Newcastle Keeping Tabs On Charton Center-Back


Glasgow Rangers are trying to get Madjid Bougherra from Charlton Athletic, according to Sky Sports, and Newcastle are said to be watching developments.

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Madjid Bougherra – Newcastle watching developments

The 25 year-old Algerian international seems to be in demand, as Real Betis failed with a bid last month, which didn’t meet Charlton’s valuation of the player they signed for £2.5M from Sheffield Wednesday in January, 2007.

Betis are said to have bid £1.6M, but it is understood that Charlton want at least the £2.5M Alan Pardew paid for the 6’3” central defender.

Since moving to the Valley just over 18 months ago, Madjid has become a huge fans’ favorite, and his displays have attracted interest, including reports that Newcastle may be interested.

But there are two reasons Newcastle may be tracking the Algerian.

First, they may be interested in the player himself, but also if Glasgow Rangers do sign the Algerian, that may free up Ranger’s in-demand Spanish center-back Carlos Cuellar, who has been a target of Newcastle’s for quite a while now.

With yesterday’s reports that Newcastle may also be interested in Wigan’s Emerson Boyce for £3M, it could well be that Newcastle could bring in two center-backs during the summer.

We will lose 3 central defenders before August, with Ramage and Diatta having already departed, and Rozehnal will almost certainly be leaving after Euro 2008.

Bougherra has played 21 times for Algeria with one goal and was born in Longvic, France.

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100 comments so far

  • Oba

    Jun 6, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Is this some kind of sick joke?

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 6, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #2

    I dont think we really would be interested in him, not quite up to prem standard, though i could see the theory about rangers, I hope you are right Ed!

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  • Ian

    Jun 6, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #3

    TEN MIL FOR MILNER?
    That sounds like mental money to us for a player who struggled to hold down a place in the Newcastle side last season, but The Sun claims that Liverpool are ready to pay £10m for James Milner, after deciding that £15m for David Bentley was too steep. Albert Riera of Espanyol is also a target despite being a bit ineffectual for Manchester City in a loan spell a couple of seasons ago. But Rafa does like his average players…

    Anyone else see this?

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  • HATE PRAWN S'WICHES

    Jun 6, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #4

    things are getting stupid how many more none hopers are we being linked with!!! all paper talk bull!!! wheres the quality in him!! at best a fizzy pop league player!!!

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  • Eric

    Jun 6, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #5

    No, no, no. Unfortunate name – sounds like buggerer.

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  • John

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #6

    we shoulkd bite there hands off for ten mill for Milner..That would be an amazing price for someone who only had a 3 or 4 assists last year…Good player, but not 10mill good…

    Why are we after a charlton player. This is crazy talk..Please god go to rangers as Cuellar’s replacment ..

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  • Ben_BKK

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #7

    Just shows doesn’t it. It’s Arda and Aimar, or random Championship, or foreign equivalent, players…

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  • broon ale

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8

    i like how newcastle are supposedly “watching developments”

    so while rangers are trying to sign this player we are apparently watching! Hmmmm

    getting extremely boring now like!

    i suggest we all come back in a month and discuss the people we have succesfully signed

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  • Davies

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #9

    Sounds like hoodilly to me. Don’t want him, can’t see Rangers using as a replacement for Cuellar if he decides to leave either.

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  • HATE PRAWN S'WICHES

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #10

    £10million is alot of money!! but does that not say it all “MILNER IS TALENTED” he just needs a chance the same as zog! But saying that it would be a tempting sum to turn down!! and what could we get for ten million on the right!?
    SWP on right and ZOG on the left and ARDA could be used for either postion and also used in midfield!! all what ive said id still like to keep ENGLISH talent saying theres not much around these days!!

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Dont knock the championship players to soon.
    Would’nt mind Lescott or Cahill in our squad.

    This lad could certainly do a job as back up to a more quality CB, however that may be…

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #12

    @ HPS

    Could’nt agree more mate.

    Why would we want to get rid of one of the best ENGLISH players of his generation. A player with ability and bags of potential.
    With the amount of foriegn names linked to us lately as kids with ‘potential’, we seem to have forgotten whats on our doorstep!

    Keep Milner and Taylor and lets look at the likes of the talents in the lower divisions. Such as the lad from Carlisle, remember there are talent to find there. City found Hart out there at Shrewsbury.

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  • Toonboy

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #13

    I heard from a mate in landan, (Spuds fan) that Spuds are about to lodge a bid for Cuellar!!!!!
    The same mate told me Modric was gonna sign for spuds and not the toon…………….

    This is very true!!

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #14

    Madjid Bougherra –rofl

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  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #15

    i want kenwyne jones 5m duff please

    as for championship players kightly, moses, watson, scannell, marvin elliot, fontaine, ramsey, garvan, enbanks blake,ched evans plus the good players coming down from prem could all do a job for us next season.

    i like scannell, fontaine, ebanks blake and watson

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #16
  • broon ale

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #17

    i hate spurs. i am so glad we beat them all the time.

    toon boy.. make sure you remind your pal that we have beat them 5 games in a row, scoring no less than 3 goals in each game. Oba has scored in the last 5 games against them.

    we have scored more goals against spurs than any other team.

    we have won more games than them, lost less times than them, scored more goals than them and conceeded less goals than them.

    this all being done in one less season than them in the premier league so its very good that we have scored more goals and won more games.

    I HATE SPURS!!!

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  • James

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #18

    Hope we get the Turan deal sealed today because if he has a good game against Portugal tomorrow, his price will shoot up

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  • James

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #19

    Toonboy – not surprised, Ramos tried to get Cuellar when he was at Seville but couldn’t afford him

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #20

    He Sounds like a pile of dog shit to me “watching developments” I expect no decent signings and I am resigned to the fact that we are in need of a chairman that will bust the bank and sign some decent players..I can’t see Keegan putting up with this much longer surely he was told when he signed that he would be backed with mega money..why leave a cushy job with no stress to sit on the deck of a sinking ship “toontanic”.
    I can’t see us landing anyone decent at the moment and teh recruitment team is one huge disaster so far..we can’t even attract a Geordie kid from Carlise !!

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  • Graham

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #21

    For all you so called fans slagging off lower division players – how many people had Andy Cole as a household name when Keegan signed him all those years ago?

    You are living in a dream world if you think were gonna get world beaters in this club this year. World beaters play for world beating teams – which we are not.

    When we progress – which we will under Keegan, we will be able to attract the better names in football, but this will take time.

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  • broon ale

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #22

    Sometimes being a toon fan is dog shit united

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  • bessi

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #24

    why we don’t go for Lorik Cana…Beye can help us to keep the albanian player who can be the best signing for us for next season

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  • HATE PRAWN S'WICHES

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #25

    I agree Broon ale, but at least it makes us laugh!! and keeps us entertained until that time next month!!!

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  • Toonboy

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #26

    BROON ALE, he already knows what I think of the spuds, in no uncertain terms! I think they should knock shite hart lane doon and turn ot into a pork pie factory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And believe me, the fun is in the recent results!!!!

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  • broon ale

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #27

    change of subject of all this dog turd transfer speculation.

    what would everyones select newcastle eleven consisting of players which have represented newcastle over the past 20 years..

    for example

    …… pavel srnichek…

    warren barton phillipe albert. woodgate beresford

    Gillespie batty Gazza ginola

    Mick quinn shearer

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #28

    broon ale
    Well said…we are the dog shit the dog shit boot boys and we are mental and we are mad !!

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  • Toon_Ksk

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #29

    Don’t be surprise if we are linked to Danny Shittu next.

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #30

    some great vids on this guys channel

    http://www.youtube.com/user/strider076

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #31

    Keeping Tabs on him…is he a heavy smoker?

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  • broon ale

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #32

    can we have some participation regarding my last comment. comment 25! cheers

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  • HATE PRAWN S'WICHES

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #33

    Ashley should hire some glamour models to stand around the goal mouths and show there t*ts, to put of the goalkeeper and defenders!!!
    help score more goals!! for us!! would give the fans added pleasure!

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #34

    shay given
    barton albert woodgate beresford

    solano lee gazza ginola

    beardsley shearer

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  • broon ale

    Jun 6, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #35

    geordie nick. good team.

    i realised while doing mine that it would be very easy to simply choose the players from keegans first stint as toon boss.

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  • faustino

    Jun 6, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #36

    The fact that Arda starts his campaign tomorrow means there is little to no chance we’ll sign him until Turkey’s tournaments ends.

    Also, imo the only other player we’ll see leave before next season will be Duff.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 6, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #37

    GIVEN

    BEYE ALBERT WOODGATE BERESFORD

    SOLANO LEE BEARDSLEY GINOLA

    FERDINAND SHEARER

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 6, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #38

    ed i posted a few youtube links, why aren’t they appearing ??

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 6, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #39

    ………………..THE WORST……………………………

    ……………….HOOPER………………………………….

    SERRANT MARCELINO BOUMSOUNG PISTONE

    HOLLAND ACUNA GAVILAN

    KLUIVERT ANDERSSON GUIVARCH

    MANAGER SOUNESS / GULLIT

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  • faustino

    Jun 6, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Id have Kitson in there instead of Kluivert tbh….his attitude may have stunk but he’s far from the worst. Other than that, perfect.

    I remember seeing Kitson getting knocked out by the ball once. Useless.

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