Newcastle After Hamburg Defender


Sky Sports is reporting today that Newcastle United are interested in Hamburg defender Guy Demel.

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Guy Demel – Hamburg 6’3″ center-back

Demel has already admitted he is flattered by Newcastle United’s reported interest.

Demel signed for Hamburg from Borussia Dortmund in 2005 and impressed for the German club last season, when he played 28 games and scored one goal.

The center-back is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast, for whom he has so far played 7 times.

Manchester City and Portsmouth (who else?) are also rumored to be interested in the player.

While he is usually a center-back, Demel played right back since 2005 for Hamburg, so he may be bought as cover for Habib Beye, and can also play in central defense when needed.

Demel was at Arsenal from 2000-2001, before he joined Borrussia Dortmund, where he stayed until he moved to Hamburg.

He told Sky Sports today:

“I am thinking of Ivory Coast. We are not playing as we should be.”

“My transfer will be talked about soon. The Premier League is a top league.”

“It is good to be linked with famous teams such as Newcastle.”

“We will wait and see.”

Guy was born in France, and he can also play in midfield and turned 27 years old just last Friday.

In 2004 Demel, a French citizen, acquired an Ivorian passport, and he has since been playing for the Ivory Coast.

He played at the 2006 African Nations Cup, and was named to the squad for the 2006 World Cup finals.

We are certainly linked with a lot of players, and Samba and Demel are two new ones just today, but while they may not we well known and be £10M players, they could still do a good job for us at the club.

Demel also seems a really good guy, since he already knows that Newcastle United are a famous team – sign him! 😀

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52 comments so far

  • Ben_BKK

    Jun 18, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Never heard anything about him. Would have to know about his age, and possible transfer fees before beginning to weigh up whether it would be a good move or not.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Arsenal reject, Hamburg benchwarmer (sometimes not even that!).

    Shite defender and a carthorse.

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  • natedawg

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #3

    heard of him but dont no alot bout him , didnt no we were intrested thought. that takes us up to the 240 mark dont it?

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  • HeronMag

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Are Spurs interested too Ed? Lol! 🙂

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  • Hammy

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #5

    I’ve had Sky Sports on all day while doing the f’ing ironing and it’s the first I’ve heard……

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  • Hammy

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #6

    I’ve been watching Sky sports all day and this is news to me (while ironing) anyone rate Georgie Thompson? she is FIT!!!

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  • geordiegraham

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #7

    hammy – its on there site

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  • 51times

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #8

    I don’t see why we would buy him, what would he bring to the team?

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #9

    speaking of carthorses, Boumsong had a decent game for the French last night.

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  • HeronMag

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #10

    We’ve been linked to the Romanian lad, Goian aswell.

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  • Nick C

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #11

    According to Wiki, he has played a handful of games over the last 5-6 seasons. NEXT…..

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  • James

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #12

    The media assume because we are talking to Hamburg that its for Demel, but they don’t realise we are in Hamburg securing the deal for VAN DE VART!

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  • Nick C

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #13

    When you look at how many players each club is linked to it is scandalous. A tiny percentage are true, the rest is bollix. This summer is doing my heed in…

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  • GSfan

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Gawd you guys really are being linked with loads like no other club out there. One of those targets out of the 250+ or so is bound to be true though! Won’t be surprised if the press goes “See? We guessed it right! Newcastle really did sign blablabla. We rule!”.

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Boumsong generally does play well for france, in fact, i can only remember him being shit here

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  • HeronMag

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Ah ha James! You’ve figured it out! A cover story haha!

    VDV is on his way to the Tooooooooon!!!

    (I wish)

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  • Ross

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #17

    lol nick c, you say each club, but i bet there is no other club in the prem who’s “linked with” list stretches to 237 players before the window was even officially open!
    we’re a joke at this time of the year, you cant believe a thing you read about our potential signings.
    and being linked with defender after defender (most average at that) isn’t really gonna help our exciting attacking minded game is it! lol

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  • M. Stockley- (dreaming of signing van der vaart)

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #18

    boring!!!!!

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  • Davies

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Nothing against Africans, but I don’t really want to see too many in our squad. They bugger off for the ACN every other January.

    It nearly proved costly this year as the squad was pretty thin anyway.

    Don’t know much about this guy, but I’m sure we’re all flattered that he’s flattered.

    From what TT says, I’d say no thanks.

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  • Faustino

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Spyro – the irony with Boumsong is that if Souness had never signed him we’d probably all cream if we got him now?!?!?!?!!?

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #21

    “but i bet there is no other club in the prem who’s “linked with” list stretches to 237 players before the window was even officially open!”

    Tottenham Hotspur, the only difference is, they have acted on it, we aint

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #22

    great another horrible player

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  • Kash2

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Does he have the same agent as Vincent Kompany?

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #24

    exactly faustino, which is why i will now try not to judge players on their past and what they have or haven’t achieved in a different league. Someone who is terrible in France may come and set the prem alight if paired with the right team mate, coach or even a decent set of fans

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  • Spyro

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #25

    something tells me we aren’t going to sign the well known players we are in for e.g. Turan, Gomis etc but i do however feel we will sign lesser known players who will put in performances just as good as those

    …or in gomis’ case, better performances. Has everyone seen him in the Euro, he has been poor, i have never seen him play so poor at St Etienne. He may not cope well under pressure, and as we all know, players who cant cope with pressure are NOT for the toon lol

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  • beye the great

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #26

    I THINK HAMMY IS RIGHT GEORGIE THOMPSON IS FIT

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  • Hadji

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #27

    What have i done wrong in my life to deserve this…..Demel,omg i think i’m gonna throw up.

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #28

    6ft 3 and the Hungarian guy even higher Keagan must think there tall so there do good in defence lol

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  • Hadji

    Jun 18, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #29

    I’ve seen him couple of times while in Dortmund,he’s Ok but it all depends how much Hamburg will ask for him….He’s not worth more than 2.5mill.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 18, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Link, link, linkedy, link, link, linkedy, link!..
    …AAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!..

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 18, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Dear oh dear…the quality of players we are being linked with is getting worse by the day.

    We started off at the Modric Level and now it is a chap called Guy Demel…he must own his own suit.

    Getting so bored of this lark…If this carries on Mr Ashley will no doubt feel the wrath from the fans come kick off time..it really is not good enough..Mr Ashley your honeymoon is over now..spend or FK OFF !!

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  • harrier

    Jun 18, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #32

    sign me somebody gooooooood

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 18, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #33

    We’re LINKED with, about to SWOOP for, & i think we also EYE?..
    …Can’t we have some new terms?.. 😀

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  • seetow

    Jun 18, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #34

    yeahhhhh! guy demel is just a cover up for our talks with hamburg for VDV! hahahahhaha

    he’s a cool GUY. reminds me of lewis guy LOL

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  • Kash2

    Jun 18, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Fact is KK was supposed to back from Holiday today and at the office. But he apparently isn’t. Nothing is going to be rubber stamped without KK’s saying so, regardless of what role Wisey plays in the whole recruitment scenario. For all we know, KK could be wrapping up deals today and tomorrow.

    It’s very funny how Anal O’Lover is talking to ex players and current players for interviews and material. Nothing from senior management at all. Very quiet on that front, so whats going on?

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  • Kash2

    Jun 18, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #36

    Digard has apparently signed for Boro!

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  • harrier

    Jun 18, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Word from Stadium of Light is that Roy Keene is having talks with Lassie, Benji, and Rin Tin Tin about possible moves into his bedroom….more to follow!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 18, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Gutted for Digard like!.. 😀

    …keane has also signed the durex(dulux) dog!.. 😀

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  • Drew

    Jun 18, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #39

    Wow, this guys old! He was at arsenal from the year two hundred till 2001

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  • DMAG

    Jun 18, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #40

    I wish they would just go ahead announce the RVDV signing! I think they are waiting to get one or two more in the bag so we can show them all off together.
    Look what we did!

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