Newcastle Bid For Striker Turned Down – Now What?


We had reported earlier today that Newcastle had put in a €10.5M bid (£8.6M) for St. Etiienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and there is news the French club have quickly rejected the bid.   The 23-year-old Gabon international attracted interest from Newcastle some weeks ago, although Loic Remy was our number one target – but it does seem that Mike Ashley is trying to get another striker into the club before the transfer window closes next Thursday.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – while on loan at Lille

A St. Eitenne club statement read as follows:

“Following the rumors that have appeared in the media linking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a move to Newcastle, AS Saint-Etienne wish to make clear that the player, his agent and the club have collectively agreed to refuse all offers made thus far.”

Those last two words are significant – so the club may be looking for Newcastle to put in an increased bid for the striker, and certainly if Newcastle can get the lad in before next Thursday that would be good – and he can help ensure we avoid relegation, which is job one through the rest of this season.

Pierre will also get some experience playing for Newcastle over the next four months,  and our squad will be in great shape come pre-season.

Newcastle have also been interested in Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel – and he would be a fantastic signing – so whether Newcastle will test the Portugal’s revolve before next Thursday is a good question.

But we’d still like to see a fourth striker come into the Newcastle squad before the transfer window runs out.

And Alan Pardew has said today he would love to sign a striker from Gateshead – but that there’s nobody good enough – and that seems a reference to 27 year-old Gateshead-born Danny Graham, who is available from Swansea.

Newcastle have already brought in Frecnhmen Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara and Moussa Sissoko this month, in one of the best transfer windows for Newcastle for a long time – and in January too – which is a very difficult transfer window to get good players through the door.

But where there’s a will there’s a way – and certainly Mike Ashley and company (Derek LLambias,  Secretary Lee Charnley, and Chief Scout Graham Carr) have done very well this month in giving Alan Pardew the players he needs to fight off relegation and climb that league table through the end of the season.

Howay The Lads!!

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93 comments so far

  • Jayden

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #1

    I reckon there’s a 50% chance Mapou will start – him or Saylor, Willo’s finished here imho ( h=hopeful 😉 ). Sissoko; I can see him getting a run out around 70mins in, but not a starter.

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  • roe997

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Personly i would take pea over rvw. Both are great strikers. I would also look at zarate, apparently he wants to leave italy

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #3

    “It helped get other signings across the line this summer that we have been able to attract people like John O’Shea and Wes Brown, who have 750 games between them at Manchester United,” said Bruce.

    “It’s not just their ability, it’s their attitude and winning mentality that rubs off on everyone. I don’t think that, three or four years ago, we could have got people like that to come here.”

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  • toonLYF

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Absolutely no reason why M’biwa, Sissoko and Gouffran shouldn’t start imo. Saylor won’t be 100%, and Williamson needs a break. Sissoko and Gouffran are fully match fit and in form, and i’d like to think they both have the quality to slot straight in. I know Sissoko does for certain – it will be interesting to see how Yoan does.

    —————–Krul——————

    Debuchy—M’biwa-Coloccini—Santon

    —————–Anita——————

    ———–Cabaye—Sissoko———–

    Gouffran———Cisse——–Marveaux

    Elliot
    Taylor
    Haidara
    Perch
    Jonas
    Obertan
    Shola

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #5

    now..if we dont have a really quality back up..IF our back up is 10 mio rated RvW, we should just wait till summer..

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  • alanrichie

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #6
  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Hahahah QPR 2-0 down to Milton Keynes 🙂

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  • roe997

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Haha mk dons 2 nil up. on welly face floppy chops

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #9

    QPR 2-0 Down! 🙂

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  • Nick 69

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #10

    why are so many people against signing RvW? He’s better than what we already have, including Cisse.

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  • sachin toondulkar

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Goose bumps…exciting time to be a NEWcastle united fan

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  • Jayden

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #12

    I would love the Wolf at the Toon, but I wouldn’t pay anything over £7.5m for him.

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  • roe997

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #13

    I think rvw is the class of striker we should definatly be aiming for.i just think pea edges it with his style and ability with ellectric pace.also av heard he has a addictive personality and lively caracter which would bring a new dimention to the dressing room.the lad ouses confidence, which i know can go bad if that confidence turns to arrogance

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Sordell may be a good shout

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Sorry to disappoint you’s but Pardew has said they all won’t start due to fitness. Don’t shoot the messenger.

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  • toonfield

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #16

    Whether we bring in pea or rvw. Cisse is still my number 1 choice unless these lads can play alongside. Cisse just needs a goal to get his confidence back. Once he starts scoring i think he will be banging them in for fun. Watch out villa

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  • donkeypunch

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #17

    rvw ive watched his videos and nothink stands out about him looks way to lightweight for the prem rather get a loan striker in till end of the sesaon someone like arshavin or bent with prem experince. then go for a player at end of season like gomis on a free he looks like a mini version of drogba leads the line very well and if mike ashly still want splash the cash get PEA aswell

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  • Jayden

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #18

    All won’t or won’t all ?

    Nothing to stop a couple popping on later tho? 😉

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #19

    @Jayden
    Ha I’m guessing the latter, ty.
    Yeah, just as long as Guitterez and Shola don’t both play 90 mins.

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  • toonfield

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Donkeypunch – i think gomis would be a good shout purely on value with his contract running low.
    I wouldnt want arshavin or bent anywhere near our club though

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  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #22

    ——————————–Krul——————

    —————Taylor—M’biwa-Coloccini———————————
    ———–Cabaye—Sissoko——–Anita— Jonas————

    Gouffran————Obertan——–Marveaux————

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  • toonLYF

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #23

    i’d be happy with Sordell like.

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  • true toon

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Jonathon walters?

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  • beefman13

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Pardew is already sending signals about how the new boys are not fit enough????? well Alan the other players are simply not good enough, you will no doubt have your boyfriend, jonas starting, i would also guess he would play shola, you see he already has an excuse with the fitness levels patter, he grates the hell out of me.

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  • BigKirky

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Pardew could still play them regardless of what he said about fitness. He’s done it before, so the other team get set for a different side from us and he springs a surprise with some of the new lads in. Can’t see them being massively off the pace. He played Debuchy straight away as well.

    He should play them then he can always bring ’em off if they’re tiring later.

    Shola or Jonas in wing positions is nothing short of unproductive and pointless, so Gouffran has got to be in.

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  • donkeypunch

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #27

    i think with arshavin thou could be a great loan deal as he in final year of his contract and will want to put himself in the shop window for his next move even if we used him last 30 minites of a game would still be worth it and bent im not the biggest fan but his goal record speakes for itself none of them would be in my first 11 side but just good players to come of the bench and make an impact

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  • Nick 69

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #28

    toonfield – people have been saying all season ‘Cisse just needs a goal to get his confidence back’………HE HAS SCORED THAT GOAL, on several occasions, and his confidence has never came back. He cant keep onside, which is not good enough, and his finishing has been pretty poor, hits it straight at the keeper far too often. We cant afford to carry ANYONE at the minute, anyone who isnt doing there job shouldn’t start

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  • toonfield

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Qpr 0 – 3 mk dons

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  • Phoenix

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #30

    New signings might be suffering from jet lag after all its a long flight from France lol

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #31

    I hope Remy is watching the QPR game 🙂

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #32

    lyf

    we’d love to see that team but with our special manager wouldn’t be surprised if shola, jonas and willo all start.
    at least it’s great not having to see simmo any more.

    it’s funny I’m greedy now and want the Pea and Thauvin!!!

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  • nick_9

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Qpr 4:0 down now?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #34

    Hahaha QPR 4-0 down :). One of the most embarrassing results of the season, well done Redknapp aka clayface 😉

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #35

    Beef where are these comments about the new lads not being fit enough coming from?

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  • toonfield

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Nick – there arent many players doing there job properly at the minute. We wouldnt be in the position we are in i f everyone was.
    I do agree though we cant aford to have people in the team who dont do their job properly. We will soon see who is up for the challenge and whoever isnt should be shipped out in the summer. I still think cisse will start tuesday and will start scoring again.

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  • rainrix

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Any links to these pardew comments about our players not being fit?

    Well pards said ben arfa wasnt fit enough to start against spurs and he did. Come on guys all of the incomings were regulars and theres been 5 days to prepare. Of course they’ll be fit. Pards is just playing silly mind games

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #38

    For those thinking the new players won’t start Pardew is known for playing mind games like saying Ben Arfa wasn’t going to be fit a few months ago and then bam he is in the starting line up. The less Villa know about our line up the better.

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  • belgrade fan

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #39

    Matri?? could be cheap, Juve s just landed Lorrente. very good player.

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #40

    rainrix, I think it`s just Beefy being miserable, can`t see any comments about the fitness of new players at all from Pardew just that HBA is still 2 weeeks away

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