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Newcastle Could Lose Out To Stoke For Striker Target

8:09 am, Friday, July 10th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Newcastle have been linked with a number of strikers this summer,  and it seems Newcastle have zoned in on 20 year-old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, and if the latest news is to be believed we are getting close to signing him.

Newcastle have also been linked with Charlie Austin, Bas Dost and Patrick Bamford,  the young 21 year-old Chelsea striker.

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Patrick Bamford – 21 year-old Chelsea striker

Newcastle want two strikers brought in this summer, so we cannot sign them all,  but news in London on web-site London24 that Stoke are moving in for Patrick Bamford.

They report that Stoke are now the club said to be in the lead and 6/4 favorites to sign the young Englishman, who could cost up to £10M.

Newcastle are third favorites at 5/1 with him staying at Chelsea for next season being listed at 4/1.

Newcastle were expected to bring in one experienced striker and one young striker this summer, but it looks like our number one target for a youngster – 20 year-old Mitrovic who we have been tracking all seasion – could end up on Tyneside.

Mitrovic certainly knows how to score goals and in the last two seasons at Anderlecht, the former Partizan striker has  scored 44 goals in 90 appearances for his club and looked particularly good in the Champions League.

It will be a bit of a coup if Lee Charnley can sign the Serbian International striker.

Newcastle will need a second striker brought in but will go for somebody older and more experienced than Bamford.

26 year-olds Charlie Austin of QPR and Bas Dost of Wolfsburg are two strikers still interesting Newcastle, although we keep hearing that Charlie may not want to move his family to Newcastle.

We’d be happy enough if we get Mitrovic in and keep Papiss Cisse at the club for next season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    I’m very optimistic. This HC has had a few days only to assess the players, figure out if they really are crap and figure out what is needed. It’s the decent thing to do with the incumbents.

    We need two big signings and money talks. If there really is a 60 m. kitty, some heads will be turned. Two players for 30 m., the rest for ‘maybes’.

  • 2 Obertoe // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Reports in belgium that a fee has been agreed for mitrovic: (dutch)

  • 3 Ron Knee // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    We’ll all be fluent in Dutch by the end of this transfer window!

  • 4 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    And we still wait…

    Other clubs have already made signings, yet we’re still to get going, it’s shocking.

    I think that if the club play the usual money swerving tricks, McClaren will walk. He won’t be staying round as long as Pinocchio the lying wooden boy.

    I hope he does a good job, but I’m sure the fans of his last few clubs were hoping for the same before he was released.

    The playing style will be better than the utter tactical dross which we’ve seen since the last lot were here at least.

    Ashley out.

  • 5 Toonfan8 // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    we have to bring Wijnaldum and Mitrovic before the tour…and then we have some time on Matip, Abdennour and Thauvin…..S.Mc Claren is right, we need three good windows and next year, we can have a really strong squad then…if SM will come good manager and his coaching staff become good…but we need 3-4 +10M signings this window…we need to be in good position come winter window, to continue bringing players…this window Mitrovic,Wijnaldum,Matip…and maybee 1 or 2…and in winter 1-2 top players…

  • 6 will die for the toon army // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    He says he wants 5 players not all good players that means developing players too. Am impressed with Mcclaren. He was always my choice forget e bad times. His highs were highs I liked. If am to rank him he wld b up there with the best we have had. Mcclaren has told me to be patient and I will trust him and wait besides he is also a director to the club.

    Bye Andy Woodman and Welcome Eric Steel. Cystal palace have jst part ways with Green Wood the Goalkeeping coach.

  • 7 GEORDIE69 // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    What a dangerous game completing the squad over three transfer windows. We are nine decent players short currently. We only have around three above average premiership defenders. Lets see how this season pans out then as soon as the injuries and suspensions occur.

  • 8 GEORDIE69 // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    If our ambition this season is to target a cup and finish top 8 in the Premier League then these gaps will need filled with top players and not get by with players that almost got us relegated. No top 8 side has a weak squad of defenders. If the club think that we are going to achieve top 8 with Satka,Taylor, Good, Dummett and Williamson as our options then they are in for a big shock. Time is ticking fatty.

    GK Krul
    GK Darlow
    GK Elliot (3rd choice only)
    RB Janmaat
    LB Haidara
    CD Lascelles
    CD Colocinni
    CM Sissoko
    CM Tiote
    CM Colback
    CM Anita
    AM De Jong
    AM Aarons
    AM Cabella
    CF Cisse
    CF Perez

  • 9 will die for the toon army // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Cant wait to see the new Captain

  • 10 bobby mango // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Where has this expectation of an experienced and young striker come from?
    With SDJ, Perez, Riverie (assuming Cisse leaves) I doubt they’ll get more than 1 for the first team. Someone like toney might be in for the development squad.

    I’d be happy with one striker of the Austin/Mitro calibre with other attacking targets being genuine wide players. We have none up to scratch.

    This is one reason I’m so baffled with Wijnaldum pursuit. Good player but definitely not addressing the deficiencies in the team.

  • 11 Toonfan8 // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    GK—Krul,Darlow,Elliot—good enough
    RB—Janmaat—(Anita,S.Taylor as cover)but specialist RB cover should be brought
    AM—De Jong,Sissoko,Aarons,Cabella,Marveaux
    that should be our 25man squad in start of the season if RB cover is brought and these 3

    Williamson,Gouffran,Vuckic,Obertan,Abeid,Bigirimana,Ferguson sell or loan out…but I would give a chance maybe to Vuckic and Abeid in pre-season

  • 12 lochinvar // Jul 10, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Is Stoke the new QPR ?
    Is Bamford desperate ?
    Is Austin a car ?
    Is Sterling a currency ?
    Is Tottenham another name for GridIroners ?
    Is I confused ?
    No not really – just amused by the antics of the football world so detached from reality.
    Can’t wait for the January transfer window.
    Harry Rednapp to take over from Arsee Wenger , odds of 10/1 ?
    It going to be a long hot summer.

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