We had reported back in May, that Nigerian International striker Brown Ideye wanted a move to Newcastle United, and that maybe Newcastle were even interested in the player.
Brown Ideye – wants to join Newcastle
So if we do in fact miss out on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which looks likely, Newcastle could turn to the 24 year-old Nigerian, who would be a cheaper option, and that would appeal to owner Mike Ashley.
Hootan Ahmadi is Ideye’s agent and this is what he had to say in our report in mid-May:
“There has been a lot of interest from English clubs, but Newcastle would be Brown’s preferred choice for a number of reasons.” “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.” “He would like to move to England and we will look at all our options in the summer.”
Ideye had an excellent African Cup of Nations in January, which saw his country win the trophy, and that, along with his good goal goal-scoring ability has several Premier League clubs interested in the player.
He moved to Sochaux in 2010 from Swiss club Neuchâtel Xamax, so he’s already played for one Newcastle.
And Ideye played 39 times with 17 goals in France, before joining Dynamo Kiev for £7M two years ago, and he’s played 75 times for the Ukraine side with 34 goals.
And in the just completed Confederations Cup, where Brazil showed they could be favorites to win a sixth FIFA World Cup next summer when they host the tournament, Ideye played three times for Nigeria, and he now has 19 caps and three goals for his country.
Maybe Ideye would be a good buy for maybe £8M, but we’re still not sure whether the 5’11″ striker would be good enough for Newcastle.
What do you think?
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