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United bid for Nihat

 

Jan 8 2006

By Neil Farrington, The Sunday Sun

 

Newcastle's bid for Nihat Kahveci was confirmed last night - and the Turkish striker wants a move to Tyneside.

 

Real Sociedad star Nihat is ready to snub Spartak Moscow in favour of United, after the Magpies informed him of their interest.

 

But Newcastle are yet to negotiate a price with Sociedad for the player, a close friend and international team-mate of summer signing Emre.

 

"We have just started talks with Newcastle. They called me to ask about Nihat's situation," agent Ahmet Bulut told the Sunday Sun.

 

"Spartak want him but his preference is to play in England. Between the two clubs, he would choose Newcastle."

 

But Bulut - who brokered Emre's move to St James's Park - added: "Newcastle must first find an agreement with Real Sociedad."

 

That may not be straightforward, with Spartak thought to have offered more than the £2 million that United are likely to bid for Nihat.

 

Newcastle, on Emre's recommend- ation, eyed the 26-year-old long before a broken metatarsal robbed them of Michael Owen for an estimated three months.

 

And Spartak's reluctance to meet Nihat's wage demands could yet work in United's favour.

 

With Newcastle keen to land Chelsea's Wayne Bridge on loan and Charlton's Danny Murphy in a swap deal for Lee Bowyer, Nihat would probably be their only cash signing.

 

But a move for the Turk would still suggest boss Graeme Souness will be given until the end of the season to turn things around at St James's.

 

Meanwhile, Emre is hopeful of returning from injury to play a part in Newcastle's game at Fulham.

 

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Maybe im dreaming but...

 

hasnt he had a really bad injury recently? if i remember correctly chelsea were interested but didnt want to risk it incase he wasnt as good as before the injury... so a russian club(moscow perhaps?) that abramovich is linked with were gonna take him and if he develpoed move on to chelsea.

 

as i say i could be thinking of someone else

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I know nothing about him but here's a compilation posted on the other side. Really only marginally better than Championship Manager stats for judging a player...

 

He does look like he's got strength and pace, so would be worth a punt for 2m, but hadn't Spartak reportedly agreed to pay around 5m for him?

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He's only allowed one game.....if he dosen't play well, then we should sell the mercenary.

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Half a game imo, out of position.

 

By the way, from what I've seen of him, he's not as good as Luque. So beware :lol:

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Nar, twenty minutes is enough!

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The people over on N-O are going waaaay over the top about him. I'm pretty sure if he was English and had done the same over in the Premiership the label "one-season wonder" would quickly become attached to him. However, for £2m, it's worth the gamble.

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Building him up so they can knock him down later tbh.

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One season wonder. He needs to play alongside a big target man IIRC.

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He doesn't.

 

He has played well with a big target man, doesn't mean his entire game is based on that. Both Bellamy and Baros have done well with big target men (Shearer and Koller) but you wouldn't say, especially with Bellamy, that he needs a big target man to be a good player.

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One season wonder. He needs to play alongside a big target man IIRC.

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He doesn't.

 

He has played well with a big target man, doesn't mean his entire game is based on that. Both Bellamy and Baros have done well with big target men (Shearer and Koller) but you wouldn't say, especially with Bellamy, that he needs a big target man to be a good player.

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Played alongside Kovacevic when they nearly won the league a couple of years ago I think....

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One season wonder. He needs to play alongside a big target man IIRC.

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He doesn't.

 

He has played well with a big target man, doesn't mean his entire game is based on that. Both Bellamy and Baros have done well with big target men (Shearer and Koller) but you wouldn't say, especially with Bellamy, that he needs a big target man to be a good player.

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Played alongside Kovacevic when they nearly won the league a couple of years ago I think....

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I know, but that doesn't mean that he has to play with a big man, like Mark suggested.

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One season wonder. He needs to play alongside a big target man IIRC.

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He doesn't.

 

He has played well with a big target man, doesn't mean his entire game is based on that. Both Bellamy and Baros have done well with big target men (Shearer and Koller) but you wouldn't say, especially with Bellamy, that he needs a big target man to be a good player.

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Played alongside Kovacevic when they nearly won the league a couple of years ago I think....

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I know, but that doesn't mean that he has to play with a big man, like Mark suggested.

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I know it's adolescent (and so am i) but that bit's funny :rolleyes:

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