Who Are Newcastle’s Other Striker Targets?


It’s never really good to talk about the players you are after in a transfer window, because that only alerts our competitors for the player, so it was surprising that Alan Pardew mentioned both Loic Remy and Darren Bent last week, and said they were targets at Newcastle.

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Brown Ideye – a Newcastle target?

And that amusingly came almost immediately after Alan had criticized Laurent Blanc at PSG for openly talking about wanting Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye at the Paris club.

But those strikers are only two of the “four or five” strikers Newcastle are targeting this summer, according to Pardew, so who are the other ones?

Two top strikers we were after are gone, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang chose Borussia Dortmund over Newcastle, and Swansea broke its transfer record to sign striker Wilfried Bony from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem for £12M.

One player we have been linked with this summer is Brown Ideye, the Nigerian International who plays at Dynamo Kiev, and he even wants to come to Newcastle, so he may be a target.

There are other players that we could be linked with like Siem De Jong, Luuk’s older brother, and the Ajax captain can play in a withdrawn striker role.

And there are players we’ve been linked with in the past like Kevin Gameiro at PSG, who my son Neil still likes, and he was our number one target two years ago and we bid £10M for him while he was still at Lorient,  but he went to PSG, where he’s only been a bit player at the Paris club,

There are some British players available too, like Charlie Austin, the Burnley striker who just failed a medical at Hull City, and he’s available for £2.5M, which is in Newcastle’s range – but he’s probably not good enough for Newcastle.

We’ve mentioned two strikers at PSV, young 19 year-old striker Jorgen Locadia and 24 year-old Tim Matavž – the Slovenian International striker – but there’s no evidence that Newcastle are interested in either of them.

Who are some other strikers Newcastle could be after this summer?

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43 comments so far

  • Toon1978

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost (Sorry)

    Must admit i am getting a little concerned at the lack of any signings being the only club in the EPL not to improve as of yet having just finished above the relegation zone. NUFC seem very relaxed about the whole situation which could be a good thing as they may know quality will arrive. Bent will be a quality signing IF we also bring in Remy or another quality striker. Sinclair would also be a step in the right direction. Having the likes of Collo, Cabaye, HBA, Cisse, Remy and Bent in the same team will be excellent and defo a top 10 team at the very least and i ain’t mentioned Tiote, Krul, Mbiwa, Anita, Marveaux and Debuchy. 2 or 3 signings lads and we will be well on our way providing we have more fortune on the injury front next season. It’s not as bad as some make it out to be really. Chin up…….HWTL!!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Slow down ED man!
    Good luck where ever you go shola
    Top lad just not that greater footballer!

    Didn’t realise his international team mate was anichibe, know that lad is a powerhouse! Be a great player to have as an impact sub

    Better than Darren the merc Bent who hasn’t played regular football for over 2 seasons, either through injury or being deemed simply not good enough by a club in a fierce relegation battle, not only not good enough to start but actually omitted from the matchday squad on regular occasions!!

    Darren bent is not a proven top flight scorer, he was 3 years ago, now he’s simply a washed up injury prone no body looking for a last pay day and some people saying oh well he’s better than shola shows they share the same ambition as our owner!
    Merely happy to swap like for like never really improving just ticking along!

    Toonarmydownsouth
    0 mins ago
    If Alderweireld is available for €8 mil then we should be in for him
    Pards said our defence is good enough? How? Worst defence in the country last season!!! Shocking
    What happens if/when colo/MYM pick up an injury?
    Our cover is Taylor or willo, neither for me our good enough for 3rd choice mainly because there not good enough to push the starting 11, they are simply not competition at all get shot of one of them and replace him with Alderweireld

    Alderweireld will push for the first team and will challenge and who knows maybe even dislodge MYM or colo
    The lack of competition for places at this club is shocking and the reason our lads seem undroppable

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    this player is not good enough as well, hw much dey want for him 9mill???? better get austin .. m sure his gona score 15+ goals

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  • Slank

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Repost

    Tommy @ 25

    ‘I’m just getting sick of our increasingly lowering ambitions ‘

    Do you mean in league position?

    Many fans, myself included, believe we will end up around 8th in the league.

    The top four (ManU, ManCity, Chelsea and Arsenal) would appear preordained for the top table but will the change of manager in three of those clubs affect their league position?

    The next three are likely to be Spurs, Liverpool and Everton although I think the latter might struggle with their new manager.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Austin, Remy, Bent (3mil) not more than that, sinclaer, de jong n m happy

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  • magicbus

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #6

    No “ purple “ signings yet as the embarassment we have as a director of football is still enjoying his summer holidays. Probably hasnt worked out how new mobile phones work yet.

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  • cyprus

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #7

    I’d settle for one top CF and two tricky wingers. Gouffran is a player who has a good record, if only Cisse can learn to play with him (and vice versa).
    My concern is in MF. Despite the compliments, Cabaye has not dominated the MF in any game this year, home or away. He must improve or get the bench. Too many have concentrated on Jonas staying on as a coach’s pet, but he never hid and always gave his all. Cabaye, on the other hand, went missing for many hours last year.

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  • Slank

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8

    I don’t think we should go for African forwards as we would lose him or his equivalent together with Cisse in the African Nations competition.

    Why can’t the African Nations competition be held when the European Nations competition is held?

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  • Slank

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Cyprus

    If you had two tricky wingers where would Ben Arfa play or would one of the two new wingers warm the bench?

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  • cyprus

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Slank, maybe the heat? But, you are right, this African Nations thing gets in the way.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #11

    I still think Man Utd will finish mid-table this season. Swansea, Norwich and Southampton will have better squads than them by the end of the window.

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  • bollance

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #12

    1978

    Probably our targets are delaying signing for us because they are top players and are waiting for better teams to come in for them. Therefore we could have made signings but of a lower calibre.

    Pards said it himself. We are not Chelsea etc so we are not top players 1st choice. PEA is a perfect example of this.

    The player who will come will have aspirations to play for the top teams if we are not in that bracket in the next few years then they will leave. But only if they knuckle down and play well. It is win win for NUFC.

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  • Joe Blog

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #13

    My advice to every UK poster: get outside and enjoy the British summer while it’s here! Nothing doing until Monday at the earliest, so no need to work ourselves up into a tizzy again, today.

    Peace!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Slank
    I’m not sure of he fans or the clubs expectations but if he means the clubs then I agree
    One minute were being told the powers that be want to challenge for Europe every season, not even a season later were being told top 10

    We sold the club to all our signings on the premise of Europe and challenging for it can’t see it being long before a few get fed up and head for the door tbh

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #15

    JFK HAD 5 YRS OF HOLIDAY HW MUCH MORE DOES THE FAGG WANT REST.. his hea for money reason nt footballng reason.. the clown has no football knowledge jst holiday like mr bean

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  • estechco

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Maybe Pardew feels that he can mention Remy and Bent as the correct lines of communication have already been opened?

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  • Jesus1983

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Our targets are definitely…

    Bent, Remy, Gomis and Brown.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #18

    Slank
    Does it matter if we have a new player ” warming the bench”? Did you see our bench last season? Why can we only have one decent player in each position?

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #19

    tds i never did say it some other know it all did

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  • Slank

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #20

    Ketsbaia9 @ 11

    ‘…I still think Man Utd will finish mid-table this season..’

    Would you put money on that?

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #21

    Slink – No I mean general mentality of the club relative to others.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #22

    Just reading about Pardew saying he always goes out to attack teams on the front foot and is never defensive minded. So Pinnochio Pardew (that has a ring to it) what about the 3 x DMs at home v Liverpool etc?

    Pinnochio now say he wants to play Bent alongside Cisse – WTH!! Bent is the same player minus the spectacular goals has an awful attitude ad has lost his pace through injuries. How on earth are they going to complement each other?This is what happens when you let Pardew mess with transfers. Obertan and Eliot anyone?

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  • Slank

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #23

    ToonArmy @ 18

    I’m not sure the fans would accept a new winger warming the bench unless it was made absolutely clear, to the fans and the two wingers, that the two new wingers would alternate each week.

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  • cyprus

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #24

    Slank,
    I’d give them a half each. But also, I’d go for more rotation. People like Marveaux Anita (even HBA that you mentioned, even when fit) tended to rot on the bench for long long periods and that can’t be good for match fitness and psychology. More players need to feel (and be) as first teamers, so that injuries and bad form don’t become detrimental.
    Ketspaia, I get you, but Manu always do well, even with seemingly mediocre teams… the entertainers were truly a better team all round, they still snatched it from us even when their fans had ‘given’ the PL to NUFC.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 13, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #25

    Jamsha

    No need to bring homophobia in to it

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #26

    sparky

    lol@ backstabbing to catch up on hahaha

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #27

    Slank
    I don’t believe that mate, say we bought in Sinclair and upgraded obertan I don’t think many would want benny dropped and suddenly with say a young hungry winger we would suddenly have a very decent looking bench ( if we have added a cf of course!)

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  • Slank

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #28

    Tommy @ 21

    The problem with ambition is that if it all goes tits-up like QPR and Leeds before them then in retrospect it’s seen as foolish and delusional spending. Difficult balancing act.

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  • Slank

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #29

    Cyprus @ 24

    I agree that more rotation is required. It can’t be very satisfying sitting on the bench each week. I doubt it helps confidence.

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  • Slank

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #30

    Toon @ 27

    I can’t argue with that !

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #31

    Yes I would.

    Kinnear wanted Gomis 4 years ago.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #32

    Aly Cissokho is available again.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #33

    Could move Santon to right back and have Haidara and Cissokho fight it out for the left back spot.

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  • Slank

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #34

    Ketsbaia9 @ 31

    Ok, how much would you put on ManU ending up midtable and how would you prove it to us, paste the betting slip perhaps?

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  • cyprus

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #35

    K, And thus you benched Debuchy… that can’t be right

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  • nut meg

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #36

    Slank@23
    I would imagine there will be a fair amount of rotation throughout the team anyway.It should be the norm to keep players fresh & hungry.The difference between changing the team by choice or by necessity is massive,last season our changes were mainly by necessity.

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  • Slank

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #37

    Nut Meg

    Very true

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  • roe997

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #38

    If cabaye goes id move for marvin martin

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  • plana

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #39

    Gomis, is coming in forget Bent, to injury prone and to old and Remy will join as well

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  • matias

    Jul 13, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #40

    @Rotonda

    Pardew`s word about the attack mindedness have been twisted in some headlines.

    He said this last season was an exception to his usal style cause he wasn`t often able to do that. He didn`t claim to have been attack minded last year so there`s no need for “why 3 dm`s against Liverpool” comments.

    He took the blame partly on himself like he usually does.

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