Are Newcastle Interested In Signing Lukaku This Summer?


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, for one reason or another, doesn’t seem to rate his young striker Romelu Lukaku, and he’s on a season-long loan deal at Everton, after serving a very successful loan spell at West Brom last season.

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea will listen to offers for striker in the summer

Newcastle will be losing both Shola Ameobi and Loic Remy this summer, and our other two strikers, Papiss Cisse and Luuk de Jong – on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach,  are having difficulty finding the net these days.

So it could be that Newcastle need to bring in two, or even more strikers in the summer, and certainly the 20 year-old former Anderlecht player, who stands 6’3″ tall and is built like a tank, has already proved he can score goals in the Premier League.

He was previously at Anderlecht in Belgium, and was only 18 when he signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2011 – yet while at Anderlecht he scored 41 goals in 98 appearances and also had 18 assists – that’s scary. 🙁

Chelsea paid out £10M for him almost three years ago, and that would rise to £17M based primarily on the number of appearances he makes for Chelsea – and currently he has played only 15 times for Chelsea with no goals.

Last season he scored 17 goals in 38 appearances for West Brom, and this season at Everton he has 11 goals in 23 appearances – so over the last two seasons while on loan, he has 28 goals in 61 appearances – which isn’t bad at all.

And at 20 he has already played 27 times for Belgium with 5 goals, and he also (of course) played for all the Belgium youth sides.

Both north London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham could also be after him in the summer, and there are bound to be some clubs on the continent who will be interested in signing the powerful striker.

He is valued at around €25M on transfermkt.com which is around £20M, and the Tyneside would have that kind of money to spend this summer, but that would also be a record signing for Newcastle United.

The big problem Newcastle have these days is that we are not in Europe, never mind in the Champions League,  and top players like Lukaka want to play in the Champions League, and you cannot blame them for that.

Top players want to play in the top European League.

So it seems the chances of Newcastle signing this player are small at best – maybe very small – but in the past we would have gone after young players like this,  who have such huge potential.

That’s one reason Newcastle must target the Champions League – otherwise we’ll never be able to sign top young players like this to the club.

We need more ambition at Newcastle – sorry to be like a broken record. 🙁

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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74 comments so far

  • mag

    Mar 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #1

    No chance!

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  • estechco

    Mar 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Er…no!

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  • mag

    Mar 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #3

    They can’t even sign Remy, never mind Lukaku, De Jong is about Pardews, stamp.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #4

    toonking…what you are talking about is just our position.

    …what is the difference between #9 or #16?

    I am talking about the football aspect of it all – about using what you have and about having a direction.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Toonarmydownsouth
    3 mins ago
    Jesper
    Why couldn’t we get a proper DoF?
    The club have already said one will be appointed in the summer so really don’t get why you have such a strong opinion about people debating it

    No body has said they don’t want what you’ve suggested but that it won’t happen

    And when did i tell you to move on?
    How is it arrogant to debate a point, surely that’s the whole point of a blog in the first place

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #6

    tads…I guess then we could get a Daniel Levy kind of Chairman as well!

    …there you go again and make up assumption about what I have strong opinions about! Are you drinking or something?

    I might not be English but my grammar or language is not that bad that you can either keep on misreading me or misquoting me.

    Get back to me when you get that right. This is beyond ridiculous!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #7

    …and yes you have a very arrogant nature!

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  • martoon

    Mar 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed – I love your blog but sometimes when you are obviously struggling to think of an article to keep your advertisers happy you pull the most ridiculous story out of the air. Absolutely no chance of NUFC signing Lukaku.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Maybe they will try to get a loan deal for Lukaku?

    Didn’t Pardew say something about him asking Chelsea about him this season?

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  • toonking

    Mar 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #10

    jesper the difference between 9th and 16th is confidence pressure money and interest.

    to play attractive football and win games what you need is good players and good managers.

    answer me these questions
    why the hell is quality going to join a club who is in relegation scrap every season?

    why does the above average managers want to manage a team who has such a horrible owner?

    why winge about not seeing better football yet feel happy about not seeing a team improve?

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  • MosesNUFC

    Mar 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #11

    He’s the perfect striker for us, exactly what we need, fast, strong, good in the air, good passer and a lethal finishernever gonna happen though unless a miracle happens and ashley shows some ambition or sells to someone with ambition

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  • Blofal

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Would love Lukaku. If we do sign him then my faith I MA will be restored by a full 1 %.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Jesper
    People were discussing a DoF coming in, which has been confirmed by the club as happening in the summer, you said no you don’t agree etc, which is fine, but said that it won’t happen as MA wouldn’t authorise that sort of freedom of the club

    You then asked if i thought we would get a qualified DoF but then threw this is in for no reason

    “And stop with the crap remarks of move on. I am starting to get quite annoyed with you!”

    Never once said that, i answered your question and based an assumption you held a strong opinion given the OTT reaction

    I’ve offered an opinion, you disagree with it, I’m allowed to disagree with yours as well, that’s not arrogance
    As for asking if I’m drinking, why because i disagree with you?
    By all means highlight the post about the DoF where I’ve told you to move on

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #14

    toonking…9 or 16 doesn’t really matter for a season – it only matters if it is every season. We have finish 5th and that hasn’t really changed anything in the confidence department or what kind of players would join us.

    You are right a team would need both good players and a manager to win games – we have good players now we just need a good manager. It is not perfect, but it’s the best we have had since SBR.

    With all due respect you can answer your own questions mate. And the last Q you can….(I’ll refrain from finishing that sentence)

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  • toonking

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #15

    i’m off now

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  • G

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #16

    I reckon he would deffo do a job for us, but we have only 2 hopes of signing him, Bob Hope, and No Hope.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #17

    G
    Agreed mate he’s a young ambitious lad who made a big move to Chelsea, some players would sit on the bench and collect there wages but he’s taken it upon himself to go out on loan and has openly spoken about competing in Europe

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #18

    tads…you really want to go that this road?

    Lets start with your arrogance shall we. This is your remark to me not thinking a DoF is the right direction:

    “Yeah but we’re talking about what realistically needs to happen
    So why write off people’s opinions for something that won’t happen?”

    The last part once again is you making assumptions and showcasing your arrogance, hence my remark about stop with the crap remarks.

    Do you want to keep going? If so then lay off the innocent facade (I see right through it all the time 😉 )

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #19

    *go down

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Tads you brute

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #21

    No matter what we need serious rebuilding programme this summer,And in my opinion this has been coming for a good few year.
    We have no fearsome forward come summer
    Were gonna lose a good percentage of the first team inc a lot of fringe players.
    A similar scenario to that of Manure that you could see coming for many years

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Tequila
    I think we have logged on at the wrong time mate

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  • MosesNUFC

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Lamela looks like he’s off in the summer, anyone reckon we could potentially get a swap deal between lamella and ben arfa? wouldn’t mind that at all, if ashley sticks his hand in his pocket ever again.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #24

    tads…I am leaving for tonight, but you can always contact me when you are ready to lay off the innocent facade and be a straight shooter!

    …until then don’t bother mate!

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #25

    jazzyp, business as usual mate, but your right this rebuild is going to be big one. Did not have to be that way either with just one or two buys each window to evolve the squad.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #26

    Jesper
    That’s not arrogance, where does it say move on?

    There’s not set in stone role of what a DoF can do so it’s not unrealistic to think we can get a DoF who can oversea scouting whilst implementing a structured style of play from the first team through to the academy
    After all the issue you had was style of play right?

    The role you were talking about involves sorting commercial revenues sponsorships etc which MA won’t give someone the freedom to do
    You flat out refused to listen to why people wanted a DoF, which is your opinion, but it’s being discussed because that’s the route the club is going down

    Not playing innocent at all, I’ve openly asked why you bother offering opinion on a blog if your so easily upset and go straight on the defensive when someone disagree’s? For me that’s far more arrogant
    Not playing innocent at all, you’d pretty handy and willing to dish out the insults as well so perhaps stop playing the victim, disagreeing a point isn’t a personal attack fella

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Tequila
    That’s me grrrrrrrrr!

    How’s it going? Me eyes are still recovering after watching that shower of sh1t Saturday!

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Tequila
    It didn’t have to be this way either pal.The season we came 5th another couple of players would have kept us going the right path, But Ashley to say what he has achieved with sports direct has failed imo with Nufc

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #29

    Jazzy
    For me that rebuild needed to start at the very latest during the January window
    I really am worried about next season I honestly don’t think that MA is anywhere near prepared for the rebuild that’s needed

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Not bad mate. It was a shocker, not a lot of positives to take.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Tequila
    The only positive was the full time whistle

    Don’t think I’ve seen us play that bad since last January (was it reading?)

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #32

    Now where are all the muppets who’s been trying to have go at me this weekend.

    Probably getting ready for school tomorrow I suppose

    Ha ha ha

    Night night

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #33

    In any business if you don`t invest you will get left behind by the competition. 3 out of the last 4 windows have been treading water.

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  • 89Norcal

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #34

    Us nabbing Lukaku, now thats a good one!

    Brandao just nearly cut Cabaye’s head off, really heated game vs St Etienne

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  • Belfast

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #35

    You’s two having a tiff again ?

    I’m shocked lol

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Tads I try to blank them out but I am sure Catchy has the stats somewhere.

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Tads
    We keep saying this is the transfer window that Ashley is going to blow us away with some massive transfer activity and yet fails to deliver time after time.But he has no choice this time around otherwise personally I think we will be relegation material.I think we have over achieved this season due to the remy factor,Without him we would be floating around the bottom again

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Tequila
    He keeps them behind his Pardew dart board

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #39

    Jazzy
    Given the sheer amount of players we stand to lose we will be in deep deep sh1t next season if there isn’t a plan already in place and deals already being done

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  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Mike Ashley is Britain’s cheapest billionaire, what a scumbag

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