Potential Good News On Newcastle Striker Target


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains Newcastle’s number one striker target in the summer, although Arsenal, PSG and Inter-Milan are also said to be interested in the Gabon striker, and according to reports earlier this week, the Italian club just had a £8.5M bid for the St. Etienne striker turned down.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – wants regular first team football

But the potential good news for Newcastle today is that the striker wants to play regular first team football, wherever he goes this summer, and has prioritized regular playing time over a move to a really big club, where he may not play as much.

His agent is Oscar Damiani, and he had this to say in France Football today:

“Paris are following him, but we don’t know who will be the coach there next season.” “There are also a lot of forwards in their squad. If it is important for him to leave, it is more important for him to play.”

“We have not yet decided if it would be better for him to join an intermediate club or join a big club immediately.”

Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr has been following Aubameyang for some time now, although he was second choice behind Loic Remy in January, but the French International went for the big wages at QPR, rather than joining a great club like Newcastle United – silly lad.

Aubameyang has had a great season in France, scoring an impressive 17 goals in just 29 games for third placed St. Etienne, and we are hoping that Newcastle may be able to tie up a deal for the Gabon International, even before the end of this season.

We failed in our last two attempts to get our number one striker target to Newcastle, missing out on Luuk de Jong last summer, and then Loic Remy in January, so we want to ensure we get Aubameyang on board this summer as a replacement for Demba Ba, and the fact that he wants regular first team football has to be an advantage to Newcastle.

What do you think?

Note:  For those attending tonight’s game (and Sunday too) please bring your scarves to the the game, as there is an effort to recreate the atmosphere at Alan Shearer’s testimonial, and hopefully inspire our lads to two famous wins.

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20 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 11, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Would love to get this guy. Seems to be extremely highly rated.

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  • Graeme

    Apr 11, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Would be very happy to have him on board, looks a very useful investment and gets some great reviews from some of the bods on here!!

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  • Spoof

    Apr 11, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m nearly sure that Sissoko was saying the same before he joined us, first team football is more important than a big name club, Sakho has already said exactly that, which is why he will leave in the PSG in the summer, it would be great to get both, but how many clubs will be thinking the same ?

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Wow this has come out of the blue – he seems to be promising. Maybe we should abbreviate him as PEA so we dont have to type out that awfully long name of his? On econd thoughts maybe not, I doubt we will hear about him ever again.

    Ever.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 11, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Spoof…I’m sure other clubs will be thinking the same, but the players themselves may well look at the type and amount of players joining us and take a view on it.

    Tsunki..PEA…what a great idea. Surprised no one else has come up with that one before.

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  • MykToonFan

    Apr 11, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Arsenal can also offer him first-team football…

    As well as European football next season – probably the Champions League.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Would be happy for us to be that “Intermediate” club lets face it at the moment that is what we are for these French players we are their gateway to the land of the premiership and I am happy with that as long as they give it 100% while playing for us

    Actually think we have a better chance of signing him over Inter and Fiorentina with us having the French contingent and plus he has said he wants to play in the premier league before (Also think he said he supported Man Utd but dont quote me on that!!)

    Imagine a front 4 of PEA, Cisse, Arfa and Marveux?!?

    With Cabaye and Sissoko behind them and Santon/Haidara/Debuchy rampaging up and down the flanks?

    That could potentially be our best attacking team we have had in the last 20 years if it clicked

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Glad Ba hasn’t said anything bad about Newcaslte and recently Ba said to Gardener he got booked on purpose because he is afraid of Newcaslte. Haha I really liked him playing in colours. Miss the man. So Unfortunate him and Cisse couldn’t or wouldn’t form the deadly striking partnership we thought they would.

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Congrat @YCabayeofficiel and my old boys for their important win aswel.
    Beat the mackens next week end !
    😉

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  • Spoof

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Indeed they will Ibiza, the only problem is, if we keep on signing this type of player, then we would become one of the clubs that the likes of PEA and Sakho may avoid in order to get first team football, but that wouldn’t be a problem would it, why do I feel like I am digging myself into a hole ?
    Anyway lets hope we get them !

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Have I missed the mackem visitor? Awww. I thought he would wait until after tonights game to start the verbals though, poor timing even by mackem standards. Although Cattermoles tackles ….. anyhooo – I was looking forward to some sensible if banter-strewn exchanges with the likes of daffy. Interesting to get the vibe from the dark half I think. Even with PDC (wow I invented another abbreviation I am sooooo good) I think it will not help them from being crushed this sunday.

    I have a feeling Pards will sit this one out for most of the game with a flat back 8 and try to steamroller goals in the last 15 minutes, which of course will not work as we will be knackered by then. PDC slates his team for lack of fitness and training work, I would say we are virtually the same, we all look done by 60 minutes. Might be the reason for the injuries too, strangely. Fit players like Cisse, Jonas and up until recently Santon have been injury-free.

    Anyways I hope we sit back for 15 minutes to get their measure then hammer the hell out of them to get at least 2 goals. Keep the ball in the middle when done to stop them breaking on us and thats it. Easy pea..oh I did that already didnt I?

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Spoof – yeah you are mate ha ha because some other bottom-feeder team like Wigan or loads of others would be OUR feeder team which would also be ok. 🙂

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  • croftus5678

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #13

    i would love to see this lad here as he can become a real star and a better player than demba ba for us.

    would love to see amido balde also as he’s a fairly undiscovered talent that not many prem teams are aware of and at 3mil has just what we need.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #14

    You are all taking so long to post I can only assume that its because –

    1/ You are still reading through my post and digesting its infinite wisdom

    2/ Same but laughing scornfully

    3/ Same but then logged off.

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  • toontillidie

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #15

    will believe it when i see him at benton holding up a toon shirt i really cant see it happening but the thought of it makes me feel better

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  • Rozzy

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #16

    @Ed
    any chance of doing a new poll. who would you rather newcastle win againt, Benfica (qualify) or 5under1and

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Tsunki…Sorry, just playing hard to get.

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  • Spoof

    Apr 11, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #18

    croftus, I could be wrong, but is he not that really tall lad who plays for some Portugese side, if thats him then would AC not be a better bet as we know he can do it in the prem, I don’t particularly want AC back, but if we are going for a tall striker then its probably better to go for the one you know rather than the one you don’t

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 11, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Carrol hell no, PEA hell yes

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  • Bawbagstu

    Apr 11, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Love to see us sign PEA he looks a quality player, hopefully not a mercenary like Remy (who by the way still looks lioke a hell of a player just shows Carr knows what he is looking for ) another quality striker will really help us push on up the league again next season i reckon and hopefully campbell will start to come through off the bench and pitch in with some goals also

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