Reports Ferreyra Deal Done And Dusted – Who Is He?


There is a report in the Mail that Newcastle United have completed the deal to bring Facundo Ferreyra on loan from Shakhtar for next season, with an option  to sign the striker permanently for about £6.5M or €8M.

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Facundo Ferreyra – option to buy for £6.5M

The loan fee is £1.6M and the reports are that Ferreyra is very keen to join Newcastle United, after talking to his Argentine compatriot Fabricio Coloccini about the Tyneside club, before agreeing to join the club.

Certainly this is another good signing by Newcastle this summer – and our 7th signing of the summer.

The Argentine U20 striker (12 appearances – 5 goals) will certainly give Alan Pardew’s side a much needed goal-scoring threat up front.

He was born in Lomas de Zamora, Argentina in 1991 and gets the nickname of Chucky and came through the Youth Academy at his home town club, Club Atletico Banfield or simply Banfield.

While not a prolific goalscorer, he has scored 37 goals in his 103 first team appearances at three clubs – Banfield (56 app 14 goals), Velez Sarsfield (25 app 17 goals) and Donetsk (22 app 6 goals) – and Ferreyra is still young at just 23 and can improve on Tyneside.

And he now has a chance to make the deal at Newcastle a permanent one if he has a good season.

Newcastle have been following the Argentine for over two years now, and were particularly impressed with his play and record at Velez Sarsfield,  where he was quite prolific in scoring 17 goals in just 25 appearances the season before last.

Shakhtar paid out £7.5M for the 6ft 2ins striker last summer, but he did not play much for the Ukrainian side last season, with only five league starts among his 22 total appearances.

Ferreyra joins Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback, Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere, Siem de Jong and Daryl Janmaat on Tyneside, in what is becoming one of the best transfer windows we have seen at Newcastle for some time.

What do you think?

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153 comments so far

  • swemag

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #1

    @toon kk

    competing with City is a bit far off, but I think we can rattle and surprise them in an early game in the season like this one.

    They have a lot of players that has been given extra leave because of the world cup, we have a lot of new players that has something to prove.

    Comparing this to last year when we opened against City, before the game it honestly felt like we could just close the shop and go home. The following game pretty much summed that up, it was horrible.

    Slightly different feeling this year. What I have seen of Perez he is quite impressive, always composed and with purpose on the ball, to me he should be considered a first team player and I don’t buy the things being said that the opponents so far has not been PL standard, if he is good he is good.

    For the goals, we have options, SDJ, Cabella, Riviere, Gouffran, Perez…they will come.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Better than 1 goal in 3 over his career so far. Ok not quite been in prem class leagues, but it shows versatility to do it in south america and eastern europe.

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  • G

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #3

    The deal will be far from complete, a deal in principle has been agreed with the club, the source of this is the Daily Fail, it probably has a rant in the story about another bloody foreigner taking a British job! For the record this will happen, it just hasn’t happened yet, the club have agreed, the player would have to be mad to dissagree, and it also suits our needs. Just need to iron out a few contractual kinks here and there and give him a medical.

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  • toonicle

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #4

    6 goals in 5 starts, the rest of them sub appearances isn’t too bad at all for a young striker. Seems a very exciting prospect, now let’s shift our focus to one more CB and i’m happy. Too bad about Dier going to Spurs

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #5

    if we can cap this summer off by:
    1. getting rid of the deadwood – ferguson, obertan, jonas (great servant but time is up) etc.
    2. somehow reconcile with ben arfa and have him in the first team picture
    and 3. possibly nab a striker like remy…

    There will be some cause for optimism this season. Want to see a squad both good and deep enough to challenge for 7th and a cup.

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  • G

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #6

    With regards to signings, once the ink has driend on the Ferreyra deal, I will be happy with another CB and consider this our transfer window done (assuming nobody comes in for Sissoko or Tiote). Should make the last week of August a nervous time for us panicing about players panic buying our decent players.

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  • G

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #7

    other teams panic buying our players even.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Anyone spot this on the official site? Yoan gouff talking about new players take a look at this.

    “The new players will bring a lot of quality to the squad. Manu scored a lot of goals in France and Remy went to the World Cup, so they are two great players.
    “Siem was the captain of Ajax and is a very clever player who can score goals and make them too.
    “These players will get the fans excited and that is a good thing.”

    He is talking about remy?

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #9

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

    Chucky in action for Velez Sarsfield….I saw him play when he was there on a few occasions and I think he will do a good job for us

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  • MadisonToon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #10

    @kevy

    He’s talking about Remy Cabella – our new Remy.

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Reading the blog today, aside from transfer talk, it seems that many fans are already speculating on us sending players out on loan. Names mentioned include Armstrong and Campbell in particular. Given our desire for self sufficiency then the development of academy players is vital. That simply is why we’ve had to wait for two seasons to seriously enter the transfer market because the Europa season saw a good number of so called young talent underperform and with a self sufficiency model we did not
    have a conveyor belt of talent to replace proven PL players. The model has been kept alive by sales but not at a time of our choosing- certainly in the case of Cabaye.

    At the same time Pardew has made it clear that high transfer fees for Southampton academy players has pushed prices up and were left having to buy foreign. I would prefer to view the Southampton approach to youth development as a model for us to follow. The Saints are a club with a superb academy but more importantly they have a different philosophy of keeping young academy players within the club rather than sending them out on loan and blooding them in the first team. You have to have a longer term goal in football if your not one of the wealthier clubs. Southampton have consistently got it right by developing players in the proper manner. I recognise that many clubs use the loan system to enhance the value of a player for future sale and the rewards are worth the effort as well. How long will it take for other clubs to start thinking longer than the immediate term and focus more on developing players in the proper manner? We need to produce better players than those we currently have.

    In comparing the Toon with Saints we’ve got competition from Sunderland and the geography of where we are. Southampton have an enormous urban area as well as London to select from and few competitor clubs. They got Lallana from Bournemouth academy, mind we somehow got Rolando Aarons from Bristol City. He would be a prospect for this programme at 18 and talented. Let’s not farm him out on loan but give him game time over a season, assuming he does well.

    We need to qualify for Europe this season in order to provide a platform for development of what I reckon is the best group of 17-20 year olds we’ve seen for many a season. Carr has done well with the likes of Satka. I’ve heard talk of an academy/ under 21?s stuffed with talent. We’ve just got to do better than bring through just the likes of Krul, AC and Saylor.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #12

    @Madison Ah yes how could I bloody forget Cabella.

    Can’t wait to see him in action tomorrow.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Glad to see Remy isn’t one were really after.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28609224

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #14

    iantoon

    I think Armstrong is better going out onloan although he is only 17 and I think could learn a lot from dejong, we have bought perez in and perez is now 21 but has 50 first team starts under his belt, there is not enough game time to keep them both here without them stagnating so for me I think Armstrong is the better one to go out onloan

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Stupidity

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #17

    so we have the argie onboard

    is the loic remy deal dead now

    cos my head says we need him and his goals my heart says sod off back to old soggy chops and get relegated

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #18

    well record aside with obv pro’s and con’s in playing time = 1 in 2 but he’s been learning his trade and it was in weaker leagues.

    but from the player himself i must say i’m very pleased with this tbh ! not only does he never hit the ball at the keeper (cisse esq) but all his shots are into the side netting and with acuracy and mostly power he uses both feet is fairly fast and pretty strong with good feet. he reminds me of a young shearer without the heading ability or as much strength (but hey i’d take half the player shearer was any day)

    hopefully he finds the net early just like our other new boys have and he becomes our new no9 and get some of that pride back for us.

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #20

    @14 beer

    completely agree m8 arma and campbell need to be loaned out for first team play as they still very agile for little lads.

    i do have doubt about campbell though tbh i <3 the lad and bin singing his praises for years and always been my hope and really hope i'm wrong but theres just sumat that makes me doubt he can make it.

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  • Bambams

    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Has it been officially announced we have signed him….

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #22

    croftus5678

    not sure about this some1 will correct me if I am wrong
    on cambell wasn’t there some question marks over his attitude while he was onloan last season might be wrong

    but I would give him time and the opportunity to learn he might not make the prem but with players in the championship going for 10mill its worth giving him the chance it also takes some players a little longer for it all to click

    lets be honest boys of 17 to 20 are easily distracted by beer and breasts a little rebellion is to be expected

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Jesper is out and we sign another player.

    Boom Boom Chucky Chucky Chucky

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #24

    Have we scouted in South America you ask tds?

    It looks like Joe Kinnear spend some time in Argentina:

    “I spent something like two months in Brazil and a month in Argentina for one of the biggest clubs in England looking for players.”

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2008/09/27/kinnear-cant-wait-attends-newcastle-game-today/comment-page-1/

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #25

    Beermonkey

    I am 37, and am STILL destracted by beer and breasts.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #26

    So are we going to sign Benteke or Lacazette?

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  • pedro

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #27

    I am sure that we scout South American, just obviously with no where near the intensity that we do in France or Europe. Ferreyra was someone we were looking at when he was at Vélez by all accounts, and I even recall us being after the guy he replaced at Vélez, Juan Manuel Martínez who is at Boca now

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #28

    markaccus

    we all are really, there both so enticing

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Ketsbaia9

    “Damian Luna, Diego Rivero and Facundo Ferreyra should be looked at. So, Graham if you’re listening, get a scout report on them.”

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2012/07/04/newcastle-look-to-south-america-for-young-talent/

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #30

    …. and as for beer-soaked breasts, well…..

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Many a good man has fallen by the wayside after sniffing the honeypot.
    Lads -you need to exercise some self control.

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #32

    @Sazzer, that was from 2008. I bet he has goldfish memory and he couldn’t remember anything he saw when he started as director of foosball with us.

    @Kets, no I don’t think so. I think it’s the defense that we need to take care of now.

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #33

    @Sazzer, if Mr Carr scouted the player, I feel more secured.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #34

    markaccus

    easy easy its not that type of blog

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  • USAGEORDIE

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #35

    Krul
    Janmaat-Colo-Willo-Santon
    Sissoko-Colback
    Cabella-De Jong-Gouffran
    Remy
    I still want Remy. I personally think if sissoko stays he will get a more central/box to box role. Gouffran will track back and Santon will get to run wild on the left. Looks to be a solid team.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Ian,
    Don’t forget that some of these Saints youngsters were blooded in the lower leagues. Not at Prem level. Yes, Luke Shaw was blooded at Prem, but he is an exceptional talent, the like of which we don’t have.

    Lallana, Bale, Chamberlain Walcott all were introduced in the lower leagues which is the equivalent of us loaning out players. The Saints have had youngsters out on loan since they reached the Prem.

    These kids need to go on loan. They will learn far more playing a decent level of football then kicking their heels on the fringes of our first team. If any of them were good enough to play in the first team, then great, put them in. I don’t see any at that stage just yet so lets get the ones we can on loan. Not just any loan, but a loan that will benefit us and the player when he returns.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Honeypots………IN
    Self control……..OOT

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Also Lallana did go back on loan to Bournemouth before breaking into the Saints team.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Shields Gazette – Percy speaks about Benny -could be read he still has a chance at the club.

    “Pardew says the Frenchman must show more commitment to the club if he is to regain his place, but it seems the winger is unlikely to play for the club again.

    “It’s a simple situation,” Pardew told BBC Newcastle.

    “We have a professionalism and a level of commitment to our work that he needs to fall into and until he falls into that he won’t be part of the first team.

    “He isn’t at the moment and he’s injured today, ironically, but he’s still part of the club.”

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 1, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #40

    I know Graham Carr.

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