Reports in Paris That Magpies After French International Left-Back


Reports in Paris today are suggesting Newcastle are set to move for Lyon defender Aly Cissokho.

Aly Cissokho – capped last year by France

Newcastle are in the hunt for a new left back to replace Jose Enrique, after he finally left for Liverpool last Friday.

And although Erik Pieters of PSV seems to be the number one choice, Newcastle will have other top left backs lined up just in case that deal cannot be struck,  for whatever reason.

The Newcastle Journal suggested yesterday there were difficulties with both the fee PSV wanted and even some trouble on terms with the Pieters potential transfer, but we have no idea if there is any truth in that specific report.

The 23-year-old has been linked with a move away from Lyon all this summer,  and even Liverpool expressed an interest in him, before they signed Enrique last week.

The reports in Paris are that Newcastle are lining up an £8M offer for the 5’11” Cissokho, and the player is very keen to play in England.

And of course if the left-back is signed this week, he would become the club’s fifth French signing of the summer,  following the arrivals of Sylvain Marveaux, Yohan Cabaye, Mehdi Abeid and Gabriel Obertan.

And it would really be six, because Ba was born and brought up in France, although he plays for Senegal at International level.

Cissokho never played for any of the French Youth sides, probably because  he was playing in France’s second division with Gueugnon, and he was going to play for Senegal at full International level, but was called up by France last August.

He finally made his French debut in the friendly game against Norway on August 11th of last year, and played the whole game at left back.

He moved to Lyon from Porto in 2009, and has played 75 times for the French club with two goals, and played 23 times at Porto in the one season he was in Portugal.

We suspect PSV’s Erik Pieters is still Newcastle’s number one target, but if problems arise with that deal, maybe Cissokho is next in line.

Comments welcome.



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83 comments so far

  • redondo77

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    hmmm

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  • ToonZiga

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    bring him on!! he is great.

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  • redondo77

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    we’re nolonger going for pieters?

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  • Eastander

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #4

    would absolutely love Cissihko! however I feel I may be disappointed

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  • quitesimple

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    ha i just commented on this on the last post.

    im surprised by our ambition. heard he handed a transfer request in to move to the prem

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  • Stuart

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6

    Get him and Pieters in, would make a nice change to have LB cover.

    We all know we’ll only get one though lol.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #7

    More BS I feel, surprise some of the Champions League side haven’t come in for him

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  • drongo

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Dont want to get too excited about this till I see him on the pitch…

    but….

    He would be superb

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  • Mancgeordie

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #9

    can’t see it would prob cost more than pieters in wages and the fee still think pieters would be the 1st choice just hope we get a couple of players in before weekend

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  • Accytoon

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Get him in, fast – skillfull and like to tackel what more do we want. And if he flattens Larrson when we smash mackems then what a hero!!!!!

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  • drongo

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #11

    I would say this bloke will be Fed-Exed to the Emirates Stadium in the next couple of days

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  • MrToon

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #12

    I would be more than happy with either of them. I just hope I never have to see Rtaylor at left back again

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  • Mancgeordie

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #13

    reckon we will sign only 1 lb and even though fergie is a winger they will use him and dummit as cover

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #14

    He’s a left back – I’d take him.

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  • MrToon

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #15

    I think maybe I would rather peters though. Just because of the amount of cheese and bread sticks already in the change room

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  • Jan Stavik

    Aug 16, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #16

    Sold from Porto for 15m euro, and performed well for Lyon. Can’t see why the price should suddenly be 8m quid, but fine with me!

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #17

    Gutted I’ve got the runs.. Stuck in all day with no crack about newcastle 🙁

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #18

    we will be after several left backs and whoever is cheapest we will sign.

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  • Ollieh51

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #19

    No chance he’s going to be that cheap guys come on!

    He was bought for £15 million with a sell on clause in his contract, he will NOT be leaving for that little and I sincerely doubt it will be for us!

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  • nufcmatt

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #20

    this was yesterday, you’re getting slower ed!

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  • Stuart

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #21

    @Jan – Apparently the lads development has stalled over the past few seasons and hes been abit of an arse at times.

    Still think he would be a class signing for us though.

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  • Neil

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #22

    @ Stuart 6 – Stop being greedy you – you know we would never do anything like that!!

    I feel slightly concerned about the growing French numbers in our squad. don’t know why though!!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #23

    nice1 for that ameobi im havin btreakfast.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #24

    Any more news on the striker front?

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  • Ollieh51

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #25
  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #26

    theyll be selling frogs legs on baguettes at saint james this season and washed down with a glass of cheap red wine

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #27

    At least we are looking at quality!

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  • Stuart

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #28

    Haha, I know Neil, but a man can dream right?

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  • Neil

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #29

    We need to get Pieters in then we can all enjoy some Dutch cakes 😉

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  • Neil

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #30

    Stuart – doesn’t it seem bizarre that Pardew basically says we can’t afford 2 x good left backs at the club. Makes no sense to me.

    You ain’t gonna have many dreams coming true supporting NUFC with MA in charge pal!!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #31

    u mean the kind they sell in amsterdam coffee shops!

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  • Magforlife

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #32

    Another day another rumour, still nothing of note in yet

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  • Stuart

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #33

    I can definately get on board with that like Neil 😀 haha!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #34

    we are linked with these many people now hope we dont end up with a championship player

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #36

    Got a feeling that these stories are just more false bids and BS for us to swallow, Then we’ll get the old, “We tried to get them but they didn’t want to come.” Then their club will say we didn’t even bid for them in the first place. Not normally one to complain or be negative but this window has been tough for me at times and I really have no clue if we are trying to build a team capable of winning something or putting some players in the shop window for Mr Ashley to make some profit on them. Slightly disillusioned!

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  • Stuart

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #37

    Aye Neil, makes no sense. Maybe their arguement is they dont want a quality player on the bench all season picking up high wages.

    But theres such a thing as squad rotation that I dont think MA has heard of haha.

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  • Eyeball81

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #38

    And its starts…..No movement on peiters so another name enters the fray….leading up to “well we made an offer”….”they couldnt agree personal terms”….ridiculous!!!!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #39

    Think what Ashley wants is an established played backed up by a youngster coming through the ranks, save money on wages and Make’s the fat man happy

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  • Neil

    Aug 16, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #40

    Of course Boom Boom – A nice big chocolate one!!!! 😉

    Who does everyone think our next signing will be then? The Pieters deal could be done soon and judging by certain reports he seems a good replacement. I don’t play Championship Manager/claim to be an expert on Dutch football so don’t know enough about him!! lol

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