Spurs Challenge Newcastle For Dutch Striker


News in Metro today that Tottenham Hotspur are ready to challenge Newcastle for Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, but Newcastle have also bid over the last day or so for Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony (£12M) –  the Ivory Coast International, and St. Etienne turned down a €10.5M bid (£8.6M) for their 23 year-old striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang only yesterday.

Sporting CP's Dutch forward Ricky van Wo

Ricky van Wolfswinkel – Newcastle interested

So Ricky van Wolfswinkel isn’t the only top striker on Newcastle’s radar screen during the last four days of this January transfer window – and it’s the lad’s 24th birthday today – so happy birthday Ricky.

The player’s agent Louis Laros has already talked about Newcastle’s interest in his player, and apparently Norwich City and Chris Hughton are also interested in the Dutch International.

This what Laros has said:

‘I know Newcastle are interested.’ ‘I will not mention clubs because it is a private matter, (so why mention Newcastle?), but I can say that in England there is great interest in Ricky.’

We’re not sure there’s any new news in this report in the Metro – but Sporting Lisbon would be more than willing to accept a decent cash bid from say Newcastle – because they are in need of some cool cash – like a number of other European football clubs thee days.

The advantage Newcastle have over other clubs in the transfer market is they pay the full transfer fee up front in cool cash – unlike the vast majority of English clubs – who don’t even have the money to buy players – so they pay the transfer fee over a number years (they pay for it with future earnings is another way to look at it) – just like Newcastle used to do under Freddy Shepherd.

The value Lisbon put on the player is around £10M – and that seems a decent price for a player who Newcastle could bring in over the next four days.

Newcastle have already bid around that amount for both Bony and Aubameyang, so it seems like Mike Ashley could be looking for the best deal among those three strikers.

It’s very likely we’ll end up with one of those strikers at Newcastle before Friday – and either  one of them would be a good (great?) acquisition for Newcastle this month – wouldn’t they?

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318 comments so far

  • JAMSHA

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Chris Hughton confirmed his
    interest in Ricky van Wolfswinkel after
    Norwich City’s shock FA Cup defeat by
    Luton Town, but the Sporting Lisbon
    striker could prove expensive. According to
    the Sunday Mirror, Sporting want
    £12million for Van Wolfswinkel after
    rejecting Norwich’s initial offer of £8m.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Not on my watch, come to the Toon Ricky, we have that continental flair like no other! 🙂

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  • Mat Thai NUFC

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #3

    This guy would love feeding off Ben Arfa, Cabs and Sissoko in behind defences. One guy i feel for after our recruitment drive is young Bigi. He has done himself proud considering his age and previous experience but will now spend the rest of the season playing reserve football i guess. Hope he gets to play in the EL KO stage as he played a huge part in us getting there..

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Ian Toon …reply from previous post on Tiotes performance
    Ian toon
    I seen the game,he was lucky as he had a badly timed tackle on an opposition player but otherwise nothing special.
    He lay very deep and took the ball from defence as usual,payed some good passes,but stayed very deep and was seldom far up the field.
    Sometimes it seemed as if he slowed down their opportunities of counter attacks with his defensive minded play,much the same as he does here.
    But he sure looked like a beast and very little got through him.
    They had a tall,skinny young lad up front that looked very good with nice flick ons and quick.Dont know what his name was now

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Think he’s a more realistic target than bonu or pea doubt he’d cost as much as being touted and we’ve been tracking him for a couple of years now
    Didnt PEA say he was in contact with bith manc clubs over a summer move?
    Anyone else want to see us bring in colo’s replacement now? He’s gone in the summer and would help us if we could rotate a back line with some class players and start bedding in our future CB pairing

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #6

    Spread

    Morning mate

    Ref your rant yesterday that I was stating facts about a striker in for Chelsea. Think you mis understood. I was stating a fact that Demba ba needs replacing as a priority and in my opinion a striker will be in ready for Chelsea and not for villa. It’s was an opinion not fact mate. Thought I would square that one up mate

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Bony has an incredible goals to game ratio but would also disappear for ACON duty along with Cisse.

    A dutch striker makes much more sense as we are heavy on the frenchmen and along with Krul and Anita would help to balance things out.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #8

    Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Wilfried Bony, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang perm any one from three.

    If we got any one from the three would top off an excellent transfer window.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #9

    if cisse can not score and stay onside with this much creativity in the team now ^^

    so many different line ups we can pick now and i’m changing my opinions on what would be the best striker to have to compliment cisse and gouffran now and maybe it is bony with his strength as the other 2 are not as solid and ameobi just wants the boot now.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #10

    Lee Ryder saying we have not made a bid for Bony. TBH, i haven’t seen much of Bony, Aubamayang or RVW. Judging by the reports i have seen RVP seem’s the most possible of the three. TBH, i will not be disappointed if a striker does not come in. I am very happy with what we have and Ashley has really surprised me big time.

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  • chris_g

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Ed says:
    “….but Newcastle have also bid over the last day or so for Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony (£12M) – the Ivory Coast International”

    but Lee Ryder says:

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder
    From what I understand there has been no bid for Wilfried Bony of Vitesse Arnhem #nufc

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #12

    Proud
    No worries mate, I think I read your posts at 2am so I was probably a little short! 🙁

    I think though if it is your opinion its sometimes to just as easy to put in “IMO”, cos’ the post came across as if you were stating something as a fact even though that may not have been your intention that’s all! Anyway no hard feelings, I enjoy reading your posts 🙂

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Is he rapid? We need someone rapid upfront to compliment Cisse who can also play out wide

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #14

    As bony is ivorian he would be away for ages along with tiote as they are one of the best teams.

    Having two top african strikers is a bad move in my opinion and should be avoided at all costs.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #15

    on the upside i heard theres a young 18yo called cambell we could get for nothing at a club called newcastle (maybe worth a punt 🙂 )

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #16

    Chris_g
    Oh wow we all know how reliable lee ryder is…..

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #17

    These striker rumours are very speculative too. No solid quotes. For all we know our business could be over, Gouffran has some pedigree and compliments cisse perfectly.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #18

    @17

    and gouffrans fast

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  • daztoon

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Wow have to agree with spuggy on this one one

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #20

    If Colo wants out in the summer, where will he go?

    Is San Lorenzo the only option or will he play for another Argentinian club?

    We want a fee for him no matter what.
    He should put in a transfer request too.

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #21

    I think our business is done. I would love to stand corrected and see us get another top striker but if it is it’s been one of the best windows ever.

    Every position is under threat now, apart from Cabaye and HBA who are guarenteed starters.

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  • Mat Thai NUFC

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #22

    Pardew did say something along the lines of “we are happy with the business we have done” which could simply mean so far or that we have finished for this window. Ideally another attacker (Striker or winger) and it would be the perfect window

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  • beefman13

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #23

    Its hottin up with time runnin out for us to get our direct replacement for BA, of course i gave a preferance for wilfried!!!! My bony lad!

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  • daztoon

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #24

    If we are after a striker and are willing to pay in excess of around 10 million I think Shane Long would be worth a punt has now proved he is good enough for the prem

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  • irishmagpie95

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #25

    I don’t know a lot about the a lot about the strikers we’ve been linked with PEA, RVW or Bony but from what everyone is saying they’ll offer us a foil for Cisse which would be class!

    Pardew in the interview about Zaha, mentions not making knee jerk reactions and buying for the future not the next 6 months, think he means Odemwingie
    http://www.football365.com/premier-league/8446027/-

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #26

    Who ever that can and will play out wide as an inside forward in a 4-4-3 gets my vote! 😀

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #27

    Mail saying we’re going for Bony.
    They sometimes get our transfers right.

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  • one Tony Green

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #28

    If Col has sent this letter he s a disgrace. Obviously his family are only important if he can leave for free.
    Jesus if you want to leave the armed forces before your contract is up you have to buy yourself out.

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #29

    jesp 443 is my preferred formation as well, shame we can only play 10 outfield players

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #30

    ……………………………Krul……………………..

    Debuchy…..Mbiwa………Collo…..Santon

    …………………..Cabaye……Tiote…………….

    HBA…………………..Sissoko………..Goufrann

    ……………………………Cisse……………………

    Not a bad full strength team imo. No Anita, Marveaux,Jonas,Obertan,R.Taylor,Bigi,Shola,Perch,
    Williamson,Simmo OR our new boy Hiedera. We really do have strength in depth now. Looking good lads.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #31

    Proud
    Agree that we need another striker. My preference would be Siem De Jong which IMO I have a funny feeling that that may not be dead and buried. The reason why I say that is cos’ Siem has indicated that he will go to England of Germany in the summer. My question would be “why not now?”
    As for RVW not sure if he would have the same amount of time in the premiership, good first touch and control but is very much a striker and does not offer a great deal of width. Still think we may go back in for Florian Thauvin at the end of the window depending on who we get as a striker as Florian would be a great addition and could play out on the left.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #32

    Tequila…lol 🙂 I get what you’re saying mate

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  • toon smart

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #33

    If we look at the bids being made for a striker so far e.g. remy, RVW and PEA, Newcastle has not bid more than 11 million euros, so for me i can rule out the money suggested in the Bony bid.

    I think we could do with abit more creativity, so a LW/SS would be best like Dries Mertens, Nacer Chadli, Ryad Boudebouz or Tom Ince

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #34

    I think between gouffran, cisse, Ben arfa and cabaye we have enough goals to stay up.

    Ideally another striker in and a winger also.

    But we have had a great window so far.

    Gouffran’s pace will stretch teams which creates more room for Ben arfa and cabaye as well as cisse.

    If they all settle we have a great chance to climb the table to a solid mid table position

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #35

    Joking aside mate, I would like a forward who can play wide left.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #36

    Anyone
    Read odemwingies meltdown? He reckons we were in for him last jan
    Bullet well and truly dodged!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #37

    lee ryder – waste of space
    mick lowes bbc radio newcastle seems to have his figer on the pulse
    as he said two weeks ago that the toon would get at least four players in.
    see what he has to say tomorrow on radio newcastle

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #38

    If Fernabahce miss out on Younes Belhander I wouldn’t mind, in fact I’d love it if NUFC putting in a cheaky little bid. This is the lad we’re missing IMO and is exactly like HBA on the left and has got bags and bags of tricks!

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #39

    Don’t forget sissoko has goals in him, scores 5-6 a season which is as good as Cabaye’s return.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 27, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #40

    my team

    ———————–krul————————
    -debuchy—mbiwa–collo——-santon–
    ———————anita————————
    ————–cabaye—marv——————
    ——arfa———–cisse—-gouff———–

    but…..hold on i left out tiote/sissoko….ah bugger too many good players now but i would def stick with the back 4 and the front 3 🙂
    maybe start with tiote in place of anita untill he gets his gamely booking and sissoko in place of marv and bring marv on to brighten things up as the supersub.

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