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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 ยฃ20m 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 ยฃ25m 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

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #81

    Adamn_92
    Allen Carr’s book Easyway to stop smoking found on e bay/Amazon will be the cheapest ยฃ5/8 you’ve ever spent in your life.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #82

    Magic worked with a fairly ardent Tory once and she didn’t like me calling it the “North of Ireland”. We didn’t get on. So one Friday night on the piss after work I got a second generation Irish buddy of mine to sing Sean South. She was livid as he had a Surrey accent, so bad that she left the pub in a right snot. Great night, we ended up minced in a famous Irish pub called The Swan, in Stockwell nr Brixton. Great night altogether! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2
  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #83

    Munster Mag

    Do you mean your passing was a bit like Jeff Hendrick when you put the bib over your Toon shirt ๐Ÿ˜€ Did you watch the Hungary v Ireland game last night mate

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #84

    Rom

    lol, blow it my way, I’m not a new born objector.

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #85

    Wor

    I wouldn’t dare mate ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • jane

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #86

    “he is like a teenager”

    i thought the same.

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #87

    I tried one of those vapes

    Made me cough more than a tab ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    3
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #88

    The patches don’t work , they keep going out !

    2
  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #89

    Munster Mag To be honest i always call this part of Ireland the North of Ireland and across the border Ireland, its also a lot less confusing for a lot of people in the UK a lot of people in the UK just call it Ireland, but i try to stay out of the history and politics of it all mate.

    2
  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #90

    Rom

    I think I know what your problem is mate.

    Get yersel to the optician, you obviously can’t read the instructions.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #91

    Wor

    Ahh I see , am I lighting the wrong end ?

    3
  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #92

    Wise words magic.

    Good people say and do some bad things, bad people say and do some good things.

    Who are we to judge?

    A little tolerance goes a long way.

    3
  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #93

    Rom

    Try soaking them in teachers whisky first.

    ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #94

    Good night all take care ๐Ÿ™‚

    1
  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #95

    Wor B

    Fair play to you giving up the fags mate, the only way to give up is usually just down to sheer will power at the end of the day i guess.

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #96

    Wor

    ๐Ÿ’ก

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #97

    Time to hit the hay myself, nite nite all take care.

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #98

    Sorry I haven’t upgraded to led ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #99

    Magic
    Good night mate ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #100

    I think I just enjoyed winding her up Magic. Rebel songs from a guy born in London was like a red rag to a bull. The other English lads had a great laugh. Mind you they never went to the Swan again. A mad bar. A dangerous Fire hazard, aggressive but friendly messed up drunken Pogues type of place. First kissed the now wife there! Gwan Limerick! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #101

    Cheers magic ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rom, I was kidding about the whisky!

    Nite mate, take care.

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #102

    Wor

    I wasn’t ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Night bud ๐Ÿ™‚

    1
  • NY Mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #103

    Rom,

    Impeccable timing…….goodnight mate ๐Ÿ™‚

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #105

    NY

    ๐Ÿ˜† again !!

    Good night mate ๐Ÿ™‚

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #106

    Magicmac

    Sorry but I have to correct you on your comment that every Toon fan on Earth wants to see the back of Ashlie.

    It’s actually every Toon fan in the Galaxy, take it from me that there’s a lot of them out there.

    3
  • NY Mag

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #107

    Bill,

    Donโ€™t tell big Mikey that….heโ€™ll be setting up a sports direct outlet on the moon ๐Ÿ™‚

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #108

    NY Mag

    Naah, JD Sports got in before him.

    2
  • NY Mag

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #109

    Bill,

    Little bit of trivia…..when the Mars rover landed they left several silicon chips on the planet. The company I work for was etched (via electron beam) into one of them.

    Hopefully, big mike wasnโ€™t…..for all mankind ๐Ÿ˜€

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #110

    NY Mag

    Why?

    1
  • NY Mag

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #111

    Bill,

    I donโ€™t get your question?

    Why leave it at all? Or why omit big Mikey?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #112

    Wasn’t being funny was just wondering why your company did what you said.

    Anyway bedtime so G’dNight NY Mag and any lurkers.

    2
  • NY Mag

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #113

    Bill,

    No worries…just PR, I guess

    Anyway, goodnight mate, take care

    1
  • Dondatta13

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #114

    Hi chaps…

    I usually drink Jack Daniels (Old no7, Gentleman Jack or single barrel)…

    Well I have had a litre bottle of Haig Club (Clubman) in the cabinet for nearly 2 years…

    Opened it at the weekend and, Yes sir! I found it quite delicious. It’s a single grain scotch but it is matured in Bourbon casks…

    1
  • Dingoยฎ

    Jun 10, 2021 at 5:05 AM

    Comment #115

    Scapa for me = they only do one bottling and its bardy

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:06 AM

    Comment #116

    I drink water or tea.

    2
  • Optimistic prime

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #117

    Magic

    I like too be busy and wicked ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:28 AM

    Comment #118

    I like the cheapest one best.

    1
  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Jun 10, 2021 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #119

    Does anybody recommend a good guide to the other teams at the euros?

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #120

    I imagine there is a few sore heads this morning ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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