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Newcastle Reported After Impressive Striker In Spain

8:04 am, Friday, January 15th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

There are reports in Spain in Fichajes that Ecuador striker Felipe Caicedo, who was at Manchester City for three and a half years from January, 2008 and  played 34 times with 7 goals for City, is attracting interest of some clubs because of his good form this season.

He was loaned out to a number of clubs on loan during his time at City and the news is that Newcastle are one of the clubs interested in the Espanyol striker.

Felipe Caicedo

Felipe Caicedo – Newcastle interested?

Felipe left City in 2011 and played at Lokomotiv Moscow and Al Jazira before joining Espanyol in July of 2104 as a free agent.

Since he arrived in Spain he has scored 20 goals in 60 appearances for Espanyol who are currently 13th in La Liga.

Caicedo was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and the 6ft 1ins tall striker has scored 19 goals in 59 appearances for his country.

The news is that both Everton and Newcastle are interested in the striker and this season he has scored 7 goals in 21 total appearances in Spain.

He is also his country’s top scorer at the moment in World Cup qualification with four goals in Ecuador’s first four games.

Felipe made his debut for Ecuador way back in 2005 as a teenager and one attraction for Newcastle could be his versatility as he can play in a number of forward and midfield positions.

But he is not a prolific goalscorer and in his club career he has 78 goals in 286 appearances.

While Felipe could be a good addition to the Newcastle side and is an impressive player, he is not the proven goalscorer Newcastle need to bring in this month.

Comments welcome.

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

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nut meg // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    Today’s chronicle on Townsend.

  • 2 JP...from The Rock // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    Interesting alternative, maybe he’s Thauvin’s replacement as we look to deploy him in the wings?

  • 3 lochinvar // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    So Tiotes off to China ?
    As Confucius say ” wax on , wax off ”
    As Ashley say ” buy one , sell one ”
    Good luck Mr. T.

  • 4 Toonfan8 // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    someone mentioned Alexandre Pato is linked with NUFC, but others said he is going to Chelsea, anyway if he is going to Chelsea, maybee that will give us Remy, I hope we bring one quick striker Berahino/Remy type, proven and very quick….also bring Townsend if SMC really wants him…it would be better to have two really quick players in a team with football brain like Shelvey…

  • 5 JP...from The Rock // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    I think we’re missing on a potentially huge EPL star in the making of Sam Byram of Leeds. He can play at RB and RW. I would go for him and a Striker this month. And with any spare change if we could get a LB and/or Townsend on loan it would be a brilliant transfer window.

  • 6 archaeomag // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    BBC gossip ..
    “And Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has been told he must sell France striker Loic Remy, 29, before he can bring in Pato. (Daily Star) “

  • 7 magscar // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:25 AM

    Repost hopefully before Ed has moved again

    Magscar // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    Jack Root@86

    I don’t necessarily want shot of Carr but am firmly in the camp of he has too much influence exacerbated by his elevation to the Board.

    For the benefit of the doubt (Tuff there lurking) that isn’t simply an opinion from reading the tea leaves but an educated assessment of last summers changes.

    I asked months ago for anyone to name former chief scouts here and also in any PL clubs witjh a similar standing at their club without googling and had no takers. Wasn’t surprised because even the secret googlers would have struggled to identify such a person.

    He isn’t of a wide enough experience notwithstanding his scouting credentials to offer a full blown football advisory service on the Board. Moncur favourite of mine though he was can offer little in these times despite him being a former manager. Carr is the long standing man in the shadows at Ashley’s court (sorry in my view Tuff). Have to wait for Jack’s view as I haven’t thought of it yet haha you couldn’t make it up. Sorry to take your name in vain Jack but I am sure you get where I am coming from

  • 8 OneAlanShearer // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    No thanks. Not suited to this league.
    I don’t see us getting Berahino. Remy only leaves Chelsea if they sign a striker first. Sign austin quick and Ben yedder.

  • 9 nut meg // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    Townsend doesn’t have a football brain!

  • 10 JP...from The Rock // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:28 AM

    Aarons on LW with Byram on RW and Remy or Berahino as ST very tasty indeed.

  • 11 magscar // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Remy’s attitude towards us troubles me but given our striking shortages he might be the expedient answer. Certainly if can reproduce his early performances for us it is a no brainer if a deal is there.

    Berahino might be the better long term option but would he hit the ground running for us and could he overcome his apparent reluctance to a move here as opposed to his reported choice of Spurs

    Other names may be usual paper/agent hype but if interest is real what scouting has been put into these? We can’t afford a Riviere type struggling to adjust.

  • 12 beatbox00 // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    I agree about Bryam…reminds me of a young Gareth Bale

  • 13 magscar // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    Have been underwhelmed at links with Austin but at right price £5M say could be a risk worth taking. Any higher and my view diminishes in proportion to every extra £1M.

    If he worked and we finished out of bottom 3 then of course he would be worth every penny even of 15M (as per Our Toons equation of last night) but there is the rub.

    2 recent signings have come out of left field so perhaps expect more of same?

  • 14 hibbitt // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    remy ‘s 29 hiddink has been told he must SELL him if he wants pato …….we don’t/won’t buy players of that age that could be remy of our list

  • 15 toontaff2 // Jan 15, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Marveaux and Riviere scored for under 21s – like 2 new signings.

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