Report – Newcastle Make Club Record £35M Bid To Sign Bas Dost


There’s news coming out of Portugal today that Newcastle United have made a club record £35M bid for Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost, who has been a long term target for Newcastle.

The 28-year-old striker has been in terrific goalscoring form in his first season at Sporting and scored a whopping 36 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions for the Lisbon club.

The report is in the Jornal de Notícias and the bid was lodged a few days ago, according to the report.

28 year-old Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost

£35M is more than double the £17M club record fee we paid to Real Madrid for Michael Owen back in August of 2005.

Dost could be great in the Premier League and his 6ft 5ins frame makes him a great header of the ball but he’s good with his feet too and a physical player.

So Bas Dost could offer Newcastle an attacking threat from free kicks and corners and he could score the goals, but he could also knock the ball down to other strikers who can put the ball in the net like Dwight Gayle.

Bas Dost was a striker target of Newcastle a couple of years ago when he was still at Wolfsburg and the news at that time is that we bid £9M for him but for whatever reason he did not join Newcastle.

While at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga for four seasons from 2012 and he scored 48 goals in 117 games so he can certainly score the goals.

In his career so far the 28 year-old has scored a whopping 161 goals in a total of 321 first team matches.

Last year he joined Sporting Lisbon for just €10M (£8.7M) and the Portuguese club then put a huge buyout clause of €60M into his contract – which we assume nobody will be willing to pay.

But if this news is accurate it shows Newcastle are indeed willing to pay out big bucks for good players and may even explain why we didn’t want to pay the full £8.7M up front for recent signing Florian Lejeune from Eibar.

What do you think?

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237 comments so far

  • martoon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #1

    I’d love it if it was true but I really don’t think so!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #2

    This is quite clearly a load of old bat sods.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Jazzy,
    Get ya self in the Gallowgate mate. You know you want too 😛
    Get out ya comfort zone mate. It’s not that bad honestly lol

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Bullish!t detector has gone off the scale with this one. :poo:

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Not sure what good old Tod Bass would give us anyway. Sounds a bit fishy.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Shirebrook

    Only reason I’m looking is because the banter and singing has died a death , Even tho we have great views from our seats.
    A lot of the older hardcore generation have disappeared, to be replaced different faces every home game.
    I’ll see what’s available when member tickets come available

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Old news move on

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Jazzy,
    If you get Gallowgate you can buy me s pint then 😀

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Shirebrook

    No worries pal

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  • Spoof

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Just imagine Mikey’s reaction when he realizes that we have been quoted £35m for someone he could have got himself for £10m just two years ago, he’d neck another half dozen of those three grand a bottle wines to drown his sorrows, tell you what, I really like this story, I am finding it highly amusing………………………….. heh heh heh

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  • giimps

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #11

    Martin,
    Sweep the sheds is a mindset that the all blacks use to keep them humble, apparently after every away game anywhere in the world they sweep the place out to show they don’t think they’re too high and important…….it was explained on a different article yesterday when the letter was originally released, Cant remember which one though

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #12

    I would love us to get this guy. I really think he would be a massive hit in the EPL. I am surprised no other team in the Prem hasn’t already snatched him. His giant frame and clinical finishing would cause havoc in the league and is a massive upgrade on Mitrovic.

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  • giimps

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Sorry, should have said Martoon not Martin ,bloody spielchooker

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  • Spoof

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #14

    JP

    The problem is that, as we all know, Rafa prefers the quicker more mobile striker, he likes pace and movement, Bas Dost is as far from what Rafa likes as you can possibly get.

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  • martoon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #15

    giimps @11 – I thought it was some kind of clever pun on his name – Cheers I understand now.

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  • martoon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #16

    Just spotted this:

    Soccer Sauce? @soccer_sauce · 11h11 hours ago
    Hearing that Norwich City have made a move for Daryl Murphy this evening. Newcastle looking for £3m #NUFC #NCFC

    I could believe this as Norwich is close to Ipswich and he could well, still have a house their.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #17

    Rooney and Giroud to Everton by the end of the week.
    Jees there gonna have a pretty tasty team come the beginning of the Pl

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  • martoon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #18

    *there!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #19

    Chelsea want to loan Kurt Zouma out for the 2017/18 campaign; the player wants to remain in London – the situation Is there remains strong interest from PL teams across the country

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  • lesh

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #20

    If and it’s a big if, this report’s true, we bid for Bas Dost a few days ago, what’s Charnley been doing in the meantime? Could he be giving other clubs the chance to sign him!

    And, Shirebrook, it’s obvious that the Club’s been waiting for your ST payment to clear before buying players!

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  • Spoof

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #21

    I would keep Murphy, he wouldn’t feature much but having an alternative type of striker to the quick and mobile is essential, would Murphy be happy to be a PL bit part player, I think he would, would Mitro be happy to be a bit part player again, I doubt it, Mitro would generate more cash from selling which could be utilised elsewhere and the difference on impact between the two of them is minimal.

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  • mactoon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #22

    So we didn’t want to pay £8.7 million up front for Lejeune but were willing to pay £35 million for a player who cost £8.7 million last season?

    Erm….

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  • Spoof

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #23

    jazzyp

    Rooney and Giroud in probably means Lukaku and Barkley out, I think Everton have been short changed their, but with their other signings yes I agree, they do seem to be building a decent squad.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #24

    Lesh,
    Could be onto something there mate. I did state I wanted payment to be taken on the 1st of the month and low and behold. Lejeune walks through the door on the Monday when payments cleared. Being the 1st working day and all 😀

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  • RonVanDam

    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #25

    Who brew this crap up? 35m for a player who was available for 15m 2years ago and we couldn’t increase our bid by 3m.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #26

    Think the papers must have missed the decimal in that figure. Should read 3.5 mil lol

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  • RonVanDam

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #27

    One player we should look at getting is Joel Campbell at Arsenal who is in the final year of his contract. Will be a good improvement on the RW

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  • giimps

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #28

    It’s a pity we didn’t still have Keegan teaching geography, we could get Zouma on loan since we’re close to London ……it worked on Rob Lee apparently

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  • lesh

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #29

    Shirebrook

    So now you’ll appreciate the financial clout ST holders have. Five more new applicants and that’s Bas Dost through the door!

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  • kc2012

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #30

    £35m for Bas Dost haha highly doubtful plus we could probably sign both Giroud and Chicarito ourselves as a pair for that price and I’d take either one of them over him.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #31

    Spoof

    Don’t forget Keane and Pickford and Ramires to boot, And I don’t think there done yet.
    First season we have to consolidate, But it’s gonna take a long time for us to recover from the relegation we suffered the season before.
    One season in the fizzy pop I think has set us back maybe 2-3 year and is going to take a humungas effort from Rafa to just get us back into the top 10

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  • Salmon T

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #32

    Didn’t realize that Lejuene fella is huge ha ha.Never saw him play but looks a beast.Definetly will add sthg different.

    Springy – cheers again for the craic.
    Tried Ghostery couple of times.Has it’s own ad blocker and was reliable but since the blog format got changed, the loading speed became slow considerably.So had to Change, recently to Apus browser.And it’s better but that annoying ads started to pop up.Will try those ad blocker recommendations and hopefully that will fix it mate.Cheers again.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #33

    Lesh,
    Aye. So it’s our fault for lack of signings not Mikey ❗

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #34

    Jazzy
    I think 3-4 years for we’re going for top 6-8. That’s with Rafa here of course!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #35

    Newcastle United have launched an official singing section at St. James’ Park ahead of the 2017/18 Premier League season.
    The section will be located in the upper tier of the Gallowgate End following consultation between the club and supporter groups Wor Hyem 1892 and Gallowgate Flags.
    With space limited across most areas of the ground, available space was identified in block V of the Gallowgate during a stadium visit by both groups and the process of moving their respective members has commenced.
    Wor Hyem 1892’s Mac McEvoy said: “We are massively excited about the return of a singing section at St. James’ Park.
    “WE ARE MASSIVELY EXCITED ABOUT THE RETURN OF A SINGING SECTION AT ST. JAMES’ PARK… WE CAN’T WAIT TO BE BACK IN AUGUST.”
    WOR HYEM 1892
    “Our fans are known for their vocal support and alongside Gallowgate Flags, we wanted to create an area for likeminded fans to really kick-start a positive atmosphere across the stadium.
    “We’d like to thank the club, who have been very receptive to the idea, and everyone involved with Gallowgate Flags. We can’t wait to be back in August.”
    Gallowgate Flags’ co-founder Alex Hurst said: “Everyone at Gallowgate Flags is delighted that we’ve created a singing section inside St. James’ Park alongside Wor Hyem 1892.
    “Over the last season we have worked with the club to foster a positive visual displays for home games and now that likeminded supporters can be grouped together, the atmosphere will only get better.”
    How to move to the singing section
    All supporters wishing to move into the section alongside likeminded fans are now able to do so by emailing their name and supporter number to boxoffice@nufc.co.uk, using the subject line ‘Singing section’.
    Supporters wishing to be relocated alongside friends and family are asked to include all relevant supporter numbers in a single email using ‘Singing section’ in the subject line.
    The club will endeavour to move all fans requesting the move at no charge and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #36

    spoof

    don’t see it as a problem, many of us would prefer a quick, mobile, skilful striker. very few teams use battering rams these days. you bring your crouchs, mitros and carrolls on for the last 20 mins if all else has failed

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #37

    Are you in there Shirebrook
    Remember to mime the songs mate..I’ve heard ya singing lol

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  • Spoof

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #38

    jazzyp

    Totally agree, as I said they are building a half decent squad, and unless Rafa gets a bit more backing it could be a long hard season for us, as it stands at present I hope their are three teams worse than us, but I’m not convinced that their is, we really do Ned to get our fingers out.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #39

    Great news lads the singing section is back!

    https://www.nufc.co.uk/news/latest-news/singing-section

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #40

    Shirebrook

    That’s going to take massive investment mate.
    Do you see Ashley smashing our transfer fee and wage structure

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