One of the reasons Newcastle United are in trouble right now, is because we did not replace Demba Ba in January, and we doubt if Newcastle would be in the same position now, if Ba had stayed at Newcastle or Loic Remy had agreed to come to Newcastle rather than join QPR.
Brown Ideye – 24 year-old Dynamo Kiev forward
And there is news today that Newcastle may be interested in Nigeria’s 24 year-old striker Brown Ideye, but of course Newcastle will not get any of these players to Newcastle if we are relegated – and the club has also lost some credibility – becausse we are in a relegation dog fight over the last three games of the season – which is to us is just amazing.
Brown Ideye plays for Ukraine side Dynamo Kiev, and the 5’11” forward has scored 20 goals in 37 games for Kiev this season, and he joined them in 2011 from French side Sochaux.
The news is in the Newcastle Journal, and they have been talking to his agent Hootan Ahmadi, so we should take whatever he says with a pinch of salt.
This is what Ahmadi told the local paper:
“There has been a lot of interest from English clubs, but Newcastle would be Brown’s preferred choice for a number of reasons.” “They have a good fan-base and play an attacking style of football. “
“He has good knowledge of the club and of the Premier League. Brown would love to test himself at that level.” “He would like to move to England and we will look at all our options in the summer.”
It seems that the agent is trying to set up his player for a summer move to the Premier League, and the player still has two years left on his contract, but the lad wants to try his luck in the Premier League.
And Ahmadi is right that Newcastle’s fame is created by the fantastic supporters, who have an average attendance of over 50,000 at St. James’ Park this season, but have been let down massively by the manager and players in the last two home games, which have put ourtPremier League status is doubt.
Ideye had an excellent African Cup of Nations in January which saw his country win the trophy, and that, along with his good goal goal-scoring ability has several Premier League clubs interested in the player.
He moved to Sochaux in 2010 and played 39 times with 17 goals in France (did Graham Carr miss him?), before joining Dynamo Kiev for £7M two years ago, and he’s played 75 times for the Ukraine side with 34 goals.
Maybe he would cost in the region of £10M if Newcastle are really interested in the forward.
We’d feel a lot more comfortable reporting about this, if we had secured our stay in the Premier League for next season – but we haven’t.
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