Magpies In For Striker Who Dreams Of Newcastle United


There are reports coming out of Italy tonight are that Newcastle United are after Palermo striker Abel Hernandez.

Abel Hernández

Abel Hernandez – Newcastle in for striker?

We were first linked with the 24 year-old Uruguayan International in February, and at that time, this is what he had to say in Gazzetta dello Sport:

“I am reborn because we have to win the Serie B title.” “Enough with nightclubs, “Instead I go to church with my mother and score goals to get back to Serie A.”

“I decided to stay – I owed it to Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini and the fans.” “In the future I dream of Newcastle United, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid.”

The news this time is in Tuttomercatoweb, and they are reporting that Newcastle United would be willing to pay a fee of around £8M for the striker, but that Palermo’s transfer fee may be a lot higher than that.

Hernandez has also been in talks with Torino and maybe some other clubs, with the view to a permanent move, but it looks like Newcastle are now in for the player.

His reference above to  “enough with nightclubs” – is because he has something of a reputation of doing things he shouldn’t be doing off the pitch, like drinking and going to too many of those night clubs, but it seems he may have (grown up and) come to his senses.

Hopefully he has grown up and come to his senses.

The striker scored 14 goals in 28 league appearances for Palermo last season, and in five seasons he has played 122 games for the Sicilian club with 36 goals, and he has 14 caps for Uruguay with 7 goals.

And last season, Palermo easily won Serie B with 86 points and lost only six of their 42 league games, and were a full 17 points in front of second placed Empoli.

Maybe his dreams of joining that great English club, Newcastle United, who are mentioned in the same sentience as the two Champions League finalists of last season, may even come true? 😀

What do you think?

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50 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Isn’t he the same kind of player as Cisse?

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #2

    jesperfuglsang
    I wrote in the forum earlier.

    Yeah I think the people picking the prices are getting ahead of themselves. He would have been nice gamble at 4 m £. Now I think there is more value picking a 6 m £ striker instead.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Real, Athletico or Newcastle, a bit like saying I like cheese, ham and custard.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Do you still have to be a member to get tickets to away games? If so, does anyone know a way around this as I’ll be around Gillingham for the league cup game?

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #5

    i just typed a message which took ages then ed puts up new blog lol lol just my luck

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #6

    message 259 on song write up saves me writing it again

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  • SUFC_rule

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Crap

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #8

    we can all work out pards starting 11 for a prem game
    who do you think pards will start for Gillingham away

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  • scout

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Dreams of newcastle???

    Wow

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Scout
    Akinbi was a beast for the Gills huge huge man

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #11

    beer…those he didn’t pick for the PL game? 😀

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #12

    fancy clarke to dump scum out of cup like he ll have them well up for it any body thinking like me

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  • scout

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Elloitt
    jammat good willo hiadara
    Colback abeid bigi obertan
    Sammy chucky

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Lived in Gillingham for a few years in my youth, I used to sneak on the pitch at 7 years old and play on it lol, the uncle is a die hard fan so if we lose I’m fcuked….time to step up parsnip!

    Shithole of a ground and the chairman was a proper chav wideboy called scally and boy was he! Not sure if he’s still there but what a cockend!

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  • geordie157

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Colback is a legend

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #16

    I can’t really see us signing this lad as I don’t expect anymore incoming a in this window.
    Never seen him play so can’t comment on him really and price seems a bit steep for someone untested at a higher level, although 7 in 14 got Uruguay ain’t to shabby but who where Uruguay playing?

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  • G

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #17

    I think he’s just spouti g off teams he thinks have budgets. Surprised he didn’t mention Southampton as well. Doesn’t look that special to me as a player.

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Jesper
    Abel Hernandez reminds me of Hugo Rodallega.

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #19

    SAZZER we all no wat Hugo done became a Boss LOL

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  • BeeGuy

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Nile Ranger has said he has reformed, why not sign him on a free with a “good behavior” clause?

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Does anyone know how to get away tickets without being a member?

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  • dufuss

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #22

    use a press pass

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #23

    I really rate this guy

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  • Belfast

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Weird thing to say.

    Maybe he was in the nightclub at the time.

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Dufuss

    There all banned 😉

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #26

    Our toon
    You see him play much?

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  • deeps

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #27

    CAPITAL ONE CUP SECOND ROUND DRAW
    Burton v QPR
    Port Vale v Cardiff
    Middlesbrough v Preston
    Stoke v Portsmouth
    Huddersfield v Nottm Forest
    Swansea v Rotherham
    Watford v Doncaster
    Millwall v Southampton
    Bournemouth v Northampton
    Brentford v Fulham
    West Brom v Oxford
    Scunthorpe v Reading
    Derby v Charlton
    West Ham v Sheffield United
    Swindon v Brighton
    Leicester v Shrewsbury
    Crewe v Bolton
    Birmingham v Sunderland
    Gillingham v Newcastle
    Norwich v Crawley
    Bradford v Leeds
    Aston Villa v Leyton Orient
    Burnley v Sheffield Weds
    Walsall v Crystal Palace
    MK Dons v Manchester United

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #28

    scout

    don’t think your far away think taylor will play and mbiwa at right back and dummett left

    I hope Aarons starts

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Ochytoon,
    Ask tads when he’s about he goes to the London games.

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #30

    dont think this story is true. according to french website aboubacar is still on list and ncle have watched him for a long time. watched him run monaco who beat arsenal previous week ragged at times is very quick and physical -i hope we can sign him and of course a central defender.

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  • deeps

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Looks like Van ginkel is available on loan..if tiote does end up leaving maybe we should sign van ginkel on a loan deal..Looks like a bright prospect

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 13, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #32

    JFA
    Cheers mate

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Against Gillingham
    Elliot
    R.Taylor (if he is fit) S.Taylor Williamson Dummett
    Obertan Bigirimana Abeid Colback Aarons
    Ferreyra
    Subs Krul Yanga-M’Bwia Anita Sammy Ameobi Gourffan Armstrong

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #34

    deeps
    Van Ginkel should be on the list.

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #35

    have still got my pavel czernik multicoloured goalkeeping top which i used to wear cycling. anyone else thinks the new goalkeeping top is so horrible it is good.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #36

    But did we get Billy Shortstrokes from Ramsbottom yet?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Quite worried that Arsenal will pinch him from us. 🙁

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m quite glum today. 🙁 Nobody takes me seriously. It’s quite disturbing. Here I work me tail off getting the whole Billy Shortstrokes story out to you lot and you scoff and snigger. Harrumph.

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #39

    get van ginkel we ll take zouma as well banford to

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #40

    1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE
    http://f00tballmatters.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/srnicek.jpg

    It’s so bad it is good. I like how it will induce players to hit the wonga.

    A Darthboard or rather a Tronboard.

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