Newcastle Could Turn Their Attention To This Nigerian Striker


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

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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88 comments so far

  • dmac

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Lad looks like a bit of a donkey to me.

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  • sparky55

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #2

    No need for rants just yet lads…only day 2 of 60 odd so plenty time for JFK to prove us all wrong.

    he’s lulling us into a false sense of despair and will come up trumps shortly…all part of the drama!

    2 good centre forwards, one very good centre mid to replace Cabs, a good winger and a centre back…all in good time

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  • Jamiemac

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #3

    *cue negative comments about nufc from nufc fans*

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  • Jamiemac

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #4

    BVB sporting director confirmed they are in advanced talks with Saint Etienne over PEA

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #5

    I would like us to bring some Premier League experience in. I feel the balance is somewhat off in and around our current squad.

    At the club at the moment we are very short in this department I feel.

    Squad members in and around the first team pool with little to no PL experience:

    Debuchy
    Haidara
    M’Biwa
    Sissoko
    Gouffran
    Bigiramana
    Campbell
    Ferguson – Likely to be loaned
    Sammy Ameobi – Likely to be loaned

    Experienced settled players available:

    S Taylor
    Williamson – May move on.
    Coloccini
    Cabaye
    Ben Arfa
    Jonas
    Santon
    Cisse
    Shola – Likely to move on
    Anita (1 year, bit part player.)

    I’d love to see 2-3 more experienced players from this league brought in that speak English. Just to balance it out a bit and give us that experience in depth if and when injuries occur.

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  • sparky55

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #8

    forget about PEA…think left field and completely out of the box and you’ll be a lot closer than all the idiot transfer rumour web-sites.

    Carr has told Mashley and goofball who to go after and all will be revealed very soon but don’t expect any players costing over 8 million…that’s not Carr’s job…he finds good cheap talent we can turn into profit…that’s the name of Ashleys game

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Toon-Prodigy, I think Bigi could be considered as PL experienced by now, at least more than Debuchy and the other French players.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Sparky,
    Why should we despair, our squad and manager are probably good enough to stave off relegation and we can blunder along in the PL for another season glad in the knowledge we won’t do a Leeds !

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  • NUFCarter

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #11
  • scout

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed, you build us up, to knock us Down

    I’m so frustrated now with the links etc

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #13

    The only definite in the last week or so is that El Gourdo has clearly not told Joking Ear to stop his interviews to the press. The first interviews were cringeworthy and caused embarrassment -then low and behold he is at it again making a fool of himself and the club. I have to assume that as Joking Ear has not desisted -there must
    have been no embargo placed upon him by El Gourdo -the inference being that nothing is amiss.
    I suspect when Percy does his first press conference -the agenda – will be set by the journos – they will be asking Percy about Joking Ear -his rants, dodgy claims, whether he feels at risk, transfer policy, who is getting the boot etc etc. The sum total of this will be further bad headlines
    on the back pages -and it’s all self inflicted.
    Wendy Taylor at the club must be pulling her hair out at the way these idiots are conducting themselves.
    I am disappointed as it looks we did not get PEA – I hope we are not going to get a load of Championship
    level players.

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  • PMartel

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Evening all,

    Is it possible that Remy is our number one target and we are waiting to hear the result of his court case before making a bid?

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  • sparky55

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Jail… 🙂 don’t let the bastards get under your skin!

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #17

    omg ,sessognon, or how ever you spell it the sunderland striker apparently to newcastle 6 million almost a done deal from a reliable source ,have we ever signed a sunderland player

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  • GeordieDan

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Don’t rate Ideye in the same class as Aubamayang.

    He’s also too similar to Cisse as well in his playing style and he’s not particularly fast either-in other words definitely not what we want.

    And as for Bent? Please. Is that really where we want to go?

    Ambition left NUFC the day Ashley appeared. 🙁

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Toon-Prodigy
    You forgot Krul, R.Taylor, Gosling, Obertan, Elliott. I personally don’t care about experience we have too much of it and not enough top quality. I prefer English players if all else being equal otherwise I prefer better players.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #20

    he destroyed us in derby

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  • NUFCarter

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #21

    People would pay to interview Joe Kinnear. The media love it.

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  • sparky55

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #22

    lads…we never advertise or negotiate in public so anything you read is a load of bollox…Ashley never gets involved in dutch auctions so just hang tight and wait for some pleasant surprises

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  • Galtierez

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #23

    @17 Bracewell, Venison if he was as good value as those two it would be a great signing.

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  • keeganjr

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #24

    we are a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee club beyond.. just sitting on the fence, monitoring everything.. Mr Brown there looked completly utter shite at the confederations cup.. him and bent will get us too the championship.. Pea and Bony for under 15mill?? i would get both on board for 22-25mill? where are we going?? hmmm where on a highway to hell

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  • NUFCarter

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #25

    how olds sessegnon, 28? he deteriorated last season, don’t rate him anymore.

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  • sparky55

    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Sessegnon was playing in a shit team last year just like us…I’d have Sessegnon in a flash…he’d be the perfect partner for Cisse

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  • NUFCarter

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #27

    who but us has signed not one player yet, in the premier league?

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  • Galtierez

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Sessegnon, 340 games 50 goals, 29yo and 5′ 6″. Another small midfielder so can’t see it. We need more height.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #29

    From the telegraph incase anyone missed our DOFs latest claims

    Who the hell will we attract with this deluded incompetent wa nker in charge of transfers

    Here’s a digest of Kinnear’s claims, and the facts.

    JK: “Every top club in the land has got one [Director of Football].

    Fact: A number of clubs do have them, but the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United are just two of those who do not.

    JK: “I have been a manager for 35 years …”

    Fact: Kinnear took his first assistant manager’s job in 1983 and his last job as a manager at Newcastle ended in February 2009. He only became a manager in English football at Wimbledon in 1992.

    JK: “I have won every award there is in football as a player.”

    Fact: Kinnear won four honours at Tottenham: the FA Cup in 1967; the UEFA Cup in 1972 and the League Cup on two occasions (1971 and 1973). He has never won the league title, nor has he played in a major international tournament.

    JK: “I’m lending my experience as a manager for all those years … two years at Nottingham Forest.

    Fact:: Kinnear was manager at Nottingham Forest for less than a year and quit with the club in the Championship relegation zone

    JK: “Two years winning promotion at Luton …”

    Fact: Kinnear was relegated in his first season at Luton Town but did manage to guide the club to promotion the following year.

    JK: “Almost two years at Newcastle …

    Fact: Kinnear was caretaker manager of Newcastle United for five months in the 2008/9 season and on sick leave for another three.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #30

    mikeashleyisamackem
    Interesting. Paul Bracewell, and Lionel Pérez. Shay Given was loaned out to Sunderland the year before we signed him from Blackburn.

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  • Yorkgeordie

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #31

    The ‘head and shoulders’ comment from Kinnear has given him a nickname in my mind. I will always think of him as ‘DANDRUFF’. Nobody wants it and would do anything to get rid of it.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #32

    pizzicatochan,

    13 games for me is not experienced in this league, especially mostly off the bench. Each to their own though mate 😉

    Sazzer,

    I havn’t mentioned the keepers because I feel we are ok in this department, and won’t be signing anyone for the position.

    Ryan Taylor won’t future next season due to injury.

    On Gosling and Obertan, I just don’t rate them and don’t think they will future much next season, that’s if they are even here at all mate.

    Inexperience cost us greatly last season. Our youngsters wern’t really upto the job up until January to cover our first team players.

    I just feel we would benefit with boosting the squad with players of this ilk rather than anymore youngsters or potentially good players. Quality players in the age range of 25-29 with a number of years experience playing in this league.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Everton haven’t signed anyone.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #34

    One top striker if Ash can stomach negotiating at market value otherwise its just a body in to shore us up. Others in, but only if they are bargains.

    Reasonable chance we go into the new season with just the addition of Darren Bent, even so, we’d still likely finish top 8 and that’s the main reason the owner might keep his hands out of his pockets.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #35

    di canio wants rid apparently carr scouted him for a couple a seasons before sunderland signed him ,also man city player we are intrested in apparently jack rodwell if cabaye leaves

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #36

    from a relible source doesnt seem the type to bull shit

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  • NUFCarter

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #37

    sessegnon is also linked with a move to marseille

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  • NUFCarter

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #38

    we were definitely interested in sessegnon before he went to Sunderland. I remember i was surprised he went there.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #39

    well would make sense because half a france wants to join us isnt he french any way

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #40

    has newcastle ever signed a sunderland player for anyone who may no

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