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Juventus Move For Newcastle Striker Target

1:13 pm, Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

One of the problems Newcastle United face these days, is that they cannot offer their players any European competition, and certainly not the Champions League, and of course the best players want to play in Europe’s biggest league – and you cannot blame them for that.

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Alexandre Lacazette – fancies playing for Juventus

And maybe one of our most exiting striker targets so far this year, has been Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, but it looks like Juventus may be interested in the striker too.

Newcastle  will lose at least three strikers this summer – Loic Remy will leave for a bigger club, Shola Ameobi will not have his contract renewed and Luuk de Jong is unlikely to get a permanent deal on Tyneside,after his five month loan spell finishes.

And that leaves only Papiss Cisse, who may even leave if a club comes in with a £10M offer for him, so striker is one of the important positions we must strengthen in the summer.

Lacazette is still only 22 and already a proven goalscorer with 20 goals in 44 total appearances this season, and a French International, and he would seem to be a great acquisition for Newcastle, if we can get him to the club.

Alexandre has said this on the Italian web-site Tuttosport,  when asked if he would like to play for Italian Champions Juventus:

“Would I like to play for the Juventus? I’d be a liar to say no.”  “Like everyone I am attracted by great experiences abroad and Juventus is one of the biggest clubs in Europe.”

“My contract expires in 2016 but we need to understand what the intentions of Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas are.”

Juventus are certainly one of the biggest clubs in Europe, and they are walking away with the Italian Championship again, and 11 points above second placed Roma.

Has anybody asked Alexandre if he would like to play for the great Newcastle United?

Just a thought.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ciaran // Apr 2, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Ed, seriously mate, just let this one go. While you’re at it, let all the blind speculation articles go because I can sense that you’re building yourself up for a summer of speculation articles and I think you, I and the entire blog would be better off without them. I’m begging you. Please don’t do the speculation articles…

  • 2 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 2, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    At least Barca will not come in for NUFC Players

  • 3 70TWO // Apr 2, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Himanshu Dhingra

    If you are alluding to the Pardew transfer window patter, I will be really surprised if he says “I hope a big club don’t come in for any of our players”, but I would still put it on the bingo card.

    Having failed in the past to move on any of the players who are surplus to requirements the ‘speculation’ about lots of out goings seems unlikely. I doubt there will be much activity on inward transfers and de Jong may even be given another 6 months loan.

  • 4 giimps // Apr 2, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Oh well, that means shola will be off to either Real Madrid, Bayern Munich……………or Gateshead

  • 5 lesh // Apr 2, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Why oh why haven’t we got Gomis on pre-contract alreday, if we’re interested of course!

    And as far as Lacazette’s concerned, can we hope that the club’s been talking to his agent, sweetening him/ her up so the lad actually wants to join us. Again, that assumes that we intend to pursue him.

    However, it’s all speculation but my questions apply to anyone we hope to sign.

    But, it also assumes we’ve got the people to set the wheels in motion before things start hitting up.

    The above would call for an experienced, knowledgeable and strategic-thinking person to lead the club in its transition into a major force in English, European and world football.

    Oh well, better forget signing up Van Gaal or someone of that stature but ne’er mind, we’ll still have Pardew and our visionary and ambitious owner to take us forward.

    Harrumph, harrumph!

  • 6 lesh // Apr 2, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    giimps, for sure Shola won’t be going to Barcelona after they’ve been hit with a 14 month ban on transfer activity.

    But with Barca out of the running for players, then life’ll be easier for us in the summer window!

  • 7 lesh // Apr 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Ciaran….

    Instead of criticising Ed and his blogs, however well intentioned, perhaps you might consider your reaction if a blog-site owner were to publicly critcise yours.

    Perhaps a little professional courtesy might be appropriate?




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