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Newcastle After Top Holland International Striker

8:46 am, Saturday, June 6th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Newcastle have been linked this year with 26 year-old Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost, and the Dutch striker made his International debut earlier this year, and had an incredible second half of the season with Wolfsburg to propel up the league table.

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Bas Dost – Wolfsburg’s 26 year-old striker

Bas ended up scoring 20 goals for Wolfsburg in 36 total games and of those 16 were scored in the Bundesliga in just 21 appearances, and his conversion rate of chances ended up at 41%, the highest in Europe of any striker.

There are a number of good strikers at Wolfsburg who finished the season in second place in the Bundesliga,  and 10 points behind Champions Bayern Munich, so they have qualified for the Champions League next season.

And it remains to be seen if Bas would want to join Newcastle, who have never qualified for the Champions league since Sir Bobby Robson was managing the club back in 2003.

Southampton are the other club who have been linked with the striker this year, and the Saints are now an ambitious club who have stated their goal in to qualify for the Champions League in England.

Bas is just one of a number of strikers Newcastle go after this summer, although it’s likely the Magpies will want to bring in at least one English striker into the club, with Charlie Austin of QPR probably being our best chance.

Here’s some information about the Dutch International striker:

Bas Dost made his debut for Holland at the Amsterdam ArenA in late March, replacing defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong after 63 minutes, as Holland drew 1-1 with Turkey with a stoppage time equalizer from Wesley Sneijder.

Bas has been at Wolfsburg for three seasons  previously while at Heerenveen for two seasons, Dost scored 52 goals in just 73 total appearances, and he also had 10 assists, so he’s had a good record for a while now.

Bas is a big guy at 6’5″ tall (it’s those hamburgers I tell you), but cannot be accused of being a very quick player, but he does have an eye for goal, and in Germany he has scored 37 goals in 84 total appearances so far for his German club.

Bas Dost would be a good acquisition for Newcastle but he wouldn’t come cheap, after such an excellent second half of the season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Reyantoon // Jun 6, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Bas Dost, not my favorite player but his movement upfront is good. His timing is also good but I prefer Austin.

    Agree there.Just because u managed in lower league doesn’t always make you lower league mgr.That is where most good mgrs came from,the important thing is to take the best out of your players,that JC failed to achieve in his half season. What McLaren should do first is to step aside JC from tactics and team selection.

  • 2 Pokat // Jun 6, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Das Boot here we go déja vu all over again lol

  • 3 Pokat // Jun 6, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Another of the group of players Ed will link us to until he features a photo of their grave stone.

  • 4 LGFUAD21 // Jun 6, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    I have been watching Ba’s dost closely since we were first linked.

    He is just what we could do with. And may be a good alternative should we fail to get Austin.

    Consistent goalscorer and brings some much needed steel to our top.

  • 5 NezzaNUFC // Jun 6, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    We are not linked with him nor ings and Ayew.

  • 6 NezzaNUFC // Jun 6, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Rumors going about that even Austin turned us down because we are a step down.

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Jun 6, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    funny how wolfsburg improved dramatically after a change of manager!

  • 8 HarriboNo9 // Jun 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    From a previous thread of mine I asked who the player was on this blog that’s messaging in the chats. @Thump said its penfold (does he mean Lee Charnley) by that ? can anyway Help. So not player then ? I wanted to know because it would be interesting to follow his messages

  • 9 Reyantoon // Jun 6, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    From Chronicle:

    why Newcastle chose McLaren..
    Don’t get it twisted: McClaren’s CV is not flawlessbut it has substance. When he arrives back from holiday in the early days of next week to ink a long-term contract at Newcastle, he will become the first United manager for 11 years to arrive with a major honour to his name.With stints at Manchester United, Wolfsburg and in charge of England, he will also probably be the most qualified United manager since Sir Bobby Robson – even if his last two jobs were in the Championship. Players line up to speak highly of him as a coach.

  • 10 Slank // Jun 6, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Pokat @ 2

    Das Boot here we go déja vu all over again lol

    I think Das Boot has been under the radar.

    Isn’t it about time we signed this déja vu as he seems to crop up every transfer window.

  • 11 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jun 6, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    This is really all just Tosh Ed ! No disrepect mate !

    If there was any movement on the Transfer front involving any Dutch players or Trainers for that matter it would be highlighted here in the Dutch press releases before any news goes across the channel to the UK !

    I have already stated that no players will be coming to us until we have a Coach in situ and in Newcastle and Mclaren or anyone else for that matter have signed any contract or deal .

    So you can carry on linking us with players but most of us are wise to your game and just are not taking you seriously any more. What player will come to Newcastle when it is,nt sure who the trainer will be.
    Plus i am not sure just who or which players would want to come and play for Mclaren? Maybe some of the Derby players and coaching staff. As far as regards the Coaching staff the people from Derby would probably do better then the bunch who we now have at St James?

    The next two weeks will everything become clearer, i hope?

  • 12 lesh // Jun 6, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Isn’t it time that Ashley asked Charnley to explain how he’s filling his time in.

    Some six months, six months and we still haven’t got a credible HC signed up.

    And, no new players in yet!

    Oh, and there is the small matter of replying to the FF’s open letter PLUS the meeting that he was supposed to convene before the season ended- last season that is!

    Yes, he’s arranged a nice little escape to the US but what is the point of friendlies if we ain’t got new players in?

    Director or not, he should be held to account, deliver the goods or if he can’t – get out!

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