Geremi Seems Ready To Leave Newcastle United

Some things seem to be clearing up in the transfer market today, and it seems the Newcastle player that could be on his way very shortly is Cameroon International  Geremi.


Geremi – probably on his way out of Newcastle

Kinnear had said an offer has been accepted by the club for a player yesterday, that would save Newcastle £4.5M, which is apparently the wages Geremi would be getting for the rest of his contract.

The fee for Geremi is widely being quoted at £1.5M, not that the reports are accurate, but that at least that sounds like a decent fee for a player we got as a free agent from Chelsea, just  18 months ago.

Geremi seems poised to join Besiktas in a £1.5M deal after being told he can leave Newcastle, and it seems Geremi is discussing the move with his wife, and the money Joe gets from the deal can presumably be used to bring new players into the club, although £1.5M isn’t that much.

Geremi started last season as the Newcastle captain, and seems ready to jump at the opportunity to leave Tyneside, because it’s fairly clear he will not get too many chances under Joe Kinenar on Tyneside, and he wants to continue to play first team football.

The Daily Mail is saying that Geremi was furious after he was booed by home supporters during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham, but it wasn’t Geremi that was getting the boos.

It was the introduction of a certain Charles N’Zogbia, who has been bad mouthing the club, who was the target of 90% of the boos, although Geremi would probably agree he had a stinker on Saturday.

That’s the way it goes in some games. Geremi has made just eight Premier League starts this season, and is suspiciously ruled out of tonight’s FA Cup replay with Hull City with an illness, and that’s probably a precaution against him being injured.

We’re actually surprised Joe never tried him at right back, once Habib Beye was injured, since he has lots of experience playing there for both Chelsea and Cameroon.

But it seems a good deal for both the player and the club, and if Geremi does moves on – he will no doubt get a regular game.

We hold no bad feelings at all towards Geremi, as he came into the club for nothing, and always did his best for the team.

And Geremi was apparently a very good influence in the dressing room – and we wish him all the very best, if he decides to leave Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

145 comments so far

  • Stuart79

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #1

    This would be a good deal for everyone.

    How though, can Bolton afford to bid 5m for Jimmy Bullard?

    They only get 19,000 fans every home game.

    Bullard would be perfect for us but unfortunately we have a tosser as our owner!

  • Darling27

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Bye Bye

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Then we could buy Raul Meireles

  • littleblack

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #4

    I think we should offload Zoggy because his heart is no longer belong to N.U.F.C… and try to get right winger and switch Gutirrez to the left.

  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #5

    city fan posting in to sky sports

    thank you kaka you saved us some money who would want a player like kaka who is passed it when you can get craig bellamy for much less

    it made me chuckle

    what time is kick off ?

    i think we can win

    any1 gt a link?

  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #6
  • a.l 9

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #7

    If Bullard goes to Bolton for £5 mill i’ll be furious, thats a bargain!

    Bullard and Barton in midfield with Guthrie and Butt providing cover would sort our central midfield problems out, it would also sort our horiible set pieces out as he is a great free kick taker.

    Stick a bid in man Ashley, it’s 5 million pound for god sake for one of the best central midfielders in the league outside of the top 4, give him a 4 year contract and Geremi’s wages.

    All we will need then is cover for our full backs and we can cancell these daft loan deals as they are pointless and to be honest if you think about it just plain silly, we could either try to bring in 2 foreign CMs in on a 6 month period (about the time it takes most foreign players to even begin to settle) paying what Kinear described as a ‘large’ loan fee, or we could atleast attempt to bring in a permanent CM that would greatly boost the squad. Honestly though if Bullard would prefer a move to Bolton over Newcastle or we are not willing to pay 5 mill for him then it just shows how far Ashley has dragged us down.



    Beye Bassong Colo Enrique

    Jonas Bullard Barton Duff

    Owen Martins


  • Nobby_Long

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8


    Sorry, but you’re wrong. Geremi was most definately booed when he went off – he’d been absolutely dire, then there was more booing when N’Zogbia came on.

    Anyway – he’s too slow, so time to go.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Leaving work so see you all in sjp to sing loud and proud and get behind the lads and boys!

  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #10

    I will miss his corners and freekicks.

  • workyticket

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #11

    He’s off to Besiktas.

  • RyanToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #12

    geremi is shoite, bye bye, you wont be missed, same goes for nGOBia

  • Doocey

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #13

    He was a decent player, technically decent and quite good at setpieces. I’ll never forget his freekick against Spurs in the 4-1 thumping at White Hart Lane, priceless 😀

    As for the game tonight, Xisco, this is your chance that you have deserved for so long. Get in a grab a couple 😀

  • Ally

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Anyone got any wind of when these two loan signings will happen, if at all?

  • toonarmyuk

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #15

    I think I remember reading a Kinnear quote which stated that when the first player leaves (he was presumably talking abou geremi) that it would automatically trigger someone coming in.
    I take it this may be one of these French fellas being mentioned?

  • Toon1978

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #16


    Well said on XISCO is important he grasps this chance with oth hands and gets himself a goal or two. If he does that then JK will have to give him more of a chance. I would of liked to to have seen Xisco and Carrol up front together tonight.

  • punk skunk...

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Geremi should do well in a slower league, ‘cos he does have something to give to a team, but just slowly!..

    …Take the money & run!..

  • RyanToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #18

    riquelme is the argentine

  • Turkish Magpie

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #19

    I hope we have an all young bench(excluding Harper) so any subs required will be youngsters,

    My team is







    (is it 5 or 7?) Subs: Harper, Tozer, Ranger, Donaldsdon, Donninger, Danquah, Marwood

  • Ally

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #20

    someone on another website stated it was Zabaleta and Brighi, nit sure if its true like

  • Doocey

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Can’t see it being Zabaleta as he’s only moved to City in the summer

  • Obafan

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Geremi is a decent player and for me better than Butt as CDM. But for the EPL to play as CDM you need a lot of pace and Geremi is too slow.

    He always gave his best when he played or when he came on as a sub, so if he goes I wish him the best of luck.

  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #23

    hahaha there is a few involving our players

    poor bernard

  • RyanToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #24

    i heard defo its riquelme and i also heard zabaleta mentioned

  • Doocey

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #25

    RyanToon, no offence but you hear a lot of sh1te! If it’s Riquelme which (I seriously doubt it is) then I’m going to celebrate like mad 😀

    Both were up for sale I heard but it could be bull, they’ve yet to sign though

  • Doocey

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #26

    New Article on site lads, just click my name as I’m not a big spammer like MarkO on about Tranquillo Barnetta lol!

    Just click my name, many thanks 🙂

  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #27

    sorry for this another 1 that is completely off topic but hillarious

  • ObaFan2

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Geremi and Beye had a very good understanding on the pitch and played well together, especially when KK played the 433.

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind if he’s sold but just saying free kick taking aside he wasn’t all bad 🙂

  • steviemac14

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Ive heard its only 2.5mil for Bullard, even better! Shame about Geremi, we’re short on numbers and he has done better than people give him credit for, but its hard to remember the good things he does after seeing his performance on saturday.

  • Doocey

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #30

    ObaFan2 – agreed, i think he got a lot of stick unfairly. Decent player and Beskitas will do with him nicely, wish him all the best for the future 🙂

  • JonnyBoy

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #31

    I definately cant see it being Zabaleta, he’s only signed for citeh in the summer and is also a regular starter. And for riquelme? I’m not doubting he’s awesome but he’s not got the legs for the premier league. I read earlier that it was Aquillani and Some kid from Bayern Munich, Sosa i think! Aquillani is a fantastic player, Chelsea tried to sign him for big money when he was only 16. He’s in and out of the Roma 1st team, He would be perfect for us. Dont really know much about Sosa, seen a few goals on youtube and thats it. Has anyone heard much about him? I personally think it will be Aquillani or Brighi for the italian loanee and the argie i think will definately be Saviola, lets hope eh!

  • RyanToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #32

    doocey, you mean liked i told you kaka was in talks with milan? keep quiet

  • RyanToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #33

    talks with citeh even lol

  • Doocey

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Well you do post ANYTHING here that you hear! And I was wrong aout the Kaká scenario, big deal.

    Citeh need defenders rather that attack minded players.

  • It Could Be Worse...We Could Be Spurs -DC-

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #35

    I’ll eat my hat if it’s Riquelme…no chance

  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #36


    Does this make you forgive Mike Ashley for all the nasty things he has done.

  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Doocey, nice articles mate. Well done.

    Regarding Geremi, i believed he has always been underrated by many in the game.

    On his day his crosses are brilliant and has vision to match. His problem, apart from age, is his inconsistancy, which makes him look below average other days.

    His best days behind him and if hes moving on then i wish him the best and thanks.

    Oh and Mike spend the bloody cash

  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #38

    i have been looking on youtube obviousely which is why i am posting do many links

  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #39

    no 1 makes me more proud to be a toon fan

  • ronaldeano

    Jan 14, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #40

    I recon its Saviola


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