Newcastle Make New Approach For Shakhtar Striker


We had reported last night that 23 year-old Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra wants to leave Shakhtar Donetsk, the Ukrainian Premier League club which is based in Donetsk, because of all the fighting going on with pro-Russian rebels in the area – in fact it’s a civil war.

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Facundo Ferreyra – Newcastle make new approach

And some new news on that this morning in the Daily Star is that Newcastle were interested in the player back in 2011, while he was still playing at Banfield in his home country Argentina, although we have no record of that interest in our archives.

The Star is reporting this morning that Newcastle have made a new enquiry to Shakhtar about the Argentinian U20 International, who is reported to have signed on at Shakhtar for £6M last summer, although that figure seems high.

Ferreyra is nicknamed ‘Chucky’, and he scored six goals in just 8 games his first season in the Ukraine, and maybe it would be possible to take the 23 year-old on loan for the season – if we cannot get a deal agreed with his Ukrainian club.

Newcastle definitely need at least one more  striker brought in this summer, and if this news is to be believed we have made an approach for this Argentine striker.

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103 comments so far

  • Lew Davies

    Jul 27, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Fall back option if Lacazette deal fails

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  • Ethiotoon

    Jul 27, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Just get Grenier & close z transfer book..
    The lads landed yet ,hope they don’t fly over Ukraine, Crimea or Russia..

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  • Lew Davies

    Jul 27, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #3

    We still need Grenier and a CB too

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  • Graeme

    Jul 27, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Know nothing about this guy – is he good enough? Has he got what it takes?

    Cisse should get far better service this season, once he is up and running, which should give him the openings to score – can he take them though?

    If Cisse does come good, then we are not completely exposed up front, unlike we are at the back with our aging, imobile CB’s!! P45DUE seems to want rid of the best of them, yet still retains Saylor and Collo, which makes no sense at all.

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  • Lew Davies

    Jul 27, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    I don’t know what the priority should be, a striker, creative playmaker or CB to shore up our leaky defence.
    But if we really have any ambitions to push the top 6 this coming season, we need all 3 urgently.
    If we do get all 3 then there can no longer be any reason for all the doom and gloom, that has hung around the club over the last couple of years.
    Howay the Lads

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  • Ethiotoon

    Jul 27, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    We don’t know this ferreyra guy but could
    Be handy,the worst thing is cisse also may
    go to ACN in middle of season…
    ED..u r right,it’s a must now..

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  • Generic Commenter

    Jul 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Since this report is from the Daily Star, I wouldn’t look too much into it.

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  • Bambams

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #8

    I think we will get a proven striker…but they may be waiting for a club in CL …..If they are not snapped up then Newcastle would be the best of the rest (imo).

    Last day of window possibly.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #9

    The first three posts in the whole Blog has us going for three Different players??

    Its really difficult to know just what th hell is going on ?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    this talk of defenders being needed baffles me a bit
    Ferguson
    Haidara
    MYM
    Streete
    Dummett
    Good
    Colo
    Willo
    Saylor
    Raylor
    Santon
    Janmaat
    Satka

    seems a fair defensive roster to me

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #11

    Jeff, you have summed up the problem in a nut shell. How do you convince Ashley you need better defenders (which we certainly do) when he has a list that long sitting in front of him all pulling a wage!

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  • Slank

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Lew Davies @ 5

    I would say that the priority is a Striker, a Creative Playmaker and Central Defender in that order.

    Striker – We only have two recognized strikers in Cisse and (as yet unproven) Riviere. Gouffran and Armstrong could be used but only in an emergency.

    Creative Playmaker – We only have two playmakers in De Jong and Anita. However, De Jong is not in the mold of Cabaye and Anita is definitely not. The pair would be dependent upon having Colback and Tiote supporting them. Sissoko could fill in but only in an emergency. We really need someone like Grenier.

    Central Defender – We have four recognized central defenders with potential in the reserves.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #13

    Slank. The problem is as fans, we want quality. As an owner, Ashley only sees quantity.

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  • musomag

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #14

    Never heard of him, would rather our youngsters got a regular starting slot.

    I’m optimistic we have a future Beardsly or Shearer already at the club just waiting for his chance. Best possible scenario for me.

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #15

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9v6fiShk_g

    footage of Chooky as the commentary calls him

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  • Slank

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #16

    musomag

    ‘…we have a future Beardsly or Shearer already at the club..’

    And their names are ?’

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  • Slank

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #17

    clinath@ed

    ‘….Ashley only sees quantity..’

    How do you know ?

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #18

    Musomag. We have, he’s called Alan Armstrong.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #19

    Slank- I broadly agree with you on your priority signings. Gouffy underperformed for much of the last third of the season. His fitness level was questionable for me. If he displays as much energy as in the NZ tour the we can realistically view him as being a contender. Competition for places always helps. Anita based on last season is another underperformer and the contest in midfield will be interesting. I certainly don’t currently see him as the creative type we need but we have a way to go in signings and friendly workouts.
    I view the forthcoming season with optimism and await the 2-3 signings to provide a squad with quality and depth.

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  • Andymax

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #20

    Unless we sell more players I think our transfer business is over.
    All this talk of Champions league is to sell season tickets.
    Plus all I saw the other morning when we beat Wellington was Pardew up to his normal ineptitude, players out of position and constant formation change.

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  • Slank

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #21

    clinath@ed

    Is Armstrong a Beardsley or a Shearer ?

    Probably a bit of both but not as good as the originals but still a hell of a lot better than most.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #22

    Slank, the point I am trying to make is that how do you convince someone who is paying out the wages that you need another X Y or Z, when he looks at the books and sees all those positions with 2 or 3 options already available?
    Hence the line, “sell before you can buy” that continually comes out from the club…

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  • cestriasteve

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #23

    Listen, I wanted Grenier above all else but he isn’t coming I can’t see how he can be accommodated with the current acquisitions.

    Secondly there are question marks over his temperament and they played better when he was injured.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #24

    Slank, on Arma I agree 100%. But there is something special about the lad IMO. Don’t know how to explain it but when I watch him, he “moves” like a footballer should. Suppose it’s just a gut feeling on my part!

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  • Slank

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #25

    Andymax

    I think the betting is on Ben Arfa and Obertan definitely leaving.

    Yanga-Mbiwa appears to be doing everything in his recent performances to convince us that he too should leave.

    Santon may go as we have three left backs now.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #26

    Also, don’t want him to be another Beardsley or Shearer. I want him to be the best Alan Amrstrong he can be.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #27

    Mbiwa has disappointed me immensely over the last week or so. Don’t know how good he was before he came to us, but the moment he plays like he’s never seen a ball before.

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  • Ethiotoon

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #28

    Isn’t zaha played as a striker while at palace? If so,get him on loan and see how he develops.look at Henery when he was young,he used to play in the wings,just like zaha,before becoming prolific striker.
    Zaha is in the same mold,still kid with potential, might be one for the future..

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  • Slank

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #29

    clinath@ed

    I do agree with you about Armstrong. And yes he has something special about him. He reminds me of a young Michael Owen.

    I knew he could score but I was delighted to see in the last match how he got past a couple of their defenders using quick feet – more Beardsley than Shearer on that occasion but his goal in the first match was again Beardsley as he showed a dummy to the defender, almost a shimmy. Very cool.

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  • Mr Funk

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #30
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  • Slank

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #31

    clinath@ed @ 22

    Of course there is an official limit on how many players a club can have in the Premiership as well as a budgetary limit that all clubs have although on some you wouldn’t think so.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #32

    Remember the lad is only 17.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #33

    Armstrong reminds me of a young Rooney in style. I recall him playing for Everton against Arsenal in the game he scored in and helped to end Arsenal’s 30 game unbeaten run. Armstrong does the same pirouette movement to wrong foot opponents as a young Rooney employed a lot.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #34

    So was Rooney he might even have been 16!

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #35

    True Slank, but I assume you can have as many as you want, but can only register a certain amount. What the point of that would be escapes me.
    But I digress, We will only IMPROVE our first team if room is made for them.

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  • martoon

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #36

    The thing I find the most encouraging about this story and the previous one is that it does look like we are trying to bring in a striker. Like many on here I was a bit concerned our transfer business was done for this window.

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  • Slank

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #37

    clinath@ed

    Do you think Mbiwa is engineering his way out of the club by putting in inept nervous performances ?

    He looks like a rabbit in the headlights at times. It cannot be very comforting to his fellow defenders when he gets the ball.

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  • Slank

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #38

    Blimey Ian Armstrong plays like Rooney, Beardsley and Shearer ! Who next ?

    However, he does look and act much older than his years.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #39

    I still think we can prise Bony away from the Swans.
    His figures for his 2nd season at Arnhem are fabulous
    he has to be worth a punt

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 27, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #40

    I hope the lad is as successful as Rooney is, Ian….just leave the grannies alone!

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