Newcastle Linked With Two Strikers – Mike Ashley Involved With Transfers

The last time we had Mike Ashley actively involved in trying to bring new players into the club was in January 2013, and he was able to bring in four players.

That was the week following Saturday 19th January – that’s when we surprisingly lost 2-1 at home to Reading – the first time ever we had been defeated by Reading.

That ended a run of five games in which we picked up just one point.

In total, Newcastle brought in five French players that window – Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, Gouffran, and Sissoko.

Sandro Ramires – while at Barcelona

And there has been good news today (yes – that’s not a typo) that we could get Kenedy on loan from Chelsea if the Blues are successful in bringing in Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri this month.

And the Chronicle (Lee Ryder) is reporting that Newcastle are after a mystery striker and the selling club expect Newcastle to go above our current transfer fee record of £16M if we can sign him permanently.

Our guess would be it’s our former target of 2011 – 30-year-old Kevin Gameiro – now at Atletico Madrid.

If we can get Kenedy in there is still one additional loan we can make from an English club, but any number of them from clubs outside England.

Maybe that loan deal with a Premier League club could be 22-year-old Spanish U21 striker Sandro Ramirez – the Everton player who Rafa was interested in signing last summer and he is now available on loan.

If we can get a top striker in permanently and Sandro Ramirez to the club on loan, that would plug the gaping hole in class, we have at the moment at the striker position.

If Ramirez does come on loan, we expect Rafa to ask for an option to buy in his loan contract.

The young striker cost Everton £5.3M from Malaga, and he came through the Youth Academy at Barcelona.

Sandro has played for all the Spanish Youth sides and appeared 32 times for Barcelona with 7 goals.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • G

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Isn’t he pretty much Joselu v.2?

  • Ginger Pirlo

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #2

    If Ed’s guess is right and I hope it is Kevin gamerio could be a great singing. Kennedy on loan, Kevin gamerio for however amount of money, Sandro on loan and finally Joe Bryan then I think that it’s a good January window for us. Thing is I’ll doubt we will get all of them

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #3

    We are now even bidding for mystery strikers

    Wow – all time low

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s s mystery because it’s FAKE

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Ashley had rafas list 3 weeks ago


  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Yeah but Charnley left it in the petty cash tin when getting money to buy biscuits!

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #7

    In other news I’ve just got an email saying I am entitled to 4 million pounds , all I have to do is email my bank details/ postcode back and the money is mine

    All within 21 days

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Wouldn’t mind Torres. Rafa knows how to get the best out of him.

  • G

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Congrats FPCS. Just for the record, I wouldn’t tell your boss where to stick his job just yet mate.

  • sickandtired

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Zero chance of Ashley breaking our 13 year old transfer ceiling for a 30 year old, if at all. Expect another 20 something year old with ‘potential’ – which makes Ramirez a far more likely option especially as a loan deal.

  • twotonearmy

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Media outlets are too lazy now to even make up a rumor with a player, now they just say “mystery striker”

    Can we really see us breaking our transfer record on a striker with no sell on value? When was the last time we purchased anyone over the age of 30 when it wasn’t for next to nothing?

  • Moonraker15

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #12

    It ain’t a fake! It’s a panic but not a fake! Lol

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #13

    With the money that was left he couldn’t even afford buy plain rich teas

  • jimmygscot

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Unfortunately there is no interest in the baggage at the club who need to move on. Coleback, Haidara, Saivet, Aarons et al. This would free up the wage bill.

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Moonraker – don’t get sucked in

    20 Million – not going to happen

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Twotonearmy – nail on head

  • posada

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Just to avoid any doubt I was joking marra.
    I drive a fowa be fowa and normally wear a Borghoose jacket.

    Ah Brendan Healey. God bless him. Very much missed.
    His favourite joke.
    Fella gets a copy of the Kama Sutra.
    For days he asks his Mrs if they can try the wheel barrow.
    Won’t even consider it.
    After a few more days she says go on then, but don’t push me past me mother’s house.

    Much better when he told it.

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #18

    G – I forgot to say I got 75 of the same emails in my deleted folder

  • hibbit

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #19

    is that the yella Borghoose

  • dig-n-dig22

    Jan 22, 2018 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #20


  • Geordie-john

    Jan 22, 2018 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Frank P. Comment # 7
    Send my details as well and we can go halfers ! Details are Fatman Cashley Bank of ” No Chance ” c/o SJP Newcastle. 2 Mill each yeeee haaaa !
    Don’t do a GREEDY COCK-ney on me. I know it’s genuine !
    Back to reality, I know it’s late in the window but has Rafa eventually got through to Cashley & Co ?

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 22, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Ha! Geordie John (deal)

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Jan 22, 2018 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #23

    Rafa was chasing Manolo Gabbiadini from Southampton which could a good move…

  • Moonraker15

    Jan 22, 2018 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #24

    I know you’re right and I’m old enough to know better; but I have a feeling we’ll have a reasonable squad by end of month! Rafa has Ashley by the short and curlies at the moment !
    I think Kenedy will be a sensation and the best thing is we can defend for the first time for decades! We all know we need a marquee striker and I think we’re gonna get one!

  • dannitoon

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Gameiro at 30 aint worth more than £16m.. its prob ameobi


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