£10M For This Player This Summer Could Be A Good Deal

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There’s news from Sky Italia today that the loan fee Newcastle are paying for 28 year-old Seydou Doumbia is £500K and there’s an option to buy the Ivory Coast International and the figure  for that in the loan contract is said to be a cool £10M.

Seydou is a bit old for a player Newcastle would want to sign in the summer, but we suppose the good news is that he only turned 28 on December 31st, so he still has a decent four years at least left in football at the top level.

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Seydou Doumbia – 28 year-old natural goalscorer

Yes – that’s a lot of money – however – it could turn out to be a decent deal for Newcastle if Seydou scores some goals for us this season and helps save our Premier League status.

Roma paid €14.4M for him a year ago and that’s about £10.9M with today’s exchange rate – so it seems a reasonable enough fee from Roma.

He comes across as quite a character since he signed for Newcastle and of course said all the right things – and he just has to start scoring some goals and the fans will love him.

They love anybody who can score goals for us – especially this season and in tin our time when we need – when we have only 25 goals in 23 league games – the 3rd worst in the Premier league – even Sunderland have scored 3 more goals than that.

That’s how bad it is.

🙂

Since he joined BSC Young Boys in Switzerland in July, 2009 from Japanese club Tokushima Vortis,  he has played for the Swiss club, CSKA Moscow and Roma a total of 243 times and scored 155 goals with 63 assists.

So that’s a good record and you don’t score that many goals in any league if you are not a natural goalscorer.

If Seydou can get anywhere near that record in the remaining league games for Newcastle he could be a steal in the summer.

Don’t forget the transfer fees will start to rocket up this summer because of the new £5.1B Premier League TV rights deal – so £10M may look like chicken-feed in the summer.

We saw some of that in January – mainly from Newcastle – who were willing to pay a massive £24M for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

It’s really up to Seydou to prove he can score goals in the Premier League for Newcastle – and he will certainly be motivated to do just that.

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