Sunderland Trying To Sign Free Agent Striker – Are Newcastle?

A few days ago we had an article out about Jonas – the Brazilian forward who ended his four year stay at Valencia in May,  and is now available as a free agent.

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Jonas – 30 year-old Brazilian forward now available

The 30-year-old can opt the ball in the back of the net, which is what Newcastle need, and he’s experienced too.

In his four years at Valencia, he played 139 games with 51 goals, and just last season he scored 10 goals in just 22 appearances for the Spanish club.

Newcastle have brought in Manu Riviere, Remy Cabella, Facundo Ferreyra, Ayoze Perez and Siem de Jong to score goals for us this season, but only Siem is an experienced goalscorer, and he’s now out injured for four months with a serious thigh injury.

One disadvantage of Newcastle signing younger players is they don’t come with a lot of experience.

Newcastle were (supposedly) trying to sign a striker towards the end of the transfer window last Monday, but we weren’t successful and the only avenue available to us now, before the January transfer opens up, is the free agent market.

There is news in the Mirror today that Gus Poyet and Sunderland are interested in signing the forward, and also Tottenham are said to be interested too – but we were hoping Newcastle would be scouring the market for an available striker – but maybe we will wait until January?

I talked to my son Neil yesterday about Jonas, when we were out to breakfast, and he doesn’t think Newcastle will be interested in bringing the Brazilian to Newcastle.

An interesting fact about the player is on 1st November 2011, he scored the second fastest goal in Champions League history, by netting in just 10.5 seconds against Bayer Leverkusen.

He’s been capped 8 times by Brazil with 2 goals, and would seem a decent buy for one or two seasons.

Do you think he would be a good acquisition for Newcastle?

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7 comments so far

  • expatmag

    Sep 7, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #1

    What! Add to our wage bill! Even if there is a possible threat of a relegation battle looming!

    Dont be silly! We have more of a chance in signing another club accountant than a striker.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Sep 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Watching the pl legends – alan Shearer. Reminds you what a real striker is.

  • Screacher

    Sep 7, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #3

    We can’t sign anybody as we have nominated our squad of 25 to the PL. Even if somebody leaves (eg our Jonas or Vuckic) on loan, we can’t add any more names to that squad until the next window. The mackems have only announced 24 so have one more slot available.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Sep 7, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #4

    We won’t sign him. We never intended to sign anyone after the Nottingham forest lads signed imho. We need real quality in january when I suspect we will be in a relegation battle.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 7, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Just read this someone put of twitter:

    The last 20 Premier League managers sacked all had a better record than Pardew.


    He really is the luckiest manager around.

    There also seems to be people saying, like Stuart did, that they are getting a ticket to show support for Hatem and their dislike for Pardew and the regime.

    The storm is growing, Alan.

  • Lee Dodd

    Sep 7, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #6

    The Next Signing for the NUC has to be a NEW MANAGER… PARDEW OUT !!!!

  • geordie abroad

    Sep 7, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #7

    As already mentioned we have already announced our player quotes.

    Shame as Jonas has a good scoring record. Another free agent is Hugo Almeida, 30 6’3″ target man with a good scoring record too. Jonas behind Almeida is probably better then what we have available.


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