Newcastle Give Up On Cheikh M’Bengue


Jose Enrique’s future is still uncertain on Tyneside, but if the Spanish U21 International moves on this summer, then Newcastle will not be pursuing Cheikh M’Bengue – according to the Evening Chronicle today.

Cheikh M’Bengue – Newcastle will not increase £5M bid

The 22 year-old French U21 International looks a good player and Newcastle put in a £5M bid in mid-April, and although there were reports coming out of France that Newcastle increased that bid to £6M – the Chronicle is reporting that isn’t true.

It seems Newcastle have decided not to increase their initial offer, and will now look at other options should Enrique leave the club.

The Newcastle Journal this morning said that Newcastle would not be pursuing Senegal international left-back Boukary Drame, who we understand is a free agent this summer, since he signed a four year contract at Sochaux in 2007.

And  he would appear to be better value than M’Bengue – so why would Newcastle not be interested in the 8 times capped Senegalese?

Newcastle fans would be happy enough if Jose Enrique agrees to stay on Tyneside, and maybe the reasonably good start in the transfer market may persuade the Spaniard that Newcastle have more ambition than it looked like last January.

That’s when the club were willing to sell their local young star – Andy Carroll – and that upset a number of Newcastle players, not to mention the fans, and probably upset Jose Enrique and Joey Barton the most.

Alan Pardew has always insisted he’ll do everything he can to keep Jose at the club, but Alan doesn’t have much influence with the contracts, as we all witnessed last week, when Newcastle said they would not offer Joey Barton a new contract.

That was a day after Alan has said he wanted Joey Barton to stay at Newcastle, so that was bad timing or good timiong, sin ce he prbabaly new the news would leak out the cloub were not offering him a new deal.

It seems to us that Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias are the two that make all the decisions on players and contracts at Newcastle.

It would still be good news and a nice surprise, if Jose agrees to stay at Newcastle – we hope he does.

Comments welcome.

 


124 comments so far

  • mayb if mbengue sed he didnt wanna cum then we would try to sign him ffs, hes better than most other LBs we bin linked to, n if enrique stays well have the same left sided partnership which is great but tbh am sick of watching there good work on the wing cum to nothing yanna wat a mean, its al well n gud takin ppl on but
    enrique never shoots wen if he did hed have a chance of gettin a goal,
    guttierez cant cross
    guttierez doesnt cut in n have a shot ,
    a just feel for all there good work they shud have more to show for it like

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  • woodsee

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #42

    Trogdor,just seen him at Cramlingtons Domino pizzas,then at the ground gettin his number 9 shirt,other than that nothing to report really lol

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  • ToonAndy

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #43

    So who are use more excited about signing… Ben Arfa or Gervinho??

    And who would you rate as the better player in order… Ben Arfa, Gervinho, n’zogbia, menez

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  • http://www.caughtoffside.com/2011/06/02/wigan-play-hardball-over-n%e2%80%99zogbia%e2%80%99s-newcastle-return/ aww great agen owa tight club miss out on another target, we shud offer them 6 mill n routy or xisco or loven, ffs this is gettn worse n worse

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  • kingkev9

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #45

    Geordie german- I love the toon but we are not a better club than everton.

    Ilovethetoon8788: you make me laugh, best and ba fighting for the strikers role? If best is still playing next season then we are in trouble.

    Have to say I find this blog so funny. The writer is clearly deluded as are most people who post.

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  • toonandy ad say there on par with each other

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #47
  • kingkev, y cum on then, u think the writer and the blogger are deluded then y bother

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #49

    What the fook is going on these last 2 days …no news is going are way FFS

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #50

    if we sign gervinho we’ll lose him and tiote for the whole of jan and poss abit of feb for the next 2 seasons which is why we dont want M’Bengue anymore or any other african players

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #51

    guttierez doesnt cut in n have a shot

    His goal against… cant remember… but he cut in and scored the 4th

    he has tried it in the last few games…

    and he has barely anyone to cross the ball to…Loven and Ameobi wont get it…

    Ameobi is too slow to get their in time…

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #52

    What the f u c k is going on these last 2 days..no news is going are way FFS

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #53

    @Kevvmartins… you cant have everything going our way ffs.

    Be patient.

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #54

    Swansea -3 mil for d.Graham !!!!bid!!!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #55

    against Wolves a think.. was a good goal shame he doesnt do it more often though

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #56

    Kingkev?

    You drunk? everton? Moyse? please man its an insult…. Whats next Fulham too? those clubs where nothing during our time plus they are smaller clubs in fairness, we are alone to blame where we are pissed so many games that we would have won or drawn… 🙂

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  • he cut in n had a shot against wolves which was his second goal this season, thats no were near gud enuf for a winger with as much game time as hes had, you dnt like zoggy but hes got 10 goals and 8 assists this season compared to guttierez 3 goals (1 of which hit his bak) n 5 assists

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #58

    nZoggy is great fast and a good on the ball… can cross… I am all for him

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #59

    Gona lie to cwar07 were after eduardo an see what he says about it

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  • wud prefer zoggy over most we bin linked with like tbf, he also sed sum great things about newcastle, i dnt see any reason we shudnt get him,

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #61

    @toonbelmonter maby because wigan are taking the piss

    just give it time as soon as you see charles nzogbia has handed in a transfer request then you know weve got him

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  • kevy if he hands in a transfer request a bidding war will start which is why they need to stop fannyin around n offer 6mil + a player, like guthrie, loven, routy

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #63

    Altho if he hands in a transfer request an says i will only leave for newcastle ..what happn there?

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  • Milzzy Rascal

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #64

    Like the stance the club has taken over transfers and contracts the days of us overpaying for players has gone and I’m bloody happy for one!! I’m not Mike Ashleys biggest fan but I like the way he conducts this side of business. No messing around we have a limit if people try to mug us of we go elsewhere good on him I say. I’d love the Zog back but I’d pay no more than what we sold him for.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #65

    I don’t think QPR will let Routledge go in a deal for N’Zogbia for us.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #66

    are the twatters saying anything else

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #67

    5 mil + ryan taylor i say

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  • then it wudnt stop liverpool for instance bidding 9 n they tell him, you wanna go there they have to meet liverpools offer,, like wat lorient r doing with gameiro

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  • GG has he defo signed like

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  • mizzly you cant do that they know hes improved loads, zoggy is worth at least 18mil on a full contact, so they shud give wigan 8, at the very least or 6 plus a player, we dnt need loven, giv him to wigan

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 2, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #71

    In fact the more I think about it the more we need a decent coach… and a decent boss…nothign more… I dont care about the players… bring back King Kev…

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  • wat gorgonzola?? wats pardew dun rong like, good football, gets on with the players and talks to the fans, i see no reason pardew shud go lol

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #73

    gorgonzola, now that comment will get thinks heated up here.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #74

    *thinks= things

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #75

    some people are just never friggin happy.. he’s done nothing wrong and is setting the right tone for the type of player he wants to bring in he clearly knows what we like up here.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #76

    toonbelmonter, just seen that he hasn’t. Just me getting ahead of myself…

    … again.

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  • kentonmags

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #77

    gorgonzola

    what you on about mate what the hell has anyone done wrong come on then lets just sack another manager for nothing we need stability for once shut up and dont comment unless you got something usefull to say

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #79

    Nowt to do with football!

    But I’m chuffed to effin bits. The Germans are really stuffy about their produce. Best fruit and veg. They’re slowly poisoning themselves.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #80

    gorgonzola, tellt ya.

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