Newcastle United are making a £9m offer for Bas Dost according to various newspaper claims this morning.

It appears to be The Mirror who were first to carry the story and they say that the Wolfsburg striker is going to sign a four year deal to seal his move to Tyneside.

The day after Steve McClaren was officially appointed Newcastle United Head Coach last Wednesday Dutch daily newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, reported that he had already held talks with the Dutch forward over a proposed move.

Bas Dost actually joined Wolfsburg only a year after Steve McClaren’s ill-fated short stay at the Bundesliga came to an abrupt end following only 9 months in the job.

Newcastle of course have long been linked with the striker, right back to when he scored 32 goals in 34 league games for Heerenveen which got him his £6m move to Germany in summer 2012.

Used sparingly in his first two seasons, Bas Dost scored 12 goals in 26 starts over the two years as he struggled to hold down a regular first team spot.

Last season looked to be heading the same way until he eventually made his first start of the season on 14 December 2014 and went on an impressive run, scoring 16 Bundesliga goals in only 17 starts.

The last year saw Bas Dost score 20 goals despite starting only 23 (plus 8 as a sub) matches in all competitions, which included a goal in the German Cup final victory against Borussia Dortmund.

That capped a very good year for Wolfsburg who thanks in large part to Bas Dost’s goals, went on a great run that lifted them to second place and Champions League football next season.

The striker’s form also earned him a call up to the Dutch national team in March this year when he made two brief appearances as a sub, though he was overlooked in last week’s squad for the games against USA and Latvia.

Newcastle have long been linked with the striker and it would be a major departure to recent years if United were to bring in a 6ft 5  forward.

Bas Dost goal record overall in club football (all competitions):

Heracles – Played 53 (plus 12 as sub) scored 19

Heerenveen – Played 63 (plus 10 as sub) scored 52

Wolfsburg – Played 40 (plus 24 as sub) scored 29

Overall – 156 starts (plus 46 as sub) scored 100

  • Roppa2

    This signing would be more typical of the current regime. They prefer to gamble on cheaper options, which they did last year with Rivierie, than to buy a more expensive, proven premiership player in Charlie Austin for £15m. Players such as Austin is a step too far for a wealthy club like Newcastle. More importantly, the wages of Dost will be significantly lower than Austin and if he does turn out useful, he will want to move on, to better himself. Thus bringing in more money to the ashley coffers The aspiration of the owner remains the same as it always been; Keep the club profitable and to stay in the premiership so it can be used as an advertising vehicle for his sports shops.The only real change from last year is the PR team will use “spin” to pretend that they are now wanting to compete as the ashelyout campaign was hurting ashleys brand name.

  • TelBoyTelboy

    Agree totally.

  • SGM

    Roppa2 Are you saying Austin wouldn’t want to move on? or that the current regime wouldn’t want to top-up their coffers?.

  • Bianchi Boy

    And here we go again…

    Paper claims player will sign. Fans complain of lack of ambition because aforementioned player isn’t the one they were told previously was going to sign. Because the previously mentioned player is clearly better, despite being in relegated team.

    Fans put 2 and 2 together to make twelvety and complain of lack of ambition.

    Paper claims another player will sign. etc etc etc. We never learn. Papers make up stories about players to sell papers. 

    Das Bost may sign – he may not. Austin may sign – he may not. Someone else might. But I guarantee that the papers are no closer to knowing than you or I until the contract ink is drying.

  • LeazesEnder

    Bianchi Boy True…. He’s only valued at £5.72 million and has 2 years left on his contract.

    Why would Ashley bid £9 million?

  • What’s the asking price , £18 million ?

  • ArtyH

    Got it spot on mate, its going to be another merry go round of will he wont he sign, media are no better informed than us and just make it up as they go along, I just wonder if we ar interested in Austin at all? Probably not, looking in the bargain bin again as usual, and that means by cheap by twice, they never learn.

  • Wait and shteve

    Instead of Austin maybe? I would hope as well as. We shall see in time

  • XerxesVargas

    Hmmm looking to sign a Dutchman. That’s good. Nothing to do with SD’s desire to get into Holland and Germany eh? 

    We wont sign him mind, we’ll just miss out. It will be a shame but at least they tried eh? Still hopefully the PR shots the club have been sending out to newspapers over there have plenty to SD branding in them. So its not all bad.

  • wor monga

    It’s interesting to see claims on here of player valuations
    etc…which are not entirely wrong…

    …but if a club wants to actually sign a player who they
    believe can do the job for them, but is contracted for yet another 2 years…
    then they have to offer some incentive (especially PL clubs) to the players

    …If they offered the estimated valuation according to the
    internet then neither the club…nor the player himself…would take it seriously…Bas
    Dost…is right (for the PL) and can do the job for us…and do it very well, and
    for a striker £9m’s not bad value!

  • MartinJW

    This is the same newspaper who stated last Thursday that ‘Charlie Austin will become Newcastle’s first summer signing in the next
    week – and England Under-21 striker Saido Berahino is also on their
    radar.’  So according to Simon Bird we have already signed Austin and Dost, and Berahino is on our radar.  Simon Bird of course was the only newspaper reporter to be invited to cover McClaren’s unveiling as a new manager. Meanwhile, the deadline for season ticket reneals is being pushed back.

  • Andgeo

    And no doubt they want £10m+
    Same old Ashley and Charnley transfer window farce!!
    Look at Lacazzete, Modric and Bony! The fat man could have made a fortune on those three alone but instead prefers to haggle over make weights!
    Nowts changed, fatty out!

  • Andgeo

    Sorry to break it to you, but we won’t be getting either!

  • Andgeo

    Spot on roppa, that is exactly what the fat man is doing. He will just keep putting the deadline back, sign no one and the simple folk will sign up for another season of dross marginally improved with McClaren instead of cardew.