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It’s Time To Sell Geremi

1:11 pm, Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Cameroon’s exited the African Cup of Nations yesterday.

Geremi - ready to move on from Newcastle

Defending champions Egypt reached the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Cameroon 3-1 in an extra-time quarter-final yesterday.

The scores were tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes, before Egypt scored 2 goals in extra time to go through to the last four.

With Cameroon out of the competition, the way is now clear for Newcastle to move out Geremi, who joined the club from Chelsea in 2007, and has never really settled on Tyneside.

Earlier this month Turkish side Ankaragucu claimed to have completed the signing of the Newcastle midfielder, but it looks like they jumped the gun, and Newcastle apparently had not agreed to the move.

The 31-year-old had been presented as an Ankaragucu player on their official website, and Geremi was said to have signed an 18-month contract.

Hopefully we can finalize that deal, or find some other club for Geremi to move to – his contract runs out on June 30th at Newcastle, and his departure will lessen he Newcastle wage bill, since he’s said to be on around £60K/week at the Tyneside club.

Geremi appeared just 54 times for Newcastle, with 42 starts and 2 goals. He previously played for Real Madrid, Middlesbrough and Chelsea, before moving to Newcastle on July 3rd, 2007, when Sam Allardyce was manager.

He had his best time on Tyneside when Kevin Keegan was at the club in 2008, and was a regular starter on the right wing under Kevin, as Keegan got the best out of the Cameroon International.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Geremi · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Matt // Jan 26, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    There’s a thing on the official website that we’ve signed Routledge from QPR but the link sends you to an article on Hughton.

    And yes, the time to sell geremi was middle of last seaosn.

  • 2 Toonlad89 // Jan 26, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20100126/breaking-news-united-sign-routledge_2240137_1944764
    Heres the full link now.

  • 3 tooned in // Jan 26, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    SSN have confirmed it too – Routledge on way – a right winger to play on the right wing finally!!!

  • 4 benscott123123 // Jan 26, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    it’s on SSN too – i don’t understand buying routledge having just loaned pancrate. I hope we dont get a squad full of championship players. I’d sooner see us loan several players to get us promoted then buy at the end of the season

  • 5 lesh // Jan 26, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    We’ve a super sleuth in our midst…… well done ….

    craigcoozy // Jan 26, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    lads for you’s that know my source , av gt some good scoop, mike williamson and wait for it ……….. wayne routledge have checked in at newcastle

  • 6 ziad // Jan 26, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Did anyone see the cameroon-Egypt game.
    Geremi was very poor in fact he handed egypt their second goal with a horrible back pass to the keeper.

  • 7 listie // Jan 26, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    Geremi, needs to be sold to the glue factory asap, the sooner we get that money off out books the better

  • 8 Graeme // Jan 27, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    Geremi should have been sold 2 years ago. He was past his “sell by” date back then!! He was only ever here for the money!!




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