Newcastle After Spurs’ Kaboul – But For £6M?

Newcastle seem to have been linked with a lot of Tottenham players in the summer.


Younis Kaboul – good young player but worth £6M?

Only this morning, we reported on continual rumors that Newcastle were interested in Spurs’ 27 year-old central defender Anthony Gardner.

We have also been linked more than once with Michael Dawson, the former Nottingham Forest youngster, and only yesterday there were reports that full-back Pascal Chimbonda was in talks with Newcastle.

Today’s Sunday Sun is reporting Newcastle are now really after 22 year-old French youngster and central defender Younes Kaboul.

We think what’s probably going on in the media, is that they are aware of talks going on between Newcastle and Spurs, but are not clear as to which players are being considered by the Tyneside club.

This looks to us a much more attractive player for Newcastle, but Spurs are asking £6M, which seems a little high for the promising 6’3″ tall youngster.

He’s still young, so has his best years ahead of him, yet he has already appeared 21 times for the London club with 3 goals, since joining Spurs from Auxerre last year.

Kaboul was born in Saint-Julien-en-Genevoisof, France, and is of Moroccan origin, and joined Auxerre in 2004.

He played as a regular for the French club from when he was just 19 years old, and played 52 times for Auxerre, scoring 3 goals.

He has so far played 10 times for the French Under-21 team, and we think this is the type of youngster we need at Newcastle.

He will only get better.

Comments welcome.

52 comments so far

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #1

    this is better kaboul is auwesome, sooo underated

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Yep Kaboul was immense in france, Spurs missuse him and to add to that he can dribble out of defence and not hump it upfield.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #3

    he reminds me very much so of a ferdinand type of defender, i would get him and cuellar

  • izzymc

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #4

    would be a decent signing. anyone know if KK is back from his hols ?

  • ilkkatoon

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #5

    not sure whether i like this move kaboul didnt really prove himself last season however he is still young id much prefer collochini way better player we should concentrate on him! and dawson is rubbish too makes too many stupid mistakes

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Meanwhile, the Sunday Sun under- stands Newcastle are in talks with Tottenham over a deal for central defender Younes Kaboul.

    But United — who envisage spending big money on Gomis and the likes of Arda Turan, Andrei Arshavin or Rafael van der Vaart — are reluctant to meet Spurs’ £6m asking price for the 22-year-old.

    The Magpies have been offered Benfica’s Brazilian centre-half Luisao, but won’t be doing business at a quoted price of £12m.

    this little paragraph gets me v.excited with the names we are being linked with. i would pay what it takes for all of them and do business on all right now, we would be in uefa cup no matter what next year with them players

  • ToonKing

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #7

    oh c’mon, Kaboul yes, i’d take him, but let’s stop dealing with the bloody yids and be more concerned with buying players to trash them again next season.

  • alex scott

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #8

    I really can’t see us splashing out on anyone major this summer. Its just not going to happen – no european football – no london location. Not willing to pay high wages.

    Portmouth, spurs, everton, west ham are all above us in terms of pulling power.

    Even fulham have the advantage of location.

    Our only hope is to find a decent youngster on the up.

    Sounds negative but all these stories linking us to players are just crap. But hey, they get hits on websites which in turn generate advertising revenue so what the hell.

    Why buy a spurs reject.

  • 作底

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Tottenham ruined him

  • ilkkatoon

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #10

    ive got a question please feel free to respond

    Does anyone think mike ashley (cashley) is taking advantage of tyneside?
    1. he is a proven buisnessman
    2. no proven buisnessman invests in something unless he is going to make a profit out of it
    3. He has inflated ticket prices by 10% even though its a given they were going to rise average was around 6% and we all know the geordies are going to rock up to everyday to support kevin keegan
    4. he appointed kevin keegan in the transfer window and no players?????? caused a huge stir in interest
    5. hes making a wage cap; lowering expenses increasing revenues?!!!!
    6. hasnt spent a cent on big transfers yet(please prove me wrong cashley) he is likely to make 1 or 2 big transfers to keep everyone turning up (makes even more money)
    7. investing on the youth system- now while we all know this is a good thing he may just be buying young players in the hope that they prove themselves so he can sell them for an inflated price in a few years time very smart buisness
    8. Newcastle united is one of the top 20 richest clubs in the world and while i know he cleared the clubs debt maybe he forsaw that he could make it back in less than 3 years the way he is going about it!

    I dunno guys i love the toon i just dont want us to turn into a gold mine for a rich fat sod. I just hope we sign gomis, arshavin, turan and collochini then ill shut my big mouth

  • Nev

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #11

    my room-mate a spurs fan likend him to boumsong a few months ago … he also rekons spurs would be lucky to get £3mil for him
    my room-mate is chuffed at the minute … were apparently signing all the deadwood from spurs … and paying over the top for them!

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #12

    right i think we are going to be signing atmost 8 players this year, just want people to list who they would like to come in. and also list 3 more players you wouldnt mind being show the door, mine as follows

    1. Rafael vDv
    8. maybe someone cheap like pedro mendez to spray the passes and sit deep, or even a cheeky diarra bid.

    1.Sorry to say but, shay
    2.duff- goto go

    this would be a great sqaud for next year with a mix of our current crop, we are crying out though for kadar to get a runout, looks a very good player, also just heard that we already have young aaron spear

  • dan

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #13

    GG7- That gets me excited as well. I think all of this Chimbonda talk is an absolute load of hogwash. Just Willie McAay, excuse spelling, trying to fill up the pockets of him and his greedy client. I think that the new management know who they are after and although KK is sunbathing, Wisey and co. appear to be flat out at the minute. Ashley is NOT tight, remember Fat Freddy spent money that wasn’t his to spend on some absolute crap. We had a £16M offer turned down on Modric remember. When the right players who want to come here spring up, he will continue to splash his hard earned just like he has so far. All of you so called ‘Supporters’ have alot to be thankful to Ashley for. Remember our club was on it’s arse when freddy bailed out!

  • izzymc

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #14

    i honestly dont think ashley will sign any of the decent names were linked with arsharvin, vdv, gomis, gomes, exc.

    it shows what a mess were in with fans wanting sheppard back ffs

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #15

    i dont want that fat bastard back, dont even bother saying ashley hasnt done nothing yet

  • izzymc

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #16

    i dont want him back but its been said on here quite a bit recentley

  • Nasko

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #17


  • Andy1

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #18

    The policy of signing top 4 rejects hasn’t proved to be a great success, so signing mid table rejects would signal a new low. I don’t think it will happen because it makes no sense to sign players who the club wants rid of, it shows they aren’t good enough. I don’t want any players from Spurs and especially not buying a defence that was worse than ours last year.

    Lennon would be alright but there are far better options and generally we should be aiming at players that clubs want to keep, like Larsson from Birmingham.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 15, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #19

    I think younes would be a good buy
    but the price is a little off putting!

  • oga

    Jun 15, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #20

    We were offered Luisao?

    Why the hell are we talking about Gardner then.

  • Nick Dryden

    Jun 15, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #21

    this guy is another bramble!!

  • scott9

    Jun 15, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #22

    r u jokin kaboul is awful

  • Ross G

    Jun 15, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #23

    My 8 would be:
    Van der Vaart
    Manuel Fernandes play deep role cheap £5m

    Beye, Tamas, Collocini, Rat
    Arshavin, Van der Vaart
    Martins, Gomis, Turan

    Bench: Harper, Taylor, Butt, N’Zogbia, Owen

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 15, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #24

    ross g, id pick owen over oba in that role everyday of the week.

  • mark

    Jun 15, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Kaboul is being loaned to a premiership team next season, probably portsmouth. he isnt for sale. Newcastle have agreed a fee with spurs for tom huddlestone. I dont know the fee. Apparently tom doesnt want to go but is being forced out.

    Have a quick look on spurscommunity if you dont believe me. They have a couple of people who are close to kelmsley who post all the info they get. I am not a newcastle fan myself, was just looking on here to see if anybody else knew. adios.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 15, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #26

    huddlestone is also class, just what we need in a holding role

  • Alex

    Jun 15, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #27

    huddlestone would be a great signing, add Lennon and we would have the makings of a good midfield.

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 15, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #28

    huddlestone link?

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 15, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #29

    f**k lennon.

    arshavin VDV Arda

    lovely jubbly

  • izzymc

    Jun 15, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #30

    huddlestone would be good but thought he recentley said he’s stayin to fight for his place ?

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 15, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #31

    I see NUFC.COM are linking us with Pool younster Guthrie.

    States Bolton have tried and failed to sign him, this is due to him coming to us. Prehaps as a swap for Milner.

    I bloody hope this is not true, firstly i wouldnt want to lose Milner and secondly if we are to sell him would want cash only £7m plus. Its the only way we could replce him with quality, whether that be SWP or someone else.

    Also why would we want Guthrie, correct me if i’m wrong but isnt he a left winger. Why would we need another left winger?
    We have Duff and Zog
    Does this mean we’re getting shot of one if not both, especially seen as we have an apparent bid in for Arda!

    Imo i would rather have Arda and Zog, than Duff and Guthrie….now that would be upsetting!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 15, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #32

    Guthrie is a very good, young box-to-box CM. looked really good at Bolton last season.

    Guthrie + £5mil will do me fine.

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 15, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Have to be honest Tom did see much of him last season……did really enjoy Boltons football!

    I’ll take your informed opinion on him. I thought after all he was a left winger.

    I do believe we need 3 midfielders (wingers too) so if he really is as good as your saying, then i dont see why he cant fill in one of our holes in midfield.

    I’ll watch this space and see what unfolds

  • Anthony

    Jun 15, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Kaboul…really no thx

    why we need another young CB anyway?…we have Taylor, Edgar, Kadar….we only need one top quality CB

    as for Guthrie, also no thx…decent player but not good enough for us…

  • Taiwantoon

    Jun 15, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #35

    Kaboul, great in the FM. Yes, I’ve signed him and he is an important part of my squad.

    But Fxxx off…I was already shocked when we were linked with Gardner, and now Kaboul? Are we the clearning lady of Spurs?

  • Marguerite

    Jun 15, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #36

    I am disgusted at us being continually being linked with yid cast offs I for one do not want to become the dustbin for the s****house that is the spuds.


    Jun 15, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Guthrie is better than barton and geremi defo a great buy if we can get him!

  • Leo

    Jun 15, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #38

    kaboul no thank you

    huddlestone would be good however really like his style

    guthrie would be good if we can get somewhere near 7mil and him for milner i would not turn my nose up.

    what is with these spurs rumours all of a suddne

    maybe someone who knows we hate the yidds has made this all up to try and wind us all up

  • beright

    Jun 15, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #39

    sick joke I hope

  • robertsa

    Jun 15, 2008 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #40

    kaboul will be mint in time. cuellar is the finished project. for me its both or none


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