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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

  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #121

    LOL ..Hope he seriously is’nt damaged too much …good player when hes head is together….probably one off our most consistent in the last 10 games or so.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #122

    setanta sports mate, i couldnt be assed to make comments like that up mate, far too long lol

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  • Leo

    May 27, 2008 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #123

    toro toro would be a cool thing to chant if he signed

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #124

    his work rate was fantastic, came close to scoring a few also, if he could get that bac in his game, he will be qaulity. he will come out of prison internally bleeding, but on a more serious note, a better man

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #125

    Glad to see the back off him really ross..Aswell as drogba..

    I would love Wenger to leave Arsenal, Ferguson leave United and also go bust, Liverpool implode and Abramobitch leave chelsea in the shite..I reckon we’d be in for a shout for league title then 🙂

    Im aloud to Dream

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #126

    Very true..I think he’s Eye’s will be blood shot he will be bleeding so much internally..

    But yea..If he does’nt learn a lesson from this he never will…Just needs to stay off the booze….

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #127

    this is hilarious, look at the albanians and the greeks argument below on the comments bit
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-16rGlq5mQ8

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #128

    lol blood shot eyes, i think he will llearn, i really do want to sign turan and gomis

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  • Spyro

    May 27, 2008 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #129

    i couldnt care less if dos santos signed for Spurs, his name is carrying him more than his actual performances. There are much better midfielders around.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #130

    i think exactly the same spyro

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 27, 2008 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #131

    i wonder what shit anal bear oliver will come out with tommorow

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  • Hadrian

    May 27, 2008 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #132

    dos santos is still a kid ! he has years ahead of him to fine tune his game .
    hatrick the other week aswell . henry was on the same pitch and you didnt see him doing that .

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  • Spyro

    May 27, 2008 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #133

    what is the current pounds to euro’s rate? i heard the pound is kind of weak right now

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  • John

    May 27, 2008 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #134

    Boys im Off to dream about Owen Lifting the champions League title to that music and 40,000 off us going crazy..

    Hopefully we’ll see our first signing off many to come tomorrow..

    Talk to ya later

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  • Spyro

    May 27, 2008 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #135

    and when he does fine tune his game tottenham wont be able to hold on to him so it doesnt matter hadrian

    anyway, if its about what a midfielder COULD become then there are many around now who COULD become superstars. However, the only one i can see doing this is Nasri

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  • Hadrian

    May 27, 2008 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #136

    but isnt that the whispers we are hearing about how our club is tobe run ?
    i totally get what spurs are doing , buy players who they can sell at a profit and hold onto them as long as they can (carrick,maybe berba) , untill someday they break the top 4 and dont have to hold onto them .
    if we are buying up and comming stars and not players winding down , then there is no chance we will be able to hold onto any of these players if the big 4 really want them , untill we break the big 4 ourselves .

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  • Daniel

    May 27, 2008 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #137

    http://101greatgoals.magnify.net/item/PXGCT8Q0MDX5WDRB

    Hell of a strike by Gomis for the first

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  • Hadrian

    May 28, 2008 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #138

    gomis second volley was great aswell

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 28, 2008 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #139

    Spyro, its absolutely shocking, i went out to get some euros for my holiday with my mates and its like 1.24 or something, 79 or 76p to the euro.

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  • Ross

    May 28, 2008 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #140

    really tom_toon?
    thats a shocking rate

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  • Spyro

    May 28, 2008 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #141

    fair enough Hadrian…but we dont want to hear that, its tottenham remember lol

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  • Spyro

    May 28, 2008 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #142

    @ tom toon

    fort so

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 28, 2008 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #143

    wait, just checked it, 82p to the euro. Still fairly shite. Heard on the radio it was 79.

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  • Daniel

    May 28, 2008 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #144

    Its a shame the only way we will get Gomis is if Keegan goes – apparantly he was the reason we havent put in an offer. He was on Wise’s list, Keegan went to see him and decided he wasnt good enough. If Marcelino comes the deal will be back on (or so I have been told)

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  • shirts

    May 28, 2008 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #145

    D’ya really think the yanks will win tomorrow?

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 28, 2008 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #146

    Dunno mate its quite possible, england are shockingly bad, the pundits were saying these recent performances were an mprovement but in all honestly it england still look crap and dont underrate the yanks they are good enough to win.

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  • Hadrian

    May 28, 2008 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #147

    if keegan went they would need messi to appease some of us 😛

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  • shirts

    May 28, 2008 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #148

    I don’t even know who’s in the team for England or the US of A, to be honest. I’m planning on watching the game if it’s even on here… I’m in New York.

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 28, 2008 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #149

    Hopefully Altidore plays.

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  • Daniel

    May 28, 2008 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #150

    I dunno, I hate the thought of losing KK, but at the same time its not beneficial to anyone having keegan pulling one way, and the rest the other. I dont see Ashley leaving, so it may be the only way forward

    Hope not though…

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  • shirts

    May 28, 2008 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #151

    He’s a good young player–big, strong kid too and still got some growing to do. I’d like to see how he does against better opposition, but the way you’ve written about England, maybe I wont’ see that tomorrow!

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  • Ross

    May 28, 2008 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #152

    i really dont know whats going on at the club to be honest.
    i’d heard it was all wise and co doing the work (or lack of potentially), and that keegan wasnt having much say on the transferr front at the minute..who knows.

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  • Daniel

    May 28, 2008 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #153

    I think the old phrase “A horse by committee design would be a camel” is apt here – the person responsible for the team should be the one who decides who we need to sign rather than having to compromise on a “lesser” target with someone else

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 28, 2008 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #154

    I dont support england and i really hope england lose tomorrow.

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  • shirts

    May 28, 2008 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #155

    Well, I’m a New Yorker, so you know who I’m pulling for. I would be mighty surprised though…

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  • seetow

    May 28, 2008 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #156

    i personally think dos santos wouldn’t cut it in the premier league cos it’s just too physical over here for him. he belongs in spain where the players are more protected by refereees.

    and i like this young wing back, beye’s heir! 😀 would be really gutted if we didn’t get him..

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  • steve

    May 28, 2008 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #157

    Wonder if Terry will start crying if England get beaten by USA

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  • ELFER

    May 28, 2008 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #158

    16.5 mil for TURAN is way to much…don’t want him for this much money!!!

    Instead get fantastic GOMIS and EMANA and then go for this greek guy and a LB backup for jose and we will be extremely fine!!

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  • Midjew

    May 28, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #159

    The thing is about this greek guy is.

    Ninis the 17 Year old is IN the Euro 08 Team

    BUT

    This guy aint in the squad.

    Doesnt that say something?

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 28, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #160

    Ninis isnt in the Greek squad and Torosidis is!

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