The Next Player Through The Door At Newcastle


Kamil Zayatte has been training at the club, and can play in three or four positions in defense, and Kevin’s comments on the 23 year-old Guinea international recently suggest he will be one through the door before Monday night at midnight.

Kamil Zayatte – seems highly likely to sign for Newcastle

Zayatte has trained with Everton earlier in the week, and reports suggest he impressed manager David Moyes.

But Everton have already made a £4M offer for the player, and that was turned down, so if Kevin likes what he saw when Kamil has been training at the club, and we think he did, we will need to bid above that £4M figure, to capture him.

Kevin told the Newcastle United official web site yesterday:

“We had him in training this morning and he certainly looks like someone who could improve us,”

“He plays three or four positions and I like those sorts of players so we’ll see where we go.”

His agent Willie Mackay (how many players does he represent?) told the Evening Chronicle on Friday:

“He is at Newcastle today and, considering he can play at right-back, central defender and as a holding midfielder, he could be a very valuable signing for them.”

“He played for Guinea against the Ivory Coast a couple of weeks ago and this has alerted a lot of clubs.”

Zayatte has played for RC Lens and moved to BSC Young Boys in Switzerland only last summer. He is 6’3” tall and can play central defender, right back and defensive midfield, so it seems he could be a good capture for the squad, given his versatility, which we know Kevin has been impressed with.

Zayatte wants to move to England and more developments are expected very soon, and we expect he will be the next one announced to have joined the Tyneside club.

And being versatile he can help to plug for the obvious shortage of players in the squad we will have this season.

Fulham Football club are also said to be interested in the player, but surely Newcastle are favorites to sign the youngster, and if he’s anything like the other four we have brought in, he’ll be another very good addition to the squad.

There’s just 36 hours left now in the summer transfer window.

Comments welcome.



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680 comments so far

  • A.L 9

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #1

    ED sky have already stated he’s not joining us and will be sgning for another Prem club in the next hour or so.

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  • Toonboy

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Thats one in, 3/4 more please

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #3

    willie mckay talks bollox he said in 1996 he bagged kk to take zidane for 1 mil onlykk sent scouts to watch him and the scouts said he wqas rubbish he als said he tried to sell nani ronaldo and fabregas for 3.5 mil to birmingham and they said no

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  • figsdad

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #4

    ive havn’t seen nothing on sky sports…

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  • Big Fella

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Read what you want into this but i have just been to the Malmaison Hotel for lunch with my family and there on the table in the corner was Kevin Keegan , Tony Jimenez , Javier Saviola & Per Ciljan Skjelbred.

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  • Shearerssonisournextno9

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #6

    hey Big Fella i can sort of bak that comment up as we had been in the waterline pub and we saw that Skjelbred guy walking down the quayside about 11:00 this morning

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  • ToonDaft

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #7

    i’ve seen nowt on SSN either – i think this one will go through – don’t know anything about him though – his versatility is needed i suppose, to flesh the squad out – deffo no to Atouba though

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  • Marguerite

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #8

    I heard it a couple of hours ago, it was David Craig reporting and he first made mention of the new offer for Owen, then went on to say that there was disappointment re Zayette as despite KK and the coaches being impressed whilst he was training, he had declined to join us and was due to be announced at another club probaly in a couple of hours. Heard it myself. I am assuming the ‘other’club is Everton.

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  • Big Fella

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #9

    I was in the Malmasion Hotel at lunch time today having lunch and there was KK , TJ & Saviola with Per Ciljan Skjelbred

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  • Black and White Blood

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #10

    figsdad – A.L 9 is right, David Craig reporting from the Stadium of Poo had confirmed that he was going to sign for some other club earlier on!

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  • Michael

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Way to get hopes up again. I was hoping to see something interesting yet this has already been rubbished on skysports.

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  • Cooper

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Shearerssonisournextno9 i bet you dont even know what this Skjelbred looks like man stop bull$hitting

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  • joe

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #13

    really hope Big Fella isnt winding us up

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  • Gateshead Mag.

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #14

    some lassy telt me to put a bet on henry signing, they know someone who knows emre and he said put a bet on henry signing monday.

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  • GraemeR

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Kamil Zayatte = Who

    Big name signing – I suppose with 12 letters thats 6 pounds extra per shirt.

    Better get signing quality players or SJP is going to be awfully quiet this season – singing end included

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  • hitman

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #16

    ignore this one lads

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #17

    well i have just seen kaka in the metro

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  • wigaz

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Well lets hope this ain stops lads or none of these Johnny Foreigners will want to sign! LOL! 2moro will either be extremely exciting or deeply depressing! i hope for door number 1!

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  • GraemeR

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #19

    If Fulham and Everton are after him he must be good !!!

    What happend to the likes of Derdiyok, Inler, Burdisso and Moutinho – these are the type of players and positions we need not some CM2008 wannabes

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  • Estranged

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #20

    here we go again…

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  • wigaz

    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Well lets hope this rain stops lads or none of these Johnny Foreigners will want to sign! LOL! 2moro will either be extremely exciting or deeply depressing! i hope for door number 1!

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  • 51times

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #22

    I was walking up to the shop to get the paper this morning and I saw Skjelbred buying a cornetto.

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  • hitman

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #23

    gatesheadmag:henry was in manchester for a medical ian wright let it slip on talksport

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  • GraemeR

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #24

    beyesthegreat – I nearly trod in the stuff – its everywhere

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #25

    bramble has been called 7up to the england squad

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  • Darryl

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Just because u aint seen nowt, doesnt meant to say that the lad who was up at sunderland working for skysports talking about him joining another club never happened. Yeah, because we’re really gonna make shit up… about a player not coming.. when im a bleeding newcastle fan.

    At the end of the day, it was reported he turned down everton to come to us.. whose to say he aint now turned down us……..? Think about it.

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #27

    lol graeme

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #28

    ameobi has just signed for real madrid

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  • toonarmy08

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #29

    51 times -quality mate lol 🙂

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #30

    I dont believe it but imagine any combination of henry, owen, martins or viduka woww

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  • RossNe5UFC

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #31

    What does annoy me about some people on this site is that they really dont get behind the club, never mind the team. If we want to attractive players we can play our part by turning up and packing out the stadium, 52000 fans week in week out has always been said by players we signed to be a big draw. I think MA is backing KK, to what extend not entirely sure, but i believe he is. For those that want to keep KK why dont WE, the fans, get behind him and show him the support he deserves and im sure if we are negative it will be picked up by him and make him even more likely to leave. Fans can really pick up a performance, the energy is definately transferred onto the pitch. Come on lads!! im still excited for midnight tommorrow!

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  • Spyro

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #32

    i just heard Jamie Redknapp state that Milner is a good crosser of the ball, clearly hasn’t watched him for the last 4 or 5 years then eh, lol

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  • keegan is king

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #33

    my cousin just been into the hotel few hour back and said he seen keegan with a few other people but he didnt know who they were

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  • deanooooo

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #34

    plz help newcastle united mike ashley

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  • tontowilly

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #35

    I saw Frank Ribery in Dene street a couple of weeks ago………

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  • ice dog

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #36

    toon daft its true he will NOT sign for toon it was ssn,better money at another prem club,hope wise has nothing to do with this

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  • Ally

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #37

    has it come to that deaono, maybe we shud ask mike nicely to put his hand in his pocket! lol

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  • 51times

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Spyro – I thought that too…pundits are so useless.

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #39

    also breaking news today that pigs have been seen flying over the atlantic ocean from new york and the other breaking news is that hell has been frozen over

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  • GraemeR

    Aug 31, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Another possible first for NUFC.

    The only club to get a billionaire owner and get relegated through lack of investment !!!

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