Newcastle To Sign French U-19 Defender


News today in the local papers that Newcastle are preparing to sign French defender Danny Situ.

Danny Situ – 20 year-old defender to sign on at Newcastle

The 20 year-old impressive French Youth International defender has apparently done well a trial on Tyneside, and will now be joining his former team-mate at Lens, Mehdi Abeid at Newcastle.

Abeid was signed as a free agent in the summer.

Newcastle are said to be close to a deal for the player,  that will have Newcastle pay more than £250K up front to Lens, with various additions to that, depending on how well Danny does at Newcastle.

While Newcastle fans were used to big signings during the Freddy Shepherd era, these deals are the important ones at Newcastle these days, and Danny could be pressing for a first team position very soon, and it’s good to see a defender signed.

Rather than pay out say £15M for a player, Newcastle hope to now produce them on Tyneside,  by getting top youngsters into the club early – that’s the strategy anyway.

But we knew about Danny before he arrived on trial, and he’s a very good player indeed.

Danny’s a top French youngster, who will initially be part of the development squad, much like Abeid is, but Mehdi is already pushing to get into the first team picture.

Daniel Situ-Buyente (Danny Situ) stands 6’2″ tall and is a leader on and off the field, who has captained all the French youth sides he has played in, and he scored one of Newcastle’s goals in their 5-0 win over Gateshead Reserves last week.

Danny was born in Rouen in March, 1992, is of Congolese descent and plays as a center back or as a defensive midfielder, and the lad is known for his robust physique and sheer physical strength.

Situ looks a top prospect and has played at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels for France.

Nothing yet regarding the other Lens youngster who is on trial at Newcastle, 19 year-old William Rémy, who is also a French Youth International.

It’s good news that Danny is coming to Newcastle, and he’s another one scouted by Graham Carr.

Comments welcome.



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129 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Highly rated centre back? Could be pushing Williamson for the bench spot.

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  • Nathaaan

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Get them young then sell them on for a nice profit for MA to pocket.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Potential “Strength in Depth” for the back four has to be a good thing. Hope he has a fantastic career at NUFC.

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  • shearermania

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4

    now lets see if he can play on the left or upfront….hope he wasnt free transfer…..cause then there wont be any money left for striker

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  • Pieter Piper

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Any news about the other french defender who was here on a trial?

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 25, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Good deal again… Good move as this guy is supposedly class and was wanted by Real Madrid two years back…

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Right before everyone gets overly excited he is a french defender with NO first team appearences

    The french game is very different to the PL and he will need a fair amount of time to adapt…I assume he is (like Abied) one for the future

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #8

    @Wendall-You didn’t answer my question and your mising the point, If Raylor is our starting LB and our backup RB then how can he cover the RW as well? He cant so according to you that leaves Obertan and Gosling. Gosling is a CM and that’s where he wants to play. Obertan is actually a LW and while i’m sure he’s willing to play down the right it’s just more square pegs in round holes. But I’m sure your happy with our massive squad…

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  • north east lincs toon

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Still no striker no left back yet we pursue a 19 year old this is a joke well my season ticket is just about to be sold had enough of this crap we are a laughing stock

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  • hainesy

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Anyone seen much of Kevin Mirallas? He’s a nippy player with great dribbling feet. Knows exactly where the next is and stuck in a goal every 1.8games last season.
    Maybe not as a direct striker but he is certainly better than Ameobi, Best, Lovenkrands. And equally as good as Ba on form. Can play right wing too if necessary.
    Shouldn’t cost too much. Olympiakos only paid £3.4m for him last season. £5-6M could get us a deal.

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:01 AM

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #12

    Lens have some youth set-up,I see their other former young CB Raphael Varane is already part of the 1st team at Real Madrid,started last night V Galatasaray

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #13

    Chronicle is full of crap as is the Journal…on the companies pay roll it seems

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #14

    Brilliant news, the lad looks good. Plus if he is anything like the player Abeid is, then he will be in the first team in no time.

    This lad was wanted by Real Madrid, ManUre and Arsenal to name but a few.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #15

    @10

    Sounds a good player, BUT we need and out and out striker

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  • JackButler

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #16
  • north east lincs toon

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #17

    mike Ashley u smug fat piece of shit thanks for destroying this once fantastic football club so just for u fat man I might go into the nearest sports direct drop my pants and do a big dump as a thank u x

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #18

    @14 – Happy too… I think we should be pleased with this… troublemaker out and new hungry younsters in… has to be a good idea… I know it saves money but that is what is wrong with the game today – too much money… Barton to QPR – thats hilarious… no respect for him now..

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #19

    Joey Barton is full of it with a capital SH!

    Signing for a club almost certain to be back in the fizzy pop next season saying “Don’t want to leave Newcastle”, funny that, if he didn’t want to leave, he wouldn’t sign the contract with them!

    Some players are so full of it!

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #21

    @Geordie-Jake- The Chron’s been reporting were close to signing someone only to pour cold water on it the very next day all summer long. I wouldn’t get my hopes up. As for Situ, “It is a transfer similar to the one that brought Mehdi Abeid to Newcastle from the same French club, with Situ seen as being part of the development squad” We should concentrate on our starting 11 first and then sign developmental players but I guess doing things this way is much cheaper.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #22

    ichrisho
    Will you regain your respect for Barton when he comes to St James and assists Bothroyd in turning us over?

    I am narked with him for leaving but I respect the man for everything he did on the pitch and in the back room for our squad. For getting us back into the league, for keeping us in it, for playing his heart out for fickle fans and for fighting against the Ashley regime

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #23

    @17

    Why so focussed on MA and not so focussed on the TEAM!?

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #24

    north east lincs toon

    So we cant buy other players because we need a LB and a ST? Young defender becomes available and they believe he has a chance to make it but we pass on the opportunity as we need other positions? Would you rather that happened?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #25

    I said last night before Joey Barton might be going that if no players were brought in or any first teamers were sold that after the Fulham game which I already have a ticket for that I will not go to another game while Ashleys in charge ,looks like Joey will seal my fate today

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #26

    @25

    What is your justification for that???

    Shows you care more about trying to get one over on MA than you do for the team!

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #27

    WWJBD

    Im not one of those that is going to slag off Barton as I like him as a player, but he did have his limitations, and I did not agree with some of the things he said on Twitter, also think he has been stringing fans along with his comments about wanting to stay.
    But you said you respected him for getting us back into Prem, he did not play much part in champ season injured most of it then average when he did play, was good last season which I am thankful to him for but I dont think he will be missed as much as some think.

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  • Eastander

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #28

    Their saying in l’equipe Roux’s release clause is what we bid for Maiga, we obviously have that much to spend on a striker then so get him in!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #29

    Reports from across The Channel suggest that Newcastle United is ‘cooling’ on Modibo Maiga and is instead looking at a couple of other French strikers.

    The rumour-mill in the French press is alleging that our interest in Modibo Maiga is cooling but that we’re chasing other players in France’s Ligue 1.

    Two names have been suggested by French hacks and they’re Nolan Roux and Guillaume Hoarau.

    Source: nufcblog.org

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  • Yohan4

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #30

    im loosing faith in getting a striker now but if we dont get a least a LB I will be very unhappy. will wait and see though. hope MA proves me wrong.

    Happy about getting the french kid, heard some good stuff about him

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #31

    Barton did NOTHING for us in the fizzy pop

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #32

    WWJBD so presumably you will be cheering for Joey if he does turn us over?
    What part of Joey do you admire the most ?maybe when he got needlessly sent off when we were fighting relegation.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #33

    @Eastander- So your saying since it appears we have money to spend we’ll go out and spend it… Where have you been all summer cause that’s been the case all along.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #34

    News from Neil Warnock coming up on SSN

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  • Darling27

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #35

    Darnel Situ Profile

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darnel_Situ

    Look promising.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #36

    @32

    I think it is the way he has tried to instigate a fight in both of our games so far this season.

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  • Yohan4

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #37

    otters – agree with you view on Barton 100%. I want to see more of Goslin as I think he will be very good within 5 or 6 games of reg football. Barton has many qualities we get fro Mr t and Cabay, Goslin offers somthing different

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #38

    Otters

    We were reborn in the Championship because our Hughton Nolan Harper Barton and Smith. They stood up and called for the other disheartened players to get their act together….those who couldnt left and we walked back into this league with a swagger.

    I think in the hard games the ones we go behnid we will miss Barton and Nolan a great deal

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #39

    @28

    Yeah mate, also reports say interest is cooling on Maiga, which I am glad about because what happens when he comes to us but decides he wants another move, another strike?

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #40

    I wonder why Joey Barton was named as our player of the season last term. He must really be crap and we won’t miss him at all……………..

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