Bas Dost seems to have been in the lives of Newcastle fans since..well, difficult to remember when he wasn’t.

The 6ft 5 Dutch striker turns 29 in May and looking back, he has certainly been linked with a move to Newcastle ever since he was a 22 year old making his name in Holland with Heerenveen.

Then every transfer window since, I’m pretty sure Newcastle have been going to buy him, according to at least one or two media outlets.

Sometimes NUFC ‘have made bids’, ‘had bids accepted’, ‘been in talks with the player’, ‘been in talks with his club(s)’, and so on.

April 2018 and once again Bas Dost and Newcastle United are mentioned in the same sentence.

He has scored a load of goals in the very poor Portuguese league with Sporting Lisbon, 54 in 54 league starts, though I’m guessing you have to take that as being on the same level as if he’d scored that number in the Scottish pub league.

Anyway, the Portuguese media are claiming that he now wants to move on and his agent is looking for a new club in a better league, with Newcastle United one of the clubs (predictably) brought up in the reports.

It is one of the first signs of summer I look for – Newcastle being linked with Bas Dost – but this time it has come far earlier than other obvious signs of summer, such as men (not on a football pitch) wearing shorts, petrol stations doing the hard sell on B-B-Q stuff, wasps appearing, andΒ pubs taking bookings for Christmas.

A year ago after scoring loads of goals in the Portuguese pub league, Newcastle were laughably said to be interested in signing Bas Dost (for some reason, whenever I hear/see his name, I always think of the classic Phoenix Nights and their ‘Das Boot’ German fruit machine) for Β£40m, so god knows what price tag will be put on him this time.

By the time the transfer window opens, the Dutch striker will be 29 years of age, and after only one half decent season (16 goals) in four years in the Bundesliga when at Wolfsburg, difficult to see anybody, let alone Mike Ashley’s NUFC paying massive money for the Dutch international (1 goal in 18 appearances for Holland).

In honour of his ‘connection’ with Newcastle United, maybe Bas Dost could/should be given a testimonial at the end of his career, so Newcastle fans can at last see him in the flesh…

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  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Next up, Charlie Austin

    • Leazes.

      Its almost as if Alan Oliver had never left.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

      • Andy Mac

        He was always wide of the mark though

        • Desree

          Del Pierro

    • Mike

      or roooney

  • Shielsy

    Or Andy Carroll lol

  • Leazes.

    99% of everything reported by bloggers is fake…. unfortunately the odd bit of truth that does come out gets buried under this tripe (the originator of this one is a teenage kid called John Verrall blogging on HITC from his bedsit, he does this regularly)

    The most important bit of insight to the owners train of thought was an impromptu meeting with a fan in Mayfair Pret-a-manger but nobody has taken it up because he said there was no bids and Staveley didn’t have financial backing…. no purchases he said until club is sold…. lan deals only!…. if our local press did go with it then they would have a hard task in filling their pages in the close season….. so they ignored it!

  • Peaky

    Over to you Ms Parton….
    🎡🎡 Here we go again………….🎡🎡🎡

  • robbersdog

    He played against England last month and was f*cking terrible – a big, lumbering donkey who’s nowhere near good enough for the Premier League. He should go to Celtic as the SPL is a similar standard to the league he’s playing in now.

    • Desree

      Or Fulham

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    Bas Dost is nothing more than a Mike Ashley “Red Herring” which is probably put out there by himself or his minions every approaching window.
    Arda Turan used to be another which was used frequently along with other gems like : Gokhan Inler, Eren Derdiyok, To name a couple.

    • Andy Mac

      TBF they were often mentioned during the SJH era along with

      Quaresma who also didnt play for us. Sadly Duff turned up though πŸ€”

  • Wor Lass

    He`s crepe!

  • Mxpx

    I’d love to sign bas dost as I would have the past 3 times we’ve been linked but it’s clearly not going to be happening Mike Ashley won’t pay his transfer fee for starters then we have the issue of him not playing in the champions league with us followed by the “getting him over the line”

  • Leicester Mag

    I swear I’ve seen him in the Gateshead Hylton. Got a suite with Lord Lucan and Shergar

  • Andy Mac

    How many times have we fans believed that this year will be different from all those other miserable close seasons during Fatman’s reign? As long as the Fat Fakir is still here we might as well believe we’ve bid for the entire Barca squad, just to keep the spirits up, during what will be another groundhog close season.

    IMO Fatty needs to go before I’ll even bother perusing the media transfer gossip as I’m not one who enjoys banging my head against a brick wall.

  • Desree

    When is Charlie Austin signing