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Former Target Could Arrive On Tyneside This Summer

There was news a couple of weeks ago in the Sunday People that Newcastle scouts have been watching 27 year-old French striker Kevin Gameiro, who is currently at Sevilla in Spain.

Kevin Gameiro Sevilla

Kevin Gameiro – 27 year-old Sevilla striker

Newcastle were after Kevin when he was still at Lorient back in the summer of 2011, and at that time he was our number one target, before signing on at new money-bags club PSG.

While at Lorient for three seasons from 2008, Kevin scored 56 goals in 120 appearances with 19 assists, but he had a tough two years at PSG where he played only 23 times with two goals.

He moved toi Sevilla in July, 2013 for £8M, but he has resurrected his career in Spain and would probably cost around £10M in the summer.

Chief Scout Graham Carr has been reported at Sevilla games this season, and it’s generally thought he is watching Gameiro – well at least according to the Spanish press.

Newcastle have made Spain a top country for potential new players this season, partly because of the success we have had with 21 year-old Ayoze Perez, who has been excellent at Newcastle in his very first season.

The news in the last week is that Newcastle have made 20 year-old Slovakian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht our number one striker target, but we will be hard pressed to get him to Tyneside, because some big clubs interested in him.

So it’s more likely that a striker lower down the list will be signed by the club, and Kevin is one of those possibilities.

The 8 times capped French International has 12 goals and 45 assists in 28 games for Sevilla this season, and  he’s scored 33 goals with 10 assists in his 71 total appearances for the Spanish club.

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10 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Mar 28, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Sorry Ed but your post on Mclaren to be one of the most unintelligent articles ever written in the history of mankind. The whole premise is fallacious.

    You claim
    “Steve McClaren is thought to be the number one choice, just as long as Derby don’t get promoted, because there’s no way Steve would leave County in that situation…………..So another way to think of it is that Steve is the number one choice as long as he’s not successful this season”

    Why the hell does him getting Derby promoted stop him from joiinng us? Just a silly thing to say

    You then go on to give the most biased account of his record failing to mention he WON the Dutch League with an unfancied Twente – the same league you highly touted Frank DeBoer is STRUGGLING to win this season.

    Fact is Mclaren is SUPERB candidate. Far more experienced, successful and capable than than the overrated Deboer and the specialist in failure that is Remi Garde.

    Please hire some intelligent unbiased writers to revamp the standard of articles posted on this blog before it goes to the dogs

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 28, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Jesper in Ed’s defence I would say there is no chance of empirical evidence . So he uses bookies odds , which are based on a mixture of how much money is placed by the public on each candidate , and inside information , which they constantly strive to get , in order to gain an edge.
    You know when someone has the job when the bookies “close the book” on a candidate i.e. take no more bets.

  • toonbrother

    Mar 28, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #3

    This Gameiro dude is not good enough.
    Lets move on from him please
    We need a big strong centre forward who can hold the ball up and play the lone striker role if required.

    Troy Deeney would be an excellent candidate

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 28, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #4

    By the by McClaren had one of the best win records with England whilst Keegan had the worst.
    That says more about the value of stats than it does about either manager

  • Slank

    Mar 28, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Jeff @ 4

    I’m always been vary of stats ever since it was pointed out to me that if 15% of road deaths are caused by drunk drivers then 85% must be caused by sober drivers which begs the question would the roads be safer if all drivers were drunk.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 28, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #6

    We tend to go back for people we’ve tried for before.
    We were linked heavily in a couple of windows with Pierre-Michel Lasogga
    He signed for Hmaburg last summer after being on loan with them.
    Whist on loan he was on fire – 13 goals in 20 games – since signing for them he has hit a wall – 2 goals in 16 games.
    He’s 6’2″ annd is known as the “bull” 23 years old.
    Could be worth a punt on loan at first like SdJ’s brother.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 28, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Jeff…that last article by Ed was was completely bogus!

    …I will not even mention it again that’s how bad it was.

    Ian…nice of you to join us! Should we go back in time a bit or should I just go fetch that translation you pulled out of google translate and claimed a Danish colleague of yours wrote?

    It was not just grammatically incorrect but contained words when you look them up are the same but the meaning is entirely different. A mistake a Dane would not make (not even a toddler)

    You are not going to admit to the white lie? (not talking about whether you have a Danish ‘friend’ or not)

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 28, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #8

    For non Geordies and multiple posting fantasists.

  • WestOzMag

    Mar 28, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #9

    I have never seen McClaren have a good premier league season. Hes done well in a shit Dutch league and well in the championship which is tough but no premier league. Am I pleased with this link. NO!

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 28, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #10

    A manager like McClaren has nothing new to bring to the table. Sure, he’s had some success but I think it’s pretty obvious that his time as a top drawer manager has been and gone. Let’s move on. As to who might be the best option I honestly don’t know. Someone young and innovative maybe. Please God don’t let it be Carver. And of course the ultimate challenge for anyone taking the job is to fashion a successful team from the overwhelmingly inadequate material offered up by our illustrious “chief scout”.


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