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.
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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