Newcastle In Bold Move To Sign Belgian Striker

The Sun are reporting that Newcastle are preparing a move for Marseille’s striker Michy Batshuayi that could cost is more than £15M.

Newcastle are finding it difficult to score goals this season with just 19 goals in the first 19 games played and Graham Carr the Chief Scout has been watching this player all season.

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Michy Batshuayi – Marseille and Belgian International striker

The report says that Steve McClaren believes the 22-year-old Belgian striker can help pull Newcastle out of the relegation zone with his goals.

Talks have already begun with Marseilles in the hope that a deal can be reached quickly, but Newcastle are almost certain to receive real competition from bigger clubs.

The news is that Billionaire owner Mike Ashley is willing to spend a fortune in January to keep Newcastle in the Premier League.

One reason for that is the new £5B Premier League rights deal begins next June and will last for three years and Newcastle will likely receive around £135M every May from the league – up from around £80M we have received from the previous three year £3,1B deal.

The 22 year-old 6ft tall striker has scored 14 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions for his club this season.

However, it could prove difficult for Newcastle to persuade the top striker to join us in January when we are in real danger of relegation.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1

    It will all depend on the fee and his wages…..

    I would say we will have to break our structure to have any chance

  • NezzaNUFC

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Similar to Lukaku maybe?

    I think Carr needs to look into the Championship for some good players who are eager to play in the Premier league.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Anyone has a link to that interview with Charnley back when Pardew had left?

    …I am pretty sure Charnley said he had to be more active in communication since the HC will only be addressing the football side of it!

    It’s guys like Charnley that keep this club down. You can run a club with a no good owner like Ashley just not with opportunistic poor management at all levels with the worse firm of communication seen in the PL properly ever!

    Amateurs that’s what they are…

  • NezzaNUFC

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Plus don’t we need to sell or release before we actually buy players?

    If we buy players before hand then I wonder who will lose the registration?

  • NezzaNUFC

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Austin, Ayala, Hughes, Mowat, Bryam.

    Could be worth a punt.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Michy Batshuayi for £25m (incl. first years salary) and Andre Carrilo for £5m (ditto) would sort out the attack, but highly unlikely. Then a left back would be my priority.

  • firebug666

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #7


    I agree mate, a MD should be available and able to stand in front of the camera and give the fans an update.

    Charnley has never been in the public eye, and any interview is behind closed doors and is more like a pre – drawn up statement than actual questions and answers.

    Today will be a bad day for the Toon, and I fear a mauling off Arsenal.

    Our team is a poor one even when they try their best, very weak in midfield, little width, few chances created, and a serious lack of tactics from the bench.

    4 or more from Arsenal today.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Nezza…we don’t have to sell in order to but new players!

    …actually the position we are in dictates buying comes before selling!…but hands up if you really think we will be buying players that will have an impact this window!

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Morning Jesper

    Google Lee Charnley January – it is not difficult and if Jeff/Jib/Jane can do it!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Nezza…are you expecting any of these players to have an impact this season?

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Five defenders in our own penalty box all match, it gets the blood pumping and the feeling of being overcome with pride to be a Toon supporter.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #12

    Lindisfarne…to be fair Jeff is the master googler 😉

  • Whumpie

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Oh joy. Another young foreigner with no English football experience. What could possibly go wrong?

    That’s not investment, Mike – that’s gambling.

  • lesh

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #14

    With Penfold leading negotiations – or should I say trying to be a clever beggar, any half-decent targets’ll be snapped up my more ambitious clubs.

    He should be dumped in the river which’d probably wash him back onto the Quayside.

  • sparky55

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #15

    Why we keep on looking abroad for players with high potential resale value does my fruit in…we need to spend 50 million on three players that already have considerable premier experience to keep us up.

    If we rely on the current players with potential within our squad and buy more of the same we will never get to realise that potential because they’ll all walk when we get relegated.

    The club will not survive with the squad we have now and will not survive even if we spend another 50 million on potential…we need to spend 50 million on older premiership experienced players and then we’ll survive the drop and be able to possibly realise the potential we have in the locker over the next couple of years.

    We need to invest in over 28 year olds now to steady the ship, we need to get shot of colocinni, Tiote, and sissoko.

    We need to play Dummet as a centre half or not play him at all, we need two defensive midfielders and a centre half, we need wingers not sissoko and Perez because they’re not wingers and we need a new left back

    We’re playing so many people out of position it’s madness…and that’s because we’re not buying layers to plug a gap..we’re buying players because they’re cheap and then play them out of position which is just plain stupid.

    It’s poor management of our club and assets from top to bottom

  • bladeuser

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #16

    A bit of transfer speculation my God when will u come to your senses it’s the same shit every window
    ED knows as much as the next man and unless u r in the boardroom u know nothing
    It’s close we have bid we r in talks it’s rubbish
    the only truth is the owner manager and players will be in the championship soon then u can speculate on promotion
    deluded or just plain stupid I still cannot decide what most of u r
    SHEEP ? Out

  • Sav

    Jan 2, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #17

    Instead of buying a good player (like Lukaku) when he becomes available, we wait until we are in the mire and then restock with mid-range continentals. Its no way to go forward as half of them are likely to become deadweight we can’t get rid of like the players we have now running down their contracts on wages no other club who wants them is willing to match. I imagine Charnley is searching under his seat for the panic button right now.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 2, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #18

    All hot air until it happens. Actions nor PR required.

  • Big Archie

    Jan 2, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #19

    So why would we buy this guy and not go for Austin?


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