With Newcastle looking like they may be running out of striker options in the transfer window, wouldn’t Salmon Kalou, the former Chelsea striker, be a good buy for around £3M?
Salomon Kalou – worth an inquiry
That’s the price that West Ham are supposed to be prepared to offer for the 6’1″ 57 times capped Ivory Coast striker (21 goals), according to L’Equipe.
And Kalou turns 28 early next month, and it looks like Spanish club Valencia could be moving in fast for the striker, according to Sky Sports this afternoon.
Kalou left Chelsea for Lille on a free transfer last summer, and last season in the French league he played 37 times for Lille and scored 16 goals with 6 assists.
But the big problem with this player could be his wage demands, and we suppose they would not fit into Newcastle’s fairly restrictive wage limits.
But the fee would not be large, and this lad has already proven he can score goals in the Premier League, and while at Chelsea he played 251 games for the London club and scored 60 goals but also had 40 assists.
We must get a top striker though the door this summer, and that can be Loic Remy (even if it’s only on loan) or Bafetimbi Gomis, but either of those plus Salomon Kalou would be good.
What we’d really like to see is both Remy and Gomis through the door this summer, but the chances of that happening seem to be very low at the moment.
Surely at least an inquiry to Lille and Kalou’s representatives would be worthwhile?
Over yo you Joe Kinnear.
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