With again missing out on a top transfer target because we will not pay out the money required, Newcastle are back to square one in our search for a top striker.
Brown Ideye – wants to come to Newcastle United
And there are a number of decent strikers still out there, and Newcastle are said to want hungry strikers, and by that we assume it means somebody who is not as well known as strikers like Aubameyang, Remy or Kone, who will not be coming to Newcastle.
One such striker who we have focused on before, is 24 year-old Brown Ideye, who would absolutely jump at the chance of joining Newcastle United.
And six weeks ago his agent Hootan Ahmadi had this to say:
“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 a very good African Cup of Nations in January, and his country won the trophy, and that, along with his goal-scoring prowess has several Premier League clubs now interested in the player.
Brown moved to Sochaux in 2010 from Swiss club Neuchâtel Xamax, so he’s already played for one Newcastle, and he played 39 times with 17 goals for Frecnh club Sochaux, before joining Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev for around £7M just two years ago.
And his record there is good, having played 75 times for Kiev with 34 goals.
Ideye also played three times for Nigeria in the recent Confederations Cup played in Brazil, and won for the third time running by the host country, and Ideye now has 19 caps and three goals for his country.
Brown Ideye would be a decent signing for Newcastle, and he wants to come to Newcastle – so does that make him extra hungry?
He stands 5’11″ tall and was born in Lagos and seems a definite possibility this summer for Newcastle, after we have missed out on some other available strikers, for one reason or another.
What do you think?
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