Newcastle Linked With African Striker


There is a report out today that BSC Young Boys striker Emmanuel Mayuka is being closely followed by Newcastle United.

Emmanuel Mayuka – Zambian striker interesting Newcastle?

The agent of the 21 year-old striker, Nir Karin, has said that in an interview with L’Equipe, but he could be trying to generate some interest in his client.

It would not be the first time that an agent had made something up about something he was hopping for, rather than what was actually happening in reality.

Apparently there is also interest in his client from Fulham and some other clubs such as current French Champions Lille and Ukraine club Dynamo Kiev.

This is what his agent Nir Karin told L’Equipe:

“In France, there are three clubs interested in him, though I can’t say anything specific about Lille,”  

“I can tell you that Dynamo Kiev, Fulham and Newcastle are the three teams most serious on him this January.”

And then his agent then  said the standard thing, so he doesn’t upset his current club, by then stating the following:

“Makuya is very happy at Young Boys, and likes the city of Bern and its people,” 

That’s just classic agent speak.

This seems to us a  case of an agent trying to earn some money by drawing attention to his client, and probably making up the interest from some of the clubs stated.

There again if it’s true it could be that Chief Scout Graham Carr has spotted him, and is regularly checking on the youngster.

The striker joined Bern last year from Maccabi Tel Aviv and he has played 42 times for the Swiss club with 17 goals, and while in Israel he played 42 times with 17 goals, a similar goal-scoring record.

Mayuka stands 5’9″ tall and was born in Zambia back in 1990, and he made his debut for his country when he was just 16 years old back in 2007 in the COSAFA Cup,  and so far has 22 caps with 5 goals.

We haven’t seen this lad play so it’s hard to know how good he is.

Comments welcome.



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46 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Dec 10, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    never heard any thing about this guy

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  • seantoon

    Dec 10, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s a no go for me thanks

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  • Kris

    Dec 10, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Any links for todays game?

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  • dawid182

    Dec 10, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #4

    an african? really? again? we should prefer Giroud in January…

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Kris, It only has two links up at the moment, but may be more later on

    http://www.footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links

    BOOKMARK IT… !

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  • phillyg

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #6

    My team for today:-
    krul
    simpson-kadar(collocini)-perch-santon
    benarfa-abeid-cabaye-guiti
    ba-best

    subs-both ameobies, obertan, gosling,lovenkrands,elliot,raylor

    benarfa on the wing should kill norwich and feeding our strong physical frontline. I’d start with best and ba to get the winning partnership back and bring shola on if needed as he can be effective from bench. Also sammi and obertan could be leathal against tired legs.

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  • Solaidback

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    My concern is, if we keep buying all these non-English players, how is that going to help us when we’re supposed to have 8 home grown players in the squad of 25???

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  • Kris

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Thanks Geordi German 😀

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  • Kris

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #9

    Gordie of course!;)

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  • Kris

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Geordie 😉

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  • Kris

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Are you convinced the links will work later?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #12

    Kris, Phew, you got it right in the end. 🙂

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #13

    Kris, VIP BOX is pretty reliable, but I’m sure there will be a couple more up later.

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #14

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxvnSxnlr9o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHyJKwE6cFk

    Two videos of him, they’re quite long and there is abit of crap to skip through at the start.

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  • Kris

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Tanks, souds promising :)!

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  • Scottishmag1

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #16

    A punt at today’s team

    Krul
    Simpson. Perch. Kadar. Santon

    Overdrive. Abied. Cabaye. Jonas

    HBA
    BA

    Bench
    Ameobi
    Ameboi
    Taylor
    Best

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  • Scottishmag1

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #17

    Forgot Gosling on the
    Bench

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #18

    scottishmag

    would love that team, (apart from perch)

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #19

    ………………..Krul
    Simo….Kadar…Perch…Santon
    …..Gosling..Cabaye…Jonas
    Obertan………………………HBA
    …………………Ba

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  • dmac

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #20

    I will be suprised if we see Santon, i think there may be somethig a bit fishy going on there.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #21

    dmac

    you can’t help starting to think that. we have a makeshift left back who is getting exposed every week and we have enrique’s 5m replacement on the bench for 3 months.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #22

    Can’t believe so many people on here are chosing to put Simmo in CB over Kadar.

    I think it clearly has to be kadar considering he is a CB

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  • israelGeordie1

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #23

    i know this guy and he can only dream of playing with us, but he is not good enough by far.
    foolish agent talk
    (lets give kadar a chance today, he is young but he is a full international…)

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #24

    Kadar has the build and potential ability to be a good CB, i can’t see Pardew starting anyone else with Perch.
    And the way he speaks about Raylor taking his chance… Raylor will also start, 90% sure of that.

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #25

    Santons dad saying Santon will start today, nothing official confirmed tho, its on facebook.

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #26

    Not sure if its already been posted but in case you missed it, Lawro has us down to loose 2-1.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16090675.stm

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #27

    *lose

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  • magpie6699

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #28

    2 AMEOBI”S – so we must be in with a chance then. Has Lawro ever got it right?

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #29

    haha have you seen this magpie6699,

    http://www.myfootballfacts.com/Mark_Lawrensons_Predictions_2011-12.html

    How that man makes a living as a football pundit is beyond me

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #30

    Wat time does da game start. Any link for da game to watch on my android fone? 😀

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  • Chunk

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #31

    Alreet gents, Debenhams have a deal on the strip at the moment, go on site and type newcastle in search, type in TN24 as a promo code (extra 20% off)and you get the home top and shorts for £27. Howay the lads, HBA to score.

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  • geoff777

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #32

    ………………..Krul
    Santon….Simmo…Perch…Raylor
    …….…..
    Obertan…Gosling..Cabaye…Jonas
    ……………HBA
    ………………..……Ba

    Abeid for Gosling to be more defensive.

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  • shearermania

    Dec 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #33

    best thing about living in oz is all epl games are on live so you can choose your game to watch…and if you cant stay awake you can record it…brilliant..fox sports – you are the best….cant remember last time i missed a game.

    krul
    simmo perch kadar
    santon jonas
    cabaye goisling
    benny
    ba best

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  • bills-son

    Dec 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #34

    I reckon geoff at 32 has called the team right – Shola for HBA only possible change I reckon.

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  • shearermania

    Dec 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #35

    —————–krul———————–
    ——simmo—perch—–kadar-.———-
    santon—————————–jonas—
    ————-cabaye——gosling———–
    ———————-benny——————
    ————ba——————-best——–

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  • mattnufc

    Dec 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #36

    Abeid not in squad so we definitely won’t see him.

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  • mattnufc

    Dec 10, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #37

    @35 Last time we played with 3 ‘CBs’ we lost 4-1 at Stoke. But that could have been completely due to Campbell playing.

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  • shearermania

    Dec 10, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #38

    last time we played with 3 at the back we played to contain a stoke team but here we need to attck as we are shithouse in defence without saylor and collo…we need to keep the ball as norwich aint bad

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #39

    mattnufc, Oh well we’ll be ok this time with Perch in for Campbell.

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  • shearermania

    Dec 10, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #40

    have a feeling perch going to score today…not an own goal though

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