Swansea linked with shock move to sign former NUFC flop – surely not?

Despite his woeful stint at St James’ Park, Swansea City are believed to be weighing up a summer move for Seydou Doumbia – the striker who couldn’t get in the NUFC squad just two years ago.

In fairness to Doumbia, his goalscoring record has tended to be brilliant wherever he’s been, with him scoring just shy 200 goals in in 342 career appearances, however his 6-month stint on Tyneside was an utter disaster.

He failed to impress both McClaren and Benitez, playing just 29 minutes of first team football – with it coming out just last week that he had a poor attitude and ‘didn’t like to train during the week’ in fear of getting injured.

That being said, it seems Swansea are open to giving the 30-year-old a second chance in the Premier League, with Portuguese reports claiming he could be snapped up for €7m this summer if Carvalhal keeps them up.

Doumbia only signed permanently at Sporting Lisbon in January, but they’re looking to cash in already according to Record, with them hoping to move the Ivorian’s £2m a year off their wage bill.



It would be interesting to see how he’d get on at Swansea if he were to be given a second crack in English football..

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “Swansea linked with shock move to sign former NUFC flop – surely not?

  1. The great Alan Shearer, during his career averaged near enough 2 goals every 4 games.

    The not so great, slagged off, not thought very much of at all, waste of space , Newcastle United failure, Seydou Doumbia has so far averaged 3 goals every 4 games.

    As we’ve seen with a number of players that have been through our books, if they don’t fit in with the manager’s style of play it doesn’t matter how good they are.

    If they are actually interested and this is not just another pile of BS, this could be a very shrewd move indeed by Swansea.

    Shearer was lucky he played for Newcastle when he did.
    A couple of years later and some of our managers would have had him playing in goal.

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  2. Rob Brown:
    The great Alan Shearer, during his career averaged near enough 2 goals every 4 games.

    The not so great, slagged off, not thought very much of at all, waste of space , Newcastle United failure, Seydou Doumbia has so far averaged 3 goals every 4 games.

    As we’ve seen with a number of players that have been through our books, if they don’t fit in with the manager’s style of play it doesn’t matter how good they are.

    If they are actually interested and this is not just another pile of BS, this could be a very shrewd move indeed by Swansea.

    Shearer was lucky he played for Newcastle when he did.
    A couple of years later and some of our managers would have had him playing in goal.

    He’s not 30 and hasn’t scored in the league all season for reigning Portuguese champions Sporting Lisbon..

    He’s clearly a decent goalscorer and could work at the right club, but I can’t see a bloke who prefers not to train during the week working in the Premier League?

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