Could Ajax Winger End Up At Newcastle This Summer?


Newcastle Are always interested in signing free agents, because they come cheap and although they are not exactly free, if the player is good then they are usually good bargains, and of course the latest free agent we signed is Jack Colback, who has an excellent season for us.

lasse schone

Lasse Schone – Ajax’ 28 year-old goals-scoring winger

Newcastle keep track of good players whose contracts are due to run out in a couple of years and since we have fairly close relationships with Ajax, having signed Vurnon Anita and Siem de Jong from them one free agent who can score goals is Lasse Schone of the Dutch club.

One thing not in Lasse’s favor is that he turns 29 in May, so maybe he’s too old for Newcastle who like to sign players 26 years or younger so that their value (make that how much money they are worth) goes up.

The 5’10” tall Schone signed on at Ajax from NEC in the summer of 2012,  and since that time the Danish International has played 112 times for the Dutch club with 30 goals and 28 assists, including 9 goals in 27 total appearances this season.

Lasse has played for all the Danish Youth sides,  and has 20 caps for Denmark with 3 goals and he usually plays out on the right wing.

What we are missing are goal-scoring players in general at Newcastle, and we are hoping we get in at least one out-and-out top striker through the door in the summer.

Maybe Lasse would be good value for the Tyneside club, but it would also signal a change in the transfer policy at Newcastle – but maybe that’s exactly what’s needed if we are going to build a top squad?

And of course if Newcastle get Frank de Boer in as the head coach in the summer,  then Frank could well influence Newcastle in signing his former winger.

What do you think?

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5 comments so far

  • mindshaft

    Feb 17, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #1

    On the Jonas front I agree – lets get a few more points on the board then give him some game time at home to say goodbye to the fans – he’s as good as Gouffran or Sammy in my opinion ( at least for 20 min cameo )

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 17, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Club Wars: The Rise of the Wums and Trolls.
    Yesterdays episode features the latest re-incarnation of other multiple posters – drum roll- I give you John Irving.

    (really convincing first time poster routine NOT).

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 17, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Speaking of John Irving…

    @John Irving
    A couple of threads back I expressed impatience with the opinion that this “once great club” should, therefore, be aspiring for trophies right now. We didn’t win anything in the supposed glory days of Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson, despite unsustainably extravagant spending on all-star squads. In fact we finished in so called “mid table mediocrity” in SBR’s first two seasons, before reaching top 5 places (and beating the tribe down the road at the 5th attempt). With a much cheaper team, Alan Pardew achieved a not dissimilar record. Historically, NUFC’s average position is actually below mid table.
    You asked a question:
    “We won the League in 1927 and the FA Cup 3 times in 5 years in the 1950’s. The halcyon years in modern times were during the Hall/Shepherd Keegan/Robson. And?”
    I’m not sure what your point is. There are at least half a dozen PL clubs with more League wins than NUFC, or with more FA Cup wins (we have won no League Cups in the 50 plus years of that competition), or with more money right now according to Deloitte. It’s just not clear what rightful position Ashley/Pardew were failing to maintain. The only “greatness” is in match day support, with third highest attendance on the PL. So what? Those 6 clubs can still outspend us. If crowds are the measure of greatness, Stuttgart and Ajax are greater clubs than NUFC. They must be really cheesed off that they don’t even make Deloitte’s top 30.
    But for me the clincher is the great disrespect this not-good-enough attitude shows towards loser clubs. Is watching football pointless for Hull fans, say, or Norwich fans? Both those smaller stadiums are regularly as full as SJP. If Newcastle fans are watching “sh###… utter dross” etc, what is everybody else watching?
    Newcastle have the pedigree and the resources of a 5th to 10th ranked PL team. Lower would disappoint, higher would delight.

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 17, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Whoops – that’s “lower clubs” not “loser clubs”…

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  • ZIPPIE57

    Feb 17, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Would be a great signing but i reckon NO chance

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