This Is Newcastle’s Top Striker Target – Can We Get Him?

There’s news today that Newcastle may be trying to sign Luuk de Jong to Newcastle after all, but whether that is a permanent deal or another loan spell we don;t know, but on the positive side for Luuk a few readers have rightly pointed out is was hardly a great time at Newcastle when Luuk played and it started when we were hammered 3-0 at home by Sunderland on February 1st – and if anything Newcastle’s fortunes have continued to decline.

Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette – could be great signing for Newcastle

If Newcastle do get Luuk de Jong at Newcastle for next season we’ll have Luuk and Papiss Cisse, who has had surgery on his broken patella – the knee cap.

but the two of them couldn’t get the job done when Loic Remy was out injured, so we suppose we hope things will be better next season with these two – but it could be doubtful.

Newcastle have recently been linked with 22 year-old 6’3? Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga in the summer, and while on loan this season at Hamburg, he’s scored a good 13 goals in 22 appearances, and he looks a very good up and coming striker.

But it seems Newcastle’s main striker target this summer is still Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette who turns 23 later this month, but unfortunately (for Newcastle) is also wanted by Liverpool and Arsenal, although both of these top clubs also have other striker targets also lined up.

The French International has had a good season at Lyon scoring 22 goals in 52 total appearances and with 8 assists, and at 5″he is one of those players that has excellent balance with a low center of gravity.

He is a strong lad and has great technical ability and joined his home town club back in 2003, and has played a total of 144 for Lyon with 38 goals and 27 assists.

One thing that is worrying is that although Newcastle seem to have some top targets lined up, it could be difficult to get them to Tyneside this summer,

One example of that is Alexandre Lacazette, but if we can get him signed, he could become an outstanding acquisition for Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    May 9, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #1

    The match will also highlight an extreme contrast in terms of management: Rodgers has taken a team and made players far better — Jordan Henderson and Jon Flanagan are great examples. He has them playing exciting, modern, attacking and possession-based football. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, on the other hand, has overseen a frightening regression in players at Newcastle: Tim Krul, Davide Santon, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Hatem Ben Arfa and Papiss Cisse to name but a few. In fact it is almost impossible to name players who have really progressed under his leadership — certainly none to the extent of Henderson and Flanagan. Pardew’s ‘style’ of football couldn’t be more different either. He favours graft, caution and a 1990’s classically English mentality that is rarely pleasing on the eye.

  • JackButler

    May 9, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #2

    We need to ensure the coaching side of the club is in order before we focus on players, as handing over signings to Pardew would not be in our best interest

  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 9, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #3


    Mackay has done nothing to show he is good enough for us and he fell out with a difficult owner…sounds like a match made in heaven!

    Jol was sacked from Spurs and Fulham too. No idea why you think he’d be good enough. Bruce would be ok but he’s hardly the exciting manager many are crying out for either.

    I’d love De Boer too but I’d be shocked if he came. To be honest, if he did then I think a few people would have to swallow some of their words about Ashley because it would show some real intent and ambition. But…I don’t think they’ll have to because I don’t think it will happen! Shame…

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 9, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Based on what?

    How have Palace or the Scum paid a heavy price for changing manager?

    I’d still take Mackay and Jol, and why would Pochettino come here?
    Moyes i think is a realistic shout as would Bruce who’s done great things with hull

    Laudrup, for me, wouldn’t be a good fit for NUFC under it’s current set up, it would be a huge clash of ego’s at every hurdle and imo he’s a journeyman, we need a long term manager for a long term project

    Personally would love De Boer and his staff, fantastic football philosophy, works well on a budget, brilliant record at bringing through youth, granted at a club with a great youth system, but he could use his knowledge of that system to push our youth system in the right direction
    We need a coach with full control of a project that involves changing the ethos through all levels of the club
    Linked with Spurs, but so has every manager under the sun no reason why MA couldn’t at least show some damn ambition and at least try to sell the club as a project and challenge to him
    We can dream eh!

  • spitfire_

    May 9, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Nope. Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeext.

  • validator

    May 9, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Well they spent most of the season fearing relegation or were you missing something?

  • Graeme

    May 9, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #7

    “It could be difficult to get them to Tyneside” Its that damn line we have to get them over – it must be the hight of the Great Wall of China – then covered in razor wire, backed up with a pack of gnarly alsations.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 9, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Cardiff under Mackay were playing much better football than under OGS
    The fans were behind the players were behind him, he did every thing possible to keep board room discretions behind closed doors, an owner getting in trouble for employing staff who couldn’t legally work in the UK, sacking senior staff for family friends etc can hardly be placed at Mackays feet
    He has a fantastic management record for a young manager surely you need some compromise? Every manager is either too good or not good enough so what do you suggest?

    Jol went under similar circumstances for not agreeing with Al Fyads transfer policy or running of the club, looks like he was right

    I never said Bruce would be that manager, but under Ashley he would be a smart and sensible choice

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 9, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Palace were deep in relegation when they sacked there manager and Pulis guided them out with ease how is that paying a heavy price? It’s the exact opposite and the risk paying off
    Same with the Mackems who spent the whole season cemented to the bottom of the table only for Poyet to take them out so once again how they paid heavily?

  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 9, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #10

    only 5 foot????

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 9, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #11

    The next Willo
    Aye thought that!
    God knows where Ed pulled that little nugget from!

  • validator

    May 9, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Cherry picking your argument?

  • validator

    May 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Fulham, Cardiff City and Norwich would beg to differ!

  • chuck

    May 9, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #14

    …….And at 5″ is one of those players that has great balance and a low center of gravity……

    Erm! have to agree there, but don’t you think we may need someone taller than five inches ?

  • nimo

    May 9, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #15

    A lot of people mentioning de boer, can’t see why anyone would leave a job at Ajax , managing champs league football, better team better history – a team he has history with also .. If he were to leave I’m sure a team like spurs would be better potential suitors. A team that has ambition

  • m1c4a3l

    May 9, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Roberto di matteo???? Anyone agree????

  • bobby mango

    May 9, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Can we get him?…. No.


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