Newcastle In For Egyptian International Playmaker


There’s news today in talkSPORT that Newcastle are interested in Egyptian star Shikabala.

Shikabala – already in black and white stripes

The 25 year-old currently plays for Zamalek in the Egyptian Premier League, and he’s an Egyptian International.

Shikabala – full name –  Mahmoud Abdel Razek Fadlallah   – stands 6′ tall and was born in Aswan, Egypt, and can play as a winger, or an attacking midfielder .

He has been at Zamalek since 2006, and has played for them 78 times with 53 goals, and he’s played for Egypt 11 times with one goal.

Blackburn are also said to be interested in the player, and the news is that he will be available for a cut price deal with just 6 months remaining on his contract at the Egyptian club.

It seems that Birmingham were close to agreeing a deal for the player, before they were relegated, but Newcastle and Blackburn are now said to be the two clubs trying to sign the Egyptian International.

We have never seen this player play, so it’s hard to know whether he would be good enough for Newcastle.

But it’s a huge step up from the Egyptian Premier League to the English Premier League, and it would seem he would be  a risk for Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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53 comments so far

  • DarloGeordie

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Pumping the articles out Ed

    Never heard of him

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  • DarloGeordie

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #2

    would be cheap as chips n all

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  • Thump

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #3

    There’s news today in talkSPORT

    And that’s where you should all stop reading.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    haha thump true very true

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  • slazberger

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Ed, could you put a list up on the home page of everyplayer we get linked with in the transfer window? would be interesting how many players would be on it by 31st august and how many of them we actually sign

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  • thepict

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Can’t see the point of looking at all these African players, if we sign any Thayer are going to be missing in Jan/Feb for ACoN. Squad thin enough as it is.

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #7

    I would like to clarify that Cwarr said there wont be any announcement till Friday, the reason being all transfers get finalised by MA who is out of the country (Not on Newcastle business) till then.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #8

    is this guy any better than what we have now

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #9

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA not another CWARR groupie FCUK off you and cwarr.

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #10

    Shikabal looks the part on the youtube vids dont know bout the quality of oposition tho’

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  • Sir Alan

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11
  • Jan Stavik

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #12

    He looks really exciting this fella. Try a loan with option to buy, he’s got talent, the problem is the physical style of EPL.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #13

    who are we gonna have left come the african nations cup in jan????????????????

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #14

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G05N7v3w_ww&feature=related

    Has good footwork. Better Footwork then strolla…

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  • Stuart

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #15

    slazberger, theres a rumours list on http://www.nufc.com

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  • MonsterMagnet

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #16

    Get him in, if only for his cracking name.

    “There’s only one Shikabala, one Shikabalaaaaaaaaa”

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  • Davies

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #17

    Jan – If he’s only got six months on his contract, there’d be no point in Zamalek loaning him out, as he’d be able to leave for free at the end of the loan. Doubt he’ll cost that much anyway. I’m guessing this is Graham Car at work, as I’ve never seen or heard of the lad before.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #18

    We are getting linked with players left right and centre.

    Until they are in Toon for their medical or to sign on, its not worth getting excited about really.

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  • cousto

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #19

    talkSPORT? Should be talkS**T.

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  • slazberger

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #20

    cheers stuart

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #21

    @boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Bit touchy there mate, my post was Newcastle related and just because you don’t trust Cwarr07 and don’t want to hear any of his news others do, so maybe it’s you that should f**k off

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #22

    Gervinho Update

    In a recent interview in France’s L’Equipe Gervinho said:

    “Everything is still possible. Between leaving and staying, there is always a choice to make. I have a one year contract and we are still in discussions. What is certain is that I will stay [he actually said ‘I will be prolonged’] or I will leave.”

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #23

    were gona have a squad of 186 players for the start of the season with all the best players from last season being allowed to leave thats if were to believe the papers anyway

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  • estechco

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #24

    Looks like he know’s how to kickabala too !

    ;o)

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #25

    CWARR CWARR CWARR CWARR get a room jugalo if u are not CWARR that is.

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #26

    estecho very good very quick haha.

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  • cousto

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #27

    estechco // Jun 8, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Looks like he know’s how to kickabala too !

    ;o)

    was waiting for someone to crack that one 🙂

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #29

    Boom Boom shik shik the room?

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #30

    boom boom cheick cheick the room

    CWARR CWARR CWARR CWARR get a room jugalo if u are not CWARR that is. <<<< Makes no sence

    Grow up the blog wasn't made by Ed just for you, he made it to give news to ALL Newcastle fans, my post was for ALL Newcastle fansto read not just you if you don't like Cwarr07 thats not my problem

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  • cousto

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #32

    wow CWarr07 got another one right (strangely claiming it as an exclusive after every journo and their granny tweeted it).

    Henderson to cesspool (don’t know whether that’s a step up or down? Both places are shitholes), seems we have a thing in common with the SMBs, cesspool stealing our academy bred strikers.

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  • slazberger

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #33

    “He currently plays at Zamalek in Egypt where he has bagged an astonishing 53 goals in 78 games for them. ”

    lol, dont know how good he would be in the prem in a long hard season but should look to play in a better league than he is with those stats

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  • JackButler

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #34

    Lads twitter has caused more arguments on here than anything else

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  • Kris

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #35

    He looks quite good, but I dont think we are after him.

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #36

    @JackButler

    I’m not arguing I’m defending myself, I simply put a post up on the blog then got verbally assaulted by boom boom cheick cheick the room

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #37

    @ slazberger worrying hes only played 78 times in six years though isnt it wonder why that is.

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #38

    I reckon Ronaldo is the secret premier league star that she had an affair with…

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #39

    Nufc_mo thats slanderous hahahaha i do believe CWARR had an exclusive on that back in 97 b4 he was born.

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 8, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #40

    http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Swans-ante-cash-Taylor/story-12731688-detail/story.html?

    Apparantly he doesnt have a 1million Release clause… he is just allowed to talk to other clubs if a they offer 1million

    Not sure if its true tho…

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