Hull Agree Beye Fee – Will Newcastle Bring In New Players?


The momentum on selling some of our better players seems to be picking up significantly as news today that Hull City have agreed a fee with Newcastle for our experienced Senegal right back right back Habib Beye.

habib-beye-_1298066c1

Habib Beye – next to leave Newcastle?

A sale has been agreed also – thought to be around £9M for Sebastien Bassong, who we expect to sign for Spurs if he can agree personal terms.

Habib Beye was always going to be the next to leave Newcastle, as he is just fed up with the nonsense going on, but don’t be surprised if Aston Villa step up their bid for the player, because we think Habib would prefer to sign for the Villa rather than Hull City.

Hull City chairman Paul Duffen today confirmed a fee has been agreed with Newcastle United for defender Habib Beye, and the 31-year-old Senegal international is expected to meet with the Hull City officials this week to discuss terms and conditions. He will probably sign if terms can be agreed.

Duffen said:

“Habib Beye is a player we believe can add quality to our squad. We are hoping to engage in conversation with him in the next couple of days,”

Beye spent four years with Marseilles before joining Newcastle in the summer of 2007 and has 35 caps for Senegal.

It will be interesting to see if Hull can match Beye’s wages on Tyneside, which are thought to be around £50K/week, because Alan Shearer wanted to keep Beye at the club, as he is an experienced player and a good leader.

But with the sale of Newcastle dragging on and on, it doesn’t look like the club will have too much choice about who stays or who goes in the summer.

It seems they will sell who they can, and as for bringing new players into the club, we have no idea if the current lot in charge at the club, will even bother to do that. It seems the club’s players are being sold to make the financial books look better for a potential sale, with no emphasis at all on building a squad for next season.

How can we buy new players when we haven’t even got a full-time manager at the club?

We’ve lost all confidence in Mike Ashley as owner of the Newcastle club, and anything he does now would hardly shock us.

If Ashley does eventually leave Newcastle he will be remembered for wrecking the once great Newcastle club, which is what he seems to have been engaged in over the last 12 months or so.

Sad indeed for such a proud and great club.

We have to hope on the bright side of things, that the transfer money, estimated to be around £20M, from the sales of Martins, Bassong and Beye with the resulting reduction in the wage bill of around another £130K/week,  will make the Newcastle club more attractive to potential buyers.

We can hope for that, but we think Ashley will keep the club for another year, which would be the very worst possible outcome for the Newcastle club and its long-suffering supporters.

Surely things can only get better from this point forward.

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

144 comments so far

  • stavtoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #1

    it seems he is selling every player that Shearer wanted to keep and keeping players he wanted shot of.

    0
  • Danish_Magpie

    Aug 6, 2009 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Who’s next; Coloccini, Jonas, or Butt?

    My money is on Coloccini

    0
  • Purely Belter

    Aug 6, 2009 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #3

    i hope ashley is next. the man is a joke…only that hes making everyone laugh at him and newcastle.

    god knows how he made his fortune, maybe he won the lotto?

    0
  • Doocey

    Aug 6, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Yeah, Coloccini will probably be next out (hopefully)
    Maybe Spurs will be daft enough to offer £12m 😀

    0
  • Mick G

    Aug 6, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #5

    NO

    0
  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Aug 6, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #6

    @Stavtoon – it’s not so much a case of trying to spite Shearer, it’s just that the good players that Shearer wants to keep are the good ones and therefore the ones that other clubs want to buy…

    I’m hoping we sell Coloccini and Guttierez next – we all know that they want to leave, so let’s sell them next, give Fat Ashley his last pound of flesh so he cash cash in and sod off…

    0
  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 6, 2009 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Off topic but I had a Subway big meat treat sarnie at lunchtime and then went into the Percy for a pint of Guiness. I was bursting to let rip. Luckily, the Rocky theme was playing so I timed my farts accordingly. I thought I’d got away with it but a few lads were staring at me. It was then that I remembered that I had my MP3 plugged into my lugs.

    0
  • GatesheadMag

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Nice on, The noise didnt come from the eye of a tiger, but non the less an eye of some sort

    0
  • woodsee

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Beye makes me laugh,yes he will be staying in the prem,hopefully for 1 season
    Dont forget lads its HULL hes joining
    As bad as it is at the toon,its still surely better than being managed by the tanned mackem midget gem.

    0
  • Ashton

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #10

    we should look at the likes of

    McCormack
    Sigurosson
    naismith
    O’dea
    Skjlbred
    ki song young
    N’diaye
    Janko
    Sergey Krivets

    0
  • GatesheadMag

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #11

    After weve looked then what? Watch them sign for the likes of Pompey and Wigan?

    0
  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #12

    Gateheed: More like Beye for the Tigers 🙂

    0
  • woodsee

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #13

    If they want to stay they can
    Beye Bassong and endless more who have dumped us in the past are all the same in my books
    Sure its easier to say now that the clubs in a right state but it gets on my tits when they say everything they think the fans want to here like
    I was so proud to play for such a great club and i cant play in the Championship can i
    Even though there part of the reason we are there.
    At least Martins said nowt and pissed off which i
    personally prefer.

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Sell Sell Sell!
    I expect us to be threadbare at the close of the window.

    JK already said he was told by Mike no money to spend.

    Sell Sell Sell!

    0
  • Ross

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #15

    woodsee-to be honest mate i’m a little disappointed with the Martins situation. It all happened pretty quickly like. He was the one player i expected to address the fans when he moved on though. Seemed to have genuine feeling for the club and was a fans favourite. How many of the players have apologised for last season actually?

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Glad Martins pi55ed off…load of plop.

    0
  • Flan

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #17
  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Ross non of the players give a Toss.
    They are not committed to the shirt and went down without even a whimper.

    0
  • stevep

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #19

    They’re selling players that people are bidding decent money for – there’s no chance of anyone bidding decent cash for collocini, smith, barton, nolan etc – we’re stuck with them until their contracts run out

    0
  • RyanToon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Come on Mike you fat caaaaaant

    sell coloccini next

    0
  • NICK C

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Flan @ 17. I think it is great news. Surely it is the beginning of the takeover? Getting a club our size with a down payment of £20M must be appealing to SOMEONE???

    0
  • woodsee

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Like i said earlier if beye wanted to stay theres nothing PC plod could do about it
    Surely he can see eventually it will turn around
    And cant really believe HULL is a step up

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #23

    Haha Houghton just now on SSN reckons the players deserve more credit than they have been given for the pre-season games.

    WTF The pre season has been a fkin debacle…what a tw4t!

    0
  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #24

    If its not sold be next week what happen at the first home game??

    Please no more of the Cockney Out crap – its very embarrassing. I would prefer an empty stadium – start to put pressure on the darklord.

    B4 u all start with ‘support the team crap’ – lets not forget that all of the player had the opportunity last season to die for the cause – did they take it …………………

    0
  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #25

    SJT – Houghton looks more and more like a puppet. Any real person with a sense of dignity would of quit. Instead its toe the line and polish the turd

    0
  • Tom Mo.

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #26

    wouldnt someone really rich swoop in for this 20 m down payment deal and just immediately take it? or am i missing something

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #27

    Agreed…the fight last season was non existant….they looked like a bunch of clueless donkey’s most of the time.

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Agree he looks like he has Mike’s fist lodged up his anus on SSN.

    Saying that though after them results is a fkin joke!

    0
  • baro

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Guys we should keep Jonas Gutierrez. He is very fast and that is what you need to beat this championship league.
    I don’t know if anybody knows Wolverhampton WOlves striker Sylvian Ebanks-Blake, he was the leading scorer because he was very fast and powerful. ( Maybe NIle Ranger can do that ) ( Or Haris Vuckic )

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Mike don’t want to sell Tom Mo…trust me.

    0
  • Ross

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #31

    Flan-i really dont know what to think of that either to be honest. On one hand it makes me think that surely a sale will go through sooner rather than later..at that price there’s gotta be someone interested?..

    On the other hand, it makes me wonder how poor the response to the club being put on the market actually was. Even if there was a large amount of interest, action like this surely shows that many have pulled out, or the groups that are still there fall woefully short of the mark..?
    I think we’d need to know the in’s and out’s of the proposed deal tbh. For the money they’re claiming you could get involved for, surely that could attract buyers who dont really have the financial clout to keep going?

    Like i’ve said in the past, i dont have a business brain and my understanding of finances in general, is rather poor,lol. Anyone feel free to correct me if you know what you’re talking about like!

    0
  • Tom Mo.

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #32

    im beginning to agree with that statement sjt

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #33

    Haha..Jonas is very fast….where’s the end product he is great in his own half…..and then what….Er Nothing.
    That pathetic spidermask must be like a rotten cabbage by now..it hasn’t seen daylight for years 🙂

    0
  • Fostino

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #34

    hughton is a very positive man, i just hope he gives de young lads like ranger, kadar, tozer, lua lua, inman, vuckic, adjei a chance because i have more faith in them then alot of the others

    0
  • RyanToon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #35

    SJT

    not being funny mate but do you EVER say anything positive about us?

    0
  • hitman

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #36

    steven taylor next oot the door lads,why coz ashley will get a good price for him.where fked ashley will strip the first team bare.wages dont count(bassong) only players that have a good price on there head are gone.

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #37

    I wonder how many baggies will put away if houghton puts out the Leyton Squad 🙂

    That result still hasn’t sunk in yet and Houghton reckons they deserve credit for pre-season haha

    I remember last season he was asked what is his points total from the games to survive and he said he didn’t have a target haha the man is a joker.

    0
  • Fostino

    Aug 6, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #38

    id love to see geremi go, cancel his contract by mutual consent or something, he must be on high wages considering he came free from chelsea and he’s no good for this team

    0
  • Ross

    Aug 6, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #39

    aye no offence SJT but the whole constant bashing is getting a bit old now like. Everyone is frustrated everyone is upset but end of the day you’ve just got to get behind your team, support them regardless. We could have 11 lasses running round and i’d still cheer them on, its just what fans do.

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Geremi is a has-been.
    Great at set pieces 🙂 haha plop he is.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.