Breaking News – Rafa Linked With New 24-Year-Old Striker Target

Newcastle United have today been linked with a new striker – Olarenwaju Kayode – and it’s come right out of the blue via a report in Score Nigeria.

The report is that Newcastle could sign the 24-year-old twice capped Nigerian International who currently plays for FK Austria Wien, who is based in Vienna and playing in the Austrian Bundesliga.

The report goes further and suggests it could be only a matter of days before Newcastle sign the 5ft 8ins tall forward.

Kayode joined Austria Wien from Israeli club Maccabi Netanya two years ago, and since then he has appeared 85 times for the Austrian club and scored 37 goals and created 18 assists.

24 year-old Nigerian striker Olarenwaju Kayode

And last season he won the Golden Boot in Austria by scoring 17 goals and Rafa is said to be keen to sign the young striker.

While at Maccabi Netanya he appeared 37 times and scored 13 goals with 11 assists.

Kayode should have little problem in obtaining a work permit to play in England, and it would be excellent if we can sign this player in addition to our top target – 28-year-old striker Lucas Perez of Arsenal.

Signing two goalscorers before the end of the month would give a huge lift to Newcastle fans everywhere.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

292 comments so far

  • north east lincs toon

    Aug 11, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #1

    semi detached house blown up in sunlun that place really is falling apart, nobody hurt he ,he

  • lochinvar

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #2

    NELtoon – not so quick my friend, heard on the radio someone admitted to the RVI…. Lets just focus on the football

    according to the Mirror Newcastle and West Ham are locked in a battle to sign Brentford’s Spanish midfielder Jota, 26 – isn’t he to old ?

  • lochinvar

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has submitted a transfer request, hours after the Premier League club released a statement saying he is not for sale.

    quick – put an offer in for him, that’ll get them going !

  • KingOfSolesShoes

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Toonces & Hibbit – On previous, you are both right, but our wage struture does not to change.

    It hasn’t changed in years, and with all the extra money in football since it last did.. we need to catch up.

    I think the applecart wage wise should already be upset, if it was ever going to be.. and it doesn’t seem to be.

    Isn’t Colback on twice what Lascelles is on?

    Saviet on almost 4 times what Rolando is on..

    Mitro 2nd highest wage at the club

    I just think a player of Sandro’s ability, experience, and still young age (so in Ashley’s eyes potential resale..) he’s easily worth 20 million in today’s market, and that’s being conservative.

    When the wages are offset against the value of that release clause, and the fact he could easily be a 40 million pound player in a couple of years..

    We were never going to compete with Everton this year anyway, they are splashin cash.

    But I really hope we get Perez

    That lad, Olanrewaju Kayode.. according to Austria Wien he needs a hatful of chances to score..

    We need someone clinical.

  • KingOfSolesShoes

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #5

    * our wage struture does need to change.

    And * according to Austria Wien fans..

    my bad

  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Can’t believe someone off this blog would say that could have been kids in that house grow up man.

  • hibbit

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #7

    north east lincs toon

    silly comment could have been your house problems like that are way above football

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Keith Downie

    Mike Ashley admits it’s impossible to give Rafa Benitez enough money to compete w/the biggest clubs

  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Spot on hibbit bro hope your well

  • James RS

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Not keen on him . I would rather have Perez.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Had to have a second take thought it was Obfi Martins we were after

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #12
  • Reilly

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #13

    We all no we carnt compete with the likes of man city FFS.But we should be able to compete with the likes of brighton.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Mike Ashley: “I’m nowhere near wealthy enough to compete with clubs like Man City. I don’t have the ability to write a cheque for £200m.”

    Who was asking for £200million?

  • dannitoon

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Sure that aint oba

  • YoungMag :P

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #16


  • U.S Magpie

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Well Gents and Ladies. Here is the Scout report link for this player:
    Looks quick, looks strong of the ball and wants to score goals. Pace, Pace, Pace.

  • Shoulders knees

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Here goes

    final league position 16th
    points 43
    fa cup 4th round
    carabao cup 3rd round
    top goal scorer Matt Ritchie
    tgs 12

  • Spotlight Kid

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #19

    For all those hankering after more transfer news, an interesting stat from the BBC:

    ‘In the past three summers, Premier League clubs have completed 464 incoming transfers, including loans. The 51 teams that avoided relegation in the following season averaged 7.4 summer transfers each; the nine teams who went down averaged 9.4. Completing more than 10 deals in a summer is particularly dangerous: 56% (five out of nine) of the teams that were relegated did so, compared with 16% (eight out of 51) of clubs that stayed up. Having said that, West Ham, Bournemouth and Watford have done so in each of the last two summers and got away with it.’

  • Budge123

    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Shoulders you need a player of season and also to start with Martoon so he can find your post

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #21


    Final League Position 9
    Final No of points 49
    League Cup Round QF
    FA Cup Round 4rd
    Player of the season L Perez
    Top Goal Scorer: L Perez
    No of Goals for 17

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Reading between the lines I reckon Rafa is playing a crafty game with transfers. The policy is sound and I have to agree that some prices being paid for average players is ridiculous. I think we will have a strong squad by the time the window closes and our rivals who are paying 20 million for players will struggle. Our best signing however is Rafa by a long chalk!

  • Jib

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Mike Ashley
    “In theory I’m a multi-billionaire, but in reality my wealth is like wallpaper – it’s all in Sports Direct shares.”
    “I’m nowhere near wealthy enough to compete with clubs like Man City. I don’t have the ability to write a cheque for £200m.”

    on the budget

    “It’s not enough. Very simply, it’s not enough, Rafa knows that, it’s not enough, it’s not a secret. Every penny the club generates, he can have but it won’t generate enough. It’s Newcastle United – it doesn’t have a £40m name stadium rights deal – it doesn’t. I don’t want the fans to watch this interview and then think that’s great – Rafa’s getting £150m in the morning; he’s not.”

    on Lee Charnley

    The Sports Direct Owner made it very clear that only one man is in charge.

    “Rafa with the help of Lee Charnley, and Lee Charnley answers to Rafa not the other way around, so we’re crystal clear; Rafa makes all the final decision on players in and players out but he has to do it with the money the club has.”

  • Shoulders knees

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #24


    final league position 16
    final no of points 43
    league cup 3rd round
    fa cup 4th round
    player of the season R Elliott
    top goal scorer Matt Ritchie
    TGS 12

    Thanks Budge

  • TudorCrisps

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Any body know a ball park figure of just how much the club can generate?

  • voodoo85

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #27

    Premier League back tonight so any fantasy footy leagues going around the blog ?? I’d be interested in any details anybody has. TIA

  • Jib

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Having had a good look at PL transfers thus far
    I think Watford have done really good business.

  • jezza442

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #29

    final position 12
    points 43
    league cup semi
    family cup 5th round
    p.of. s shellvyou
    t.g.s. gayle
    goals 16

  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #30

    Reasonably optimistic about the season following Rafa’s interview, allaying my grave concerns that Ashley was in fact trying force Rafa to walk. Still despise Ashley, and still think he’s behaved deceitfully and manipulatively, but Rafa has clearly decided both that he can work with whatever he’s been promised and that it is his for the spending.

    Reasons for all of us to be cautiously optimistic whether we are Ashley Outers or Ashley Apologists:

    I like the look of all our signings so far, even Manquillo. Too early to say of course and Rafa’s not immune to signing duffers as we all know, but I also had doubts about most of our leading stars last season when they signed.

    Rafa knows better than me the right player can more effective than the best player. And I think he’s signing the right players.

    My optimism isn’t because I trust he can do no wrong, it’s because trust he’ll get it right more often than not.

    Gaps/weaknesses in the squad have been/are being addressed.
    Rafa is 100% committed to us for the season.
    Team spirit looks better than in many years.
    More pace in the side than in many years.
    Defence looks more solid than any since Woodgate left.
    An experienced keeper would be nice though, and I think we’ll get one. Hope they turn out better than Sels did.

    I also cannot imagine we won’t sign a striker or I cannot imagine Rafa wouldn’t walk. It may be left til deadline day but I’m certain it will happen.

    Rafa apparently said he wanted a GK, LB and ST. I’m confident this is what he’ll have by deadline day. Maybe on deadline day!
    Maybe we’ll only get two of three but I think we’ll get all three.
    Some or all may be loans.
    I believe we’ve got enough for a couple of £12m-£17m signings in us if we can agree fees and wages.

    That’s my thoughts anyway. And all this considered, I think we’ll do alright. Like comfortable mid table alright.
    Even if we sign no more players I still believe we’d avoid an end of season relegation battle simply because the players have fighting spirit and know that Rafa’s going to be here.

    I don’t understand how Rafa has become a Geordie so quickly but he clearly has, because nobody else would put up with Ashley’s bullsh!t Thanks be for that!

  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #31

    (sorry for the long post)

  • jezza442

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #32

    looks like my prediction was written by a drunken monkey lol.

  • Jib

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #33
  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Well that was a bolt from the blue from our illustrious owner Mr Mike Ashley.

    Didn’t sugar coat it and told it how it was.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #35

    The thing is even if you buy what Ash is saying, at the end of the day he can afford to waste millions in casinos and his greed won’t and never has allowed him to sell at a fair price.

  • TudorCrisps

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #36

    So how much will the club generate this time next year from the TV deal? Can Rafa have that? Is that what he’s saying every last penny, and from other sources. Maybe Rafa has misunderstood and thought when Mike said he can have every last penny he thought actually for himself!

  • Pitmatic

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #37


    Final league position – 10th
    Total points – 52
    League Cup – 7 (winners!)
    FA Cup – 3
    Player of season – Shelvey
    Top scorer – Ritchie
    Top scorer goals – 13


  • Jib

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Austria Wien play Linz in the BL tomorrow – it’ll be interesting to see if Larry is selected

    Btw Austria Wien has a 50,000+ stadium

  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #39

    It’s still not clear how much money Rafa has to spend then and we still have players we must get rid of. What is the total wage bill of Rivi, Hanley, Haidara, Colback, Saivet, and Lazaar? It must add up to more than 100K per week or 5M a year. That’s holding us back big time. But can we shed some of it by selling or are we stuck with them? If so we have too many players for the 25 man squad who are over 21 don’t we? Surely Hanley and Colback could have been sold by now for small amounts? I don’t get it….

  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 11, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #40

    And what’s happening with Krul? All this time and we can’t manage to move him on? How much are we asking for him? It’s time to clear this up Rafa. Have a garden sale and get what you can….

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