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Chimbonda Wants To Join Keegan at Newcastle

11:11 am, Friday, January 25th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 79 Comments

Unsettled Pascal Chimbonda is reported to be anxious to end his Tottenham days and join Kevin Keegan’s revolution at Newcastle.


Pascal Chimbonda – wants to join Keegan at Newcastle United

This will not be the last time we hear a player publicly say he wants to join Kevin’s new revolution at Newcastle United. We think the draw on the players to Tyneside will be great, even though we will still probably not be able to offer European Football next year.   🙁

But the French right full-back has been playing well recently and has started five of the last six games despite being one of eight players Tottenham boss Juande Ramos reportedly wants to have leave the club.

After Tottenham’s 5-1 victory over Arsenal in the Carling Cup semi-final second leg on Tuesday, in which he played very well indeed, the Sun reported the 28-year-old telling pals:

“Kevin Keegan has approached me and they’ve offered me more money.”

“I am definitely leaving Spurs. It’s all about the money. I don’t care about the final, I don’t care about the cup.”

We think Pascal would be a solid buy for the Tyneside club, and would have to fight it out with Habib Beye for the RB position – but that’s two good right backs at the club, if Pascal does finally arrive. Not too bad.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

79 responses so far ↓

  • 1 wsq // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    bull crap i don’t want him. another babayaro

  • 2 Robert from Serbia // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    oh god noooo….just not him,he is crap……….

  • 3 Neil A H // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    He even said it’s all about the money and that he doesn’t care about the Carling Cup final. Do not buy him. He is a selfish person. Beye is more professional and just as good. Carr will be good cover under Keegan.

  • 4 willowtoon // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    KK approached me – No he did not as that would be Mort and they would go through the correct channels.

    This guy is a mecenary and left Wigan just of r the money. He knows Ramos wants him out and looking for a pay day.

    I really hope he does not end up at the toon.

  • 5 wrighty // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Mercenary ! Another expensive, highly paid right back from Spurs ! He’ll go down a reet touch whilst sporting some gloves in April at St James !

  • 6 sparetheman // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    This is literally hearsay. He told “pals” this, eh? I really doubt anyone would come out and say “It’s all about the money”. Why can people not see through this rubbish reporting?!!

    Please stop taking quotes from The Sun, Ed, for your own sake.

  • 7 LoonyToon // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Not required….Beye is a excellent right back and IMO Carr has shown as long as he stays fit (He has looked fitter/quicker/sharper than at any point during his time at Newcastle) he will provide adequate cover….Chimbonda’s agent = Willie Mackay….Enough said

  • 8 Jammy // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Its all about the money, I don’t care about the final!

    Err, thanks but no thanks!

    Beye is top drawer, Carr is the best he has been here, and Taylor can cover if needs be.

  • 9 HELMUT // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    I hope this is more press crap.To say i woill be gutted about this is a understatment.This greedy tw*t is only after ££££££££’s and has openly admitted it.Keep this tossa back down south or in another country to rip some other club and supporters off and not us.

  • 10 canmag // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    chimbonda please don’t sign that money hungry prat 1year and he’d be gone for more money.

  • 11 Nick Dryden // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Big time mercenary and not exactly hiding the fact. Don’t touch with a barge pole.

  • 12 Kash2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Great attitude isn’t it!!!!!

    If you were a prospective employer and the candidate said that in an interview you would NOT give them the job!

  • 13 Ray // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Chimbonda is one person I would not like to see playing in a toon strip.
    This guy is an out and out mecenary based on the comments to his so called friends.
    Money grabbing little s### we can do without.

  • 14 Northumberland Magpie // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Dont want him had 2 many of his type of players in past keep Beye and Carr replace Carr with a young un in the summer who can learn his trade under Beye, also Taylor can play there if needed

  • 15 matty // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    PC would be a good acquisition. A very capable RB.

    Had been one of Wigan’s star players when they were performing well under Paul Jewell.

    We were linked with PC before he signed for the Spuds!
    ..A typical KK wing back, who has flare and speed!

    Carr’s days are diminishing quick, and to be fair has failed to perform and stay fully fit since arriving under Bobby.

    We need to build upon our current squad, and PC will certainly challenge Beye for the RB position!

  • 16 Black and White Blood // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Typical role model for the young wannabe footballers!!! Just the attitude eh..!

  • 17 Northumberland Magpie // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Get players that want to play for the club/keegan and not just here for the money

  • 18 millepede // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Habib Beye, has been brilliant this season, i dont know why we would want to sign another right back! – nevermind a dick like chimbonda

  • 19 Hadrian // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    after that statement you think he’d be a solid buy ed?
    heh .

  • 20 Edd Case // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    millepede – I agree completely. Beye is a fantastic player and our best defensive player signed in years.

    We certainly do not need to be buying players like Chimbonda.

  • 21 KevinHann // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Incredible. Only one person managed to perceive how idiotic these words really are. So idiotic that it is impossible that even the biggest idiot would actually say them. Chimbonda din’t say anything about any money, dudes. Grow up and think before you talk. He is a decent footballer, also, better than Beye offensively (but Beye is more solid in the back). Not my dream buy but wouldn’t mind him coming amongst 2-3 others.

  • 22 JIM // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    On ya bike son…
    you’re not welcome here mate!
    Don’t want him…no way!
    And right back is certainly not a possition we should fill first!
    Beye’s class.

  • 23 Staffsmag // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Why take any notice of anything they publish in the sun? A cheap rag that is only interested in peddling absolute tat. Everyone should boycot this paper. Chimbonda – money grabbing git – we don’t need you and moreover we don’t want you! Can anyone actually see him playing for his shirt ? and having any pride in wearing the black and white ? I think not !!!!

  • 24 ToonKing // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Chimbonda is a fookin’ bitch. Always was and always will be, a whining primadonna. He’s nothing better then Beye.

    Fook him.

  • 25 JIM // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Plus i don’t want no massive glove wearing legging wearing little sh!t playing for my club!

  • 26 Kash2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    What did he actually say then?

  • 27 nufctj // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Spurs now talking to Woodgate.

  • 28 ilkkaustoon // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    at least his honest heh if i was a pro footballer id be preaching the same stuff,
    as if its not all about the money any other player that says it isnt is a liar theres a reason why half the footballing talent shipped to chelski!

  • 29 Tom_Toon // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Chimbonda is joking because he’s been linked to us so much recently and people have been saying all he cares about is money. Hes being Sarcastic. After telling that to the press he started swearing at them. Its a complete joke, dont get riled.

  • 30 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    More press BS.

    Is anyone keeping track of all these players linked with us since KK joined.

    It’s becoming a bad joke tbh.

  • 31 Leo // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    dont want him if its all about the money…. greedy mofo

  • 32 cathal // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    beye is class. we dont need another right back. carr is a solid back up

  • 33 paul p // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    dont want chimbonda. am dissapointed spurs have made a march on woody though. what are we playing at here. get him spoken too.

  • 34 James // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Beye….plus come back from Africa and show Keegan how amazing you are as a right back for us so that Keegan doesn’t waste his time looking at money morons like Pascal.

  • 35 yongMalaysia // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    no plzzz, we already hav Beye who was brilliant for us… We need exprience CB for partner with Taylor.

  • 36 paul p // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    i just cant understand it. why are we not making a bid for woodgate. he could have played tomorrow for us if he was signed in time as he has not played in the fa cup this season. what a difference he would make.

  • 37 thelongshanks // Jan 25, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    f85k off cimbonda,money grabber,we dont want these types of players.

  • 38 obafemimartins // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    obafan2- we have been linked with 37 players since keegan took over.

  • 39 TOONNUTTER // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:09 PM






  • 40 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    lol 37 ha ha ha

    have you included this one:

    Michael Ciani of Lorient (The Times)

  • 41 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:13 PM

    IMO it would have been good to try and get a player not cup-tied, like Woodgate but times running out.

  • 42 Vitorbarbosa // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    We won’t really improve if he comes. He is just another RB in Beye class.

    Regarding Woody, he is out injured right now with a shin injury. Still injury prone as usual. I see no point bringing him back. We have enough experience defenders that need to be taught a thing or two. Quality is there… So, I do not concern much.

    *Carr can make a good RB if needed.

  • 43 Nev // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Any news on Goran Pandev ?
    I’d really like him to come to us

  • 44 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Nev, I heard yesterday that he is staying@Lazio till the summer 🙁

  • 45 Obafan // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    What an arrogant attitude. Don’t need him at all; Beye is world class and Carr is a good cover. He will prove tomorrow that he is in a good form.

    Again it will be one of the many rumours (but one which I will keep as a rumour).

    Start to believe that no new players will be added before the 01st February 🙁 .

  • 46 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Croatian star Luka Modric claims he turned down a move to Arsenal last season and apparantly Barca are interested in him too.

  • 47 Guinea Mag // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    We don’t need another RB as Beye is class and we can use Carr and Taylor as cover until we bring in a younger RB maybe in the summer.

    Woodgate is one of the best CDs I’ve seen but injury prone. It’s a big risk buying the guy although he is true class…..

  • 48 obafemimartins // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    obafan2- it is 38 then cos i didt know we had been linked with him

  • 49 nufctj // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Really does not make much sense to acquire Chimbonda. He is a solid player, but fills none of our most pressing needs (midfielders!). As for Woodgate it is curious how Spurs so suddenly came into the frame. Did we perhaps pass on him for some reason?

  • 50 obafemimartins // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    39 players we have been linked with because it says 10 mill move for bentley on the bbc.

  • 51 Stami // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    c’mon…do you really think that anyone would EVER say something so stupid…especially if he where trying to make a move to another club…honestly…the bloody papers must be struggling to sell copies if they printing garbage like this!!!

  • 52 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    lol obafemimartins 39 and counting 😀

    Don’t suppose you have a list?

  • 53 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    KK has confirmed that Shearer will NOT be no2 @ Toon

  • 54 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Spurs definately in transfer talks with Woody!!!!

  • 55 iain // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    chimbonda and his agent willie mcaky can f**k off.

    mckay has landed us with shit like boumsong and amdy faye.

    hes also pally with sounnes and big sam.

    we should stear well clear imo.

  • 56 mark // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    its jsut gonna be a shite day… super al not being the assistant manager and losing out on woodgate….

  • 57 obafemimartins // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    i do have a list cos my dad is away and he wanted to know who we where supposedly buying so i send it to him

  • 58 J // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    i REALLY hope the 10m bid for bentley is true as he is BRILLIANT and will get better.

  • 59 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    obafemimartins, if you ever get a chance to post it I’d love to see the list 🙂

  • 60 James // Jan 25, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    J – Some are claiming we bid £7m for Bentley and it was turned down. Then we offered an improved bid of £10m today. It would take £14m for Blackburn to do business, and I’m not sure Mort will go that high.

  • 61 Callum // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    ‘It’s all about the money’ – See, his attitude is crap and he doesnt deserve to wear the newcastle shirt

  • 62 obafemimartins // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    i will post it @ the end of the transfer window just for you.

  • 63 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    obafemimartins, 😀 tyvm

    Us Oba fans gotta stick together lol.

  • 64 obafemimartins // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:11 PM


  • 65 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    🙂 thank you very much

  • 66 obafemimartins // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:13 PM


  • 67 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Here’s my “quick” list lol:

    David Bentley
    Michael Ciani
    Pascal Chimbonda
    Oscar Cardozo
    Luka Modric
    Goran Pandev
    Jonathan Woodgate
    Dean Ashton
    Peter Crouch
    Daniel van Buyten
    Sol Campbell
    John Arene Riise
    Andrei Arshavin
    Barry Robson
    Nicky Shorey
    Micah Richards
    Marek Cech
    Michael Carrick
    Wes Brown
    Jermain Defoe
    Wayne Bridge
    Shaun Wright-Phillips
    Richard Dunne
    Lassana Diarra
    Christoph Metzelder

  • 68 David // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    as he said, its all about the money, move on pascal, we’ll take proper players if possible please

  • 69 Obafan // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Obafan and ObafemiMartins – I completely agree. The Oba fans will stick together all the time 😉 .

  • 70 Craig Allen // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    “It’s all about the money”

    What ??? !!!


    Taxi for Chimbonda!

  • 71 Obafan // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Obafan 2 off course cause obafan is me 😉

  • 72 Stami // Jan 25, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    OMG…look at that list! now how many of those players agents where actually contacted by us, and how many where just names thrown together by the papers???

  • 73 ObaFan2 // Jan 25, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Lol Obafan, I’m ObaFan too 2 lmao.

    Apparantly there are more but it shows how daft all this speculation is.

  • 74 paul p // Jan 25, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    is it just me or is anyone starting to get a little peeved like. the players we have are just simply not good enough to take us to where we want to be. it needs quality players to be brought in and at the minute we are not bringing anyone in. last week, I was excited with keegan coming back, possibly shearer coming as no 2, chance of a few quality players coming this window, well that aint going to happen is it realistically, and the further we finish down the league, which quality player will want to come and play for us then eh?

  • 75 Tom_Toon // Jan 25, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Raul Meireles please, if that the onl signing we make ill be happy, we need a passer and a goalscorer in the centre of midfield!

  • 76 Power // Jan 25, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Penso que Riise, Woodgate, Baptista, cairia como uma luva para os magipes. Chimbonda por sua força também seria importante.


  • 77 scottish mag // Jan 25, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    its not true he has said he doesnt want to join us,19528,11661_3078139,00.html

  • 78 Leo* // Jan 25, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    i actually think this story is pure fabrication, i would bet on the fact that this was not said.

  • 79 jimmer // Jan 25, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    like ed says, we’ll hear a lot of players say they want to join newcastle. because they want stupid wages and we’ll pay. no to chimbonda to set a precedant.

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