UK time is: 05:33:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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."




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!






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

The Journalist

Writer: Mehzeb Chowdhury Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 22 2009

Time: 10:22AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
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
Report Abuse
22/01/2009 11:30:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

De Jong Back For Tottenham? (Friday April 17 2015)

Aarons Not Out For The Season? (Friday April 17 2015)

Carver On 34million Summer (Friday April 17 2015)

NUFC Accounts Made Simple (Friday April 17 2015)

Eagles Flying High For SBR Charity (Thursday April 16 2015)

Why Can't Some People Boycott NUFC? (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Ameobi On The Move? (Wednesday April 15 2015)

NUFC Take Support For Granted (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Crystal Palace 33 11 9 13 -3 42
12. Everton 33 10 11 12 -2 41
13. WBA 33 9 9 15 -14 36
14. Newcastle 32 9 8 15 -18 35
15. Aston Villa 33 8 8 17 -21 32
16. Sunderland 32 5 14 13 -23 29
17. Hull City 32 6 10 16 -16 28

Breaking League News

Leicester City 2 Swansea 0
Leicester City : 18/04/2015 22:15:01
Sherwood Not Thinking About Losing
Aston Villa : 18/04/2015 21:39:00
'Tactically a Very Difficult Game To Get Through'
Swansea : 18/04/2015 21:15:01
Arsenal : 18/04/2015 20:58:00
City v West Ham - Team News
Man City : 18/04/2015 20:43:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 21%
Taylor 0%
Janmaat 43%
Williamson 0%
Anita 6%
Colback 6%
Abeid 6%
Obertan 6%
Sissoko 0%
Cabella 6%
Perez 0%
Sub - Gutierrez 6%
Sub - Armstrong 0%
Sub - Gouffran 0%