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Are Newcastle Readying Andy Carroll Like Move For Berahino?

2:51 pm, Sunday, January 31st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

Newcastle should soon – hopefully – be signing 28 year-old Roma and Ivory Coast International striker Seydou Doumbia on loan – and Sky Sports are reporting he is already on Tyneside for his medical.

And the news today is that Newcastle want to sign another striker before the window closes tomorrow night at 11:00 pm, with the two choices seeming to be West Brom striker Saido Berahino and Swansea striker Bafe Gomis – a former target of ours when he was still at Lyon back in 2013.


Saido Berahino in action against Peterborough yesterday

The only way West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace will sell is if a sizable bid comes in tomorrow for his 22 year-old striker.

It seems Newcastle will have to pay out £7M and around £60K/week for Bafe Gomis and he is not a strategic signing for us with him already being 30.

The news is that he wants a three and a half year deal and Newcastle have offered a deal one year less than that.

Rather than do that why wouldn’t we go in tomorrow with a very good bid for Saido and try to get that deal done – which is a strategic one for Newcastle?

The Sunday Express are reporting today Newcastle are readying a bid of over £20M for the England U21 International  and they are reporting it’s an even bet whether the deal is accepted.

It could be similar to the way Liverpool came in for Andy Carroll five years ago, but ended up paying £35M for the Gateshead lad, after their initial bid of £25M was turned down along with other interim bids before the got to £35M.

We don’t want to overpay for the player of course, like Liverpool famously did for Carroll and if Newcastle’s bid is not accepted – and they will already have decided how high they will go for Berahino – then it looks like we will do a £7M deal for Bafe Gomis.

But it looks like Newcastle will give it their best shot for Berahino before going after Gomis.

So the plan is to get one more striker in tomorrow – and we hope Newcastle can somehow get another Englishman through the door – and if they can do that it would be a huge coup for Newcastle United.

It’s something we really need right now.

Comments welcome.

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

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Let’s all join hands and prey together that old man Carr doesn’t get his way and we never, ever see Go-miss performing that pathetic celebration in our shirt

  • 2 jazzyp // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    BREAKING: Seydou Doumbia has passed his medical at #NUFC and the deal is now done, according to Foot Mercato.

    Has any one actually seen him in the country yet ??
    Usually there is pictures circulating the net, But there is nothing !

  • 3 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Hopefully not. If Doumbia is secure and £20-25m is still available, it’d be better spent on a top draw LB or CB, or a good quality one of each.

  • 4 Mister Tuff // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    tequilaeagle – like I say my post was designed to draw out the poisonous arses and it’s just worked again. What a plonka.

  • 5 Jib // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Lucas Orban with Zabaleta and Aguero in USA with the Argentina team last March

  • 6 Macas // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Bit of a risk with Doumbia, might not adapt to the league at all. Would love us to get Berahino as well

  • 7 JackButler // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Breaking news on Sky NUFC bid 21 million for Berahino

  • 8 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Newcastle bid £21 MIL FOR BERAHINO

  • 9 TomaKaThor // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Why not use the 7 million for Gomis who is nothing but an expensive stop gap… and put that on top of the 20 million we reportedly offering for Saido? Especially seen as if we reported we would try to get him in the summer if we miss out now? I wouldn’t even be that thrilled if Gomis was coming on a free.

  • 10 JackButler // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    21 million cash bid

  • 11 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:06 PM


  • 12 manxpie // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    21 mill bid in for berahino!

  • 13 TomaKaThor // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    If Berahino was Welsh we wouldn’t be paying over 10 million for him…. if wba don’t accept 21million for somebody they are not even using then its pure stubbornness on the chairmans part, probably would prefer to see him rot after he said he refused to play again.

  • 14 firebug666 // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Keith Downie ?@SkySports_Keith 19s20 seconds ago
    BREAKING: we understand Newcastle have made a £21m bid for WBA’s Saido Berahino.

  • 15 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    JB snap lol

  • 16 jazzyp // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:07 PM


    We’re living the dream my friend . Berahino…Doumbia..Mitrovic…Wijdaldum…Shelvey………..Townsend…Mbemba….Saivet all in one season “WOW”

  • 17 Slank // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Jack @ 7

    It will be interesting to see how this pans out as Berahino doesn’t want to come to Newcastle and WBA don’t want to sell but at the end of the day money talks and that appears to be the only thing going for Newcastle.

  • 18 shaun83 // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Other strikers much bigger risk, berahino has the quality and, I won’t use the word guarantee, but most likely to get the goals we need to stay up.

  • 19 SUTTY1978 // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Looks like the talk of £50m per window is the budget then. 29m spent, 21 bid for Bera, job done. Any others will be loans in that case then.

  • 20 Slank // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:09 PM


    Looks like it could be the most expensive team ever constructed to be relegated.

  • 21 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Watch Spurs come in with £30M Bid

  • 22 JackButler // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:09 PM


    With who we could field for the rest of the season, things look exciting to say the least


    How do you know he doesn’t want to come?

  • 23 firebug666 // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    The True Geordie ?@TrueGeordieNUFC 33s34 seconds ago
    Mike Ashley’s wife must be finally pulling her weight. He’s in fine fettle lately!

  • 24 SUTTY1978 // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Slank @ 21 -how true!

  • 25 Ron Knee // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:11 PM


    We never do things by halves!

  • 26 shaun83 // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    I was annoyed at selling Carroll, not because $35m wasn’t enough but because it was on the last day of the window, even if we wanted to spend the money we couldn’t! Similar issue with WBA, what’s the point in selling now unless they think value is going to drop over next six months, looks to be enough interest for that not to be the case. Hope I’m wrong though 🙂

  • 27 West Lancs Geordie // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Need now to tweek 25 Man registered squad to make way for Saviet,Jonjo, Doumbia ,New LB and poss Berahino or a.n.other CF
    Of present squad Williamson gone to Wolves,Thauvin on his way out to Marseille & Tiote to China????, Bigiriama on loan to Coventry & Good long term injured would have to be taken off list unless we get rid of one from Marvaux, Riviere,Obertan. It’s tight without departures

  • 28 tequilamag // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Mister Tuff I would tell you to KMA but you might take the suggestion literally

  • 29 Valid point // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Please please please accept!

  • 30 Rotonda heights // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:39 PM


    carroll was playing regularly, berahino isn’t

  • 31 lochinvar // Jan 31, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Now Stoke have gazumped our bid for Berahino ? Is that true ?
    Or is that a Midlands conspiracy to drive the price up ?
    If deadline is tomorrow he needs to be here tonight – are the helicopter and Play station or X Box on standby by ?

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