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Newcastle Priced Out Of Moves For Bundesliga Strikers – Report



In Callum Wilson, Newcastle have a quality striker who is a reliable source of goals. The 29-year-old was named Newcastle’s Player of the Season after banging in 12 goals and adding 5 assists during his inaugural campaign.

Wilson’s arrival was outside Mike Ashley’s strict transfer policy of only paying money for players under the age of 27. Ashley sanctioned the Β£20m move and it paid off big time last season.

As has been the case for the past few years, Newcastle are again in the hunt for a striker this summer. The futures of both Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll are uncertain at the moment. Gayle has reportedly agreed on a new 3-year-deal while Carroll is mulling over the offer of a one-year extension.

Even if both strikers sign on the dotted line, Newcastle will still need at least one more forward in the door. Gayle’s contract offer serves two purposes. He’s a decent back up striker when fit and if a suitable offer comes in for him, Newcastle can get a decent fee.

Carroll’s days as a starting Premier League player are likely over. The bruising striker does provide some value in the dressing room and as a late-match substitute. Though if the Premier League reduces the number of players on the bench this season, he probably struggles to make the matchday squad.

Sasa Kalajdzic– Newcastle priced out of move

What Newcastle need is another goal scorer in the ranks. They cost money. Something which Steve Bruce has precious little of this summer. The Athletic, in their scouting guide for Euro 2020, have named two internationals that Newcastle have tracked but just can’t afford.

Early last summer, Newcastle were briefly linked with an interest in Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst. The Dutch international fit the bill as a goal machine. Heading into last season, he had scored 38 goals in two seasons with the Bundesliga club.

According to The Athletic, last summer Newcastle along with Tottenham made preliminary advances for the Dutchman. Nothing further materialized and the 6’6″ target nan stayed with Wolfsburg firing them into the Champions League.

He had an outstanding season bagging 25 goals and 9 assists in 41 appearances. Wolfsburg won’t stand in his way of a move to another club but it would take Β£25m to start negotiations. Even if Newcastle had that to spend, Weghorst probably wouldn’t trade in Champions League football.

The other striker Newcastle reportedly really admire is Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic. He’s another giant standing 6’7″ and is more of a realistic target than Weghorst. Kalajdzic turns 24 in July while Weghorst will be 29 when the season kicks off.

He has just 2 years remaining on his contract and Stuttgart are bracing themselves for offers this summer. The Austrian international is being tracked by Everton, Tottenham, and West Ham for a potential move this summer.

Newcastle are basically ruled out of the running as he would command a fee similar to Weghorst’s. Kalajdzic’s stock has soared after scoring 17 goals this past season. He missed much of the previous one with a serious knee injury.

So Newcastle’s limited budget will force Bruce to look at free agents or loan signings to get in another forward. Josh King seems like a perfect fit despite not being a guarantee for goals. There should also be some potential loan opportunities by the start of the season.


167 comments so far

  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Haven’t had a Whisky liqueur for a while, sipping on Glayva as we speak.

    A bit like nightnurse really.

    Jail, have a look in the medicine cupboard mate!

    πŸ™‚

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #2

    On a school night πŸ˜‰

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Or just look for a bottle of turps πŸ˜‰

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #4

    magicmac54,
    I was indeed, I bought a bottle for my mates 50th a few weeks ago and bought one for myself, clean forgot I told her to give my one away πŸ˜₯

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  • kilcline

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #5

    #cans

    We will sign

    Willock
    Ben White
    Aarons
    Toney

    Likely to sign King on a free and a youngster on loan from Chelsea

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Just got off the rig this morning and I’m in full nightshift mode despite hardly sleeping at all today, a wee Talisker would have been a lovely drop of medicine, there’s a miniature bottle of teachers and that other shite make down there from a set of three a dead aunty gave me once but I’m not going there 😳

    2
  • coming home

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Jail

    Proper blokes don’t give away a good single malt

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail for Ashley

    It sounds like your in the mood for a bit of the devils buttermilk after grafting away on that night shift, did you ever sample Irish moonshine better known as potcheen christ not many can drink it, its like fire water πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Nearly all humans are hypocrites unfortunately a shameful human trait. Alcohol is forbidden so shouldnt call themselves Muslim if they drink.

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Aces

    Not on here please.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #11

    magicmac54,
    I have indeed, a few lads had some brought out to Australia from visiting friends a few different times.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #12

    ch,
    He’s giving me the box for season ticket price as opposed to getting it for Β£400 dearer from the club.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #13

    ch,
    There’s plenty more of it on Amazon, it’s not like it’s a rare commodity.

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  • coming home

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Jail

    Aye sounds like a good swap was only joking

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Rom

    Medicinal purposes.

    πŸ˜‰

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #16

    29 of us in Scythes league now.

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  • coming home

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #17

    And to be fair teachers ain’t bad for a grain if you like smokey flavour

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Including the fabled ibizatoon.

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Jail i see you have already tried the potcheen, a little video link for you

    https://youtu.be/KtJMXqvNcxA

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #20

    ch,
    Am I doing Teachers a disservice there and getting it mixed up with Bells, or are they the same ilk?

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Wor

    Doctors orders πŸ˜€

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  • coming home

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #22

    Jail

    All the grains are cheep but all serviceable

    But teachers is my favourite cheepy bells is just hot n tasteless

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #23

    Magic

    Have had potcheen , wicked stuff mate 😳

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #24

    CH

    Teachers ain’t bad if you’re trying to start a barbecue on a windy day.

    πŸ˜†

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Think they run jet’s on that stuff πŸ˜‰

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #26

    I was in Newfoundland on business many years ago and was introduced to β€œScreech” their local moonshine. Bloody hell that was strong, had a kick like a mule and tasted bloody awful

    I asked about the name and was told β€œwait until the morning” haha – buggers!

    Also has moonshine in N. Carolina from a β€œdry” county!

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Had, not has πŸ™‚

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m going to get loads of grief here but I’m drinking a gin and tonic with a dash of lemon. There was only tins of coke and two little bottles of tonic and I’ll be footed if I’m drinking Teachers straight. There was a miniature dry gin there so drinking a very rare G&T and you know what, it’s actually quite nice πŸ™‚

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #29

    I took a bottle of Glen Morangie to that particular dry county in NC and was very popular that night.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Frickin delighted played well with the older guys and a bunch of 15 Yr olds, in the Shearer /Barton etc shirt. What a Jersey. Has there ever been better in English football? I dribbled through two 15 Yr olds, and one of them said, “the newcastle fella is good”. I was delighted. Howay the lads, what a silly man i am! πŸ™‚

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Rom

    Doctors orders! Reminds me of the time I took a water sample into the doctor.

    Hmmm, a bit dark he said. You need to drink more.

    I got the wife on speed dial then said to the doc, just repeat that last bit please.

    πŸ˜€

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Romford Mag

    So you have sampled the moonshine mate, christ its lethal mate, i only tried it once about 30 years ago, those famous words never again, comes to mind Romford πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Whey hay, Jail’s a convert. Haha πŸ™‚ πŸ˜†

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #34

    πŸ˜†

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  • coming home

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Wor B

    Lol I think at our age we go for single malts
    But I used to like Teachers for its smokey flavour in my younger days
    Now it’s Lagavulin all day

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #36

    magic

    One of my friends mum is Irish , and everytime she went back home , she brought a bottle or two back with her !

    Let’s just say there was some very messy night’s πŸ˜‰

    1
  • coming home

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #37

    Jail

    Don’t go putting shit in the teachers it will kill all the flavour

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail Im more of a babychams man as you know and hate g+t but some guys do like it. Pints for me, and wine. God I miss a pub pint. Need to get there soon as they allow indoor pints

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #39

    ch,
    I used to drink blended whisky with soda and really couldn’t tell you when or how I started to like the peaty malts.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #40

    ch,
    I’d have drank the Teachers if we’d had soda in the cupboard but as I said only coke and tonic.

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