We were first linked with CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia over two years ago, and it’s not surprising the Magpies will be linked with a number strikers before January, because it’s very likely the Tyneside club will bring in a striker we tried to sign in the summer, but failed during that transfer window.
Seydou Doumbia - prolific 25 year-old striker
It could be Bafe Gomis of Lyon, who will be a cut price deal in January with his contract running out next summer, , but Newcastle will likely look at other potential strikers through the end of this year before deciding who to bring in.
Newcastle have been watching Doumbia closely over the last year, and the 20 times Ivory Coast International looks a very good striker.
Everton are also said to be interested in the 25 year-old , and both Newcastle and Everton have on loan strikers in Loic Remy from QPR and Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea respectively, and will be wanting to strengthen their striker department.
The news today of Newcastle and Everton’s interest in the player is in Izvestia, and the former BSC Young Boys player joined the rich Moscow club in 2010, after 57 goals in just 78 appearances, and in Russia the 5’10″ striker has 57 goals in 88 appearances, so he knows how to put the ball into the back of the net.
A year ago his transfer price was quoted at £16M, and there was no way Newcastle would be interested in the player at that price, and still wouldn’t be.
The Abidjan-born player is currently under contract with CSKA Moscow until the end of June of 2015, so a lot will depend on what his transfer fee is, as always, if Newcastle are to bring this player to Tyneside.
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