Newcastle Linked With Portuguese International Striker

There is news in the Daily Mail today that Newcastle have made some inquiries about signing Sporting Braga striker Eder, and as far as we can tell this is the first time we’ve been linked with the striker.


Eder – 25 year-old Portuguese striker

But the first problem we have with the report is that the 25-year-old is valued at £16M, and we wonder if Mike Ashley would pay that much for any player?

On the transfermarket web site in the UK he’s listed as worth around £7M, so maybe the £16M figure is a bit inflated.

Newcastle need some strikers this summer, and if Shola Ameobi leaves  it could be that we need to bring in as many as three strikers, so don’t be surprised if Newcastle are linked with a bunch of strikers this summer.

Eder – full name – Éderzito António Macedo Lopes – is also said to be being watched by West Ham, Tottenham and Arsenal, and the striker joined Braga last summer from Academica.

The 6’2″ striker played well last season in the Champions League which drew attention to the player, and in 32 total appearances he scored 14 goals and had 5 assists, so he had a very good first season at Braga.

Eder stands 6’2″ tall and made his debut for Portugal last September, and has so far picked up 5 full caps.

We don’t know if we can compete with clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham this summer, because they can offer him a couple of things that Newcastle cannot – European football and fighting for a top four position next season.

West Ham will not be interested in Eder if they get Andy Carroll for £15.5M from Liverpool – they cannot even afford that for Carroll so there’s no way they would be after Eder if the Gateshead lad signs for the east London club.

We’re not sure if Mike Ashley would pay £16M, but maybe if we could get a better deal for him it’s a possibility?

What do you think?

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14 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 27, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Whoa Ed has another to add to the list

    Slow to get back to you been to paper shop – can’t remember how many corners we have gone without scoring near 300 is it – well you could be right on the no of players we will be linked with.

    I’ll put another in the melting pot

    Why not take a punt on Jordan Rhodes – scored a plenty this season for a crap team.

    Remember we got one of our most prolific premiership scorers from the lower leagues in the GREAT ANDY COLE

  • TorqToon

    May 27, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Indian – Morning mate.

    You gotta be loving the shola exit rumours!

    On siem it’s a very real target. It’s a good fit for both player and club as long as a suitable fee can be sorted.

    He is one of the moat creative players I’ve had the pleasure to watch in person and is capable of turning nothing into something at the blink of an eye.

    All comes down to if we keep our squad together (purples). If we do that we have the players to attract siem de jong and others. We would only really need 3 more purples to compete next season.

    109TorqToon // May 27, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Indian – What you read is untrue mate.

    We turned down more than that last summer for HBA and although he hasn’t had a brilliant season, none of our players can honestly say they did.

    €20mil – not a chance in hell.

  • Indian Magpie

    May 27, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Torq Toon

    Nothing personal against him.

    Just not good enough. 41 PL goals in 11-12 years is not good enough mostof them Tap in, Penalties or against mackems.

    Some defenders score more goals than that. People talk about HBA being injury prone he has been injury prone for 12 years

    Imagine you getting less money than shola for his minimal/non existent contribution while you slog it out for 90 minutes week in week out

  • TorqToon

    May 27, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Indian – I’m actually with you on that one. He isnt good enough, his hold up play and passion is excellent, but strikers are judged on goals and he hasn’t done the business for us really.

    Nice bloke, but we are in desperate need of an upgrade!

  • corkypants85

    May 27, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    torq is there any truth in tom ince pal

  • jimmysmith

    May 27, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #6

    3 players added to the 5 Frenchmen brought in mid season. That’s a real overhaul on the side that finished 5th. And all upgrades to the squad.

    You’d have to think we’d be a chance to do that again, next season.

    It’d be pretty infuriating if they didn’t push on, having rowed the boat out this far. Certainly illogical, anyway.

  • TorqToon

    May 27, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Corky – I don’t normally hear stuff from home. Sage, proud and sazzer are prob the go-to guys for news on Ince.

    Would hope there is truth in it as he is a real talent and would bring much needed pace and flair (plus goals!) to our side!

  • Indian Magpie

    May 27, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #8


    I know you are cardiologist, but what do you put all these muscle injuries down to?

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 27, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Tom Ince … why aren’t other “big” clubs after him?
    They’ve all had a very close look.
    He does look good on highlight reels but what’s the downside?

    Rhodes is obvious too. We need two strikers this window.
    If Rhodes was the second then I wouldn’t complain.

  • Jamseyd24

    May 27, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #10

    Guys who makes these romours up?? and as I am new to the site why do we ask Torqtoon if he knows anything about them?? Torq not being rude in anyway just wondering if your in the know more than the adv blogger like myself??

  • dmac

    May 27, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #11

    Im not convinced on Tom Ince. Liverpool were trying to build a young british team under Dogleash and yet they let him go evidently deeming him not good enough. Makes me question it.

  • dmac

    May 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #12

    That being said Man Utd let Pique go for the same reasons….. ‘Big’ clubs make mistakes.

  • OneAlanShearer

    May 27, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Daily mail garbage. Tall striker is all they have picked up on.

    As for only needing 3 players. Hmmm..

    Saylor injury prone
    Krul bad goal keeper injury
    Hba injury prone
    Marveaux injury prone
    Shola away
    Ba gone
    Simpson gone
    Harper gone
    Tiote struggling to find form
    Raylor out next season
    Colo probably gone
    Ranger no matter how shit he was gone.

    In January/summer we replaced players put in place long needed cover :
    Lovenkrands – gouffran
    Smith – sissoko
    Guthrie – Anita
    Simpsons replacement is debuchy
    Haidara much needed cover at lb
    We have gaps all over the squad. We must build on what we have but we lost goals big time when losing ba.
    What’s required is:
    a top quality striker,
    a young back up striker
    Young creative player to cover cabaye
    Right back cover as Anita isn’t it. Anita needs to play centre midfield probably in a 451.
    A pacey winger who knows how to cross and can take free kicks.
    A centre back to replace colo
    A centre back to replace willo
    A goal keeper to replace harper
    A goal keeper to replace Elliot who is not good enough.
    Gosling, shola, obertan, willo and Elliot all to be sold. Plus unfortunately colo. should make a tiny dent in the cost but when you scratch the surface that’s what you find. A squad lacking ideas, lacking quality outside the first XI and needing a better under belly.

  • HullMag6

    May 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Eder? Ok I suppose if the deal is right
    Weimann – yes
    Tom Ince – yes
    Wayne Bottler Bridge – hell no

    My verdict on current rumours.


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