Newcastle Well Placed To Sign Two Of These Three Strikers


Newcastle have been linked with three good strikers this season in 20 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht, 25 year-old Charlie Austin of relegated QPR, and 22 year-old Danny Ings of relegated Burnley – and now we are definitely staying in the Premier League next season and have (big) money to spend this summer, we must have a decent chance of getting two of those three  strikers in this summer.

With Ayoze Perez and Manu Riviere at the club and Papiss Cisse expected to leave,  we expect Newcastle to have a target of getting two top strikers in this summer.

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20 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic – Anderlecht striker

Here’s some information about each of these striker.

Aleksandar Mitrovic shown above.

There was news a week or so ago that Dragan Duric, the former President of Partizan said that a £15M deal had been agreed between Newcastle and Anderlecht for Mitrovic, whom Newcastle have been tracking all season.

If the deal goes through, it will be the biggest deal under Mike Ashley in his eight years at the club, and would equal the fee we paid for Alan Shearer from Blackburn Rovers, which took place 19 years ago.

Duric was the Partizan President when his young striker was sold to Anderlecht almost two years ago when he was only 18,  and Duric received an awful lot of criticism for that.

But Partizan had a sell-on clause inserted into the contract – so they will get 20% of the profit when Mitrovic is sold by Anderlecht.

This story was denied by both his agent and Anderlecht, but nevertheless Newcastle must stand a decent chance of getting the lad on Tyneside this summer.

The 6ft 3ins Serbian striker has scored 27 goals in 50 appearances for Anderlecht this season.

charlie austin qpr

25 year-old Charlie Austin – QPR striker

We’ve been after Charlie for a few years now, and he showed this season he can score goals at the highest level  in the Premier League for a struggling side – QPR.

He scored 18 Premier League goals in 35 appearances – this season  – more than one goal every two games, and that’s not bad at all.

Charlie started his league career at Swindon Town from 2009 through 2011 and in 65 appearances there he scored 37 goals before moving to Burnley in January, 2011.

While at Burnley he was successful in scoring 45 goals in 90 appearances, and in the two seasons he’s been at QPR he has made 73 appearances with 38 goals.

There will be a number of clubs after the 25 year-old 6ft 2ins striker this summer, and he will be a target for Newcastle at around £10M.

danny ings

Danny Ings 22 year-old Burnley striker

Danny will become a free agent in the summer, and Newcastle have been interested in this player since way back in 2009, when he was on loan at Dorchester Town.

Ings has said a month or so back that wherever he goes in the summer, he wants to play football and doesn’t want to join a big club and sit on the bench – that could signal an opportunity for Newcastle.

Danny seems a natural goalscorer, and last season in the Championship he scored 26 goals in 45 games and this season he scored 11 Premier League goals in 35 appearances for a struggling Burnley side.

Clubs have been able to talk to Danny since January,  so we have to hope that Newcastle are one of them.

Of the three strikers above Newcastle will want to get 5ft 10 ins tall Danny Ings, simply because he is good value as a free agent.

We then would need one of the other two strikers –  Aleksandar Mitrovic or Charlie Austin – and either one of them would seem to be good business for Newcastle United.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


88 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 26, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Lets get Ings and Austin in and give Cisse a one year deal just to add strength in depth

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  • Mr Magpie

    May 26, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Mr Magpie // May 26, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Does anyone think that the usual transfer window enquiry about Andy Carroll will be coming around soon…especially now that big Sam has gone?

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  • jazzyp

    May 26, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed imo Riviere should be moved on as well.
    If LDJ was not deemed good enough then this kid certainly isn’t.
    Would sooner keep Cisse than Riviere all day long.At least Cisse knows where the net is !!

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  • optimistic prime

    May 26, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #5

    I’d be happy with Ings plus one of the other two, never going to happen.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    May 26, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #6

    rivi back to monaco or loaned out somewhere. he holds the ball up well and can pass, but he cant finish.

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  • jazzyp

    May 26, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed Good business would to first clear out all the dead wood that we have accumulated over the past 5 seasons and start afresh from top to bottom…..No good building an house and put no roof on is it

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  • optimistic prime

    May 26, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #8

    James Toon

    Charnley will reconsider Carvers credentials, jezzus wept.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 26, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Blackley
    “I’ve no reason to think he would bullsh1t the whole blog because he would get found out and any credibility he has would be shot.”

    How would he get found out?,this is an anonymous blog?,anybody could claim to be anything,how are you going to prove them wrong?,i’ve said you don’t have to show your face,cover up any personal info and lets see what you’ve got.In my years on this blog your the only person to claim to be a better fan because you go to games,let’s have it then.E-mail it to Ibiza then you can behead the “blog assassin”.

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  • jazzyp

    May 26, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Taco

    Exactly…..A forward that cannot finish.Monaco must have been P@ssing there selves when we shelled out 6 mill for this duff.

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  • JamesToon

    May 26, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Do people think we need just 1 of Austin, Ings and Mitrovic or do we need just 1? I think Riviere will be here another season, i think there are a few coaches who would be able to get the best out of him

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  • dexter53

    May 26, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Ok. Lets just suppose that fatty for once isnt lying and we are going to spend big. Weve still got idiots deciding who the money will be spent on. Now thats a worry.

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  • JamesToon

    May 26, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #13

    do we need 1 or 2*

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  • hibbit

    May 26, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #14

    ed good business would be get a good chairman a director of football a quality coach / manager then build a team…… not all these pipe dreams

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  • JamesToon

    May 26, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #15

    hibbit
    according to that link i posted, Carr is working as director of football

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 26, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Jazz…I agree! The coaching staff and the upper management need to go 😉

    …then we can move on and start talking about signing new players!

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  • beermonkey

    May 26, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #17

    jazzy

    how are you

    on riviere the boy gets in all the right places links up well and pretty strong with the ball
    it wont happen but a specialist striker coach would do wonders I bet, if he was coached by shearer for preseason I bet we would see a different player

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Not to worry lads, the entire 2 M pound transfer budget has been made available to Charnley. All we have to do now is sit back and watch the big signings roll in. 😯

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  • kilcline

    May 26, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Unfortunately we have heard all these claims before, we will challenge the likes of United and Chelsea etc etc.

    Need a first class manager who can attract exciting players and stand up to the regime, won’t happen, be another yes man. Mcclaren.

    New 2 strikers, one from Austin or benteke or Mitrovic. Ings as the player to fight with perez to be the quick second striker.

    Need a total overhaul in midfield, keep Arrons and Abeid, bin the rest. Need a real box to box animal, Sissoko just not consistent and another winger like Redmond.

    Need a Woodgate type centre back to command and be a real leader.

    Pipe dreams

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 26, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #20

    @James Toon

    I think we defo need Austin he is the target man we need who can hold the ball up and score goals

    On Riviere he does everything right apart from the finish !!! He would actually make a better winger than a striker

    I think we need Austin , Cisse , Perez and another such as Ings to give us 4 good strikers so we can then loan out Armstrong for experience

    We also need Siem De Jong match fit as I think he could get about 10 goals from a no 10 position and create numerous chances for others

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 26, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #21

    I thought Johnny C. wanted to know about his future with the club straight after the season ended. What happened to that? Now the article claims Charnley is going to take his time? That doesn’t sound like a club ready to spring into action to rectify things to me.

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  • Slank

    May 26, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #22

    We may have ‘big money’ but all the other premiership clubs have too and therefore it levels all the teams out. If any of the big clubs outside the top four but within the top half of the league like Stoke, Swansea or Southampton will be more attractive to the British lads than us.

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  • sickandtired

    May 26, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Ed – how about that horse and cart scenario Ashley mentioned?
    Not rocket science to suggest they make sure they have a top flight manager/coach in position before they again go buying players. Look what happened with Pardew – he simply wouldn’t play the blokes he didn’t like or used them out of position.
    We need someone in the hotseat, with a style of play in mind BEFORE we get players who may or may not fit in (again).
    Charnley and Carr are not the ones who have to work with the players so they sure as hell should stop having such an input.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 26, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Not that I mistrust the club leadership or anything. No, certainly not. They’ve never tried to mislead us before. No, that’s out of the question. Harrumph.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 26, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #25

    Charnley is a nitwit. That could make it impossible for us to get a decent “head coach”. Who wants to be a “head coach” anyway? Still too many clowns at the circus. Ashley will lose interest now that we’re safe again.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 26, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Mojo
    Are you still digging? This is getting as embarrassing for you as it was for Tuff over the King Percy incident.

    Tell you what I’ll do. I’ll better all of your requests. I’ll meet you before the first home game outside the 1892 entrance and show you my ST. Can’t say fairer than that. How’s that?

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  • BoyDoneGood

    May 26, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Yes – head coach first, then he should be involved in player contracts.

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  • jazzyp

    May 26, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Beermonkey

    Great mate..Hows the weather on the south coast ??
    Personally as Bunga said Riviere would make a better winger than an out and out Striker. Does everything right,Has pace and can pass. That’s why Monaco used him out on the wing as we should imo.
    I would have sooner given Luuk de Jong another season and played him up front rather than a holding defensive forward,Like he was used while at the club

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  • optimistic prime

    May 26, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Dok

    If you’re about the tournament in Texas has been called off, it’s been reported on a Swansea site.

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  • Our Toon

    May 26, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Quick question regarding this armchair fan I keep reading about on here. Has something changed at SJP? Do fans now physically get involved in the game on the pitch?

    Last time I checked 52k armchair fans attended the game

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 26, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #31

    So we’re fifth favourite to go down next season already? Very impressive Ashley. It shows the bookies really have faith in you.

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  • jazzyp

    May 26, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Jesper

    Evening mate.
    As I keep stressing its no good solving half the problem when we need to address all the faults head on.
    Carver..stone and all the staff should be dropped to U21 level at best but then that would be an insult to Mr Beardsley

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  • JamesToon

    May 26, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Dream team:

    Krul

    Janmaat
    Vlaar
    Shawcross
    Robertson

    Shelvey
    Sissoko

    Aarons
    Perez
    Bolasie

    Austin

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 26, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Will you be wearing the coat that makes you look like a t1t?,should be easy to spot you.The new season is months away i want proof now.If i thought you were a man of your word i would come from Hartlepool to meet you,but i think your full of sh1t so i don’t think i’ll be doing that.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 26, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #36
  • jazzyp

    May 26, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #37

    James toon
    If he can stay fit I would have SDJ in that line up as I think he could be a big player for us next season.

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  • Slank

    May 26, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #38

    I agree with the others that the club should appoint a head coach first who can then work with Carr in particular to select the players who are most suited to the type of football the new coach wants to introduce. Horse and carts.

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  • soundoid

    May 26, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #39

    We need a director of football first. This club is rudderless.

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  • beermonkey

    May 26, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #40

    jazzy

    all good down here in the sun thanks

    for what ldg cost we should have taken a punt but the way pards used him and riviere in the early part of the season we wouldn’t have see any benefit to buying him,

    really hope who ever comes in as hc uses players in there best/fav positions

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