Two Good Strikers For Newcastle To Sign This Summer


With our strikers seemingly unable to do what they are paid to do – score goals – one of the major pieces of business that needs to be done this summer is to bring in a number of strikers  – maybe as many as four – depending on whether Newcastle keep Papiss Cisse on board.

papiss cisse stoke penalty

Papiss Cisse – could be retained

Loic Remy is the only striker who has done the business at Newcastle this season with 13 goals, although Yoan Gouffran has 7 goals, but he hasn’t scored for a number of months now.

Shola Ameobi’s contract is up and will not be renewed, Loic Remy is leaving Newcastle for a bigger club, and Luuk de Jong will not be offered a permanent deal on Tyneside, because he doesn’t look good enough – and he has five games to show that’s an inaccurate assessment of him.

So here are two potential strikers Newcastle could sign this summer – and in total they shouldn’t cost more than around £8M for the two of them.

Alfred Finnbogason

Alfred Finnbogason – Heerenveen striker

We’ve been linked with this 25 year-old striker since last summer, when he was offered to Newcastle for £5M, after he had scored 28 goals in 35 appearances in his first season at Heerenveen in the Dutch League.

But we turned that offer down, but Alfred has kept scoring goals and this season, and he has 28 goals in just 31 appearances for his Dutch club, so he can certainly bang in the goals – well at least in the Dutch league.

He may be a bit more expensive after a second good season in Holland, but no more than say £6M  or £7M?

Finnbogason has played 21 times for Iceland and scored four goals, and he has scored 56 goals in 66 appearances for Heerenveen since he joined them from Helsingborgs IF in August of 2012.

bafetimbi gomis shooting

Bafe Gomis – 28 year-old Lyon and France striker

Newcastle’s former top target, 28 year-old Lyon striker Bafe Gomis, is a free agent this summer, and since we were willing to pay £9M for him last summer, we have to think he’s still a target – given he’s a free agent now, although he’s one year older and maybe on the fringes as far as his age goes.

Bafe has had another good season at Lyon scoring 19 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions for Lyon, after failing to secure a move to Newcastle last August.

We think this player would be an excellent acquisition for the Magpies, and his fee is good, although with signing-on fees and agent fees, maybe he would still cost us around £2M in real money.

But we definitely need a number of strikers lined up for  the summer, and Graham Carr should be very busy at the moment, we’re hoping for some early signings, as the target seems to be to bring in six or seven new players before September rolls around.

But with the way the season is collapsing around us at the moment, it may be that we may need to bring in even more new players, since a number of players we already have – just don’t seem to be good enough.

What do you think?



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118 comments so far

  • NUFCarter

    Apr 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Everton a fine example of what happens when you dont park the bus on a 1-0 lead while your playing well……You go on to steam roll the opposition.

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  • toonking

    Apr 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #2

    B&B
    I’m not suggesting they are challenging for titles what I’m saying is everton have sold 2 big players in 9 seasons. we on the other hand have sold 3 in 4 seasons

    if Ashley were owner of everton their is no way they would be still holding baines.

    what I am simply saying is everton remain a stable club because they keep hold of players.

    Newcastle spurs and arsenal are 3 team who sell the best players each season.

    everton would be challenging for 7th-10th if the were owned by Ashley not challenging for 4th

    arsenal should be challenging for the title if teams just require quality managers

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 6, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #3

    What about Ross Mcormack? Cheap and could be a decent second striker to someone like Finnboggason, Gomis Remy etc

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 6, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #4

    This Blog has now become a Joke Thanks to the Owner ED harrison.

    Same old Sh!t again and Again.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #5

    Where’s the part of the report that mentions the two good strikers?

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #6

    We haven’t won anything for donkey’s years so At least we tried in that time.

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  • toonking

    Apr 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #7

    blame pardew all you want but you need to remember a quality manager wants money to spend in transfer windows, he wants to be assured that he can keep hold of players and they are two things which this owner has proved will not be done two season in a row. If that’s not enough how about looking back at his appointments in the past. first it was wise then Joe kinnear thenlambias followed by JFK again. so face it pardew might not have what some of you toon fans want but as far as i’m concerned pardew is the best we can ask for until this owner is gone.

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  • NUFCarter

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #8

    As long as Finnbogason wouldnt be another Lukk de Jong i’d take him. Wouldnt go for Gomis though, not good enough

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Toonking…you know Rodwell, Pienaar and Arteta are pretty big names as well you know!

    …you pick and choose as you like I see!

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Mediocrity because :

    He tries to pennypinch and delays gettig players in for 1-2m more.
    Pardew is still here. Kinnear was DoF.
    Does not bother about motivation of players. No regular ins and outs. Transfers in bulk only when desperately needed.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Toonking…your post #7 is that like a guideline, written rule or something or just your opinion based on…?

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Why is Alan Pardew the best NUFC can get under Ashley.

    Surely there are managers in Championship that will be eager to work here.

    Many Continental managers work under a DOF.

    More BS Spouting.

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  • gazzaforever

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Toonking, if we are not Pardew’s lovers, we are Ashley’s lovers? That’s thick.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #14

    HD…because posters like toonking, tads, Manx, yo-yo and Ruddy says so! That’s why 😉

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Luuk looks very very poor. But i don’t blame him. I blame Pardew’s system where he is not the only one who looks lost. the rest of the 9 players except the goalie looks lost most of the games we play.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Jesp.

    Not sure about TADS

    But others are a Pile of Sewage.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #17

    so so important to get a good coach to develop your club’s youngsters . The way martinez has stones and barkley expressing themselves without any fear is fantastic.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #18

    rotonda

    we have remy well thats true just not very often if he isnt picking up injuries hes picking up red cards and btw in his short time on these shores hes been charged firstly with rape and now drink driving im not sure id buy him anyway he could be a talented version of ranger
    the specialist in failure seems to have hots for him so let him go to the arse 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #19

    We all know it’s Benny’ fault and maybe a bit Marveaux as well 😉

    …if this is not enough then blame Mike Smallberries for telling Pardew the unsackable how to do things.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #20

    HD…I don’t call people names, but those I mentioned doesn’t think or have said we cannot attract a better manager willing to work for Mike Smallberries!

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  • mag

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Andrew woodman pardews goalkeeping guru his claims to fame winning a third division playoff final for Northampton Town and he’s trying to train Krul.

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  • Bambams

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #22

    All this complaining about Pards Ashley etc

    It wont change anything. I could never give up supporting my team, buying shirts or going to the matches to support my team. I am one of the problems I suppose but I don’t ever shop in SD.

    Sorry fellow bloggers.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #23

    What about arteta, toonking?

    What about mikeys reinvestments? Montpeliers captain, sissoko, debuchy etc? We had cabayes services. He wanted to go to psg. We made a big profit. We will buy in the summer.

    What about the similar little group of everton fans protesting against the same things that Ciaran’s group is protesting about? I bet they’re not quite so vocal today with everton poised nicely for a champions league spot.

    I see ciaran now wants to say that nufc is much bigger than everton. The trouble is success doesn’t come overnight. Not unless your chelsea or man city, and not necessarily for them.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Jesper

    I think tads is often quite reasonable and balanced in his comments, but people like Manx and Toonking make me despair, always making as many excuses for Pardew as he makes for himself, while at the same time they are constantly running the likes of Martinez down.

    the positivity martinez brings is the polar opposite to pardew who tells the opposition we’ve lost before a ball is kicked

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Mag

    Woodman’s son has signed a professional contract with us.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #26

    RH…maybe I just get the worse out of tads then 😉 lol

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  • mag

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Manx is a bigger football retard than wolfie and that’s only because wolfie is depraved.

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  • mag

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #28

    @25 yeah that’s why young Alnwick is being messed about.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Bambams

    No one wants you to stop supporting NUFC. All of us on here do. We just want the best for the club and with Pardew and previously JFK we just aren’t getting that.

    We’re getting unqualified, sub par people appointed by a little despot who will only be affected when he sees a couple of home match half empty stadiums. Boycotting 1/2 matches to make a point is surely not to much to ask. What are you missing any way?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Bambams…you just do what you think is right, but please don’t put us down for standing up to what we believe even though you don’t think if will change anything!

    …it is not like you are working miracles here either mate 😉

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  • toon kk

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #31

    We are on free fall, the wheels have well and truly come off. Imo we’re the worst team in the premier league by far at the moment in fact we would struggle in league one.
    How people can sit at SJP and watch that poor excuse for a football team with a joke for a manager is beyond me.

    big question what’s the attraction in watching Newcastle play these days?

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Artfuldodger
    Why are you actually on here mate.Because its obvious your not a Nufc fan. You seem to have a massive problem from people still attending the matches as you have mentioned this quite a few times today.
    24th may 09 we were relegated from the premiership……..one of the darkest days in Newcastle’s history yet fans still turned out in there thousands while in the championship.Your welcome to have your opinion mate but don’t shove it down other peoples throat just because they attend games

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #33

    mag

    no wonder krul’s suffering in a season when he could have been going to bazil

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #34

    Next season’s target

    Top 12.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Toonking

    The best managers wheel and deal on a shoestring. They cope with losing their top players to injury or other teams. They thrive on it.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #36

    incidentally who’s the young lad sitting next to pardew these days. Surely he could have got a better mentor.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #37

    The worst managers always make excuses and believe the answer is more signings, and more signings.

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  • mag

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #38

    From Pardew down the whole lot are poor coaches, I wonder what Beardsley thinks working with a moron like Pardew.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #39

    mag its interesting you use the word retard ive been to forest hall its full of them do you attend the special school there

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  • Bambams

    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Jesper
    I aint putting anyone down mate. I wish I could just give up going to the matches. I do miss probably half due to work and when I am able to go the whole social day is something I look forward to.
    Wish I knew what to do but I dont.
    Ashley hates us and us solely content to cause us as much grief as he can.
    Hope something happens soon for the good of our club.
    cheers for the craic

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