Newcastle Interested In French 19 Year-Old


There are reports coming out of France today, that claim Newcastle United are closely monitoring the situation of 19 year-old Lens striker Kevin Monnet-Paquet.

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Kevin Monnet-Paquet – 19 year-old Lens Striker

It appears that Newcastle’s scouting network have found out that Lens forward Kevin Monnet-Paquet is unwilling to play Ligue 2 football next season with his club, RC Lens.

Lens finished 3rd bottom of the French Ligue 1 last season, and were relegated along with Strasbourg and Metz.

Newcastle United are said to be watching developments closely, and may bid for the player.

Kevin, who stands 6’0″ tall, has already played for Lens a number of times and made his debut for the club a full two years ago, he’s that good.

He has played for the French side at Under-18 and Under-19 levels, and is thought to be a top prospect for the future.

He was born in Bourgoin-Jallieu, France and turns 20 years old next month.

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282 comments so far

  • toooooon fan

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #1

    whooooooooooooo?????????

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Meant to be the new Henry.

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  • DC Magpie

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Thought Babel was the new Henry…;)

    Not sure how interested KK is with this fella but all the murmurings coming out of St.J’s is that we will be signing a new striker very soon!

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  • Toon_Ksk

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Watching developments? Oh please! If he is good, just sign him!

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  • Miloflembo

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Young,,,,,,,, Seems like part of the policy 🙂

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #6

    And Briand, but Monnet-Paquet is meant to be THE new Henry.

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  • Kaler

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #7

    New Henry? If hes that good then why sit and watch what develops, sign the kid up.

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  • WIGAZ

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #8

    DC Magpie do you know somethin we dont m8?
    if this lad is the new henry & tom toon would know if he’s any good, lets get him signed up!

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Even if he half as good as Henry he will still be class. Sign him up Wise. 😀 My prediction we would sign a defender this week looks likely now we have Bassong on trial 😉 looks good from what has been said about him hope he signs.

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  • joe

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #10

    football manager LEGEND

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  • Michael

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #11

    He’s quick and he’s French, the comparisons to Henry were obviously going to happen.

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  • WIGAZ

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Holy s*** just seen this lad on youtube & he’s lightning quick! would put vid on this blog but not sure how to, it’s his 1st seinor goal he comes on as sub leaves defender eating dust & finishes cool in the bottom corner! get him in wise! looks like a hell of a prospect!

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  • Spyro

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #13

    i know of this guy but i have never seen him play…EVER! whats he like those who have seen him, he is supposed to be good i know that

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  • dingo

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #14

    ;p

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  • Piers

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Supposed to be a terrific talent. Would be a great signing. My buddy’s seen him play…….he believes he is basically the French Theo Walcott as of right now. He hasn’t really proven himself but shows a terrific amount of potential. Just as quick as Walcott…..unbelievably fast.

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  • darren grech MALTA

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #16

    WE WANT AIMAR.THAT’S WATH WE NEED.SIGN HIM TODAY BEFORE TOMORROW.SOUTH AMERICAN BLOOD THE BEST FOR FOOTBALL

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  • Spyro

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #17

    no “WE” dont

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  • Dan13

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #18
  • micepie

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #19

    We will obviously eventually limit how many young strikers we buy but there’s certainly room for at least one more!

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  • Matt

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #21

    I’ve seen him play twice, as quick as Martins without the ball but much faster than him when he’s running with the ball at his feet, seems to have a good footballing brain too.

    Similar type of player to Agbonlahor.

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  • CRAIGG

    Jul 14, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #22

    I do think we need to sign a quality creative midfielder, But Aimar may have lost his hunger and edge as much as i have rated him over the years.

    The lack of creativity in our centre mid is scary, Im surprised KK will santion selling Emre without having a replacement

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  • Hadrian

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #23

    pace means bugger all to me by itself .
    hows his technical ability ?

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  • Matt

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Good player, well known on the football manager circuit. He’s still learning but still looks pretty damn good, snap him up!

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  • Matt

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #25

    His technical ability is good, most forward players with a good footballing brain have good technical ability so I didn’t see the need to have to spell it out.

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  • Hadrian

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #26

    matt , what a load of horlicks .
    far to many forwards in the prem that cant trap a ball to save their life .

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  • Davies

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Hope he’s got a better attitude than Zog if we sign him.

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  • Matt

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #28

    What strikers with good footballing brains have poor technical ability?

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  • Spyro

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #29

    ah well, sounds good, hopefully the interest is genuine and not just hot air.

    funny though, we have an article on this, but the bulgerian guy we have actually taken on trial has no article, lol

    your a funny guy Ed

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  • Spyro

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #30

    hmmm, Drogba’s technical ability aint too great

    me and my mates say that he has mastered the ‘accidental touch’. we say this because the ball often hits him on the back of his leg or back of his head and somehow lands in a good position, its quite odd really

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  • AndyNUFC

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #31

    The comment about his pace like Walcott’s was spot on. Before I wasn’t sure. SIGN THIS LAD NOW.

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  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #32

    havent seen much of him but wat i have seen iv liked, and cant imagine him costing a fortune so deffo worth a punt

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  • Leo

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #33

    wikid

    would be a good player to have if he is actually as good as henry but that needednt be said

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  • BelgianSupporter

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #34

    Hello,

    i follow the ligue 1 las year and this player is very good. I will be a good recruit. Big job on attack very impressive this year and he is young.

    Sorry for my approximate English….

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  • CRAIGG

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Have we signed any young midfielders yet?

    Every time i read about us signing another youngster its a left sided defender, a Keeper or another striker

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  • Martin

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #36

    Thing is though lads, something none of you have picked up on is the fact he doesn’t want to play ligue 2 football…

    Fair enough, but when we’ve already got Martins, Owen and Viduka for him to compete against – will he be happy sitting on the bench?

    Even more so, we’re saying he’s 1 for the future which implies reserve team football which surely is an even bigger step down for him?

    He looks class, he sounds like the ideal sort of player BUT I’m just not sure he’d want to come to a team where he’d be fourth in line (even harder to break into the team if we start playing 442 again!)

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  • Nizo

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Keegan will be playing 5-0-5 at this rate in a few years! Although nevertheless, the kid would bring much needed pace to the side. Im all for it, as long as the fee isnt too large.

    Martin you have a point, but if you think about it, he’ll be at a club which is massive compared to where he’s at right now. I doubt he was a regular starter at Lens as it is. The opportunity to play alongside the likes of Owen / Martins would be a massive pulling point for him. Cant see him not wanting to come even as second choice of the bench.

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  • Kaler

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Your English is fine mate thanks for the info

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  • micepie

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #39

    How much might he cost do you think? Sounds like he’s almost ready to be challenging for a first team place. 5M?

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  • Martin

    Jul 14, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #40

    Nizo – I suppose, I hope the club can sell it to him like that, I think this is deffinately the answer though…

    Just reading something someone wrote about Bobby Robson on another site; some of the players he developped and nutured are ridiculous – Ruud Van Nistleroy or Ronaldo for example – if we could’ve found them as youngsters we might have ended the 40 odd year wait already!

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