Report – Newcastle Have Won Race To Sign Ivory Coast Striker


There are reports in France  saying that Newcastle have won the race to sign Roma striker Seydou Doumbia on loan, who has been a prolific striker in Russia and Switzerland during his career.

The news yesterday evening was that Newcastle were in advanced talks with the striker on a loan deal for the rest of the season with both Aston Villa and Marseille also said to be interested.

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28 year-old Roma striker Seydou Doumbia

Le10 Sport are reporting that Marseille have lost out on Doumbia and Newcastle have managed to persuade the former Young Boys striker to sign for Newcastle until the summer.

We have been linked  many times in the past with the 28 year-old going back to the summer of 2013, when he was still at CSKA Moscow and last summer we were supposed to be fighting it out with Everton to sign the striker.

Doumbia only moved to Roma from the Moscow club a year ago for a fee of around €15M (£11M), but he didn’t do well with only two goals in 13 appearances, although he only started 6 games.

He is currently back on loan at CSKA Moscow and he has scored 11 goals in 21 appearances for them this season.

The 33 times capped Ivory Coast International has been a prolific goalscorer in his career.

While he was at BSC Young Boys he scored 57 goals in 78 appearances for them over two seasons – and at CSKA Moscow he has 95 goals in 150 total appearances for them including this season.

Seydou is more like the natural goalscorer Newcastle need this season, but because he has never played in the Premier League he will still be a risk.

He is a much better proposition than Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who we are also being linked with tonight – although a twist in the Le10 Sport report is that Newcastle plan to sign both Doumbia and Gomis.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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156 comments so far

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #1

    I hope this is true

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Me too! If not, can we bring nack our lad from Coventry for the few months?

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #3

    He’s injured.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #4

    I read something about the fans getting on doumbia the minute he arrived and it didn’t go well from there. Maybe he just needs a different club. Hopefully he retains his pace and scoring instinct. I’d risk him and gomis if we can’t get berahino.

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  • banjax

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Sometimes the best laid plans are thwarted regardless of how large the amount of money your prepared to spend. Of course the Newcastle hierarchy have only themselves to blame by not spending money every year for the last 7 or more years. So just because Ashley thinks he can catch up on quality by chucking wads of cash at players and those clubs will fall over themselves selling their best players to us – then the results show we are where we are. Let’s just hope in the two days left we get a break and at least sign a decent defender and striker.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Exactly what we need. Pace, power and one hell of a finisher

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed Be careful what you report or are you just responding to what the Blog has told you? Is he in Newcastle ? Has anybody seen him? Is he having a medical?Has he actually signed – If the answer is NO, then we haven’t won the race yet.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #8

    West Lancs

    It’s being reported in France that we are the only club willing to pay his wages while on loan and that the EPL is his preferred place to play, the report went as far as to say only exceptional circumstances would see this deal fall through

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Perhaps all this talk about Doumbia & Gomis is just a smokescreen to deflect interest from the mega bid we are going to put in for Berahino on Sunday/Monday.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Hard paper sound.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #11

    *round*

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  • JackButler

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #12

    I don’t get what’s happening with Berahino, as West Brom are refusing to sell a p,Ayer they are not using themselves who,e being offered massive money for the lad.mits a dangerous game as he only has 18 months on his contract and his value will fall by the day.

    I know he played today but they have a lad who doesn’t want to be there and a lad they are not getting anything out of themselves

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #13

    This is doing my swede in, which pissing forward are we actually after, i bet after all this nothing will happen on Monday.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Good player but really feel he is not suited to this league. If he comes I really hope I’m wrong. If we’re gambling on an African striker I would have went for oumar niasse if I’m honest. Quite similar to doumbia actually but offers a great work ethic akin to Suarez.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #15

    If we get Doumbia we would potentially have a rapid front 4 of Townsend , Doumbia , Sissoko and Wijnaldum with Shelvey able to find them with balls over the top teams will not be able to play a high line against us which should give us space to play our football !!

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Jack. Word of warning – when have we ever been able to rely on the French? Having said that my preference is definitely Doumbia and/or Berahino but I’m sure a loan deal for Doumbia with 1st option to buy in Summer will be attractive to our man with the cash. Just hope he is better than the lad we took from Shaktar who never played but also had European pedigree.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #17

    I would love berahino to sign, I’m a big fan of his.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #18

    RA – Looks like he’s off to the Toffeemen!
    Everton are poised to sign the striker Oumar Niasse from Lokomotiv Moscow after having an offer of £13.5m accepted by the Russian club.

    Niasse is currently in the north-west of England and he and Everton will now attempt to agree personal terms.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #19

    West Lancs

    The French sports press are a bit more reliable than their British counterparts and they are reporting as Marseille were in for him but look to have lost out

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  • geordie157

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #20

    I don’t really want Gomis, seems a strange signing to make. Doumbia makes more sense but we still need a left back too.

    Decent window so far for us, just hope they don’t mess up in the next few days!

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  • expatmag

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Belfast

    Your fingers just as bug as your mouth…….ooopps……lol

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  • expatmag

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Big……lol

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  • banjax

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Don’t understand the reason West Brom won’t sell Berahino to Newcastle is because we are in similar positions in the table is a stupid reason. Just imagine what Pulis could do and buy with the £20m for Berahino. Jeremy Peace is doing his club and his manager no favours by denying such a windfall to West Broms own ambitions !

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #24

    West lancs

    Oh I’ve missed that then. I’m actually gutted that Everton are getting him, I don’t like Everton and now they’re getting someone who I feel is a good player made for this league.

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  • expatmag

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Banjax

    Would you sell Wijnaldum to Swansea this window?

    Guess not

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #26

    I can’t understand why Charnley’s and Carr’s choice of manager is not a major draw for these transfer targets.

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  • Jib

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #27

    (Jib // Jan 28, 2016 at 6:15 PM
    90
    Seydou Doumbia
    Roma striker
    Swansea and Sunderland have been linked in the past.
    There is something going on between NUFC Marseilles and Roma involving the above and Thauvin.
    SD was going to Turkey from Roma but thats on hold .
    He’s 28 but he knows where the goal is !!!!)

    Posted this 2 days ago !
    Strange the transfer confirmed hours after Thauvin lands in Marseilles,

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Hope you are right Jack but suffered so many disappoints at this time over the years I never accept anything till it’s sign, sealed & delivered.
    Get him signed tomorrow together with a suitable left back & then I won’t mind watching David Craig stand outside SJP all Monday night in the pouring rain waiting for more NUFC signings. Just hope by then he will be reporting on further departures : Marvaux, Obertan Riviere & possibly Gouffran

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #29

    RA The worst scenario is he could be playing AGAINST us next match
    Banjax -WBA may just sell & take a chance that they are safe just like we did with Carroll when we sold for £35M to Liverpool

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  • JackButler

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #30

    West Lanc

    Fingers crossed mate and you are right we need a massive clear out as we are carrying way to many p,ayers that are no where near good enough. We now have around 25 millions worth on loan back in France and god knows how much being paid out to players who are a million miles away from being good enough.

    Hope said Craig gets soaked to the skin

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  • Belfast

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Expat my phone likes to put words in my mouth and sometimes I don’t notice.

    So yer not right. 🙂

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  • expatmag

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Belfast

    Aahhh bollox…….thought I had you sucked in there. Been having trouble getting a reaction from the Hylton Castle kid (Mr.Tuff) recently so I had to pick on someone else……..lol

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  • lesh

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #33

    The last few days oc the window have witnessed a master class in panic from Charnley.

    He’s ballsed the window up with the assistance of Carr, got the squad’s priorities all wrong and is now running around like a scalded cat trying to put things right.

    Uc the useless clown had taken less notice of Carr and listened to McClaren’s (I’m sure he’ll have voiced his opinions on the then squad), we might have bought the players we need in the right order and between summer and now, we might have had more points in the board.

    I really do hope that Ashley’s realised that there’s more millions to be gained for the Club by being successful in the Prem rather than making a few quid speculating on the profitable players.

    We can but hope.

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  • Premiership Manager

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #34

    He’ll be a good signing as he gives multiple options. Gomis shouldn’t even be considered he’s simply not good enough, lacks mobility and pace and would be a waste of money.

    Although Mitro is yet to prove himself everything is there but confidence. My worry is Perez, he’s one of the best players on our books, has bags of potential yet he will have to sit it out.

    I’d have rather seen Mirto dropped, Wijnaldum play as CF with Perez in the hole being fed by Townsend, Sissoko and Shelvey with Colback protecting the back four.

    Saviet isn’t good enough and will need several months to get up to speed with the EPL and Shelvey needs to sort out his consistency and work rate. He’s a superb passer but the Swansey fans were over the moon to get 12M for him as he thought he was too good for the bench and wouldn’t work 90 minutes for the team often walking if the ball wasn’t at his feet just like the last match.

    Hopefully we can get Doumbia over the line tomorrow and then get a LB in.

    Personally the one player I would want would be Cahill. He be a good captain shore up the defense and be a natural replacement for Colo. he’s cost us but he would be worth the money

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  • toon kk

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #35

    West brom are going through a window like we have many times with MA and the Pardew era,
    As Pards used to say “it’s a successful transfer window if you can hold on to your best player’s”
    So there fans will be hoping Berahino doesn’t leave.
    Will he come here? I doubt it.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Belfast – By Jove you’ve got it!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #37

    This window is looking like another dis- ars- ter darlings.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #38

    Shades of Andros Towsend :

    Saido Berahino has hired himself a personal trainer to get fit for any last-minute winter transfer window move, writes Neil Moxley in the Sunday People.

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #39

    I hope we sign Berahino or I’ve lost a fiver lol

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 30, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #40

    West

    There was a feature on Soccer Saturday showing a private one on one striker coaching session Berihinio was doing.
    Think it was at St George’s park, off his own back. I was quite impressed.
    Can’t rember the name of the coach though.

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