This Slovenian Striker Could Be Good Buy For Newcastle


Tim Matavž is a 24 year-old Slovenian International striker, who has played two years at PSV and has scored 40 goals in 80 appearances for the Dutch giants in the Eredivisie.

Tim Matavz

Tim Matavž – 24 year-old Slovenian International striker

With a number of our striker target having been signed elsewhere, or being pursued by big clubs, we turn our attention to potential other strikers Newcastle may be interested in this summer.

This is another in our series of  looking at some young players who could be good acquisitions for Newcastle now,  or in the future.

Tim was born in Šempeter pri Gorici in the old Yugoslavia, and started his career with  Gorica at the age of six,  and then moved to Gorica in 2004.

In 2007 at the age of 18, he signed a five-year deal at Dutch Club FC Groningen, and he played for them 104 times with 49 goals,  and while on loan at FC Emmen in 2008-2009, he scored 5 goals in 16 appearances.

In 2011 a number of top clubs were after the right-footed striker, including Napoli, but he was finally signed by PSV Eindhoven in August of 2011,  and (as we have said)  the 6’2″ striker has since scored 40 goals in 80 appearances for PSV, including 20 in 38 appearances last season.

Tim played for the Slovenian U19 and U21 sides and has 23 full caps with the full Slovenian side with 10 goals, after he made his debut back in 2009, when he was 20.

Tim speaks fluent English, Italian and Dutch – what – no French?

Not sure how much this lad would cost, but on the web-site transfermarket.co.uk,  he is valued at around £5.3M, and Newcastle can afford that fee – can’t we?

Certainly his record is one of a natural goalscorer, and in 236 total appearances he has scored 108 goals, and we know that Graham Carr has been looking at the Eredivisie, so we wonder if this lad may be on the radar screen for Newcastle this summer?

Here’s some video of the player.

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104 comments so far

  • Barras

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Does anyone have any news on Siem de Jong please?

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Barras – Moved a step closer with siem mate.

    Ajax have already signed his replacement!

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  • Belfast

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #3

    At the moment our small squad seems to be getting smaller and smaller.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Siem’s joing his brother at Moenchengladbach.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Toonarmydownsouth
    0 mins ago
    Soooooooo
    Today’s transfer deals/rumours for the toon
    Gosling to palace (will tubby pass a medical )
    QPR want Taylor plus small amount for remy
    NUFC will target n’kalou as his replacement
    NUFC are actively looking to move on any player with 1 year or less left on there contract
    Anyone know who’s in the last year of there contracts? Shola? Willo? Stevie Taylor?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Torq

    You mean we have moved a step closer

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  • Barras

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #7

    @TorqToon

    A smile just broke out after reading that message bud. Thank you.

    Do you know whether we have only enquired about him, or whether we have actually put in a bid?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Torq
    Would be amazed if JFK could pull of a window that saw N’kalou remy and De Jong come to the club

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Barras – I dont know anything 100% mate. But from what I’ve heard, we have offered a very package to Ajax and its just a case of crossing the T’s and dotting the i’s.

    He is EXACTLY the type of player we need. Captained Ajax last year and a very creative and exciting player.

    Will be move our butts quick enough for him?! I bloody hope so!! 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #10

    @Joey7Barton: Absolutely mental this… http://t.co/GjyLKNQTYL

    WTF!!!!

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #11

    TADS – you and me both mate!

    Whilst I’m sure he will take the acclaim, I doubt it would have much to do with him! 🙂

    Remy, N’koulou and De Jong…!

    Yeah not bad at all…!

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #12

    TADS – Saw that earlier today! A great shout for the world cup hey!?!

    Well done FIFA!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #13

    TADS

    didn’t taylor a 51/2 year deal when pardew took charge?

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Torq
    U heard anything on Gameiro? Our bromance is on the rocks after the PEA affair so u best tread carefully

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Torq
    The big problems will start when he enquires about ronnie nocampbells and the bong

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  • Barras

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #16

    @Torqtoon

    Don’t worry man, I have spoken to you previously, and I have always tried to make it clear that I do not hold you to anything.

    As a consequence of the way the club is managed it is almost impossible for anyone to “know anything 100%”.

    I am excited about this potential transfer. Aubameyang was my number 1 choice, but Siem is a little more than just a plan B.

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  • toonking

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #17

    repost
    dazy it’s idiot like you who actually hold us back
    does a child do A level maths right away?
    did people say andy murrey was a rubbish tennis play after not winning a grand slam right away
    is kevin keegan a rubbish manager for throwing away a 12 point lead he had mid season
    were city happy with Roberto leaving last year
    does arsenal fans want wenger sacked
    have Liverpool did any better with Rodgers than they did with daglish.

    everything in life takes time and basically every manager is as bad as each other if you want to win a trophy because they are all stupid and player weakened team even morino rafa laudrup will do no different what a managers main aim with any team outside the big 6 is to basically remain in the premier league.
    top 4 is Chelsea Manchester united city arsenal spurs and maybe Liverpool
    but the rest is nothing more that just a little bit extra money so most owners don’t care who is manager they want survival that is a FACT because you see every year managers near to the bottom get the sack and very few teams playing any strength in cups incase they do a wigan.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Indian
    Don’t think so mate he might of done but the last contract I remember him signing was the start of the relegation season I think?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #19

    TADS

    confirmed: taylor contracted till 2016

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #20

    Yo – Don’t leave me this way!!! 🙂

    Ummm gameiro – Not heard anything mate!

    I’d imagine he would crave a move, however would PSG sell at a sensible price?! I doubt it.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #21

    YO
    I’d imagine with cavani heading to PSG (apparantley) then they will look to move him on, suppose it depends if we’re still intrested
    I’d love to see us go all out and try for dzeko who wants out but we’d never get the lad, would be great though!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #22

    Indian
    Just checked aye he signe a 5 yr contract in 2010

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Great prospect. Ed this is the type of striker we need. I swear if I see Strolla freakin Ameobi playing for us again I will flip!

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  • toonking

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #24

    correction
    win a trophy right away*

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Torq
    Haha fair one mate just rumours going round if us putting in a bid thought u may have more knowledge than I

    toonarmydownsouth
    Isn’t Dzeko on 100,000+k per week? Tbh Gameiro and Remy I’d stay striker options sorted maybe winger as well

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  • daztoon

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Toonking
    What planet you on another stupid post.Come on tell me why you need speed to play a passing game in all your wisdom.Do you not think passing the ball and just moving into space to receive it is enough you have got to have players with speed to do this

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Yo
    Yeah we’d be there with them two, Campbell on loan
    Would just love to see dzeko here, reckon he’d actually fit quiet well!

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  • ronjohno

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Ed you really are a trier and I really do like this site .

    If Juccaneer had not heard of Douglas then I bet he sure as hell has never heard of your suggested targets.

    It beggars belief that he has been appointed (maybe if he had kept quiet might just have helped.) but now on holiday so we must assume nothing happens until he returns!!!

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  • toonking

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #29

    torq
    what I have just seem from you post 154

    “Unbacked managers until it matters, inept structure and planning.

    There is a filtering process and the man behind it all is hiding in the shadows. It’s no good”

    we aim the blame at pardew which is just what the cockney bstard want
    he will see that a chance for not needing any more players as we have good ones already which the manager made bad
    he can also avoid Europe knowing he will have to spend and againlet the manager take the blame.
    all he does is sit back and relax

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #30

    I know it’s nothing concrete as yet but i must admit i am not to happy with Taylor going to QPR in exchange for Remy. We are swapping a bloody mercenary for a passionate geordie who loves the club. Remember, Remy knocked us back and Europe for money hence the reason other clubs are wary. No thank you for me but i would like to see us take the lad without losing Taylor. Yes, we will still have a mercenary but we still have S.Taylor. As for Sein De Jong……yes please lol.

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  • scout

    Jul 6, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Swapping a two bob centre half for a quality striker. Sounds a fair one to me chaps

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  • toonking

    Jul 6, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #32

    what a surprise yet another comment you make just goes against mine without explaining any reason

    so you telling me players stand about like statues is the best way to pass it about.
    every week when they were reflecting on goals that were scored by teams they would point out that a certain player was in a good bit of space ready for the pass and the best way you get that is good movement not having cisse stand about and hba run around players himself.

    just admit you respect ashleys way of running the club and that he has spent money on decent player which you accuse pardew of playing badly.

    people DAZTOON IS A FAN OF ASHLEY.

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 6, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Scout

    Obviously you don’t rate S.Taylor as i do lol. I think he ia a good defender and is passionate about the club. He does daft things at times i must admit.

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  • scout

    Jul 6, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Can you buy the new shirt without the sponsor on it??

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #35

    Toon 1978
    Passionate Geordie? Don’t kid yourself mate I seem to remember this passionate Geordie trying to hold the club to ransom over a new contract then having to climb down from his very high horse when the club said ok f ck ya your transfer listed
    Don’t kid yourself that he wouldn’t go somewhere for extra money or use intrest to get himself a better deal from the club

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #36

    toonarmydownsouth
    Yeah wont happen but sounds good doesn’t it haha. I agree Dzeko would do well for us but I don’t see it ever happening

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  • scout

    Jul 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Look how many goals we conceded, he’s terrible IMO.
    He’s also a million mile from an England call up and let’s be honest our defenders are no great shakes

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 6, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #38

    toonarmydownsouth

    I forgot about that lol. I think he was strongly linked with Everton at the time.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 6, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #39

    There’s no way Taylor’s going to agree to go there.
    Unless they pay him crazy money.

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  • daztoon

    Jul 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Toonking
    Again your absolutely wrong I have stayed away from st James park and everything Ashley has his fingers in since the slimy toad showed his true colours over KK.Ive supported the Toon over 30 years and seen enough tripe through the years but this is a new level.
    You posted that it takes speed to play a passing,skilful style and I have asked you to explain why and you still haven’t.Try reading

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