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Newcastle Want Top Dutch Striker In January Transfer Window

7:48 pm, Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 68 Comments

There´s news coming out of the Netherlands that Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is keen on bringing 6´7¨ striker Bas Dost of Wolfsburg to Tyneside in the January transfer window.

The report is in SoccerNews in the Netherlands and we were linked with the Dutch International striker in the summer, but it appears no move was made by Newcastle.

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Bas Dost –  26 year-old Wolfsburg striker

Newcastle are not scoring enough goals with just a goal a game in the first 13 games and it´s one of the positions that needs to be strengthened in January.

At that time it´s expected the spine of the side will be strengthened and that includes center-back, central midfield, striker and even goalkeeper when the winter transfer window opens on January 1st.

Dos is having a very good season for Wolfsburg and has scored 9 goals in 18 total appearances for his German club.

The report suggests that Dost would be open to a move on Tyneside, but the question is whether his club would be willing to sell him halfway through the season.

Few clubs are willing to do that and Newcastle are one of the few clubs who are willing to sell their best players in the January transfer window – if the money is big enough.

We´ve done that with players like Andy Carroll, Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye since 2011.

Since joining Wolfsburg from Heerenveen in the summer of 2012 Bas has scored 46 goals and had 12 assists in 103 total appearances.

While at Heerenveen for two seasons from 2010 he scored 52 goals and 10 assists in 73 appearances.

Comments welcome.

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

68 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 25, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Probably the player we should have signed in the summer !!

    We need a striker in the Vardy/Bellamy mould with rapid pace

  • 2 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 25, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Just about to comment on previous thread when the thread moved out of the station.

    The answer is simple Steve drop one or two of the players who you think aren’t trying to make an example of them.

    Or to put it simply ‘Grow Some Cojones’.

  • 3 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 25, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    @Essex Geordie Bill

    Is Mclaren allowed to drop players though? Have always wondered this about Newcastle since Pardew used to constantly play players out of position

    Maybe the purples have to play no matter what !!!

  • 4 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Essex think it’s more than a few not trying
    I think the layers will win this one McClaren is a dead man walking imo

  • 5 BandB // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Luke doesn’t name the targets of the coaches’ fury.
    He just says that Sissoko, Colocinni, Anita and Mitrovic have “also” been criticised by the fans this week.
    And those photographs the Telegraph used didn’t just pick themselves.
    So it’s them, then,
    If Colo really is being called out for taking the pee (and Simpson at Carlisle certainly wouldn’t stand for that) then the head coach could drop him and say he needs a rest, or that he’s out of form.
    Colo losing his “untouchable” status is the best thing that could happen at this club.
    If one player thinks he’s untouchable, the rest will.
    But who will Charnley and Ashley back if it comes to a showdown?

  • 6 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:03 PM


    I get what you are saying, but surely that can’t be true.

    If it is we could be in serious sh!t

    Oh hang on!!

  • 7 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:08 PM


    Obviously he couldn’t drop all of the problem players but one or two examples might be enough to make the others realise the error of their ways.

  • 8 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    I think there is a real chance we could get two absolute batterings from palace and Liverpool ,by that stage we could be bottom
    I think that will then be it and the players have won as McClaren is sent on his way
    It is so sad but Ashley and crew deserve it for appointing a manager who is clearly not up to the job

  • 9 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    It is so rotten ,after sat as we left the game the consensus around us was that the only way out of this is relegation .
    What you think

  • 10 BandB // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Steve might well dismiss this as nonsense at his press conference.
    But the rumours have been doing the rounds.
    His face tends to give him away.
    If he’s all flushed and blotchy as he laughs it off, he’s had his balls chewed.

  • 11 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    I do think we have to accept that most things at Newcastle are self-inflicted!

  • 12 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Why would bad dost by the way even think for one second about joining us
    He is just about to get into the knockout stage of the champions league
    Just a question like

  • 13 BandB // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Because in the unlikely event he does well for us, we could sell him to a Champion’s League club?

  • 14 Jib // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    One word answer


  • 15 BandB // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Geld alone doesn’t seem to be keeping everyone happy here though, does it?

  • 16 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:28 PM


    Only way I could see him joining is if we are offering a heavy wage with maybe a couple of million survival bonus!!

    On that note I wonder if Charnley and Ashley are thinking of reviving the bonus scheme to motivate the players ? 🙂

  • 17 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Revising ! Not reviving !

  • 18 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    I don’t think this is about money anymore
    It seems the players think the boss is a tosser ,and it seems that it’s the majority of them this time
    Palace and Liverpool could be the final blows for McClaren

  • 19 welshgeordie9 // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Don’t want this player, Charlie Austin any day.

  • 20 BandB // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Why would anyone want to derail their career for five years on 30 grand basic with bonuses you won’t be allowed to earn to end up at Nice or Crystal Palace when you’re 28?

  • 21 welshgeordie9 // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    We are so poor this season that mourinho , wenger, fergie and Sir Bobby Robson would struggle with this lot.

  • 22 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    I am sure you have a point re pure talent but they would create passion
    They would have respect
    It appears McClaren has non of that

  • 23 welshgeordie9 // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Watching Man City now, anyone want floppy chops, transfer deadline would be good with sky reporter at the training ground for once with fans around him with big breaking news that we have a signed a would class player.

  • 24 Transfer Sage // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    I’m sick of reading that the players aren’t good enough.

    Yes, they aren’t good enough to win the league or come top 4. They are a damn site better than what they are currently showing though.

    At the minute they can’t string two short passes together, they should be doing that.

    There seems to be no real game plan, no method for getting the ball into dangerous areas and creating chances. It was the same under Pardew.

    Barca aren’t only good because they have the best players, they also work extremely hard os passing drills and movement. They have it ingrained in them where they need to run when players have the ball in certain areas. Granted it is also a judgement call by the player but the method is coached over and over so they get it.

  • 25 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    No no not him

  • 26 Transfer Sage // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:45 PM


    I’ve nothing against Redknapp. He’s a good manager, had spurs playing brilliant stuff, same at Pompey.

    Pompey wasn’t his fault, the chairman/owner should have had more sense than signing off on all those deals, of course a manager would keep paying for players if the owner signs the checks.

    QPR was bad for him but nobody has done anything there,

  • 27 AncientC // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    I am sure the top 10 bonus is still in place, it has been for a few years now. Not forgetting that the top 10 bonus replaced the pension and private health care scheme for players. The bonus being an incentive for the players, also an incentive for Ashley if the club does not finish in the top 10 – essentially a way for Ashley to take money from his players (staff) if they underperform.

  • 28 Jail for Ashley // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    How much is the bonus anyway, a 22 man squad of eleven purples and eleven baby poo browns, realisticaly I don’t think it would be more than 3M between them, so 136K each after tax about 75K, if you’re earning 120K a month do you teally thi k some of them give a to$$ about a bonus !

  • 29 welshgeordie9 // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Really dreading this weekend against palace, bolasie, cabaye and zaha are going to have a field day with our defence.

  • 30 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    In some ways a battering might be a blessing eh

  • 31 BandB // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    I don’t know why he doesn’t incentivise them by telling them that if they eat, sleep and sh*t work they MIGHT be allowed to keep their jobs.
    Like every else 🙂

  • 32 welshgeordie9 // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:59 PM


    That would work years ago, but now players have got so much power they do what they like.

  • 33 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Band b
    With long contracts am a bothered

  • 34 Jail for Ashley // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    It’s like the clubs owner and management operate in a child like defiance, last summer after a few quid was spent, every pundit, columnist and fan were saying we need a striker and commanding CB, we get rid on deadline day. This year when everyone (bar Jib) was praying for a new captain, not only do we extend Collos contract but say he’s the best signing of the summer, if we’d screamed from the rooftops that we love Collo and want him to stay forever, would he back in Argentina right now ?

  • 35 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Other teams seem to have players on less wages than us who run through brick walls for their team every week so maybe money is not that much of a motivation ….

    I honestly cant see who we will sign that will get us out of trouble in the January window at the prices that we will look to pay

  • 36 anthc // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Basically bas dost = mclarens arse twitching so let’s play long ball to the big man. Mclarens done turd wherever he’s been with the exception of holland (all I’ll say on this is de Jong brothers). If he can’t motivate or gee up the players then he’s gonna take us down without a doubt.
    With regards to palace, sunderland defended deep keyword being defended to nullify the pace. We can’t do that anywhere on the pitch so a thrashing is on the cards imo. If we are bottom three by Xmas a change will be needed.

  • 37 AncientC // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Strange that Joey Barton, Nolan, Carroll et al. refused and advised other players not to sign a bonus sheet at the club…

    Also strange how these bonus schemes do not appear to be motivating the current crop of players.

  • 38 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    With the fixtures coming up we could easily be bottom before the window opens
    We IMO are going down with McClaren in charge

  • 39 Transfer Sage // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:12 PM


    Well thank the lord is a run of the mill championship manager…might be able to get his top 8 finish he wants in there

  • 40 Jail for Ashley // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    The whole set up won’t allow a manager with the talent levels that our policy will attract to do well, they’ve played Russian roulette one too many times

  • 41 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:15 PM


    Yeah Mclaren was not my choice but I thought when he got Cathro in to work with him I had high hopes especially after seeing how amazing Valencia have been under his coaching last season

    The clean slate for all players (well apart from Abeid and Jonas who were not allowed another chance after falling out with Carver) looks like the biggest mistake in the clubs recent history !! Another massive one made under Ashley !!!

  • 42 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    I am sure you are spot on
    It is a complete mess with no real way of seeing a route out

  • 43 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    I am not even sure he is a good championship manager!!!!

  • 44 Transfer Sage // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:20 PM


    Don’t put words in my mouth…I said run of the mill championship manager haha.

  • 45 lesh // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Good lord, we’ve gone from Oba to Bas Dost in the space of a few hours.

    And from previous thread re players’ performances – ‘not interested’ means that the offending players have no emotional attachment to the club.

    It’s not just a lack of leadership qualities but it appears to be a case of a lack of allegiance to the Club and thus no desire to win!

    So, if McClaren and his crew are fighting a losing battle (as have some of his predecessors), then it must be down to the Club’s vision (or lack of vision) and determination to be successful on the pitch – not just in regard to finances.

  • 46 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    I think one problem is they are all coaches including the one supposed to lead too many cooks no clarity of job roles you only need to look at the confusion on match day with Simpson and McClaren both on the touch line there was no doubt who was in charge in the Leicester dug out sat ,if only

  • 47 yorkymag // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    Sorry how careless of me !!!

  • 48 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 25, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    Relegation will be the best medicine will sort out the disease that is ruining Newcastle Disunited.
    Get rid of players, management, coaches, scouts, owner the F**kin lot

  • 49 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:04 PM


    Belated reply, but no don’t think relegation would be the answer to the clubs malaise. Ashley is rich enough to see the club as a toy so I don’t think it would bother him as much it would lifelong fans such as ourselves.

    I’m not getting any younger and don’t want to see us playing in the lower leagues, been there and seen it already,

  • 50 lochinvar // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    There’s something lacking in the personae that McLaren projects and the players sense it. Maybe it’s wearing a sweater under his suit – not cool.
    The players are not helping the matter either by their apparent spoilt brat routines and the inability of Colo to rise above the disquiet and provide author active leadership.
    I always think a good measure of a team and it’s leadership is to ask yourself if would have them alongside you in the trenches. This lot – no.
    Brian Clough, Shankley, Ferguson – yes .

    It’s clearly a mess and Ashley hasn’t got a clue what to do which makes it so tragic.

    NUFC should be up there with great clubs of Europe and the City should be a focus and talking point as a result. We’ve done it with the Millennium Bridge, the Great North Run, the Bobby Robson Foundation, the Sage and so much more.
    Excellence is nothing to be afraid of – my only concern is that Charnley, Mclaren and Ashley don’t even know what it means, yet alone be able to spell it .

  • 51 Blackley and Brownlie // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    That Luke Edwards story of rifts in the camp and certain players not liking and not playing for Makro lends weight to Blackley’s inside track as mentioned the other day. Watch this space. It will end in tears sooner rather than later. That’s what happens when the manager loses the dressing room. If it’s the same gutlless show on Saturday the writing’s surely on the wall.

  • 52 manxpie // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    a squad that crumbles after a few injuries let alone the top of the injury league isnt the fault of the manager or coaches
    especially a few months into there job

    who’s next after mcclaren? remember he’s probably one of the worst paid in the league

    i’m sick of hearing he can’t motivate the players if 50,000 fans and a few million quid a year cant motivate them how the fusk is he supposed to
    the players deserve far far more ridicule than him, its funny how the board say they don’t just look at talent and such when picking players but the right character too!
    wat a load of shite

  • 53 jimmysmith // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    I think the club will spend, but you’ll never k

    If you offer a player an incentivised contract, you have to give them a realistic chance of achieving it’s higher goals. What’s behind the lack of commitment? The likes of Sissoko might be openly complaining that Newcastle isn’t as advertised on the tin. Especially after this start, and after two years of relative inactivity in the transfer market, that perhaps they might feel has restricted their earning capacity and careers.

  • 54 Blackley and Brownlie // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    “Theres something lacking in the personae that McLaren projects and the players sense it. Maybe it’s wearing a sweater under his suit – not cool.”

    Hahaha. Classic. Football punditry at its best. Love it.

  • 55 Tsunki // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    @49 that’s a bit of a crock unfortunately, Ashley ain’t Abramovic and we are no good to him without TV money, season ticket, shirt sales and PL worldwide satellite stream advertising. If we got relegated and his first splash of cash to get us back up didn’t work, we’d be in Gumtree.

  • 56 colwell // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Fcuk me that makes sense sign Dost to play with Mitrovic up top, 2 players that thrive on crosses, shame we can’t put any decent fcuking crosses in the box.

  • 57 Tsunki // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    All this isn’t McLaren’s doing so I don’t know why he’s getting turned on. He’s been given a train wreck to sort out, the worst quality, least fit, lowest morale team for decades. I’ll be happy if he turns things around to keep us up. But if Ashley pushes him under the bus with a non existent January Transfer budget, what can he do?

  • 58 Tsunki // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Nice to see Dust Bag back on the radar in time for Crimbo. Like old times.

  • 59 Tsunki // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Blackley I don’t understand or trust any player that decides he doesn’t want to play 100% for himself if not the club just because the boss makes his ass itch, when they are earning house money every week for playing football.

  • 60 manxpie // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    tsunki but remember it’ll all change once he’s gone the new dawn will begin with a top manager coming in and we’ll be in the top 4 by may
    or the fans could actually target the right person and put all there energy into that
    wats happened to that belated ashley out site havent heard of it in ages not one mention infact!
    i suppose there busy producing the mcclarenout one as we speak

  • 61 lochinvar // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie @54
    Thanks for that !
    I know I’m sounding off and sometimes seem to make it personal but it’s getting personal when those involved with the club fail to make the connection with how much it matters to the fans, the families, the toon.

  • 62 Transfer Sage // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:55 PM


    I think McClaren is useless. Even a £100mil every year he wouldn’t deliver top 4 in my opinion, obviously I can’t prove this, just what i see from him and his career.

    This is not all his fault at all, as we’ve both said before players are at fault but ultimately the owner oversees all of this or puts inadequate people in place to oversee it and follow his remit.

    McClaren going won’t solve the problem, but the alternative could hardly so much worse.

    I think him leaving will pressure Ashley, he’ll need to find another stooge to head up his plan and surely he is running out of people willing to work with him unless things change. Can’t see many managers capable of managing top flight signing up to lead us so he’ll maybe panick and sort something.

    Total long shot and can’t see any positives happening but things can’t get much worse on the pitch.

  • 63 Tsunki // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Well it was all supposed to change when McLaren came came to rescue us from the bumbling incompetence of Carver and his cone shifters. But what did we get? A pre season he didn’t want, and inherited squad of square pegs in round holes. Mostly unfit and completely demotivated, he was on to a loser when he started. So what happens with the new coach if we sack SM? Same thing I think. Ashleys knacked it with his daft remit and his idiotic board appointments and alleged bonus system. He’s done something on the chips alright.

  • 64 lesh // Nov 25, 2015 at 10:57 PM


    You’ll recall the last time we were relegated, Ashley didn’t bail out and sell up. Is it likely he’d sell up if we went down this season?

    It’d take a pretty massive offer for what would be a Championship club to shift him.

    Ne’er mind, you can still dream.

  • 65 Tsunki // Nov 25, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Transfer I remember the golden days when you exuded optimism. Happy days, eh?

    I don’t wish McLaren ill will. I found him to be a typically underwhelming Ashley appointment. The school dinner white blancmange of the management arena. But it was always on the cards that we would continue with a coach ( i.e. emasculated manager) who would knuckle under a fiscal remit that emphasised tread water PL performance and reasonable turnover of player sales. This is the doldrums in which we find the club. Rudderless and without character. it’s Ashley that has to go, or he has to recognise this gravy train is reaching the end of the line and it’s time to switch points.

  • 66 Tsunki // Nov 25, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Lesh, what would Ashley do if we get relegated, and he blasted cash like QPR at the job but we didn’t get straight back up? My bet would be two seasons max in the championship before he would cut his losses.

  • 67 manxpie // Nov 25, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    sage the problem there is that there is an endless list of managers and under ashley in his whole time here he has shown he doesn’t give a shit
    it’ll might be moyes but probably can’t “afford” him

    people were saying when mcclaren got appointed derby were easily playing the best football in the league (i know it was the championship) but until there bad injury list they were favourites to walk the league

    circumstances have a hell of alot to do with things especially in football and management in particular and under ashley its the circumstances that are always a car crash

    i don’t agree he’s useless at all the state of this club on the other hand tho……….

  • 68 lesh // Nov 25, 2015 at 11:08 PM


    Ashley doesn’t demonstrate any commitment to excellence in his businesses and we can’t realistically expect to see him aim for excellence in Newcastle United.

    He’s clearly a one to do things as cheaply and profitably and Charnley’ll be expected to run the Club that way – spending the bare minimum to keep us in the Prem.

    And Charnley’s teas are probably brewed with Rington’s sweepings dust.


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