Ben Arfa And Tiote Help Newcastle Sign Top Youngster


News today that both Ben Arfa and Cheick Tiote helped in the signing of 18 year-old Lens youngster, Mehdi Abeid,  on a free transfer.

Mehdi Abeid – persuaded to join by Ben Arfa and Tiote

And yesterday it was confirmed that after a trial at the Tyneside club, Abeid signed on for Newcastle, and new boy Ben Arfa helped sell the club to the youngster.

We have to hope Ben Arfa is doing the same thing with a certain Kevin Gameiro – another Frenchman who Newcastle are after.

The former Lens player has talked about signing for Newcastle:

“I have had contact dating back some time and I visited the facilities there last week. I even trained with the Reserve team.”

“The leaders of the club told me about their plans and that they will rely on me for next season. For my part, I intend to give everything to develop in the Premier League.”

“I already discussed things with Hatem Ben Arfa and Cheik Tioté and they encouraged me and welcomed my signature.”

As well as Ben Arfa helping with the signing of Kevin Gameiro, we also have to hope that Tiote will be helping with the potential Gervinho deal, and persuading the Ivory Coast International what a great club Newcastle truly is.

Here’s hoping. 😀

Comments welcome.



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72 comments so far

  • boomboomcheick

    May 25, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #1

    so its official?
    nufc have confirmed the signing of this lad?

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  • boomboomcheick

    May 25, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #2

    or is it just roumers

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  • dmackay79

    May 25, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #3

    according to cheick’s official twitter page it looks like being true, check it out here http://twitter.com/#!/CheikTiote24
    he says ‘Hope you like my mate who has joined toon’

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  • MJLiddell

    May 25, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #4

    I don’t think it is offical yet, but it is as good as. I want HBA besty Menez next 😀

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  • MJLiddell

    May 25, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Can i just ask, how do you change the picture? << aha

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  • CornishGeordie24

    May 25, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #6

    He has signed lads! Was announced yesterday, don’t know much about him but looks like yet another ‘one for the future’ like vuckic, ferguson, moyo and richardson are… nout to get too excited about, if he was that good, he wouldn’t have been released by lens.

    Things looking positive regarding Gervinho and Gameiro though! 🙂

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  • boomboomcheick

    May 25, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #7

    i want to know aswel

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 25, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #8

    You gotta have your name underlined and coloured sky blue 😛

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 25, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #9

    You need to go to http://www.gravatar.com then jump through all the hoops and ring all the bells then load ona picture and wait a few hours and it might pop up

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 25, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #10

    oh long in with the details you have done on here

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  • True fan

    May 25, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #11

    dmackay79 that twitter page is not the real tiote, danny simpson himself denied it and last week the chronicle put out a story telling you which newcastle players officially have twitter, and he was not in it.

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  • ashington-geordie

    May 25, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Lads, if you’re on twitter, follow cwarr07. He’s like the craigcoozy of twitter and he has some interesting transfer news regarding gervinho, saying that Ashley is now involved in the deal

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 25, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #13

    hope these two guys help NUFC to bring in some quality players to NUFC

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  • obamagic

    May 25, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #14

    http://twitter.com/#!/CheikTiote24

    Unfortunately, that is a fake account according to danny simpson.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 25, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #15

    I can’t wait till we have an entire French starting eleven

    (;

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  • boomboomcheick

    May 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #16

    this is my dream tream for next year

    ———————-krul———————-

    simmo/new—–colo—–tayl——enrique

    —————tiote—–barton—————

    gervinho——–HBA——gurierez

    —————–gamerio———————–

    OR

    simmo/new——–colo———-tayls———-nzog

    ————————-tiote——————————

    ——barton——————–gutierez/fergi——-

    ————-HBA—————-gervinho————-

    ———————–gamerio—————————

    bench:
    -forster
    -willo
    -furgi/gutierezz
    -nolan
    -best
    -tavernier

    optimistic but possible! FINGERS CROSSED!!!

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 25, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Murky world of #nufc transfer dealings gets murkier. Club denying improved bid has been made for Kevin Gameiro, as for Gervinho, possibly!
    from @LukeEdwards0

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  • Magpietillidie22

    May 25, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #18

    WWJBD

    I was kind of hoping Gameiro was a lost deal. If the player himself doesnt think he’ll cut it in premier league its probably best to stay away imo.

    Gervinho hopefully will happen tho, then we just need a prroper centre forward, a goal scorer.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 25, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #19

    “The leaders of the club told me about their plans and that they will rely on me for next season” – Have the board told this player that they will ‘rely’ on him next season??

    I thought the kid was one for the future. That’s a strange quote from the youngster. I also heard the reason for him being released by Lens was a stumbling block in the wages.

    It’s good to hear that both Benny and Tiote encouraged him to sign for us. Now go do the same for Gameiro and Gervinho and we’ll have one of the best attacks in the prem.

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 25, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #20

    I have only seen bits and bobs of him so I cant tell whether he would be good or not but does have a good scoring record. Maybe he would be good Defoe is tiny but he is pretty good striker. Same with Bent really.

    But if its not to be its not to be move on to the next target of which I am sure we have a great big list of

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 25, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Weve made a bid for sturridge apparently well according to a less reliable rumour site which also says wer lookin at Toivonen.. Does anyone know whats goin on at the trainin ground? Mike ashley is supposed to be ther and gervinho is meant to be coming over today as hes expected back for the final lille game of the season this weekend

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  • dave_barron363

    May 25, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #22

    CornishGeordie24 Lens wanted to keep hold of him but as they got relegated they said that they couldnt meet his demands and therefore had to let him go.

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  • connor_nufc

    May 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Sol campbell and sheki kuqi released by nufc

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 25, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Shame about Kuqi give him a training role!

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  • Magpietillidie22

    May 25, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Who knows Mehdi Abeid might be the signing of the season just like tiote lol. He must be fairly tasty otherwise Ben Arfa and Tiote wouldnt be involved surely

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  • rozehnal

    May 25, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #26

    I think that furlong guy just talking shit he’s just bluffing making stuff up hoping it will come true and if it does makes him look good

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  • Dan in france

    May 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #27

    if it continues like this were gonna have a french national team soon i can see ashley’s plan now copy arsenal!! xD

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 25, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Okay Guys…..so theres Gameiro rumour shot down in flames……..

    Lets wait for Gervinho now…….though i feel that this one will trail on and on, as the season ticket applications arrive 😉

    Now sturridge WOULD be a very good signing, and not a great deal being hawked about him ….

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 25, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #29

    Angryman, you think that the club need to do ANYTHING to sell all the season tickets??

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 25, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Angryman hate to ruin your day but the only thing NUFC has shot down is that they have ‘improved’ their bid

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 25, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #31

    WWJBD
    Okay!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 25, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #32

    ToonDownSouth?

    You tell me? Have they sold them all? and how many are left?

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  • toon_tomma

    May 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Iv just heard we are linked with Mathew Upson he out of contract and could be interested in him maybe as back up like cause dont want him in first team. And looks like we will find out for sure about Gamerio and Gervinho by the weekend for sure.

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  • boomboomcheick

    May 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #34

    see they have got rid of sol and shefki just recently

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Upson will be the next Sol Campbell for us if its true

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #36

    They sell out year on year! I’m not saying that our owner’s not a complete @ss, I’m just saying that he has the advantage of a loyal customer base who, lets be honest, would get gates of 40,000 in league two!

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  • chambersl

    May 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #37

    sky sports reporting we have already release cambell n kuqi definitly looks like we want to get our team in place as early as possible

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 25, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #38

    If we have sold all the season tickets and the waiting list is hyouge, as it was in Hall/Shepherd era, then Yes, ill agree with everyone on here, that there is potential in us signing the likes of Gervinho and Gameiro…….and i will say, hope we get these guys, they can only improve our squad!! But if you alternatively tell me, season ticket sales are slow (Which i believe they are based on nothing more than the amount of people I know who are holders but will only renew when they see how the Fat Barstewart is gonna spend the money) then, history is simply repeating itself with the current tosspot that runs the club 🙂

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  • toon_tomma

    May 25, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #39

    WWJBD (Becks4RB) Yer mate a think they will give him a year if true cause only got Willo Collo and Saylor for centre halfs so getting upson will sure be for cover.

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  • WWJBD (Becks4RB)

    May 25, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #40

    ‘QPR reward fans with season ticket price rises of 68% on a per-game basis’

    Glad we arent the richest club in the world eh :/

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