This International Striker Could Do The Job At Newcastle


Newcastle need two more strikers brought in this summer, but it’s not clear if we can get those strikers in on a permanent basis – maybe get one in permanently and then take a player on loan – much like we did with Loic Remy last summer.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Newcastle United - Old Trafford

Javier Hernandez – in action against Newcastle

And there are bound to be lots of strikers we are linked with this summer, and one of the rumors doing the rounds at the moment is that Newcastle are interested in Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who will likely leave the Red Devils this summer.

Javier would be a good acquisition for Newcastle for next season, but there’s no way Newcastle would pay the £18M quoted for the player in the reports circulating at the moment.

Javier has a good goal-scoring record, and while at Manchester for four seasons,  after joining the club from Guadalajara, he’s scored 59 goals in 152 total appearances, and would add something up front for Newcastle – speed and trickery and goal-scoring ability.

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said he will not make a decision on whether to let Javier leave the club until he’s watched him play in pre-season,. which seems a sensible approach.

But a good deal for Newcastle could be to try to take the Mexican International on loan for the season, and that would certainly bolster Newcastle’s attacking options.

What do you think?

Below are our three social media sites:



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

35 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #1

    .v.v or whatever it is!

    The facts are Newcastle as a club hasnt spent a penny in permanent transfers for 18 months. Dont care why. It doesnt affect me as a fan and it doesnt affect you.

    WHAT?

    It doesn’t effect us as fans? How could it not? By not buying anyone for 18 months it directly impacted on the quality on the pitch both player’s and the way we played due to lack of personel! Thus serving up dross which us fans pay to see! Also the small matter of watching the team we love perform to a disgraceful level and disintegrate before our very eyes as proved by our relegation form since last Christmas. Not to mention the sale and subsequent none replacement of a vital member of our team!

    So please tell me again how it didn’t affect us as fans?

    0
  • djchrisanders

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    yes!

    0
  • Spoof

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    jesper

    where the difference could be is in the creativity, last season it was Cabaye and that was basically it, but if they are as good as we hope we could now have 2 with Siem and Cabella, I believe that that is what Pardew was referring too when claiming that we have more options, but then again he could well believe that Riviere and Perez are a betting pairing than the trio of Remy, Shola and LDJ ?????

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed…are you stealing my thunder mate? 😉 lol

    0
  • Spoof

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #5

    I’d rather have Benteke or Lukaku.

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Spoof…I just hope we will be bringing someone in who is a bit more prolific.

    …Javier Hernandez is a good shout on loan. Cannot see us spending much more money unless someone leaves.

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Benteke is out until Christmas?

    0
  • Spoof

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Ignore post 5, I’d rather have Lukaku lol.

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Lukaku is a bit out of our league I think!

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Benteke for me could be an option in January if we don’t do more business this window.

    0
  • pawl250

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #11

    I would LOVE Hernandez in. I think I was amongst, if not the first to mention him in this window.

    He would be a perfect player.

    £18m is steep, I would imagine £10-12m would probably get you talking to the player.

    I would prefer him over most being mentioned.

    26 years old, and a decent scoring record, especially considering how many of his appearances are likely to be 10 mins or less.

    Great player. Would love to see him be out striker next season.

    Right now I feel we have not replaced Remy for the goals last season. Riviere still does not fill me with confidence.

    Hernandez would.

    0
  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #12

    Spoof, that’s not just it though. It wasn’t only Cabaye. He did also have Ben Arfa and Marveaux, both have product in assists/goals. Both shunned and mishandled.

    Whatever people think of either of them. Both can have product. Marveaux had the most assists the other season and per minutes on the pitch Ben Arfa is one of the top, if not top contributors to the team for goals/assists as someone posted. (It may have been Next Mike)

    Mishandled and mismanaged, so he sticks with his workaholics like Jonas who had zero assists. Nice one, Alan.

    The options have been there for him. Whichever way he deteriorates and scapegoats them, that is a byproduct of his shoddy man-management.

    0
  • croftus5678

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #13

    @5 spoof

    i agree tbh and i’d still take benteke injured if it means we get him on the cheap with not much other intrest.

    0
  • Average_Contents

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #14

    On serge gnabry

    No thanks as why would we want to blood in another clubs 19y old player when we’ve got our own to worry about, it isn’t like it’s remy who we knew to be a stop-gap and a guaranteed starter as there were no other options!

    I don’t care what gets spent aslong as we get what we need to strengthen because at the moment we’ve only replaced what’s left and are in the same position as last season minus remy

    We can’t honestly add ayoze Perez to our first-team striker list as parsnip stated earlier this week can we? When we got him he described him as a development squad player so why the sudden shift? If he feels we can then I see it as the spending is over….hopefully not!

    0
  • dubzy

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #15
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #16

    Benteke cheap? Define cheap.

    0
  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #17

    @Average_Contents

    It doesnt affect us as fans financially. If you’d read what i said it was with regards to finances. Thats what the conversation was about – the clubs finances.

    I went on to say that if we were to sign more than we’d planned to would Mike come and ask you directly for the money?

    No he wouldnt so therefore it doesnt affect you as a fan does it?

    It’s pretty obvious that the personnel on the pitch are going to affect the mood of the supporters isnt it.

    0
  • pawl250

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #18

    LRobert

    Ben Arfa and Marveaux assist? and goals?

    (Premier League)

    Marv 9 apps no goals

    Ben Arfa 27 apps 3 goals

    How will we do without?

    I bet Benny set up 4 aswell.

    Sorry but I do not think you have a point. Cabaye apparently only set up 2?

    I am basing it from here

    http://www.statbunker.com/competitions/ClubMostAssists?comp_id=449&club_id=16

    0
  • bobby mango

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #19

    As if we’ll get Hernandez ahead of Inter and Spurs. Total non-story

    0
  • Average_Contents

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #20

    Agree their pawl

    £10-12m sounds about right for chicarito anything more then I’d rather we added a little extra and tried for PEA or lukaku (wishful thinking though)

    Remy still hasn’t been replaced in my eyes either

    And this isn’t writing river off its just being realistic

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #21

    AC…spending is probably over mate. We have spend without really spending and we have strengthen without really strengthening. It is the Newcastle way!

    0
  • pawl250

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #22

    Oh and Jonas last season only made 2 appearances

    It would suggest he preferred Marv and Benny over him?

    0
  • Spoof

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #23

    LR, don’t start m8, really I am not in the mood for it, this is a link from monday, read from 33 down, not just my posts but the majority and you will see how pathetic posts such as yours are.

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2014/07/21/newcastle-midfielder-considers-leaving-the-club/

    heed my advice and don’t go there as all it will do is give embarrassment to yourself.

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #24

    Pawl…could you post other players goal and assists from the team? You know so we can compare!

    0
  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #25

    PEA is supposedly available at around £7m as Dortmund have already signed two other forwards.

    He’s also been played wide right for the whole of last season. He’s direct, a bit like Remy, and super fast, but we’ve already bought that player when we signed Riviére.

    I would much prefer us to go for Benteke. Couldnt give a monkeys chuff about what price we pay as it doesnt affect me in anyway.

    0
  • Average_Contents

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #26

    T.V

    Ok get your point about finances (not that I’m arsed about the spreadsheets, what fans are?) but it still affected us as fans when no players were purchased which was one of your points was it not? Direct correlation as one effects the other

    0
  • outsidethebox

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #27

    Cashley,s motives ….should i give money to taxman or should i spend profit…
    should i pay some of the profit on reducing debt…
    ehhhh….if i spend on players that will keep me in gravy train of premier…if i reduce debt …means sd will have no excuse but to pay for advertising…..
    simples dont make too much on transfers …keep wages the same one in one out …keep the plebs happy

    0
  • croftus5678

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #28

    @12 laurent

    you have a valid arguement for sure.

    i dont believe either marv or arfa have been missed managed that mush tbh the only critisism i have was that pards blamed arfa for a full loss and tbf to arfa he contributed a hell of a lot to the loss but there was other players on that pitch aswell as himself so everyone shares the blame imo.

    my own problem comes from arfa or marv can completely disapeer for whole games and only pop up when they could be bothered and it angered there team mates who mostly was trying to win the game !

    but like you say would that goal/assist per 1 in 3 games make up for loss in faith from the players esp as results were so poor in the second half of the season ? its prob a lot easier to say now the seasons over tbh but not at the time i’m guessing.

    i’m glad marv’s gone and tbh even when arfa’s gone if they do cause upset to other players ! shame cos soooo much talent has gone to waste with them both if they would just grow up and take there careers seriously.

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #29

    Pawl

    Could you post how many games both Marv and HBA started as your 27 apps 3 goals doesn’t paint a true picture

    0
  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #30

    @Average_Contents

    You’re missing the point i made.

    Point was to argue that fans get too hung up on the financial side of our club. They talk about fee’s for players and how much we may or may not have to spend as if they have the monopoly on the truth.

    The fact is that Mike Ashley runs this club as he see’s fit. And not one person who posts on this site knows for sure exactly what he plans to do or how he plans to spend money.

    So what im saying is that as a fan we shouldnt need to discuss the clubs finances as it doesnt affect us at all.

    If he spends cash and we get in players then great, we are all happy, but the amount being spent makes no odds to us.

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #31

    As well as penalties won etc. Would be interesting to see all of this in its truest reflection!!

    I feel for all of our forward players, LDJ even said that he was asked to defend more than he 3 very has in his career.

    Croftus – you make an excellent point about them coming in and out of games but HBA does more in 5 mins than most of the guys around him do in 60 mins, for these players to be effective we need to have the ball and unfortunately we will see the same with Cabella this season

    0
  • proud2bnufc

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #32

    Yes ! This would be great move ! Great striker and overall offensive player. Better than Remy, I think so… Lukaku out of our league. Benteke ? No !

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #33

    Spoof,

    I see you’re giving LR a hard time just as you tried to do to me. It’s opinions pal. Who’s to say you’re right and the likes of LR, BPC, Graeme, Check Tiote, Our toon and me etc are all wrong and vice verca.

    I realised from a personal perspective that it was unhealthy for me to fixate so much on my dislike of Pardew. However, the points these guys make are valid and just because you don’t necessarily agree, I refer you to my previous.

    0
  • derekm

    Jul 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #34

    Always amazed at how people immediately declare certain players have been ” mishandled “. Without actually knowing what has gone on behind the scenes none of us can know how a player has behaved, or how disruptive their behaviour or lack of effort affects the rest of the group. In Ben Arfas case he has form for problems throughout his career, and to be frank any professional footballer on tens of thousands of pounds of your money a week returning from a summer break overweight for the second year running is asking for disciplinary action.

    0
  • Blackstarbullet

    Jul 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Not woth a 3rd of the supposed worth and lets remember the last one we signed from Man U…. OBERTAN

    0

You must log in to post a comment.