Newcastle Linked With Mali International Striker


There are reports coming out of France that Newcastle may be interested in Bordeaux 6’4″ striker, Cheick Diabate, who we were first interested in back in May of 2011, according to our records.

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Cheick Diabate – Newcastle interested in Mali striker

Diabate played against us twice in the Europa League last season, and scored a goal in the away leg for the French side, and Cheick played with Newcastle forward Yoan Gouffran while at Bordeaux, so if Newcastle are really interested in the player, Yoan will know exactly what his strengths and weaknesses are.

And of course, Yoan has been a tremendous success at Newcastle, since he arrived on Tyneside last January.

The 25 year-old 31 times capped Mali International, is said to be available for around £5M, so that’s another option to the many available to Joe Kinnear to bring in a striker this January.

Newcastle can afford £5M for a striker – well we think we can. 😀

Check has scored 6 goals in 13 appearances for the French club this season, and earlier in his career he was loaned out to Ajaccio (30 appearances 14 goals) and Nancy, where he played only three times.

While at Bordeaux, he’s scored 37 goals in 91 appearances, and will give Newcastle something different up front – height and heading ability.

So we think this player could be a reasonable buy in January for Newcastle at around £5M.

What do you think?

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7 comments so far

  • scout

    Nov 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Why would we need him we have a world class Nigerian at the club

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  • NOVA2967

    Nov 20, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #2

    We could use a big target man. Shola is doing fine right now but if we want to have a go at it then Benteke would be perfect with Remy. Cant and won’t get Benteke so someone with similar height and power will do

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 20, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #3

    As long as it doesn’t turn in to hoof ball again. If you’re going for a target man he has to be mobile and skilful not just an old fashioned battering ram with everything going aerial.

    As for Norwich surely anita just comes in at right back – simples!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 20, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Benteke hasn’t scored that many this season. He’d be a great coup for £15-20m.

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  • ERER

    Nov 20, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Didn’t Benteke sign a 5 year deal at Villa at the start of the season ?

    Pretty sure 30M is the benchmark for any bid with the new contract in play.

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  • goommy

    Nov 21, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Answer : Romelu Lukaku XD

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 21, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #7

    he’s better and younger than Gomis

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