Newcastle Target Watched by Pompey

There is news today that Portsmouth may be after one of Newcastle’s reported targets.


Amara Diane – Portsmouth may be interested

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has reportedly watched PSG striker Amare Diane over the weekend.

Redknapp is thought to have watched Diane in action in the French Cup against Olympique Lyon.

Newcastle have also watched the Ivorian Coast player several times in the last few months.

We have no idea if Newcastle are really interested in Diane, and the club have certainly made no bid as yet for the striker.

But we have Diane down on our list of potential  acquisitions at Newcastle this summer, along with 123 other players.   😀

Here are some details on the player:

Full name 	  Amara Diané
Date of birth 	  19 August 1982 (1982-08-19) (age 25)
Place of birth    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Height 	          5’11”
Playing position  Forward
Club information
Current club 	  Paris Saint-Germain
Number 	          11
Youth clubs       ASEC Abidjan,  FC Mantes
Senior clubs
Years 	          Club 	      App   Goals

2000 – 2003       US Roye      34     26
2003 – 2005       Reims        69     27
2005 – 2006       Strasbourg   34      9
2006 -            PSG          71     17
2006 - 	          Ivory Coast 	2      1

Comments welcome.

223 comments so far

  • Jonny

    May 26, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #1

    yesssss wall virginity 😉

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 26, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #2

    hope they sign him

  • toonoholic

    May 26, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #3



  • Leo

    May 26, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #4

    let them get him because it will mean when the ACN comes they will be further limited

  • Toon1978

    May 26, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #5

    I aint seen much of Diane TBH, i think KK list would of looked something like this…


    But as we already know Modric is at Spurs but the rest are still available we just need to wait and hope.

  • toonoholic

    May 26, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Midfielder Seydou Keita has joined Barcelona on a four-year deal from Sevilla.

    wonder if we cld put in a cheeky bid for iniesta

  • cooldj

    May 26, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #7

    just going back to gomez all we know is that scouts watched stuttgart. we don’t know who they were watching and if they were going to sign that person or chose not to.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 26, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #8

    iniesta- sod off man

  • Bill F

    May 26, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #9

    On the Pompey site it probably says Pompey target watched by Newcastle!!!!

  • chuck

    May 26, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Yo! forget Dunne and Cuellar, not to mention Veloso, I hear the Toon has a chance to sign James Harper folks.

  • richie

    May 26, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #11

    could we tempt ex arsenal midfielder edu back to england??

  • toonoholic

    May 26, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #12

    james harper .

    i am so excited

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 26, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #13

    i can hardly controll myself

  • Toon1978

    May 26, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #14

    James Harper is not a big name but givin the chance to play in a good side it may bring the best out of him. If we could get good players who can lead us into a Uefa spot next season players like Dunne, Sidwell, Harper, Diane, Shorey, and maybe a big signing like Veloso OR Gomez one or the other to lead us up the table and then IF we qualify or Europe we can look to players like Arshivin, Gomes, SWP, Henry and players alike because lets face these big players want europe and its something we cannot offer at the moment but who knows with some sensible signings and a bit of luck then maybe we will be back to where we should be.

  • richie

    May 26, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #15

    pretty much had enough of the speculation, prob wont b till august till we sign anyone, wat does everyone reckon

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 26, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #16

    my little turkish mate said that arda has agreed in principle to join us but i cant find nowt, probably having me on

  • nate dawg

    May 26, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #17

    if we do sign gomez i would be as happy as when kk came back seen him play and he allways impress’s me top class in 2 years he will be up there with torres and messi and so on as best player in world

  • richie

    May 26, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #18

    toon1978 good point i mentiond gettin cheap youth in like :
    eg these type of players maybe 6 or 7 of them for 25 mill
    johny evans
    aaron ramsey

    wats ur toughts on this??

  • Toon1978

    May 26, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Richie i agree with you on all of them players, players that are not world class but have Premiership quality that will give us a bit of bite and spark. I would love to see the likes of Veloso, Gomez, Arshivin, Henry, Arda, but we need to understand that may not happen until we get ourselves in a european place, dont get me wrong if we sign one of the players i have mentioned there i would be over the moon.

  • Blacktoon

    May 26, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Get the black Bastard’s in the squad. And pay them peanuts.

  • nate dawg

    May 26, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #21

    arda would prefer a move to us than everton now the board room men have to pull there finger out and get someone who wants to play for us and who is a talent, hopefully they have learnt from the modric saga

    p.s. has everyone has forgotten giles barnes cheap decent and some premier league exsperience

  • ToonFanInLondon

    May 26, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Btw Ive seen Ceullar play a few times and he would be a real good buy by the looks of it, been a rock at the back for ranger no doubt! I wouldnt be surprised if one of the top 4 get linked with him over the summer…

  • toon4lyf

    May 26, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #23


  • Andy1

    May 26, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Where’s this Kilgallon stuff coming from? You mean the ex Leeds youngster? He is in no way good enough for us.

  • Cloudstrife

    May 26, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #25

    i’ll take barnes. he could be a very good AM in the future. shame he wouldnt have anyone tutoring him in the arts though.

    but he’s one i’d definitely buy. along with Shorey. if we were to pinch someone from barca i’d tak Gudjonssen.

  • The Entertainers

    May 26, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #26

    I think Barnes is a great shout. Young enough, good enough, cheap enough. With Barton not back in the near future we are a bit short in midfield when adapting the 4-3-3 formation. As for Diane, does’nt excite me. Would prefer Gomez, Gomis or Crouch.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 26, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #27

    apart from barnes will be out untill january. maybe sign him in january

  • Tom_Toon

    May 26, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Barnes defintely isnt good enough, 2 serious knee injuries at 19/20, not looking good.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 26, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #29

    he reminds me alot of goldfish bowl

  • Bigchris

    May 26, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Get Bridge, Cuellar, Zander Diamond, Riise, SWP, Downing or Lennon, João Moutinho, and Berbatov.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 26, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #31

    zander diamand is shite

  • Bigchris

    May 26, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #32

    I think Zander Diamond is one for the future, seen him play a few times and liked him before he has been getting linked to Man Utd and Arsenal.

  • richie

    May 26, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #33

    toon1978 likewise i completey agree

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 26, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #34

    hes good in the socttish league. he is not good though, luca toni bossed him all game when they played bayern

  • daiv

    May 26, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #35

    A signing would be nice instead of the constant bull and speculation about all the top players we are going to buy. By August it will be interesting to see how much monet MA has spent ( and remember to include our sales to calculate the bottom line.) I believe £20M would be disappointing but I suppose it depends on the players. A total outlay of £20M is not going to get us a “name.”

  • Bigchris

    May 26, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #36

    To be fair, its hard to tell who would be good in the premiership from the spl, look at Larrson and Viduka, both had good times after the made the move, but then you look at Boumsong, Miller and Ferguson were useless, but the only two players I would willingly give the chance to prove themselves in the premiership would be Cuellar and Diamond, I believe Cuellar can make the step up and Diamond will be good if given the chance and a year or so.

  • Ross

    May 26, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #37

    zander diamond is in no way good enough for us.
    i have mates who are aberdeen fans and love him, he has som cult status, but even they say he isnt brilliant.
    if we take any defender from an SPL team, it will only be cuellar.

  • daiv

    May 26, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #38

    I notice that Emre was fit to play for Turkey. Always fit to play for Turkey but niggles meant he hardly ever played for NUFC on £50K a week. Sell big time. He is making a muppet out of us.

  • Bigchris

    May 26, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #39

    If we get rid of Joey Barton, which I think we should, (I never wanted him in the first place) then I think we should go for a guy called De Guzman from Feyenoord, a great up and coming defensive holding midfielder.

    Does anyone agree with me and who do you think we should bring in?

  • eddie

    May 26, 2008 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #40

    all a mix up, i think. gomis is known as the ¨next¨ drogba while diane said, somewhere in the mists of time, that drog was his ¨idol¨.
    don´t expect either to come.

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