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Newcastle Pursuing Dutch U21 International

8:56 am, Thursday, July 25th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

Newcastle have made just one signing this summer so far, and the lad is a junior – 16 year-old Olivier Kemen from Metz – and as well as at least two good strikers being signed up this summer, we expect Newcastle to bring in some top youngsters too.

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Jeroen Zoet – Newcastle seem still interested

But news yesterday in Voetbal Intentional that Newcastle may not yet have finished with their bidding for Dutch U21 International goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet.

Here is some of that article – with a decent translation  using Google translate:

“PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet (22 years old) can count on Newcastle United in the coming weeks to make a second attempt to try to pick him up.”

“PSV received a bid of €2.5M (£2.1M)from the Magpies two weeks ago , but the club manager Alan Pardew still has Zoet high on the list.”

“The keeper has a contract until the summer of 2014, but PSV has an option of an additional year.” “This still relatively short-term agreement ensures that PSV cannot ask a high price for the young keeper.”

They then talk about Tim Krul, the Dutch International goalkeeper already being at Newcastle, so it seems that Alan Pardew still wants a third goalkeeper brought in this summer, and maybe Jak Alnwick can then be sent out on loan to get some first team experience.

But we expect the priorities in the transfer market is to get two strikers in a soon as possible – preferably Bafetimbi Gomis from Metz and Loic Remy from QPR, although it seems we have new competition for the striker from Tottenham and West Ham respectively.

And with news this morning that 18 year-old Adam Campbell will be going out on loan – we have to think that Newcastle (Joe Kinnear) must be close to a signing or even two signings.

We hope Newcastle are close to two signings. :D

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26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben3arfa // Jul 25, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Looks like another long day of no signings .

    Great club

  • 2 jonnyshaw85 // Jul 25, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Can he play up front?!?!?!

  • 3 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    We should go for Shane Long

  • 4 lesh // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    We hope Newcastle are close to two signings. ……

    Ever the optimist Ed. Keep smiling, things can only get better.

  • 5 Tsunki // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Let’s be honest here, it may be time to acknowledge that this web-footed feathery-winged quacking thing us actually a duck, and a dead one at that. MA is not going to do much more than ‘improve’ the coaching setup as he believes he has done his player investment already. Unless the pre-season makes us suddenly look tactically aware, bright and sharp in attack, solid at the back and commanding in midfield, we can chalk up another bad season start.

  • 6 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Just 3 weeks to go.

    Ferguson Perch Gone

    Campbell and Gosling could go.

    Cisse doubtful,

    Drugs are the only thing that will make me positive.

  • 7 Tsunki // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    …. But the drugs don’t work,
    They just make you worse…….

    Sing with me now….

  • 8 richyg01 // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    SSN: Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair could be on the move this summer after failing to make his mark at Etihad Stadium, with West Brom and Everton reported to be keen on the former Swansea man, the Daily Mail reports.

    Did we not register an interest then?

  • 9 Toon_Tom // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Gomis does not play for Metz, we are not close to signing anyone and we are not hopefull of bringing in more top youngsters.

    other than that, all is good!!!!


  • 10 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Sing what?

  • 11 richyg01 // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    The Daily Mirror are claiming that Newcastle are lining up a double bid for Lyon stars Bafetimbi Gomis and Bakary Kone.

  • 12 richyg01 // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    …but I know I’ll see your face again…

  • 13 Tsunki // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Indian its from a Verve song.

  • 14 rainrix // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Richy… That was mainly people on here linking us to sinclair on the clubs behalf. Then pardew denied any interest in him.

  • 15 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Gomis isn’t the answer. Not good enough. Everyone just desperate for signing. I’m sure he’ll flop.

  • 16 blew // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Be patient with Joe, he is showing signs
    of senile decay, like getting names wrong,
    constantly. Remember years ago when
    Sunderland signed the wrong player, not
    one they were after, my worry is that Joe
    is capable of doing the same thing.

  • 17 richyg01 // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Surprised Jeff ain’t heard nowt through Claire.

  • 18 Indian Magpie // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    The club is literally rotting, No excuses. Did NUFC not get the TV Money.

    FFS 2 years in a row.

  • 19 JAMSHA // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    xx sum ting wong xx

    wat if cisse flops?? who do u expect to score 15+ goals shola?? gomis can b a 15+ goal scorer + we could get him for 7mil… dats cheap

  • 20 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Sadly could actually see that happening! Lol!!

    C’mon tsunki think more along the lines of lucky man! Although bitter sweet symphony seems more toon appropriate!

  • 21 ToonHeart // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Sometimes it’s so hard being a NUFC fan :(

  • 22 geordiemark // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    most clubs would like new players in before pre season to get to know the players but the toon nope we always like to make matters worse if it saves ashley from buying anyone, I think we will sign 1 striker and that will probably be it until ashley shits himself in january when were in the bottom 3 your own fault ashley thats what greed gets you

  • 23 JaxtheMag // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Ashley will not pay wages for any1 yet he thinks we have strolla for 1st game at city and will tell joke to get some 1 in cheap last week of window.

  • 24 JaxtheMag // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    lining or putting in bids means nowt we never offer enough

  • 25 JaxtheMag // Jul 25, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    cum feb I can see fans chukin there season tiks in

  • 26 lesh // Jul 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    blew….. Not much chance of Joe signing anybody before late afternoon when his medication wears off.

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