Newcastle Interested In Nigerian International Striker

Newcastle were first linked with Brown Ideye two years ago, and he seemed a decent player then,  when he was at French club Sochaux, but he moved in 2011 to Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian Premier League.

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Brown Ideye – 24 year-old Nigerian striker

The 24 year-old Dynamo Kiev striker is expected to leave Dynamo Kiev in the coming months, and last season Ideye played 40 times for his club and scored 21 goals and since joining Kyiv he has a decent record and in 78 games he’s scored 35 goals.

He played a 55 times for Sochaux with 29 goals so this right footed player certainly seems to have an eye for goal.

He’s played 15 times for Nigeria and was in the squad that won the African Cup of Nations earlier this year, and is in the squad for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

His agent is Hootan Ahmadi, and he says Ideye would be interested in a move to England – and that was also true two years ago – when Newcastle and Chief Scout Graham Carr were first linked with the striker.

This is what Ahmadi said to Sky Sports yesterday:

“We are waiting for English clubs.” “He is still keen on the Premier League, although money will be a lot better abroad.”

“Quite a few clubs are interested now in France, Turkey, Germany, Russia and the Middle East.” “We are just seeing what the best option is.”

Brown Ideye played in his native Nigeria until 2008 when he moved to Swiss side Neuchâtel Xamax, where he scored 23 goals in 55 appearances before moving to Sochaux in 2010.

As we said earlier, Newcastle have been interested in the player for the last two seasons,  so he may be a Newcastle target this summer.

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16 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    No more africans

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2


    Who is patrick?

  • archaeomag

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    No more Indian . . .

  • gfp13

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Decent scoring records, not in leagues as competitive as the premiership but still shows he can put the ball in the net which is something we could do with by someone who stays onside. But I have to say that the racism coming from the EDL may have caused us any problems in signing any black or any other race except white people in the near future. I hope I am wrong but I would completely understand any black player to reject us on the back of racial abuse being hurled at our own players, based on their religions and beliefs

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    No More Pardew

  • Graeme

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    To be honest, if it was a choice of Brown, or PEA, then there really is no contest – PEA, any day of the week!!

  • TorqToon

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Indian – Just read back what I wrote, even somebody like you could see it was a typo.


  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8


    Sorry, sounded like a real name 😉

    Patric hermann

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m based in Malawi. Moz and Zambia are just 2 hours away, so we get a lot of music from both. Malawian music isn’t anywhere near the standard of those 2, but is starting to produce some better stuff.

    Most of the Nigerian stuff we get here is the more pop/rap artists that generally make it into charts in Europe or the states unfortunately, we don’t get the other stuff.

    A friend out here spent 2 years in Mali though, and he has some great music from his time there.

  • TorqToon

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Gfp – We are really not in the same league as some clubs mate, with regards racism.

    AC Milan, Barcelona and PSG have MASSIVE issues with racism just to name a few. They still attract the players, granted they don’t have a wage cap or a Derek Lambias at their clubs! 🙂

  • TorqToon

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Indian – Back in for Patrick Kluivert.

  • lesh

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Yes Lil, it’s the new so-called Afro Beat that’s charting. Not my bag, but music moves on.
    Can’t say I’ve listened to any Malawian music but Mali and Senegal, now there’s another broad church of music. Seen the likes of Babba Maal, Yousou Ndour, Tinarewan but sadly, never saw Ali Fakar Toure.

    Did you ever get to the Harambe Afro music weeks at the Riverside? Zimbabwean was mybag at the time and the bands all got to play there. Heady days!;!!

  • hugenufcfan

    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #13

    I think ED has to stop this. I remember before the start of last season we were linked with close to 5-20 players and in the end how many did we bring?
    Its another matter ED gets money through the ads for this site, but this has got to stop. It adds up to nothing.
    I know people will say ‘oh well y dont you stay away if you dont like it here’. Thats the whole point, i like it here, because of which i dont want ED to continue linking nufc with almost everyone under the sun.

  • Tsunki

    Jun 14, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #14

    Hugenufcfan – if you read the article we were appaeny linked with him before, so why not spark this up? I bet we never had so much info before cisse signed. Its a blog.

  • hugenufcfan

    Jun 14, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #15

    Tsunki- Yes i remember we were linked with him before, like the other 15-20 players.
    Personally i was really upset/infuriated that we didnt sign many players last season start. And what made it more worse that reading this blog and hoping that we’ll be bringing in players, whcih we never did.

  • TheWellGeordie

    Jun 14, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #16

    As long as he is only a support signing to a better player such as PEA or that other ‘unknown target’ that was mentioned and his wages are reasonable – I say sign him. Him, Cisse, another striker and young Campbell will be plenty (assuming Shola leaves) – And it lets Gouffran play out wide, he seems to enjoy it there.


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