Newcastle United are claimed to be in ‘advanced talks’ for the transfer of Vincent Aboubakar.

The 25 year old striker is currently with Porto but spent last season on loan with Besiktas, helping them to win the Turkish league title.

The Turkish club wanted to keep the forward on either a loan or permanent deal after he scored 19 goals in only 27 starts (plus 11 off bench) but Futbol Arena now report that Newcastle has muscled in, with Besiktas allegedly not able to compete with the finances Newcastle can offer in terms of transfer fee and wages.

Besiktas had been in transfer talks with Porto but the Turkish champions are now said to have now accepted defeat in terms of having the player at their club once again next season.

Vincent Aboubakar scored the winner for Cameroon in the 88th minute in the final of the African Cup of Nations earlier this season and has now scored 17 international goals in 35 starts (and three off the bench).

Qualifying for the Confederations Cup, the striker is currently in Russia with his national team, playing the whole 90 minutes on Sunday night as Cameroon lost 2-0 to Chile.

As always, like all transfer stories we believe them once they are completed but the Porto forward is showing upward progression in his career and scoring a decent amount of goals.

After scoring 17 goals for Ligue 1 side Lorient in 35 starts and three sub appearances, he was transferred to Porto for £2m as a 22 year old in summer 2014.

Scoring another 26 goals in 44 starts (18 off bench) in his first two seasons in Portugal, Vincent Aboubakar still struggled to hold down a regular first team spot and so went on loan to Besiktas last season, where he was an unqualified success with those 19 goals in only 27 starts (plus 11 off the bench).

Wherever he ends up, the striker will surely be looking for somewhere he will get regular football and/or playing at a higher level, such as the Premier League.

There have been claims over the weekend that Newcastle are close to bringing in more signings shortly, we wait to see whether Vincent Aboubakar, or any of the other linked players…will be amongst them.

It is two weeks today when pe-season training begins and the first friendly is at Hearts in 25 days time.



  • Alex

    Would love to be linked with someone I’d freakin’ heard of.

    • Clarko

      You have never heard of Aboubakar?

      • Albert Stubbins

        isnt that what get’s shouted before something gets blown up? Sounds more like the head gadgee from Isis to me- never heard of him in football related discussions although his record so far looks useful.

        • Clarko

          You should broaden your footballing horizons.

          • Albert Stubbins

            why? Are you Gabriele Marcotti like?

          • Clarko

            You really don’t follow your own advice do you? Making jokes about “Isis” on a “football related discussion”.

          • Jimblag23

            Calm down Clarko, you’re on a mission today 😂

          • Clarko

            A successful mission.

    • Cuh736

      The new Samuel eto’o. If not in terms of skill, then at least for shouldering the Cameroon team. He’s been around for a while now

    • Mark Kilmister

      Linked with him 3 years ago when Carr recommended him to the board when he was with FC Lorient as a 22 year old. Certainly not a new name for us if you follow the club during the transfer windows.

      • Leazes Ender

        Carrs list then…

      • Alex

        Okay, looks as if I’ve opened myself to some ridicule. I can take it.

        Anyway, no I haven’t heard of him – I don’t really follow Spanish football at all, and follow African football even less.

        I certainly follow the goings-on at NUFC for all 12 months of the year but I’ve clearly forgotten about Vince — after all, Carr’s fingers have been on a “fair few” over the years, and I haven’t stored them all in my memory.

        • Jimblag23

          It’s impossible to follow from year to year as we’re linked with a new randomer everyday for 3 months.

        • Mark Kilmister

          Wasn’t having a pop at you in anyway for not knowing of him, was just saying he’s been on the clubs watchlist before. Watched him over that time and he his a decent player and would be good for the club. A powerful option to have, similar to Rondon is style.

          • Alex

            No offence really taken, Mark – not a problem.

            It was mainly the fact the 3 of you knew him. So, I felt a bit of a nobb for not – haha.

        • MadMag83

          Spanish football? Porto play in Portugal. No Spanish teams were mentioned?

          • Alex

            Clearly, I’m having a bad day – must be the heat! To be honest, when I made my first post, I’d just finished reading

            about Lejeune from Eibar, so Spain was likely in my mind.

          • MadMag83

            Fair enough mate, the heat has messed me up a bit as well.

  • Jaime Clarke

    plays a bit like papis cisse,(first season with us) but maybe quicker.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      quicker at what ?

      • Albert Stubbins

        straying offside>?

    • Stephen Paylor

      but runs with the ball way better

  • Leazes Ender

    I’ve never heard of him either…. mind I only watch United on telly… I’m partizan.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Another Duck Egg

  • Thefootballerwhocouldfly

    The smell of Carr….with potential signings like these Ashley will be aiming for for ambitious 17th than the premiership!

    • Down Under Mag

      To be honest, Carr hit gold with Cabaye and had some dross as well, BUT he also “recommended” a lot of players that ended up elsewhere because fatty wouldn’t pay the wages/fees required and other clubs did…a lot of those players worked out wherever they have gone and we ended up with random scraps that were left as Carr sought to find some bargain basement player on the cheap to satify Ashley’s need to try and mak ea profit. While I firmly believe we need to look further afield than what Carr has brought us of late, it may well have been a different view if he had been allowed to bring in all his first choice scouted players rather than the leftovers…

      • Alreet

        I do agree in part. He saw aubameyang before he was dynamite at dortmund and lacazette being touted to arsenal for 60 mil now.

        The poor ones have more recently out weighed though with the obvious riviere. Saivet. Thauvin. Cabella. De jong. To name a few. And one of many reasons we went down.

        Super scouts have more pluses than negatives.

        • Down Under Mag

          Don’t get me wrong, I think a good scout should have plan B’s and C’s, but I do feel sorry for Carr at times working under the constraints he needs to. Who knows if he had better options lined up but after seeing deals missed on not spending the money it wouldn’t be surprising for him to lower the bar too much to ensure things do go through. Remember Riviere was a back-up option because we wouldn’t pay the rate Swansea did for Gomis.

  • Stephen Paylor

    Would depend on the price. He is a player that suits Rafa way more than Mitrovic. He is strong, quick and skillfull. The sort of player that if he had a good season in the premier league would be suddenly worth 30 million. Like a cheap version of Batshuyai

  • Paul Smith

    I know him from football manager going back about 3 or 4 years… He was good on that for what it’s worth (had a long career at Chelsea in my game).

    People may laugh but the number of top players i’ve heard about from that game years before they are well known is ridiculous… A 16 year old James Rodriguez from when he still played in Argentina for Banfield for example.