Aston Villa Forward A Newcastle Target This Summer


News in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today that Newcastle maintain an interest in Aston Villa’s Austrian International forward Andreas Weimann, and he seems a real target in the summer.

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Andreas Weimann – Newcastle target

Andreas’ contract at Villa, whom he joined as a 14 year-old in 2006 and came through the famous Aston Villa Youth Academy, runs out in fourteen months time, and it’s not clear what kind of offer he’ll get from Villa.

The American owner Randy Lerner is trying to cut the wage bill and the overall costs at the club, which is one reason they are in a bit of trouble this season,.

And Lerner brought in  no new players during January, unlike Newcastle’s Mike Ashley, who sanctioned five new Frenchman to come in to help us esxape  relegation, so manager Paul Lambert has had to battle on using the youngsters he has at the club.

The 21 year-old forward  fits almost perfectly the profile of players Mike Ashley wants at the club – young players who are not expensive and can improve on Tyneside.

And the good news is the Evening Chronicle is reporting the lad is keen to join Newcastle, so we hope that’s the case.

Andreas is on a fairly modest wage of £15K/week and his contract runs out a year come June, so Newcastle could certainly make a decent offer to Villa for his services this summer, which could well happen since it seems the player is now a real target.

Weimann can play out wide, or as an out-and-out striker, and he’s scored 11 goals in 34 appearances for the club this season.

And if it’s one thing we are short of these days it’s players who can score goals, and that’s especially true since Demba Ba left us early in January.

The 5’11″ Austrian International has now played 51 times for Aston Villa with 13 goals and we’ll see if Newcastle make a bid for the player.

He could come very cheap if Villa are relegated – but we think Wigan will take the drop – unless they start winning games very soon.

Andreas Weimann looks a good player to us – what do you think?

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138 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Great, this lad really does show our ambition, who’s next Neil Redfearn, Dean Windass.

    Sack Pardew NOW. Hes taking us down. Put Carver and Stone in charge, we may show some intent on attacking a side.

    Just waiting for Pardews press conference explaining how it will be tough and how we wont have too much possession etc. etc. etc. The mans a tube.

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Who cares if Suarez is playing… we’re not some desperate team in some relegation battle hoping that the oppositions best players are banned…. oh…wait…

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Was kinda hoping you meant Benteke Ed! 🙁

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #4

    NXT POST PLZ

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  • Rainrix

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Hmmm i’d rather go for benteke but weimann isn’t too bad a player as long as he’s more along the lines of a backup striker/shola replacement. Plus cheap.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Check,
    Why does the tight fisted and ambition killer Mike Ashley seem to be immune from your rants .

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Really not a huge fan of this lad, a lot of his finishing this season looks more through clumsiness than ability!
    Think there’s a big difference between a good player or just a player having a good season alongside one of the best CF’s in the league

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  • Phatoon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #8

    Don’t know why everyone seems so upset about the idea of Weimann. I think he’d be a great addition to the squad.

    Can play anywhere up front (but mainly plays RW). Has good movement, is direct, scores goals and gets assists.

    Is only 21 and will count as homegrown for next season. Will also not cost a lot.

    I would obviously love Benteke, but chances are, someone bigger will buy him.

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  • martoon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Check, as usual, an over the top reaction – Weimann is quite a decent player with premiership experience – I think most on here would agree.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Pro Pardew – Weimann is a good player, type of player we should aim for.
    Anti Pardew – Weimann is not good enough for nufc, we should aim higher.
    Fence Sitters – I’m not sure on this topic, ill keep out of it by saying he looks good and bad and that I trust the club but I don’t.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Only seen a bit of this lad tbh, looks okay and is young so room to improve.

    Fits in with the policy etc, so maybe.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #12

    Love you Ed but enough with the ads already and having to re -register my password every time!!

    Jail

    No Ashley doesn’t warrant being immune from criticism any more. He made some populist moves appointing Shearer and KK which backfired and being advised by a non-footballing entity like Llambias to give his gambling mate a job has hardly helped.

    It’s painful seeing someone like Pardew so in denial on every level. Hopefully he’s in the death throes now before Ash puts him out of his misery.

    Imagine going in to the summer with a brand new coach, new fitness gurus etc and a whole new broom with a reasonable budget to spend. A whole root and branch approach to all our perennial failings.

    Instead it will be more dour, defensive, negative and hoof ball Pardew to continue with Carrol back to mask his total failings as a technical coach and for that I am totally peed off at Ashley for letting it happen.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #13

    Beattie…Perfect timing aye? 🙂

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  • ajcrawfs

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #14

    Awesome player, far better than some posters are giving him credit for.

    loads of energy and pretty much just what you need to change a game. Underrated IMHO

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  • Phatoon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #15

    TADS

    I’ve just some of goals (this season) on that there youtube, none of them looked clumsy.

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  • Phatoon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #16

    just *watched!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #17

    weiman is your typical pardew player. enough said

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Ibiza

    I’m glad we rehearsed this as the timing was immaculate.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #19

    We could probably get Remy for a similar price so no thank you

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #20

    Beattie…Not that our late night dungeon and dragons meetings would be a complete waste, but nice to see this work out.

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  • blew

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #21

    What has happened to our up and coming stars in his age group ?
    We cant improve our own youngsters.
    Time for staff overhaul in Summer

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  • Phatoon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #22

    Rotonda, what’s a “typical Pardew player”?

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #23

    Funk taking Villa Rejects… Screw them… Get REMY for th3e same price and also it is interesting that you all near said – Good SQUAD player… we need 1st teamers in the summer… players who are going to improve our squad are the ones we are playing as 1st team now.. .

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  • ichrisho

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #24

    Phatoon – “Anyone he can get”

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #25

    ichrisho…Where did that quote come from? 🙂

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  • TorqToon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #26

    Lads how are you not rating Weiman?? He is class. And if we can get him at the right price, he will do well!

    How good was Ledandowski last night!?! Something special that lad.

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  • Phatoon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #27

    ichrisho

    He’s not a Villa reject, he hasn’t agreed to their new deal. So they want him, he only has 1 year left on his contract, so I can’t see him costing anything like the cost of Remy (even with Remy’s possible release clauses).

    Think he would be a great signing.

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  • Rainrix

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #28

    ichrisho… To be fair we do need players to fill out our squad as well. Even with the january signings i’d say we still have a small squad and a lot of deadwood. Weimann would be an improvement on say ameobi a good backup player. I think everyone knows we still need a ba replacement i.e PEA. Considering if villa got relegated he wouldn’t cost much i say why not. In terms of 1st teamers i dont think we need much more than a striker a couple of wingers and a colo replacement. After that i say go for strengthening the squad and make sure we have decent backup. One thing we haven’t had all season

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #29

    Shift in power from Spain to Germany?

    Lewandowski looks like one of the, if not, the best striker on the planet at the moment. Red hot.

    Dortmund was class in Madrid’s rout. But bayern Munich dismantling of Barcelona was quite a sight to behold.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #30

    Rotonda ,
    What do you mean anymore,when was he ever above it,ok he’s put 230M of his own money blah blah fuskin blah,he’s made continual fusk up since he got here culminating in four delegation battles in six years.

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  • Rainrix

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #31

    ilovetoon8788… I reckon its a return to european dominance for bayern. 2 finals in 2 years by the looks of things plus guardiola taking over exciting times for them. Dortmund on the otherhand im not so sure about. Half the world want their players and one of them has already gone. Of course that would leave them with a huge amount of cash to spend. If they spend it wisely they could become a real european force.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #32

    Problem is that Weimanm would be good back up. A decent player to push the first team and come off from the bench, providing depth and competition.

    Most of us realise though he wouldn’t be that at all. He’d be a chapter option to PEA/Remy and would be a Constance of the owners dreadful minimal investment policy. Price over quality.

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  • mumbaNi

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #33

    This would be a great signing and more within our price range. Young, versatile and has proven he can score in a struggling team – and will not require ridiculous wages. Yes I would like remy but this seems a lot more viable and he at least has EPL experience..
    I think people being negative are foolish – we have a wage cap and a budget so benteke at around 15million + or Remy with 80,000 wages are not going to fit into our structure.
    I for one want someone with experience of this league so we can hit the ground running next season

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #34

    Beattie…Have you read through this mornings comment at all? Any thoughts on my points raised about that .org article?

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #35

    Rainrix

    Trust me. Dortmund have a better youth set up than Bayern at the moment with more players coming through.

    Munich will buy big names at massive prices and Dortmund will promote youth and buy quality. I have a feeling that the predicted Munchen dominance is not as predictable as it seems.

    Dortmund in 2008 nearly want bankrupt and in the same year we got Ashley on board. Both teams changed their transfer policies and looked to the future.

    In the same space of time Dortmund have won 2 league titles, a domestic cup and are close yo the final of the champions league despite having a team that cost £30 million.

    Newcastle have had 5 managers, were relegated and are close to being relegated again.

    Dortmund have strived to be excellent on a small budget where as Newcastle have strived to balance the books at the cost of mediocrity.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza

    Who and the what now??

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #37

    Beattie…Someone posted an article last night from .org about Pardew excuses and how they had no real merit.

    I made some points on the article “no chance of Newcastle signing Kolo Toure” and was wondering if you had seen them and what your thoughts were…clearly you haven’t.

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  • Rainrix

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #38

    Beattie… Tbh i didn’t really know much about dortmunds youth setup so i left that point out. But if they can continue to produce players like gotze then well they could well become Europe’s next big thing. Especially as now they have a load of money to spend with gotze going. By the looks of things lewandowskis off as well and that wont be for a small sum.

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11899/8670648/Transfer-news-Robert-Lewandowski-agrees-Borussia-Dortmund-exit-says-agent

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Ibiza

    Ill be honest, I saw the previous articles and thought ‘I can’t be chuffed’.

    Steven Taylor cheerleading again, which is winding me up as much as Pardew, and Suarez might be playing when he obviously won’t be unless the FA eff it up again.

    So i came straight to this post.

    Anyway I’ll have a read now and disagree with you in 2 minutes.

    xxx

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  • lewisnufc

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Obertan out, Wiemann in. Take that anyday.

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