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Huge Striker Clear-Out At Newcastle This Summer

8:46 am, Sunday, January 26th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

We’ve mentioned a few times that Newcastle’s strikers come September could be a lot different than we have at the moment,  with the likelihood that Loic Remy, Papiss Cisse and 32 year-old Shola Ameobi will no longer be at the club.

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Papiss Cisse – on his way in the summer

And there’s news today that Papiss Cisse is almost certain to leave.

Newcastle have just  turned down a bid of £4M from Turkish side Trabzonspor for him –  and another club in Turkey, Besiktas,  would like to take the Senegal striker on loan until the end of the season.

The Daily Star is reporting the striker has a buy-out clause in his Newcastle contract, which is likely for around £10M, and that could be triggered by a club this summer.

A club from Qatar – thought to be Al-Rayyan – even traveled to Newcastle a couple of weeks ago, to try to get a deal made for the former SC Freiburg striker, but left empty-handed.

Papiss has also been mentioned as possibly moving to Borussia Monchengladbach if Newcastle can get Dutch International Luuk de Jong in on loan before next Saturday rolls around and the January transfer window slams shut.

So it looks like Papiss could be on his way in the summer and Shola Ameobi’s contract runs out at his home town club at the end of June, and it’s unlikely to be renewed.

Newcastle would like to sign Loic Remy full time, and while we hope the club can do that – it seems unlikely – with Loic seeking Champions League football elsewhere.

So with three strikers likely to leave this summer who will come in?

Luuk de Jong should be in on loan this month, and hopefully he can play well and settle in at Newcastle quickly,  and there is news today that Newcastle may have to try to sign Bafe Gomis permanently this month, after Inter-Milan are showing interest.

The news is that Newcastle were hoping to sign the 28 year-old striker – who was a big target last summer – in June when he becomes a free agent.

And if all three strikers do leave,  we probably  need to recruit another striker, but Newcastle will do all they can to sign Loic Remy to a permanent deal as a first priority.

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Tags: Loic Remy · Papiss Cisse · Shola Ameobi · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 26, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Shane Long , Carlton Cole and Emile Heskey.

  • 2 Ben3arfa // Jan 26, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    A striker-clearout when we practically have none. Only at NUFC

  • 3 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 26, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Bambans

    Makes sense. JFK cancelled the deals for Douglas and Vanquier.

  • 4 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jan 26, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    @2:

    Typical that there is a post on here about a Striker clear-out when not so long ago all the headlines were about a Striker shortage at the club ?

    The club will probably let them all leave without getting in replacements first?

    Only at Newcastle?

  • 5 jeff // Jan 26, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    this post is once again absolute nonsense spouted by an absolute trout of a blog host.

    “The Daily Star is reporting the striker has a buy-out clause in his Newcastle contract, which is likely for around £10M, and that could be triggered by a club this summer.”

    yea lets include a buy-out clause for the same price he was purchased for

    #TerribleBlog #RetartBlogHost #GetTheFacts #spammingAritlces #FiveArticlesEveryHour #MoreAdRevenue #MoreMoney

  • 6 Marty-Toon // Jan 26, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Donegal mag
    I know the place well and know those that own the place and some of those working there but I’ve been living in Norway for almost ten years

  • 7 stephen1971 // Jan 26, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    jk probably came back from germany with a jar of dejon mustard thinking he got what he went for

  • 8 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 26, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    before anyone starts Cisse does NOT have a buy out clause on his contract for 6 million, this is media BS

  • 9 Honoured2BNUFC // Jan 26, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Jeff you don’t like what you read? Simply don’t read them-eds sees rumours/facts/articles and prints them here. I fail to see the issue here. No room for that level of negativity.

  • 10 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 26, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    and before anyone states where the facts in this B&W?, well we already had a 9 million bid for him which was rejected which would of activated the clause

  • 11 Oleg G // Jan 26, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Looking at our next 9 games. 20-22 points will be great! Even 18 points will be good in my opinion.

    Under 16 is bad. We will be playing the likes of Fulham, C. Palace, Sunderland, Norwich. Also A. Vila and Hull are there.

    The difficult games are Everton, Chelsea And Spurs. In these games between 1 to 3 points will be ok if we will get all points against the other teams. So it is like 6 wins, 1 draw, 2 loses. Or 5 wins, 3 draws, 1 lose.
    Or another option is, we win At home against Everton and the other teams, which will be a massive 15 points at home, and get another 6 on the road.

    But anything lower than 5 wins out of those 9 games, will be bad.

    My prediction is, and no surprised here I think:

    Norwich – W
    Sunderland – W
    Chelsea – L
    Spurs – D
    Villa – W
    Hull – D
    Everton – D
    Fullham – W
    C. Palace – W

    18 points.

    From the other 7 games of the season, I think it will be less % of points out of the possible 21. Maybe 10-12 points. Man U will be in form, Liverpool too. Arsenal. Cardiff, Swansea, Stoke and S’ton are the teams to beat. 10-12 points there.

    Of course I expect us to win every time. But this is a realistic look from what I think we have in this team.

    28-30 points in the 16 games left. Puts us to 64-66 points. Too optimistic even?

    We have a rate of 54% success this season.
    The 28-30 points is a bit above that.
    54% out of 16 games would be 26 points actually. So I guess I am a bit optimistic than :)

  • 12 blew // Jan 26, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Same old stories, same players,
    different day. Forgot to mention
    Cabaye.

  • 13 lesh // Jan 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    And if all three strikers do leave, we probably need to recruit another striker…….. One striker? One to replace three??!

    Yes, Kinnear’s making a right dogs breakfast of things, especially if he fails to sign at least one striker this window. Has he not learned a anything from events down the road at Sunderland? Does the great lump nit realise the stupidity of bringing too many new players wbo are strangers to oneanothers playing style in at the same time? It didn’t work there did it.

    Kinnear is an idiot and it’s time he put his hands up, admit he’s out of his depth and go back to whatever he was making a mess of before he arrived at SJP.

    Yes, another fine mess Mr Ashley.

  • 14 giimps // Jan 26, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    apparently the buy out clause is activated at the end of the season ,this would be surprising though since they have rejected a 9m bid (allegedly).
    Another cashley gamble, hoping for more money for his only decent striker, then getting a loan in’
    Its just a pity poundland dont do strikers ,then we may be able to afford one and compete with the likes of Asahington (Although, they are doing well this season) ,
    Cashley is running the club like one huge advertising board for SD, and it is working well for him, the club costs him nothing and the share price for SD has massively increased due to the free worldwide advertising he is getting.He will never leave unless he can sell us for big money, why would he?, he has a free football club , which this season will give him app 40mil a season more free money ,which will not be reinvested, only player sales will pay for replacements as he wants to punish the toon army for daring to stand up to him.
    We will only be a football club again when he is either bought out or dies, im not suggesting we kill him or club together for a hit man or anything, but i think we will be suffering for a long time to come.

  • 15 mindshaft // Jan 26, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    No one signing this window – official




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