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Newcastle Make Bid For Spanish Striker

7:06 pm, Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

There are reports in Spain that Newcastle have made an offer for 21 year-old Espanyol striker Mamadou Sylla Diallo, who was born in Kedougou, Senegal.

The 6ft tall striker has only played 9 times for Espanyol with one goal and he was on loan at Racing Santandar from March of last year as a short-term replacement for the injured Mamadou Kone and played 11 times with 3 goals and 2 assists for the Spanish second division side.

Mamadou Sylla Diallo

Mamadou Sylla Diallo – Newcastle bid £1M for striker

He made his debut for Espanyol in September of last year, coming on as a second-half substitute in the 3-0 defeat at Deportivo.

The report in Spain is in SPORT – that Newcastle have made an offer of £1M for the striker, so Graham Carr and his people must have been watching him in Spain.

The Spanish club are said to be considering the offer.

It’s not unusual for Newcastle to bring in young basically unknown players to Tyneside, but we haven’t had much success in the past.

The big exception is 22 year-old Ayoze Perez has been a huge success for us these last 18 months.

There’s very little risk for Newcastle because the fee and wages are small, but the upside can be huge.

We paid out €2M for Ayoze from Tenerife and how much is he worth now?

Of course we should be keeping him at the club and since he must be on really small wages we should be offering him a new improved long term deal – as soon as possible.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    39 conceded already this season Mike and 24 scored. Is this the same recipe for success as last season? If so possibly add more Ghost Pepper sauce and marinate for several hours with a decent CB.

  • 2 Jib // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:08 PM

  • 3 GeordieTwo // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Now that’s the kind of fee I’m talking about! 1M pounds! That’s our kind of spending. Let the money do the talking Mike. Beautiful….

  • 4 Belfast // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Are sky sports not national media Jib ?

  • 5 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Townsend is coming, I can feel it in my water

  • 6 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Sky Sprots said deal is near

  • 7 Lindisfarne // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Mamadou Sylla Diallo #10

  • 8 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    He looks nothing special

  • 9 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:24 PM


    Nah, mate thats just a kidney infection 😛

  • 10 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    I dont mind players from segunda teams. There are maybe 6 or 7 big teams (2 of them massive) and the rest can yoyo between divisions at any given time. Perez is a fine example of this.

  • 11 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    *6 or 7 big teams in spain

  • 12 lesh // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    For what it’d cost to get him, is it really worth pi$$ing about with the offering and negotiating ritual.

    If the lad’s any good, make a realistic offer and sign him up – before he becomes another Delle Alli!

  • 13 lesh // Jan 21, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Chancel, it’s not Townsend you’re feeling in your water – it’s all the talk about chille’s set it off!

  • 14 9 // Jan 21, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Boys, if you believe this lad is coming, you’ll believe anything!

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