This Striker Could Be At The Top Of Newcastle’s B List


Newcastle and Joe Kinnear still want to bring in French International Bafe Gomis from Lyon, and he would be a great buy, and while we’ve already agreed a fee with Lyon, and agreed terms with the player, his agents seem to be holding up the deal, because of their excessive personal demands. And we heard a few days ago that Marseilles were trying to impede the deal by making illegal contact with the player and his representatives.

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Brown Ideye – would be a good buy for Newcastle

There are about 23 days left in the transfer window, and as the deadline approaches and we haven’t sealed the Gomis deal, Director of Football Joe Kinnear may have to look at his B list of strikers, which he told us last Sunday the club had created.

And the question will be – who’s on that B list – any ideas?

One very decent striker we have focused on before is 24 year-old Brown Ideye, who was born in Lagos and has made it clear he would just love to join Newcastle United.

In early May, there were a number of Premier League clubs like West Ham and Swansea after the player, but his agent Hootan Ahmadi had this to say at that time:

“There has been a lot of interest from English clubs, but Newcastle would be Brown’s preferred choice for a number of reasons.” “They have a good fan-base and play an attacking style of football.”

“He has good knowledge of the club and of the Premier League. Brown would love to test himself at that level.” “He would like to move to England and we will look at all our options in the summer.”

Ideye had a very good African Cup of Nations last January, and of course Nigeria won the trophy, and that, along with his goal-scoring prowess had several clubs interested in the player.

Brown moved to Sochaux in 2010 from Swiss club Neuchâtel Xamax (so he’s already played for one Newcastle) – and he played 39 times with 17 goals for French club Sochaux, before joining Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev for around £7M two years ago.

And his record there is good, having played 75 times for Kiev with 34 goals.

Ideye also played three times for Nigeria in the recent Confederations Cup played in Brazil, and won for the third time running by the host country, and Ideye now has 19 caps and three goals for Nigeria, who have a good side these days.

Brown Ideye would be a decent signing for us, and he wants to come to Newcastle, and would probably cost around £8M.

He stands 5’11? tall and could well be near the top of that B list of strikers, that Joe Kinnear may be taking a hard look at right now.

What do you think?

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115 comments so far

  • Patoon

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #1

    cyprus

    Anita can also play at right back and has done ok ther b4, just don’t think debuchy is a good defender but he might b ok now he’s settled in, would agree with the Taylor thing rite enuf, he’s pretty shite, aye Haidara or Dummet at left back

    Indian

    Change the team bcos of 1 man, when that man was on form he was as good as 3 or 4 men

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Toonarmydownsouth
    1 min ago
    Ibiza
    Everyone knows I’m always right, follow me on twitter indykallia!!!

    Attacking style?
    Think he has us confused with Gateshead

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #3

    attacking style of football really :’)

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  • geordiesteve520

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #4

    God I hope not, was woeful in comfederations cup.

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #5

    And as young Nigerian striker his idol has always been the one and only Shola.

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Newcastle Brown Ideye ?

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  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #7

    I genuinely think Kinnear was bluffing about having a B list .

    He has no idea what he is doing

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  • numba9

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Brown Ideye is now very good heard we was interested a while back in confed cup he looked awful

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  • numba9

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Not good

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  • t00ntime

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #10

    anyone else thinking Gomis is taking to long lets just go and get Traoure?

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Wissam Ben Yedder, Kevin Volland, Arnautovic…
    All available for less than €8m most likely.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #12

    i would scream and pee a little if we put in a bid for arnautovic

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Re £30 million ++ valuation on Cabaye

    Cabaye did not make the quote I mention at 32 previous post/page… //slow down Ed ! ..It come’s from within the club ..unofficially…

    Anyone calling will now know its an expensive call to make .

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  • swemag

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Toon should sign Vinicius Araujo, this guy is dynamite. I will keep on saying his name until Kinnear listens.

    http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/50509_cruzeiro_striker_vinicius_araujo_linked_to_porto.html

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Don’t know why we don’t look to Germany for deals, there’s a plethora of talent and players like Draxler and Schurrle can’t even get in the national team

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #16

    draxler wont leave schalke hes very loyal to them already

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  • Tubai

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Just bring in a quality striker that’s it. There is no point going through player lists and rumours untill we get somebody over the line.

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #18

    I know but there’s players just under that level who are very affordable, the likes of Castro (Leverkusen), Kruse (just went to Gladbach), Ibrahima Traore (quality winger), Muller from Mainz, Volland (Youth prodigy), Aaron Hunt etc.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #19

    i agree we should look further afield, there are other places other than france!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Yohan…blasfemi 😉 lol

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 9, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #21

    Eurostar is fairly cheap though.

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  • John PK

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Hi Guys, I know this is off topic but thought I would post this as some of you may be interested in this Newcastle United memorabilia from 1924 (fa cup winners) . Cheers

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261262058372?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Emre can
    This lad
    Please joe

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #24

    jonas guttierez made the most clearances in the premier league last season

    i think they just counted his crosses

    in all seriousness it showed how much he had to cover for santon

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  • Bearsize

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Wow a player who actually wants to play for us. Sign him up, there aren’t too many 😉

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #26

    tads
    he just signed for bayer leverkusen from munich

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  • paul24

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #27

    Why dont they make a bid for Seydou Doumbia, the guys a goal machine and his wages wouldnt be too high, plus it’s warmer here than it is in Russia, most of the time anyway 😛

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #28

    OhShola
    Noooooooooooooooooooooo damn you JFK
    😉

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #29

    tads
    haha we’re so slow at bidding by the time we bid for sinclair he’ll be in the MLS with his zimmerframe

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #30

    OhShola
    On the plus side we’ve finally but a bid in for Beckenbauer

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #31

    what about luiz adriano? he’d be a great coup.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Great the ‘B’ list … would you want to sign if you knew you were on a club’s ‘B’ list and they only want you because they’ve missed their preferred targets?

    Not clever JFK. Not clever at all.

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  • paul24

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #33

    @Hatem’s better than Messi

    Good point mate. Another own goal by JFK, what the hell was Mike Ashley thinking xD

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  • lukes26

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #34

    This might be another Maiga/Cisse situation where we hold off signing Gomis/ say he has a dodgy knee and sign Brown instead.

    Brown seems plausible since he is in the mold of a Ameobi/Gomis type & would be a Plan B when Newcastle is pinned back and need hold up play.

    Newcastle only need a out and out CF and a young CM. any discussions of downing/sinclair etc are ridiculous

    ..youve got Gouffron and Marv sitting on the bench. Vuckic, Sammy and Ferguson eagerly waiting their turn.

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  • AndyMac

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #35

    “They have a good fan-base and play an attacking style of football.”

    Sorry Mr Ideye but you’ve got that wrong. We have a decent fanbase but we sure as hell dont play attacking football 🙁

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  • Graeme

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Posts 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 24, 31

    Are you trying to cause a war?? How on earth can you possibly expect JFK to go out and pronounce the names you have listed without causing a Diplomatic Incident??

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #37

    luuk de jong on the bench for monchengladbach

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  • supershola

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Once again we have another disastrous transfer window… I’m sick of people telling me to wait for the window to close but really? We should have had a couple of players in before pre-season to get integrated into the squad. Why have we only just started bidding on players with 2 weeks to go. Surely we would have had the list of targets ready for Joe coming in. I think the remy deal was very good don’t get me wrong but he’s already injured.
    Everyone including pardew believes our defence is great… Where on earth does he get that from? From the team who let in all them goals last year?
    And midfield is also somewhere we don’t need strengthening? Those same midfielders who played long ball all season creating nothing for cisse.
    We really needed 4 players to kick on including a defender, creative midfielder and 2 strikers.
    Once again the fans have been totally let down by our club. Absolute Joke

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  • supershola

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #39

    And as for Hull City calling themselves Hull City Tigers ,,,, haha… This must be music to Mike’s ears. Bet he hadn’t even thought about changing our name

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Sell cabaye buy cabella

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