Newcastle Considered Senegal International Left-Back


The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that Newcastle have turned down an opportunity to pursue Senegal international left-back Boukary Drame.

Boukary Drame – Senegal International left-back

The 25 year-old 6′ Sochaux player had had a very good season, and it seems his four year contract he signed in 2007 is ending this month, and he’ll be available as a free agent in the summer.

This week Newcastle are supposed to be meeting with Jose Enrique’s agent, and presumably Newcastle have elected not to go after Drame, because they think there is still a chance of nailing down Jose to stay at Newcastle.

That being the case, Newcastle wouldn’t need to bring in another left-back, with young Shane Ferguson showing this year he is already a suitable deputy for the Spanish U21 International.

Clubs interested in Enrique are said to be Liverpool, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Lyon, with AC Milan also said to be interested in the player, at least  initially.

If Newcastle rate Enrique at £15M and will not accept less that that for a player whose contract expires next summer, they will find it hard to unload Jose.

But maybe that’s Newcastle strategy, although if Jose doesn’t sign a new contract, the club will bring in another left-back to play in the first team next season, and then try to sell Jose for as much as they can get later this summer – rather than lose him next season for nothing.

Apparently some preliminary talks have already taken place between Enrique’s advisers and Newcastle officials, but we wonder how long this will go on,  with Newcastle still not knowing if Jose is going to stay or go.

At some point the club will have to fish or cut bait, and decide whether they will keep Jose or sell him, depending on how the contract negotiations seem to be going.

Drame joined French club PSG back in 2000, before moving to Souchaux in 2007.

The 25 year-old Senegal International is a free transfer, and would seem to be a good deal for Newcastle, and of course they have also made a £6M bid for Toulouse 22 year-old left-back Cheikh M’Bengue.

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133 comments so far

  • Andy

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Even if he isn’t to be first choice a bit of cover never hurts anyone. Especially on a free

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  • tdt

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #2

    ——————-Krul——————-
    Simpson–S.Taylor–Collo–Enrique
    ——————-Tiote——————
    ———Barton———Nolan———-
    N’Zogbia————————Ben Arfa
    —————–Sturridge—————-

    Subs-
    GK: Harper, Forster
    RB: R.Taylor
    CB: Williamson, Kadar
    LB: Ferguson
    RM: Jonas
    CM: Cabaye, Gosling, Guthrie, Vuckic
    LM: Lua Lua
    ST: Ranger, Best, Loven, Ameobi

    So imo we need to buy N’zog and Sturridge, buy better back-up for RB and ST, and bring in a new load of talent that could step up into and of the back-up positions if necessary (ie like Ferguson and Lua Lua have done this season).

    That’s if the Cabaye thing is true. Not a bad squad, with a couple more class players added to that we could be quite a force.

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  • tdt

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #3

    We only need to buy a LB if Enrique goes, so hopefully that wont be necessary.

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  • Enn You Eff Sea

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Wats the situation on Cabaye? Is he ours yet or not? Someone clear it up for me please!! 🙂

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Anybody listening to cwarr07????

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  • Stuart

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #6

    IMO fergy is still too lightweight to play LB.

    Couple of years time once he’s built up abit yeah, but at the minute hes a LW.

    We’ve needed cover for enrique since he got here, so whether he leaves or not we need a LB.

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  • TOON4LIFE_1

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #7

    ye cwarr07, dunno what to think of him???

    some things are true, but he never mentioned the cabaye deal once before it was announce by his manager on sat.

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  • Oba

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Cwarr shouting his mouth off again on Twitter. Not going to listen to him until he says something reliable.

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  • toonbelmonter(mr.T...iote)

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #9

    NUFC STEVE nar wats he sayin now

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #10

    y dont ENRIQUE decides his future quickly by which we can bring in good players to replace him

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #11

    IF HE LEAVES

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  • Faddj

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #12

    ———-Forster———-
    —————————-
    Simo–Saylor-Collo–Jose
    —————————-
    ——-Tioté–Cabaye—–
    —————————-
    Gervinho–Arfa–N’Zogbia
    —————————-
    ———-Gameiro———

    Even though we need a new right back but I cant see us trying to get one…

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #13

    35 mins ago
    @cwarr07
    Colin
    Gameiro offered a 5 year contract and 45k a week. Currently on 8k a week at Lorient. #nufc

    24 mins ago
    @cwarr07
    Colin
    I’ve never been confident of #nufc landing Gameiro however the club are now becoming increasingly confident that he’ll agree. Deadline given

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #14

    whats cwarr sayin now?

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  • Birts

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #15

    A think Simpson will push on and improve further next season to be honest

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  • toonbelmonter(mr.T...iote)

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #16

    wud ani1 like to see bryan ruiz cum in hed be wicked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7BsSTO5218&feature=related

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #17

    Faddj, once Simpson starts to attack instead of backtracking we will have a good RB.

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #18

    if we pull off the signings of nzog, gerv and gammy il finally accept MA although made some shockin desicions in his time here, is finally takin this club bac where we belong

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  • Jimay

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #19

    I doubt AC Milan is still after Jose since they signed Taiwo on a free….

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #20

    I would love to see Luca Bratse coming in.

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  • youngtoonfan

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #21

    @Faddj, that team is spot on, it’s exactly how i’d want it aswell and i also agree on what you said about a new RB. Although Simpson will do atm. Maybe sturridge or Ba if we can’t get Gameiro as it’s looking unlikely atm

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  • toonruz

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #22

    nufc have Gervinho through te door and n are pushing Gameiro my mate recons he visited the training ground yesterday and also seen st james and nufc gave him a dead line and he was very impressed with the ground and training ground whice may put it in our favour time will tell ???

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  • toonbelmonter(mr.T...iote)

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #23

    angry stop startn man, y u always gotta be puttin sum1 down

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  • Faddj

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #24

    ————Krul———–
    —————————
    Alves–Puyol-Collo–Jose
    —————————
    ——–Tioté–Xavi——-
    —————————
    Messi—-Ronaldo—-Villa
    —————————
    —–SHOLA AMEOBI—–

    More realistically…

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  • Jimay

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #25

    I like your team Faddj. With that backup for Shola, even he would hit the net more often. Maybe he could even compete for the golden boot next year.

    MA, bring them in!

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  • toonbelmonter(mr.T...iote)

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #26

    also, any1 seen real are looking to sell higuin for 14mil, WTF huever gets him has a bargain, his wages r only 45g anorl lol, shoked as tha like

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  • tunneytoon

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #28

    ————krul————
    Simpson-Taylor -Coll-Jose
    ——–Tiote -cabaye——
    ————Nolan ———
    Nzogbia————-Ben arfa
    ————gamiero——–
    Love to sign a right back as I have little confidence in Simpson when he’s faced with a quick direct winger

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  • Andy

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #29

    toonbel i’m sure he’ll be on more than 45g but your right he is a top player!

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  • toonbelmonter(mr.T...iote)

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #30

    zhirkov has a year on his contract, any1 reckon a cheeky 8mil bid wud b enuf

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #31

    We are not getting Gameiro!

    Sorry to burst your bubbles… im as optimistic as the next guy, but sometimes you just gotta be realistic…

    Gervinho is a possibility, but Gameiro is just not gonna happen…. and by the off chance he does sign for the toon (Ill have doubts about him at newcastle if he does sign) Ill gladly eat my words and proclaim to the world that im a Die hard Sad Mackem Bastard (Even though im really not… but what else is as bad as being a Sad Mackem Bastard?…. Nothing comes to mind really)

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  • toonbelmonter(mr.T...iote)

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #32

    nar andy 45g hes nly 23 n had the same contract a wile lol

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #33

    @Toonbel, just saw the video of Ruiz.

    He looks class… was watching the second episode of Geordie Shore 😛

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #34

    Majority of these videos i watch have a comment

    “Thumb up if your scouting for LFC”

    I guess we know how they scout now…

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #35

    This page was last updated: 11:41:30 GMT+1 02 Jun 2011 11:22:54 Newcastle have offered Gameiro a 5 year contract on £45000 p/w. this is an increase from 8k p/w currently. Gervinho will sign for Newcastle tomorrow if no bid from arsenal is made today on a 4 year deal worth £35000 p/w. Ba signs on friday for free (No wage news) because a contractual agreement with West Ham that lets him go for free if relagated. Finally Enrique will sign for liverpool within the next two weeks for £12.5m with Cheik M’Bengue to sign for £7m

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  • toonbelmonter(mr.T...iote)

    Jun 2, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #36

    aye nufc_mo gfrom twent so we cud get him from 8 to 10 hed be a bargin imo plus car watchs twente a lot so a bet we bid 4 him

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  • stestickle

    Jun 2, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Cabaye is with the france squad at mo will have his medical next week transfer window dont open till 6th of june

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 2, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #38

    @Jamsha

    Source?

    And if you say Twatter….

    @Toonbel
    Hopefully if we do get linked /sign him he pulls off a Tiote… Im hoping FC Twente is a lucky club for us!

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  • CheickTiote

    Jun 2, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Just realised this Fur10ng/Oracle guy on twitter is a complete bullshitter and doesn’t know what he’s talking about; he just copies everything Cwarr says.

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  • toonbelmonter(mr.T...iote)

    Jun 2, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #40

    aye a think we cud get him, n a reckon tiote cud put in a word like

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