude obnoxious character that puts players and their representatives off joining the club! Now we are starting to build a clear picture of why they are failing in the transfer market,they have no class. Ashley knows the price of everything but the value of nothing, un-like the supporters!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #36

    Jimily, it would depend on how Carroll was played, and who with. If he played as the target man in a 433, rotated with cisse, then that would be ok. 442, then you’d be right about long ball cr@p. I don’t think we’re getting carroll back anyway.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #37

    @30

    hehehe i love the fact of being positive but jonas scoring a brace i think is impossible for a start he never gets over the 3/4 mark and when he does he hits the ground like a sack of tat’s i’ll go 3-1 to the toon cabaye and marv to score them.

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #38

    Dont get this hoofball tag, in the last 7/8 games weve really only played on the deck asides from krul and willo! Think weve played some decent stuff against arsenal for 70 mins, man utd for all the mins, wigan etc, we were poor against norwich but we shut them down defensively and its a hard place to go

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  • jimiley

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #39

    Robin
    You are right. They haggle over everything and try to get transfers and wages on the cheap. They wind prospective players up. In the end, we are left with the rubbish nobody else wants. Pardew call it aggressive negotiating. But its really boorish incompetence.

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  • geordie157

    Jan 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Is Saylor in the squad?

    If so i can’t decide between a 4411, 442 or a 4231 formation

    We dont seem to have players that fit a 433 at the moment. So i’ve gone for this 4411 think Debuchy could help Jonas find some form again, Anita and Jonas can swap wings if need be. Fergs possibly is a shout, Obertan after two shocking displays should not be starting.

    Krul
    Debuchy Saylor Colo Santon
    Jonas Cabaye Perch Anita
    Marveaux
    Cisse

    i’m not even sure thats good enough to beat Reading!! We lack a quality cb and st as we all know, but we lack a quality winger too!!

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