Newcastle Interested In Marseilles Ghana International

The News Of  The World is reporting this morning that Newcastle United are interested in Marseille’s Ghana World Cup winger,  Andre Ayew.

André Ayew – Newcastle interested

It appears that Marseilles manager Didier Deschamps is a huge fan of former Newcastle winger Charles  N’Zogbia, and is trying to get him from Wigan Athletic, to the French Champions in January.

The Marseilles club will have to pay around £9M for the French winger, and the news is they will need to sell some of their players first to come up with the money.

Ayew is only 20 years old and his best years are still ahead of him, and he fits perfectly with the Newcastle’s transfer policy of signing young players for smaller fees, than the finished product.

The 27 times capped winger, who stands 5’10”,  hasn’t settled well at Marseilles,  and was on loan last season to Arles-Avignon, helping the club win their promotion to Ligue 1.

Andre Ayew is said to cost around £6M,  and of course his transfer could help with the signing of Marseilles’ number one target Charles N’Zogbia.   And it looks as though Newcastle are interested in the Seclin, France born youngster, who can play on either wing.

Newcastle did some business with Marseilles over the summer for Ben Arfa, but that deal hardly went smoothly for either of the three parties involved – and that’s a huge understatement of course.

But maybe Newcastle can get a good deal for the Ghana International, who has 68 first class club performances to his name, so far, with 8 goals – in addition to his 27 International appearances..

It looks to us that Newcastle will be doing some business this January, and maybe more than we think.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #1

    could be a really good signing, young, strong, skillful and very quick..arfa and him on either wing switching time to time be great.. routledge and jonas for bak up

  • Warwick Hunt

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #2


    Tiote is going to be an immense player for us in the future, he has started off very well today and is yet to find his feet in the Prem, also think Willo will be immense for us altough will be mostly unsung and unpraised.
    Watch Tiotes movment off the ball for Ben Arfas goal, keeping their defence in a guessing game.

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Is that the ‘imaginary’ transfer policy of signing players that are 36 today?..
    …The transfer window has just closed, don’t ya’ know?..

  • Brutooon

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #4

    wait till new year 2011 then we talk about transfer

  • Bucks mag

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Don’t think we would manage to get him, and it’s an infamous Sunday papers rumour.

  • Thump

    Sep 19, 2010 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Wouldn’t mind him at all, but it seems like paper talk.

  • sir_norman

    Sep 19, 2010 at 5:04 AM

    Comment #7

    can b a decent signing.

  • MacToon

    Sep 19, 2010 at 6:05 AM

    Comment #8

    He he, who ****ing cares what the notw says, they talk bulloxs!

    King Arfa and Tiote were class today along with the rest of the team, whoever said Williamson was poor (on a previous thread) well think again, even Perch had a good game, credit to CH………. funny old game football but that’s why we love it at times and hate it at times too!

    Carroll was possibly the poorest player for the Toon but that’s only because the rest played so well! Moyes was hard on his team but should have aknowledged we were the better team on the day!

    Let’s buy whoever in january… 20 points+ by then is the target and ignore any Carroll for sale paper BS too. He’s our new number 9 for a season or two to come.

  • toonster88

    Sep 19, 2010 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #9

    what a way to wake to.stil havin shivers from yesterdays game.but lets not loose ourselves from our win.stoke @ home.can be a challenge as we have seen before.

  • WesJameson

    Sep 19, 2010 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #10

    WoW, that was the best sleep, i have had all week, thank you team,thank you CH,thank you king Arfa, must admit too, that Tiote was immense, what a player , he could be our own Essien 😉

    more next week Lads……Howay NUFC

  • WesJameson

    Sep 19, 2010 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #11

    Ayew, is one awesome talent, i mean his dad is Abedi Pele ffs, if those arent good genes, then none are 🙂 ….WOW

  • nufc.romania

    Sep 19, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Yeah … that will be great 😀 … ayew scored last night 2 goals

  • cynicaltoonfan

    Sep 19, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #13

    I seriously doubt that this is true lads
    I have friends who are OM fans and the reason ayew is there is to replace HBA so i cannot seriously see them selling him and HBA for N’zogbia

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 19, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Yes Warwick I think Tiote was immense and his fantastic movement off the ball which is non – existent when Smith plays, makes a huge difference.

    Maybe Jonas for Nolan and Ben Arfa behind Carroll and we are starting to look like a fast and speedy outfit who can really hit teams on the break now.

  • geordielad880

    Sep 19, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #15

    tiote was excellent yesterday, he is going to be a big player for us, just wish we could of got rid of smith, and signed another similar player as cover for tiote. I agree rotonda, I think at home we should play, arfa off carroll, with jonas on the left, but cant see hughton playing like that, i would go for ameobi and carroll upfront against stoke, with ben arfa on the left, we will need the added aerial ability against stoke.

  • geordielad880

    Sep 19, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #16

    team to play stoke:-



    routledge——-barton——–nolan——–ben arfa


  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 19, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #17

    no enrique no thankss.!! drop ameobi and put enrique back and thats more like it mate

  • Toon_fan83

    Sep 19, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #18

    Lool no enrique terrible team choice. We also would never play 3 at the back.

    Raylor willo colo enrique

    Routledge tiote barton Jonas



  • Nella

    Sep 19, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #19

    I know this is slightly off topic but the team for the next game against Stoke will be exactly the same with R.Taylor in at right back for the suspended Perch, I don’t agree with changing a winning team but at the same time if a tactical change had to be made I would put Campbell in for Coloccini as there will be an ariel bombardment from Stoke.

  • moonraker

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #20


    What! no Enrique, 3 at the back and Shola alongside AC?

    Glad you’re not the manager mate!!

  • Plastic_Geordie82

    Sep 19, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Why oh why??

    -Drop Enrique – Makes sense
    -Introduce a 36 at left back when they have Pennant who is fast if nothing else…
    – Play Ameobi
    – Change formation…

    What ever you are on stay away from Chris!!!

    I hear the Mackems need a coach!!!!

  • Plastic_Geordie82

    Sep 19, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #22


    Wish people would leave Smithy alone… Okay he may not be our saviour – However, he does give 110% and always will. He does care and when all the other shites were scouting out new clubs after relegation he stuck about and carried us through much of the shit. For the first 6 months he was solid last season.

    Cut the lad some slack.

  • baro

    Sep 19, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Andre Ayew is an awesome player. He is a great talent and a great winger. I’d take him anyday. A great player and talent.

  • geordieal

    Sep 19, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Don’t like Ryan Taylor at right back, I would even play coloccini right back and campbell in the middle with williamson. I think he will be decent at right back, another Barry venison.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 19, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #25

    plastic geordie
    I admire your sentiments but who the hell else would pay smith 60k a week !!!

  • geordieal

    Sep 19, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #26

    A bit off topic, as well as our start to the season has been, am I the only one worrying about how many yellow cards we are racking up, a few suspensions and it could come back to haunt us.

  • Brutooon

    Sep 20, 2010 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #27

    The reason Alan Smith didnt move to other clubs is because

    1)no club want him. he is not a striker nor a defensive midfielder? did u know that he never score for us?

    2)He is 30 years old, too old

    3) He got high wages, only man city can afford a 30 year old average player

    p/s: i love his attitude but if we were to keep him, make him as one of the staff


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