Newcastle Reported After Top PSG Midfielder

News in the Daily Mail today that both Aston Villa and Newcastle are after Paris Saint Germain midfielder Stephane Sessegnon.

Stephane Sessegnon – fallen out with his manager – again?

This is not the first time Newcastle have been interested in the player, since we were also linked with Stephane back in the summer of 2008, when the player was at Le Mans, with constant stories linking the Newcatsle club with the Beninese player of Ivorian heritage

At that time he signed for PSG and Arsenal at the time were also linked with the player, before he signed a deal for around an £8M fee.

The 26-year-old right winger is contracted until 2013 to the Paris club, but wants to leave PSG after having had a huge argument with the manager, which is never a good sign.

Stephane has splayed 36 times for Benin and is said to be valued at £7M (no way),  but both English clubs think they can get the player for less than that.

Sessegnon said last month that it was now impossible to stay at PSG after being insulted by the manager Antoine Kombouare, because he said  the manager swore at him in training.

Oh my.

Sessegnon said:

“The coach insulted me. I believe that a coach cannot call one of his players ‘a******’ or call him ‘a s*** player’ as was the case with me.”

“‘That is what he said to me, I am not going to cover up what he said. Under these conditions, it appears to me that it is impossible to continue to play for Paris.”


Stephane may be a good player, but this tells us he still has some maturing to do as a person.

The player stands 5’8″ tall and he has played 110 times for PSG with 10 goals and played 68 times at Le Mans with 6 goals.

We have no idea if this report in the Mail has any truth to it.

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 3, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #1

    He is a good player but where will we play him, when Danny and benny return. what abt smith guthrie, tiote barton, nolan & vuckic.

  • Jondab

    Jan 3, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Only 10 goals in 110 appearances for PSG. Im sorry but we dont need another midfielder who cant score goals.

  • Nolan96

    Jan 3, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Should fit right in, put him in a room with Joey Barton for the first away game.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 3, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Bit off topic, but wasn’t it nice to actually see the ball stay on the ground yesterday and witness a bit of football being played or is that just me !!

  • Nolan96

    Jan 3, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Looks quality when the ball is on the ground…not a very physical player and looks very right footed.

  • davybtoon

    Jan 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #6

    id like to see bentley, ben arfa n taarabt on permanent deals n keane on loan b happy with that, n am still cnvinced best can do a job for us n id imaging is on low wages, were as xisco shud b moved on

  • stevep

    Jan 3, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #7

    xisco can’t move on because no foooker will pay his high wages and we wont pay his contract up, he’ll only get a move if he agrees to a 75% wage cut which just aint gonna happen

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Jan 3, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #8

    Why should we get rid our player likes Jonas and Shola. Give me good reason?

    To me our player is good enough just lack some part of their game, for example Jonas and Wayne, they have their pace but lack of creativity and passing, so to me this problem can be solve if we have good manager and coach to teach them how to play well.

    But in some case like our Benny, he nature talent is awesome and he can make some of our player learn about his talent, so don’t criticizes to much about our player.

    My opinion, i would love Shola than OWEN, or other our old big names player, play for money no pride.

    Jonas, Shola, Nolan, Smith and other lads is our best player because of they we have our pride back, they play with their heart and love their fans.

    Just need some touch from our Manager and Coach.

  • davybtoon

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #9

    after yesterday id like to see best stay b giving his chance he is only 24 were as loverkrands is 30, i thought did really well for that 10mins n was unlucky jus lost his balance for that chance him n shola upfront for west ham

  • Norwegian_geordie

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Best staying? His performance last night was hardly a selling display, so I guess you’ll have your wish. Smart move by Pardew to put him on to “show him off” but he wandered around like he knew nothing off what was going on.. His one touch that showed some skill he should have sent the ball to Routledge. His other touches on the ball resulted in 3 freekicks against him, and one corner.
    Lovekrands was great yesterday. It wasn’t that his touches was perfect, but he proved a point. WE NEED A PACY STRIKER! There’s been so many games now that we allmost haven’t had one offside.. Offsides arent good, but they can tell something about the will to get forward and try to get in a throughball..

  • HaZ-NUFC

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #11

    he is a good player however i cant see Ashly signing all of these players that have been branded about………….

  • Sav

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #12

    If we wanted a talented French brat we could sign N’Zog again. We know he can do the necessary in the Prem, he is younger, left-sided and left Wigan so much reduced yesterday by his absence that he must be considered their star man.
    Perhaps Kombouare is a keen judge of character?

  • sweendog

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #13

    top player .. we need a right winger .. maybe we’re gonna get him and traore from Cluj and get half the ivory coast team 🙂

  • sweendog

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #14

    well he plays for benin but close enough 🙂
    Does look quality and we do need a play maker .. to help out with barton .. imagine him, affa, barton with the muscle of carrol,tiote,nolan .. maybe a good cup run this season isn’t out of the question …

  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #15

    Sorry rotonda I hit the wrong button please add 2 thumbs up to your comment.

  • leedodd

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Sign This Lad Up on Loan he is Tall strong and can Tackle . We have enough little fellas or old fellas like alan smith in the team !!!!! Him and the 6ft 5 fella would be good !!!

  • balubas1

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #17


    have some patience… don’t jump on the bandwagon along with the rest of our “supporters” that does nothing but hate our own players.

    Best is unproven if you ask me. His physical attributes looks good and he nearly scored a nice goal in his premier league DEBUT!
    I dont desperately want Best to stay in NUFC, but he certainly DON’T deserve any stick from us.. he has done nothing wrong.

  • balubas1

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #18

    Agree Rotonda.. but where did our goal come from? 😉

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 3, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Open play wasn’t it ?

  • gorskino10

    Jan 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #20

    These are some old-ish quotes from Stephane Sessegnon, but again he has failed to turn up to training and such in the last few days, he is defo leaving PSG but they want around £8 Million which is alot, he is a top quality player, and was the best player the Emirtes Cup he was in before the season, I wouldnt be suprised in Arsenal or Lyon will go in for him and i dont think we would stand a chance, having Ben Arfa signed up may be a pull for Stephane Sessegnon but for me he isnt really a wide midfielder more a midfielder that likes to play just behind the striker like Nolan.

  • The Power Ranger

    Jan 3, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Sign him up asap!

  • Faddj

    Jan 3, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #22

    This would be an unreal signing! Great player, he might not have scored many goals but he does have a cracker strike, has good feet and knows how to cross a ball into the box.

    I don’t understand why everyone is going mental over Robbie Keane? He’s past it, his best days have gone. We need to be looking for younger players, like this 20 year-old striker Lacina Traore, 6 foot 8!! Any centre-back pairing would be terrified of him and Andy Carroll, and he’s not just all height, he looks great with his feet and has a bit of pace about him.

    I know David Bentley is a good player but his attitude stinks, he cares too much about the way he looks than the way he preforms on the football pitch.

    So for that reason, f**k Keane and Bentley, and bring in Traore and Sessegnon!

  • fongct

    Jan 3, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #23

    he is a playmaker who is playing as a rw for PSG

    he is a stronger version of dyer and a top quality player who can add creative and pace into our midfield…but he cant cross like Bentley

    does he worth 7M, yes for me, and I doubt we can afford him

  • UpdaToon

    Jan 3, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Would be great to see him sign for us. Routledge isn’t a top of the of the table starting 11 player. Just a squad player at best.

    seems like this report may have legs.

  • carrollsinger

    Jan 3, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #25

    If a pro footballer jonas and routy can’t cross a ball u can’t teach them I would love to see this as our team harps simmo Taylor colo Enrique bentley tiote Barton gosling Carroll benny not a bad starting 11 all we need is benny to sign perm another left back and a proven striker and well have a team that I feel can be top 8 easy

  • Faddj

    Jan 3, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #26

    I’ve just read somewhere that Ben Arfa and Sessegnon are good mates… so my fingers are staying crossed we sign the both of them!

    And for that Lacina Traore I mentioned before, apparently him and Tiote know eachother, so hopefully he’ll convince young Traore the Newcastle is the place to be! 😉


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