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Newcastle Could Now Be After This Hungry Striker

8:46 am, Friday, July 5th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 49 Comments

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.

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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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49 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Has anybody seen him play? I cant seem to remember ever seeing the bloke kick a ball in anger.

  • 2 Markaccus // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Morning martoon. So, the season ticket has arrived eh? Glutton for punnishment? 

  • 3 Markaccus // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Oi! Where did my :D go??

  • 4 Markaccus // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Martoon, from previous…

    Ah well hope the football is better for you and mrs martoon this year. The bad news is they appear to want a player who may as well be called Brown-eye!

  • 5 martoon // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Morning Markaccus – actually double glutton for punishment one for me & one for Mrs martoon. It was actually the direct debit mandate that they sent – I had to ring them up and check the seats were together and in the area we wanted – typical Toon expect you to pay before you know what you are getting (a bit like our tranfer policy :) )

    You can’t copy and paste a :)

  • 6 rainrix // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Was less than impressed with him during the confederations cup. Seems to have a crippling case of mediocrity. Even against tahiti he didnt do much in his sub appearance. Stay well clear.

  • 7 martoon // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    We seem to be out of order thanks to Ed’s new blog. I know nothing about Brown Eye!

  • 8 JAMSHA // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Doom day… jfk is a lier…. no one would want to come to us… hope some arabs rescue us

  • 9 Markaccus // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Yep i realise that now :D

  • 10 Markaccus // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Only the toon could sign a player called Brown eye. “Pinas lobs Seaman in the box….but it misses and comes back to Brown eye.” Ouch

  • 11 Santon03 // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:57 AM


    Santon played as RW once vs Wigan and he scored.

    He played well last time for Italy, but he has good covers from DeRossi and Chiellini when he made forward runs. We definitely need our DM(s) to cover our WB when they made forward runs, need to buy them time to get back, they can’t sprint back and forward the entire game.

  • 12 JAMSHA // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    off to play cod black ops 2 or sims 3 gona create a family.. ashley, jfk.. an pardew… gona beat dem up

  • 13 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 8:58 AM


    Yep barca plays are so fit…no excuse other teams cant match the fitness even if they can’t match the skill.

    Fabregas joined them and was told he was supremely unfit on their scale yet was high up on arsenals…shows how much they rely on fitness to apply all the pressure off the ball as well as movement with it.

  • 14 G // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Apparently Spurs and Everton are battling to sign Gerard Deulofeu from Barca on loan. I know MA does not like loan deals, but as this kid is being touted as the new Messi, I think we could certainly do worse than having a bid for him on a season loan deal.

  • 15 Markaccus // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:02 AM


    Just shows the difference in the set up of football in general between us and spain. I imagine the germans are similar. We will never compete if we do not change.

  • 16 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:03 AM


    I was impressed with santon at wigan, looks a natural there, much better than fullback.

    I think the whole team needs to cover each other. Everyone is too rigid in a position and they are all easily marked out of the game…means we have no good link u play and the odd time a player does get adventurous nobody covers him.

    Football is a simple game really. Get the ball, keep it, move for each other and progress up the field. When you lose it close down if you are the nearest man and push up to pressure as high up the pitch as possible.

    Basically whether you have the ball or not be as far away from your own goal and as close to the oppositions as possible. Our side is far too deep and far too rigid.

  • 17 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    It’s a joke how slow we are out of the transfer blocks. So much for The Joke picking up a phone and getting anyone to come.

    It just gets worse and worse. I hope there is a take over soon. Elmanio, more info please.

  • 18 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:06 AM


    not sure why ashley doesnt like loans…its a player for next to nothing…ideally buy but if unable to a loan is a good option to tie you over for the season until the player you want is available.


    yeh exactly….dont need to be as fit when sit deep and play long balls…much less running. Thought arsenal would be better like, but then again they might not need to be that much fitter for the prem league.

  • 19 martoon // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Markaccus @10 – Thank god we didn’t buy Rod Fanni as well :)

  • 20 faustino asprilla newcastle // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    we should go for Nikica Jelavic

    Brown Ideye? Thanks, but no thanks

  • 21 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Watched a Zlatan programme/video yesterday if anyone is into watching top skills.

    Warning, teams are actually attacking in this footage, so beware, it may come as a shock to some of you.

  • 22 Perchinho Pricing Blunder // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    He’s not a Hungry striker. He’s Nigerian. Get your facts straight Ed! ;)

  • 23 G // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    TS, he’s looked more than decent at the kiddies world cup, and apparently Barca want him to get more first team, so they are keen to get him out there. At the very least he has to be worth an enquiry?

  • 24 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    I wonder if Newcastle know who they are after and what havbe they been doing since we missed out on Remy?

    …they should know by now who they are after. One think I really find odd is PEA was our #1 target (it is probably a case of a one target shortlist again) but we didn’t know he would be expensive and we might have to fight other clubs off.

    Are we just amatuers or just naive? What we do is just a waste of time if you ask me!

  • 25 Jamiemac // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Jelavic?! Jelavic!!

  • 26 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:14 AM


    how i see it is that when season tickets are on sale we talk like we will strengthen the side, make bids under the odds for good players, fans buy tickets then we dont up the offer and miss out on the player.

    Arsenal have done it for years…say they have a big budget to spend, get 30,000 season tickets sold then the budget vanishes and they spend maybe 10-20mil.

  • 27 G // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    I wish we would do business like the gooners. Looks like the Higuain deal is done. Damned decent player.

  • 28 Santon03 // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:17 AM


    He was originally a RW before turned into LWB by Mourinho. I can understand why he was played as LWB, because Italian teams played different system than English (pardew). They rely on WB for wide players and heavily on DM to cover sometimes 3 CB.

    We have good player with vision and passing skill like Cabaye and Marv in the team, but they didn’t get the ball enough. Most of the time Tiote held the ball too long and tried to be playmaker. Also our GK always kiced the ball long, I barely saw Buffon kicked a long ball and they always gave the ball to Pirlo.

    Anyway you can tell I’m an Italian fan here :P

  • 29 jeff // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    what lol.this guy is from africa not hungry.

  • 30 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:19 AM


    they seem to be stepping it up this year…their stadium is being payed off and they go a big 150mil deal with puma for a kit…so spending it well.

    thank god we have puma too…be lucky if we are getting £170…but we always have wonga….maybe we can loan the money for a player.

  • 31 HullMag6 // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Try to avoid any more afcon qualifying player as every time the tournament comes round half the squad disappears.

    2 strikers needed 1 nippy and tricky the other big and physical.

    1 winger maybe

    1 CAM

    1 Defensive player young developer

    The Douglas deal was killed when Colo committed to see out his contract so only need a younger player with potential.

    I think Santon should be tried as a winger more often.

  • 32 Santon03 // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Since we are stuck with pardew, I wish he learn more tactics and be bold enough to try it.

  • 33 richyg01 // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    All press speculation and Media Bull.

    I will only believe we are ‘in for’, ‘after’, ‘interested in’, ‘looking at’ someone when they are at Benton or SJP holding the shirt.

  • 34 whatsup // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    seriously – identify the players you want then go and buy them. Tops clubs do this, not scratch around looking for something in the bargin bin. It stinks of a club without any sort of confidence on what they want or need. Just get a bargin and hope it works out on the pitch!

  • 35 TorqToon // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Morning gents!!!

    Another day, another spurious link with a random player! Oh the joys of being a toon fan!

  • 36 John Tudor // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    its not lack of condfidence its ffin crap decision making from top to bottom

  • 37 Newcastle for alltid // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    @22 and 29

    He got his facts straight. Hungry is not a country, Hungary are. He wrote Hungry since Ideye’s hungry for footballing opportunities elsewhere and would like to join us. He didn’t mean that he’s from Hungary. :)

  • 38 John Tudor // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    dont care who the numpties sign as long as he is not old and can play not just for the money

  • 39 Santon03 // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:27 AM


    Things are not that simple. The clubs tend to instigate bidding war for their players and good players always have options more than one club to go to and we are not that attractive enough.

  • 40 jeff // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:29 AM


  • 41 Transfer Sage // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:29 AM


    I’ve never been a big fan of italian football but appreciate the discipline and tactics involved.

    I’m not sure why British coaches in general are reluctant to learn and adapt to new styles…especially with how keen they are to bring in foreign players, why not learn to use them to the best of their abilities.

    Surely there are course/people they can turn to for advice over the summer months.

  • 42 whatsup // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Yeah – So the issue is we go for the wrong players then, why bother spending all this time on PEA – figure out who we can realistically get and then go get em

  • 43 Rotonda heights // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Perchinho Pricing Blunder

    Please tell me that smiley meant you were trying to be funny. Otherwise we would have to assume you were thick, ignorant and uneducated.

  • 44 martoon // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Newcastle for alltid @37 – I think they were joking hence the :)
    Transfer sage @29 – I don’t think many people buy STs on the strength of who we might buy – certainly if we sign a certain player then maybe yes.

  • 45 Roblar80 // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Cisse Ben arfa and gouffran. Front three and when all fit and firing is a pretty decent attack. I don’t think the onus is on us to sign a “purple” striker. A young and hungry striker is exactly what we need. Look lower down the divisions, a Tom ince type player is exactly what we need. In my opinion we need a playmaker, siem de Jong is the one. So in a way I can understand the clubs logic in wanting young hungry strikers/players. But on the other hand the silence coming out of the club/pardew is deafening. Us,the fans need to hear some noise or at least an outline of plans

  • 46 Toon73 // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:53 AM


    Give the man a sandwich

  • 47 Roblar80 // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Also think if it wasn’t for the rape charge hanging over him remy would be an nufc player now

  • 48 Chrism // Jul 5, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Yesterday I stood with my best mate as his wife died of cancer- some things are more important then the speculative crap you guys are getting wound up about- Get a grip guys

  • 49 ToonTudge // Jul 5, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    He just isn’t good enough for what we are hoping to achieve, I watched him at the Confederation Cup and well considering he failed to impress against Tahiti and all the commentators could talk about was that they missed a decent striker like Emineke then I highly doubt he is going to be able to perform in the Premier League, yeah 34 goals in 74 games is in impressive but it is in a poor league. Wouldn’t be impressed if this is the “top” striker we sign.

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