Newcastle Linked With Swedish International Striker


Newcastle United  are again being linked with 27 year-old PSV striker Ola Toivonen, whose contract at PSV runs out next summer,  and who will be available for just £2.5M in January.

Ola Toivonen

Ola Toivonen – available in January for £2.5M

The Dutch club will be looking to get a transfer fee for the striker, who joined them from Malmö FF four years ago.

Toivonen can play either as an out-and-out striker either in the center or on the wing, and would fit well into Newcastle’s new 4-3-3 formation.

And £2.5M is a transfer fee Newcastle can afford,  and he will be a good buy at that price, and that seems to be the main thing that Mike Ashley looks for in any deal, so we do think Newcastle could be interested in the 35 times capped Swedish International in January.

Norwich, Fulham and Fiorentina are also likely to be interested in the striker, since they were after him in the summer, so Newcastle will have some competition if indeed they have the 6’3″ Swede in their sights.

Here’s some video of Ola playing for PSV.

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What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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28 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 19, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Newcastle linked with presenter of ‘Fun House’

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  • jayphoto

    Oct 19, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Ha thats the first thing I thought!
    He wouldn’t be a bad signing, plays very very deep, links midfield with attack well and he partners up well with other strikers who usually go on to bang in the goals at his hard works expense

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  • Ben3arfa

    Oct 19, 2013 at 4:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Toivonen is actually rubbish , he is tall for nothing and has a terrible touch and pass

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  • chuck

    Oct 19, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    Comment #4

    So how many useless players does this make ?
    As a scout from over three thousand miles away, with only access to , agent made videos, you really think we should but this guy, because he would only cos 2.5m. quid ?
    C’mon Ed give this stuff up, you are loosing whatever credibility you may have left.

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #5

    what he is playing like a miner
    asla alan shoulder

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 19, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #6

    but buy bin ban dan waccy nan

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  • laurille

    Oct 19, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #7

    As a Swede, I can tell you that he is absolutely rubbish. His best days are passed, and even at his best he was only mediocre. Bad buy, Ashley, Bad buy.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #8

    Lesh

    thanks for the late reply

    so you say you don’t rate him but are willing to sit it out with him until Ashley has stopped bleeding the club dry ?

    well I think nothing can or will stop Ashley from doing that regardless of who he puts I’m charge of the team.

    IMO there are only a hand full of managers in the world right now that are in a club where they get what they want , I believe most managers out there have there hands tied in some way by the chairman of the club,
    I honestly believe that there are many good managers out there that would jump at the chance to work at NUFC because they think we are a big club , we already have good players and if a good coach got his hands on them we could be top 8 with out a problem ,

    what Ashley is doing wrong is getting the wrong people in to do the job , do you think Southampton fans right now are talking about there chairman ? they really didn’t like him that much for the way he was runnin the club , interfering with to many football things , but the guy went out done his home work and brought a guy in that has transformed the club, without great investment , mostly down to good coaching and organisation . bet he is on half of what pardew is on

    pardew does not deserve to be here and while we have fans like you letting him stay , we will only ever be a struggling club,

    barca are one of the biggest clubs in the world , and when there fans don’t want a manager the club listens ,

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #9

    Morning y’all!

    isn’t this just news recycling?

    Not watching the game today so good luck to the lads! Haven’t been that fun watching Newcastle this season 🙁

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #10

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/oct/18/brendan-rodgers-coaching-england-liverpool?

    “Brendan Rodgers believes dull coaches are holding back English players” reads the headline. Coincidence that this story is published today, or mischief making by the press?

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  • stan anderson

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #11

    Hope the march is a success today,cant get there myself,sorry to say.
    Please make it peaceful and no chants of Sack the Board.
    Good Luck.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #12

    http://www.true-faith.co.uk/africa-black-white-3/

    The final sentence from my blog,

    “So, Howay the lads, and let’s have a march and match that can make the fans proud.”

    Have a butchers at the full thing if you get a chance! Cheers.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Lee Marshall ?@LeeMarshall9 5m
    If those protesting today truly believe it’ll be productive, I wish them a safe and peaceful march. The declined offer to talk remains open.

    Lee Marshall is the NUFC Supporter Liaison. I find it odd the march organisers have refused to speak to him about it. Surely a sensible thing would be to open the lines of communication as well as the march and developing future plans….

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  • Ciaran

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Lilongwe

    I had to scan past the African football parts, but will get round to reading your articles in their entirety, this morning I am in bit of a rush. Let’s hope that we get good strong numbers, a dignified protest that passes without incident. and maybe even a positive result?

    Is that too much to ask for? Hmmm, probably!

    Right I’m off to get breakfast before going to the march, have a great day everyone!

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  • Ciaran

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Lilongwe

    Organisers have spoken to Lee Marshall, a number of times. Interesting how the supposed “offer of talks” from the club has only ever been mentioned on the morning of the march…

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #16

    Ciaran,
    No worries. A positive result? I will settle for a positive performance today….

    Enjoy the march, and hopefully the match. Hope plenty join in and keep it respectful and dignified.

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  • BandB

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #17

    Lilongwe,

    If this is the case, it is odd that Lee should have chosen this moment and this means to announce it.
    Radio Newcastle offered the club the opportunity to comment last night. It refused.
    The club has briefed at least one journalist that the march “wouldn’t get 100.” Some insight perhaps, into how seriously they take this protest.
    Off to work, so can’t go. I wish it well.

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  • jeff

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #18

    could not agree more with chuck. the quality of these articles is getting worse and worse as the days go by

    ed churns out boring, repetitive articles like its nothing. not even an ounce of opinion as he types out his posts with small paragraphs and incredibly long sentences filled with many independent clauses

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #19

    BandB/Ciaran,
    I agree it seems an odd time to mention this. The club hasn’t got a history of statements with a hint of smoke and mirrors though has it so it must be right……

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  • jeff

    Oct 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #20

    i have found many blogs, such as nufcdaily, with substantially better articles

    i come here for the comments

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  • BandB

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #21

    Lilongwe,

    Or maybe it was “supporter laison officer” Lee behind the “lucky to get 100” briefing?
    Surely you can recognize black propaganda when you see it?

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  • jeff

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #22

    and yet as every day passes more adverts are added to the site. this man’s coffers filling with the coin of advert merchants as his blog visitors trawl through pages upon pages of slanderous nudity. all the while ed sits in his house, writing less and less coherents, and more and more useless posts, while his blog visitors sap it up like its the gospel

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #23

    i’m going to the march today with my lass, i’ll gladly speak in support for those who can’t make on this blog, if there’s billboards to show i was thinking about writing on

    Newcastle ( United )
    United for a reason
    from the fans from Newcastle United Blog

    what do you’s think?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #24

    BandB,
    The statement and Smoke and mirrors was tongue in cheek. Maybe they have spoken with others at the club, and gone above him. Wendy Taylor perhaps.

    I haven’t seen anything about the march only having 100 people. That would be disappointing if that were the case, although I know of people on here who say they are going and friends who are going. If all those who said they were go then I’d say that is alone more than 30 people.

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  • ToonMatt

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Getting sick of being linked to all these bargain buys that are actually not very good, We need ambition and an owner who wants to make this club successful! Ashley out!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • jeraziah

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #26

    As a Swede I also can tell you that Toivonen would be a aweful buy for the club. His touch is worse than Bendtner, he got decent work-rate but would not want him at our club.

    He’s got his best days behind him and they was’nt that great to begin with..

    Next please..

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #27

    Absolutely Crap Player !

    Used to be good, about 5 years ago. PSV can,t wait to get rid of him!

    Would be a bloody poor addition to the squad !

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #28

    I still have nightmares about the last Swedish striker that played for us – Andreas Anderson.

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