Which Two Of These Strikers Should Newcastle Sign?

One of Newcastle’s striker targets in January – Ricky van Wolfswinkel of Sporting Lisbon – has already been signed by Chris Hughton at Norwich, and it looks like another of Newcastle’s top targets – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – is already talking to some big clubs like Borussia Dortmund.

Wilfried Bony

Wilfried Bony – a Newcastle target

Newcastle have indicated that £15M would be too much to pay for their former striker Andy Carroll, so the targets Newcastle are after may have to be expanded.

Here’s five strikers – who are still available and have been linked with Newcastle this year – ignoring their transfer fees at the moment – which two strikers would you like to see Newcastle bring in this summer?

Which Two Of These Strikers Should Newcastle Sign?

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29 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Both !

  • archaeomag

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #2

    or all five!


    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #3

    None, Coz we are getn none of them… ma is busy enjoyn holidays tryn to save his money… so he can spend on cheap players

  • Bambams

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Cant see any of them signing.

    Remy or Gaimero likely targets.


  • stopper

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #5

    Of the list above I chose Andy Caroll . I’ve been swayed in my opinion some what regarding Caroll after reading an article which was well written on the nufcblog.co.uk site. Here’s the link and I would like to read others thoughts on it


  • toon22

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Imo we will end up with AC and Bent.

  • geordie157

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Stopper, I was a bit anti Carroll until about March when I saw a few west ham games and it wasn’t hoofball. Reading that blog sums it up nicely, especially adding in the fact that he’d give his all for the club and possibly end his career with us.

  • sparky55

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #8

    getting a bit tired of all the names being banded around…there’s about as much chance of these two coming as there is of messi coming…. there’s only player on the planet who wants to come to newcastle after the year we’ve had and with the manager we’ve got and we all know who that is.

    yes it means hoofball but at least he’ll give us 120% every game (when not injured of course!)

    I’ve heard the deal is done in principle and the ‘no we don’t want him’ messages are simple diversionary tactics.

    60k a week on a four year deal

    We may as well get used to the fact and I would have Bent in next to him.

    With Cabs and Tiote and Colo going we need to strengthen in midfield, and the money we get from those three will cover carroll and bent and two more cheaper midfielders and leave money in the bank.

    IMO that’s how it’ll play out

  • jazzyp

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #9

    auameyang more than likely going to the bundesliga.
    carrol to expensive.
    bony wants clf.
    eder out for at least another 4 month with ligament damage.
    mmmmm go figure

  • toon22

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #10

    If Cabaye goes we have Anita ,imo we will try and get Ince and Sinclair.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #11

    If PEA wants champions league he won’t be coming 🙁
    Carroll some clubs want champs, we seem to want this chump, no thanks
    Bony, great another CF we lose for 6 just after Christmas again no thanks
    Eder, he’s sh1te his record is basically the same as ameobi’s!!
    Balde same as bony and eder!

    Why not show some bloody ambition, get lukaku on loan, test villa’s resolve with a cheeky £15 mil bid on benteke or grab wiemann, and what about Shane long last yr of his contract

    But no as always we have one main unrealistic “we tried to get him” target followed by list after list of pure football shite

  • geordie157

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #12

    The siem de jong links have gone very quiet.

  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #13

    Carroll is a realistic option but the fact that he wont b eavailable till September will put us off I feel .

    UNLESS we put in a sneaky bid on deadline day

  • geordie157

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #14

    With pellegrini going to city, I can’t see Sinclair forcing his way into the side. As he’s bound to bring isco with him and sign a few others. Slap down 5-6 mill and get things moving.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #15

    dont know if you guys have heard of this top class striker thats on a freebie.showed bucket loads of potential at the beginning of his career but chose a differant path.
    goes by the name of (NILE RANGER) lol

  • SpaceGhost

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #16

    I don’t understand this debate with Carroll. It’s a no-brainer. During SBR regime, he opted for the big Al & Bellamy act, which got us to Champs League. Carroll is our Luca Toni, Jan Koller & Dzeko. His leap n elbows alone scares defenders like Vidic & Kompany, and those are top defenders! Bottom line is, NOT a lot top players would want to come to SJP, so lets take those who do. Oh btw if Andy is coming home, need to sell Saylor to Stoke for 8M plus Shawcross. Now there’s a defender who can train with Andy plus we have 2 giants in the team. Done.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #17

    geordie 157-torq’s ya man regarding siem de yong.was lead to believe we had high hopes of this target.would be the perfect lad to link the midfield to attack in front of sissoko me thinks

  • dak76

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #18

    Other than some new strikers to help out cisse, would like to see Scott Sinclair & that Marin fella from chelski. Both have hardly featured for their respective clubs last season and would get more playing time at the toon (& a point to prove I would think). Also think lescott could be a good option for cb(addition or replacement for collo if he leaves). All have played in the pl and from Marin’s point, he’s had a season to bed into English football/culture on the training ground… most foreign players take a good season to settle in anyway.
    Selling obertan, gosling, ameobi and even tiote (if a decent bid comes in for him) to clear some of the wage bill to accommodate new arrivals

  • Harley

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #19


    I’ve always wanted Carroll back but after reading that very well written article it has only increased my desire to see him back.

    He would be an amazing signing!

  • Cpt. Dreamboat

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #20


    ‘There has been a lot of interest from English clubs, but Newcastle would be Brown’s preferred choice for a number of reasons,’ said agent Hootan Ahmadi.
    ‘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.’

  • numba9

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #21

    Got to get at least 2 strikers in look how thin on the ground we are , we only have papis shola is no threat at all can’t even be considered unless its for league cup

  • croftus5678

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #22

    bony and balde without a doubt

  • Timbuktoon

    Jun 2, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #23

    Hey guys,

    I voted for Wilfried Bony and Amido Balde.

    I watch a lot of European football (it’s my job) and I think that Balde would be a real catch and a realistic one at that. He won’t be too expensive and is ultimately a huge upgrade on the likes of Ameobi. He is young, great in the air and can play a bit with the ball at his feet. Plus Vitória who he plays for are a mid-table team, so he may still view us as a ‘big club’.

    Bony on the other hand, will have a lot of suitors after him, if we were able to somehow convice a)Vitesse to sell b) Bony to choose us it will be a minor miracle. He will be expensive and we don’t have any European football to offer him this season. However, he is a great player, with power, pace, composure, and can lead the line on his own, unlike Cisse who often seems lost.

    As for AC, I would personally love to see him back but for the amount Liverpool want for him, we would be better off spending that money on other plays of better Quality.
    PEA will not join us, end of, he wants European football now, so there is no point wasting time trying to convince him to join a club who finished 5th bottom.
    Eder, never seen him play, or never noticed him, one of the two, seems like an odd choice really, don’t fancy him and don’t want to watch any die-hard youtube videos to try and convice me otherwise.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #24

    Does it not say everything that Rodgers who is successfully re-building a ” footballing” team (6-0 anyone) after the shambles of Dalglish does not want Carrol and the only 2 long ball dinosaurs that do are Allardyce and Pardew.

    We did fine without Carrol with Cisse and Ba. We just now need someone fast and mobile to play left of a front 3 which is our most successful formation.

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #25

    Stopper, interestinf article about Carroll, written from the heart. But the author is clueless about Pardew, and indeed Llambias. A ridiculous article about the management in that context.

  • tannerabag

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #26

    Eder – knee injury – out for up to 9 months.
    Carroll – history of injuries, now heel and out until November-ish.
    PEA – isn’t coming to Newcastle, so as others keep saying, only for fantasy teams.
    No choice at all really, but I doubt very much that we would be able to convince Bony to come. I hope therefore that the Carr scouting network is able to pull a killer striker out of the bag, otherwise we will be deep in the doo-doo againg next season.

  • dak76

    Jun 2, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #27

    What about lukaku??. Put in a cheeky bid as can’t see the special one using him much. The fella is s beast and already has place experience with west brom and was the standout player in an average team…. could get him on a season lone with commitment to buy for a fixed fee..

  • toonluvva

    Jun 2, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Lets be honest, can we really see Llambias gettting any decent player over the line?

    He’ll play hardball with the agents and another team will walk in and snatch them from under our noses.

    I’ve said this before on this blog and I’ll continue to say it. We are going to LOSE quality players this summer, namely Colo, Hatem and Cabaye. They will be replaced by more defensive minded midfielders by Pardew. They suit his “I’m a winner” mentality (NUFC 17th last season lost last 3 home matches conceding 10 goals and scored none).

    You have to ask yourself how long Carr will want to be associated with this shower. Other teams would appreciate his talent for spotting prospective targets.

    This summer we need to show some ambition or other players will be wanting away in January.

    I note there is no Loic Remy on the list. I’d have at NUFC. Forget what happened in January, he saw an unbelievable offer fom ‘arry and took it. He would have been a mug not to.

  • davis_toons

    Jun 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #29

    @5 “The Liverpool fans thought very highly of him and most still do.” – Question.. where did the writer at the statistic that pool fans love AC?

    -that article is a little 1 sided, tbh.

    Would welcome Carroll back ..IF he is willing to lower half of his 80k wages. And earn his wages like the rest of the guys. (If you are good enough, then its fair enough)

    1. It will be unfair to other players to offer AC his current wages.

    2. It will be a heavy burden to our wages structure unless he can again earn it through the ranks.
    (in-short, prove that you are worth that kind of wages)

    If we were to offer AC the amount of wages base on his former performers in Championship then we might as well as well offer it to Alan Shearer. (he will get us a few goal even at his age or condition)

    £30,000 a week was his former wages.
    Offer him anything lesser than Cisse contract with clues for performance or goal/ assist bourns with improvement/ review his contract in 1 year/ season.

    This should be fair enough. Its seems. Unless i overlook any.

    Lastly, do Andy Carroll really wants to come back?

    To be fair, i still remember Carroll playing his heart out for Newcastle but can he still do that for us?


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