Newcastle Go All Out To Sign 25 Year-Old Striker


The reports today are that Newcastle are very busy trying to sign Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar, who spent last season on loan at Besiktas in Turkey.

There’s a report out today in the Star that Newcastle are very close to signing the 25 year-old Cameroon international in what seems like a reasonable £9M deal.

Aboubakar spent last season on loan at Besiktas and the Turkish League Champions are very keen to keep him at the club.



So there will be competition for the Magpies from Besiktas, with club official Metin Albayrak having said they have entered into formal talks with Porto over the sale of the striker.

This is what Albayrak has said in Turkish-Football today:

“We want Aboubakar and have entered talks, there are lots of rumours but our negotiations are continuing.”

It’s not surprising the famous Istanbul club want Aboubakar to stay after he helped them win the Turkish League last season with 19 goals in 38 total games for the club on loan.

But the news we heard yesterday was that Besiktas cannot compete with Newcastle’s financial muscle for both the fee or his compensation, but they can offer the player Champions League group stage football for next season.

Newcastle are said to be in advanced talks with the player’s reps so let’s hope we can do the deal, especially since Tammy Abraham has decided to join Swansea on loan.

It would be a great time to sign him and soften any blow that Abraham doesn’t want to come to the Tyneside club.

Vincent signed for Valenciennes in Ligue 2 in 2010 from Cameroon club Coton Sport and he stayed there for three years before moving to Lorient in 2013, before finally moving to Porto one year later.

While at Lorient he scored 17 goals with 8 assists in 36 appearances and while at Porto he’s scored 26 goals in 62 total appearances with 7 assists.

Aboubakar has 57 caps for Cameroon with 17 goals and he was the hero in January when he scored the winning goal in the final against Egypt after 88 minutes as Cameroon win the African Cup of Nations beating Egypt 2-1.

He would be a great signing for us – especially for £9M.

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88 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jun 21, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #1

    9 mill for a top class striker in this day and age seems a bit to good to be true Gents. I will hold my judgement on this one as I nothing about the lad.

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  • martoon

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Re. Abraham – I don’t think there is any blame here it is simply a case of Abraham will know Paul Clement well from his time at Chelsea and so has gone with him. In my opinion he is making a mistake because I think he would have been better off with us or Brighton but maybe money talks as well.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Sounds good but np idea about him

    More sounds like he is going to Turkey though but time will tell

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  • martoon

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #4

    On topic somebody posted a video yesterday and he looked pretty good – however I have to say if he was on loan at Besiktas last season that surely puts them ‘in the driving seat’!

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  • Klatoon

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Its simple, if we really want him we will get him. The fact he did so well there but still hasnt finalised a deal means hes waiting on that call from an EPL club. For reference just look how quick we sorted out Atsu even though he had an average season. Its upto Charnely now.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #6

    All out just so we get a signing people on here where saying there would be a line long wanting to sign for Rafa that fine but most players know how Ashley and co run this club and only time will tell if it’s changed.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    19 out of 38 and a screamer in the final sounds good, though know nothing else about this guy…

    Just read one comment from a Porto fan:

    “Porto actually want him out…he was really bad for us…couldn’t finish anything”.

    Though that means nothing.

    If you’d read some of NUFC fans’ comments re Mitro, you’d conclude he can’t hit a cow’s axx with a banjo, as Ed might say 🙂

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  • toontaff2

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #8

    A buffalo’s behind, surely, Cyprus?

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  • ThirdStripeBlack

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #9

    This is very good business for $9million. If pay $9million just to rewatch the YouTube clips of him again.

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  • Klatoon

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #10

    But hes the kind of striker who will turn games even when hes not scoring. The amount of running and work he puts defenders through would result in bucketloads of chances for Gayle, Ritchie etc

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #11

    cyprus
    Problem with that mate is even Mitros fans will say hes not a finisher

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  • Budge123

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #12

    Championship fixtures released.
    How fantastic that we don’t care!

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  • supermac69

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #13

    A see the inbreds fixtures are oot haha enjoy lads as it’s gonna be a longggg season lol

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  • corkypants

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #14

    Cyprus I don’t know what that Porto fan wants but they will Defo miss him when he’s wearing a toon shirt

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #15

    Out shopping with the missus yesterday I noticed a bloke who obviously was a Spurs supporter.

    The only thing that made it obvious was the simple Cockerel badge on a plain T shirt, nothing else.

    I was wondering how many other clubs have such an instantly defining logo without having to have something like Fun88 or Wonga plastered over the shirt.

    In our case a Magpie could have been something to have on our shirts, a bottle of Broon could have been an alternative.

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  • AncientC

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #16

    “For reference just look how quick we sorted out Atsu even though he had an average season.”

    The only reason the Atsu deal was done so quickly, was that a buy option was inserted into the loan. The club had to buy Atsu sharpish, or the buy option would expire. Don’t try and put it down to Charnley being an efficient operator.

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  • martoon

    Jun 21, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #17

    I couldn’t resist a sneak look at the makem’s fixtures – start off with a Friday night home match against Derby and then 2 away matches at Norwich and Sheffield Wednesday and then at home to Leeds. It’s difficult to see them picking up many points from that start!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #18

    Martoon

    We could perhaps help them out a bit by buying Hughes from derby! 🙂

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  • AncientC

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #19

    Cattermole will be in his element playing in the Championship.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #20

    be honest – totally pissed off with press coverage speculation ‘nearly signed’ ‘90% deal done’ does my pi**a in

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  • martoon

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #21

    AncientC – I think Klatoon was trying to make the point that if a player is on loan with a club and both sides want it then a deal can be done quickly and not extoling the efficiency of Penfold. I think he is implying that the player doesn’t want to stay at Besiktas otherwise a deal would have been done by now!

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  • martoon

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #22

    EGB – that sounds a good plan to me! 😀

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  • ToonHamster

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #23

    Potential team based off transfer rumours that actually seem to have something in them?

    Reina
    Yedlin Lascelles Lejeune Dummett
    Ritchie Shelvey Acquah Atsu
    Aboubakar
    Gayle

    Would Gayle and Aboubakar play like that? I’m not sure…

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  • supermac69

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #24

    Oooh nasty looking opening 6 for the dirty neighbours, could be bottom before August is oot haha

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #25

    If we were to buy 90% of the players we’ve been linked with that would be a hell of a squad!! 😉

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  • andrewsneill

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #26

    I’d be happier with this guy than tammy as any improvements once[/if] he joins will benefit us, not Chelsea. Saying that i’d really like to see a bid from us for Moussa Dembele from Celtic…… 0:)

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  • AncientC

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #27

    Klatoon “Its simple, if we really want him we will get him. The fact he did so well there but still hasnt finalised a deal means hes waiting on that call from an EPL club. For reference just look how quick we sorted out Atsu even though he had an average season. Its upto Charnely now.”

    martoon “I think Klatoon was trying to make the point that if a player is on loan with a club and both sides want it then a deal can be done quickly and not extoling the efficiency of Penfold. I think he is implying that the player doesn’t want to stay at Besiktas otherwise a deal would have been done by now!”

    Eh?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #28

    Anyone care to speculate what our starting line up would be from that hypothetical squad. 🙂

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  • hibbit

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #29

    Essex Geordie Bill
    i read somewhere yesterday since the end of the season we have been linked to 117 players !!!!

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #30

    Morning all. Another day and I’m still upright. Buzzing. Cheers for the good wishes, appreciated.
    I’m sure if we are going all out for this striker, Rafa has had a bloody good look at him – or listened to trusted people who have. It would be typical to sign someone nobody else has even mentioned and he wouldn’t do so without being confident he can crack it over here. Our finances aren’t as good as those already in the PL and at this price it could be the deal of the season. Time will tell.

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  • Blofal

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #31

    The Chronicle has said flat out this is not happening and there is nothing behind these rumours. Would love to have him though.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #32

    Hibbit

    That would mean we’d be buying 105.3 new players!! 🙂

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  • hibbit

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #33

    Essex Geordie Bill

    LoL

    2
  • toontaff2

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #34

    I think constantly cutting and pasting others comments and disagreeing with them is very irritating! 🙄

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  • toontaff2

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #35

    I think constantly cutting and pasting others comments and disagreeing with them is very irritating! 🙄
    Oh no it isn’t! 😮
    Before anyone else does it!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #36

    Don’t suppose that would give Big Mike much change from a £billion! 🙂

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #37

    It would help if the comments were numbered as before!

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  • martoon

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #38

    Blofal – I sometimes wonder if the club deliberately whisper false information into the ears of Lee Ryder ‘et al’ to act as a smoke screen for their real targets!

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #39

    Last season the boot was on the other foot. The mackems were laughing at us and predicting we had no chance with a manager with no Championship experience. Who’s laughing now?
    Looking at their first four fixtures they could quite easily have a shocking start and be bottom with zero points…
    They already reminding each other that they lost the first five the season they won the league – desperation setting in already.
    Looks like derby says might be a thing of the past. I fancy Boro to bounce back tbh, with Monk and Gibson in charge, but never really considered Boro a proper derby. Might have to get used to it though!

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  • AncientC

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #40

    toontaff2, never worry, I am sure the menopause will pass soon.

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