Newcastle Lose Out On Three Strikers – Who’s Next?

Newcastle have missed out on what probably were out top three striker targets this summer with Bafe Gomis having preferred to join Swansea, German U21 striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga joining Hamburg yesterday, and French International Alexandre Lacazette making it clear that if he leaves Lyon this summer, it will have to be to a club who plays in the Champions League.

That’s not Newcastle.

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Danny Ings – Burnley striker

There are other targets but we’d be surprised if we would go for Danny Ings of Burnley or Ross McCormack of Leeds United because they are both British and their fees are out of whack with their abilities.

We have been linked with Colombian International striker Carlos Bacca who came on as a sub in the second half of last night’s quarter-final game against Brazil, when they were chasing the game.

Colombia lost 2–1 to a creaky looking Brazil side, so any Newcastle targets in that Colombian squad, which are also said to include forward Victor Ibarbo of Cagliari, who started the game last night, can presumably now be negotiated.

There’s always Luuk de Jong, and we think he could come back on a loan deal or even as a permanent singing, but that would be an indication that we haven;t got some our better targets this summer.

Luuk’s agent Louis Laros had said this yesterday:

“At the moment, Luuk is back in Germany, because Newcastle didn’t take up the option to sign him.” “Newcastle are still looking for strikers, though, and maybe will come back later in the window for him.”

“The door is never closed.” “The option was too high for the moment, but they could come back later in the transfer window.”

Who else do you think Newcastle should go after in terms of a striker?

The news is that Newcastle want to bring in some strikers soon, before they go after other players ti strengthen other positions, simply because we are so short of strikers,with our only recognized senior striker Papiss Cisse still recovering from that broken knee-cap.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 5, 2014 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Why do we as fans fcuking bother anymore? The club aren’t bothered about us or competing for anything so what’s the point? It’s getting beyond the loyalty angle or toon through and through! Why give a fcuk when they clearly don’t?

    I’m one of the most loyal people you’ll ever likely to meet but it’s getting to the point whereas I’m simply not arsed anymore….that’s how that fat leech and his puppet partner in crime have made me feel about the club I love and mark my words in the not too distant future, many more will feel this “disconnect” even the most staunch supporters of this regime will eventually see the light! We are being run into the ground using the bare minimum to do so and unless there is a drastic shift in direction then there will not be a football club left to support!

    Just an empty shell of a once proud football club managed by a league one chancer and owned by an bag of wind who couldn’t give two flying fcuks about NUFC apart from advertising his cheap tat and lining his own pockets

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 5, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #2

    spells the end of transfer window then with lacazette not coming and debuchy leaving for arsenal.

    couldn’t get them over the line awaits………

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 5, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #3

    I said this a few days ago Ashley doesn’t know how to play hard ball (had only done it with Carroll) and hr doesn’t know what he has got until it’s gone!

    …I have a feeling Debuchy was promised CL football just like Cabaye and that is why he is leaving on the cheap.

    Not the signs of an owner who knows what he is doing!

  • Slank

    Jul 5, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #4


    We were never realistically in for Pierre-Michel Lasogga as he only wanted to stay in Germany. As far as I can tell we turned down Bafe Gomis as his age and money were incompatible.

    Alexandre Lacazette’s agent is being very cute saying ‘… Champions League, or at least very close to it..’ This means that my client (and me) need compensation (in money) as Newcastle are not in the Champions League.

    This cry of ‘Champions League’ is getting a bit silly as only 4 clubs in the Premiership qualify leaving the other 16 clubs with little or no chance of getting players who want ‘Champions League’.

    Based on the 2013 table Everton, Spurs and ManU may not be good enough for this player but he could play for Lincoln Red Imps, the champions of the 2013–14 Gibraltar Premier Division so that’s not so bad !

  • Slank

    Jul 5, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #5

    jesper @ 3

    The club’s transfer strategy which they have previously articulated is that players who are bought must have a resale value.

    Cabaye and Debuchy are examples of this strategy working.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 5, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Slank…there is nothing wrong with buying the likes of Cabaye or Debuchy, but the real profit I’d thrown out the window when they are promised they can leave if CL club comes in for them.

    Look at what they are going for – full internationals, and look what the SOTON players are going for!

  • croftus5678

    Jul 5, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #7

    aye debs going is a big backstep as he’s not only one of a very few players who is a class above mediocracy but his money will not be spent either !

    fatman will be thinking why should we sign a rb when we have raylor/santon/mbiwa/anita who can play there and are recieving a full time wage.

    same with strikers we now have cisse who we spent 10mil of fatmans money now siem and perez then theres armstrong and campbell !

    the mans greedy he doesnt like wasted money and he doesnt care if spending x amount on 2 players will make a difference all he cares about is spending as little as possible till he makes a profit on what we have atm.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 5, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #8

    I’d = is

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 5, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Croftus…that is the other problem with our owner, because non of those players are a natural RB!

  • TheDrewid

    Jul 5, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Eeee! Alan! I’m a first time caller, long time listener and I’m dead nervous.

    I see people on here regularly slating other people for basing their knowledge of footballers from playing Fifa 14 or Champ Man. Well I just wanted to let you all know just how realistic Fifa 14 is. I recently started a game in career mode using my beloved Nufc and against all the odds was able to steer them towards league glory and champions league qualification. Only to be promptly informed that Krul, Cabaye and Debuchy were being sold. Imagine how impressed I was to then discover, as the transfer window drew to a close that we then bought absolutely no bugger in whatsoever!! It’s like having my own virtual Mike Ashley. I can’t even escape from the f***er in my own game!! Foolishly, I’m pressing on in the hope that it’ll be rectified in the January window, but I have the gnawing dread that I’m going to be bitterly disappointed again.

    So the next time you feel like having a go at someone for basing their knowledge on Fifa14, just remember how bloody realistic it is. #sadface #onlyusinghashtagtoappearcoolandinteresting #probabyfailedspectacularly

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 5, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #11


    Thats the thing. I am amazed how ppl are amazed at all of this. After all the hell fat man has dragged us through in the past. Selling Debuchy in my opinion is stupid but he must go.

    Best Rb in league, we will never have another rb as good as him, as we won’t Cabaye, nor BA for that matter. NUFC is a business nothing more. I can’t believe fans can’t see that. Lots of clubs throughout Europe in smaller leagues work like that. Its a business plan that is working for Ashley. He will never sell it . The way its doing now. People are a stupid bunch.

    He is using the loyalty of fans on the stadiums and merchandise, he has his little puppet Pardew who would not get a job anywhere else.

    Its a good business, and ppl can damage that but obviously for reasons I will never understand won’t.

  • Slank

    Jul 5, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #12

    jesper @ 6

    The Southampton players are going to the same club that paid £35M for a lanky player with less than two seasons in the Premiership and soon found that he wasn’t worth that and dumped him pretty quick.

    Southampton know that Liverpool have money to burn as it is general knowledge that Suarez is being sold for between £60M and £80M.

    Southampton are being asset stripped. Liverpool also want Lovren. Cardiff have bid for Fonte. It can’t be nice at the moment for all Southampton fans seeing their club being ripped apart.

  • nut meg

    Jul 5, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #13

    I’m with you here Slank,the agent wants a bigger wedge for himself & his player.

  • Lew Davies

    Jul 5, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Nothing new here.
    We have always been in this position, but in years gone by we would get our man by paying over the top in transfer fees and wages.
    Without that, we have nothing to offer. Simples.
    Do I think this regime will increase our offer to Lacazette ?
    Not a fcuking chance. We would rather move on to the next bargain basement target.
    We will get some sucker to sign eventually.

  • hitman

    Jul 5, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #15

    spot on lew.ffs once came out and says we have to pay more to get players here,this club is going no where but down under ashley,its been a total nightmare from day 1.but if fans keep turning up nothing will for selling debs for 7.9 mill is a total joke.

  • Lew Davies

    Jul 5, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #16

    yeah I can’t get my head round that one either Hitman.
    Beggars belief if true.
    Charnley for the sack ❓

  • ToonTiger

    Jul 5, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #17

    We’ll sign luuk and a journeyman (mccormack?) As no one will come thanks to fatty (hope I’m partially wrong though)

  • ethiotoon

    Jul 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #18

    First,we should land cabella,can play as a striker with cisse upfront. agent saying CL football 4 my client does not necessarily mean he rejected one is after him yet so we definitely have a chance.other striker options to consider include:
    Luis Muriel-long time arsenal target.
    Jordan ayew-good hardworking player
    Aubameyang-looks like put up for sale,
    Demba Ba-Costa arrived,obviously isn’t needed.we know all about him
    Em.Reviere-his club offered to us,scored couple of decent goals last season

  • Sav

    Jul 5, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #19

    Gone are the days when KK and John Hall could impress anyone with the ambition of the NUFC Project.
    …Now some jumped up Johnny Foreigner who wants to join a club where his new team-mates have already done the hard work of qualifying for Champs League glory tells us to get knotted.

  • GeordieDan

    Jul 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #20


    You know YOU have to find and buy the players on FIFA career mode right?

    They don’t just appear!

    The board can make u sell player and the players can request to leave but any incoming players YOU negotiate for.

    Jeezus when it comes to giving FIFA tips on here I’ve hit rock bottom. There teally is Eff all to talk about.


  • ethiotoon

    Jul 5, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #21

    For me the heart of any football team is the midfield.if we strengthened our MF,goals will come easily.I have a feeling we’ll sign another player next week,esp one of those french Golden boys.if we do that,hopping the new player will be a mfder or a striker, we are 80% ready for the new season.
    Other decent players to consider:
    Yann m’villa-RKZ
    Gueida fofana-lyon
    Craig noone-cardf
    Andros Townsend-tot
    Dimitri payet-Mars
    Gregory sertic-bordx
    Jordy clasie-fey
    Alex vidal-almeria
    Adil Taraabt-qpr
    Bojan kirkic-roma/ajax
    Kevin Mendez


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