This Newcastle Target Too Expensive Compared To Alternatives


Newcastle have been linked with 22 year-old Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, who plays for Marseilles, for a while now,  but he seems to be way over-priced by his French club.

Marseille will sign Newcastle winger Remy Cabella next month for around £6M- so we get about half back what we paid out to Marseille for Florian Thauvin – who is having as much trouble in the Premier League as Remy had last season.

Any chance that Remy could be offered in a part exchange deal for the Belgium striker doesn´t seem to be on the cards so if Newcastle were to try to bring in the twice capped striker it would have to be for around £20M – and he´s way overpriced at that amount for somebody completely untested at the highest level.

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Michy Batshuayi – Marseille striker

We have no idea how he will do in the tough English Premier League – so paying that amount out would be a (big) risk – especially when we seem to have made another mistake in signing a player too similar to Cabella – who had just failed at Newcastle last season.

Newcastle would need to pay out about the same amount – £20M – to get West Brom´s 22 year-old English striker Saido Berahino and since this lad has already played 80 Premier League games for Wast Brom and scored 22 league goals – he´s much less of a risk and seemingly much better value for the same money.

And there´s always Charlie Austin – our favorite – you would never have guessed it – who has played 35 Premier League games for QPR and scored 18 goals and since his contract ends at QPR next June we could get him in for around £7M – and he would seem to be the best deal for Newcastle.

Other clubs interested in the striker include Juventus, Tottenham and Crystal Palace, who are currently 6th in the Premier League .

The Marseille President Victor Labrune is doubtful he can keep Michy past this season – but he surmises that if the French club could make the Champions League next season he may be able to persuade Michy to stay.

But Marseille are off the pace and in 9th pace in the league on 24 points right now – and 7 points behind 3rd placed Monaco.

This is what Labrune has said in the french press:

“If I could offer him Euros 700,000 a month, I would, but that’s impossible.” 

“If you go in the Champions League next year, and that Michy wants to stay one more season, it would be a pleasure.”

With so much more money coming into the Premier League starting next June the top players will want to play in England for at least a couple of reasons.

One is that the games are high visibility and covered around the world live – and the players will also be able to get much bigger wages in England as the PL clubs make more money through the huge TV rights deals.

Bottom line – we don´t think Michy Batshuayi is worth £20M.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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52 comments so far

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 15, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Get Austin in, simples.

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  • firebug666

    Dec 15, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Welshie,

    Good luck for tomorrow mate, (it is tomorrow your dad goes in isn’t it)?

    Wishing him the best mate.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Doubt there’ll be a ST signing at all, even if Cisse leaves. Riviere on the mend, and Armstrong to come back next season, SDJ getting up to speed to complement a lone ST as an option, nope, can’t see a case that’s convince the powers that be to fork out for a ST.

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  • firebug666

    Dec 15, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Hail Wor Ashley

    I’m not holding my breath for any signings in January, Charnley did say we would not be doing any business in the winter windows unless it’s sales.

    So if anyone does come in it will be a bonus….I guess!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 15, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #5

    firebug666

    It’s been changed, went to have a chat with the consultant today and now after what he told him, he’s going to have chemo after Xmas, something I didn’t say before was that they changed what they were going to do on Thursday and instead of having a big op they changed to a small op it was a case of in Thursday morning and then out in the afternoon but my dad said to me the chances of him surviving is one in three so they are crap odds, so he’s going to cancel the operation for Thursday tomorrow and then start chemo after Xmas, still not good news just changed his options.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 15, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s up and down at the moment don’t know whether we are coming or going, third time this week things have changed regarding what they are going to do.

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  • firebug666

    Dec 15, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #7

    welshe

    You know chemotherapy can work just as well mate, the odds may not be great, but then your dad could be the one.

    Stay positive, try to have a good family Christmas, make it one to remember, and hopefully the New year will bring better news.

    You and you family will be in my thoughts this year mate, keep your chin up.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 15, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #8

    firebug666

    I know mate but with those odds he doesn’t want to take the risk, he showed me a diagram tonight what they were going to do, they were going to cut at least 3 parts away maybe more just to get to the part that they want.

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  • firebug666

    Dec 15, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Welshie

    It’s scary mate, I know. Look at it this way though, they know it is there, and they have time to deal with it, great leaps forward have been made in the fight against cancer.

    I lost several family members and friends to the dreaded thing, but I have had the good fortune to see some of them beat it.

    Let’s hope and pray that your dad is one of them, and beats this.

    More people are surviving cancer than ever mate, come on chin up.

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  • firebug666

    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Toon-Prodigy

    Brilliant, I did the same thin twice, once when we played Millwall, I was working in London at the time, and went with work mates, the second time was at the Boro, I was just yards away from the away fans, We beat Millwall 4-0 and drew 2-2 with Boro

    Happier day, but a lot older and wiser now lol.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #12

    I bet they were seething with it being 93 mins. Foaming! Brilliant photo!

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  • firebug666

    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Toon-Prodigy

    Fortune favours the bold, he’s a brave lad.

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  • firebug666

    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Boro are wining tonight 1-0 V Burnley

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #15

    They are doing well. Think they will be visiting st james next season.

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  • jane

    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #16

    2 goals for Austin

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  • jane

    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Austin interviewed straight after the match says he is going to be there till the end of the season and is not going anywhere. must have a big summer move lined up!

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Toon-prodigy I thought you said they were doing well?

    😀

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Well it’s gone nice and quiet, got a bit turgid earlier what with bobbybee insisting he continues going off one one, and Jeff demonstrating his strained relationship with humour. Are we due another Charlie Austin article? I’ll stick around in that case.

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  • jane

    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #20

    good come back by QPR against the leaders, recon Jimmy Floyd’s going to be a success.

    Brighton v Boro top of the table clash live on Saturday.

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 15, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #21

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35104095

    If Bielsa really is the Swans target it simply goes to demonstrate the poverty of ambition of Mr Ashley for our club.

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  • Jib

    Dec 15, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki a pic for you to save
    You have my permission to use it as a screen saver

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  • Belfast

    Dec 15, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #23

    I bet Ed completely ignores that Charlie Austin has just came out after the game and said he’s going nowhere.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 15, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib

    I bet jail have got one of Ashley by his bed with some candles and some roses around it.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Dec 15, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Tsunki whats the score like? Lol i meant this season in general haha.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 15, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #26

    What’s happened to Keith and Orville Skunki?

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  • Belfast

    Dec 15, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Did you eat them ??

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  • Belfast

    Dec 15, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #28

    🙂

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  • Belfast

    Dec 15, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #29

    I have my suspicions that Keith and Orville might be in Ian Toons cellar.

    I spent a lot of time In there recently and unless you enjoy the darkness and Ian Toons singing and poetry, hmmmm well quite franky its going to be a nighmare.

    🙂

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  • Jib

    Dec 15, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Bed and Breakfast has disappeared since we started winning games.
    Ibiza is back in the UK I believe

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  • Belfast

    Dec 15, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Oh shit Jib. You know what that means. Ibiza has been radicalized and he’s planning a protest outside Sports direct.

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  • Jib

    Dec 15, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #34

    Do you think he’ll buy a Honda 50cc !? !?
    Red of course

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  • Belfast

    Dec 15, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #35

    Of course. It’s a two man protest. Ibiza and his Honda 50. 🙂

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  • Jib

    Dec 15, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #36
  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 15, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #38

    I wonder if Batshuayi would have cost less than£12M before the season began and if only we had had an experienced Scout looking at the club……oh wait a minute!

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 15, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #39

    Welshie, keep going mate. I hope he takes the chemo. Some people do not suffer it as badly as others. Keep him fighting welshie, keep going .

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  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 15, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #40

    I feel like I have just walked in on a homosexual act taking place….not a plesant experience and difficult to resume a thread of topic.

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