Newcastle want ‘strong’ £6m striker: Great potential!

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King Kev is keen to add young talent to his Newcastle United squad, will this guy cut it at St James’ Park?
Kevin Keegan wants Switzerland’s Euro 2008 hot-shot Eren Derdiyok.

The 20-year-old was also watched by Arsenal during the tournament but caught Newcastle’s eye.
Basle striker Derdiyok is rated in the £6m bracket by his club, but is eager to move to the Premier League – and Keegan likes the fact that he is a big, strong target man. (The Mirror)

At 6ft 3in and built like a carthorse, the Swiss international could be ideal for the blood-and-thunder Premier League. Whilst he hasn’t got a great deal of experience under his belt, he has shown that he has great potential. He was by no means explosive at Euro 2008, but he did make an impression which is more than can be said for most of his international team-mates.

Keegan showed his ability to shape Newcastle United’s fortunes towards the end of last season where results greatly improved, now he will be hoping that his side kicks on and challenges towards the top six bracket. A signing such as this one can only help the cause. Do the Toon Army think that Eren would fit in well as a Magpie?

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