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Newcastle United Linked With Gouffran’s Ex-Teammate

8 years ago

Newcastle United are being linked with a very varied collection of ‘targets’ already and January is still some way off.

One recurring theme has been a number of strikers who don’t…score goals.

The latest to reportedly be interesting Newcastle is Cheick Diabate who played with Gouffran when he was at Bordeaux.

It is claimed that Newcastle have had the 6ft 4 striker watched and are prepared to offer £5m for his services.

The 25 year old Mali international has only scored 22 goals for Bordeaux and it has taken him 77 matches to get that far, plus his best season in Ligue 1 saw Diabate notch only eight league goals.

As we’ve said with previous links, strikers who score goals area brilliant asset while those who don’t…

If you did want to believe this one then maybe you could give a little mileage to believing that Alan Pardew might be fancying playing with a similar formation as when Andy Carroll was here and have the option of hitting long balls. I can’t see many fans though being sold on that particular idea.


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