Newcastle In Last Ditch Effort To Sign Striker Target


There’s news in the local papers today Newcastle will be lucky to get Saido Berahino to the club with West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace seeming to make it abundantly clear to anybody who will listen to him –  that he will not be selling his 22 year-old striker this month.

But the Shields Gazette are reporting that Newcastle will make one last ditch effort over the next 24 hours to try to get a deal done – but Newcastle have to be very careful with the transfer window closing on Monday and we must get a top striker in by then.

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Saido Berahino – last effort by Newcastle

While Berahino seems to remain Newcastle’s main striker target we would be very happy to get Loic Remy in on loan, but it’s always difficult to judge how difficult that will be – and whether the Frenchman really wants to come back to Newcastle – as has been reported.

The other potential problem is whether Chelsea will let him leave.

Corinthians striker Pato should be making a loan move to the London club official – maybe today – but Chelsea would like to move out on-loan Monaco striker Radamel Falcao who has started just one Premier League game for Chelsea this season – rather than Frenchman Remy.

Falcao has made 11 total appearances for Chelsea this season, but most of those of those have come from the subs bench and he’s been injured since October and has had another recent setback in his recovery.

His loan spell has hardly been a success at Chelsea and it follows his unsuccessful loan stint at Manchester United last season.

If Falcao does leave Chelsea  in January, then we assume Loic Remy would not be available to join Newcastle.

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117 comments so far

  • Blofal

    Jan 29, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Under 21’s don’t count. So in players over 21 (apart from Krul who is out for the season we have..

    Elliot, Darlow
    ———
    Coloccini, Dummett, Janmaat, Lascelles, Haidara, Taylor
    ———
    Colback, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Anita, De Jong, Shelvey, Obertan, Thauvin, Townsend, Saivet, Tiote, Marveaux
    ——-
    Cisse, Gouffran, Perez, Riviere

    That is 24 players.

    Mitrovic, Aarons, Mbemba and Toney don’t count towards that quota.

    Unless the club delists a player from the squad (making them inelibible to play) or somebody is sold we only have room for one more incoming transfer.

    Tiote and Thauvin haven’t gone anywhere yet.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 29, 2016 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Tick tock tick tock tick tock

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 29, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #3

    “Newcastle” and “Last Ditch” in the same sentence, Ed? You getting carried away? 🙂

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  • manxpie

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #4

    My absolute pet hate of all pet hates is the term “championship or league 1 player at best” and willo has been called them many a time on here dummet too
    they’ve both proved themselves in the prem in fact a hell of a lot more than players we’ve spunked multi millions on

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #5

    How come were still talking about Postman Pato?

    It appears I missed Welshgeordie’s joke fest yesterday. That was close.

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Christina trevanion makes the whole thing move along more smoothly eh 😉

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  • Belfast

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Well said manxpie for once. Good luck to him.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #8

    manx – i know what you mean and i understand.

    Willo proved vital to us in many games, provided good cover and not one for picking up injuries.

    My point being is that he will stand out a lot more at Wolves and will be a favourite amongst the players and fans and could even captain the team!

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #9

    MANXPIE
    Just for u Willo and Dummet r league one class at best that’s one of the reasons that nufc will always be second class as to many fans like you think given 100% is all that matters
    ASH OUT SMAC OUT COLO OUT SHEEP ? OUT

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #10

    i think the fact that they will respect him and appreciate him more will bode well for the big guy – good luck to him

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  • manxpie

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Cheeky fusker belfast it’s actually twice I posted the same on the last thread

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Blofal; that front four really explains why we’re in the shit. Without wanting to incur the wrath of manxpie, they’re Championship players at best. With the exception of Perez that is.?

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  • Mag52

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Good luck to you Willo.
    A good pro of the ‘old school’.
    Cost us next to nothing in today’s terms, and repaid it many times over.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Bladeuser yeah that’s why a championship club has just bought him and why he’s played over a hundred games in the prem

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  • Belfast

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Still only counts as once.

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  • chewbaccy

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #16

    ho ho john tudor

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  • manxpie

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Novo how dare you!
    I’ve got no problem with players who actually are lol just not players who clearly can play in the prem

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  • Mag52

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Bladeuser.

    Do you accept that Willo always gave 100% for the club ?
    If so, give the bloke a bit of credit you miserable so and so.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #19

    No doubt the fans on here who were creaming themselves in the summer window are the same ones who are glowing about this one. It’s a dog’s breakfast so far. No surprise given it’s the same incompetents who are running the show.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #20

    It all smacks of desperation. Paying over the odds for average or unreliable or flawed players.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #21

    That left back sounds the replica of dummet based on the comments in the last thread. Strong in the tackle and likes long balls 🙁
    We need someone who can cause a threat in possession!!

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #22

    MANXPIE
    He wouldn’t have played anywhere near 100 games at any other club he wouldn’t of been anywhere near a top sides reserve team never mind there first team he was here six years no wonder we couldn’t defend with and I use the term loosely players like him Dummet and sick note Taylor
    ASH OUT SMAC OUT COLO OUT SHEEP ? OUT

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Also glad will I had gone as he was an utter disgrace to the shirt in terms of ability.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Isn’t there a loan period after deadline day to foreign leagues? if so we can get rid of a few that way

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Willo has*

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  • manxpie

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Of course we could’ve got better
    but the fact is we didn’t in fact the player we did spunk 8 mill? on to replace willo ended up getting replaced by willo after being shocking!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #27

    Leicester and Watford have teams of former “Just Championship” players and they aren’t doing too badly.

    I wish we had a few like them.

    Good luck to Williamson, I’d wouldn’t be surprised to see him playing well and even silencing up a lot of his critics up when Wolves come back up and block us out defensively.
    We should be keeping him until the Summer imo.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #28

    I don’t understand this desire for full backs to do the job of a winger. Meanwhile it falls apart at the back. I’d be more than happy with a full back who can defend. It’s why I prefer Dummett over Jamnutz.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Willo should’ve gone long ago. It’s the incompetence of Graham Carr that has kept him here for so long.

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #30

    ESSEX
    I am pleased u love willo as if u visit the wolves ground next season in the championship u can kill two birds with one stone and watch him stop our strikers
    No wonder nufc r so mediocre when fans settle for any old tosh
    ASH OUT SMAC OUT COLO OUT SHEEP ? OUT

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  • JackButler

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #31

    got a feeling that all these links are simp,y the clubs PR machine being kicked into overtime. The window shuts very, very soon and we still have not come close to addressing the ever present issues with the squad and I think this will be one gamble too many for Ashley and his merry band of fools

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Team if nobody else is brought in:

    ____________Elliot___________
    Janmaat_Mbemba__Colo_Dummet
    ________Shelvey__Colback
    Sissoko____Wijnaldum____Townsend
    ____________Perez/Mitro

    Away from home Perez, at home Mitro.

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  • lesh

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Poor old Charnley. He’s doing his best (harrumph) to get a striker and a defender in. And what thanks does he get? None.

    He’s brought in Thauvin early and now the results of following Carr’s there for all to see. A midfielder he’s trying to ship out after five months and no striker. Oh and there’s the small matter of our seive-like defence.

    We’ve been witness to another fine example of Charnley’s incompetence.

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  • belgrade fan

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #34

    skysport understand there were no bids for Berahino so far in this window

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  • JackButler

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #35

    Leah

    The fact the Charnely still trusts Carr’s judgement on a player is grounds for dismissal for gross misconduct. For a club that has had limited funds over the years the amount of money these two chancers have wasted is frightening especially when you look at the kind of players other clubs are signing for the same amounts or even less. But if nothing else they are consistent, consistently negligent, but consistent non the less

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #36

    plzzz no berahino, he has PL Exp, But Wont Fit in Our Team, Just Get Remy

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #37

    You can be extremely happy that Williamson has gone and still wish him well as I don’t not like him as a person or a pro. The lad is clearly useless when it comes to football and so it’s great we won’t see him wear the shirt again tough.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #38

    You can be extremely happy that Williamson has gone and still wish him well as I don’t not like him as a person or a pro. The lad is clearly useless when it comes to football and so it’s great we won’t see him wear the shirt again though.

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  • toonking

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #39

    He might not have the skill of a premier league CB but he most certainly had the work rate of a decent CB and the performance of Leicester city proves even players with skill of championship can be of great use to premier league teams thanks to all that extra work rate and passionate play. Willo was a very similar player himself, I wish him the best of luck at his new club and thank him for all the commitment he give us.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 29, 2016 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #40

    afternoon all
    good luck to willo…ironically a few of our more better defensive displays came when him and mbiwa and a few games together at cb when taylor and colo were injured…he was a decent squad member but not a long term first teamer….striker search seems to of dried up…by the look of things.

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