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Reports: Newcastle Make Bid for Roma Striker

Seydou Doumbia, 45 years old (apparently...)

Sky Italia are reporting that Newcastle have made an official bid for AS Roma striker, Seydou Doumbia. 

Doumbia, 28, spent five years at CSKA Moscow before moving to Roma at the start of 2015.

He struggled to make an impact in Italy, scoring just two goals in the second half of last season, and rejoined the Russian club on loan last summer.

However, since his return to CSKA has seen the striker’s stock rise sharply, with goals in the Champions League against Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven (5 in 13 in all competitions).

It would be fair to say, Sky Italia have been wrong in the past, and there’s no guaranteeing that this move is a goer. But it’s certainly interesting to see us linked with a fresh name – not the bogstandard Remy, Lacazette and Gomis which the tabloids have been chruning out over the past few days.

Nonetheless, Sky Sports’ North-East correspondent, Keith Downie, posted this tweet around 4:30pm. This may have something to do with it. 


The likes of Fernebahce, Aston Villa, Marseille and Leicester City have all been monitoring the Ivorian this month, so we’ll certainly be facing tough competition for his signature, if the reports are to be believed.

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About Harry Savill (Editor) (418 Articles)
I am the Editor of 'The Spectator's View'. I set up the website so that I could combine my two passions: Newcastle United and writing, and I hope for it to be a platform where fans can express their views on the club. History Graduate from Durham University. Junior Account Executive at M&C Saatchi.

1 Comment on Reports: Newcastle Make Bid for Roma Striker

  1. Newcastle should sign good left and right defender both of them should be wicked in defendering the ball.

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