Geremi May Leave Newcastle For First Team Football


Newcastle midfielder Geremi has told Sky Sports today that he is ready to leave St James’ Park in search of regular first-team football.

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Geremi – could be ready to leave Newcastle United

The experienced former Real Madrid, Chelsea and Middlesbrough man has been left out of the side since Joe Kinenar took over on Tyneside in late September, yet when Kevin Keegan was at the club Geremi had a starting position wide on the right, and played quite well.

Geremi is under contract at Newcastle until summer 2010 and of course was signed as a free agent from Chelsea in the summer of 2007, and he even started his career at Newcastle as captain of the club for a while at the start of the 2007/08 season, when Sam Allardyce took over from Glenn Roeder as manager.

Yet Geremi has made just 12 appearances all season for Newcastle but is likely to start in central midfield in place of the suspended Nicky Butt, in the important relegation dog-fight with West Ham United on Saturday.

The versatile Cameroon international, who is equally good at right-back, central midfield or on the right wing, has already been linked with Turkish giants Besiktas or even a January switch to France.

Geremi, 30, told skysports.com today:

“I want to be involved on the football field. I am nearing the end of my career and I don’t want to sit on the bench.”

“I heard there is a bid for me from a club in Europe but I am waiting to decide what to do.”

“To be honest, I want to play. If not, we will have to take a decision to satisfy everyone.”

Geremi should have no problem in finding another club, since he has wide experience and could do a good job elsehwre, but Newcastle will need to ensure another player or two are ready to come into the squad. if the Cameroon International is sold in January.

It may be better and safer to hold onto Geremi until the summer, since he can still do a job for Newcastle this season, and his professional attitude has never been in question.

There again, if Joe Kinnear cannot sell some of his other fringe players, Geremi may be sacrificed to bring in at least £3M to the transfer coffers for new players.

What do you think about this?

Comments welcome.



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72 comments so far

  • Obafan

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Why do we not play him instead of Butt, I can’t understand that. Butt is the worst player of our team. Geremi might not be fast, but he has got the technical skills and is also an intelligent player.

    I fully understand the fact he wants to leave to play.

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  • DanToon

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Mansfield Town need players!

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  • Ian

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #3

    No midfield targets to date and Gerami and Barton may be leaving, all we hear are possible sales, what a bunch of losers on our board.

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  • GOERDIE IN NORWAY

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #4

    dont worry

    bambi has singed

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  • NewManager20092010

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #5

    We have a bit of an injury crisis and Geremi still isnt getting a game. So if theres a chance to get a decent replacement Sell him. Im Just worried because Wise/Kinnear are the ones making the signings and that doesnt fill me with confidence.

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  • GOERDIE IN NORWAY

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #6

    or even signed

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  • HAMMY14

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #7

    I can understand Geremi wanting to leave but Barton has a duty of ‘ owing us one ‘ after saving his career as if it wasnt for us then he would be sharing a cell with his brother.

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  • GOERDIE IN NORWAY

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #8

    dam good name son

    i lke it
    NewManager20092010

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  • hod

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Barton wont be leaving that rumour is nonesense. If he wants to leave, fair enough, his legs arent up to the PL. And to comment #1 Nickey Butt is a vital player for the team. He is the only player in the team with the ability to break up play and link the back four.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #10

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Geremi is the perfect squad player and great for the youngsters.

    However, I think he should play over Butt.

    Please stay Geremi!

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  • nightfall

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #11

    butt should simply retire…as for geremi..he’s a good squad player..but for 65k/week, we could find sbd. better… as for shola signing a new deal..well..he doens’t complain if he doeasn’t play, plus he’s not awful player so it’s not a bad move and also, if he’s staying that means smith’s leaving…and that’s a great news 😀

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  • M.Stockley

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #12

    geremi has improved for us since fat sham went… he is a great squad player i agree.

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  • nightfall

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #13

    p.s.: ed why is this banner oer the square we write our comments..i can’t even see what i’m writing 🙂

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  • toonmadtom

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #14

    we are desperate for some players. that craig david is obviously full of shit

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  • GEORDIE69

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Id play Geremi over Butt any day of the week!

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  • albert

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #16

    hes about as good as my big toe

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #17

    geremi is rubbish,man!

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  • Dan157

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #18

    It’s going to be a case of sitting backand waiting to see what happens. Unlike when Shepherd was in charge we no longer go after players with much of a reputation so speculating now is becoming pointless as to who is coming in. As for selling players it’s the same, the thing we should be doing doesn’t apply anymore and so if players do leave then is it a surprise? Suppose it’s getting used to the way we work these days.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #19

    First week into the ‘window’ and what are Newcastle United doing ?

    Sorting out contracts……which can be done outside the window !!!

    and the rumours are of players leaving our thin squad !

    Given
    Harper
    Owen
    Enrique
    Xsico
    Zog
    Barton
    Geremi
    Smith

    and once again that word COMMUNICATION has not raised its head.

    Most sensible fans would agree we are not after names, thats just not right or fair on other clubs (do you hear that Mr Redknapp)

    But just a word from the board stating things are on track and we WILL get the job done.

    But what do we get……nothing

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  • fostino

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #20

    SSN reckons we were willing to sell barton for 2million in the summer………….what are they like!!

    apparently he’s portsmouth no.1 transfer target!!……will joe give into fat ash to get rid of the ‘bad influence’

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #21

    i was happy with freddy as owner, id have him back

    remember our 28m bid for rooney,that got the pulses racing ha ha

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #22

    i reckon wed get at least 5m for barton, then id go and buy bullard for that

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  • toonmadtom

    Jan 7, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #23

    still no sign of craig david

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  • Dan157

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #24

    nightfall

    You can delete the banner by right clicking on it where it gives you the option of removing it.

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  • SpartanChris

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #25

    I’d use Geremi as a stand in for Beye. He’s got more positional sense than Taylor or Edgar in that role.

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  • wsq

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #26

    lets just dissolve newcastle and make no newcastle no more. let support spartan blyth

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  • lesh

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Yup Mr Entertainer, you’re spot on.

    Players are quieing up to bail out and when we’re phartarsin about making contacts, Spurs have signed Defoe, ManU sign two on day one of the window…. WTF’s going on?

    Will someone at the club at least try to inspire some sort of confidence, pleeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzz!!

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  • toonmadtom

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #28

    apparantly makukula is in tyneside having a medical. is he any good

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  • Dan157

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Ryan Peacock

    Fat Fred used to spend money that didn’t exist. His head was full of magic when we bid for Rooney. It would have been just another pop star signing like owen was meanwhile our back four consisted of

    Carr Boumsong Bramble Babayaro

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  • Dan157

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #30

    toonmadtom

    Where did you hear that. He wasnt spotted at the airport was he or in the chippy with Taiwo from Marseille.

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  • GOERDIE IN NORWAY

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #31

    craig david

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  • Dan157

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #32

    toonmadtom

    You actually have more credence, its on Newcastle United Mad.

    http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/news/loadnews.asp?cid=TMNW&id=425819

    You look at his clubs and he is a proper journeyman though.

    1999–2000 Guimaraes
    2000 Salamanca
    2001 CD Leganes
    2001–2002 Salamanca
    2002–2004 Nantes
    2003–2004 Valladoid
    2004–2008 Sevilla
    2006–2007 Gimnastic
    2007-2008 Maritimo
    2008– Benfica

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  • M.Stockley

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #33

    toonmadtom- where did you hear that?

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  • heavyhitters

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Great news I hope he leaves, I would use some of the young guns in his place.

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  • Darling27

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Yet more great news

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  • Partizan

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Why’s Geremi soo good when he plays for Cameroon….he looks different player there.

    Better sell Butt and give the DM position to Geremi.

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  • d34ki

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #37

    i agree with obafan, kick butt from the team, he’s the worst player when we travel to hull, he lost posessions, like 4 or 5 times, and couldn’t get the ball again, for CM, barton-guthrie please..or at least geremi-guthrie

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  • SpartanChris

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #38

    makukula has only been at Benfica under a year and they want rid. Not a good sign. If our only competion for him is West Brom then it does not say a lot.

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #39

    makalula is rubbish

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  • fostino

    Jan 7, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #40

    id arrange a meeting with nicky butt, if its taken him this long to agree to a new contract, id rip it up infront of him and ship him out in the summer, de ungreatfull so and so

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