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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 £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 £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

  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #41

    Munster Mag

    It sounds like there is plenty left in the tank in the old dog yet Munster lad 😀 😀 HWTL

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #42

    I was quite partial to Johnny Walker Black Label as a “superior blend” but single malts are the best.

    Switched allegiances to Gin orVodka several years ago as I saw them as “cleaner” spirits and didn’t get as many bad hangovers as I did on Whiskeys. Still get the headache but not the gut issues.

    2
  • coming home

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #43

    Jail

    Try it straight bet you like the flavour

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #44

    I’m quite partial to anything that’s got alcohol in it 😀

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #45

    My porcelain phone days are happily over. 😉

    What’s with this TO positivity stuff? Anything in it? – factually that is 🙂

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #46

    Wonder who we will get ?
    Thought they were after Brucie ?

    Tottenham have opened talks with former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca about becoming their new manager.
    After getting to the stage of advanced negotiations with Antonio Conte, only for the deal to collapse, there is an understandable wariness about the situation and no agreement as yet.

    Fonseca, 48, impressed at Roma, only to eventually lose his job last month after his side slipped to a seventh-placed finish and were eliminated from the Europa League semi-finals by Manchester United.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #47

    Nice one Rom 😉

    1
  • JohnJ

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #48

    I have to say…..

    I very much enjoy Bushmills Blackbush Irish Whiskey

    Also

    Johnny Walker’s Black Bottle whisky from Scotland!

    2
  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #49

    CH

    It’s Aberlour 12 with a drop of water for me.

    But I’m not so sniffy that I’d pass on a grouse/bells/teachers drowned in dry ginger with ice. 🙂

    1
  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #50

    Hide the hand gel, Rom’s here!

    😆

    2
  • JohnJ

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #51

    Have no desire to drink Gin or Vodka!

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #52

    I don’t half go through bottles of mouth wash 🙂

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #53

    And now I’ll be switching to hand sanitizer 😉

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #54

    Jail, I knew you were a gin and tonic with a twist of lemon kind of guy 😉

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #55

    Rom 😆

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #56

    My tickle is rum and my all time fave is a lovely bootle of Havana club 7. Bloody lovely stuff

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #57

    Ah, Blackbush nice drop. I worked closely with a guy from Austria who shamed me in a tour around Scotland when he announced in one of the pubs that Blackbush was his favourite. 😆

    I’m surprised we got out alive 🙂

    However, since then whenever I travelled to Austria (couple of times a year) I always got him a bottle at duty free and we regularly shared a few “snifters”. Memories eh?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #58

    Johnny Walker is probably the most famous whisky but not sure if that’s because of its flavour or because of the money spent on branding. JPS tabs were minging but those black and gold boxes and black and gold F1 cars seemed to make people smoke them.

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  • Ace50

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #59

    A couple of pages back, and some were commenting on the now infamous Keith. I fully appreciate everything he has done – the hours and money he has put in, and if this takeover comes off and he has contributed to that he deserves lots of credit.
    He does not do himself any favours with the way he communicates and puts down some that aren’t on the same page as him. He rambled for quite some time on Steve Wraith’s show getting to a point with Ben Jacobs and then was quite rude with Ben. He then goes onto to Twitter and calls him ‘Mr Dover’. Howay…he is like a teenager

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #60

    Romford Mag

    I can amagine you were floating on cloud nine after drinking that irish moonshine mate, if the takeover ever gets approved the fans should forget the cans and get stuck into the potcheen, what better way to forget Ashley ever existed, i would even go for it myself if it wiped out any any memories of Ashley in my brain cells 😀 😀

    1
  • Just a fan

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #61

    I’m with romford.
    I drink strictly for the alcohol.
    Never could get into the taste of a good wine whiskey or real ale.
    Wish I could have I’m sure I would enjoy it more.

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #62

    JohnJ, have you tried them? Or is it just a bit of old fashioned prejudice? 😉

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #63

    Jaf

    No time for tasting , just get it down the neck 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #64

    Dash of lemon Mund, please refrain from using your smogside incivility 😉

    1
  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #65

    Did someone mention tabs?

    Stubbed my last one out 23rd March 2020.

    Could still smoke one at times, but won’t.

    🙂

    3
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #66

    Wor

    Good on you mate 🙂

    Wish I had the will power 🙁

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #67

    Jail, I know what you mean, a lot of blends aren’t up to much but are well marketed. The basic Johnny Walker Red was hugely popular but I couldn’t stick it, like firewater! The Black was OK though.

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #68

    I just gave up giving up !

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #69

    Jail 😆 funny for you that 😉

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #70

    Warren Barton liked that tweet about the takeover from the press association.

    2
  • jane

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #71

    doesn’t seem a very inspired appointment.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Lage

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #72

    John J

    Good evening John, i remember you telling me you visited the Bushmills Distillery on the Antrim coast when you were in the North of Ireland, ive been there myself, its a very good tour, did you get a bottle of Blackbush when you were there John?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #73

    cleveleysbob,
    I’ve drank it before but don’t think it’s anything special. Just love those peaty ones though.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #74

    Wor b

    Good on you mate! Wish I had your will power, quit for a few months at the start of the year but lockdown stress and things got me in them again. Maybe I’ll quit when the takeover happens so let’s hope it’s soon 🙂

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #75

    jane

    Alot like ours !

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #76

    The Japanese whiskys are meant to be really good but I’ve never tried any of those.

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #77

    Magic, second half I had to cover the Toon shirt in a bib and my passing went arse ways. Hmmm….

    1
  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #78

    Rom, Adam,

    I was only ever a social smoker, down the pub, 20 cigs a week.

    Lockdown made it easy for me!!!

    Maybe change your routine prior to when you would normally light up, that might help.

    2
  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #79

    Cleveleysbob

    Evening Bob, i take it you have fully recovered celebrating your birthday the other night mate 😀

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #80

    Wor

    Thanks mate I’ll give it a try , just gotta finish this one first 😉

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