Is Montpellier Left-Back On His Way To Newcastle?


Newcastle are again being linked with Montpellier left-back Henri Bedimo, who will leave the French Champions this summer, and wants to play in the Premier League.

Henri Bedimo – 28 year-old Montpellier left-back

Bedimo has played in the French leagues since making his debut for Toulouse back in 2003, and he has  since played for Le Havre,  Chateauroux and Lens, and only joined Montpellier last summer on a four year deal.

One problem we see with Bedimo, is that he turned 28 earlier this month, and he would normally be too old for Newcastle, since the club usually brings in players no older than 26.

The 15 times capped Cameroon international however,  played an important part in Montpellier winning the French League title for the first time last season, but it seems as though he now wants to take his chance, and move on to bigger and better things.

The price on Bedimo is  said to be £5M, and we just cannot see Mike Ashley paying that much for a 28 year-old, although Bedino’s wage demands are likely to be low.

Newcastle are in need of a left-footed left back,  to effectively replace the departed Jose Enrique, but the Magpies may have one already at the club,  in 20 year-old Shane Ferguson, who has looked impressive in that position,  when given the chance at Newcastle.

It seems that a deal may already have been agreed for the player, as he had this to say over the weekend:

“I’m going to play in England next season,” “I’ll announce where next week.”

We’d be surprised if he announces he is coming to Newcastle, and he’s also being linked with Liverpool, and it seems that new manager Brendan Rodgers is said to be keen on the player.

Maybe that means he’s not keen on former Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique?

Comments welcome.



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18 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    I can’t see this being to join us. Arsenal perhaps? I know he’s not linked, but really, i cant see it being us.
    Too old and too expensive.

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #2

    isnt our away game to chelsea right before they’re champions league qualifier?? pretty sure because of the nature in which they qualified they’re not seeded either so chances are they’ll be playing an italian, spanish or german team so will have to focus on it!
    Spurs away is a good start, the 1 we wanted to avoid was liverpool away because of the europa league they will have played 2 or 3 competitive games before anyone else and will have a slight advantage!

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  • DraperNUFC10

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #3

    follow me on twitter @daniel_draper95, i’ll follow back 🙂 HWTL

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    @jay

    Just checked uefa site and all 4 English teams in group stage already.

    3 qualified via league and Chelsea go in as champions.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    On PL, 11 points by the end of September, looks like

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Anything can happen between now and the first game.

    Managers will come and go from teams. Players will move, so what looks easy could be hard and vice versa

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  • cyprus

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Do agree Rich, and, fact is, anyone can beat anyone these days. e.g. Man U losing at home to the two worst teams in the PL!

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Exactly.

    Top teams might have 11 top players in their starting line up but even bottom of the league sides have a few players that can change a game.

    If players are on top form then the likes of Wigan and even Blackburn can get results against the top teams.

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Think Arsenal will have a phenomenal team if they conclude the signings of M’vila and Giroud! For anyone who hasn’t seen M’vila, he’s got the potential to be the best central midfielder in world football for a good 10 years, fantastic attitude, always fit aswell, even for youth or international teams he’s rarely missed a game since he turned pro at 17 through injury! I am jealous we shall be seeing these players at arsenal! On the bright side, they’ve signed Podolski, as a german, trust me with knowledge of seeing him a lot when i say this, he will struggle there! Very insular player! If M’vila and giroud sign, they will be my title bet!

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #10

    @jay

    Arsenal are similar to us on transfers just on the next level.

    They need to get in early to do deals so they don’t spend over the odds. Wait for man city to splash the cash and bring in 2/3 world class players.

    I think arsenal will only sign giroud if van persie is leaving. Van persie is best through the middle of the front 3 and can’t see giroud being bought to be benched or wenger changing to a 2 up top system.

    It will be interesting next season to see who is brought in. The more top players in the league the better it will be too watch.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #11

    He isnt coming to us too expensive for his age

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Arsenal are buying Giroud wether RVP leaves or not hes basically a replacement for Chamakh and Podolski is a replacement for Arsharvin.. Is RVP leaves he wants another striker.. Got to think they’ve only really got RVP and Chamakh as strikers as that Park has been rubbish and is also going into military service xmas time

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #13

    Remember the club will also look at players wages not just transfer fees.

    If we can save 20k a week in wages on him compared to somebody else that’s a million a season so over 5 years that adds up.

    Just wondering, has anyone at the club actually come out and said we only sign players under 26/7??? Or is it just us thinking it and media speculation.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #14

    @gt89

    Arsenal might want him but could you see giroud going to arsenal to sit on the bench?

    He isn’t in France’s starting 11 so sitting on a bench won’t really help him.

    They have rvp, gervinho, ox, Walcott and podolski. Not to mention they still have chamack, bendtner and arshavin.

    Arsenal don’t tend to spend too much and big they get m’vila can’t see them spending even more on giroud.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #15

    This transfer is again pure Speculation! He,s too old anyway.

    van Persie had an absolute crap European Championship!

    He apparantly insisted to being picked in the starting eleven as did Huntelaar, De Jong and one or two other players in the Squad.

    Instead of telling them to bog off, the trainer Bert van Marwijk gave in to their demands with the result that the bad atmosphere off the pitch was reflected with them losing all three group games and being sent home and not progressing in the whole competition. No discipline in the squad, so no team work and everyone playing as individuals.

    Holland played in the last World Cup final against the Spanish but how the mighty can fall ! The Dutch will need to completely start again and re-build, which is what the Germans had to do not so long ago!

    If they appoint another trainer? Well i,ve heard Ronald Koemans name mentioned this morning, maybe it would be for the best if they get someone else to take over!
    The problem with Bert was that he was too soft with his handling of the players!

    The arrogance and mentality of van Persie was clear for all to see with his argument with Tim Krul when Arsenal played us!
    The next World Cup is in two years time, and the qualification games will be scheduled for later this year.
    The Dutch will be back!

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  • arctoa

    Jun 18, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #16

    The Dutch are always flaky in international tournaments. The World Cup in 2010 was a statistical anomaly because of all the defensive football that was played and a number of big teams imploding; they basically hacked their way to the final.

    Usually they have the standard of player to at least see them out of the group stages but they’re naff at the back these days and I’m not sold on their goalkeeper either.

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  • tooninspain

    Jun 18, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Expat….STOP SHOUTING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • arctoa

    Jun 18, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #18

    They’re just enthusiastic. At least it’s not in caps lock. 😉

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