Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

United interested in Europe's top goalscorer

United interested in Europe's top goalscorer

Newcastle United are set to stun their rivals with an audacious bid to sign highly-rated Austrian striker Marc Janko for £12 million, according to German newspaper BILD.

The 25-year-old 6ft 5in hitman (who plays for Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg) is currently Europe's top goalscorer with a staggering 30 League goals in just 20 appearances (18 starts) this season. He is being courted by a host of British clubs including Blackburn, Sunderland, Celtic, Everton, and Tottenham to name a few.

However, it is Newcastle United who are the most likely club to break the bank for the player, as Magpies gaffer Joe Kinnear looks to add to his depleted squad.

It was reported earlier that the Toon were interested in the services of Atalanta's Italian striker Sergio Floccari, but it appears that their real target is the powerful Austrian.

Janko has been a real revelation this term, and Kinnear would welcome a striker who can actually score goals considering the club's growing injury crisis, and the dip in form of Michael Owen.

The striker has already confirmed that he would welcome a move to England, and has reiterated that it is his dream to do so.

He told the Austrian Press Agency, "England is [still] my dream".

"There football is much more physical and quick. It is another world.

"Any player moving there needs some time to adjust, even top international stars.

"But at the end of the day quality always comes out on top and I`m confident I could manage it," he added.

However, the club's Director Heinz Hochhauser has expressed his displeasure at the player's growing popularity among foreign clubs: "We are not prepared to let him leave at this point in time."






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mehzeb Chowdhury
Date:Thursday January 22 2009
Time: 10:22AM

Comments

0
Most likely to be Newcastle who break the bank? maybe if you sell Owen, N'Zogbia and Martins you could afford him. Ashley doesnt want to waste money on players up there as he knows as soon as they get off the plane on Tyneside, their stock plummets. Expect him to go to City or Spurs, the only two clubs that have money!
ExiL
22/01/2009 11:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019

Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

Rafa Has To Lighten The Load To Progress

Our squad is too big and is leaking money.

Daryl Murphy Completes Move

Murphy joining EFL Championship side Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee

Rafa Benitez Demands 100% Focus From His Warriors

Rafa understands the multiple benefits of keeping a squad on its toes to maximise focus,

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
None3%
1-33%
4 or 539%
6 or 740%
More than 715%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.CuckFan246
2.Toon_NoMatterWot157
3.PieMag139
4.keggy_keagal85
5.officemonkey45
6.Gillyboat39
7.Rytoon28
8.The Pyrry28
9.Neppos25
10.Mcnamee6724
Vital Football Comment