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Newcastle Have Good Chance Of Signing This Striker

8:16 am, Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

30 year-old Hull City striker Dame N’Doye has apparently been talking to Senegal International team-mate Papiss Cisse about a move to Newcastle, and it seems the Senegal striker  could still make the switch to Tyneside this summer.

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Dame N’Doye – in final game against Manchester United

The reports over the last few days have suggested he could make a move to the MLS and the LA Galaxy, but that seems extremely unlikely – one reason he’s still a bit young (and good) to make that move, and the other is that the LA club have already used their Designated Player slot with the signing of the great Steven Gerrard.

It’s almost certain that N’Doye will leave relegated Hull City this summer, and Premier League clubs interested in a player who scored 5 goals in 15 appearance for Hull City, are Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, as well as the Magpies.

The 26 times capped 6 ft tall Senegal International (6 goals) took a substantial pay cut to join Hull City in January from Locomotiv Moscow,  so it would seem his wages would not be a problem for Newcastle,  and we certainly need some strikers brought in over the summer months.

Our chances of signing Burnley’s Danny Ings are not good – with Liverpool and Spurs both interested in the free agent.

While at Moscow for three seasons Dame scored 27 goals in 68 appearances, and before that at Copenhagen for three seasons he hit 82 goals and had 34 assist in 150 total appearances.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    We bought out his contract at Spurs to appoint him. He also worked for Man City under Sven.

    It isn’t that he isn’t a good scout, the problem is the fact that the club/Ashley has the club running on a skeletal staff at upper management level, and he is now being asked to fill roles that he isn’t qualified to do, and hasn’t done in the past.

  • 2 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    After doing a quick search on that it became apparent that not having the CFO in place was allowing too much power too Ashley and that was the concern for investors.

    That wouldn’t be a problem here as he doesn’t have investors to please and everyone at the club dances to the tune from his fiddle.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Is there really any need to keep putting new threads when there are about five people posting !!!

    I think the appointment will now put any meaningful protest on the back burner as too many people will say he has to be given a chance, surely though if the summers recruitment is totally uninspired and he starts spouting party lines then he doesn’t deserve a chance. I remember the last interview I heard from Carver on the radio when he was making excuses and saying he wanted another shot at the job, he went out of his way to say it wasn’t mismanagement from the club, we are going o have this sycophant in the managers ear for the next five years.

  • 4 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    I don’t see why the appointment of McClaren should put any anti Ashley feelings on the back burner. Fine, support the team and the players, and allow McClaren the chance to prove himself, but that doesn’t mean any form of pre match, post match, SD protests need to stop against Ashley.

    The appointment of McClaren doesn’t buy him time like the appointment of a top credible coach with a very good track record may have. It is a continuation of the status quo in my book, and therefore fans should continue against Ashley.

    I’ve never been a fan of the long term boycott. Fans are replaced, and it silences voices in the ground.

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    I seen Spurs are playing a tournament with Bayern, Real and AC Milan in the summer. We are playing against third tier American league outfits. How would we ever know if NUFC had agreed to cover all expenses of the trip as long as all advertising displayed in the ground was our choice. Not even the uber accountants on here would be able to pick that one out of the published accounts.

  • 6 beermonkey // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:30 AM


    McLaren isn’t what the fans need or want, if his appointment came in with an overhaul of the coaching staff a proper football man with proven record as a dof
    for me it will be easier to take
    no matter who the manager is were set up to fail with the way we buy players the way we coach and its from youth up
    McLaren will paper over the cracks I think he is more suited to the type of players we have and he will give the youngsters a go
    style of play will improve youngsters will be played and the majority of the fans will be happy

    for me its about the club getting it right getting the foundations in place so we can succeed
    the majority are not stupid and we can see we are miles behind most championship sides in terms of bringing through players and that’s not good enough

    times are changing in terms of bums on seats were 3rd but that’s going to change soon Liverpool are building and will have 54k on seats soon both spurs and Chelsea are looking to build and west ham move into the Olympic stadium if we don’t get this right soon the lie that we cant compete (we choose not to) will be true

  • 7 Moonraker15 // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Not a chance of this guy signing for us! The criterion is “what’s the sell-on value”? Not “how many goals will he score”?

    I’m totally depressed with the season’s prospects!

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    You’ve seen how easy the crowd that still attend are manipulated, the hard-core who would visibly protest have stopped going, the Spurs boycott was a start, a staged interview and a fairy-tale ending for a respected and well liked player had people disappearing for a pint before the end of Local hero. For me that level of support for protest showed where we are at.

  • 9 stan anderson // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    What i cant understand is any manager / coach coming to this club.They will put their faith in the proven nobs who have been making a mess of things so far.From the Slug down to the coaches are proven losers and need to be gone.
    This bloke has supposedly knocked us back twice but now since he lost his job at Derby for failure he is coming to us,if reports are correct.Add our scout Carr to the list of nobs in charge.

  • 10 Mag52 // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:35 AM


    Take your point about the forthcoming appointment putting protests on the back burner.
    The protests should continue, so long as they are focused in the right direction i.e. at Ashley.
    What would be totally counter productive would be a campaign directed at McClaren before he’s been given a reasonable chance to improve things, which would split the fans and let the fat one off the hook.

  • 11 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Newcastle is certainly a far nicer place to live then Hull. Will be a bit of a commute for him though. He would have to get an early start though as the A63 can get pretty snarled up in the morning.

  • 12 croftus5678 // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    so mcclaren is looking like a safe bet now !

    firstly he will get my full support and i cant help feeling a little relieved its not carver which was a huge worry for me !
    hope the lad does well.

    i dont think we got the most anbitious manager we could have got and imo i think we have gone sidewards not forwards or backwards from pards days but hey i hope i’m wrong for the better.

    its good that this is out the way when its completed so there are no excuses on signings tbh ! we need to be front runners and just pay the money instead of penny pinching our main targets to make sure we have a strong team next season.

    n’doye would be a great addition as a 3rd striker imo brings ecperience and knows where the goal is untill arma/perez mature more and we can get arma out on loan and use perez as 4th choice or impact/cup.

    i’m sorry i’m all for second chances but river isnt a bad player he’s just not up to prem standards unless we maybe try him on the wing ! but imho its a squad place taken up that we could use.

    we need cb’s please and let willo/colo go so they can not be picked.

  • 13 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    That is my point on boycotts. Those who have already done it have now been silenced by a fan who is easier to placate. The same will happen again, we may lose 10,000 off the attendance, but that is chicken feed in the grand scheme of things. An increase of 3 places n the league to 12th would cover any financial loss attained by average gates being 10,000 down.

    Protests should happen outside the ground prior to and after games, that way those boycotting can stick to there boycott whilst making there voices heard. They can then drift off to watch the match in a pub. Protests can continue outside SD stores as well.

    I don’t see the appointment of McClaren placating the protesters at all. need to actually come up with a structured plan, and an exit strategy. Everything was too last minute, and the message too muddled last season, but given the quick nature of implementing it, you can understand that. They now have time to really demonstrate that they can put together an organised and structured campaign for protests

  • 14 jayphoto // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    This story a definite non starter. Even if they have relaxed the signing players over 26 policy, N’doye won’t be coming here.
    If theyre looking at any Hull City players it’ll be Abel Hernandez. Apparantly scouted him for a couple years and he’s been linked with NUFC a few times. Also, its rare newcastle bring in players that only play 1 position. Everyone we buy seems to cover 2-3 positions, and Hernandez can play wide both sides, is young and could have sell on value.

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    AO need to get high profile stars such as Sting, Jimmy Nail, get Tony Blair to have an opinion, he’s got on on everything else. Ridley Scott is a Hartlepool fan

  • 16 jayphoto // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    @Beermonkey – reckon West Ham are on their way to big things myself. The owners are very ambitious and seem to want whats best for the club. Not many clubs out east london way and it’s increasingly getting trendier and more attractive to live there. In revenue, due to that stadium and being London based they could easily overtake Spurs in commercial revenue in a few years which would see them dwarf newcastle in income. Agree the times are definately changing and Newcastle run the risk of getting left behind

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Jun 4, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Somebody said on here we need to sign a couple of players, we need literally a whole defence with Jaanmatt being the only exception.

  • 18 WLtoon // Jun 4, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    The 60M transfer kitty that has been banded about is pie in the sky.
    Since when has Ashley been prepared to spend even half that,other than funds raised through player sales.
    I think it,ll be business as usual next season with Maclaren getting 10M pocket money on top of what monies he generates through selling players.
    Forget about bringing in players in the 10 mil range, maybe 6m if we are lucky will be the tops we will pay.

  • 19 stretchintoon // Jun 5, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    cor what a coup this would be…NOT.dont want him or his bum buddy cisse

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