Newcastle Linked With Top Chelsea Winger

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Newcastle may be interested in Israeli winger Yossi Benayoun.

Yossi Benayoun – while at Liverpool

With Joey Barton likely to be leaving Newcastle maybe for Stoke City, if the Potters can meet Joey’s huge wages, then Newcastle will very likely bring in a replacement.

And while Benayoun would have been a great signing for Newcastle a few years ago, he seems a little old now at 31.

Of course Alan Pardew knows all about Yossi, since he signed him when he was manager at West Ham, and while Yossi is still a very good player who could do well on Tyneside, we’d still be a little surprised if Newcastle do this deal, simply because of Yossi’s age.

But the player seems surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge now, and the London club want to use him in a player exchange with Tottenham, in their efforts  to get former Newcastle target, Luka Modric.

And the news is that the Israeli has told his friends he must now decide between Newcastle and Tottenham.

Benayoun moved to Chelsea from Liverpool only last year in a £5.5M deal, but had a bad time of it last season with a serious Achilles tendon injury, from which he has now recovered.

It really seems to depend on whether Tottenham want Yossi plus cash for Luka Modric, and if they refuse the deal, Newcastle could be in with a good chance, assuming this story is true.

Newcastle would not want to pay too much for Benayoun – what’s new? – and they would want to get a deal for around £2M to £3M, and wages could also be a stumbling block.

We’d be surprised if this deal goes through at Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

40 comments so far


    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #1

    No!! Joke for ya”s

    Just seen a chav running down the street with a arm full of chicken tikka masala, think he got confused when his mate said they’re robbing currys.

  • Andy

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #2

    He has quality and is a very intelligent little player. He is maybe not a priority in terms of what we need but if the opportunity to get him came up and we got him i would not complain for one moment. Can’t really turn down a guy of that quality i don’t think. Not sure whether i believe the story though

    However wages high age 31 doesn’t sound likely at all

  • willowdalerez

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Cannot see it.

  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #4

    As people have said before forget about anything over 26….

    31 years of age he’s like a grandad in terms of footy players 😉

  • AMEOBI, you stole that from me. I posted it on facebook and here ages ago. In huff.

  • kevymartins

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #6

    @GG you mean twitter?

  • Thump

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #7

    A man has been arrested after running out of JD Sports and tripping over a football. Unconfirmed reports believe the man to be Shola Ameobi.

  • ochytoon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #8

    If I was high, this movie would be even funnier right now

  • shamsoftabriz

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #9

    Sunderland reinvested their transfer fees from Best and Henderson. Why can;’t we? I was so hoping this article would be about Sturridge, but alas, we’re owned by Mike Ashley.


    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #10

    GG, got it sent from a mate this morning tbh haha oh wey!


    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #11


    Best and Bent are different 😉

  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Can’t see it
    Don’t want to see it

  • kevymartins, Posted it on all three. I think.

  • Thump

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #14

    In regards to the article: it’s a total none starter. No way Ashley is paying for a 31 year old.

  • I bought my lass a new perfume called “Chloroform”. She says she doesn’t like it though. It makes her sleepy and when she wakes up her ass hurts.

  • ochytoon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #16


  • ochytoon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #17

    Just to let you all know what an idiot Kingkev is

    kingkev9 // Aug 11, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    For the last time ochytoon I still don’t find it funny and hope Carma strikes, maybe you’ll be getting mugged and a smack tomorrow and your trainers stolen. (fingers crossed)

  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #18

    What did u say to him though ? @ochytoon

  • ochytoon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #19

    Said that looting looked like a bit of a laugh, obviously not trashing peoples homes/independent businesses or starting fires but like, I could use a new tv and trainers so currys and foot locker lol

  • Brutooon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #20

    We sell a 29 years old Nolan
    We going to sell a 28 years old Barton

    BUT we are going to “replace” them with a 31 years old Benayoun???

    WOW, that must be a good “long term” signing

  • Thump

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #21

    @ochytoon: I think we all knew he was an idiot. I have been on a bit of a posting strike until the neggers go back to school but even I knew this! It’s one of those things where you see his name and want to jump off the Tyne Bridge.

  • Brutooon, It’s like most of my jokes…

    … CRAP!

  • Andy

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #23

    thump do you write for .org? i’m sure i read a few articles by you

  • Thump, I’d rather push than jump.

  • ochytoon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #25

    Hahaha I know what you mean

  • Thump

    Aug 11, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #26

    @Andy: I do indeed! Hurting for articles atm though. Just finished jury duty today -_-

    @GG: See, this is why I love you in a very heterosexual way. I agree completely.

  • Andy

    Aug 11, 2011 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #27

    What happened there it used to be you and toonsy didn’t it? How come he went solo? I enjoy some of the .org stuff but i think it gets crowded out by neggers sometimes

  • Callum

    Aug 11, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #28

    Can’t see us going for him;
    Too old
    High contract wages
    Enough midfielders
    And in return they’d probably want Tiote!

  • Thump

    Aug 11, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #29

    @Andy: Nah, it was workyticket and stardust, then worky and toonsy, now worky and hugh de payen. Compared to Hugh I’m just a back up writer mate – he’s a machine.

    There’s neggers everywhere mate, you can’t escape them sadly. When I wrote for clean sheets all round I could have a bit of banter with the WUMs but not so on localised blogs 🙁

  • Phil K

    Aug 11, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #30

    Yeah, I’d be happy with him.

  • ginkoh

    Aug 11, 2011 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #31

    Too old that’s it.

  • Charlietoon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:15 AM

    Comment #32

    As we just bought Obetan I cant see it happening. We need a striker and Ameobi signing on is just sad.

  • Therapyman

    Aug 11, 2011 at 6:18 AM

    Comment #33

    S-T-R-I-K-E-R IS WHAT WE NEED NOW!!! How hard can it be….?? We have enough midfielders..

  • wynbae

    Aug 11, 2011 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #34

    Maybe we should save the money and spend it on a striker. Ashley might take Yossi, if he can get him super-cheap, with a wage cut. Which probably won’t happen. As long as he doesn’t get him (plus cash) for Tiote or something retarded like that.

  • banjax

    Aug 11, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #35

    You must be kiddin right !

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 11, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #36

    Can’t see this happenning

  • nufcant

    Aug 11, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #37

    No man we have enough wingers get a striker and a left back!!!!!!

  • josh

    Aug 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #38

    Hold on lads iv got a great idea, why don’t we not buy a strikers and a left back and just buy every winger in the country. How many do we need. Seriously

  • josh

    Aug 11, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #39

    It won’t happen any way. Bot because he’s old or will have high wages. No matter what angle you look at him.from he’s never going to be French. And puppet can’t have that

  • AndyMac

    Aug 11, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #40


    Neggers = Schoolchildren ?
    Possers = Mature Adults with a brain ?

    or should that be the other way around 🙂

    Just sold our LB with no reserve LB available less than 48 hours from kick off. That of course is POSITIVE NEWS and gives an opportunity to Perch or Raylor to suddenly disvcover a new career ????

    FFS you Possers cant you see you’re being taken for chumps ? Fatman doesnt give a toss about the quality of team we put out on Saturday he just wants “Sports Direct” to feature heavily 🙁


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