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NEWCASTLE are ready to make a £4million offer for PSV Eindhoven ace Jefferson Far fan.


And the Peruvian striker took yesterday's friendly to show precisely why.


The Magpies want the 21-year-old to follow Damien Duff into St James's Park as Glenn Roeder continues to reconstruct his squad.


They would be advised to try and do it quickly.


Farfan spent last season firing in 21 goals as PSV picked up the Dutch title.


He also bagged a brace in the Champions League against AC Milan - and it took him just 16 minutes to set his team on the road to a comfortable victory.


His first shot from a clever Phillip Cocu cross was superbly pushed against a post by Shay Given.


But the rebound fell to Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, and his short cross was drilled in by Farfan despite the efforts of Steven Taylor. That lead was doubled 25 minutes later. Farfan produced a fine ball down the PSV right to send Michael Lamey galloping away and his cross was cracked past Given first time by Hesselink.


Four minutes after the break, and with Newcastle still to cause any problems for the visitors, a third goal arrived.


Arouna Kone's driving run left Craig Moore for dead and his cross, pulled back from the byline, was emphatically finished by Jason Culina.


That overshadowed the home debut of Duff. The Ireland winger will hope to enjoy more fruitful afternoons when the Premiership season kicks off next month.


A 48th-minute far-post volley was as close as Duff got to opening his account when he was picked out by a fine cross-field pass from Nobby Solano. Then he went for glory from 25 yards but his effort soared over the PSV bar.


Duff lasted an hour and was given a standing ovation.


It wasn't the reception that greeted the return of Nicky Butt as the former Manchester United midfielder was jeered on his return from a season-long loan spell at Birmingham.


Newcastle eventually dragged themselves back into the contest in the 67th minute when substitute James Milner crossed to the far post and Shola Ameobi rose powerfully to head home.


Five minutes later, Ameobi was brought down in the area by Eric Addo and Albert Luque, Duff's replacement, stroked home the penalty.

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Guest Tony_Green
Predictable link after they way he played yesterday, looked like a cracking player!



Not the hardest thing in the world when you're playing up against Titus Bramble.

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Portsmouth have bid £12m for him haven't they?



Wouldn't surprise me, they seem to wait for us to be linked to someone and then put an offer in :lol: To be honest I don't see why he'd want to leave to come to us when he is guaranteed first team champions league football...

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For £4million I'll take him. Not sure that we can get him for that price, but again considering Duff is £5million, then who knows...

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