Steve McClaren was officially appointed Newcastle United Head Coach on Wednesday and has already held talks with Dutch striker Bas Dost according to the media in Holland.

Dutch daily newspaper Algemeen Dagblad report today that McClaren has spoken to the 26 year old forward with the possibility he will become his first signing at St James Park.

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

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.

As with all Newcastle transfer stories we will believe it when it happens but let’s all hope that Steve McClaren gets some early signings in, to give them ever chance of bedding in before the new season kicks off in only 58 days time.

The striker’s form also earned him a call up to the Dutch national team in March this year.

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  • Polarboy

    I won’t hold my breath but Dost and Austin would do very nicely.

  • andyknox2

    Skirgey ShareThis NUFCTheMag why would we want to buy a player that’s only had 26 starts in 2 seasons is he another sick note ?

  • Jezza_NUFC

    Just the thought of McClaren talking to Dutch guy made me laugh.

  • Skirgey

    andyknox2 ShareThis NUFCTheMag because its qhat we do

  • andyknox2

    Skirgey ShareThis NUFCTheMag we won’t get Austin that was just a Roos to sell season tickets before yesterday’s deadline

  • wor monga

    @andyknox2       …Bas Dost actually 
    played in 36 games last season alone (14-15) for Wolfsburg (using a
    rotational system)…he scored 20 goals, and had 7 assists…125 mins on the field
    for each goal, and a total of 2,501 minutes in play…so what kind of sick-note does
    that make him?!!!

  • wor monga

    This lad would be a great signing…he knows exactly where the
    goal is both with his feet and head and is not shy of putting himself about in
    the box, where the knocks are handed out…(he won the German cup for them
    against Dortmund…with a header)

    …at 1.96m (6ft 5”) he is the ideal target man that we haven’t
    seen since Carroll left for £35m, and any real strength up there since Ba…if
    McClaren manages to get him in I’d be really encouraged!

  • The Mag

    wor monga He’s not a sicknote but wasn’t rotated either. He only started in cup matches to rest first choice players until 14 December when started his first Bundesliga match of the season, this followed scoring the previous weekend in the league against Hannover as a sub.

  • Skirgey

    andyknox2 ShareThis NUFCTheMag I don’t see us getting him to much interest in him from elsewhere

  • andyknox2

    Skirgey ShareThis NUFCTheMag we are looking at das bost he’s another only played 26 games in 2 seasons another sick note !!

  • Skirgey

    andyknox2 ShareThis NUFCTheMag yeah De Jong had the same rep & its proven to be very true

  • Polarboy

    @andyknox2 Skirgey ShareThis NUFCTheMag As far as I can see he’s not a sicknote. He was just third choice at Wolfsburg until he came into some form.

  • ArtyH

    Well most of what we all thought has come true, Carver saked and McClaren the new coach, for me one big relief followed by a bit of disappointment. However we will have to see who comes in for Steve Mc to work with, I think it will be mediocre fair based on passed performance. I reckon we can forget about Austin or Bost, its shame as they would have made a difference to the team and helped with the development of Pereze. It will be interesting to see where the proposed £40 or £50m goes, is it for transfer fees or are wages included in there as has been done before, if so that cuts the war chest down to £25/30m. We will just have to see. I think we should all get behind Steve Mc as he is probably the best we can expect under MA. Good luck mate I think you will need it.

  • tino o

    All the talk has begun were interested in this one and that one before we know it somebody else has signed them I wouldn’t have thought we are the only team looking at Austin we will play hard ball and loose out to someone who pays more than we would let the penny pinching begin

  • Mal44

    tino o  I understand the cynicism but in my mind signing Austin is the first big test for Charnley and will indicate how serious we are about the things Ashley talked about in his interview. If we get him it would be a big statement – fingers crossed.

  • tino o

    Not his first big test that was replacing pardew he made a mess of that and nearly had us relegated. Wouldn’t mind Austin but if anyone can mess things up charnley can in the time he’s been here he is due to get something right tho.

  • wor monga

    The Mag         If he’s sitting on the bench and fit and able to play…in any
    game during the season…then he is being used in rotation…that’s why stats are
    formed from time on the field, and times played between goals…his are good even
    if other strikers are preferred starters…

    …Why didn’t you moderate the other comment saying he was a
    sicknote when it’s totally untrue and he most certainly isn’t?

  • toonterrier

    We wont pay the wages so expect to again start the new season with a few freebies and cheapies. Hope I’m proved wrong but the past record of this lot doesn’t give me a lot of confidence in the signings we need to get us where we should be with the support the club has. This eighth place target is a disgrace for a club this size. We should be pushing for fifth to get among Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Man U and Liverpool

  • v0ices

    wor monga The Mag hes sitting on the bench because hes not good enough to start, he got a chance took it and warned his place in the side all your talk of rotation just highlights your desire to jump on anything to grovel to ashley and sing his praises.

  • v0ices

    tino o there is no chance of singing austin too big a fee and too high wages. thats why we buy cheap imports where have you all been for 8 years

  • Mal44

    I agree. He’s made a lot of mistakes and quite frankly is lucky to still have his job. In any other business hen would have been sacked. I was sort of giving him a fresh start following the Ashley interview when we are supposed to be having a change of direction.. We’ll see.