The Newcastle United Blog

News and Commentary On Newcastle United Football Club By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

The Newcastle United Blog header image 2
Howay The Lads!!



Newcastle Close To Signing Two Strikers

2:08 pm, Monday, June 16th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 29 Comments

If the news is to be believed then Newcastle are very well placed to get in two strikers – maybe even this week – but we stress – that’s  always assuming the news is accurate.

bafe gomis Alexandre Lacazette

Bafe Gomis – reported huge offer from Newcastle

Newcastle are one of three clubs that have offered Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga a deal – with the other two being his current club and Hamburg, where he was on a loan last season, and scored 13 goals in just 20 appearances in the Bundesliga, and was very impressive.

The news in German publication Bild over the weekend was that the 22 year-old, along with his mother Kerstin, who is his agent – will decide this week which of the three offers to accept.

And there was news in L’Equipe that Newcastle have offered Bafetimbi Gomis a £2M signing on bonus and £70K/week, over what we would expect would be a three-year deal – given he turns 29 in August

So if money is important to the French International, then he could well accept Newcastle’s offer, although last summer he was said to be very keen to join Newcastle, and we already have a sizable French contingent.

And by the way, the Journal reported today that Lee Charnley has gone away for a short break – but the Chronicle reported he had just returned from a short holiday – so take your pick.

But if we can get these two strikers through the door – one very experienced and one a really good-looking up and coming striker – we’ll have done (very) well.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



<


29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Welsh,
    Re City’s second keeper Pantimillion, he is widely expected to sign for Sunderland. They don’t have their own airport, so that is why he would have been at Newcastle airport. He will probably look at property in Newcastle as well, as nobody wants to live in Sunderland.

  • 2 welshgeordie9 // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    I’m past caring now at the moment anybody will do

  • 3 welshgeordie9 // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Cheers for that

  • 4 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    If he had any sense he’d cut the entire s#$!?land part of the equation out of his status here. Good keeps that lad.

  • 5 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    repost

    this makes me laugh when people slate HBA because he doesn’t track back.

    take Sterling for example against Italy he was a threat and never tracked back, he has the flair to run past defenders and get into dangerous areas but hey wait a minute HBA does the same thing if not better and he gets slated for it.

    I think this shows Pardew and the other pathetic coaches know f@ck all how to use him, if it was any team HBA would be a world beater and no doubt Madrid would of purchased him for silly money by now

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    How many times in the transfer window do we see the words newcastle are close to signing players then we find out sod all happens

  • 7 Mister Tuff // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    There is an airport at Sunderland – I’ve attached an image -the terminal building is in the centre of the image.

    http://gregcrouch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/CNAC012.jpg

  • 8 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    oh and about the 2 strikers they ain’t coming!

    they seek a good club – which we ain’t

    they seek ambition – which we don’t have

    they seek attacking football – which is never used here or will I say non existent

    they seek very good wages – which won’t be offered here

    it’s just that simple

  • 9 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    welshgeordie9

    every day mate ;)

  • 10 mag // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    The smell of panic is hanging over the club!

  • 11 jazzyp // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Lasogga has already visited the ground and training facilities according to Sky sports……..Deal close ??
    The thing is the 10 mill quoted by his parent club.
    Surely for that money Pea or Lacazette should be more of a priority

  • 12 welshgeordie9 // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Mister Tuff

    Nice picture

    Ha ha ha

  • 13 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Black and White,
    So why didn’t they before he signed for us?

    You also will have seen that Sterling worked across the pitch pressing players on the ball, something that HBA doesn’t do, but should. If you actually read the posts of people who are not fussed if he leaves, no one has mentioned wanting him to track back at all.

  • 14 Tsunki // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Mr T – wow what an improvement, I can just make out the Costa and a weather spoons next to the new motorway approach.

    I once waited in the ‘departure lounge’ st St Lucia – under a couple of trees with a cool box of cans and a dominoes board. Sophistication. Sadly lacking in the mackem aviation world.

  • 15 welshgeordie9 // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    i hope to god shola does not play well tonight otherwise we will be back to square one

  • 16 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    jazzyp

    they show the players the ground to try and convince them to come due to the atmosphere and fan base, but behind close doors is where the vampires lurk ;(

  • 17 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    HBA can’t press anyone when Pardew has them sitting too deep, if he had pressed the opposition we could easily be exposed hence why so many goals we have conceded in the past 2 years

  • 18 LGFUAD21 // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Black and White with an army lol

    It’s a very English thing.

    I really dont rate the English approach to football at all. We may have a very good league but it’s built on imported foreign football cultures being molded together while maintaining the English physicality and pace.

    Take away what the foreign imports bring we’re left with not much.

    In English they measure how much a player runs for 90 minutes. In Italy or Spain they measure the number of sprints and the delta of players sprinting speed because attacking players do not need to run at full whack for 90 minutes.

    When you have a player like HBA you dont ask him to do your defenders job. You compensate for it in other areas. Eg) Play HBA, add a second CM capable of doing defensive work.

    Gareth Bale, Messi, Ronaldo.

    None of those players track back because that’s not what they are on the field to do.

    Any management expert will tell you to push people to their strengths rather than trying to develop their weaknesses. That’s in any field.

    If Pardew is so concerned about HBA’s lack of defensive ability why is he not equally concerned by Coloccini’s lack of bursting runs into the box?

  • 19 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    We haven’t succeeded in the transfer market as we would like but it isn’t for the want of trying for sure. We did explore the robot market and put a lot of effort into that mode. We got distracted by that scenario a little bit, if I’m honest, but we are now in a better place when the window reopens in January, 100%.

  • 20 Spoof // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    from previous thread

    Tsunki@83

    yes but at the same time when injury free Steven Taylor got into the England squad, Cabaye improved beyond all recognition, Demba Ba had his best days with us, Mike Williamson even though he is not good is a hell of a lot better than what he was before Pardew, Danny Simpson was doing very well but now you never here of him, Danny Guthrie was doing so well under Pardew that he left hoping to enhance his career, where is he now, yes Cisse, MYM and whoever else you wish to mention have not improved and possibly gone backwards, but some have improved as well.

    I was told ( can’t prove it, wish I could ) that when Pardew took over our squad was worth £126m but since he came we have sold £45m worth of talent compared to what we have bought so by rights our squad should be worth if all things were equal £81m, apparently its worth £135m, so if Pardew is so destructive then how has he improved the squad by £54m, as I say I dont have these figures as they were told to me, but you look them up and I can tell you now that although these figures may be wrong they will still show that Pardew has brought the squad on !

  • 21 RooneyToons // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    JazzyP

    I thought he was on a free?
    It says his contract runs out this month on transfermarkt

  • 22 croftus5678 // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    @12 lilong

    spot on m8.

    arfa can pass with great quality as we see in one game last season when he was actually a team player he just chooses not too which annoys me and his team mates when they had to have a team building session with him to iron out there differences ! he was awsome that game but sadly went back to square one trying to do everything himself again in the second game :-(

    i think he’s got slightly better at (correctly said by yourself) pressing and pressurising players but he still needs more effort in that area also.

    i hope once he gets better quality around him (like a very skillfull perez for example) or cabella ect he will see he’s not so special and start playing as part of a team as thats what he’s best at imo not being a game winner by himself that i think he thinks he is.

  • 23 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    LGFUAD21

    good point mate and like I said HBA shouldn’t be defending but again this is Pardews style, he wants the lads to pt defending first then attack later when it’s to late.

    this alone shows how inept Pardew is and to me he ain’t a manager or a coach he’s someone who knows people and got lucky becoming a manager for any club.

    it’s also got me wondering how good Jose Marinho ( spelling ) is because he seems to want his attacking players to track back and so far with Chelsea it hasn’t worked

  • 24 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Spoof

    you sound like you admire Pardew!

  • 25 jazzyp // Jun 16, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Rooney toons
    Hertha want 10 mill smackers for the guy mate.

  • 26 ethiotoon // Jun 16, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    our priority should be creative MF .I.e replacing cabaye. it’s still early in transfer business, long way to go but the sooner the better, other clubs seems slow in transfers except Chelsea b/c of the world cup or whatever ..but for us it’s smartest thing to do dealings now while they were sleeping ..have Mike ever thinking about this? heavens sake hope he does ..

  • 27 musomag // Jun 16, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    So is this the Monday announcement of our new big signing as promised? NO

    Is this just another pile of dreamy BS? No further questions.

    Same old, same old

  • 28 usmagpie // Jun 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Two strikers? This Week? This Month? Here’s the report this week, after trying so complete signings of several players we have decided to wait until after the world cup so we can analyze some potential signings we as a club maybe overlooked. Instead of this which would work, ” After opening up the check book and paying the extra 1 millions the club wanted and getting the players we really wanted and needed and making the club better and making the fans excited about next season”. Now that would be a, Stop Stop Stop, wake up wake up your dreaming, wow sorry guys I had this weird dream and woke up typing on the computer. Sorry it was just a dream !!!!!!!!!!!! So as some have mentioned reading back through this post, could it be possible to convert HBA into a striker like Wenger done with Henry? I mean the kids has a good shot on him, Just an Idea.

  • 29 JamesP32 // Jun 16, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    This blog is doing my f’in head in, it’s the same stories all the time.




previous post: No Newcastle Bid Yet For This Top Striker Target

next post: This Would Be A Poor Career Move For Ben Arfa