Newcastle In Negotiations For World Cup Star

Newcastle have recently been linked with Ecuador World Cup forward Enner Valencia, and the news is that we were watching him last night in the game against Honduras in the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, and Enner scored both Ecuador’s goals in their 2-1 win.

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Enner Valencia scoring last night against Honduras

Enner also scored in the 2-1 defeat to Switzerland in the first game, so he has scored all of Ecuador’s three goals so far at the World Cup, and he is currently the joint top scorer at the tournament – three goals in two games at the World Cup isn’t too bad at all.

And this lad looks like a good player who is currently at Mexican club Pachuca.

Previous reports had Newcastle in the driver’s seat for the forward, and news today is that Newcastle have entered into negotiations with his Mexican club for his transfer to Newcastle United.

Valencia started his career in Ecuador with Emelec, and he played 117 times for them with 23 goals and 21 assists and he joined C.F. Pachuca  a year last January, and last season he did well with 18 goals and 2 assists in just 23 games.

C.F. Pachuca finished last season in 6th place of 18 teams in the Mexican League.

The 25-year-old has looked very sharp so far in Brazil, but of course that could alert other bigger clubs, so it would be good if Newcastle can move quickly for this target, and from the reports that seems to be what we have done.

Apparently Newcastle would have to pay around £7M to Pachuca for him, but maybe we can get him for less than that – that’s a lot of money for a Mexican club.

Anyway, this lad looks like a very good player, and we’d be very happy if we can get him through the door – and quickly too.

Comment welcome.

76 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 21, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #1

    I watched the game too, guess I’m in for this lad as well.

    Not sure I can get anywhere close to £7m mind. How many Pesos is that exactly? I’ll offer 5 Pesos…that should beat Mike’s offer by 3 or 4.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jun 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2


    Nice to see you sir, hope all is well. Not been on here much for a while, very little happening to discuss.

    I was very impressed with sissoko last night, getting the nod to start a huge game and playing well centrally, turns out he can do it. Although the Swiss were very poor.

    I’m still not worried about transfers, don’t think many Prem clubs have done a great deal yet, everyone just has the odd player, no great deals yet (except Chelsea). I don’t back Ashley to do what’s best but as usual I back him to do enough, surely there is only so long he can back the manager if he under performs again? We’ll just have to see I guess.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s getting seriously boring this being constantly linked with players we have no intention of signing, past experience would tell us our business is done already but the glaring lack of goals in the team would have us think at least one proven goal scorer will be brought in.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 21, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #4

    If he’s not a freebie or cheapie we won’t sign him – we all know that deep in side 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 21, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Ibiza are you still alive?

  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 21, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Transfer…Hello mate, I have been reading through, but haven’t exactly felt compelled to write much…still some time to see what happens this window, but I am far from filled with hope.

    Hope all’s good with you too.

    Jesper…Just about Cap’n 🙂 How’s tricks?

    Jail…I’m sure we can last until January without any new strikers…what’s the worst that could happen? Has anybody ever been mathematically relegated by January? I smell a new record to be broken!

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 21, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Forgive the cynicism – but linking us with a decent WC striker must be a load of tosh.
    Our interest in the WC will be hoping that France do well – so Debuchy/Sissoko gets some decent exposure – and Tubbs will “cash them in” for a tidy profit.
    Percy is saying we are after strikers – but really I do not know whether to believe him or not -is it true or is it just more “bull” to keep Toon fans onside -just to string them along -yet again.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 21, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m not as bothered or worried about transfers this summer as I was the last two, when we finished fifth I was upset at our business as I felt we could have really pushed on, last summer I was genuinely worried we would go down without new faces, this time I don’t really care, if he makes a conscious decision to not spend again he is literally cutting his nose off to spite his face.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 21, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Mister Tuff,
    Good morning,
    You can go all the way back to the utterances of Carroll will not be sold, at first it looked very much like Percy was being undermined, the constant BS since then would point out that Pardew is very much in the know about our plans or lack of.

  • Graeme

    Jun 21, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Ibiza – I think thats taking tempting fate a step too far mate. You know P45DUE has a penchant for breaking each and every record he can find – usually the dire, undesirable ones.

    The challenge you have now set will probably make him drool with anticipation!!! If he achieves it, be afraid, very afraid lol.

  • hitman

    Jun 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #11

    carnt see this 1 coming off.his price would have shot up with the good wc hes having there will be bigger clubs in for him.imho i think we are done in brining players in.

  • lesh

    Jun 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Ah, Mr Ibiza, welcome back to the madhouse. Are we safe in assuming that you’ve no doubt been diligently applying yourself to your summer bikini monitoring role. Like many volunteers who are unsung heroes, thanks and appreciation is non-existent.

    To matters in hand *harrumph*…..


  • Dondatta13

    Jun 21, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #13


    Does this sound familiar lads?

    In the past, Odey Asset Management, Sports Direct’s biggest institutional investor, has backed the share awards for Ashley.

    But Pomroy said: “Our members are concerned about the significant lack of detail being provided about the arrangements of this scheme and the absence of substantive consultation with shareholders is particularly frustrating. As a public company, it is imperative that the whole board begins to recognise the obligations it has and, in turn, endeavours to better engage with and listen to its investors.”

    Seems like we supporters arent the only ones sick to the back teeth by the way Ashley does his business,,,, Heres the full article in the Guardian on Ashley & SD…

  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 21, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #14

    Graeme…Just doing my bit mate. The stress of what Pardews next challenge could be was clearly getting to him last season.

    Anything I can do to help 🙂

    Lesh…I wish! Just boring old work…office, clients, check-in’s and back to the office. Oh well, the sun is shining…apparently.

    Jail…It saddens me to say, but I am also at the point of caring. I guess Ashley’s won then?

    Affordable football for everyone, hurrah!

  • Graeme

    Jun 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Ibiza @ 14 – but dont forget, we have the best books in the business mate!!! What else could you possibly wish for eh??

  • anthc

    Jun 21, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m a bit sceptical of these players who are unknown and have a decent wc which for some reason means they’re gonna be super stars.
    The lads 25 and been playing in the mexican league surely someone would’ve spotted him if he was that good. Certainly don’t see ashley splashing 7mill on an unkown. However, come three weeks and we have no signings ill take anyone!

  • Toon Tang

    Jun 21, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #17

    anthc, think Carol Paborski eh hahaaaa

  • Pardews Prolific Boys

    Jun 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #18

    I see we’ve been linked to Marco rojas

  • Kris

    Jun 21, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Are we closing in on him beacause some Newcastle-stuff saw the game he played him? Then we are probably closing in on every player we have looked at.

  • Wandering Geordie

    Jun 21, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Compilation of Enner Valencia

  • anthc

    Jun 21, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Poborsky, aye man utd were dry bummed there!
    He was garbage. El haj diouf for liverfool was even garbage.
    I don’t mind us being shrewd when it comes to unknown wc wonders.

  • Toonfan8

    Jun 21, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #22

    if we dont get this Enner Valencia, we will be fools…great prospect for Premier League

  • Belfast

    Jun 21, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #23

    No quotes ? sounds like bollox.

    And Ibiza has reared his ugly head again, to make the day even worse.

  • Belfast

    Jun 21, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #24

    He looks a decent player to be fair, though he missed a sitter last night at one point, that I could have scored.

    How dirty are that Hondouras team by the way.

    The hatchet men

  • Graeme

    Jun 21, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Newcastle, in negotiations for world cup star!!

    How much you want for him? He’s worth £10 million to us.

    Nah, we reckong hes probably worth about £6.5 million tops
    but not proven at the top level – how about you accept £5 million and we’ll take him off your hands?

    Senor, his price is £10 million

    Hey, we are NUFC, but, for you, we will make a serious, take it or leave it, final offer of £5.5million and we will give you free tickets to any home game in January 2015??

    We simply couldn’t get him over the line, they were very tough negotiators and couldn’t meet their incredible demand’s.

  • 70TWO

    Jun 21, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Relating to the wise ones words in the previous article:

    “Here we go loopy-loo!
    Here we go loopy-la!
    Here we go loopy-loo!
    All on a Saturday night.”

    No wonder they have trouble getting transfers into the inner circle / over the line. If a player is wanted then waiting to see if another club puts in a better offer is stalling, hence why NUFC drop off.

    Dondatta13 – total lack of professionalism

  • WLtoon

    Jun 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Here we go again, Bullshit season is here.
    Valencia is our NEW target. yeah, rite.
    The price is 7M, so Fat twat will offer 2M. if owt at all.

  • Marty-Toon

    Jun 21, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #28

    So excited for the new season to begin,with all the optimism and activity coming from AP and MASH we should scare many a team 😉

  • Ancientcoptic

    Jun 21, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #29

    The current transfer strategy – source young players with lots of potential that are valued around the 10 million mark by their clubs… bid half of their value – send Charnley on holiday, then, sit back and hope for Charnley to get a pool-side phone call from somebodies agent.

    I am expecting 1 striker to come in; that will be the end of business. I do hope I am wrong.

  • Toon Tang

    Jun 21, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #30

    anthc, good ol’ fashioned dry bumming eh. Funny as fcuk haha. Yeah, if I remember rightly salif diou came at the same time as diouf on the back of a ‘fantastic’ WC display. Its definitely a risk buying relatively unknowns after 1 or 2 decent games but I reckon there’s fans out there so eager for a signing anything will do regardless.

    Just dont want another xisco kid etc etc…

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Sorry I had to run Ibiza!

    …I’ll try and catch you on mail next week. Now don’t work too hard you hear 😉

  • toon22

    Jun 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Hope SD share holders with hold Mr Tubbs cash windfall again.
    Imho he will sell us so they dont get the free adverts.He thinks he is due the money from SD and will spit his dummy out when he dont get it.

    Nice aint it,theres more interest in the fookin books that the actual players/manager/style of football at our god forsaken club.

  • toon22

    Jun 21, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Hope SD share holders with hold Mr Tubbs cash windfall again.
    Imho he will sell us so they dont get the free adverts.He thinks he is due the money from SD and will spit his dummy out when he dont get it.

    Nice aint it,theres more interest in the f00kin books that the actual players/manager/style of football at our god forsaken club.

  • Ericles

    Jun 21, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Same old assumptions – maybe we can get him for less. His price has doubled now. Our representatives will sit and watch of course. That is all they can do until Ashley makes a derisory and insulting bid knowing it will be rejected.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Well kingley Coman has gone to Juventus on a 5 year deal. Southampton are in for Danny ings to replace Lambert…….And Ince in advanced negotiations with Qpr.
    That’s 3 more potential targets gone and were no nearer any other potential’s coming in. This transfer window is beginning to truly suck

  • lesh

    Jun 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Belfast. …

    You’re in danger of upsetting Mr Ibiza. Did you never consider that his absence had coincided with a coronation in Spain?

    King Filip and his wife will have enjoyed happy times on Ibiza with accommodation provided by a certain Englishman!

  • roblee7

    Jun 21, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Skysports reckons Wolfsburg might be interested in re-signing Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich….if we had the slightest bit of ambition surely this is the kind of signing that would change the mood around NUFC at the mo, not sure how much he’d cost, but if he was the only signing we made between now and the start of the season, I’d be well over the moon. Throw in Siem and Luuk de Jong and we’re flying. Luuk, I felt sorry for in his loan, hard to impress when playing in the least confident team in the world with nothing to play for, under a crap manager and when you haven’t played hardly any first team football in 2 years or summit. I think people forget this on the topic of Luuk! Only if we signed Siem mind….Mandzukic…come on MA, show us you’re not the tight fisted arse everyone thinks you are!!!

  • roblee7

    Jun 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #38

    I know thats deamland, but surely a signing like that MA would see shirts sales, ticket sales, etc, overall morale, a win-win and Wolfsburg aren’t exactly Barcelona, probably similar to us? Bit better maybes 🙂

  • roblee7

    Jun 21, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #39


  • roblee7

    Jun 21, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Cabaye money + Mandzukic…come on MA, you know it makes sense


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