Newcastle Make Contact With Villareal For Their 26 Year-Old Striker


There’s news today in the Sun that Rafa Benitez is interested in Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu who was born in a suburb of Paris, France but has represented DR Congo 13 times with 5 goals.

Newcastle are at the moment attempting to bring in 19 year-old striker Tammy Abraham from Chelsea on loan, but even if that is successful it seems Rafa wants a second striker brought in.

Our records show we were interested in signing this player three years ago when he was still at Sochaux and at that time he was available for around £3M.



But then the next year he signed for Villareal on a five year contract, so he still has a good three years left on his deal with the Yellow Submarine.

While at Sochaux for four season he scored 21 goals in 107 total appearances.

The news is that Rafa has contacted his former club over the striker’s availability, but they are reported to want a  massive £15M for the player who represented France at U18 through U20 level.

That’s one of the problems Newcastle seem to be facing this summer, the fees wanted for players are way over the top.

And that’s especially true if you are a Premier League club when other clubs know the English clubs are getting massive TV rights payments from the league every May.

It makes it that much more difficult to get some good deals this summer for the Magpies.

While at Villareal over the past two seasons, Bakambu has scored 34 goals in 81 total appearances so he’s a decent enough striker.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jun 11, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Corkypants

    Ings has suffered both cruciate and cartilage damage to both knees. Even the London specialist has said he won’t be the same player again.
    So how would he be a fantastic signing ??

    A certain Mr Shearer often quoted that he lost that turn of speed due to the injury

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Would sooner take Carrol back with his injury record than take a chance on Ings.
    And there I see the operative word “Chance”
    Something we can ill afford going back into our first Pl campaign

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  • hibbit

    Jun 11, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #3

    and another one to add to the list !!!!

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  • catchy in norway

    Jun 11, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #4

    what a load of garbage.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 11, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #5

    what the press don’t know they make up total bollocks
    these stories aren’t coming from the club

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  • Colombus

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #6

    First of all, Bakambu is absolutely brilliant. Last year he was one of the best strikers in La Liga. I would actually describe him as a more athletic Lukaku. He has a great physique, high work rate, speed and might just be the perfect striker for Rafas system. 15 mill is by all means a good price in todays market. If possible, GET IN!

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  • toontaff2

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Someone mentioning Doumbia………..29 going on 59…………. :lo:

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  • toontaff2

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #8

    😆 even

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  • nightfa11

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #9

    Doumbia link in bs.. Rafa had him here.. Never used him.. Nuff said:)

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  • caltreas

    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #10

    If it is true that we’re after two strikers then surely that means Armstrong is going on loan once again. I wonder if he’ll ever be given a proper chance… like many of our youngsters

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