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Newcastle Now Linked With Brazilian Striker

11:39 pm, Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 29 Comments

Newcastle are being linked with Livorno striker Paulinho, but he’s 28 and would not fit into the profile of  players that Mike Ashley likes to sign for Newcastle, so we wonder if this will happen, and if he is a real target of Newcastle’s.

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28 year-old Paulinho of Livorno

Sunderland were supposed to be interested in the player in the January transfer window, and the player has both a Brazilian and Italian passport.

Paulinho joined Livorno back in 2005, and he has 170 appearances for the Serie A side with 51 goals, and that includes 10 goals in 25 appearances this season, and he’s been in good form.

He has also had a couple of loan spells while at Livorno, at Grosseto in 2008 and then Sorrento the next year, to get first team experience.

On transfermkt.com Paulinho is valued at around £6M, although his club would like a fee closer to £12M – the best of luck with that one.

Paulinho is right footed and played for the Brazil U20 side back in 2005, but he has never been capped by the full Brazilian side.

We’d be surprised if Paulinho is a target of Newcastle’s this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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Tags: Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon Tang // Mar 5, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    The only Brazilian ashley is shelling out for on is his missus front bum

  • 2 croftus5678 // Mar 5, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    i’d rather keep ramy and luuk tbh.

  • 3 Big Pappa Cissé // Mar 5, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    My England team would be :

    —————————-Hart——————————

    –Johnson——–Cahill——–Jagielka——–Baines–

    ————Gerrard——————–Wilshire————

    —Townsend————Rooney————–Sterling—

    —————————Sturridge————————-

  • 4 jayphoto // Mar 6, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Never watch serie A, he any good?? Don’t think we’ll sign either dejong or Remy! Remy will possibly go to a champions league team and De Jong at 8.5m is possibly too expensive to sign for what he brings to the table! Think De jong needs 6-8 goals in the remaining 10 games to get the powers that be to excercise that deal

  • 5 mattyNUFC // Mar 6, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    wouldn’t that be something if we actually got Douglas Costa from Donetsk…

    before any body calls me deluded, what else has there been to look forward to as of late?

  • 6 mattyNUFC // Mar 6, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    jayphoto

    i guarantee that if AP is still in charge next season and those powers that be take into account anything he says, LDJ will be a permanent signing. He’s exactly what AP likes…big and can hold the ball up decently. However, if he continues to play as he did v hull, i think it’d be worth it. otherwise, he doesn’t bring much to the table at all

  • 7 jayphoto // Mar 6, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Was a big fan of him in Holland and hes better than hes shown in Germany!
    Not sure pardews wants will be taken into much account, as usual im guessing hel get what hes given and try to mould it into what he actually wants

  • 8 manxpie // Mar 6, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    matty come on he’s hardly played and came in under a horrible time
    and every time he has played for us he’s done a very decent job
    give him a chance!?
    against hull he was brilliant when he came on against villa imo he changed the whole game he’s an unselfish striker which we haven’t had in………….well a long long time (apart from shola ofcourse!)

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Mar 6, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Just trying to read through yesterday afternoons posts and I had to stop, my eyes started to bleed and I felt physically sick, not from last nights boozing but from the posts suggesting we should stay well clear of Europe as we haven’t the squad to compete, what is the point…….

  • 10 Shot Bru // Mar 6, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Geez Big Pappis Cisse.. England look shocking…especially the defence….Manager is uninspiring and appointing Aidy Boothroyd as under 20′s England coach….talk about living in the dark ages!

  • 11 manxpie // Mar 6, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    jail exactly but the best thing is to just blame pardew much much easier (even tho he’s got them in with a chance of europe)

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Mar 6, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    manx,
    I was talking about Pardew with a few Scotish lads last night, firstly I’m no way a fan of his and don’t like the bloke, but asked whether he’s done a good job you have to say yes given the constraints he’s had to work under, his spineless subservancy makes him perfect for the job where as a Benitez or Laudrup would see door slammings and sackings.

  • 13 manxpie // Mar 6, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    and on that point why do people blame the manager when they lose there spine of there team
    you take every top teams spine out of there team they struggle
    in that last run we missed collo,remy,tiote,cabeye,gouff,debuchy and have a very off form cisse n arfa that would hurt any squad at any level!

    but its amazing that once them players start to come back we start getting results
    but then people say well the manager should be able to get wat he’s got to play!
    well how about you look at the squad we’ve actually got and then look at the results we’ve got under this squad?

    not great is it and there is only 1 man that is the reason for that!!!!!!?

  • 14 Jail for Ashley // Mar 6, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    manxpie,
    You are the only man on here to offer full support to the jellyfish Pardew, fair play to you !

  • 15 manxpie // Mar 6, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    jail i can’t see how anyone can say he hasn’t done a good job under the unbelievable circumstances that he has had here
    and i know you say he’s a puppet or watever but he still has to work with a squad that doesn’t know if it will be sold tomorrow and not get any replacement in at the right time or 2 windows down the line!
    so overall he’s done a bloody good job imo and i still can’t understand people wanting him changed because…

    1st of all he’ll cost a few bob to pay off
    and secondly there will be a compensation payment for any top manager (both never ever gonna happen)

    so wats left?
    yep o’leary
    or maybe wise (wouldn’t put it past him!)
    or any other out of work manager no matter how long out of work they are!!

  • 16 manxpie // Mar 6, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    jail as i say if there was any possibillity at all of a better manager here then brilliant

    but he is certainly the best we will get
    just wish we’d got solskier tho :)

    but when i see absolute drivel/hatred for no reason just to blame something i’ll stick up for it and thats why i will always have a pop at catchy and anyone else who doesn’t actually see the job pardew has done under the harshest standards in the league and imo the toughest managers job in the league!

    just like you with ashley and btw i don’t think i’m the only one mate!

  • 17 Himanshu Dhingra // Mar 6, 2014 at 4:43 AM

    A quiz I designed on English football’s Uniteds. Give it a try. Questions on Newcastle there too.

    http://www.sportskeeda.com/quiz/quiz-english-footballs-uniteds/

  • 18 jimmysmith // Mar 6, 2014 at 4:47 AM

    I like Pardew because he’s hung in there and held it together through thick and thin, mainly thin, but I think Ashley likely will put the increased profits we’re expecting to see back in and that in turn would likely mean Pardew will be expected to push on and deliver more.

    So that greater expectation, if it is indeed the case, along with his history of touch line indiscretions and also the deeper he gets into his contract makes his job less secure.

    Then again, he might just succeed in marshaling an often hapless club into a self sufficient top 6 unit. That is still on the cards isn’t it.

  • 19 Jail for Ashley // Mar 6, 2014 at 6:18 AM

    Jimmy, I admire your optomism but I’m afraid that’s not part of the plan.

  • 20 jimmysmith // Mar 6, 2014 at 6:57 AM

    Yeah, bit of a long shot, granted, mainly due to a lack of focus and expertise as much as anything else you’d think, but I suspect that’s at least what Pards is being fed and of course in turn us. I don’t necessarily think Pards is a BS merchant. Maybe a patsy, I suppose, but even that seems overly pessimistic, or far fetched, maybe even paranoid.

  • 21 G // Mar 6, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Don’t see any truth to this one. Apparently his agent has been angling for an improved contract, so my bet would be that he’s where the rumour has come from.

  • 22 firebug666 // Mar 6, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    Mmmmm wonder how well we would be doing in the league if AP had not got us dumped out of the cups.

    This season with nothing else to play for I would expect any manager to have us where we are or even higher up that table.

    If AP had tried to keep us in the cups, where do you think we would be sitting in the league now?

    Point I am making is we are where we are now because we have not competed anywhere else this season.

  • 23 Ben3arfa // Mar 6, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    The only Brazilian ashley is shelling out for on is Llambias’ front bum

  • 24 mindshaft // Mar 6, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    DeJong reminds me if Shola but while Shola gets slated for being a useless goal shy fecker, dejong is praised for errr hold up play – needs to score some goals asap to justify price tag – can see why he wasn’t getting a game in Germany

  • 25 mindshaft // Mar 6, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Oh and no chance we’re after this Brazilian guy, too old and doesn’t score enough

  • 26 Jeff from Benwell // Mar 6, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Firebug666
    We could be like the unwashed from the village of the damned.
    Hey we had a great day out at Wembley

    OK we got twatted by City
    OK we are still in the bottom 3

    But
    Hey we had a great day out at Wembley

  • 27 musomag // Mar 6, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Here we go AGAIN – BS that’s what I think Ed

    @ 1…..that is so true and so funny Toon

  • 28 StuW // Mar 6, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    You know, I am all for signing younger lads to progress then even sell, but at times, you need to sign 28/29/30 year olds. A little bit of experience is needed.

    ALthough I haven’t been impressed with this player. Goes missing too often in games. Does know where the goal is(although we say that about every forward)

  • 29 Jeff from Benwell // Mar 6, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    After 28 games with 10 to go
    Asenal and Liverpool are on 59 points
    Spurs in 5th place are on 53
    we are 10 points behind on 43
    Having looked at our 10 remaining fixtures I can see us getting 16 more points taking us to 59
    When we got 5th place 2 seasons ago it was with 65 points
    However my points tally is quite conservative
    If we play as we did against Hull for the next 10 games it is not inconceivable we could achieve Europe




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