Club Happy To Do Business With Newcastle For 25 Year-Old Striker


The Mirror is reporting that Newcastle are still interested in signing 25 year-old Burnley striker Andre Gray, but that we will face competition from  West Ham, Tottenham, Everton and Zenit St Petersburg, although it is understood that Andre is not keen on playing in Russia.

Andre has only one year left on his contract at the Turf Moor club and if Burnley get offers this summer they will have to decide whether to accept the offer, or risk losing the player for nothing next summer, or for a reduced price in the January transfer window.

Andre Gray – Newcastle interested in 25 year-old striker

Tottenham are reported to be keen on the player, but Andre would probably not get much playing time at the London club where competition for places up front is severe.

The news in the Mirror is that Burnley would be happy to do business with Newcastle for Gray.

That’s because the Magpies are one of the few clubs in the Premier League who pay for their players up front in cool cash –  and that’s a significant advantage for Newcastle in the transfer market.

We can even get better deals because we pay the fee in full up front.

Andre moved to Burnley from Brentford back in 2015 and since he’s been at the Turf Moor club he’s played 77 games and scored 33 goals with 10 assists  – which is not a bad return at all.

While he was at Brentford for two season in the Championship he played 52 games and scored 20 goals with 10 assists.

This season he’s played 35 times for Burnley in total with 10 goals and 2 assists – he’s scored 9 of his goals in the Premier League in 31 appearances..

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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28 comments so far

  • cht2015

    May 21, 2017 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #1

    “Cool Cash”…this phrase is massively overused here. Please stop. It’s been used for years here and it doesnt make any difference.

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  • U.S Magpie

    May 21, 2017 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #2

    I like Gray, right age, fast, scores goals and gets assists. Better than that load of Tosh Barnes.

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  • lesh

    May 21, 2017 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #3

    cht2015

    Whatever

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 21, 2017 at 5:17 AM

    Comment #4

    I don’t think he’s good enough for us – or am I just a deluded Toon fan?

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  • Grafton83

    May 21, 2017 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #5

    Not setting the world on fire but would prove a useful addition I’m sure. With the way prices are through the ceiling we might have to take advantage of expiring contracts in our dealings a bit more often

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  • Mag52

    May 21, 2017 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #6

    ‘Cash is king’. Always was, always will be.

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  • BenArfa the magician

    May 21, 2017 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #7

    So pretty much spend 15/20m on Dwight Gayle the 2nd seems a weird bit of business if true.

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  • jimmysmith

    May 21, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #8

    Not sure how cash in full up front persuades the player to sign though. So surely it can’t help seal the deal that much.

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  • firebug666

    May 21, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #9

    jimmy

    I think the only benefit of paying cash upfront is that the selling club get their dosh right away, and so are more likely to do a deal and maybe reduce the price a bit.

    So I agree, nowt to do with players, contracts, agents fees or image rights……Shhhhh HMRC!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 21, 2017 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #10

    I am all for us getting Gray in. He should be perfect competition for Gayle. Maybe even be a good strike partner on the pitch.

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  • Jib

    May 21, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #11
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  • Wayayman

    May 21, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #12

    He’s a trouble maker though. His attitude is not what you’d want in he dressing room and sounds like a disruptive character. We proved last season how important a united team spirit is.
    I still think that the players we sign will be less obvious and a little left-field from Rafa. Like Atsu. Little and left-field. Ahem.

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 21, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Does GeordieTwo work for the CIA?

    “The report said US intelligence and law enforcement agencies scrambled to stem the damage – setting up an investigation into the crisis code-named Honey Badger”

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  • kc2012

    May 21, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Hi Guys,
    Gray might not be the big name signing we’re all looking for but he is a very good goalscorer and could be a bargain. Been watching him since his non-league days and he’s a real threat. He’s alot better than Mitrovic and the other strikers weve already been linked with anyway.

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  • expatmag

    May 21, 2017 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #15

    To be honest, in the system Rafa plays, it is more important to have pace and creativity in the side ahead of another out and out striker.

    Slend money on Cairney and Mooy ad well as Gray from Leicester and a top class leader of a centre half and we are top 8 material.

    The service provided from the flanks in Gray Ritchie Atsu and Aarons plus the creativity and goals from Cairney Shelvey and Mooy would be more tban adequayw to feed Gayle Mitrovic Perez and Dejong

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  • sibleytoon

    May 21, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #16

    the greed on show truly staggers sometimes. If this is true of course…but i could believe it. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/least-one-premier-league-club-10463561

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  • AncientC

    May 21, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #17

    “Gray might not be the big name signing we’re all looking for but he is a very good goalscorer and could be a bargain. Been watching him since his non-league days and he’s a real threat. He’s alot [sic] better than Mitrovic and the other strikers weve already been linked with anyway.”

    Gray 2016/17: 2160 minutes played – 9 goals & 2 assists.

    Mitrovic 2016/17: 1122 minutes played – 4 goals & 6 assists.

    Very good “goalscorer” as opposed to Mitrovic eh.

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  • WWSBRD

    May 21, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #18

    AncientC
    Theres a reason Gray has played almost double the minutes that Mitro has though. He also plays as a striker

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  • AncientC

    May 21, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #19

    WW, perhaps you missed my point. Read my statement, pay specific attention to the word I used inverted commas around. It will come to you soon…

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  • sibleytoon

    May 21, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #20

    I would still say…if our scouting network was top quality…a signing like Coutinho joining Liverpool shouldnt be out of the question. One of our best summers last year – and i would think Carr was not very involved in the decisions at all – they wouldn’t have been scouting players with the championship in mind. I’d still like to see a number 10 who can create a bit of magic out of nothing. Mooy and Cairney i don’t think have that. just my opinion of course. but i don’t see them getting 10-15 assists. and i can’t see them working with shelvey – we would be too open. unless he pushed shelvey forward perhaps.

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  • AncientC

    May 21, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #21

    Gray doesn’t play as a forward? Who is “he”?

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  • WWSBRD

    May 21, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #22

    AncientC
    Cheerful mood as ever
    Ur point was surely to compare the two and imply Mitro was better, my point is he isnt

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  • AncientC

    May 21, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #23

    Where did I imply Mitrovic was better, WW?

    Please be specific.

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  • WWSBRD

    May 21, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #24

    Yes Gray plays as a striker as the post reads its pretty clear who ‘he’ is

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  • AncientC

    May 21, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #25

    I think you will that the implication was that Gray isn’t much better than Mitrovic as a “goalscorer.” Fairly straightforward.

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  • WWSBRD

    May 21, 2017 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #26

    AncientC
    …ok

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  • kc2012

    May 21, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #27

    AncientC
    Gray 2016/17 – 9 goals in the Premier league playing in a very average Burnley side playing against Chelsea etc
    Mitro 2016/17 – 4 goals in the Championship playing in by far the strongest squad against….Burton Albion etc

    Behave

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  • U.S Magpie

    May 21, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #28

    Gray playing at Burnley 69 App 33 goals score every 2.09 games played. Mitro playing for Newcastle 38 App 15 goals. Score every 2.53 games.
    Gray has a way better scoring % than Mitro, don’t get me wrong Mitro has the talent but when I see him in the line up I hope he has that break out moment and he just does not. And if we are looking at another reason that Gray is the man for us, he scored a hat trick against the red and white shite, just that alone he should be signed and given the key to the city.

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