Newcastle Trying To Sign German Striker In January


We had a report out last week on January 20th that Newcastle were reported still to be  interested in signing former Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, who we were after in the summer, but he decided to leave Hertha Berlin and join Hamburg, the club he had been on loan at in the previous season.

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Pierre-Michel Lasogga – Newcastle trying to sign him in January

And there are reports again in the German magazine Bild today that Newcastle are now considering a late move for the 23 year-old German striker.

The news is that Newcastle are making a move for the 23 year-old, and hope to sign him before this transfer window slams shut next Monday.

Hamburg Sporting Director Peter Knabel has said the following in Bild today about interest in his striker:

“There have been requests, but no offer.”

Lasogga signed a five year contract at Hamburg that goes through the summer of 2019, and the transfer fee to Hamburg last summer was around £7M, so that’s within reach of Newcastle United – especially since we probably made over £40M in profits in our last financial year, through last June.

Both Lasogga and Hamburg have had a poor season, and the club are currently in 14th position of the 18 teams in the Bundesliga and are level on points (17 after 17 games) with third bottom Werder Bremen, and losing 2013 Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund are still joint bottom on 15 points.

Hamburg had such a poor start to the season that they fired head coach Mirko Slomka in mid-September, and one or two days later confirmed the club’s under-23 coach Josef Zinnbauer was the new head coach.

The have the lowest goals total in the Bundesliga with only 9 goals scored – but they have only conceded 19 goals –  Papiss Cisse has scored 9 Premier League goals for us this season in just 14 appearances.

We hope this news is accurate, and it could be an opportune time to snap up the striker, but we’d still be very surprised if Newcastle can bring Pierre-Michel Lasogga into the club in the next five days.

He was our number one striker target last summer before he chose to join Hamburg, and form what we can tell he is a very good player.

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192 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #1

    is there anymore on the youngsters we have been rumoured to be signing

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Martoon

    The white hankies is doing something rather than doing nothing mate. It’s a sign that the natives aren’t happy and something which is openly used in Spain. If I was MA I’d be sitting there thinking I very rarely buy players, we make profits and turnover is very good the football is dire but still I get 50k turning up every week….It may or may not have an affect on him but it will get the football world talking as well as sponsors.

    Sky will less likely show our games as the natives are a restless bunch which means less revenue!! At least let him know we are unhappy and by doing so the rest of the world knows this aswell

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #3

    ‘Trying’

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Beer

    Trying to force them over the line 😉

    It’s hard though as the slugs wallet is blocking the line

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Some still believe the bs of transfers

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Is this imaginary line we try and get players over around the size of the walls of Troy?

    Can’t be a touch line that would be to easy, unless it’s on a hill?

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #7

    prime

    will be hard to get them to sign on the dotted line agents don’t like zero hour contracts for there clients

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #8

    “There have been requests, but no offer.”

    Brilliant new tactic we tell them we wan`t x player the club says how much would you like to pay and we say no we just want him.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Ourtoon

    My point exactly. That’s all people are referring to when they mention it being like communist Russia ie a regime, a dictatorship with the iron grip and the propaganda. Not the original ideals of what communism was MEANT to be. Just arguing for arguments sake. Who gives a toss what it was meant to be? Certainly not me. Tongue in cheek but people take it too far. Lesh started it then fcuked off lol. Shithouse 😉

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Lasogga is called the Bull – He trained apart from the Hamburg squad in their winter break which was in – you guessed it – Dubai

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  • robertsleftfoot

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #11

    We just couldnt get them over the line, is about to be Carvers new quote of the week

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #12

    We need Robbie Fowler as manager!

    He’d get rid of that line 😉

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #13

    OP

    The lines been painted over so no longer exists.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #14

    AC

    The way I see this regime is its there way or the highway, no communication with fans and media is controlled, if something is said to offend MA or the regime they are out no ifs or buts, questions are controlled and managed to ensure no one gets caught out. It’s a dictatorship which is why many are frustrated….call it was hat it is people and let’s not pussyfoot about with it.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #15

    Call it what it is people and let’s not pussyfoot about with it

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Apart from free transfers but even then it’s tricky because usually they want more than 50p a week and SD vouchers.

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  • AncientC

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #17

    Injured, out of form and the club have made a request but not an offer…

    Looks like another Stephen Ireland deal.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #18

    this is another brendan rodgers case imo good last season very poor this season !

    i think most would have had brendan as manager last season but hands up who would have him this season ?

    lesogga last season in the goals but this season a very poor 2 goals and from what i hear has looked very very poor player !

    with the way our club is i doubt his confidence returning anytime soon !

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Croftus

    I’d have him mate, he lost Suarez a player that’s irreplaceable however Liverpool are 4 or 6 points off CL

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #20

    AC you still crying about the communist thing?
    Better check under the bed those damn commies get everywhere

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Be careful Ourtoon. Are dictatorships actually what they were meant to be? You’re best checking the official history books just to make sure it’s supposed to be what it is otherwise you might be deemed stupid.

    Joking aside. Who gives a fcuking fcuk?

    Where’s the players we need now when cash is sat in the bank. That’s right nowhere because their needs might not meet meet. Fcuking joke.

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  • Lynxie

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #22

    And so the PR bus goes into overdrive. No doubt despite giving teams lots of money (up front), and loaning the player back to anyone who wants him, we simply just can’t ‘get him over the line’.
    Never mind, Obertan will be just like a new signing.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Best check under yours for the king then aye. We all know how you loved him so. How did it feel when you got jilted? Devastating? I’m sure you’ve replaced him with a doll? Does it have a king mask?

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #24

    AC, you funny little scamp. Pardew is history. Obviously not for the hystericals though. Still there is always Carver to put the boot into.

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #25

    How do I do a raspberry noise in text?

    :-p}}} maybe?

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #26

    very trying

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Thanks. I try. Just out of curiosity, did you write him love letters too? That explains a lot. Jilted by the love of your life and now your seething against the people who wanted him gone. Ian will be jealous.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Same names every single window. Round and round in circles. We’ll end up with none of them as per usual lol

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Anyway, Shall we just leave it at that?

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #30

    AC you really are a dullard. But just for you and what feels like the 100th time I argued Pardew should have been replaced in the Summer as the squad needed an overhaul and it was the logical time to change the manager.
    I also said when Pardew left the timing was bad as good managers would be already employed.And guess what we have Carver till the Summer (at least) You may feel like you have won a great victory but what have you actually achieved?

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  • Belfast

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #31

    We haven’t made an enquiry for James Tomkins for a while.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Croftus

    I’d take Rodgers. I wrote him off a bit too soon this year. He’s lost his two strikers from last season yet has now adapted and found a system that works….unlike somebody like Van Gaal who plods along with the same failing system after spending 150mil. Liverpool have picked up loads of points in the last 10 games and turner a corner.

    Also on transfers I judge Rodgers, apparently it’s a 6 man committee that decide them, so probably not all his fault.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Tequila

    At least with Carver it might be entertaining, he’s attacking teams. Might not be working too well but let’s see how it pans out, other than those 5 consecutive league wins we’ve been no worse than we had under pardew the rest of 2014z

    And I doubt we’d have gotten a good manager in regardless of when pardew left.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Eh eh calm down calm down peace and love

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #35

    To add fuel to the fire on the communist jokes….

    Russia and China don’t operate communism on the Marx standard but they operate what is widely classed as communism by many experts (not the original but a variation).

    Also referring to Ashley as Supreme Leader, General or Commandant is just humourous and a bit tongue in cheek. Hardly worth everyone arguing over.

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #36

    TS, I am fairly relaxed about Carver being in charge till the end of the season. I don`t think for one moment he is a Pardew clone and I think I am fairly consistent in at least hoping whoever manages/gets picked does well.
    I have little faith that Mash is going to pull off a crowd pleasing appointment in the medium to long term. but whover gets the job I will not be setting out my stall to slate him from day one be it Carver or anybody else

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #37

    That’s a no then lol.

    So you’ve explained it for what feels like the 100th time? Oh so it’s not just me who seen you were besotted? Funny that isn’t it.

    As for being a dullard, why not tell us your views on Russia and Korea again. How they weren’t the vision marx was “going for”

    Shall we leave it now or….

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #38

    TS

    That’s what I’ve said ever since it started. Tongue in cheek. I Didn’t require the exact working of communism. That’s how it’s viewed in history and that’s how it shall stay whether or not it wasn’t the intended path. Jesus. Let’s not go there on that particular one though aye lol.

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #39

    AC for someone who wants to leave it now you might want to leave out the insults. Do you not think it`s a bit childish suggesting a poster has some weird romantic attachment to Pardew. That is pure schoolboy stuff .

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 28, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Oh you mean like dullard or being accused of not understanding what it was originally meant to be? Basically thick. Yes I see where your coming from with that.

    Seriously?

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