Newcastle Linked With Souchaux Striker


News today from the French media that Newcastle have bid for Souchaux striker Modibo Maiga.

Modibo Maiga – 23 year-old Mali striker

The 23 year-old 6’1″ striker joined Souchaux from Le Mans only last year,  and he has 16 caps for his country, Mali, and 3 international goals.

There has been no word at all from Newcastle, and these reports are coming out of France this morning.

The reports over there, suggest Newcastle are on the verge of signing the player for around €8m (about £7M), and have already offered the player a five-year contract.

That would suggest that Souchaux have already  accepted the Newcastle offer for their striker.

Maiga can play as an out and out a striker, but he can also play on either wing and is left footed.

He started his career at Mali club Stade Malien back in 2003, and moved one year later to Raja CA, which is a club based in Casablanca, before moving to Le Mans in 2007.

In his career to date, he has played 125 games and scored a total of 30 goals, but we don’t know too much more about him.

This would be a surprise if it’s true, bit ti could be true, and we were told Newcastle had identified three strikers on the continent they could move for,  if other moves were not successful.

The youngster has done well at Souchaux, having hit 15 goals in 36 appearances fro the French side.

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114 comments so far

  • Neil

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Everyone – Lets all try and get 1st!!!

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  • Neil

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2

    WOW what a day I feel I am gonna have now….NOT

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  • IrishMagpie

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Don’t know much about the guy but he scored 15 last season so he can’t be bad.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Boo – NUFC buying in soem Mali Striker – We know nothing about….

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    @lee_ryderLee Ryder

    Modibo Maiga clears up the #nufc rumours “I met everyone at Newcastle. They want me and it is not just any club. Premier League is a dream”

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  • gorgonzola

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #6

    I hate to say it but this fellow for us us miles better than that idiot bendtner and erdinc who by the looks of things is not into comin here….

    We need a runner a pacy type fellow…. I say get him in ASAP…. and I am still bemused how Strolla got ANOTHER contract….

    I hope Ba gets his form going cause he is very rusty…..getting a bit worrying…

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Desperation stinks!!

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  • mushy

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #8

    @ichrisho
    Rember, we knew nothing about Tiote till we bought him.
    Did that “stink” ?

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  • Jan Stavik

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    For sure better than Shola. How about selling him to a Fizzy Pop team…

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  • IrishMagpie

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #10

    How is it desperation to sign a fast striker who got a goal every two games last season?

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  • ferritass

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #11

    If g.Carr likes him so will we I reckon.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #12

    Anyone, and I mean anyone would be welcomed at this point as long as it’s not Carlton Cole or Emile bloody Heskey

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  • naithaniel

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #13

    Last season he scored 11 of his goals at home, seemed to struggle only scoring 4 goals on the road.

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  • spitfire_

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #14

    @ichrisho

    I guess u dont hear anything and for Tiote when he come to Newcastle. Graham Carr know what he’s doing.

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #15

    This guy is fast,dont let the 6ft frame fool you. Btw Obertan is easily over 6ft too but look at how quick he is

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  • mushy

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #16

    Come on NIAFRON, give us real low-down on this guy.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #17

    Don’t know anything about him but refusing to play for your current club isn’t a good attitude.

    It reeks and I think we will have issues later if he starts playing for us and another club comes in for him.

    But on the positive, his stats are ok and he offers something different.

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #18

    Some of you are such twats it beggars belief.

    Moaning because we might not sign a player that’s known throughout the world…pathetic.

    This lad looks awesome and if he can get 15 at a club like Souchaux then he must be decent.
    I’ve seen the youtube videos and he looks decent alright.

    Besides that, buying a player like him will be cheaper and we will have an advantage over other teams managers as they probably won’t know him.

    Some of you really are pathetic losers.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #19

    FatmanJoe HBA did the same thing mate

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  • ferritass

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #20

    I think once Ba gets Pacey fella to feed of him and we get our new fellas up to speed will get a sh@ load. How cum w don’t see what all these managers have seen in strolla even mcloven is betts

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #21

    @19

    No doubt. Still not convinced by him tbh.

    Jeez, what’s happened to me. I used to be such a positive person. This blog has changed me.

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  • gorgonzola

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #22

    Edd Case agreed

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  • ferritass

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #23

    *betta

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  • Stuart

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #24

    @JackButler – Im going to hunt you down if you keep mentioning Carlton Cole lad haha!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #25

    Carlos Vela would be perfect for us I think

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  • mushy

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #26

    The definition of negativity…

    “… we know nothing about him” “… it stinks”

    Words (nearly) fail me

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #27

    We need a pacey, trickey player to get in the opositions faces and link up with the midfielders.

    We need a new Bellamy

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  • gorgonzola

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #28

    I am just worried for the scums game I hope our players are not rusty we cannot loose to the filth…. then again I would rather loose to the filth and finish higher up in the league….. damn I hate that Bruce fool….

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  • shaun83

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #29

    JB – Agree Vela could be good but as a sole buy?

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #30

    how do yous know he is fast?? have yous ever seen him?? i didnt no he existed

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #31

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am_gWOrkj_8

    Decent…

    Better than Shola? Yes.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #32

    Ap’s shopping list for the next 10 days….. 2 are gone already…

    Top scorers Ligue 1 2010-11

    Rank Player Club Goals
    1 Moussa Sow Lille 25
    2 Kévin Gameiro Lorient 22
    3 Grégory Pujol Valenciennes 17
    4 Youssef El-ArabiCaen 17
    5 Lisandro López Lyon 17
    6 Loïc Rémy Marseille 16
    7 Gervinho Lille 15
    8 Ideye Brown Sochaux 15
    9 Modibo Maiga Sochaux 15
    10 Nenê PSG 14

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #33

    He looks promising and will no doubt improve our near non-existent presence up front. Ameobi new contract ffs!! I still can’t get over it. How can anyone think he deserves a new contract and be ahead of Best is way beyond me,it defies logic.

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  • Slank Loogan

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #34

    ichrisho @ 4

    Know nothing about…. like we knew nothing about Tiote, Cabaye and Marveaux until announced by the club.

    We knew about Ben Arfa because of his problems with his club. We suspected about Ba because he was a free agent.

    Did we know about Pieters before our Tim let it slip, I don’t know.

    I suspect that all the rumours about the club going after this player and that player are made up by journalists.

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  • Callum

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #35

    I wouldn’t want him unless we were going to bring in another replacement in the ACoN were already going to lose Tiote,Ba and maybe Strolla, is we got this guy he’d go as well. So if we got him I’d want someone like Rodalegga or Erdinc

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #36

    No one knew who Tiote was before he joined and look how that turned out…..

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #37

    Sorry guys – My Desperation Stinks comment was Monday morning fuelled with SSN constantly annoying me with Newcastle downers…

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  • JackButler

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #38

    shaun83 Vela would offer us something that our current strikers don’t have, he’s 22 and has a point to prove, much like Obertan, all the things that MA seems to be looking for, would like to see him come in on a long term deal with the possibility of getting another striker in on loan

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #39

    What about Sow? Is he too old? too expensive?

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  • bojous

    Aug 15, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #40

    @naithaniel

    15 goals is still more than Nolan got last season, I know it’s a different league but still.

    @everyone

    I don’t think his goals/games ratio means much, just look at Ba, with WH he got 7 in 12 and yet people are already judging him for being slow and lazy ala Shola.

    Personally, with the new additions coming in, I’m going to wait till about mid-season for the team to gel before I start judging the players, then I’ll start calling them crap! Lolz.

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