Newcastle Linked With Left-Back Badr El-Kaddouri


The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that Morocco international left-back Badr El-Kaddouri has claimed Aston Villa and Newcastle are both after him.

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Badr El-Kaddouri – currently at Dynamo Kiev

This may be a case of the player trying to play his own case up, with the player currently at Ukranian club, Dynamo Kiev, which is Andriy Shevchenko’s first club.

Aston Villa’s left-back Wilfred Bouma is facing several months out injured,  after the Dutchman suffered a terrible dislocated ankle in Saturday’s Intertoto Cup win over Odense.

And Sky Sports is reporting that Martin O’Neill has been linked with a move for El-Kaddouri, as Bouma’s short term replacement.

The 27-year-old has already told Sky Sports there is in fact interest from both Villa and Newcastle United:

“There have been enquiries from Aston Villa since last year, however since Saturday, Aston Villa want me,”

“They are an ambitious club, my agent is looking into it.”

“He told me Newcastle have made enquiries about me and they are also willing to sign me.”

El-Kaddouri played against Manchester United in last season’s UEFA Champions League, and was asked whether he had a preference for a move to Villa Park or St James’ Park, but the player was wisely non-committal:

“I am not sure, I am not answering those questions.”

“What I know is there are contacts with the two teams and the press will know my destination very soon.”

Badr El Kaddouri was born in January, 1981 and is a current member of the Moroccan National football side, and is currently at Dynamo Kyiv.

El Kaddouri was part of the Moroccan 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the first round, finishing third in group D, behind group winners Iraq and runners-up Costa Rica.
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256 comments so far

  • King Habib

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Solid squad player, not spectacular. Would provide adequate cover for Enrique without setting the PL alight.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #2

    No no no no nooooooooo…..

    This is out of hand – we need quality, he’s no better then what we have!

    I’m really worried, all my post have always been pro MA, and they still will be, as I accept we were in so much debt under FFS – but few signings doesn’t sit well for a productive season…!

    I’m already thinking about the drop, if the likes of Sunderland, Stoke, WBA and Fulham are all spending more on players, not only that, they have bigger squads, so when there are injuries they have cover – do we?

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  • TTOON

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #3

    What I don’t understand is why people actually rate Enrique, one of the most mistake prone players in the league, he couldn’t even handle doncaster.

    Why are we not buying anyone good – Coloccini has to come and a creative mid. Look at Spurs Dos Santos – 4.8m, Modric who we missed out on at the last minute, its getting ridiculous. Those two players are better than are whole team.

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  • simon winham

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #4

    no we want coloccini

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #5

    I would rather have warnock!!

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  • Cooper

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #6

    yeah i agree – enrique is not a premiership player

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #7

    I would rather have warnock andcoloccini…!

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  • Shearer#1

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #8

    What on earth is going on? Nicky Shorey has been available all summer. Eng international, quality player, good age, & he’s got 1 yr left on his contract. Why don’t we just buy him???? & we should sign Aaron Lennon & Mario Gomez as well.

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  • simon winham

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #9

    i getting sick of this now we just keep getting linked with players and never making a move we have a small squad and we have only signed two players look at sunderland they have signed 5 players in two weeks it is stupid howay sign somebody kk

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  • neeraj

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #10

    sign an att. mid

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  • TTOON

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #11

    The team would should start season with

    Martins–Gomis–Owen

    Duff — NZog — Guiterrez

    Bassong – — Faye – — — Coloccini – – – – Beye

    Given / Harper

    Sub: Krul, Taylor, Milner, Barton, Enrique, Viduka

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  • robertsa

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #12

    id rather have razvan rat or paul koncheky.

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  • micepie

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #13

    It’ll all come to a head in coming days and weeks. Nice one that so far we have acquired 3 good players and only spent very little though, whereas other teams are splashing out big amounts of wonga! It’s such a contrast to the posts of a few weeks ago that went something like, “this is who we should get imo..

    VELOSO
    VDV
    GOMIS
    ARDA

    Etc etc.

    If we splash out on just one hig signing that’ll be great (and enough) for me. Or even all astute bargains!!

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  • nufc toon malaysia

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #14

    who is he actually..an arabian..rasicm..no way…he is not the player needed by newcastle…i rather let bassong team up with enrique than bought him in

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  • Ericles

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #15

    The Journal seems to be getting as bad as the national press with these baseless stories. Hearsay – and by the way, no way.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #16

    We are going to be s@it this season..I think the intent is clear that under ashley we are really lacking any ambition or drive to fill the team with quality,strength and depth.

    I am pro toon and want the best as we all do but i can gtee if this continues the backlash on Ashley will be immense and he won’t be wearing his Alan Smith top in the stands (alan smith top even that worries me),the backlash already began in the last match and reports of unrest at the current set up are starting to show now..come on mike this aint a fkin game or toy to brag about at the casino , either you want to push us forward or you get out before you are forced out as this club can’t afford to go backwards.
    My patience in this current set up is stretched and making me angry.

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  • HeronMag

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #17

    I agree with the idea of bringing Nicky Shorey to the club. A solid left back (arguably better than Enrique) who would give another attacking angle up the left side.

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  • harrier

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #18

    TTOON – that team would get pooped on in a second – a line of strikers followed by a line of wingers????

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Why doesn’t he sack one of the recruitment muppets..save himself a million and buy colloccini…dunno who i would sack first but i would make sure who ever it was I would give them a right good kicking first.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #20

    TToon..I would like to see you bet your house on that team winning at man u : )

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  • GoesseN

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #21

    TTOON // Jul 30, 2008 at 14:47

    The team would should start season with

    Martins–Gomis–Owen

    Duff — NZog — Guiterrez

    Bassong – — Faye – — – Coloccini – – – – Beye

    Given / Harper

    Sub: Krul, Taylor, Milner, Barton, Enrique, Viduka
    ——————————————————–

    guthrie?….

    and did you not watch the euro’s? what makes u think gomis is so special, he was without doubt THE WORST player at the euro’s.. absolute useless, couldnt pass, 1st touch was a mess, couldnt shoot to save his life absolute rubish not worth any more then £2m yet some plonker recons hes worth £10m dream on.

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  • GM

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #22

    TTOON – agree with the comment regarding enrique – dont rate him at all he was at fault a lot last season thats why zog ended up there as he was less error prone, says a lot that a winger is better than a £6 mil + full back.

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  • harrier

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #23

    GM – N’Zogbia started the season at LB at got moved to the bench in favour of Enrique….

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  • GM

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #24

    N’zogbia is a Midfield player not a FB but he still played prob the same if not more games than enrique, my point was that the management fat sam or kk obvioulsy didnt rate him as he makes too many mistakes, he was shown up again at the weekend, at fault for conceding a goal against lower rate opposition.

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  • Bingo wing

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Enrique is $h!te

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  • Capt Darlin

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #26

    we re gonna sign knee one at this rate. Being linked with players means nowt, its getting them that counts….. Question to everyone – Since the toon have been in the premier league have you ever felt so unexcited about the coming season??? The board appear to be aiming for mediocrity (spel cheque) When Ashley took over noone expected it to turn out like this, Keegan back etc etc and we re shopping round in the bargin bins where usually you end up with other peoples sh@te

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  • harrier

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #27

    GM – the friendly against Doncaster will never convince me Enrique is poor – friendlies are about getting those kinds of mistakes out of your system and getting fitness.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #28

    just can’t believe Fulham are in for gomez and have already signed 7 players and are also close in signing johnson! sunderland have signed 6 players!
    just remember we were not that much better last season! just hope we dont get over taken by teams that finished lower than us last season just because they were willing to spend money!?

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  • GM

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #29

    Harrier – dont count the friendly then, look at the mistakes he made last year, out of position, bombing forward loosing the ball, passing to the opposition etc etc

    Lets agree to disagree – i think he is crap and not worth anywhere near what we paid for him, at best he should be back up to someone else, who I have no clue and the way things are going we will prob start with Zog again at LB as we seem unable to sign anyone half decent.

    you dont.

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  • FOX TOON

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Nopt gunna hapen he is 27 years old KK wants 25 years old max

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  • harrier

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #31

    HAHA HPS if you seriously believe Gomez will be going to Fulham…

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  • harrier

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #32

    Sunderland have signed Chimbonda, Diouf, and Tainio – would you really want any of them??

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #33

    SirJasonToon – To be honest I think the backlash on Ashley has begun…. I was all for him, but even I’m questioning where we are going under his leadership, and distinct lack of funds….

    Before everyone has a go at me, I realise he’s made billions from being a shrewd, but conmen sense tells you if we don’t improve on what we have here, we will not be able to compete this season with most teams – That will result in us deteriorate even further!

    I’m a great believer that you need quality to attract quality..!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #34

    HPSandwiches
    I agree..I am proper worried that this current set up of three scouts,it is a complete madness they have almost recruited one player between them and 2 are juniors and 1 is cheap as chips.

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  • simsanator

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #35

    ARSHVIN ON HIS WAY TO THE TOON…

    ONE MASSIVE SIGNING THAT WOULD COMPLETE OUR TEAM AND KK VERY NICELY. PLAYING IN THE FREE ROLE

    GIVEN

    BEYE, COLLOCINI, FAYE, TAYLOR

    MILNER BARTON THE ZOG

    ARSHVIN

    OWEN VIDUKA

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  • geordie jock

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #36

    So no-one wants El-Kaddouri as he’s no better than we have. How many of you muppets know who he is or has seen him play. I think you just want to see your name on web site. Get a life.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #37

    I would love to Gomez here!

    …..That said , I would be happy to see anyone here!

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  • Jon

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Some of you lot must be on another planet with your expectations. Fair enough we are not spending big money at the moment as other clubs have done but I for one am very pleased with that, finally our club is being run like a proper business.

    Under FFS the club was so deeply in debt that with current form on the pitch being so bad we were seriously in danger of going the way of Leeds. MA will invest in players but won’t over pay like we have been doing for years, MA I applaud you.

    As for these negative comments about Enrique, for gods sake give the lad a chance, he’s made a couple of mistakes but for the most part I think he’s been reasonable. He is a youngster who has had just one season in a new league, an awful lot of foreigners come over and take a while to adapt. Alot of fans seem to forget just how young alot of our players are!

    Also, I’d be willing to bet that the people on here slagging off our young players are probably the same ones who boo and ruin the atmosphere at SJP. Get behind the lads and support the whole club!

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #39

    Sorry Kermit….

    Forgot, only your opinion counted!

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  • GM

    Jul 30, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #40

    whats cordozo like ? benfica appear to be open to offers? heard his name and seen it mentioned a few times on here, hes a forward right?

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