Norwich Could Beat Newcastle To Another Top Striker


Newcastle were linked with PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen last summer, and there are claims from PSV there is real interest from other clubs for their 6’2″ striker.

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Ola Toivonen – 26 year-old PSV and Sweden striker

Ola has just one year left on his current contract and is looking to leave Holland this summer, and there are reports coming through that Norwich have gone in with a bid for the Swedish striker.

PSV want Ola to sign a new deal, because they will lose him for nothing next summer, or for a reduced fee this summer, and he’s been told he will training with the Juniors next season, if he doesn’t sign a new deal.

We should point out that he has every legal right in the world to see his contract out at PSV, and the player should hardly be subjected to such pressure to sign a new deal – but that’s what happens when real (big) money is involved.

Toivonen has said the fee that PSV want of £4M is too high, and it would seem he would be a decent buy for anything less than that.

Ola said this about the fee:

“The asking price is too high. I’ve said it before and I continue to say it,”

The reports coming out of Holland are that Chris Hughton’s Norwich City have now agreed a fee with PSV, so the Canaries may be in the lead for the striker.

And you have to remember that Chris also bought another potential Newcastle striker target – Sporting Lisbon’s Ricky van Wolfswinkel – when they agreed a deal of £8.5M in early April with his Portuguese side.

PSV technical director Marcel Brands told VI there is interest:

“There is real interest, and also from a number of clubs.”

It would seem that Ola would be a decent buy for the money, and he can play as an out-and-out striker or in midfield,  and he scored 10 goals in 26 games for PSV last season and has played 33 times for Sweden with 6 goals.

WE don’t know if  Toivonen is a real target for Newcastle this summer, but he would seem to fit the bill as one of the two strikers to be bought into the Tyneside club this summer.

What do you think?

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66 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #1

    On the subject of strikers
    The ITK ‘s linked us with . . . ;
    Daniel Sturridge , Nicklas Bendtner , Didier Drogba, Dimitar Berbatov, Federico Macheda, Jermain Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Peter Crouch, Robbie Keane, Danny Graham, Hugo Rodallega, , Clint Dempsey, Gervinho , Mevlut Erdinc, Kevin Gameoiro, Eren Derdiyok , Park Chu-Young, Ola Toivonen, Klaas Jan Huntelaar,Teteh Bangura , Mohamed Bangura , Miralem Sulejmani, Keirrison, , Ante Vukusic, Juan Manuel Martinez , Shane Long, Grant Holt, Modibo Maiga, Carlton Cole, Nolan Roux. & Demba Ba
    . .in summer 2011 .

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  • Timbuktoon

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #2

    He’s not a ‘top’ striker by any stretch of the imagination. We will do well to stay clear of him, if he goes to Norwich I would put money on him getting between 8-12 goals. He’s not one of PSV’s main strikers anymore and nor is he for Sweden. We should look elsewhere.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Repost –

    Ruddy – er …. Tino @ Darlo? Remember that? that was fantastic stuff from our gun-toting former striker, showing up at Darlingtons new stadium with the hairpinned future jailbird director, then on the next plane outta there! Hilarious.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Archeomag – hmmm can’t see Paul Scharner in that list. Is that because its a given? 🙂

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Repost

    Tsunki

    He was a genius, and like every genius he was desperately flawed, what a character, wonder if we could get him in the show as a guest star!? Haha

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #6

    So who’s the top striker Norwich might beat us to?
    Cos Toivonin sure as sh1t isnt a top striker..

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Sack pardew

    Thought i shd get to the point straight away

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #8

    @Tsunki
    Too old – even in 2011

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  • workyticket

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Timbuktoon // Jun 11, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    “He’s not a ‘top’ striker by any stretch of the imagination. We will do well to stay clear of him, if he goes to Norwich I would put money on him getting between 8-12 goals. He’s not one of PSV’s main strikers anymore and nor is he for Sweden. We should look elsewhere.”

    Correct, Timbuktoon, he’s an attacking midfielder.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #10

    @Indian
    How do you feel about John Carver

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #11

    Indian

    You always get straight to the point. No one cares about a single thing you have to say. Even Kets is better value you than you. Even catchy, in his own way, puts things in a better way than you. You’re nothing but a bloody parasite so change the record, offer something more or just bloody p*ss off!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #12

    archeomag

    Don’t know what he does really

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  • Graeme

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #13

    If he has 2 legs, can move unaided, has scored a goal, anywhere, in last 12 months – he will be linked with us all the way to the window closing.

    Its a fact of life at this time lol

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #14

    @Indian
    It’s footbally stuff

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  • naptoon

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Not sure if we were ever interested in RVW and I reckon Norwich will be back in for Hooper rather than this lad. At the min I’d be happy if we would sign an under 16 for the schoolboys so that we would at least know those in power are at work. The silence from the club is deafening.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #16

    We need to splash out on a top striker. £18m for Benteke is reasonable.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #17

    We missed out on Miralem Sulejmani on a free. He would’ve been a great signing.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #18

    18 m for benteke is cheap IMHO

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #19

    archeomag

    yeah! could do with an upgrade

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 11, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Ketsbaia..
    Will you put down your crack pipe for five minutes lad?
    I flick through the comment every day, and there’s always a comment from you mumbling on about Benteke.. It used to be Paul Scharner, now its Benteke.
    If you think for one minute that Ashley would dish out what he’d cost, your a lunatic.
    If you think we have a chance of signing him, when liverpool see him as a replacement for Suarez, and Atletico are considering buying him with the falcao money, your a lunatic.

    He’s not comin here, he’s not comin here.
    Make sense or shut up. I know this was unprovoked but Im sick of seein it on every f*****g thread.

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Evening gents

    Anything of interest happened in the mysterious world of NUFC

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #22

    it’s good value for money. He’s a great striker. Ideal replacement for Demba Ba.

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #23

    couple of wingers and a back up striker away from a top team, why are we always so close yet so far away 🙁

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #24

    jesus navas has completed his transfer to mcfc

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  • geordie157

    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #25

    Toivonen would be way way down my list of targets. He’s nowhere near as good as Siem De Jong.

    Splash the cash Ash, De Jong and Benteke!!

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  • Timbuktoon

    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #26

    workyticket

    I have seen him play up top on his own and at 6″2, he is definitely not just an attacking midfielder, ST/AM(C) would probably define where he plays best. 10 goals in 26 games for an attacking midfielder is also really high, so suggests further he doesnt play that deep

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #27

    ED – are arsenal in for NUFC target gonzalo higuain?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Ron Swanson quote of the day:

    ‘There’s been a mistake. You’ve accidentally given me the food that my food eats!’

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  • Harley

    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #29

    No cance of signing benteke.

    If he goes he’ll go to one if the big boys.

    I don’t think we are after this player at all. My guess would be de Jong is our no 1 target this window. Whether we get him is another thing.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Indian
    Just for you to give you a glimmer of hope
    Louis Van Gaal has said he wants to manage a PL team…….

    On topic
    Ola Toivonen is not a top striker he’s pony!!!!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Surely people on this blog don’t want Benteke, he is offside more often then Cisse, and we all know how people hate that!

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 11, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #32

    we have no no1 targets for any position we will just sign what is available at the last minute then pray we have enough then panic in jan when its t1ts up

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  • SBergenwall

    Jun 11, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Ed, you’ve destroyed the meaning of the word “Top”, you missuse it all the time. On the subject of Toivonen: Not good enough, I come from Sweden and know quite a bit about the lad, he is not good enough to succeed in the Premier League.

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  • scout

    Jun 11, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Don’t think Benteke is worth 18 million, 1 good season. Maybe if he can replicate last season you’d be looking at 20 million at least, at the minute 12 million

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  • RonVanDam

    Jun 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #35
  • LGFUAD21

    Jun 11, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #36

    I rate this guy. Not a main striker but one that can fit in tHe hole nicely and pair a smaller pacey one.

    Strong in the air. Good link up play and chips in with goals withOut limiting his strike partners chances. Unlike when we had Ba and cisse.

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  • G

    Jun 11, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Are we in the market for a benchwarmer? OT is deffo not the perfect foil to work with Cisse, nor is he a man that can operate as a lone striker. I would say avoid, unless we are planning for a long term future in the champo.

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 11, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #38

    So much for jesus navas having homesickness just shows money talks and city could buy anyone.I wonder how much he is being paid.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 11, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #39

    @ Kevy

    I’m sure he has learned how to deal with it over the years and has probably had access to all of the best medical help available. Good on him, cracking player and a winger I would kill to have at NUFC.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 11, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Departing FC Twente and Newcastle target
    Douglas has a meeting about his future planned
    for next Wednesday with his representatives

    untill nxt week we know is he headng to sjp or not

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