Newcastle Still Hoping To Sign One Of Two Striker Targets


Goal is reporting today that Newcastle are still hoping to sign a striker before the end of the transfer window on Monday night, and that Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and QPR’s Loic Remy are still our top two targets.

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Can Newcastle sign Lacazette or Remy by next Tuesday?

That’s even  after Alexandre announced he would be staying at Lyon for next season, and that QPR manager Harry Redknapp has told the world that Loic Remy doesn’t want to go back to Newcastle.

Newcastle are also interested in Danny Welbeck, who seems no longer wanted by a struggling Manchester United side, but we have no chance of signing Danny, and since he’s English his transfer fee would be ridiculously high in any case.

Lacazette and Remy have been our top striker targets all summer, and the fact Newcastle are still hopeful could mean that things are not as cut and dried as they may appear from the outside.

Certainly if Loic Remy ends up playing for QPR this season, that wouldn’t be too good for a player who had dreams of joining either Arsenal or Liverpool this summer.

Maybe there’s a chance Arsenal could come in for him,  after Remy’s French International colleague Olivier Giroud was injured over the weekend and is out until early next year.

Certainly he is a cheaper option than another striker Arsenal are said to now be interested in – Edinson Cavani of PSG – since the Uruguayan cost PSG a huge £64.5M when he signed on from Napoli last summer. 🙁

Newcastle could buy two teams with that money.

We are hopeful Newcastle can sign a decent striker before next Tuesday, but from what we can tell – there doesn’t seem to be too much chance of us getting either Lacazette or Remy over the line before next Tuesday.

But there’s always hope – we’ve been wrong before. 😀

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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337 comments so far

  • Bye Bye AP

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #1

    I think we will get in a forward who has not even been mentioned yet! Carlton Cole maybe! 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #2

    either of these two would make me happy

    Still prefer benteke though

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  • dannitoon

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #3

    At £1m cole is too expensive

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Still not sure about lacazette as i have never seen him play.

    Remy can rot with his aging team mates, and listen to them talk about false teeth and corn plasters.

    Blog seems split down the middle on Welbeck. Maybe give him a shot on loan in the CF role (i think he would do well there personally) but then again what is Ferreyra for?? I want to see him play.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Yep goal. The most reliable source in the world

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Bye Bye

    Carlton cole, you say?? Maybe we should bring up Melvut Erdinç while we are at it 😀

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  • Bye Bye AP

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #7

    I would be VERY happy with Welbeck – i reckon he is a decent natural finisher who, given a run up top in the centre would do well for us!

    What about Rhodes?

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  • Bye Bye AP

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Haha – a good old name from the past Erdnic!

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #9

    How about both LOL free BEN ARFA

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #10

    I suppose if i am willing to give welbeck a chance then i would have to say the same for Rhodes. He knows how to put the ball in the ney, which is a good start 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Net*

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Stop hoping.Go and make everything to grab Loic.Now or never.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Alderweireld has been strongly linked with Southampton. They aren’t a bigger team than us. He’d want to come here.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #14

    You know what will happen…. we will be linked with loads of decent players up until Monday…. then one hour before the window shuts, we will hear “Newcastle have pulled off a last minute coup… Lithuanian U21 star striker Rastanc von Buumsting signs a 5 year deal.

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  • deeps

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #15

    Warnock appointed as palace manager(one of the few managers that’s worse than pardew)..I fear the worst for palace ..I think they are doomed

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #16

    GUNNERS WANT ZIGIC LOL LOL AM I DREAMING ZIGIC LOL

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #17

    Kets.

    Maybe if NUFC showed signs of ambition, he would prefer here, but currently Southampton look more likely to win things.

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  • Thump

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #18

    @Mark: You’re feeling optimistic, aren’t you? Transfer activity on deadline day that doesn’t involve selling?

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #19

    the whole irony of the pardew HBA situation is that Pardew of all people (his record and physical encounter with a player!!!) should be keen on giving people 2nd chances. He is a smug douche who loves to the point the finger anywhere but at himself.

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  • deeps

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Lol arsenal want zigic..WTF Lol..

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #21

    We don’t need strikers dammit.

    We have adequate attackers that are just starved of chances and have to score with their 2 attempts they get per game.

    To be able to afford a striker who can score out of nothing we must either spend upwards of £20 million, convince Remy to join us over a bigger club or get Cisse back scoring again.

    Change the tactics, play more attacking creative football and sign a fcuking CB to play alongside M’bwia god damn you!!!

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  • nut meg

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Benteke is in development training after Achilles Tendon Rupture according to transfer market & expected back by Sept.12th. He’s my choice & it could happen………if we REALLY want it to.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Did I just read that right? Someone mentioned obertron is as good as benny apart from shooting? Thanks, I’ve just spat coffee all over my phone! Fcuk me that’s some statement that.

    Regardless of what side of the benny debate you fall on you’ve got to admit that that is utter bollox….he’s not even on the same planet never mind pitch, explains that alien head too 😀

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Wait, isn’t there an Arsenal Kyiv?

    I bet his agent has gotten confused.

    If not then the gooners will be feeling just as we felt when we signed Kuqi.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #25

    and btw niether of these guys are coming through. I dont get the major crying for a striker. I think we should give perez chucky and manu a shot. At least until janary. I dont think it was the lack of finishing that is keeping the ball out of the net. Its tatctial and time for a new team to gel. our primary concern is a CB. I dont see how anyone can disagree with that. we are starting colo and taylor against CP!!! does anyone not think that is terrible?

    enough bs. lets splash the cash on Tobi.

    anyone notice how manalos only went for 13M??????
    not that he would ever lower himself to play here, but its a crazy cheap price.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Beatroll25 // Aug 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    well said!

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #27

    Thump

    part of the deal for buumsting would see tiote heading to lithuanian club FC Szchyte.

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #28

    Average

    I can’t see it but will find it.

    I love of that kind of post and will copy, paste and submit it every time that person enters the blog.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #29

    That big lad Zigic is a donkey like.

    He was being paid 65 thousand a week or something like that at Birmingham. Hence the reason why they couldn’t get rid of him.

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  • BeeGuy

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #30

    NUFC can’t land a striker because they insist that H B-A go the other way. Was Obertan & H B-A, but mgt. backed off.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Colin the fcukwitt is busy blabbing rumours of MYM on loan to Marseille. Apparently it “clears the wat for richards to join us”

    Fcuking big tw@

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  • deeps

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #32

    1. AFC Bournemouth
    2. Arsenal
    3. Bolton Wanderers
    4. Brighton & Hove Albion
    5. Cardiff City
    6. Chelsea
    7. Crystal Palace
    8. Derby County
    9. Doncaster Rovers
    10. Everton
    11. Fulham
    12. Hull City
    13. Liverpool
    14. Manchester City
    15. Middlesbrough
    16. Milton Keynes Dons
    17. Newcastle United
    18. Norwich City
    19. Nottingham Forest
    20. Reading
    21. Sheffield United
    22. Sheffield Wednesday
    23. Shrewsbury Town
    24. Southampton
    25. Swansea City
    26. Tottenham Hotspur
    27. West Bromwich Albion
    28. Aston Villa / Leyton Orient
    29. Birmingham City / Sunderland
    30. Bradford City / Leeds United
    31. Burton Albion / Queens Park Rangers
    32. Stoke City / Portsmouth

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Wenger knows what he’s doing. Zigic would be a good player in a good team. He could get 15-20 goals easily for Arsenal.

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  • nut meg

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #34

    deeps
    ?????????

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Deeps

    I am betting on hearing “No 6.”

    “Chelsea….”

    “No.17”

    “…will play Newcastle utd at stamford bridge”

    Blagh.

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  • NightHawk

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #36

    HI JUST NEW TO SITE BUT READ IT ALL THE TIME………….. HERE IS A PLAYER DOING THE ROUNDS RIGHT NOW QPR HAD BEEN LOOKING AT HIM BUT IT SEEM’S TO OF GONE COLD BUT HE IS A AJAX PLAYER NAME IS Kolbeinn Sigthorsson…. HE IS 24YR OLD AND SCORED 12 GOALS HE COULD BE WORTH IT COS I CAN NOT SEE USE GETTING EITHER OF THE TWO PLAYERS WE ARE AFTER

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #37

    Benteke’s a realistic target. We’re a bigger and better club than Villa and we have many French speaking players. He’d love it here.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Beatroll

    For your viewing pleasure mate….unbefcukinglievable, unfcukingbeleivable, unbelievafcukingble!

    BeeGuy
    August 27, 2014
    H B-A is just about the same as Obertan except he does not track back. Both get the ball & then start thinking about what they are going to do. H B-A is just a better finisher if he gets a chance. Those chances are fewer than Obertan generates.

    Pardue, like all the good managers, wants to win by conceding fewer goals. They can’t beat you if they cannot score argument. From that perspective, why play H B-A at all?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #39

    We’ll probably sign two strikers and no defender. Pardew will be playing a 1-2-7 formation.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Beeguy

    You typing comes across as that of eithotoon, are you he? Outed!

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