Newcastle Officials In France Discussing Multiple Transfer Moves

The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle officials are currently in France discussing some transfer moves.

Managing Director Derek LLambias – in Paris yesterday with agents

But Mevlut Erding of PSG is not the only player they are currently  negotiating for, although the local paper has confirmed that Newcastle met with PSG officials yesterday in Paris.

There are said to be other targets too, and we assume they will come to Newcastle either in January or over the summer, and the news is that Newcastle will be bringing in young players who can improve big time on Tyneside.

The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle’s top officials met various agents in Paris yesterday to begin negotiations on new signings, and the news is that Newcastle are keen on four or five players.

We now expect two players to be brought in during January, and those are a center-back and a striker, and it could well be that Erding agrees to finally sign on for the Tyneside club.

But we would expect the fee  could be a bargain for Newcastle at under £5M, after Newcastle had agreed a fee of £7M only last summer, according to local reports yesterday.

One thing that slightly worries us about Mevlut is that we hope he really wants to come to Newcastle, as there was news over the summer that he had at one point turned down a move to the Magpies.

If  he is not excited to become a Magpie then maybe he shouldn’t bother coming over, although we have trust in the Newcastle officials that not only will they be checking out  the characters of  the new signings, but also their commitment to Newcastle United.

Newcastle will probably bring in as many as six players to the club in the summer, and we’ll probably be losing Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands,  Tamas Kadar and maybe even James Perch and Danny Guthrie, whose four year contract runs out in June.

That will ease up the wages bill at Newcastle and remember that Kazenga LuaLua has already left this month on a permanent deal to Brighton.

Newcastle will also attempt – once again – to offload Spanish striker Xisco, who is still on £50K/week at Newcastle but no club will take him off Newcastle’s hands.

That gets to be the problem when you sign an unknown and untested player for £5.7M and give him £50K/week on a five year contract.

But Newcastle will not be doing that again, any time soon, but they may have to wait until the summer of next year when Xisco’s contract runs out at Newcastle – an he’s currently on a  season long loan deal at his former club Deportivo and he’s got the number 9 shirt there.

If we can get two good players in this January and then say six good players in the summer Newcastle should have an even stronger squad than this season, so we think things are really starting to look up on Tyneside.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

32 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa at Montpellier must be high on the list, a beast of a centre half

  • JackButler

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #2

    SkySportsNews Sky Sports News
    Newcastle’s Sammy Ameobi out for ‘a number of months’ with an unspecified injury #SSN

  • davybtoon

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Jb sammi done is knee in yesterday in the reserve game

  • nightfa11

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #4

    i like how MAs doing business…i love he brought carr in..& damn…signing santon, cabaye, ba,…world class players. my only concern is that we’re not signing our primary targets cos of agents..cos they cost 5 mio more that we first thought..cos the problem is..IF we dont bring 2,3 quality players in every window, world class players we already have at the club might want to move.. they are world class players – those always aim for gold. its good to be cunning – business wise..but football is more than business.

  • JackButler

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Am not one for using the Dennis Wise Scouting System to judge a player but this clip shows the type of player ‘Mbiwa is. Reads the game very well

  • davybtoon

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Lee Ryder reckons sammi out for 7month

  • Beattie25

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Mevlut Erding did wan’t to come but there was a dispute over his bonuses. If he did have any doubts I dobut he will now.

  • dmac

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #8

    I would like Erdinc. Think the lad is already pretty good but has the potential to be even better

  • nightfa11

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #9

    mbiwa, marvin martin & giroud.. iwant those 3:D

    simpson colo mbiwa(wili) santon
    cabaye tiote marvin
    hba giroud ba

  • geoff777

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Bad news on Sammi.

    Graham Carr has had Erdinc close to the top of his cheap strikers list for sometime.
    Who’s going to argue with that?

    It was his greedy agent that scuppered the last attempt to sign him.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa is a absolute must for us i think get the lad signed along with clyne n erdnic then try n get hoillet signed on a pre contract that gives us til summer to figure out wat to do with obertan!!

  • duncandisorderly

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #12

    6 signings in the summer?? Getting a little carried away maybe? I won’t be surprised if we sign nobody this window. If it happens, I won’t be calling for MA’s fat head either. Better to be realistic than constantly over-optimistic!!

  • JackButler

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #13

    benjimine corgnet at Dijon could be another player we’re back in for as Dijon are said to be signing gael kakuta on lona from chelsea for the rest of the season

  • Beattie25

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #14

    If life was like Fifa 12 this would happen:


    Yapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Motepellier) – £4 -5 million this Jan
    Mevlut Erding (PSG) – £5-6 million this Jan
    Abdelhakim Omrani (Lens) – Trail this Jan
    Moussa Sow (Lille) – £8 million in the Summer
    Aly Cissokho (Lyon) – £88 million in the Summer


    Alan Smith – Released in the Summer
    Peter Lovenkrands – Released in the Summer
    Xisco – Released in the Summer
    Leon Best – Sold in the Summer £3million
    Danny Simpson – Sold in the Summer £4million

    Team 2012-2013 Season: 4-3-3

    GK- Krul
    RB- Santon
    CB- Collo
    CB- Taylor
    LB- Cissokho
    CM- Cabaye
    CM- Tiote
    AM- Ben Arfa
    RF- Erding
    LF- Sow
    CF- Ba


    Gk – Elliot
    RB/CB – Mbiwa
    CB- Willo
    RB/LB – Raylor
    DM- Abied
    CM- Guthrie
    CM’AM- Abdelhakim Omrani
    AM- Vuckic
    RM/CM- Gosling
    RW- Ober
    LW- Guti
    RW/LW- Sammy
    ST- Shola

    Then when this team is top of the leauge in December 2012 the world will end and I will die a happy man.

  • jayphoto

    Jan 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Beattie 25 – not sure Fat mike will fork out 88m for cissokho….

  • duncandisorderly

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Nobody fancies Rhodes then??

  • alec6247toon

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #17

    88 mil is a bit steep!

  • lordjoesnow

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #18

    loving how these formations contain 6-7 french speaking players. The midfield and attack consist of completely french speaking players infact. If Colo Krul and Simpson leave then we may as well join the french division

  • alec6247toon

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #19

    also I’m fairly sure that Xisco’s contract runs out this summer, so that will free up 50k p/w

  • stuart no9

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #20

    ed did you have to show that mug shot of that horrible tw.t

  • martoon

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #21

    If this story is true and NUFC officials are in France then surely, as we suspect, the Andy Carroll story is rubbish as they can’t be in 2 places at the same time! I know there are phones etc but a deal like that would be done face to face.

  • Zebras4Life

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Erdinc ($5M), Mbiwa ($5M), Hoillet $4M), & Cloyne ($2M) would be perfect…Simpson would then be moved to balance the books. (Said to want ot spend $8M-$10M)

  • cupiddstunt

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #23

    JackButler @ # 5

    Have to agree the “penis wise” school of scouting is dodgy to say the least but if that is a fairly good representation of Mbiwa, I have to agree he looks good.

    I would have to say if he came to us there would be a competition between him and Collo for the coolest defender in the prem, as this lad knows how to gain position and ease players off the ball, e.g.36, 1.08, 1.53 secs. a pleasure to watch a defender doing the job without fuss, certainly cool.

  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #24

    friday d day for new signg 🙂 hope so

  • markmac

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #25

    id put xisco up for ‘free’ just to get rid of his wages and right off the transfer fee as a right ‘fcuk up’

  • markmac

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #26

    write * spelling correction * lol

  • Toon GI Jordan

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Every time I see this picture of Del Boy I just want to punch my monitor!

  • redondo77

    Jan 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #28

    I think Erdinc this time will really want to join us.
    1. we are doing great, can be chalenging for europa or ucl spot, he wants to join successful team.
    2. he have chance to play, in PSG = xisco in NUFC.
    3. when we tried to sign him last time, there were too many bad publicities with barton,nolan,carrol,enrique.
    4. we were predicted to be relegated this season, so there was no point for him to join us if he could join winning team and tons of money PSG.

  • Bucks mag

    Jan 11, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #29

    I’d like Guthrie to get a new contract, he was immense before he got injured. Different player

  • Turkish Geordie

    Jan 11, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #30

    Mevlüt is decent striker ,however he’s not rated as our first choice striker in our country. For what i’ve seen from Mevlüt in our national team and PSG is his heading and finishing is great and he’s really commits himself to game . He’s got some potential . As a Turk im looking forward to see our lads in Newcastle like Emre so im looking forward to this transfer . AND we need a good winger to left to challenge with Gutierrez.

  • shear-class

    Jan 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #31

    The Real Reason Erdinc didnt sign for us in the summer was PSG got took over by Qatari Megamoney men and they upped the price of him when we had already agreed a lower price for him with the previous owners,Our Very own Peter Beardsley told me this when i had the pleasure of his company pre-season

  • shear-class

    Jan 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #32

    He had already agreed to personal terms


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