Newcastle In For Belgium International Striker?


There is news in the local papers that Newcastle may be interested in Belgium striker Christian Benteke – who had a great first season at Aston Villa two years ago and scored 23 goals in 39 appearances, but didn’t do as well last season with only 11 goals in 28 appearances..

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Christian Benteke – would be good (great) signing for Newcastle

And since American owner Randy Lerner is trying to sell the club and put the financial books in order – Aston Villa are probably willing to listen to decent offers for the 17 times capped Belgian International (6 International goals).

Christian is still only 23 so he has a lot of good years ahead of him, and he has proved he can score goals in the Premier League and that’s somebody that Newcastle must sign in the summer.

Christian is out injured right now with a ruptured Achilles tendon, which is why he wasn’t in the Belgian squad for the World Cup, and they could have used him in Brazil with Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku not having a very good tournament.

It was in early April that Benteke suffered the rupture of his Achilles tendon while training, and he will be out for at least six months, so he will not be fit until September, and that could be a barrier to getting a deal done in this transfer window.

But this still seems to us like a decent possibility for Newcastle – as long as Aston Villa’s asking price isn’t too high, but Villa could want close to £20M for the player who has scored 34 goals in 67 total appearances for Villa – not too bad at all.

If we could get Benteke to Newcastle – it would go down very well with the Geordie fans – and this lad looks like an excellent striker and he’s at the right age too.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Written while on vacation in Heathrow, England.

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341 comments so far

  • Spoof

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s like a pantomime at the minute,

    oh no we aren’t !

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #2

    That American CB Besler that someone mentioned on here as having a good world cup has said on SSN transfer centre that the scum and Fulham have made their interest known.

    On benteke

    I think he’s a one season wonder tbh, I know he’s injured and was for the majority of the last campaign but to call him prem experienced and prolific is just silly

    Until he’s consistently done it over say 2-3 seasons and banged the goals in then I’d hardly call him experienced the same goes for any other player too

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  • shear-class

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #3

    How Could he pass a medical

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Like a lot of player’s who hit it off straightaway, get linked to the “big 4” for silly amounts like £20m then they tend too fade as seasons wear on…just like our very own cisse and michu to name two (obviously injuries haven’t helped these two)

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Benteke would be worth 7.2M to Mashley but if he was ours he’d be worth 20M ?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh yes we are.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #7

    apparently he has recovered from the injury, but is he the same player ?

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  • Belfast

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #8

    What local paper?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Spoof

    has he spontaniously changed into Fred?

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Markaccus, Christian Freddy-Jo Benteke

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  • Spoof

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Markaccus

    now that would just be our luck, and we will probably end up having 4 David Luiz’s in defence, mind if we could manage till Christmas and sell the defence we would have plenty of cash to find replacements !!!!!!

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  • Spoof

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #12

    PTAG

    are you intentionally trying to frighten me lol

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #13

    I never really rated this guy even when he was scoring. Seems like a modern day John Fashanu to me. But 11 in 28 is a decent record. I think it took Shola 10 years to bag that amount.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Belfast
    The local one, you know, The Tyneside Twitter Times

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Spoof

    A 200Mil defence that would also be the most expensive with regard to leaking goals? Sounds likr nufc all over 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Arizona

    Shola Christian Freddy-Jo Benteke-torres

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  • Thump

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #17

    @Shear Class: The same way Carroll passed a medical at Liverpool, Nolan passed a medical at West Ham and various other injured players at various other clubs.

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #18

    i’d love him at toon and think he’s the perfect missing link tbh.

    villa will even look at offers for him and we couldnt time it better to put in a bid for him imo but i cant see it happening.

    we need a brutish striker imo and there aint many around who can knock some in (gomis/bony/benteke/lukaku/percie)

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  • Blubber tits

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Just do what it takes to sign Lukaku permanently and really have the big teams quaking.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #20

    Oh right Tads, thought as much.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #21

    I don’t do facebook or twitter but if anyone does can you see if Riviere or Janmaat have put anything on ?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Considering a Nufc medical consists of reading the top letter on an opticians eye-chart, and having farts that smell of either garlic or tulips, i dont think there would be much trouble there!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #23

    I take exception to be included within the gutter community. I am a gentleman and know my place in society -however in a free society a guttersnipe is free to declare his social standing.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Did he not sign a bumper new deal a while ago ? Probably well out of our wage range.

    Garbage story anyway.

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  • Thump

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #25

    @Spoof: No on Janmaat (hasn’t been on since May 28th) and Riviere hasn’t been on since February.

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  • shear-class

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #27

    Thump- an achilles injury is pretty serious when your supposed to b out for 8 months it happened in April so wouldn’t b available til December Mike Ashley Wouldnt take this gamble in my oppinion

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  • scout

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Well done Ashley brilliant work so far laddy

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  • Spoof

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #29

    cheers Thump, were checking though

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Forget all the other names and just offer Man U £12 million for Hernandes FFS, you never know .

    He is one of the most underrated strikers in world football and wasting away on the bench .

    ———-Sissoko————Tiote————–

    —HBA———-De Jong———-Cabella—

    ——————Hernandez———————

    If not him then Doumbia or Aubameyang .

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Belfast

    That he did mate I believe it was just after he stated his intention to leave once spuds let it be known they were interested with fees of £20m+ being mooted….he then signs a long-term contract! Go figure!

    Spoof

    Only seen a pic that someone on a stadium tour took mate.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #32

    were=worth

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Spoof

    cabella has been busy on twitter. Not that i am a homophobe but the way he tweets seems a little, flamboyant, shall we say? Like i say, doesn’t bother me as long as he makes our midfeild tick he could sleep with elephants!!!

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  • scout

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Holiday in Heathrow???

    Hope all is well Ed

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  • swemag

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #35

    That would be an incredible signing. And maybe that is just it, not very credible at all.

    Still, this is surely the best young striker in the Premier League. I remember us playing Villa maybe 2 seasons ago and that was before he went on his scoring streak. Every time Benteke got into the penalty area with or without the ball, it felt dangerous, not really the feeling you get when Cisse gets the ball in the area these days.

    Even at 20 million this is a good buy.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Mark

    lol 😀

    Haven’t heffalumps got big..ya know….dongers or summat? 😉

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #37

    When are we gonna announce riviere and janmaat?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Av con

    Tusks? You mean tusks, don’t you 😉

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  • one Tony Green

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #39

    TDS Belfast It is a local paper for local people. Love it.

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  • shear-class

    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Lukaku would b my choice 2 yr younger aswell

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