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other players that we could be linked with like Siem De Jong, Luuk’s older brother, and the Ajax captain can play in a withdrawn striker role.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