The News of the World today reports that Sam Allardyce looking at two players in the French league. Center-back Claudio Cacapa, 31, is available on a free transfer from champions Lyon, and Jean-Sebastien Jaures would cost the Magpies around Â£700k from Auxerre. There have also been several reports that Newcastle are linked with a move for Turkish winger Gokdeniz Karadeniz. Sam has supposedly talked to Emre about the 27-year-old who is valued at around Â£1m.
Well â€“ do we really have all the money for these three 😀
They would cost Â£1.7M â€“ and if you add in Viduka, Boateng and Ben Haim â€“ there’s six players for less than Â£3M.
Looks like he doesnâ€™t need â€“ or wouldnâ€™t know what to do with Â£45M â€“ but the goal for next season is to get some good sound players in â€“ particularly at the back and stop the leaking of goals. If Sam is really after all these players that are being reported he must not be sleeping at nights. Our view is we are all for Sam bringing in these players â€“ the Â£45M can be spent on a couple of world class stars that we can go after at some point â€“ particularly if we sell Owen. Until Ashley comes in â€“ we cannot expect Big Sam to do anything much different to what his plans have been up to this point.
Hereâ€™s some information on these players â€“ in case Sam does in fact sign some of these players.
GÃ¶kdeniz Karadeniz (born January 1980) plays for Trabzonspor and is an extremely talented footballer and member of the Turkish National team for whom he has played 32 times scoring 5 goals. He made his debut for Trabsonspor in 1999. He plays for both club and country as an attacking midfield player and is one of the most recognized faces in Turkish football.
Jean-Sebastien Jaures is French, born in September, 1977 and has played for AJ Auxerre since 1996 in the French Ligue. He has made 233 appearances for them and scored 4 goals over the last nine years.
Claudio Cacapa is a Brazilian center-back who has played 122 times for
“I am a
Lyonman now, it’s my town. When I arrived here I was called Claudio but now they call me Claude. “I don’t know where I am going now but I have a few irons in the fire. I am a sensitive man but I am going to try not to cry.”