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Right Winger Turned Striker Would Be Perfect For Newcastle


With news this morning that Newcastle are likely not going to get a manager the equivalent of Rafa Benitez, it is vital that the club make some very savvy moves this transfer window.

A player we feel could be a really good acquisition, if Newcastle could pull it off, is Watford’s Dodi Lukebakio.

Lukebakio is a product of the superb Anderlecht academy which he joined in 2014 when he was just sixteen years of age.

He made his international debut for the Democratic Republic of Congo before switching his international allegiance to his nation of birth, Belgium. He has made seventeen appearances for the Belgian U21 team.

During his time at Anderlecht, Dodi was unable to break into the side making just 18 total first-team appearances for the club.

He had loan spells at both Ligue 1 club Toulouse in 2016-17 and Belgian club RSC Charleroi in the first half of the 2017-18 season. The Toulouse loan ended up going very poorly for him as he made only 5 appearances in Ligue 1 for them.

He played quite well the following year with Belgian first division side Charleroi and caught the attention of Watford.

In the 2018 January transfer window, Watford brought Lukebakio to Vicarage Road for €5m.

He ended up making one appearance in the Premier League as a late substitute against West Ham in February.

Dodi Lukebakio– was outstanding in Bundesliga last year

Last summer Watford loaned the winger to Fortuna Dusseldorf where he had an outstanding season. At Dusseldorf, Lukebakio was sometimes deployed as an out and out striker and not just on the right.

He displayed his versatility as a player as well as proving to b very comfortable up front. In December, he scored a hat trick at Bayern Munich which garnered him much press around the footballing world.

Last season, he split time equally between being an out and out striker and on the right wing. He also made the occasional appearance on the left. He was able to deliver with 14 goals in 34 appearances.

The 6’2″ attacker is looking to leave Watford this summer. Though he has stated that he wants to play for a club that is in Europe, he may not find many options.

The clubs in European competition in the top leagues would probably not be able to offer him the first-team football he desires. While the second-tier leagues like Ligue 1 and the Eredivisie may not be able to afford him.

Lukebakio wants to play and he wants to find a home. He is a supremely confident individual but has spent his entire career on loan.

Lille have had a bid of €12m rejected so far this summer. German outlet Bild has reported that Watford want £18m for him.

At just twenty-one years old, he could develop into a top talent. He could also add some attacking quality that the club sorely needs right now.

We think he would be a good option for Newcastle to go after this summer.


57 comments so far

  • G

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Erm. No. Is it true that Sheff Wed have announced that Steve Bruce has left? Anybody got any rope I could borrow?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    HWA

    Plenty of us thought it was another scam by Ash. The idiots are people who know this and will still go to SJP regardless.

    Geordie Tom

    was it worth it

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  • outside the box

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #3

    repost
    well we are trouble now….you have to think bzg were genuine but unable to get cashlie to sell ….now we are in for battle of a season …my view as always is to support the team the club and the manager …..but ashlie charnlie are of limits as well as all sd shops ….it could well be a defining season for cashlie as a championship club will half his investments ….my own feeling is that cashlie and sd are on the slide and cannot see any hiding place for him.
    can you imagine the dogs abuse charnlie will get around toon if he ever dares to go out…can also see big al asking for support for brucie …can also see andy carrol back .. .

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Neil/Ed how about a blog poll asking whether we want Bruce.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Good try Neil to cheer us up. To take our minds off other matters.
    But by now Brucies car will have arrived in the north east. Maybe to Shearers house in Darras as a discreet meeting point – anyone pop round to have a look ?

    If not arriving soon at SJP – anyone there reporting on activity or Sky cameras ?

    Black Thursday

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  • geordietom

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Rotonda …

    its me living in hope to get rid of Fat Ash is all mate. he’s killing wor club …

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  • G

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #7

    I can find links that SB has spoken to the SW board, but that’s about it. The Mackums at work are on the wind-up… Baskets.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Rontonda …

    was what worth it ?

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #9

    BY KATIE COLLINGS
    12:22, 11 JUL 2019
    See news near you

    God is talking
    Is this what they call raining on your parade ?

    There’s potential floods on the way in the North East as up to 30 millilitres of rain is expected to fall.
    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms that is in place until 9pm on Thursday.
    Heavy showers have already started in the region and drivers are being warned of hazardous conditions on the roads.
    There is even a small chance of serious flooding.

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  • GeordieinOhio

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #10

    repost :- GOOD MORNING ALL!!!……

    Listen just STOP! , for God sake STOP!! there is NO takeover. That should of been apparent when it came out RAFA was walking away in May! the whole thing has been a cover up by the F@CKIN slug YET AGAIN!! and once whichever Sh@tty so-called-manager is announced it will come out “SALES OFF” …SORRY ALL im just so done like many of us are with the whole FCB!!! .

    I said it once I will say it again…TIME TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP!!!
    #BOYCOTTEVERYTHING remember there is NO NUFC without US!!

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Ashley’s helicopter left Luton at 10am this morning and seems to be doing a sight seeing tour of national parks (currently at Cairngorms in Scotland) If it loops back round and lands at Newcastle then he’s been showing the Sheikh the shooting spots and the takeover is on!!

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  • toon kk

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #12

    We all know or would like cirtain players at Newcastle, but with Ashley deciding who comes and goes, we know it just won’t happen.
    Rafa gave us some hope now?

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  • NY Mag

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib,

    From previous thread – you’re wasting your time trying to explain about the business / financial situation of the club. Most people don’t want to know.

    I remember seeing a post yesterday saying that Ashley had taken £700M out of the club….I nearly fell off me chair…….the icing on the cake – the amphibian agreed 🙂

    Stupid is what stupid does 😀

    I read an article not long ago that was titled billionaire to millionaire (buy a premier league club)

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #14

    G
    Sheffield papers say Bruce was seen leaving the SW training ground.

    The Shields Gazette saying he was st Hiilsbotough

    Or both , saying goodbye to staff ?

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  • toon kk

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Geordie
    I couldn’t of put it better

    SJP Will still be full.

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  • c-dog

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #16

    this player is a bum

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Black Thursday, nice ring to it, and accurate too. If we get Bruce, I’m going to support him until I see incompetence etc (might not take long). Awful appointment, no creative thinking from Charnley, the useless buffoon. I had hoped we would get Flores or Ranieri but if he is the manager of nufc, he gets my support, for now, whilst advising my Forest and Leeds supporting mates that we may be going for pints in the City ground next season.

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  • lesh

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #18

    Tuff

    What good’s a poll on whether we want Bruce or not? It won’t stop Ashlie doing what he’s doing – he is the problem, Bruce is but a symptom of the club’s malaise.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Looking forward to seeing 52k at arsenal seeing Brucie football on display

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  • Neil Harrison

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Sure thing Mister Tuff,

    Will work on it now.

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  • Shot Bru

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Our toon

    Oh dear you Poms are running riot!

    The only way Smth was gonna get out was a run out.

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  • toon22

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #22

    NY Mag

    LMFAO

    Im sure you think the accounts are mint NY

    Its never MAs fault

    1
  • geordietom

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #23

    what do i know i’am just a arm chair fan …

    worked at Vickers on scotswood road me mates i worked with came to my house for some breakfast . then down the town for a few beers before the match . the toon won out again after the match . the town was buzzing .then theres watching big George Reilly . rise at the back post to score against Liverpool.we were buzzing. going to oldham on a saturday morning to watch the toon in the back of a old beat up transit van watch Keegan and Imre Varadi . it was lashing down yep enjoyed every moment of it …

    but now the hearts being ripped out of wor team … FAT BASTARDO…

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  • lesh

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Dodi Lukebakio eh?

    That name reminds me of a film – Lukebakio in Anger.

    🙂

    But more to the point, if he’s at Watford, he’ll be too expensive for Ashley.

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  • Rob1971

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Rob1971

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #182
    So some are saying Danny Welbeck would be a good signing, better than Rondon, he played 8 games in the league last season, he is out nearly every season with injuries, in his 5 seasons at Arsenal he played over 20 league games in only 2 of those season and has a total of 16 league goals in 88 games for them hardly prolific, same as Andy Carroll who is certain to miss at least 4-5 months with injuries, we need strikers to be fit and available not on the treatment table

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  • MarkBro

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Captain AmeriMag

    Maybe its doing a Scotland recky for bruces hiding places

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  • Rob1971

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Bills-son serious question do you think Bruce is a good appointment for NUFC?

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  • lesh

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Neil Harrison,

    If you’ve a minute, check the blog’s Admin em inbox

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  • geordietom

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #29

    lesh …

    or a song . dont look lukebakio in anger ..

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  • geordietom

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #30

    by oasis…

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Any criticism of Bruce will not be personal – he shouldn’t have taken the job

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  • Jib

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #32

    Australia all out 223
    49 overs

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  • MarkBro

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Do they normally visit st James after signing?

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  • geordietom

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Howie bigging BRUCE up now on ssn … he said he’ll be putting out fires …

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  • MacToon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #35

    It’s not the fact that someone was (very) wrong and argued (defended) for Ashley even when the overwhelming evidence, actions, would highlight his inadequacies as NUFC owner. It is the nasty way one has done this.
    Enter Bills son.

    and it continues:

    Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #150
    I hope Bruce gets us in the top 10 and rams it right up the ar$es of the whinging, negging, doom mongers on here.

    And… that all of the season tickets get taking up so the defeatists can’t get theirs back

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  • danishmag

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #36

    Captain AmeriMag…

    Stop.. just stop!

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  • Dubs Left Glove

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #37

    People saying that we just need a striker and we have a good first 11. Debatable in my opinion. there is no depth in this squad and add the players that will want away now.

    We are going to have a rough rough season ahead.

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  • MarkBro

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #38

    Still no word of Charnley and co after 4 weeks or more

    No comment just to keep the fans guessing.

    How can you treat your paying fans this way is disgusting, i wouldnt be surprised if someone had a pop at them

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  • MarkBro

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Dubs Left Glove

    Who said we only need a striker?

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 11, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Captain AmeriMag

    Gives us a link to follow the Helicopter

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