Newcastle Linked With Both Zayette And Eagles


The Daily Mail today has linked Newcastle with Hull defender Kamil Zayatte and Burnley winger Chris Eagles.

Burnley’s Chris Eagles – are Newcastle really interested?

The news is that Newcastle have made enquiries for 24 year-old Zayatte, and could make a firm bid in the remaining days of the summer transfer market.  There are just 6 days left in the transfer window.

It’s not the first time we have been linked with this player and there were reports in Sky Sports two years ago that he could sign for Newcastle. Indeed in the summer of 2008, he had a trial at Newcastle.

Zayatte was born in Guinea, but moved to French club RC Lens in 2005, and then moved to Swiss club New Boys in 2007, before arriving at Hull City last year.

He can play in defense or as a defensive midfielder, and has so far played 40 times for Hull with a couple of goals, and 19 times for Guinea, and we think this lad would be a good acquisition for Newcastle.

And the other news is that both Celtic and Newcastle United are chasing 24 year-old Burnley winger Chris Eagles.

The former Manchester United man has already rejected a move to Glasgow Rangers, after he took a pay cut at Turf Moor this summer following his club’s relegation to the Championship.

But it seems that Burnley manager Brian Laws hopes to keep the lad at Turf Moor with an improved deal, as Brian told the Mail today:

“As far as we are concerned, Chris is still a Burnley player. No one has made an official approach, so I don’t know where the Celtic thing is coming from.””There has been talk of Chris signing a new deal here, but we are not in a position to discuss the situation concerning our players where that’s concerned.”

We’re not sure it would be a good move for Newcastle to sign Chris – he’s a good skillful player – but seems to blow hot and cold and is probably too inconsistent to be a good buy for Newcastle.

The 6′ tall Eagles was at Watford from 1998 until he joined the Red Devils in 2000, and then he joined the Burnley club two years ago.

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44 comments so far

  • rubaz66

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Neither thankyou, rather we got a decent young left back as cover for enrique, and eagles was very average last season for Burnley, Championships his level, Michael Johnson from Man City on loan would be my choice

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Hang on a sec, it wouldn’t be a good idea to sign him because he blows hot & cold!!! but it’s a good idea to sign Ben Arfa who blows hot & cold all the time??? Bit of a strange point that Ed mate.. 🙂

    Personally if they can add something to the team in general, then I say lets get them both in, as our squad defo need bolstering right across the board… 🙂

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Zayette would b ok if he can play left bk but other than that I doubt it, eagles jus signed new deal at burnley, if u had to choose jo or caicedo from city, both good young players tough choice for me, caicedo was on of the most highly rated youngsters in south america b4 he joined city, jo has better scorin record but that’s coz he has more games

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  • henok ethiopian toon

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #4

    i dont know why we are linked with this losers …why dont our scouts go somewhere in south America or eastern Europe

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #5

    This Zyette deal could be on as I’ve just seen that Hull are looking to by Haibib Beye off Villa, maybe to replace Zyette..!!!

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  • toon-aholic

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #6

    to be honest i think they’d be 2 good additions to the squad…………….when you think about it, if jonas or routledge got in injured we’d have no direct, out and out wingers and to me chris eagles has always looked a tricky player that can take on a defender and get his ball into the box………

    Zayyatte for me is solid enough and he would be 4th/5th choice, but to me he would just give us a bigger and better squad

    out of the 2 though i’d take eagles

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #7

    Keegan wanted zayette two year ago wen he had him on trail so must hav something bout him, must of left an impression on ch

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m sure zayatte does play left back, I seem to remember reading that when we had him on trial. Don’t know why we didn’t sign him he seemed ok from what was printed at the time. Probably dennis wises fault. Never heard of eagles though. We are linked with kenny miller again this morning too.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #9

    I don’t think the boys to bright he turned down us n everton for hull, although he actually was bright coz we went down

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  • I LOVE THE TOON

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #10

    comment number 4:

    rr u thick chris eagles = class that most clubs need dont kno zayette soo i dnt kno if he is good or bad . get eagles in !!!!

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #11

    cant see hull wanting beye, they are in massive debt, and are trying to cut the wage bill, beye is on pretty big wages, and cant see him taking a cut, i think he will probably end up at blackburn, big sam normally signs good players that are now over the hill, i wouldnt mind eagles, but no thanks on zayatte. Eagles doesnt work hard enough for me, thats whats always put me off him,

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  • Stuart

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #12

    Does anyone have any news on SWP or was that just rubbish? I’d love to see him at newcastle this year as he’d definately take routlages’ spot like.

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #13

    I got told the other day that we had tried to get drenthe on loan from real madrid, i cant see that one, he is a good player though, and i suppose he aint played much lately

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  • alex84

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #14

    swp wants to stay at man city

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #15

    yeah its true about SWP apparently, but man city arent sure whether they will allow him to go out on loan, i personally dont think we could get him, we could maybe get JO

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  • Stuart

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #16

    Cheers alex. Thats sour though. Why would he want to stay at Man city, he’s struggled to hold down a first team spot since he got there, and he always will with their unlimited funds bringing in a new first team squad every transfer window.

    He should come to us, would be guaranteed a first team spot and would be perfect for us.

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  • alex84

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #17

    i agee, but he has a strange thing for city, but you never no, he could move.
    im stll sadly waiting on HBA, but i cant see that either.

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #18
  • geordielad880

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #19

    solaidback im not saying its not true mate, and thanks for the link 🙂 just it didnt make sense thats all, with them cutting the wages, and been desperate to get bullard off the wages etc etc.

    We have also been linked with martin fenin, he is a good player, seen him a few times, he is a finisher, a striker who is a poacher, would cost around 4-5m probs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=650vYiwKl70

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  • Stuart

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #20

    ‘he has a strange thing for city’

    In other words a massive contract that we can’t match lol.

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #21

    SWP won’t come to us as his Dad doens’t like the Toon… Ian Wright always wants his son to go to a Top 4 club & only agreed with him going to Manc Ali Citey because they’re going to buy a Top 4 slot this year at the expense of the Spurts!! or rumour has it 😉

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #22

    side for tonight:-

    ————————–krul

    r.taylor—-tavernier—-williamson—-tavernier

    lua lua——smith———-donaldson—–vuckic

    —————ameobi———ranger

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  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #23

    zayatte no
    eagles yes

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #24

    lmao not tavernier twice, CB williamson and perch 🙂

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  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #25

    geordie lad880

    Have newcastle got 2 taverniers? cos i could have sworn there was only one!

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  • Tommy Gibb

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #26

    Eagles has just signed a new deal with Burnley and Zayette is f****ing garbage.

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  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #27

    corrected yourself before i could post oh well!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #28

    Zayatte……No – Average Player
    Eagles……..Yes
    Utaka………Yes
    SWP………..Yes
    RSCruz…….No – Injury Prone
    MJohnson..No – Injury Prone
    Jo…………..Yes
    KMiller……No – Good player in SPL but dont think he would do much good in EPL

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #29

    My Side for Tonight…

    ************KRUL

    Perch*****Sol***Taverner*****Kadar

    Raylor***Smith*Vuckic***LuaLua

    *******Ranger**McLoven

    *Willo in if Sol not ready

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #30

    utaka???

    he is truly terrible, if your talking about the one thats at pompey,

    7 goals in 66 games for pompey, and couldnt get in the side that went down for them

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  • alex84

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #31

    stuart- yep pretty much.

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #32

    nufc_richygo1

    sol, kadar, and mcloven arent available i dont think, well kadar definately isnt.

    and he had already said donaldson will play 🙁

    that would be a very decent side if the players were fit

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  • Tommy Gibb

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #33

    Eagles is staying at Burnley and Zayette is garbage

    http://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/page/NewsHome

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  • Ericles

    Aug 25, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #34

    A Daily Mail story – caution! Another bunch of pundits trying to push NUFC’s panic buttons.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Steve Mclaren on Cheick Tiote:

    “He was a very valuable member of my squad.

    “However, in the Dutch system of football, he didn’t get as many games as he deserved, and he’ll be more suited to Premier League football.

    “He’s a very strong and athletic player. He’s a natural ball winner, and he’ll acclimatise very well to the English game.

    “He’ll be a big favourite at Newcastle. He’s a physical player, but also very fair.

    “He’s got a very good engine, and could prove to be a real hit at Newcastle.

    “He’ll be ideal for them, especially in away games when he can sit in front of the back four.

    “He’s technically very good, and can maybe make more of a contribution going forward than people would expect.

    “I wish him all the best, and look forward to watching his progress at Newcastle, where I’m sure he’ll do very well.”

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 25, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #36

    nufc_richyg01

    I read that yesterday, sounds like exactly what we need really, a midfielder who can protect the back four, and keep in simple, and can tackle, unlike smith

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  • moonraker

    Aug 25, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #37

    As much as I admire SWP, I can’t see him being a priority for our squad.

    As for Chris Eagles I watched him a lot when Burnley were in the Prem and thought he had quality, but he flattered to deceive all too often there was no end product so I think his level is the championship.

    We need to concentrate on cover for Jose and then try for a creative midfielder. I reckon Man City will offload Johnson on loan. I heard he’s got baggage though!!

    Is the HBA deal dead now. No way he’ll go to Liverpool as they need to get cover for Mashca and aint got much money.

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 25, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #38

    I wouldnt touch johnson with a barge pole, baggage is an understatement! and his injury record is terrible, we dont need another central midfielder, we need a winger who can cross! 🙂

    HBA deal is off i think, we wont pay what they want, which is as far as it goes really

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  • moonraker

    Aug 25, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #40

    That’s what I thought re Johnson, geordielad but the longer the HBA saga goes on we still in the frame cos NUFC havn’t made any denials have they and he will want to find a club this week for sure he aint staying at OM!

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