Prolific Brazilian Striker Could Be Great Signing For Newcastle


One of our readers has alerted us to the form of 27 year-old Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano at Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, and he certainly seems to be able to score the goals.

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Luiz Adriano – scored five Champions League goals last night

Last night Shakhtar Donetsk recorded the joint-biggest away win in Champions League history, as they beat Belarusian side 7-0 and Adriano hit five goals.

He became only the second player, after Lionel Messi, to score five goals in a single Champions League match and the Ukrainian side were 6-0 up at half time – which was another Champions league record.

Luiz was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil and started his career at his hometown club Internacional and scored 3 goals in 12 games for them before joining Ukrainian club Shakhtar in 2007, for around €3M (£2.4M).

Adriano has been in the Ukraine for over seven years now and he has a terrific goal scoring record there – having played 246 games in all competitions with 115 goals, and he is Shakhtar Donetsk’s leading scorer of all time.

His record includes 28 goals in 61 appearances in European competition.

Luiz has never played for the full Brazilian side, which seems a little surprising, although he did pick up 11 caps for the Brazil U20 side back in 2007.

We’re not sure how much this lad would cost – but the 6′ tall Adriano looks a very good player, and maybe somebody Newcastle should be looking at, as we look to strengthen the saud in January and next summer – especially in the striker department.

Luiz is 27 years old, so that’s maybe a little old for Newcastle, who like to bring in players who are 26 or younger and who are also cheap – so maybe those two things could rule out the Brazilian joining Newcastle?

What do you think?

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68 comments so far

  • JamesToon

    Oct 22, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Ron Gourlay left chelsea. Get him now Ashley

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  • mindshaft

    Oct 22, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #2

    He’s too old and will be way to expensive for toon anyway.

    We’ll also get thrashed by sours at the weekend and by man city / Liverpool – amazed that a 1-0 win over a side expected to be relegated seems to have lifted any pressure that was on pard’s – he’s talking like we’re now safe from relegation – we were poor against Leicester and could easily have lost

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  • optimistic prime

    Oct 22, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #3

    To old for us.

    So Pardew says he reached 700 games by learning to deal with criticism.

    I’d say he’s reached that by passing the buck sheet luck and currently working for peanuts.

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  • Graeme

    Oct 22, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #4

    There is more chance of me winning the Euromillions on Friday than there is of us signing Adriano. If I do win it though, I’ll refund the club his transfer fee lmao.

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  • stuart no9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardew now wants an east ride ?? F@@K Him Pardew out .

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  • stuart no9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #6

    easy ride*

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  • koenji

    Oct 22, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #7

    he`s not a regular international and doesn`t have an EU passport so no he`s not gonna come here. I`m sure his mate Ferreyra has great things to say about Pardew too

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  • toon kk

    Oct 22, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Mash doesn’t buy top players, he buys chancers for further resale. That’s why we’re in a relegation battle.
    pardew maybe a poor manager but the squad is also not premier league quality.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 22, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #9

    More comments from Pardew:
    “I have no intention of stepping down as I feel I’m in the prime of my career. I’ve built a very strong squad here, the best since I’ve been at the club. Just take a look at some of these hairy studs will you? The Colocinis, the Williamsons, the Steve Taylors. That’s why we are where we are today. Top 6 is still well within our reach. Football is a funny old game you know.” 😯

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  • cyprus

    Oct 22, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #10

    So we got the wrong striker again?!

    AP seems to think we are out of the woods, but the two most likely results in the next games translate to 0 points, 1 max. and that means we are still in big trouble. AP better get used to struggling in the relegation zone, or maybe he wants to leave? 🙂

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  • cyprus

    Oct 22, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #11

    G2,
    it’s good you get those exclusives from AP. Don’t know how you do it but keep them coming.

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  • bladeuser

    Oct 22, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Whats the point of discussing transfers the date when u can sign somebody is at least two months away and the main part of the headline is one of our readers has alerted us to his form whats all that about some of these headlines are off the wall and boring its the same old tosh that appears week in week out all for another dollar

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  • MonkseatonMag

    Oct 22, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Messi would also be a great signing for the toon.

    (there! I’ve done it – anybody can write a headline – even a cr@p one just like ED)

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  • mag92

    Oct 22, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Ashley could spend some proper premier league money and sign some quality, instead of bargain basement hopefuls.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #15

    5catchy in norway // Oct 22, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    the guy is in cloud kookoo land , we narrowly beat LC, and we are off to Spuds to get spanked on Sunday.

    then I think we are in for good old spanking in the cup by city

    then its Liverpool , Baloteili is probably going to break hi duck against us, and score a hatrick

    then we have 2 winnable games, Wbrom QPR 6 pointers at this stage of the season,

    then we wont win until after xmas Burnley at home

    wake up you muppet

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #16

    catchy

    I looked the otherday and I reckoned 11 points inc Leicester would be about the best we could do playing the way we are up till xmas

    the only saving grace if there is one is our last 5 games are winable

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  • denni

    Oct 22, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Anything can happen we never know
    Perhaps if this continues as it must of course Perhaps Ashley will have to bring in the 3 players we are short of
    That us providing De Jong. & Aarons are back

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #18

    What’s happening to this blog it’s gone very quite.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #19

    There’s two fish in a tank, and one says ”How do you drive this thing?”

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #20

    So then people who do you want to win between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m going for Real Madrid.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #22

    It’s a pity we didn’t have Liverpool this weekend.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Saying that though we have got spurs and they are playing tomorrow.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #24

    come on Belfast come on here and help me.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #25

    i wonder where jail is tonight i can’t believe I can make a 43 year old bite.

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #26

    There’s got to be some one on here, apart from me of course.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Other wise i will have to talk to myself.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Good evening welshie and how are you today.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #29

    I’m fine welshie you.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Yeah not to bad welshie.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #31

    So what have you been doing today then welshie.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #32

    Not a lot welshie mate.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #33

    What did you call me welshie mate.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #34

    i didn’t call you anything welshie mate.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #35

    Well that’s alright then welshie mate.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #36

    Well I’m going for a 3-2 win this weekend, cisse hat trick.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #37

    how many players do you think we need to sign in the next window.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #38

    Problem is who’s going to leave.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Ryan Taylor to play soon hopefully.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Great because he can take the free kicks and corners for us.

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