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Top Nigerian Forward Wants Move To Newcastle

9:23 am, Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 27 Comments

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

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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27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rainrix // May 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Attacking football? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    A funny football agent thats a rarity. :)

  • 2 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // May 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    I don’t know about you lot, but I always believe what an agent says. Here we all thought we were defensive! At last, the truth!

  • 3 Guj NUFC // May 2, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Repost

    As for Saturday.
    Elloit, Simpson Coloccini Mbiwa Haidara, Anita Bigirimana, HBA Cabaye Gouffran, Cisse.

    Anita and Bigirimana played well together when they have started, it’s just a shame the players around them were piss poor (Europa losses, draws & F.A cup loss) I’m surprised I have dropped Sissoko as I’m a fan of him (IN HIS CORRECT POSITION).

  • 4 JAMSHA // May 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Rotonda heights

    didnt c dat :-P

  • 5 Lilongwe Geordie // May 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Santon,
    West Ham have played 1 central striker all season. I think you are misunderstanding the concept of having a player on someones toes. That isn’t to mark him. The centre half does that. The person on his toes tries to cut out balls into the body or feet, those of a lower trajectory. That means Colo IS free to mark Nolans runs from deep, and he has the intelligence to do this. Having 3 centre backs would leave Nolan with acres of space to run in, or to occupy the hole in front for any Carroll knock downs.

  • 6 Rotonda heights // May 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    rainrix

    You nicked it from me on the last thread but for fun I’ll do it again

    ”play an attacking style of football” – ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • 7 BigKirky // May 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Well, he nearly got it right…

    We like attacking, positive football, but we certainly don’t play it!

  • 8 Rainrix // May 2, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Rotonda… Sorry just glanced at the last article, didn’t see your comment. Sue me for plagiarism if you wish :)

  • 9 BigKirky // May 2, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    As TS mentioned in the last article, I’d love us to go 433 and have a go. If we may not get any more points we may as well try for them.

    Cabaye, Sissoko, then Tiote or Anita as the mid 3, with obviously Cisse centre and Gouffran and Benny left and right will cause anyone problems if correctly applied.

  • 10 ajcrawfs // May 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    To be honest we are neither attacking or defensive at the moment!

    We are non existent on both fronts

  • 11 jimmysmith // May 2, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    I know there’s a lot on the line, so points are everything, but it shouldn’t be forgotten that as a spectacle the game could be a cracker.

    Carroll is bang in form and will be well up for it, as will Taylor, what a match up potentially,and Nolan is a big game player and super smart with plenty to play for too.

  • 12 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    What i don’t understand is that,

    Yes pardew is relegation expert, but how the hell does he create a low morale, did it at southampton now it looks he has sown the seeds.

    DOes any 1 know if charlton were relegated to leage 2 underr him

  • 13 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // May 2, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Indian..No, he was fired in November 2008, although they were in the bottom 3 at that time.

  • 14 Spotlight Kid // May 2, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Indian@12

    For the full murky suspects on the managerial pretender Pardew…..

    http://www.nufcblog.org/2013/05/alan-pardew-in-statistics/#.UYIm3YJ8WK8

    Keep a stiff drink handy….

  • 15 Transfer Sage // May 2, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    nothing against african players but i don’t think you want more than 1 or 2 in the squad.

    Losing them in a key part of the season every other year isn’t good, much rather we went for european or south american players as these are available all year round.

  • 16 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Thanks for that

    Spotlight kid

    IbizaGOON

  • 17 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // May 2, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Indian…Thanks mate and I’ve done what exactly?

  • 18 catchy in norway // May 2, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    i could do a better job than pardew

    throwing my hat in the ring for the job

  • 19 corkypants85 // May 2, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    he also said summet else about him having very little communication with people above him and that he told the club 5 times he had to go on paternity leave and he still hasnt had a response his babys due in 3 days

  • 20 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // May 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Corky…Who’s that about?

  • 21 Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter) // May 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Ibiza

    Don’t you know what you did last summer?

  • 22 corkypants85 // May 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    a guy i know who works at newcastle from last blog

  • 23 Spotlight Kid // May 2, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Catchy@18 – unless you were born without a head then it isn’t anything to boast about!

  • 24 corkypants85 // May 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    any way lads of to do a 9 hour shift on the roofs wish me lock

  • 25 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // May 2, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Indian…Enlighten me, I assume I upset you?

  • 26 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // May 2, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Corky…Ahh, I’ll take a look. Have a good one.

  • 27 corkypants85 // May 2, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    luck i mean luck




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