With Joe Kinnear turning to his B list of strikers, we wonder who exactly is on the list, but this PSV striker, who we covered last month looks to be an excellent striker and could be a good buy for Newcastle.
Tim Matavž – 24 year-old Slovenian International striker
Tim Matavž is a 24 year-old 23 times capped Slovenian International striker (10 goals), who has played for two years at Dutch club PSV and has scored 40 goals in 80 appearances for the Dutch side.
Tim was born in Sempeter pri Gorici in the old Yugoslavia, and he started his career with Gorica at the age of six, and then moved to Gorica in 2004.
In 2007 at the age of 18, he signed a five-year deal at Dutch Club FC Groningen, and he played for them a total of 104 times with 49 goals, and while on loan at FC Emmen in 2008-2009, he scored 5 goals in 16 appearances.
In 2011 a number of top clubs were after the right-footed striker 6’2″ striker, including Napoli, but he was finally signed by PSV Eindhoven in August of 2011, and has since scored 40 goals in just 80 appearances for PSV, including 20 in 38 appearances last season.
Tim played for the Slovenian U19 and U21 sides and has 23 full caps with the full Slovenian side with 10 goals, after he made his debut back in 2009, when he was 20.
His record suggests he is a natural goalscorer, and in 236 total appearances in his career so far, he has scored 108 goals.
Here’s some video of the player.
We wonder is this lad is on Joe’s B list?
What do you think?
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