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Newcastle Reported After Irish International Striker

8:40 am, Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 25 Comments

The Sun is reporting that Newcastle want to sign Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick, who has played 4 times for Ireland.

Rafa Benitez is keen on getting somebody in who is used to playing in the Championship and the 6ft 1ins striker has spent the last 8 seasons playing in the Championship with the last three and a half seasons being with Ipswich Town.

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David McGoldrick – 28 year-old Ipswich striker

He was on loan at Ipswich from January, 2013 before making the deal permanent that summer, when he moved from Nottingham Forest.

In the game on Friday night at Fulham, Newcastle lacked penetration up front and maybe this player can offer some height and strength in the final third.

Newcastle currently have Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez, Dwight Gayle and Adam Armstrong who we can use as strikers, but only Aleksandar is a big powerful striker and he is suspended for the next three games.

McGoldrick was born in Nottingham, and came through the Notts County youth squad and made his senior debut in January 2004, in a Second Division game with Swindon Town.

He moved to Southampton in 2004 and stayed there for five years mainly playing out on loan until he joined Nottingham Forest back in 2009, where he stayed for four years before finally joining Ipswich Town in 2013.

He is not a prolific scorer and in 105 games for Ipswich he has scored 32 goals with 16 assists, but last season he scored only 5 goals in 27 appearances for Ipswich.

The Sun is reporting he would cost Newcastle around £6M, and if this report is true then Rafa Benitez must see that this player can help Newcastle in the coming season.

David made his debut for Ireland in a 4–1 win over the United States in November 2014, after he had turned down the opportunity to play for Scotland at International level.

He represents Ireland because one of his grandmothers is Irish.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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




25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 9, 2016 at 8:51 AM

    Strange one, this. At 28 he should be at his best, but 5 goals in 27 is worrying. It is in the sun so it has a high chance of being b0ll0cks

  • 2 Blofal // Aug 9, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    We need a holding striker to bring our more attacking mids like Perez and Aarons into the game. Gayle also needs to play along side someone who can hold the ball up and Armstrong I can see being used more as an attacking mid than an out and out striker.

    Mitrovic is very good at holding the ball up but will need some competition. To be honest I know nothing of this lad in the article.

  • 3 Vask // Aug 9, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Exciting times abounded!

  • 4 Average_Contents // Aug 9, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Er…..no thanks.

    That bastion of newsprint, the beacon of journalism that is the sun.

    Say no more.

  • 5 BandB // Aug 9, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Jail,

    It’s possible that one or two stances on Rafa may be shaped by a perverse sense of wanting to put the boot on the other foot because they perceive this is how Pardew was treated and they are making a point.
    But is is also possible that they genuinely think he has feet of clay.
    The most egregious accusation made against you was that your stance on Ashley was designed to up your profile.
    After your experiences, I never thought to see you telling other people what is off limits for debate.

    Eight seasons in the Championship for McGoldrick eh? Presumably then he chose to stay in the Championship after firing several teams to promotion?

  • 6 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 9, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    Accross his entire club career, he has played 326 times and scored 82 goals. It’s approx. 1 in 4.

  • 7 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    Not exactly stellar, in other words

  • 8 OneAlanShearer // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Did I read correctly that Che Adams went to Birmingham yesterday? Wasn’t he an alleged target of ours? I’m waiting to be inspired by a new winger and striker. Galloway I like a lot shame it’s not permenant but I’m hoping loan with a view to doing so.

  • 9 Average_Contents // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    Ibiza – from last night.

    The household is all good thanks mate.

    All systems go at the moment gearing up for the holiday on Thursday.

    Hectic to say the least.

    I’ve had to tie a rope round the wife’s legs because she flaps like fcuk and kept taking off 😉

    The lad keeps mentioning Snowden and when we’re gonna climb it next.

    Daddy’s busy in work mate lol

    Forget the last sentence last night, I was tired 🙂

  • 10 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    He’s better than Shola, who has a career average of 1 in 5. 430 games, 84 goals.

  • 11 Average_Contents // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    Mark

    To be fair to mcgoldteeth, that’s not very hard nor much of a standard to aspire too.

    In out, in out, shake it all about, you do the ameobi then he just fell down.

    His career in a nutshell.

  • 12 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    YCMIU,
    But Shola was playing at a higher level most of his career, and has a better strike rate in the Championship than McGoldrick by some distance. In fact, last season whilst McGoldrick managed just 4 in 24, Shola managed 2 in 8 for a Bolton side in complete turmoil….

  • 13 BandB // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Ibizatoon,

    Hectic to say the least, but a bit tied up.

    I will catch you soon.

  • 14 Ibizatoon // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Morning AC and BandB…Hope you both have a fun filled day….no doubt I will.

    On that note, to the laundry I go (Yep, living the life in Ibiza…)

  • 15 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    McGoldrick would be thoroughly underwhelming.

  • 16 widowmagandapoke // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Truth is we haven’t yet made a really exciting signing – never mind a striker. Andy Carol would excite and surely not impossible with the money we are reputedly destined to get for Sissoko.

  • 17 DubaiMicky // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    £6 million? Has the world gone mad?

  • 18 JP...from The Rock // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Oh God please no. What an unispiring goals to games ratio. I doubt this is true as I don’t see the logic. Surely Rafa is smarter than this.

  • 19 Jib // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Cough cough
    Do keep up everybody

    Jib // Aug 5, 2016 at 8:06 AM

    The Toon are supposedly interested in Ipswich’s 28 year old striker David McGoldrick.
    He’s very much in the Mitro mould a 6’1? bishbosh handful.

  • 20 Jib // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    I think some lazy Sun journo (is there any other kind ?) has been trawling thru’ Ed’s old blogs looking for inspiration.

  • 21 jimmygscot // Aug 9, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    The season has started and Necastle still need LB, a playmaker and a striker ( sorry i mean a decent striker ) wether the centre backs signed are any good only time will tell. Me thinks may be OK for the Championship but nowhere decent enough for the Premiership.
    All this talk about Dummett being a centre back, has anyone seen him play at centre back because i haven,t.

  • 22 Lindisfarne // Aug 9, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Where’s Sammi?!

  • 23 geordiesteve520 // Aug 9, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    watched this lad a few times when he was at Forest and he’s bloody awful!!!

  • 24 Munster Mag // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    Jesus wept

  • 25 mactoon // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    We need a prolific striker, this isn’t him




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