Craig Hope has tweeted the following about CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov.
Bit of info picked up this morning. I'm told NUFC looked at CSKA striker Fedor Chalov but were put off by asking price. Palace are in for him but £23m offer might not be enough. Sources say 21-year-old is best young player in Russia and would be a hit in PL.
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) August 8, 2019
This would have been some signing for Newcastle if they were willing to try and get the 21-year-old Russian in. He would have been perfect for Newcastle.
Newcastle will have seen Chalov this past February when they played CSKA in a friendly as he played in that game.
He scored 17 goals with 7 assists last season in Russia. This season he already has 2 goals and an assist in CSKA’s first four games.
He is a forward who can finish and create. He would fit
perfectly in Newcastle’s 3-5-2 formation.
Fedor Chalov– Russian phenom
If Newcastle are interested in Chalov, they should go for him now. This is a player who could be worth twice as much in a couple of years so there will be little hope of getting him in the future.
There actually may be little hope now in getting him in as Crystal Palace are pushing to sign the striker but CSKA Moscow are not willing sellers.
Crystal Palace have reportedly had a £23m bid rejected for Chalov but are said to be determined to bring him in.
We will see if Crystal Palace follow up with an improved bid and we will be very disappointed if he ends up at Palace for around £25m.
While he certainly would have been a risk and a fee over £25m would have been unlikely from Newcastle, it would have been nice to at least have seen an attempt at signing the Russian striker.
28 comments so far
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:49 AMComment #1
I report vodka drinking for this story
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:49 AMComment #2
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:51 AMComment #3
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:51 AMComment #4
Still think Llorente is a better bet than Carroll as target man back up.
Even balotelli who by most accounts has curbed himself somewhat in France so isn’t causing bother like he was at Man City.
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:52 AMComment #5
It’s never too late to hail ronaldo 😉
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:52 AMComment #6
cant stand vodka made from potatoes yuk …
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:53 AMComment #7
– “On the Andy Carroll front, I’m told the deal will almost certainly stand or fall on the #NUFC medical team’s assessment of the striker’s reconstructive ankle surgery….”
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:54 AMComment #8
how old is balotelli now seems to have around for years …
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:54 AMComment #9
Brighton have signed a young defender from PSG. Wonder if this will sway Sissako to them if that’s still ongoing?
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:56 AMComment #10
na deffo dont want him dodgy ankle …
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:56 AMComment #11
Just searched, 29 going to be 30 in a few days.
I thought he was still around 27.
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:57 AMComment #12
Ronnie didnt do his due diligence and refresh before he sent that. Rookie mistake!
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:57 AMComment #13
Andy Carroll – 4 goals in last two seasons.
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:58 AMComment #14
Newcastle United run medical checks on Andy Carroll and plot free transfer move on Geordie striker
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:59 AMComment #15
i remember when Marcelino was at wor club didn’t play because he hurt his finger soft shite…
Aug 8, 2019 at 11:59 AMComment #16
we will finish 7th this season.
don’t care with what anybody say
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:00 PMComment #17
If you’re talking about Gayle hes 28. That DOB is wrong. I’ve checked this up before. Dont trust wiki. He was born 17oct 1990
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:02 PMComment #18
i thought the same mate …
Andrew Thomas Carroll is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker. He is without a club having most recently played for Premier League club West Ham United. Carroll has also played for the English national team. Wikipedia
Born: 6 January 1989 (age 30 years), Gateshead
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: 76 kg
Partner: Billi Mucklow
Current team: England national football team (Forward)
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:06 PMComment #19
Makes absolutely no sense other than to appease the fans, I doubt too many will renew tickets on the strength of AC returning.
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:07 PMComment #20
i was watching Sly Sports News last night all they were wittering on about was munu this manu that after about 10/15 minutes jim white had to but in and said hang on this is not all about manu . he must of got a message off his director . JIM tell them to STHFU will you …
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:08 PMComment #21
have to agree with you ( first time ever i think )
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:11 PMComment #22
AC is a waste of wages, even on a pay as you play deal.
He’d basically be giving us as much in a season as Joselu did. Is that worth the time and energy? Wouldn’t it be better spent getting someone from the youth team in and around the first team and pushing for them to get some game time?
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:16 PMComment #23
I think it makes perfect sense, hes the type of striker we need as cover and he is always gonna be 3rd or 4th choice striker anyways. He wont have to play more than 10 odd games a season anyways. For free I definitely think it’s a great singing.
I highly doubt they’d bring him in to appease fans Jail, as AC is never gonna appease many people to begin with. It’s just good business, it makes perfectly good sense, considering hes free and his wages are not going to be astronomical either.
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:17 PMComment #24
bus has moved lads …
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:20 PMComment #25
Think carroll on a free makes sense tbf, he’s on a free for starters and gives us another option upfront who has PL experience
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:21 PMComment #26
Russian strikers in the PL
Andrey Arshavin – Arsenal – 2008–13
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov – Everton – 2009–12
Andrei Kanchelskis – Manchester United, Everton, Manchester City, Southampton – 1992–97, 2000–01, 2002–03Dmitri Kharine – Chelsea – 1992–99
Roman Pavlyuchenko – Tottenham Hotspur – 2008–12
Pavel Pogrebnyak – Fulham, Reading – 2011–13
Alexey Smertin – Portsmouth, Chelsea, Charlton Athletic, Fulham – 2003–08
Yuri Zhirkov – Chelsea – 2009–11
not an insping bunch
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:23 PMComment #27
Ashley tore out and spit on my heart when we sold Carroll, to bring him back now in any capacity will be a f*****g insult… Exactly the sort of thing Ashley likes to do, have a good old laugh at us.
There will be no tears of joy and a swelling of pride if this geordie is brought back home. It will simply be a reminder of how out of touch our owner is and another fat laugh in our faces.
I loved Carroll and none of my annoyance would be aimed at him and if he does come back but it will be yet another example of just how much we MUST ALL drop the “Support the team not the regime” b******t mentality and BoycottNUFC to get the parasite out of the club.
Aug 8, 2019 at 12:24 PMComment #28
Did u just compare AC to Joselu? Lol AC if fit is a fine stiker. Hes also somone tall enough that our piss poor crossers can actually pick out from time to time.
He would be 3rd or 4th choice striker which means he wouldn’t be playing more than 10-15 games a season and unlikely to start many of these games either. Which would help hugely to reduce his fitness and injury worries.
There are a lot of things the board do that I dont agree with, but bring in a free AC is good business imo.