St James’ Park side eye up new strike pair, but what about their Senegal international duo?
Newcastle are the latest Premier League club to reveal an interest in PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen.
Tottenham, Liverpool and rivals Sunderland have all been keeping tabs on the Sweden international, who scored 18 goals in 33 league games last season.
Come to Toon: Sweden striker Ola Toivonen is interesting Newcastle, and others
Toivonen has also attracted interest in Italy from Fiorentina and Genoa who had hoped to lure him away from Holland for £7million.
The 25-year-old was part of Sweden’s Euro 2012 campaign, making two appearances.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Newcastle close in on £9.5m De Jong and ramp up bid to sign France defender Debuchy
Newcastle are ready to seal a deal for FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong, 21, with a fee of around £9.5million.
Twente rejected an £8m offer but negotiations are continuing.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Let’s pretend for one moment that Magpies owner Mike Ashley isn’t the type to sell players to the highest bidder, hard we know, it is still hard to imagine that Alan Pardew’s chasing of TWO new strikers would mean anything other than the probable sale of one of the two impressive Senegal internationals who helped the St James’ Park side to a top five finish last season.
Newcastle United have chased Luuk De Jong for some time and FC Twente boss Steve McClaren has admitted he would struggle to keep the young Dutch international if the right bid was made. That bid is said to be around £9.5m, a fee that Ashley may be ready to pay to offer back-up to the club’s main strike pair Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba.
However further advances for a second new forward, namely Ola Toivonen, would surely come at the expense of one of the Toon Army’s main strike threats.
The big Swedish forward’s size would suit the Premier League and given that Demba Ba is said to have a fairly low transfer release clause, it is fairly possible that Pardew is lining up alternatives in case he loses the former West Ham man.