Newcastle Again Linked With Up-And-Coming Striker

There were Portuguese media reports in January that Newcastle were interested in Sporting Lisbon’s 23 year-old winger/striker Andre Carrillo.

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Sporting Lisbon 23 year-old winger/striker Andre Carrillo

Newcastle will need to bring at least one striker in over the summer, maybe two, and if the news last month was correct we would expect Newcastle to try to bring the Peruvian International to Tyneside.

A Bola reported in late January that it was doubtful if Newcastle would be bringing in any reinforcements in January,  and they were right about that.

Instead of strengthening the squad we helped out three other clubs by selling Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma and letting Davide Santon join Inter-Milan on loan.

And we sent five fringe players north of the border to Rangers, further weakening the Newcastle squad through the rest of the season.

There were some reports last month that Newcastle had bid £8M for the 23 year-old 21 times capped Peru International, and that it was turned down by Sporting Lisbon, but it’s hard to validate that happened.

Carrillo is a versatile forward and can play on either wing or as a withdrawn or up-front striker.

He has played 139 times for the Lisbon club after joining them from Peru First Division club Alianza Lima in the summer of 2011 on a five year contract, and he has scored 15 goals ion that time with 30 assists.

He has played well in this season’s Champions League competition and especially against Chelsea – so his stature is growing in Portugal.

Carrillo still has 18 months left on his contract, and we wouldn’t be too surprised if the Tyneside club goes back in for this player in the summer.

Sporting Lisbon are said to be keen to sign the player to a contract extension, but that may be simply to protect their investment in the player – as in keeping the transfer fee high, because it will start to diminish as he gets closer to becoming a free agent next year.

The report in A Bola is that Sporting Lisbon want as much as £24M for their player, but they wont get anywhere near that, and certainly there’s no way Newcastle would pay that much for Carrillo – just no way.

In fact we’d be surprised if Newcastle bid £8M in January.

Sporting Lisbon are short of money and Newcastle may be able to get a reasonable deal done for Carrillo in the summer.

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22 comments so far

  • NOVA2967

    Feb 15, 2015 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #1

    If we care…
    Danny Ings would work perfect with Perez… 5″10 speed. hustle. creative eye
    Yet Perez and INgs should be 2nd and 3rd strikers and we should also buy a target man

    Thank you… happy valentine

  • lesh

    Feb 15, 2015 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #2

    More bollocks, more hype to feed the fans.

    If only there was some truth in all of the reports.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Another day of Andre Carillo,
    La La La, La La, La La,
    Laa Laaaa.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Tsunki…it’s better than another day of Rangers, Cabaye or SD!

  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #5

    I don’t see where we have been linked again, though.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #6

    Jesper – or….Pardew?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Tsunki ..just give it time; I feel another article is on it’s way from Ed!

    …sometimes you just get more credibility from not writing anything at all…at least if there is nothing to report!

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #8



  • one fine day

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #9

    Repast from previous stream
    32one fine day // Feb 15, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    Please no BRUCE …. A coach who bottled as many derbies as Pardue.
    Would love Karanka but why would he leave boro if he takes them up,
    Has them playing some great stuff and scoring for fun,however so did hughton with us in the championship.
    Does anyone ever consider the fact managers talk to each other when vacancies come up?
    Who’s to say a few haven’t spoken to Pardue,Hughton even Keenan or big Sam for arguments sake ?
    Maybe words got round about how things are working for ash and most are having conversations and barge poles are being mentioned .
    Just a thought

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #10

    as Ronan sang

    you say it best, when you say nothing at all ,

    or we could go LA LA LA, LA LA LA , LA LAAA like tsunki

  • one fine day

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Also repost from previous,
    33one fine day // Feb 15, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    Stan Anderson @24
    It is very puzzling why Ashley chooses to run us in this way as surely he can see that a more successful team on the pitch will in turn bring in more of the stuff he likes to sleep on .
    And your correct all it would take is him to simply bring in a good DoF (not a crony) and trust him to make the football decisions .
    He has to realise the potential of how the club he owns( and got for relatively peanuts) could boom in a global market .
    And if he doesn’t we can only hope someone else ,who has a similar bank balance does

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #12
  • one fine day

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #13

    Jesper @ 4
    Don’t stress mate it’s been a while since we had an update on Andy carols. Expectant girlfriend. But hey at least sits not a story about the duel oping circus at Ibrox 🙂

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #14

    I have to say I am no fan of the DoF route and hope to god we won’t go down that road again!

    …we have enough problems with communication as it is. We don’t need our Head Coach being blindsided more than he is.

  • one fine day

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #15

    Sits. It’s

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #16

    one fine day …well, maybe Ed has one in the pipelines 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #17

    …or maybe he did read the blog last night and took notice? 😉

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #18

    no way Jesper,

    I don’t think he reads anything from us,

    just pumps out Shyt you can read anywhere, we all have nufcnewsnow, that all he does , copy paste,

    its the guys that come here that make this blog, not the content

  • one fine day

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #19

    I think the DoF can work
    However it only works with right personnel
    To me a ginola. Would fit the bill.
    A well known plater fantastic with media well connected in the world game and actually understands Geordies and what this team means to us.
    However we all know he would never be appointed or even accept the job with Ashley .
    Not every DoF is like Dennis wise. And it’s used with great success on the continent which is where it seems our next coach is coming from.
    Imagine a young player with a few clubs to choose from ,he comes to the club meets a player like ginola who speaks with passion about the club and the kid will remember the way this guy played and think I want in …. Or he he meets penfold with his agent who shows him his balance sheets and his new desk top espresso machine and pencil sharpener
    He shakes hands with charnley and before him and his agent even get back to their car they have spurs on the phone .

  • one fine day

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #20

    Plater. Player

  • one fine day

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #21

    News now?
    I think some of his streams sometimes come direct from hello magazine 🙂

  • chuck

    Feb 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #22

    FFS where do you get this nonsense from, enough already !


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