Stephane Sessegnon Selects PSG

Sky Sports is reporting that Le Mans midfielder Stephane Sessegnon, who amongst many other players, has been linked with Newcastle United this summer, would like to join Paris St Germain.


Stephane Sessegnon – wants to join PSG

Sessegnon, a  midfielder, has been interesting a few clubs, including Arsenal and Newcastle in the Premier League, and has had an impressive season with the Le Mans club.

However, the Benin international, who turned 24 on June 1st, wants to stay in Ligue 1 and link up with manager Paul Le Guen at PSG.

Sessegnon told the Parisien.

“I was contacted by Le Guen at the end of the season, and I want to join PSG,”

“I want to progress. PSG will play in Europe next season and they will be fighting for the championship.”

“I like Le Mans but I want to move to PSG.”

“I am 24-years-old, and the president needs to understand that it is about my career.”

But Le Mans chairman Henri Legarda seems unwilling to let the midfielder leave, and wants him to stay at Le Mans:

Legarda said:

“I will not let him go.”

“He is an important member of my club and one of the main men in the team.”

“He won’t leave, end of story.”

That reads to us like “I will only let him go if we get a really good offer.”


Stephane – in close up

Stéphane Sessegnon was born in June, 1984 in Allahe, Benin.

Benin is an African country and lies between Togo to its west and Nigeria to the east.

He has played multiple times for the Benin National team, and had some impressive displays for them in the African Cup of Nations earlier this year, which we know Kevin Keegan was watching.

Stephane has played 41 times (4 goals) for Le Mans since moving there from US Creteil in France, in 2006, and he stands just under 5′8″ tall.

We’re not sure Stephane will be joining the Magpies this summer, if he really wants to stay in France.

Comments welcome.

73 comments so far

  • geordiegraham

    Jun 12, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #1

    thats because we r takin ages 2 sign any1 we lost that over kid 2 the smoggys. a hope we hurry up nd get turan b4 some top clubs come in 4 him. Howay get ur arses into gear we need players

  • Stami

    Jun 12, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #2


    read the bottom line, Vela talking bout Dos Santos move to Spurs…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    “I hope things go well for him at Tottenham, that he gets the minutes he wasn’t given at Barcelona and that he shows what he can do.

    “He is a very good player and let’s hope he can then move on to a better team.”

  • Andrew Whitaker

    Jun 12, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #3

    didn’t even hear about this rumour…. i’m getting a bit bored of rumours though this summer, hurry up kk and get back from your holiday!

  • ToonKing

    Jun 12, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #4

    who gives a f**k anymore, see you dudes at Scun thorpe away……..

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 12, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed, for the last time he isnt a defensive midfielder.

  • Toony

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #6

    When is Keegan back? and why does it make a difference when he gets back?

    I honestly thought Denni Swise and the rest were supposed to me looking after player recruitment!

    Im really, really concerned that we have only had movement out and nothing back in!
    In the mean time lesser clubs than ours are snapping up decent players left right and centre!

  • John

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Its obvious that we were never serious about getting this guy then ..Im sure if we seriously wanted him we would get him..

    Maybe things are going slow becuase Keegan is on holiday…Lets just wait until he comes back..Im sure they will flood in then.

    Does anyone know when Keegan is due back?

  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #8

    far from bothered about this cr@p

  • Stami

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Sun’lun’s Burnin’ i 2nd that!

  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #10

    KK is not due back,……he is however…..LOST

    KK was one of the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 which crashed on a seemingly deserted tropical island, forcing the group of survivors to work together to stay alive. Their survival is threatened by mysterious entities including polar bears (tottenham), an unseen creature that roams the jungle (MA), and the island’s malevolent inhabitants known as the “Others”(Mackems). They encounter a Frenchwoman named Obafemi Martins who was shipwrecked on the island over 16 years earlier and find a mysterious metal hatch buried in the ground. An attempt is made to leave the island on a raft (fat lampard)

  • Tom

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #11

    just been on everton site and they’re all talking about turan. apparently moyes was at the game last night and is thinking of putting a 10m bid in. I mean, its bad enough missing out on a player, but to see him line up against us, especially a quality player like turan – it just takes the pi$$. Looks to me like the whole newcastle staff from ashley down has gone on holiday never mind keegan.

  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Link tom

  • DavBow

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Load of bollocks Tom, don’t believe it. Moyes was analysing the Portugal vs Czech game on ITV, so i doubt he got from Geneva to Basel in a flash.

  • Stami

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #14

    i watched the 2nd half of the Turkey game, and tbh i only noticed Turan on the pitch when he scored that rather lucky goal! still, agree with tom, it would be terrible if we saw him lining up against us next season, i mean Taylor already has the legs of one failed transfer attempt to break with Moderic, he doesnt need another one…hehe

  • nightfall

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Sun’lun’s Burnin’ – 😀
    ok…moyes is preparing a 10m bid for arda…perhaps this means arteta is leaving them…for us? 🙂

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #16

    It could be that people are putting two and two together here, with Moyes at the game….it doesnt mean hes interested in Arda.

    After all on the morning of the game he was being linked with Mountinho, then when asked at the start of the match he said he wasnt!

    Paper talk until proven, besides i would have thought Everton would be looking for a more defensive midfielder to replace Carsley

  • Mad toon

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Recuitment team is sleeping.
    I say, boycott the season ticket until we sign somewant (that we want)!

  • Zhun

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Boycott the season ticket!

  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #19

    u probs never had 1 in the first place hahahaha

  • geordiegraham

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #20

    does any1 else think the nufc offical site is basically shite.

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 12, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #21

    2 players to watch for croatia

    srna and rakitic

  • geordiegraham

    Jun 12, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #22

    aye that rakitic is gd hes young 2. Is that German Gomez who we r afta aswell

  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Jun 12, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #23


    so boring, rare u get any decent stories….never connect with the fans etc… far too formal.

  • geordiegraham

    Jun 12, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #24

    Sun’lun’s Burnin’ all u seem 2 do is pick faults every comment u do is feckin wingin aboot somethin or the other lighten up pal

  • geordiegraham

    Jun 12, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #25

    has anybody seen any of the new strips one is supposedly purple and the over is silver

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 12, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Tom_Toon – I changed it – it’s on my brain, which is showing signs of going.

  • Anton Dec

    Jun 12, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #27
  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 12, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #28

    germany are shocking tonight

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 12, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #29

    i love srna, he is auwesome. gomez was shocking tonight

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 12, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #30

    srna has had a top game, great set pieces and quality finish. Between 5- 8m and would be great on the wing and add to our lack in midfield.


  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 12, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #31

    be a great midfield, i think bilic is a great coach, when kev has gone, would love to see him here. we need to get podolski

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 12, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #32

    no chance of podolski, croatia’s left back looks good though. we need srna and turan though both realistic signings aswell

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 12, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #33

    great chance of podolski, he was guna go out on loan, but there will be no chance now as he is having smashing tournament.

  • Bob

    Jun 12, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #34

    What does everyone think of Mario Gomez?

  • Petworth (DC) Mag

    Jun 12, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #35

    Can’t take much more of this bad news, where are the ‘insiders’ with some good news, I don’t even care if you make it up just give me something, “Lie to me Jerry, Lie to me!”

    Nice try Ant and Dec…

    Where’s this guy who overheard Mort and Wise on the train?

  • micepie

    Jun 12, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #36

    The squad could look something like this next season (25 in total), the way things are currently going. No fantasy names, just a realistic idea. I think this wouldn’t be too bad provided the new signings are top quality. 6 rather than 5 IN would be better, with 3 new mf’s ideally:

    New cb
    New lb
    New mf
    New mf
    New striker

  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Jun 12, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #37

    lol geordiegraham i was on about not you!!!!!!!!!

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 12, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #38

    Thats pretty much what we have at the mo’ in terms of squad.

    However i would much rather see Tozer, Kadar, Baheng, Forster go out on loan (Still think Lua Lua should stay and could be an impact player off the bench).

    So having said that we would need another 3 three players. I honetly believe we need 8-9 new players in total. Granted not all would be first teamers, but we do need a CB, LW, AM & ST for the 1st team, thats almost half of the starting 11!

    Major changes ahead, prehaps Ashley taking a more hands on role will be a good thing and see what is needed on a playing front, instead of bringing in boardroom members.

  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Jun 12, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #39

    also geordigraham, i think someone said that out new away kit was supposed to be the same as the new marseille one

    i like it!!! will look class on the golf course!

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 12, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #40

    CB – Cuellar or Kompany
    LB – Riise or Torosidis
    DM – Huddlestone or Inler
    AM – Larsson or Aimar
    RM – Srna
    LM – Turan
    Youngster – Chermitti
    ST – Zigic or Gomis

    Promote Kadar, LuaLua and Edgar to first team leaving us a squad capable of top 8.


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