Newcastle Linked With Dutch International Striker


Newcastle were interested in Ricky van Wolfswinkel in the summer of 2010 after we had been promoted from the Championship, and when Ricky was still at FC Utrecht, but no firm bid was ever made for the 6’1″ striker, and he eventually joined Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2011 for €5.4M  (around £4.5M) on a five year deal.

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Ricky van Wolfswinkel – Newcastle again interested?

But today the Portuguese Daily A Bola is reporting that Newcastle are again interested in the striker, who turns 24 next Sunday.

Newcastle also have striker  Yoan Gouffran of Bordeaux in their sights, but it wouldn’t surprise us too much if Newcastle try to bring in two strikers this month – so that for once we have a full complement of four experienced striker on Tyneside, and we may even be able to avoid the dreaded drop.

Newcastle are in danger of being relegated for sure after the terrible loss to Reading, and that will lose the club a ton of money if we cannot remain in the Premier League, and Billionaire Mike Ashley is only too well aware of that – we know that. 😀

Ricky has just one cap for Holland, but he has 34 goals in 65 appearances for Sporting Lisbon and while at Utrecht in the Eredivisie,  he scored 36 goals in 69 appearances, so he knows there the goal  is.

But van Wolfswinkel could be too expensive as Sporting Lisbon rejected an €18M (£14.4M) offer from CSKA Moscow only last summer, however they are short of cash and perhaps a €10M offer from Newcastle could tempt them to sell in January.

Italian clubs Fiorentina and Napoli are also said to be interested in the striker, and he has been in excellent form ever since he joined the Portuguese club eighteen months ago.

Since he started his career at Vitesse  back in 2008, Ricky has made 183 total appearances and scored a good 83 goals.

Here’s hoping.

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359 comments so far

  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #1

    guys our current captain marvel has made it into the most feminine looking male footballing squad

    http://sotb.bluefields.com/featured/women-xi-%e2%80%93-the-most-feminine-looking-male-footballers/

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  • Hatem

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #2

    repost: Anyone else worried about Santon,
    We’re signing another left back around his age, and he’s constantly linked back to Italy. Could be good competition but what with Ashley in the club he may be looking to cash in. Shame if so he was really starting to come on in a Newcastle shirt.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #3

    TOO EXPENSIVE WONT HAPPEN

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  • G

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Cant see us going for Van Wolfswinkel either. Looks a decent player, although he also looks a bit lightweight.

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  • irish_mag

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #5

    We were linked with him in 96 years? Christ…

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #6

    @hatem when have we ever bought a player in.preparation for selling another under ashley?

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  • geordie157

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Never seen him play, he sounds a bit too similar to Cisse though. But at least we seem to be making progress on deals at last

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #8

    Really surprised no1s that excited by gouffran! He plays wide more than central and has a great goal return! As good as Remy over last few seasons! Hes very quick and likes the ball on the floor! Feel if ww were paying the 8-10m he would have cost a year ago people would be happier?? Dont let the pricetag fool you, hes a lot better player than shola, lovenkrands, ranger, best etc and his game is better suited to england than france

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed…2109 you say? hmm 😉

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  • Hatem

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Looks unlikely, wouldn’t mind him though, we defianately need a bit of pace to compliment Cisse, and not Obertan, God forbid.

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  • rainrix

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Hatem…. You have to remember santons played 90 minutes of every game in every competition so far this season. Thats really gonna start to eventually take its toll in terms of fatigue and injuries. Cover and potential imo. The player i’d worry about is fergie.

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  • nufc1984

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Ssn just had breaking news that musicals are underway for mbiwa and heidera. Happy days!! Lets hope they aren’t broken!!:-)

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #13

    So what your saying Ed is your expecting future interest? 😀

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #14

    year 2109 ^^ getting ahead of ourselves here arnt we 🙂

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  • geordie157

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Jay, totally agree bargain for 1mill, adds pace and skill to the squad, plus it adds competition to the squad and he won’t want massive wages.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #16

    They’re being presented in a musical? Well that’s different, but okay 🙂

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  • Hatem

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #17

    rainrix- Yeah and he’s been our best player imo. Maybe not the best defender, but better going forward than most of our midfield. With Ashley at the helm I can’t help but worry.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #18

    the hills are alive with the sound of music

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  • nufc1984

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #19

    I meant medicals. Stupid predictive text!:-)

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  • toonLYF

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #20

    that feminine footballers list is stupid! It’s just a list of footballers with longer hair than the norm. Not a feminine feature on the list. Probably compiled by some man who is either bald and depressed, or just believes every man with hair longer than a no guard is a homosexual.

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  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #21

    is the musical les miserables?????

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Or Or Or….There’s no need to make a song and dance out of it, just finish the medical already…

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #23

    hehehe

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Dont know anything about van wolfswinkel but if we buy him thats gotta be the name on the back of my shirt 🙂 think we need 2 centre halves rather than 2 strikers, im assuming colo’s off, imagine a back 4 of debuchy, rami, mbiwa and santon /haidara ….. Still not sold on haidara, looked dodgy when ive seen them but the fact carr rates him aswell as roma and west ham more than likely means hes got something ive missed

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #25

    LYF….Are you saying you’ve never woken up after a night on town to a girl that looked like that? No? Me neither….

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #26

    beinsport nufc to annouce triple signing of haidara mbwia n gouffran by thursday

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  • nufc1984

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #27

    I say it was predictive text but I’ve heard Ashley now wants to check the musical rhythm of every player he buys. Mbiwa and heidera are currently in a strictly tango pose!

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  • DokToon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #28

    like a kid on xmas eve…”look at all these presents… are we EVER gonna open them?”

    a few confirmed signings will make my daily trek to my local a tad more enjoyable…

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  • RooneyToons

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #29

    How is Gouffran like Guivarc’h ?? He’s French yeah
    Guivarch was a pure striker with bad pace and not great technique

    Gouffran is forward/winger with good pace and excellent technique.
    He doesn’t have to score to have a good game Guivarc’h was too slow for the premiership.

    As for Bony he’s been mentioned a lot on here and I think he’s exactly what we need he’s not slow by any means and is a beast. He’s so composed around the goal aswell and is amazingly good at dribbling for his size.

    Get him in

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  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #30

    @toonLYF, thought the same myself when it showed rene higuita with his manly moustache, just thought with collo being there was appropriate.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Would love this guy at the club but highly doubt it’ll happen

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  • bills-son

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #32

    Hatem – Santon is the most overrated player at NUFC.

    Great athlerte, good footballer … but a lousy full back. Going forward he looks good but 99% of the time his last pass or cross is poor + he constantly ends up miles out of position JUST AS HE WAS FOR READING’S FIRST GOAL.

    Santon’s first priority to the team is to defend – and in that department he is the weakest link in the back four. I’m not surprised at all that we are signing another LB.

    If any club offered anywhere near £10M I’d sell him.

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  • spudzzz

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #33

    quick turn around since earlier in the year
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/newcastle-united/nufc-news/2012/04/24/fabricio-coloccini-we-re-so-settled-in-newcastle-72703-30824834/

    collocini is settled and loves it here…wife loves it, kids play football locally and he feels one of ours now

    WHAT HAPPENED !!!!

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  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #34

    NUFCfans.co.uk ?@nufcfans
    According to @beinsport, #NUFC are about to sign Mbiwa, Haidara, and… Gouffran! They are likely to be unveiled on Thursday. #NUFC

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  • Hatem

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #35

    All this talk of pace, maybe we could go for Obafemi Martins????

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #36

    if he doesnt sign hows about Tinklewinkle

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #37

    while we are on signing frenzy id still like thauvin mirin n butland signed

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  • veto

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #39

    dejong dejong dejong , gimmie dejong from ajax please , crying out for a number 10 to supply pappis , id play barfa in this role also

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #40

    only kidding would love him too

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