Hull Not Prepared To Meet Beye Asking Price – Good

Hull City manager Phil Brown has said today he is not prepared to meet the current asking price for Newcastle United full-back Habib Beye.


Phil Brown – bid £2M for Beye?

Well that’s fine with us, because Beye is one of the last players we want to see leave the club this summer.

Brown has apparently seen an initial offer of £2M for Beye rejected, with Newcastle presumably wanting £4M for the Senegal international.

That’s one way to try to keep the player at the club, and we’d like to see Newcastle do all they can to keep Habib, but the mess at the club seems to have become too much for the sensible Senegal International, who seems not willing to wait for the terrible mess Ashley has created, to be sorted out on Tyneside.

Beye has already handed in a transfer request as he seeks a way out of the St. James’ Park Prison system, following Newcastle’s relegation from the Premier League.

There are other, probably better teams for Habib to move to, including Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers, but Phil Brown is still hopeful of luring Beye to the KC Stadium.

Brown told the Hull Daily Mail today:

“To hear him handing in a transfer request it shows the intention that Habib Beye wants to leave Newcastle first and foremost,”

“Two, that he knows of our interest, and three that the transfer valuation for him is something that we’re not prepared to go to.”

“But I’ll emphasize it again, who do you deal with at Newcastle? Is it the chief exec? Is it the chairman or is it a manager?”

“We’re not sure and therein lies the gray area.”

That’s a good question as to who you deal with at Newcastle right now, because there are not too many people who know too much about football things employed at the club. 😀

Mike Ashley is away in Hawaii and Derek Ashley wouldn’t even know what to do, so Phil has a bit of a problem on his hands.

Maybe the ineptitude of the Newcastle club in this case will lead to us keeping a player we really don’t want to sell.

We suppose you have to get lucky some time.

Comments welcome.

30 comments so far

  • stevep

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Can’t imagine Beye would want to goto Hull anyway – they’ll almost certainly be down next season and Hulls a right dump.
    Reckon Beye will hang on for a better offer

  • RyanToon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #2



  • stevep

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #3

    @Ryantoon – we’ll def sell him, Ashley & co are aware that a number of clubs are after him and is waiting for someone to come in with a 15 million bid

  • simon376

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Wounder what the asking price is. Same goes for Bassong. Or could it be a case that something is going on and the new owners don’t want him sold?

  • Joseph

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #5

    so incompetence has its good points, would hate to see beye at dull though, if he has to go i’d like to see him at villa

  • Doocey

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #6

    At least the ‘man behind these deals’ knows the proper valuation of players 9£9m for Martins, £15m for Bassong, £4m for Beye)

    It may be the case the new owners are well and truly ‘in Toon’

  • Dan4Toon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Am sorry right all the pieces are falling into place, Martins leaves (not on shearers list) we turn down bids for beye and bassong (on shearer’s list) and a dont care what people say if it was up to ashley would accept 10m for bassong so it must be up to new owners !

  • dave 1961

    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #8

    it could also be that the club is about to be sold and the new manager wants to keep him i cant see Ashley still looking for a buyer if he does not have one he would at least bring in a temp its just a bit strange all the important people that’s been away on holiday i know i am clutching at straws but im sick of the gloom

  • Alex

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #9

    As much as i hate too see both Bassong and Beye leave , they both seem intent on getting out so our hands are tied trying to keep them . The only good thing is we will get good fees for both and that money hopfully will be used to help clear the overdraft the club has and make us a more attractive club to buy . Less debts makes us a better buy . Trouble is without those 2 players we have as good as no defence left and i fear the worst .

  • Solaidback

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #10

    What make me laugh is, why are these supposed top PL interested in buying players that got us relegated from the PL, do Hull think that buying Beye will stop them going down next season??

    As for the Spurts trying to buy Bassong, they’ve got no chance if Citey want him, I mean unless we get in someone like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet to back the club, no one else is rich enough to compete with them anymore, not even Real or Manc Usa!!!

    I’d let him go but not to the Spurts & for a minimum of £15m 🙂

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Whatever anyone bids for Bassong…It should be at least £5m more for spuds!..

  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Hull are 5hit.

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Unless there’s somethin’ worse than ‘shit’ SJT?..

  • Starkadder

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #14

    After seeing the way that Beye left the pitch during the Leeds game, I think he’s on his way. regardless of who owns and manages the club.

    Anyone know what the squad is for todays game?

  • Mags

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Beye must be desperate if he even considers playing for that guy at Hull.

    As for Bassong, regretfully I think it is certain he will go, so we may as well have a dutch auction and sell him to the highest bidder.

    At the moment though I am still too consumed with sadness at the passing of Wor Bobby.

    Went to pay my tributes yesterday and shed yet more tears.

  • RyanToon

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Nice to see tango man getting upset about signing ANY player, Hull must of had about 4 players turn em down already lmao

  • Rangerman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #17

    At least the ‘man behind these deals’ knows the proper valuation of players 9£9m for Martins, £15m for Bassong, £4m for Beye)

    It may be the case the new owners are well and truly ‘in Toon’


    Tbf to Ashley and co, apart from Given we have always got decent money for players we’ve sold.

  • ian

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Tne be fair to Ashley and co, they always got good prices for players they sold????

    Absolutely, they sold three players for £25m, which cost Ashley £265m and counting so far.

    Punk skunk, ‘2 shits’

  • ChrisToon1988

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #19

    “Mike Ashley is away in Hawaii and Derek Ashley wouldn’t even know what to do” Think u mean Derek Llambias lol 😉

  • Rangerman

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Feel free to point out any players other than Given that were undervalued when we sold them, Faye maybe but not by much.

  • magforlife

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #21

    First Artists sports agency were appointed to deal with transfers but Tango Brown is probably or should be aware of this but still cant resist having a cheap shot at the club.
    Doesn’t surprise me anything this odious self appreciating knacker.

  • Doocey

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Rangerman // Aug 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Feel free to point out any players other than Given that were undervalued when we sold them, Faye maybe but not by much.


    Antoine Sibierski 😀

    Although that wasn’t during Ashley regime.

    I just really would’ve loved him to stay!

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #23

    … 🙂 …

  • ian

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Rangerman, Ashley works on a primary school maths level.

    He takes the biggest value player he can sell and tries to get the best price.

    What he doesnt do is look at the total cost of a layer of players, so taking strikers for example, primary school thinking sell the best most valuable player Martins. £9m in and 30-35K per week wages saving.

    Also £9m off the value of the club and top remaining scorer gone.

    Now we have Xisco (overpaid) cant score, Ameobi (overpaid) not good enough, Carroll (overpaid), Smith (overpaid)

    He would have been better off, subsidising Xisco, Ameobi and Smith’s wages to go and get them off the books, then sell Carroll.

    Buy Beckwith or similar, bring in Nile Ranger and Baheng and keep Martins.

    Now he has four assets on the books as strikers, one fairly cheap, two very cheap and Martins to guarantee goals.

    If the figures still did not add up, then Krul and Fraser should be our keepers and sell Harper. Krul would keep the goals out, our strikers would be capable of getting goals in.

    It isnt just about prices on selling, it is what is left at the club and what the overall wage bill is in different scenarios.

    All Ashley is doing is selling players that teams want, ideally he should be reducing the bills with players WE do not want.

  • Macas

    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #25

    I did hear Beye was going to Villa, but don’t know if it’s true or not.

  • Paul141726

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #26

    If Phil Brown is so concerned about who to talk to at NUFC about players, he should call up Wolfsburg. They seem to have known the path to buy players and who to talk with.

  • magforlife

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Ian – didnt agree with your Butt stance yesterday but couldnt agree more with above, the senior players have disgraced them selves and dont deserve to represent our club anymore.
    Sell them all and bring a new team in, they couldnt be any worse.

  • ian

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #28

    mag for life in my example above what weekly wage would you estimate I would save even with subsidising those players to go?

    It must be £80,000 per week? How much per week would Beckwith want?

    All we saved was about £35K with Oba going.

    My way we still have Oba’s £9m worth on the books and if Nile Ranger, Baheng and Beckwith or another are knocking goals in, but we arent looking like promoting ourselves we can still sell Oba at Christmas.

    Ashley’s way we have overpaid no hopers costing more than Martins did because we cant play them.

  • magforlife

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Ian – its Beckford.
    Dont beat yourself up about our supposed financial difficulties, yes we will have to cut our cloth but despite what the press would have you believe, we are not close to financial disaster.

  • ian

    Aug 2, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #30

    magforlife cheers, someone else put his name down wrongly then i couldnt remember which one it was!!

    I often get stuff like that wrong, Aston Villa and West Ham always mixing, Norwich and Preston etc imagine when I am a pensioner!!

    Not so bothered about the finances alone, just when they are trying to save money selling players it would be better if they had also improved the squad, they just seem to be stacking no hopers who are more overpaid than the ones they sell, £60k on the pitch is very expensive in the championship, but a £60k player on the bench who is worse, another £30k on the bench who is usless and two £25k+ players is far worse, better keeping the £60k one who is good enough to put on the pitch and have cheaper players around him all of who are valued at the price you are paying them including the £60k player as you can always sell them another day.

    What do you do with a dressing room full of overpaid no hopers? You cant sell them and you cant play them.


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