This Striker On Loan Would Be Good For Newcastle

It seems that Jermain Defoe’s future at Toronto FC is uncertain at best, and on the last day of the transfer window QPR made a big bid for him, but his club in Canada turned it down.

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Jermaine Defoe at Toronto

The Express has reported that at least two London clubs, West Ham and QPR, are interested in signing the former England International striker, who has always been able to score goals in the Premier League.

On deadline day a bid from QPR was said to be as much as £10M, and it seems that QPR have still not learned about overpaying for their players, and if they are willing to pay that amount for a player who turned 32 a few days ago – so be it.

Newcastle’s policy has always been to bring in younger players, who can improve on Tyneside, and we very rarely bring in older players for the short-term.

But older players are also more experienced, and that’s one thing we are missing in the team today – experience in the Premier League.

Surely Newcastle could modify their transfer policy to include bringing in older more experienced players when the need arises.

The younger players we bring in are nearly always more expensive when they leave Newcastle, and therefore we make a decent profit on them, and from a financial viewpoint that’s good, but football isn’t all about money.

That’s one thing Mike Ashley doesn’t seem to understand.

The Newcastle team needs more experience, and as we are seeing today – only Jack Colback has any experience of the Premier League of the players we brought in over the summer.

And it shouldn’t be too much surprise that Jack has been the best performing player of the new arrivals so far this season.

Toronto are currently out of the playoff places in the MLS after beating Chivas USA 3-0 on Sunday, but they lost 1-0 to Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night.

Defoe is still out injured but some PL clubs could soon be after him – and for a proven goalscorer,  maybe he would be a decent acquisition for Newcastle – but certainly not for anywhere near £10M – but maybe we could get a loan deal for the player in January?

It’s time to tweak Newcastle’s transfer policy, and we need some striker(s) who can score goals for us coming through the door in January.

Jermain Defoe on loan would be a decent acquisition for Newcastle as a short-term measure.

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13 comments so far

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Oct 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Why would we need defoe when we have cisse. Wot we really need a powerhouse, a target man who can hold up play and has a quality finish

  • G

    Oct 10, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #2

    I would take Defoe on loan till the end of the season. But I wouldn’t buy the player. He isn’t past it, but has little or no resale value, and his wages will not be low. By all means bring him in, just don’t forget to show him where the door is in August.

  • 70TWO

    Oct 10, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Adam Armstrong………..say no more

  • mindshaft

    Oct 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Defoe for an enormous 2 million loan fee plus big wages or Huntelaar on perm transfer for less than 3 million… think I’d go for the latter

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Jermaine Defoe is very good striker.His technique is undoubted.But we need speedy striker.Can he deliver needed speed for partnership with Demba Cisse time will tell if he came here and I personally want this player to strengthen our squad.I can clearly say that Newcastle will be stronger with Defoe.

  • Graeme

    Oct 10, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #6

    It wouldn’t matter what Defoe cost on loan + wages, it would be a waste of money compared to buying a permanant signing. At least there is some return coming back from a player we actually own!!

  • mindshaft

    Oct 10, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Defoe was a decent striker, his legs have ‘gone’ by all accounts though so def a no no for me

    Nice piece on Roma – shame fatty can’t see beyond buy em cheap / sell em high and promoting his SD brand over that of the toon.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Oct 10, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #9

    I agree with 70two. Defoe would only come in da last 20 mins of games. That time could be used on giving armstrong first team experience. The quicker he gets experience, da faster he will develop

  • 70TWO

    Oct 10, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #10


    I heard the interview on Radio5 which the article is based, James Pallotta is an American with something to say and seems to have a lot of integrity. It is a shame that the NUFC brand has no importance to MA.

  • masterp1983

    Oct 10, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Everyone seems to be brainwashed into this buy young and sell on thing. Defoe is a proven goalscorer wherever he has been. Its the AFCON in Jan too i believe. Defoe for me on loan would make perfect sense! I do agree though that Armstrong should get some game time.. Plus is Facundo Ferreya that bad??? We haven’t seen a glimpse…

  • dannitoon

    Oct 10, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Would it F^kc… Our strikers are better.. we need two CB. . That’ll take pressure off.. allow midfield time to build up play and pick out our strikers.. manu and cisse have both proved they can finish when set up…


    Oct 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Nobody knows what the club is doing with regards to Transfers? We were all screaming out for at least One decent Striker and a strong CB for as long as i can remember ! Any hope i had of getting the players we needed went with Baftame Gomis to Swansea ! as did with Wilfred Boney !


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