Newcastle Want Top Dutch Striker In January Transfer Window


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.

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68 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 25, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #1

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

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

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 25, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #2

    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’.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 25, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #3

    @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 !!!

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 25, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #4

    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

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  • BandB

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #5

    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?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Lee

    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!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #7

    YorkyMag

    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.

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #8

    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

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Essex
    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

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  • BandB

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #10

    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.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #11

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

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #12

    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

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  • BandB

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #13

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

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  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Yorky
    One word answer

    GELD

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  • BandB

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #15

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

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #16

    @Yorkymag

    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 ? 🙂

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Revising ! Not reviving !

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #18

    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

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #19

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

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  • BandB

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #20

    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?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #21

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

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #22

    Welsh
    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

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #23

    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.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #24

    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.

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #25

    No no not him

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Welsh

    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,

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  • AncientC

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #27

    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.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #28

    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 !

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #29

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

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #30

    Welsh
    In some ways a battering might be a blessing eh

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  • BandB

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #31

    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 🙂

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #32

    BandB

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

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Band b
    With long contracts am a bothered

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 25, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #34

    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 ?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 25, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #35

    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

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  • anthc

    Nov 25, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #36

    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.

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  • AncientC

    Nov 25, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #37

    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.

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 25, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #38

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

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 25, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #39

    yorky

    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

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 25, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Yorky,
    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

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