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Newcastle Maintain Interest in Greek Star


Newcastle United have watched Greek wingback or defender Vasilis Torosidis several times since January of this year.

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Vasilis Torosidis – promising young Greek wingback

This must be the 5th player we have been linked with, and that’s just for today. 😀

Anyway, we will track all players we are said to be interested in over the summer, and then see who exactly we end up with, but take the stories with a pinch of salt.

However this lad looks good, and this is not the first time we’ve reported Newcastle’s interest in the player.

The 22-year-old Greek International has also impressed Ibrox manager Walter Smith but Olympiakos are said to want £4M before they will allow him to leave.

Although other clubs are tracking the youngster, Newcastle are said to be favorites to get Torosidis and he seems to be the type the Tyneside club are after, as he will only improve as he gets older.

The 11-times capped player who stands 6’2” tall will play alongside former Rangers defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos for the Greek national team at the European 2008 Championships this summer.

The 22 year old is rated highly in Greece as an attacking full-back, and the boy has put in some excellent performances this season for Olympiakos.

His form this season has alerted a number of clubs with scouts from Juventus, Monaco, and Atletico Madrid also allegedly at the Karaiskaki Stadium this season to watch Torosidis.

Here is Vasilis’ playing record so far:

Years 	   Club 	   App Goals

2002-2006  Skoda Xanthi     76   3
2006-      Olympiacos CFP   31   2
2007- 	   Greece 	    11   0

Comments very welcome.


164 comments so far

  • GSfan

    May 27, 2008 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #81

    Well like I said before in another entry I would say it’s too soon to compare him to the likes of Hagi. Hagi was a true legend. Arda still needs to prove himself, like how Nihat and Hamit Altintop did so far in the international arena. Arda’s only achievement so far is playing the most important role of his team winning the title for one season. He needs to keep this up since he’s so young still, to be regarded like a Nihat or Hamit, let alone a Hagi.

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  • HATE PRAWN S'WICHES

    May 27, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #82

    GSfan thanks for all the translations!! its appreciated!
    I dont no how the rest of you feel about Veloso that is if we could get him? what ive learned is he is a fantastic versitile player and could be played in three positions LB/CB/DM that in its self would be worth the asking price, and shore up positions if injures occur!

    a player i would really love would be Mario Gomez!! to shore up the position left by Viduka when its cold, and wet. or when hes injured just probably a dream though!!

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  • Danny

    May 27, 2008 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #83

    Yeah it got pretty frustrating GG7…I gave up!

    The odd key word I got was things like “panic” and “appetite”…as GSfan said!

    I genuinely think we can get Gomis and Arda, If you make players feel wanted enough they will come! It is a step up for both players…I think they can bot be great for us! Not to mention we are at the front of the que for both of them…!

    Fingers crossed….

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #84

    can you see any similarities in how they play though? I know he’s miles away from what Hagi has achieved.

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  • GSfan

    May 27, 2008 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #85

    Meh Emre has become more vulnerable to injuries than before and this hurt him pretty bad. He has been really inconsistent this season yea.

    Some of his matches for the national team earlier on in the season hasn’t been too good either. But in the matches he played good in he was just incredible. He gave the spark in our comeback against Norway at away, which was the deciding match that would take us to the Euros: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-agoWniceQ4 This is a very recent goal btw.

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #86

    Has’nt Gomis came out and said he’s staying at St Etteine for another season though?

    Im sure that was reported a couple weeks back..

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  • GSfan

    May 27, 2008 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #87

    I can’t find much similarities between Hagi and Arda either. Sure there’s some but maybe I’m just thinking like this because of my huge respect for Hagi. Hagi was a playmaker and he was our best set piece taker by far. You would also expect incredible goals from Hagi, whereas I wouldn’t expect any strikes from the throw in line into the top corner from Arda :p Arda doesn’t really play such a role and instead he just loves rushing down the wings and become a menace for the defenders. He also loves to jump on any opportunity in the box even though he’s a winger.

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 27, 2008 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #88

    I think Arda is similar to Hagi, not in position but his ball control and how his body works with the ball (sounds bit gay, but you know what i mean).

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  • Danny

    May 27, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #89

    I think he may be staying in France John yeah….Im sure if we threw 60k a week at him and told he would be a starter he would be here in a jiffy!

    He may just be saying hes gonna stay just to keep St Etienne sweet…

    He cant be seen wanting away in case it doesn’t happen…

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  • Joe Toon

    May 27, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #90

    GG7 cheers for the Emana video, was far better than the crap youtube usually churn out! As for Emana, looks a decent player, and would add an industrial element to our midfield, and by the looks of things a few goals!

    However he still looks a raw talent and a bit slopy in certain area’s if he was to sign im sure keegan could knock the edges off!

    Turan would be awesome and would like to see Torosidis aswell, from what ive seen of him he looks a very moden day right back (pace and height)

    Roll on the good times!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #91

    well..As long as he Menaces defences in the prem ..that would be good enough for me….

    I think out off our current team the only players that really menace oposition at the mo is Martins, and Zog, soppose you could stick Owen in there aswell…

    but the more the better

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #92

    this day has gone from beckford to turan again lol, happy days

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #93

    very true Danny….He’s probably on about 600 quid a week at st Ettiene….

    It would be quality too see someone like that sign soon..

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  • Danny

    May 27, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #94

    “this day has gone from beckford to turan again lol, happy days”

    Agree haha

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #95

    thats ok joe toon, he looks like a bit of alright doesnt he! especially his goal from about 646 yards

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #96

    GG7 , it will probably go back to Gardner tomorrow morning and some kid who plays for Bournmouth LOL

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #97

    put your money on inter to win champs league next year, mourinho is just about to be confirmed

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  • GSfan

    May 27, 2008 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #98

    Ye sorry for hijacking another entry :p Though most of the people who check this place out probably do during the day and get wasted/sleep at this time of the hour.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #99

    nah wolves have vokes now mate, thank god. and as for bloody gardner, he is the worst thing since aids/ alan smith

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  • Hadrian

    May 27, 2008 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #100

    GG7 , he didnt manage that with chelsea did he 🙂
    but i hope your right , he’s got some talent to work with at inter .

    and what i meant by the dos santos deal is there gonna have an decent squad next season at this rate jumping on everyones transfer targets !
    there stike duo already makes me green with envy , god knows what they will do with decent supply for a change .

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #101

    lol, i have insomnia coz of this site, i have nowt to do as i have just had metal plates put in my shin a month ago, so just have to sit near my laptop n ps3 all day, its getting boring now

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  • Ross

    May 27, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #102

    gg7, how’d you know mourinho is about to be confirmed?

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #103

    So you rate Gardner then.. Comparing him to Aids is bad , but Smith…Surely he’s not that bad

    f*cking Wolves …batstards..now i hate them aswell LOL ….

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #104

    they wont keep any of them happy, they all recon modric has an escape clause of 22 mill. sensible.

    does anyone else ever wake up in the night and get tempted to come on here just incase we have signed someone or summin?

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #105

    mancini agent just said on goal, and its on alot of websites, inter will spend big now, imagine drogba and ibra up top

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #106

    Quality…We should stick in a 22 mill offer now and take him..That would be hilarious..

    Every night m8

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  • Hadrian

    May 27, 2008 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #107

    yeah gg7 , i check newsnow far to bloody much .

    whats with the trend of raiding the french league lately aswell , all the frenchmen (africans) there you reckon ?

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  • Ross

    May 27, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #108

    i can very well see drogba going to inter, jose was the reason drogba loved playing at chelsea, he’ll go with him definitly, they’ll be brilliant.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #109

    i couldnt imagine any other bunch of fans doing it, thats why we are great

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #110

    interesting seeing the votes on Barton on here..Its pritty much 50-50 ..I for one think he should be given a chance….

    Cantona was given a chance by Ferguson when he kicked someone in the head live on TV ( how funny was that)and was’nt pissed

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #111

    Ross, the way Drogba talks about Morinho you’d swear they were in a relationship together..

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #112

    this just made me laugh, we got rejected to go to cheltenham haha

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #113

    i like barton alot, should be given another chance, wonder what he is doing right now llol.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #114

    But with France labouring to create a meaningful chance, Gomis lit up the evening and gave Kevin Keegan a glimpse of what could be.

    The St Etienne striker, earning his first international cap, fired the hosts ahead with an unstoppable drive and rounded off the evening with an acrobatic volley past Elizaga from Anelka’s pin-point cross.

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #115

    LOL ..he’ll probably be out in 2 months walking like John Wayne

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #116

    i hate drogba, but a bloody good player, i hate him for what he did for marseille against us.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #117

    lol…. the scouse john wayne

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 27, 2008 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #118

    Cant wait to see england get spanked by the yanks tomorrow.

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  • Ross

    May 27, 2008 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #119

    very true john, they were incredibly fond of each other,haha.
    but to be totally honest, i thought jose was brilliant. his interviews were hilarious, his celebrations were brilliant, and he knew exactly what he was doing.
    GG7, did you find that extract from a match review?..or are you just writing your own now and pretending you’ve found them online linking us with him 😀 haha (i joke)

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #120

    england 5-2 usa

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