Newcastle Interested In 19 Year-Old Tunisian Winger


Setanta Sports is reporting today that Tunisian star Armine Chermiti has caught the interest of Newcastle United scouts.

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Armine Chermiti – 19 year-old Tunisia forward

The 19 year-old forward scored 12 goals for Etoile du Sahel in the African Champions League last season, and it is being reported that his club displays have duly impressed Newcastle United.

Chermiti played well for Tunisia in the African Cup of Nations earlier this year, and it known that Kevin Keegan has been very impressed with both the professionalism and skillful play of his current African quartet, Beye, Faye, Geremi and Martins, who are all in the first team under Kevin.

Hertha Berlin are also said to be interested in the forward and there could therefore be a battle for his signature.

In his first full season with Etoile du Sahel, he scored 12 goals, and broke into the Tunisian national team, scoring on his international debut.

He is reported to be very raw, but his talents are clearly visible. Armine is said to have electric pace and a good touch, although he isn’t an out-and-out striker.

The youngster is said to have good awareness and a great attitude, but he’s not the biggest or strongest of players at 5’9″, and that may be a handicap in the English Premier league.

We’ll just have to see if anything comes of this, but Armine is in line with youngsters owner Mike Ashley wants to recruit for the future at Newcastle.

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83 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Hes 20 and hes a striker Ed.

    And hes awesome!!!!!!!!

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  • RaNdOm NeRd

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Second

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  • ronaldeano

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #3

    Hahaha, i thaught this article would please you Tom-Toon! 🙂

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  • James

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Tom Toon has been raving about this guy for 6 months. Looks like KK has been listenin… 🙂

    And there was us all telling Tom_Toon to shut up cause a player like this wouldn’t be on the club’s radar…WE WERE WRONG TOM

    You are now an official scout for the club 🙂

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  • broon ale

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #5

    is this a wind up.? he is just another name to add to the now endless list of transfer targets!!

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  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #6

    tom toon says he is good, ive only chllenged him on bosingwa being better than ramos because he isnt lol. so yeah sign him up barcelona are said to be intrested too.

    Boro have bid for digard, we are linked but we havent bid, perfect player for butt to tutor.

    elmander is available for 6m, bargain

    kompany would be a great signing, and we could challenge marseille for boulahrouz because chelsea wont want him and will be less than 5m which is cheap for how good he is

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  • HeronMag

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Tom Toon’s dream is finally coming true haha!

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  • Nick Dryden

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Beardo was 5ft 8”. I hate this too small argument.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WsYEi_upu4

    This is him getting a slap!

    It must have been a bad tackle to warrent that!

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  • ToonRich

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Good touting Tom 😉 they’ve finally shown interested in somone you’ve been raving about for months!

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  • Davies

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Broon Ale, what exactly is it that fuels your negativity?

    I really don’t remember you ever having put a positive comment up on these posts.

    I like the look of this guy. Anyone know how much he’s worth?

    Tom_Toon???

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  • SwedeEric

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #12

    It´s player nr 200 we are linked with.. But realy hope there is some truth behind this! Realy good prospect!

    And to Boularhouz, didn´t he show in chelsea that he isn´t good enought for the EPL?

    Elmander for 6M pund sounds a good deal… This season hasn´t been that good to him, but the season before he was truly awsome! In that form he would deff be a great player for us! If I had to buy a swede, I would go for Larsson of the two…

    Some people talk about Kompany… Have we been linked with him that I have missed or is it yust you guys who want´s him to come?

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  • Davies

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Quality clip ronaldeano.

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  • broon ale

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #14

    constant transfer speculation fuels my “negativity”
    the list of players is getting insane now like.

    wake me up in august

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #15

    Hes gonna cost £3mil max, closer to £2mil so definitely worth a gamble.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #16

    I think its about 1.5m

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #17

    Tom_Toon I heard he was available for 1.5m, unless his price has rised in one month? lol

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #18

    http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/amine%2Bchermiti/video/x3vlv3_compil-amine-chermiti_sport

    there a vid of him and if you click my name you’ll see a quick vid of him.

    Hes wants to leave Tunisia because the defender cant handle him nd they normally spit on him and just kick him.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #19

    They will sell in the region of 2.5mil euros to 4 mil euros.

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  • Leo

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #20

    spit on him? thats wrotten, i remember when i was 12 i played rugby and i was faster than everyone on my team and they resented me for it some little twurp spat peanuts into my face after a game

    you would think they would show apreciation but no.

    anyway i bet you creamed when you saw this tom toon…

    i would take this link with a pinch of salt because i remember someone mentioning edgar davids and the next day they were in the papers this sort of thing happens quite often…

    i guess the press read this for tips on who to link the club with

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #21

    http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/amine%2Bchermiti/video/x5l7yw_chermiti-punk_sport

    thats what he did because he got so annoyed with the defenders because they just constantly foul him and abuse his cos they cant handle him.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Could even be cheap at twice the price. Could be a great signing with huge potential.

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  • broon ale

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #23

    tom-toon. he wont sign! sorry buddy

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #24

    I know its very unlikely but this personifies our new buying policy doesnt it.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #25

    @Tom-Toon, they cant handle him, see my clip mate.

    If thats the treatment he gets in Tunisia…..! 🙂

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  • broon ale

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #26

    our buying policy?

    not sure about that Tom. it could of been fabricated from the media or an agent.

    we dont know if all the players we have been linked with are an accurate indication of players we are targeting.

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  • Hadrian

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #27

    lol , read the target and knew tom_toon would be first on this thread 😀

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #28

    I know but i tend to find the players that come out of nowhere like this one did probably have more substance than being linked with prem players or well known foreigners.

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  • jon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #29

    looks great! grab him! a cheap van der vaart! lol

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  • broon ale

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #30

    would rather have seb larrson tom.

    i know its each to there own tho buddy so its fine.

    even tho someone accused me of being mr negativity earlier i can honestly say its just because it seems newcastle are being very sluggish in the transfer market and this endless list of players gets very annoying.

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #31

    @Tom_toon.
    Who was that other Tunis Player you used to rave about?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #32

    I want Larrson too, but he isnt a striker is he!

    and £2mil, not going to argue over that. – If there was any truth in it then our club would be idots not to pursue it. What can you get for 2 mil now? and third of an alan smith!?!?!?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Chikhaoui

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  • TomPoon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #34

    If we are going to buy a Tunisian, I would rather have Chikoui (cant spell it though)

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  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #35

    Look at all the players we’ve been linked with and we havent even signed a layer, let alone 1 from the list:

    1. Arda Turan
    2. Nuri Sahin
    3. Rafael Van der Vaart
    4. Bafetimbi Gomis
    5. Dider Digard
    6. Pablo Aimar
    7. Armine Chermiti
    8. Richard Dunne
    9. Fabricio Collocini
    10. Eren Derdiyok
    11. Nikola Zigic
    12. Achille Emana
    13. Stephane Sessegnon
    14. Aaron Spear
    15. Aaron Ramsey
    16. Sebastian Larrsson
    17. Luka Modric
    18. Jonathon Woodgate
    19. Christoph Metzelder
    20. Edgar Davids
    21. John Arne Risse
    22. Dirk Kuyt
    23. Jermaine Pennant
    24. David Bentley
    25. Aiden Mcgeady
    26. Vasilis Torosidis
    27. Stephane M’bia
    28. Giles Barnes
    29. Miguel Veloso

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #36

    lol

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  • John

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #37

    you could probably add another 50 to that list i would say.Just would’nt be able to name them…

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #38

    Chick cowy thats the fella, I knew it was spellled nothing like it was pronounced. Whats happening with him these days?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #39

    He tore ligaments in his knee and just had an op but Marseille really want him and Benfica and Hamburg are tracking him very closely.

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  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Whats the latest on Arda Turan and Bafetimbi Gomis!

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