Are Newcastle Really In For Malouda?

We are linked with lots of players in today’s papers, but that’s hardly surprising because we’re always linked with players in the summer.

Florent Malouda – are Newcastle really interested?

But it’s especially true now when Kevin says he wants to bring in three or even four new players in the next 8 days.

The latest player doing the rounds as a Newcastle target is Chelsea’s Florent Malouda, but exactly which source this is from is hard to tell.

It looks like it’s The Daily Mail but they have a whole list of players they say Newcastle are interested in – just in case they may actually get one right.  😀

The players they link Newcastle with are Malouda, along with Antonio Valencia, Marek Jankulovski, Michal Kadlec and Philippe Senderos.  We may even be interested in one of those, since we think Kevin still wants a left back and a center-back for our defense, and maybe a central midfielder and one new striker up front.

The 28 year old Frenchman is a good player and very experienced, having represented France 42 times and played for Châteauroux, Guingamp and Lyon, before moving to Chelsea in 2007 for around £13M.

Any move for Malouda is reportedly dependent on Robinho moving to Chelsea, but if he becomes available we’re sure there’ll be more than Newcastle in for the player.

The fee is said to be around £12M, but we see no real proof that Newcastle are even interested in the player, but he would no doubt be a skilled and experienced addition to the squad, but whether he’s worth £12M is the real question.

We have a feeling there’s better and younger available players for less than that figure.

But we’ll see soon, since there’s not too long to wait until midnight of September 1st coming around, and it’s looking like that could be another late night for Newcastle supporters.

Comments welcome.

71 comments so far

  • Luke

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #1


  • adam

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #2

    there is absolutely no chance we are going to or would want to sign malouda. he is a good player but we have duff, zoggie, milner and now guti who can play on the left. lets just forget about it becoz its bs

  • Spyro

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #3

    good player, but at 28yrs old, 12million is too expensive IMO.

    DOubt it is true anyway, i cant remember the last time the media over here got anything right

  • toooooonfan

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #4

    ashley did promise a wow signing but if this is it i will be disappointed

  • Ross

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #5

    hope not to be honest. dont think we really need another winger and 12 mil for someone who hasnt exactly performed in the prem seems really steep. suppose it can be argued he hasnt exactly been given a proper chance at chelsea though.
    use the 12 mil to buy an AM, then get in cover at LB and a foil for oba/owen, and we’re sorted i reckon!

  • valle1

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Well, on the look of yesterdays game, we need to look at players with vision and top class passing… KK plays the passing game and all 3 signings have both vision andsing, even Colo who is a centrehalf by trade.

    On a side note… What happened to the Duff we saw in preseason?, he missed AT LEAST 2 top class oportunities to play Oba entirly free in a very dangerous position, that said, Oba’s touch and passing where bad too, but who can blame him with what he has been through if he had something else on his mind… We really need to stop giving the ball away and work on our final balls, because if we get that right, anything can happen.

  • Toon1978

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Not sure 12 million for Malouda tbh


    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #8

    HAHA another bollocks rumour!!! Zog and Duff are better!

  • Spyro

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed, comments are taking way too long to come up on here

  • Carrick

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #10

    I don’t want Malouda if I’m honest, no real pace and only made to look ok when surrounded by Chelsea players. Could get alot better for £12m!

  • Mr Noisy

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Chelski misfit!! Don’t want him.

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #12

    dont want him. good player but we need a young hungry box to box central midfielder.

    Kuzmanovic, Appiah, Affelay,M.Johnson, Nolan,Inler,Bullard,Palacios. There is loads but we need to get the right one to play alongside Guthrie.

  • gorskino10

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #13

    28 and 12mill no way… get Arda for that posision for that [rice or even Di Maria.
    Same with Jankulovski would be a good signing but depends if we can get him on loan.

  • Ben_BKK

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #14

    I second Spyro’s comment, there seems to be something wrong with the comments, and they take ages to appear.

    I’m also wondering who Michal Kadlec is…at first I thought you meant Alan Kardec, but I doubt it’s him…any ideas?

  • craig

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #15

    no way poor in a good Chelski side

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #16

    tiago neves would be a good singing

  • nightfall

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #17

    LB – zhirkov
    MC- ribery
    ST- benzema

    ashely…make it happen..don’t care how…just do it 😀

  • nightfall

    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #18

    zhirkov, ribery, benzema…if everyone’s ok with that just tell me so i can call ashley 😀


    Aug 24, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #19

    really dont rate malouda, not quick enough and he has some of the best players in the world with him at chelsea to help him – if he cant do it there cant seee him doing in anywhere else. he lacks pace i think to be World Class.

    prefer that ben navus player (spelling!) but the brazilian kid with the left foot who put the free kick in. and there are a whole host of younger more promising french players too. he would be a waste of time

    , Nzogbia is the same player i think but has youth on his side so can still improve.

    bring in the argies – excited about that.

    looking forward to seeing who comes in next week. Exciting times are back, and believe the future is bright under Ash and Keegan – havent felt like that in years.

    I know we are only two games in, but we would have lost both of those games last year. The Arsenal game is going to be fascinating with them just losing to Fulham and with us on the rise and full of confidence anything is possible

  • dick

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #20

    whats happening with this blogg some comments get posted some are ignored, wont bother with it again

  • Spyro

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Zog and Duff are not better than Malouda

    SWP has apparently signed for everton

  • Cloudstrife

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #22

    NO TO MALOUDA! we dont need him at all. anyone watching the Chelsea game? give me Palacios, he looks quality!

  • neeraj

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #23

    its sun report

    we have 4 wingers why would we go for fifth?????

  • toon head

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #24

    riquelme saviola and fabio grosso
    if we get them we will have a good season
    in fairness maloda the last ting we need rite now

  • Michael

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #25

    12 million for a left winger who has been a flop in England. Great journalism yet again. They could at least make up rumours about players in the positions we are looking to stregthen.

  • bruTOOON

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #26

    we got younger zoggy, better duff, milner and jonas that can play on the position… why waste 12 million?

  • toon till i die

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #27

    why would we buy malouda for 12 m
    whe will be 29 soon and it would be like throwing money away
    i would like us to buy adra turan insted better player in my eyes and can only improve

    or even moutanio 20m euros
    afali him for psv

    we r also desprate for a striker with movement good in air goal scorea

  • toon till i die

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #28



  • toon till i die

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #29


  • toon

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #30


  • Sav

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Recipe for an article:-
    Daily Mail sports reporter’s girlfriend rings – She and her busty mate want taking out. She tells him she’s already in her party dress and not much else. He groans he’s a deadline to meet with a fresh story…journo fans out his Panini cards and his mate picks one – stick NUFC on the top, type out few rudimentary facts on said player (from back of the card), mention Ashley selling(from previous toon archive), KK would luv it, desperate fans, press ‘Send’. …packs toothbrush and off we go! Easy.

  • robertsa

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #32

    NURI SAHIN wud be my wow signing.

  • nightfall

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #33

    toon head

    grosso – 33 (i think)
    saviola -28
    riquelme – 30, 31

    no thanks

  • hitman

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #34

    we need a stricker with oba being oot for a few weeks,saviola get him in

  • hitman

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #35

    we need a sf with oba being oot

  • Ganiyu

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #36

    6mil for maluda or leave it.sign bullard cos he hardly looses d ball and passes cryin out loud.i might not know his weakness but if any 1 has a beta substitute buy

  • Irish John

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #37

    no chance..Dont want that chelsea reject

  • beyethegreat

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #38

    pablo piati

  • Danny

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #39

    No no no, they’re not in for him. 10 mill punds for a 28 year old lad.
    In Ashelys eyes that must be a very poor deal, cause that’ll be 10 mill u’ll never see again.
    Im not even speculating on that one.

  • whats happend ed

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #40

    not working


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