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Is Aly Cissokho On His Way To Newcastle For Around £6M?


There has been some developments to suggest that Newcastle may be bringing Lyon left-back Aly Cissokho to Tyneside next month.

Aly Cissokho – seems to be available form Lyon

Aly was  a target pf the Newcastle club in the summer, and certainly the 24 year-old left back is a very good player and we think he could do well at the club.

But the fee Lyon were asking for him put Newcastle off, and it’s still said to be around €8M.

However, with today’s conversion rate, with the Euro being very weak because of the state of the European economy, that’s about £6.7M, and that may be a more reasonable fee for Newcastle to pay.

Jean-Michel Aulas is the president of Olympique Lyonnais, and he had this to say to OLTV today:

“We’ve signed Mouhamadou Dabo to replace Cissokho,”

Lyon have to cut their wage bill, as one of a number of things they are doing to get their financial house in order, and it has been rumored that one of their big players could leave in January.

It seems that Cissokho, who is of Senegalese descent, is the likely player.

The two big clubs said to be interested in the once capped French International are Newcastle United and Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

Over the summer months, Cissokho was said to be extremely keen to join Newcastle, and of course he will feel right at home on Tyneside, with Newcastle having signed several French players to their much improved squad.

We don’t know if there is any truth in this story, but certainly Newcastle are looking for some good defenders who would be available in January and Alan Pardew would like to bring in two defenders to shore up Newcastle’s defense for the run-in to the season.

Cissokho  stands 5’11” tall and  signed for Lyon from Porto in 2009, for a fee said to be in the region of €15M, and he has played 84 times with two goals  for the French club.

Comments welcome.


44 comments so far

  • gorskino10

    Dec 25, 2011 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #41

    GeordieToon89@

    True he does remind me of a poor mans Bale, cant defend and his attacking the wing(s) are good.

    Our Wingers are crap, Jonas just doesnt assist or score BUT his defending is top notch, Obertan is utter garbage and doesnt score or assist either. Santon at LW i think could score a couple of goals and get assists to Demba/Best New striker!

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  • Dearka

    Dec 25, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #42

    i think buying a full-back and centre-half is great idea and aly cissokho look to be a good buy but when in come to Ba and Tiote leaving for a while i think our midfield will be ok with Yohan, Abeid, Gosling, Smith, Edmundsson and Vuckic playing in the centre of midfield however we do need a new strikers De Jong or Olivier Giroud or maybe (Torres)

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  • Lee Dodd

    Dec 25, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #43

    We Need 2 New Quality defenders a Midfielder and a Few Centre Forwards. 2012 is Going to be a Good year for all at Newcastle united !!!!!

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Dec 25, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #44

    I sincerely hope there is some truth in this story! I really do.

    Prem Man@ 8 and 11 :

    The Booing of any player in black and white is Totally Unacceptable in any situation at all! Especially when that particular player is running his heart out and has just come back from injury!

    Shame on the supporters who did that the other week! I am also against name calling on here which happens a lot too but in this case maybe an exception is called for!

    Tossers!

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