Souchaux Striker Desperate To Join Newcastle – Video


New Newcastle striker target Modibo Maiga is just desperate to join Newcastle United.

Modibo Maiga – desperate to move to Newcastle

As we reported earlier today, reports in France suggest that Newcastle have bid around £7M for the striker,  and offered the Mali International a five year deal.

And the player has been interviewed in France today, and this is what he said:

“I met everyone at Newcastle.” “They want me and it is not just any club. Premier League is a dream.”

“That is the kind of game I like, it suits me and it is good for my career.” “I want to leave, he has to accept that and negotiate.”

“I told the coach I would play and respect my contract, but the chairman has to talk about my transfer first.”

“I don’t want to annoy Sochaux, but I want it to be sorted out with Newcastle.”

Newcastle are trying to move quickly for the player, but it appears that Sochaux’s chairman, Alexandre Lacombe,  is not keen at all to sell his star.

The 23 year-old is not too happy that the Chairman is not willing to sell him, and he  continued:

“I had a meeting with him and I could not accept his position, it is just like a big slap in the face.”

“It was the very first time I asked for something and I believe it is lack of respect.”   “Why refusing to talk? It is selfish, I can’t understand.”

“You can’t refuse such an offer. The sums are huge, both for me and for the club. Sochaux will not lose.”

Maiga must be highly rated for Newcastle to bid such a large fee for the Mali International striker.

Of course, we know  it’s very difficult to keep a player if he has his heart set on a move away from the club, think Jose Enrique,  and of course this is a monumental career opportunity for the young striker.

We hope something can be worked out – and soon too.

Here is a Youtube video of the striker scoring:



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57 comments so far

  • stripes1009

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • stripes1009

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Let’s get him in…..and sooooon!!!

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Desperate to take him!!!

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #4

    .. in a good way… I meant that 🙂

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  • Trogdor

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Testickel

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  • Toonboy_83

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #6

    He’s far better than Hugo Rodellega 100%

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #7

    5th

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  • arcarius

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Whats the difference between him and Ideye Brown? 😆

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Strange choice………….

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #10

    We need a new Bellamy type player!!!

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  • arcarius

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #11

    We need Karim Benzema, he was awesome against Barcelona this morning

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #12

    sorry but those 1st heads do my brain in its quite clear now that contracts are not worth the paper they are writen on i see steve keane was banned from driving for 18mths if i was a blackburn fan its his coachin licence id want taken off him

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  • alkinou

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Ok he scored but he really should have passed to his team mate! I’m just being negative I know

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #14

    @9

    Yeah coz that will happen wont it!?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #15

    arcarius are you serious? Benzema?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #16

    @ arcarious either you have just stepped off a spaceship or you are an idiot. whats the point in going for benzema when we could get xavi and messi oh yeah and we could just take ronaldo aswell sorted.CLOWN.

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  • james13

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #17

    7m for an unproven striker, yet they claimed 10m for n’zogbia, one of the best players outside of the top 4 last season was just “too expensive”.

    i would rather bid 7m for bellamy or santa cruz

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  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Does the socheux president want to buy newcastle?

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Benzema has a £68m release clause… a little out of our league.

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  • IrishMagpie

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #20

    @ james13

    £10m was too much for a winger because we had Obertan lined up for £3m.

    We desperately need a striker so £7m is not too much for a player you need.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Bellamy and Barton in the same team would be BAD news!!!

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  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Messi and villa werent too shabby either..could bid for them

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  • JackButler

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #23

    james13 10mil for Zog when we already have 4 players who can play left side midfield is a waste of money

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Put it this way, he’s hardly going to muster up that tidal wave of enthusiasm, we were all hoping for, from our new ST.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #25

    santa cruz is a snail no what we need. you could see the sharpness in cabayes passes on sat albeit just glimpses and the lads up front dont get me started on strolla he should be arrested for impersonating a footballer.

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  • Stuart

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #26

    @james – difference is this lads wages would be significantly less than N’Zogbias would of been.

    Still shouldve signed him though lol.

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  • Andy

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #27

    rather £7m for croque-e santa cruz and mr arrogance i hate nufc fans bellamy? Crazy! Arcarius he’d be nice 🙂 I think you’re tacking the p. I hope you are anyway!

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #28

    I reckon we have the magic £15m if its needed. For sturridge is about it – or Sow… who knows…

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  • i Toon

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #29

    he is doing a HBA i hate when players do that SIGH but sign him up 😀

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  • big sid

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #30

    was it just me or was tiote playing ahead of cabaye in midfield cant understand that like thought cabaye was more of an attacking midfielder
    bit worried going into game on saturday like as ryan taylor was really bad at left back
    need left back in and pacy forward before saturday

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  • toon 4 life

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #31

    benzima haha funny his wages are over 100 a week keep dreaming

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  • Eastander

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Have to say I dont know much about this guy but only 23 and last season scored as many as Gervinho and 1 behind Remy yet possibly at a much lower price…

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  • Rossy G

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #33

    See we are after Darnel Situ a quality young (19) CB similar to that style of Bassong, from Lens. He is a brilliant pedigree, captaining the France youth sides is a massive guy and very fast too. Hope we get him in will have 4 decent CBs then. Scores alot for a CB too, I rember seeing him score against England youth team sometime back.

    Get in Situ, Maiga, and Pieters and get on with the season. Keep Barton too

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  • big sid

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #34

    is sturridge really that good of a player seen him play a few months back and he looked ordinary

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #35

    jesus rossy you have it all sorted

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  • geoff777

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #36

    “I met everyone at Newcastle”

    Have Souchaux given us permission to talk to him?

    Sounds like an illegal approach …

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  • IrishMagpie

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Can’t believe people are still on about Sturridge. There is no way in hell we are getting him, move on people.

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  • surreytoon

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #38

    @Rossy – where did you see that?

    Pardew has said we are after “development squad players” and the club has signed such player without as much as a mention in the past, so I do think as well as a LB and ST we may sign a few more youngsters. A CB would be a good shout…

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  • Rossy G

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #39

    Boom Boom 1st – Rossy G for next Newcastle Manager??

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  • big sid

    Aug 15, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #40

    pardew newcastle fans will like the way we play footaball fast and keeping hold of the ball

    was it just me who fell asleep ??????

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