Newcastle Striker Target Is Too Expensive

It was always going to be difficult for Newcastle to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a number of reasons, and that has become even more difficult now with Liverpool now looking for a striker to replace Luis Suarez.

Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette – £16M fee quoted by Lyon

One problem is that Alexandre has said he only wants to join a club who plays in the Champions League, and now Newcastle have been quoted a massive fee of £16M for the 23 year-old – and he’s not worth that much – even though he’s a very promising striker.

But that’s how much Lyon will hope to make with Liverpool now possible suitors for the player, and that’s because of the massive money – said to be around £75M – they will get for Suarez –  the serial biter – when he signs on at Barcelona.

With three of our strikers leaving this summer, striker is a position we desperately need to fill – and even if we can get Riviere through the door, we still need two more strikers brought in.

But if the news is true on Lacazette’s fee – we cannot see the Lyon man being one of those strikers brought in.

Lee Charnley will now turn his attention to 24 year-old right back Daryl Janmaat of Feyenoord, and 24 year-old Emmanuel Riviere of Monaco and try to get deals signed this week – for around £6M each.

But it’s also clear that the arrival of Remy Cabella at the club yesterday will cheer fans up just a little bit, and may even help to sell a few more season tickets.

Our first pre-season friendly game is tomorrow night at Oldham, and then the squad travels to New Zealand where we play a week tomorrow against Sydney FC, and then Wellington Phoenix four days later.

So it’s clear Newcastle must push ahead quickly and get four more players in before September rolls around – that’s the target.

Comments welcome.

Note: Sean Borland has a student season ticket and since he will be away in Calgary studying for a while he wants to sell his season ticket for the first half of the season. The price is £140 – which is what he paid for it – you can contact Sean at

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11 comments so far

  • Santon03

    Jul 14, 2014 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #1

    Huntelaar please 🙂

  • Bambams

    Jul 14, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #2

    One step forward……Two steps back

    I am all for sensible signings but what is the point in Carr or other scouts suggesting targets then we constantly drop down the list to cheaper ones. Take a bit of a risk ash and spend some of the cash.

    We have some good midfielders that have cost decent money – dont waste them with a cheaper not as good striker ! These players get the results


  • Santon03

    Jul 14, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #3


    He wants to be in CL clubs. We certainly not in that category, Carr scout for talents. What the player wants is out of his hand.

  • Santon03

    Jul 14, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #4

    I think Janmaat will choose MU over NUFC.

  • Santon03

    Jul 14, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Especially Van Gaal is MU new manager.

  • nut meg

    Jul 14, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Maybe worth trying to do a deal with Villa for Benteke. One or two players + cash up front might convince Lambert that it’s a opportunity to get some much needed cash so he can strengthen his squad.It may just suit both clubs,you don’t know until you try.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 14, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #7

    @lee_ryder: Remy Cabella’s exit could spell the end for out of favour Hatem Ben Arfa #NUFC

    Says we could be close to tying up Janmaat and Riveire in the next couple of days with Debuchy expected to be announced today

  • Santon03

    Jul 14, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m quite happy with just 1 or 2 strikers in.
    I’m just worried about what kind of football pardew will give us with these players.

  • Santon03

    Jul 14, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #9

    If HBA lose #10, we could say goodbye to HBA.


    Jul 14, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #10

    well wen arfa had the 38 no..he was playng good..since getn 10..he had bad luck…

  • ethiotoon

    Jul 14, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #11

    Liverpool probably will sign either bony or lukaku this we have still great chance to sign lacazatte unless juventus come up and surprise us bcoz they lost vucinic and now probably lose Vidal.
    The guy probably cost not more than 10m
    Even if he is one of my dream signing ,will not cost more than ten million


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