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Newcastle Fail To Agree Loan Deal For Top Striker

8:57 am, Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

It seems that Newcastle have indeed been in talks with Hamburg to sign their 23 year-old striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, who we were after last summer when he was still at Hertha BSC, but he eventually signed for Hamburg, where he had been on loan the previous season.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga

Pierre-Michel Lasogga – Hamburg striker

Newcastle have been trying to get the striker in on loan for the season, after he has had a poor time of it at Hamburg, who struggled for goals last season.

Chief Scout Graham Carr has watched Lasogga for some time now, and we suppose the loan deal was set up in case Cisse moved to Galatasary.

But the news today is that the Turkish powerhouse wouldn’t match Newcastle’s valuation for Cisse, and the deal for the Senegal International didn’t happen.

The Turkey transfer window is now closed.

We suppose the loan deal could still happen, but only if some Middle East clubs come in for Papiss, which now seems unlikely with only 9 hours left in the window.

There was also news last night that Tottenham are to make a £15M bid for 22 year-old Ayoze Perez, and if this supposed deal has any chance of going through, we would need to bring Lasogga in on loan.

Newcastle may try to set up a loan deal – or even a permanent deal – for January, depending on how we have fared in the League by then and whether we need more firepower.

With Lasogga not scoring many goals for Hamburg since he signed for them last summer, it seems that Hamburg are now willing to let him move on.

That could be one of the deals Newcastle set up for January – and it should be a loan deal so Newcastle can check on the form of the German U21 International.

Comments welcome.

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

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    ashley will sell sell who he likes and bring in more tat when we are in the shit

  • 2 geordie157 // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    I think this one will actually happen, loan with a option to buy.

    Our recent loan history is rubbish though!

  • 3 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    sissoko off to melchester rovers
    quote roy race he is an immense player

  • 4 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Everton have splashed out 9.5 mil on a defender from River Plate, Funes Mori

  • 5 toon kk // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    We like player’s that dont score many goals it fits in with our style of play.

  • 6 Bambams // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    It would make sense for QPR to keep Austin now until January. His goals may be needed until then, only plus we have is if we do go in for him (or another club) then he will have better chance of selection for the forthcoming internationals.
    I can’t believe we didn’t go in for Van Dijk.
    Still think we will bring someone in….

  • 7 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    standing still again we are now even being overtaken by bournemouth and co in the pl drop boys league
    a blind man can see what was needed by the club and he has not delivered enjoy parting with your cash for another depressing season

  • 8 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    h’pools sack their tea lady
    we might snaffle her from under the noses of the makems

  • 9 Slank // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:14 AM


    The way that QPR are possibly looking at the Austin situation is that do they want £15M now or keep him and get more money when promoted thanks to his goals ?

  • 10 Jib // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    When you get a little down

    You read a headline like this

    Borini to Sunderland – A match made in heaven

    All of a sudden the world looks brighter and nicer

  • 11 toon kk // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    We’ll struggle this season big time. Our defence has tightened up to the cost of less possession and almost impossible for us to even get a shot on goal , never mind score. As far as I’m aware you need to score to win.

  • 12 Bambams // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Spot on, I suppose Austin has the cards up his sleeve. If he sits and waits til the end of the season he is on a free and will get a huge deal. I suppose he is not a certain starter for England yet so in financial terms he is on a no brainer.
    QPR could still come up with his goals so both are winners, although I think there are stronger teams than QPR in the league.
    Just think something might happen, especially with Cisse in a bit of a strop and Mitrovic is out for 3 games.
    You never know fella

  • 13 Jib // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    You’re basing your opinion on the last 3 games which comprised Man Utd away and the other 2 playing with 10 men , not exactly normal circumstances.

  • 14 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    manure are crap

  • 15 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Apparantly Perez is going no where according to the club.

    Well, I’v heard that before somewhere.

  • 16 martoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    From Sky Sports


    There where rumours last night of a possible departure from Newcastle but Sky Sports News HQ reporter Keith Downie has the latest from St James’ Park…

    “Some reports surfaced last night that one of their star young players, Ayoze Perez, could be on his way out.

    “I’ve spoken to a senior source at Newcastle in the last half an hour, and that source tells me he is not for sale and will definitely remain a Newcastle player in this transfer window.”

    Phew! 🙂

  • 17 Sav // Sep 1, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Reaching the screwball end of the transfer window now…the school bell is about to go and a little snot-nosed Danny Levi has a footballer card offer offer of a lunch bar plus 5 for one on the table….Drrrrriiiiing!!!

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