There was news yesterday that Newcastle were launching a £13M bid for 24 year-old St. Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but how much truth there was in that report, we have no idea.
Wilfred Bony – Newcastle supposed top have put in a bid for striker
And news coming in from talkSPORT today is that Newcastle are bidding £12M for 24 year-old Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony, who we were linked with back in January, when Newcastle were trying to bring in a striker to replace the departed Demba Ba.
Bony had an outstanding season in the Dutch League last season, and scored an impressive 31 goals in just 30 appearances, and he has 20 caps for the Ivory Coast with 8 goals.
Since joining Vitesse from Sparta Prague in January two years ago, Bony’s scored 46 goals in 65 appearances – not too bad at all.
The news in January was that Newcastle had two bids turned down by St. Etienne for their Gabon International striker, although some top clubs are now in for the 24 year-old.
It wouldn’t surprise us too much if Joe Kinnear is putting in bids for some of Newcastle’s targets, and both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Wilfried Bony are two players who would do well at Newcastle.
Both strikers Newcastle have been linked with in the last two days are very good goalscorers, and it could be that Newcastle will attempt to bring in two strikers this summer, to assist Papiss Cisse up front with the goal scoring duties.
Newcastle have also been linked with 29 year-old Aston Villa striker Darren Bent and he’s cheaper option at around £5M, and news on Saturday was that Newcastle had made initial contact t with Villa concerning the England striker.
So maybe one of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Wilfried Bony, coupled with Bent could be good acquisitions for Newcastle, and we certainly need more goal-scoring power, since we found it very difficult to score goals this year, after Demba Ba had left the club in early January.
What do you think?
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