Newcastle Maintain Interest In Nantes Young Defender


Newcastle United will continue to keep tabs on 18 year-old Aristote Lusinga at Nantes.

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Newcastle have been interested in the Nantes youngster for a while now, and although he signed a three-year contract with Nantes yesterday, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if he ended up on Tyneside before August is out.

The young center-back resisted interest from Newcastle to sign for the French club, but that is unlikely to put off Newcastle if they believe Lusinga is worth bringing to Tyneside.

We signed 5 top class youngsters in January, and Aristote seems to be the latest emerging star we are after.

The 18 year-old top prospect is expected to attract a reasonable bid from Newcastle, and he could be the first youngster to be captured by the club in the summer transfer window.

Aristote is 5′11″ tall, and turned 18 years-old only last February.

Newcastle have yet to make an offer for the player, but it wouldn’t take much to bring the player to Newcastle, and we think the lad would be another good investment for the club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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64 comments so far

  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #1

    i think its getting boring now! there is no stories coming out of newcastle worthy of note at the mo. How about we all relax, go on holiday and log back on at the end of the transfer window and at least by then we can actually discuss the people who will actually be wearing the black and white shirt

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  • Marat18

    May 29, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2

    it seems that KK or DW are spending their holidays in France, so we are linked with everyone who ever kicked a ball in that region.

    cannot wait for euro starts – tired of all these speculations

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #3

    marat, are you turkish?

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  • Marat18

    May 29, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #4

    no, mate, russian

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #5

    born and bred in russia or born in newcastle and now live in russia? were you in moscow for the cup final?

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  • Punk Skunk

    May 29, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Hey Marat,
    any good russians we should know about?..

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  • Marat18

    May 29, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #7

    born and bred in russia.
    no, I wasn’t, no Newcastle in the final – then there is nothing to pay for.
    i’ve found a better use for that money – going to Newcastle next season. hopefully.

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  • Punk Skunk

    May 29, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Good lad Marat, excellent answer!..
    …You write damn good english mate!..

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  • Marat18

    May 29, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Punk skunk

    any good russians? let me think…
    may be this one:
    http://images.google.com/images?hl=ru&q=anna%20semenovich&lr=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

    seriously Arshavin would be good,
    Pogrebnyak (big cf) of Zenit did well this season, but still has a lot to prove. we will see.

    cannot think of anyone else.
    may be Akinfeev (gk), but had a major injury last summer, don’t know if he will be back to his prime.

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  • Punk Skunk

    May 29, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Yea man,
    i’d love Arshavin & Pogrebnyak!..
    …D’y’think they’d come to NUFC & KK?..

    …Also, i think those in your link would be excellent signings bro’, they’d defo stop other teams attack in their tracks…Lol!..
    …So yes, some very good Russians!..

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  • Mac

    May 29, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #11

    BroonAle you’re right that is what i am gonna do. I am going to sign off. I am on Holiday tomorrow. I will see you guys back here on the 28th June. See ya.

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  • Punk Skunk

    May 29, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Have a good one Mac, Njoy!..

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    May 29, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Akinfeev is a great goalkeeper,if we needed one . he is class and a big team will sign him in the future.

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #14

    marat, i nearly fell off my chair with that link. russian girls are beautiful. even that awful band tatu are pretty hot. how come you ended up supporting newcastle marat?

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  • Geordie Nick

    May 29, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #15

    what a suprise, a player we supposedly want but we are ‘yet to make an offer’

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  • Marat18

    May 29, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #16

    I do believe Shava and Pogreb would come if Newcastle is keen to bring them in.
    EPL is by far the most popular league in Russia and always considered as an example to our football.

    i started supporting Toon in 96 after Euro’96 in England.
    Our team was sh!te as usual, then I supported England and then it turned to supporting Newcastle after Alan Shearer’s transfer.
    little by little I became a huge fan 🙂

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #17

    marat, are you planning on visiting newcastle? I live in the city centre so I would be glad to show you round. Make sure you bring some hot russian ladys. 🙂

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  • Marat18

    May 29, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #18

    btw, who will have more chances to score with those lass in our team? 🙂 Toon or our opponents?

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  • Ppg (Toon Army Poland)

    May 29, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Marat18, we are planinig to visit Newcastle in November, so maybe U want to come with us:D, we were on NUFC-czelski match this season. Now we are planing to make a Official Fan club from Poland. Maybe we can co-operate with our brothers from Russia 😀

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #20

    marat, explain your last post. I dont quite follow

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #21

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!

    BIG SIGNING

    http://www.nu-fc.com/marat-test/breakingnews.mht

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  • Ben_BKK

    May 29, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #22

    You realise that all that comes up for that link is a load of code?

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  • Marat18

    May 29, 2008 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #23

    broon ale,
    forget it. may be it was a bad joke.

    as for Newcastle journey, 3-4 lads(may be more) from our local fan-club are desperate to visit SJP and one away game next season. Hoppefully we will sort it out. Of course your help will be appreciated 🙂

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  • Frankieboy

    May 29, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #24

    I got BBC weblink dated yesterday , all legitimate they reckon. More chance of Shearer signing for Makems

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  • Ben_BKK

    May 29, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #25

    nah I thought it was pretty clever what you did with the site, it just doesn’t seem to work when someone else does it haha

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  • SééBéé

    May 29, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Even though I don’t know this guy, I’m happy that we are looking at top potential youngsters. I would rather see 5 future stars come in this summer then to see someone like Thierry Henry coming in. Although Henry is a great player he is past his prime and we should be building for the future investing in top youngsters.

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  • Frankieboy

    May 29, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Marat18 I know of 52,000 who will be willing to help you out.

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  • Ppg (Toon Army Poland)

    May 29, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Marat18, we are planinig to visit Newcastle in November, so maybe U want to come with us:D, we were on NUFC-czelski match this season. Now we are planing to make a Official Fan club from Poland. Maybe we can co-operate with our brothers from Russia 😀

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  • Marat18

    May 29, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #29

    broon ale,
    you better use this one:
    http://tinyurl.com/4mw6lf
    to trick someone, so they don’t see it’s not from BBC before clicking

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  • Marat18

    May 29, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #30

    Frankieboy,
    btw,
    last summer I met 2 geordies in Irish pub in Dusseldorf (Germany) during Bolton-Newcastle game in august.
    Lovely blokes, had season tickets. Well, at least one of them had.
    If they are reading or you know them – then all the best to them!

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #31

    MARAT, how is your english so good?

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  • Leo

    May 29, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #32

    yes get as many promising youngsters in by all means but if our club thinks for one minute we will live off them soley then we will be in trouble.

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  • zhun

    May 29, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #33

    im 17 , from Malaysia!

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  • Frankieboy

    May 29, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Aye leo remember what Mr Hansen said a few years back….”you don’t win nowt with kids”
    It all bodes well for the future of the club tho.
    A mix of seasoned pro’s and a couple of eager talented young ‘uns usually works well.

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  • Eric

    May 29, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Hey Broon Ale. Is the site you say a joke? It comes up as a BBC News sport page saying Torres has signed for NUFC and has the number 9 shirt once worn by EX-forwards Shearer and Martins. It has got to be a scam surely?

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  • Frankieboy

    May 29, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #36

    Methinks somebody’s havin their plonka pulled.

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #37

    eric, its a joke. had you going though 🙂

    Hello Zhun from Malaysia! What got you into newcastle?

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  • seetow

    May 29, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #38

    hehe i’m 17 from singapore! 😀 so many asians turning up at this site eh?

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #39

    so newcastle are popular in asia? the club should take advantage of that and do a pre season tour again like we did when keegan was here last.

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  • YongMalayisa

    May 29, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #40

    hi, any who wan add me to their msn or yahoo.msg. so we can chat also.

    plz add me frankyongfc@hotmail.com

    nice to meet you all here.

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