This Dutch Striker Could Arrive At Newcastle This Summer


Newcastle have been linked with Luc Castaignos since the summer of 2012 when he was still at Inter-Milan – so it’s not too surprising that we would be after him this summer, since Newcastle need to bring in at least two strikers – we should have brought in one last summer, and then we wouldn’t be having the trouble we are at the moment in scoring goals.

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Luc Castaignos – 22 year-old FC Twente striker

And of course this is all dependent on Newcastle staying in the Premier League next Sunday, which is not certain by any means.

Luc is said to be unhappy at FC Twente, where he has scored 10 Eredivisie goals in 29 appearances for his club this season, and in the three years he’s been with Twente he’s made 114 total appearances with 42 goals and 11 assists.

The 22 year-old 6′ 2″ striker has been linked with Swansea recently, and we dare say if they are keen on the striker, the south Wales club would be a more attractive club than Newcastle are these days.

Local papers in both south Wales and Newcastle have said that both Swansea and Newcastle are keen on the striker, and he could even come at a cut price, with only one year left on his four year contract contract at Twente.

Swansea signed Newcastle’s long term target Bafe Gomis last summer, and he’s been getting goals and games since former striker target Wilfried Bony left for Manchester City in January, and Bafe has 8 goals in 34 appearances for Swansea this season.

Newcastle have been short of strikers all season, and it’s just one reason why we have tumbled down the league in the last three months, and are now in dire straights and need a win against West Ham to ensure we are safe – but after getting one point in the last 10 games we cannot see Newcastle  doing that on Sunday.

If we do get the win it will be a mini-miracle.

And if we do go down these targets will not be coming to Newcastle,  and we’ll have to put a list together for new targets we could get as a Championship club.

And knowing the lack of foresight at Newcastle,  we’re pretty sure that has not been done yet, as Lee Charnley and company seem to be hiding out and probably hoping we can stay in the Premier League.

How’s that for real leadership?

If we do survive,  it’s going to be very difficult to attract top players to Tyneside, after the club has looked to be in such an awful mess at all levels since Alan Pardew walked quickly out of the door in early January.

Comments welcome.


17 comments so far

  • Pokat

    May 18, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Could? More flying things?

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 18, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #2

    BandB … Ashley is obviously not hands on in any way once he’s outlined his policies to his cronies.

    He seems to put the personnel in place, then delegate and sit back to watch it play out.

    All those gambles that you mentioned have failed and cost him, surely he will get involved to turn the odds back in his favour.

    We can only live in deluded hope.

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  • dave 1961

    May 18, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #3

    bettyswallocks

    from the last thread your correct we will not get lots of buyers, we might not get any but we sure as hell know what we will get with the owner we have, it will be the same as the last 8 years or worse as hes getting more and more reckless as time passes, i know more about Ashley than you do i know he hats the insults, he will leave if they carry on.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 18, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #4

    betty…Not wanting to be argumentative, but I completely disagree with that last line.

    We have options other than hoping Ashley sees the light.

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  • hibbit

    May 18, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #5

    dave the thing is he has stopped going to the game’s not sure how we can get at him now i think sd should be the target all summer

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  • John Tudor

    May 18, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #6

    cock and bull

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 18, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Dave 1961

    I was trying to put myself in his shoes and for someone that has shunned publicity for years, he is certainly getting plenty of negative exposure now and must be sick of it.

    All we can do is keep the pressure on him and hope it sickens him into a reaction.HWTF

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  • stan anderson

    May 18, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Who in their right mind would sign for this bunch of clowns ED.
    About time you seen the light matey.
    We are where we are because of the slug and his bunch of clowns,a laughing stock and a joke of a club.
    Thanks Ashley for killing the thing i was devoted to and will be again if you were to just treat it like football club and not an giant advert for S.D.
    Ashley OOT.

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  • hibbit

    May 18, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #9

    small groups of under cover saboteurs armed with stink bombs rotten fish bad eggs anything that smells should be visiting his shops on a daily basis around the country causing a stink

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  • mecannylad

    May 18, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #10

    As we all continue to second guess Mike Ashley’s next move there is a period this season in particular that continues to puzzle me.
    Our owner regularly graced us with his presence, even at away games such as those awful matches at Southampton and Stoke ….. it was as if he was keeping his finger on the pulse as the PardewOut campaign began to gain momentum? Fair do’s I begrudgingly thought.
    Since December; when did we last see him in the stands? What can we make of this? …… surely as things continued to deteriorate you would have thought he would have taken in a few of Carver’s performances.
    Its of course his prerogative to play up to his reputation of being a Howard Hughes type figure. His vindictive style of business management suggests he is actually quite enjoying all the angst he is creating around the faceless NUFC fans/customers
    …. What saddens me now more than anything else is that he hasn’t got the balls to put his head above the parapet.

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  • hibbit

    May 18, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #11

    the odd live mouse might cause a bit of a commotion

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  • John Tudor

    May 18, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Tomorrow’s headlines include ‘Williamson ponders Brazil offer’, ‘John Carver expected to turn down Real Madrid to finish the job he’s started at Newcastle’ and ‘Riviere’s recent hot scoring run catches Deschamps’ eye’.

    – See more at: http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/05/easy-winner-of-most-ridiculous-newcastle-united-newspaper-story-this-weekend/?#sthash.xZEv65l2.dpuf

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 18, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Ibiza

    I’m probably fantasising about an eboneezer scenario. The most annoying aspect is that after 6 yrs. of success with ShyteDirect , his wealth has increased threefold from when he bought us. He could spend a few hundred mill and give us all a great team if he so wished, with hardly a dent to his fortune.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 18, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #14

    betty…That seems fair. He’s sickened me to a point of reaction.

    On your last point. That last line says it all for me. It’s applicable to him selling too, it’d hardly dent his fortune if he sold the club at a loss. Why does he persist in something that he apparenty doesn’t benefit from?

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  • vipgreek

    May 18, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Dont you guys at the blog get tired of putting up worthless , useless stories about potential players we might sign? Seriously do you think as supporters we deserve not to be ridiculed with players we wont get , nor Ashley will pay for as we are a club in Shambles who are run like a budget airline.

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  • Douglas

    May 18, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #16

    I live over here in the Netherlands. This guy is average. There are far better CFs in the Netherlands

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  • OneAlanShearer

    May 18, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #17

    It’s a crying shame that ashley is wasting such a good opportunity. Who cares who we sign anymore. He won’t go far enough and wont change his policy on cups. We aren’t a football club anymore we are sports directs free advertising only. Has any owner ever cared less than this man?

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