Newcastle Want Top Ukrainian Playmaker In January

The latest player Newcastle are being linked with for a January move is 25 year-old Ukrainian International Andriy Yarmolenko who currently plays for Dynamo Kiev in the Ukrainian Premier League.

Yarmolenko looks a very good player who has played 52 times with 20 goals for his country and 274 times for Dynamo Kiev with 103 goals and 74 assists and that´s  a very good record.

Andriy Yarmolenko

Andriy Yarmolenko in Ukraine´s colors

As well as having pace and terrific skills he stands just under 6´ 3″ tall and is a versatile player who has usually played on the right wing for his club.

Here is a good player who can both score goals and create goals and that´s something that is lacking at the moment with the Newcastle side.

As with most of our targets for January his contract runs out next June at Kiev,  so it´s possible Newcastle could get the player in at a decent price, and he certainly looks like he would be a very good addition to our squad.

He was born in St Petersburg in 1089 in the then Soviet Union, of Ukrainian parents, and the family moved back to Ukraine shortly after he was born.

Andriy has been at Kiev since 2007 and over the last couple of years he has been heavily linked with Chelsea, and the news going around at the moment is that Barcelona are very interested in signing him in January – when they can sign players again.

We don’t know if this news  is accurate, first mentioned in the Chronicle, but his wage demands are rumored to be high.

The problem Newcastle will have is that bigger clubs than Newcastle will also be keen on getting the services of the Ukrainian International at a reduced price in January.

If Chelsea and Barcelona are really interested in the player we will have no chance of signing him.

We cannot offer him  European football and if we are at or near the bottom of the league come January it will be difficult for Newcastle to attract many good players at all – simply because we may be relegated in May.

That´s only if we are near the bottom of the league at the tunr of the year – and is another reason why our eleven league games left this year are vitally important.

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Next !

  • TroubledToon

    Oct 15, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Well, the positive to this story is at least now we aren’t scouting players who have been named in the worst XI of their league!!!!!

  • nut meg

    Oct 15, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #3

    We need to stop the bleeding before anything else !

  • hibbitt

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #4

    i want never gets …………..sounds about right …….move on

  • lesh

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Yarmalemko? No chance – we wouldn’t pay for Austin last window and now that Pardew and Allardyce are said to be keen on him, we can forget him!

    What price economy? Relegation!

  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #6

    “Sing, to be fair when you have someone like Jib saying that Jonas will be dead in five years then I think he deserves abuse.”

    That’s what your comment meant last night !

    That was the last thing I meant to infer .

    My god what goes on in folks heads !

    This blog is getting extremely poisonous.

    The bullying will stop when we get a few wins.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #7

    We need to bolster everywhere. Especially defence but playmaker winger would be good for the balance of the side which is what we need to do. An experienced class goal keeper, 3 class defenders, a top quality defensive midfield and a striker. Anything less and you can wave goodbye to this league.

  • davetoon

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Ron (from last thread). If thats true about McClaren being forced to change his mind on Collocini I wonder if it came from the top.

    I still wonder what Ashley promised to Collo when they had that famous chat

  • barkel

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #9

    “He was born in St Petersburg in 1089 in the then Soviet Union”

    Do we really need a 926 year old winger?

  • OneAlanShearer

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Lesh – precisely. They need to fix everything in the next window like they should have done in the summer. We have to be an absolutely awesome side from January as it’s going to be very hard to get points with this side before then. Above all we need leaders and rid of Colo who is passed it.

  • davetoon

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #11

    May be above our usual age bracket 😉

  • davetoon

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Seriously tho that is an impressive scoring record

    But surely the priority and first purchase for Jan is a CB

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #13

    After this player after that player
    Until we start winning games and moving up the table – signing these players is pie in the sky.
    Who would want to come to a club sitting at the bottom of the premiership at Christmas.

    To be able to go after these players in the transfer window we have got to win at least SIX games out of ELEVEN between now and January 1st which would leave us on 21 points and lower mid table going on past years.

    Six games are winnable but the players have got to step up to the plate and perform

  • Toonfan8

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #14

    Yarmolenko is absolutely great player, exceptional talent…I would be surprised if we can get him…

  • barkel

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #15

    Charlie, that’s bang on mate. I said the other day I expect us to be around the 20-23 point mark if we play well and i’d say we’ll have roughly the same points in the second half of the season. In my opinion, we’ll bring in 2 players max. in January and I’d expect us to let a few go. We’ll probably listen to offers for Taylor, Willo, Gouffy and maybe Cisse (depending on his goals)

  • martoon

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Sutty – to be fair to Jib I read his comment last night to simply mean Jonas would not want to be embroiled in a legal case for 5 years and nothing else. You are the sick one if you thought it meant anything else!

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #17

    It would be good to sell Sissoko and bring in this guy, but even with 11 world class players we’d still have a poor championship manager. Ashley doesn’t seem to realise the manager is far more important than players

  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #18

    I remember a story doing the rounds when Andriy Shevchenko signed for Chelsea.
    His wife marched into the club office to demand why only half his money had reached his bank account.
    When she had income tax explained to her she tried to get him to return to Milan !

  • martoon

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #19

    I mentioned this yesterday but I have heard from 2 separate sources who claim to be ‘in the know’ that Charlie Austin is a done deal for January – contracts agreed etc.

  • lesh

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #20


    With age comes wisdom!

  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #21

    Ta Martoon btw

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #22

    Jib Jibberish – I see you are now complaining about bullying on the blog. It is a bit rich for you to say this -as someone who has just recently admitted that you enjoy winding up other posters and getting their reactions.
    Do not be emboldened by a couple of posters this morning who “appear” to side with you – whether they want to ignore your abuse, foul abuse, homophobia, zenophobia and general ignorance is a matter for them. Probably most foul is wishing people dead.
    If they want to walk on by, cross the road, look the other way then it’s a matter for them – but having selective complaints when it involves certain posters says it all to me. Don’t see them complaining when Jib starts his abuse – aye selective complaints without a doubt.

  • Blofal

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #23

    Sissoko replacement.

  • reilly

    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #24

    mr t.
    dont forget the sick jokes about the disabled.
    what ever stick he gets is deserved,hes a grade a scumbag.


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