Newcastle Linked With Free Agent Polish International Defender


Newcastle have been linked with Polish defender Sebastian Boenisch, who plays for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, and he can play in either full-back position.

Sebastian Boenisch – capped 9 times for Poland

The 25 year-old stands 6’3″ tall and was born in Gliwice, Poland but of German descent, and he was raised in Germany.

Sebastian played for the German U20 (4) and U21 (13)  sides, before deciding in 2010 to play for Poland, and he has 9 caps so far for the Poles, and he played in every game for Poland at the Euro 2012 Championships.

He seems to fit the profile of players Newcastle want to sign, and he is also a versatile defender, which is what Alan Pardew seems to be looking for this summer.

He joined German club Rot-Weiß Oberhausen back in 2001, before joining Schalke 04 two years later, and he then moved to Weder Bremen in 2007.

And the interesting thing is that he will be a free agent next month, as his contract runs out at the end of the month,  so the price would be good. 😀

Boenisch was undecided as to whether to play for Germany or Poland, but after not getting a call-up to the full German squad,  he finally  decided in August of 2010 to play for Poland.

Sebastian made his debut for Poland against Ukraine on 4th September 2010, and in May of 2012 Boenisch was included in the Polish squad of 23, for the UEFA Euro 2012.

Sebastian Boenisch – in action

Boenisch played his first competitive match for Poland in the opening game of the tournament against Greece on 8th June 2012, and kept his place in the other two group games.

It seems the player could fill a role at Newcastle due to both his flexibility and size, and he looks a competent defender.

After Poland’s elimination from Euro 2012 he had this to say to to Kreiszeitung.de on Tuesday:

“I am going for Germany (that’s a surprise), although in this crazy European Championship, anything is possible,” “We were together for seven weeks and there was an unbelievable atmosphere in the team, even though we all come from different clubs.”

“It was something I have never experienced. So it hurts when it is suddenly over. I’m still trying to process it all. It was really bitter.”  “Our fans are amazing. They would have deserved it, to become European Champions.”  

The Poland International then spoke of the possibility of a transfer to Stuttgart, so obviously he was not aware of any Newcastle interest a couple of days ago:

“As of yet nothing has been signed. I met with Fredi Bobic, the Stuttgart Director of  Sport,  which were very good discussions.” 

“The medical check is missing from all interested parties. I am a free agent and in no hurry.”

We’re not sure what level of interest Newcastle really have in this player, but he comes at a good price, that’s for sure, and seems to have played around 80 times in total for Werder Bremen.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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193 comments so far

  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Well have not really seen him play but if the scouts thnk he is up to it then fine

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  • cyprus

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Have we ever had a Polish player before?

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Cyprus

    There’s not one that springs to mind but as long as his demands are not too severe then he could be a good acquisition.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #4

    see Beardo i wasn’t just lying, i had a source, unlike you have with Ezekiel Fryers etc. and them having supposed medicals here!

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  • bambams

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #5

    I dont think we have ever had a polish born player at the toon, not in my memory………

    Anyone else offer anymore?

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  • bambams

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #6

    I must admit chaps i hoped we would have had someone by now, the longer it goes on the higher their prices will be.

    Just goes to show we really are not any different to other clubs now, selling clubs are aware we can spot very talented footballers.

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #7

    if we get this guy in… that would perhaps put nufc on the map in poland… why not send some scouts to poland too lets try get some fresh talent from poland…

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #8

    I remember this guy. Looks a good player. He’s half French an played alongside that other French/Polish player. He played CB as well so can do either full back position or CB.

    I don’t think he’d be a starter but he’d certainly he great versaitillity coming on from the bench!

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #9

    * half German and played alongside that other guy who was French/Polish

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  • bambams

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #10

    thats made it clear…..Cheers Beattie

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  • redondo77

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #11

    this looks real, because he is free.

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  • super magpie

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Judging by what he’s saying, it looks like he’s off to Stuttgart. Never seen him play outside of the euro’s so can’t say he if he’s any good or not. Rather have Debuchy or Clyne.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #13

    @cupid

    Barca are in debt but they are currently paying it off not getting further into debt according to latest reports. They can’t stop spending all together or they will never make the money to pay debts off, they are getting a better balance.

    They made more than they spent on the previous 2 seasons.

    And I don’t have a problem with clubs spending anyway. City have spent a lot on transfers to get into champs league and I think they will stay there for some time. So providing they was ease off on spending and use the huge new academy they are building its ok.

    Like with a business, you might spend a lot up front compared to what you take but you expect this to pay off in the long run.

    Teams like portsmouth spent a lot on average players and as a result never made the money back and ended up in trouble.

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  • bambams

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #14

    can anyone remember how well he played for Poland, cant say i have even heard of him.

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #15

    I spent a lot of time travelling to and from Poland with work and can honestly say I was very impressed to see this report in a local paper around feb time. At that point I believed it was purely speculation but now he is officially a free agent I think he will do well and add very much needed quality and strength to our squad. He is strong as an ox, plays all across the back (occasionally filling in the DM role) and by all accounts (wages depending) would be a very good signing. This has some truth to it I feel. Yes stuttgart is an option but if he is to be made aware of our possible interest then who knows.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #16

    @bambams

    He was ok. Nothing special. I doubt we will sign him based on 3 games. If we sign him it’ll be after thoroughly scouting him. He’s a little slow for a full back but is solid. I’d take him as a bench warmer and to push for CB but I wouldn’t take him as a replacement for Simmo!!

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #17

    rich_toonfan @ #

    Yep as I said they may well be servicing their debt but they have debt therefore when they spend they are spending someone else’s money.

    I also understand that accumulation normally comes after speculation but barca like most of the top clubs have been spending outside their income for quite some number of years, it may well be that the last couple of seasons have seen a black entry in the books but before that it was all red.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #18

    For the last time today

    Hi,

    This is a article done by me, its a bit different have aread guys

    http://thespectatorsview.com/2012/06/21/top5-refereeing-blunders-2011-12/

    Comments always welcome

    Thanks

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #19

    There is a lot of negativity breeding on the blog at the minute reagrding our movement (or lack off) so far in the transfer market.

    What’s the general consensus on our forthcoming business? Will we be left underwhelmed or over excited? Have we signed people already or wil we wait until the last minute?

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  • bambams

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Beattie…..
    I cannot make my mind up on the transfer situation. Part of me thinks we already have the players in the bag (Debuchy) and then i just think well no we wont pay that for them !!!

    I keep thinking about Pardieu stating during that interview about Cabaye mate, surely to God he must have known he was a done deal before making the whole world aware of who we were looking at.

    Time will tell…..

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 21, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #21

    He’ll do a medical and be away to stuttgart. Where exactly is our link with him, quotes from the club, has he been scouted? Naah more sh1te paper talk, like every other story

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #22

    @cupid

    Over spending wasn’t seen as a problem somehow until recently.

    At least they are eating away at the debt they have so heading the right way.

    And Beattie…. I think our business will be good. The only players to move before Euros have gone for an inflated fee. We wont pay inflated fees therefore we will see what happens after. In sure there will be plenty of targets who aren’t at the euros and I expect the club will have deals ready to act upon if initial targets are unavailable.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #24

    I believe that too Bambams!

    Either Pards is very clever or very stupid. We will see soon enough.

    I just hope that we have already made our moves and are waiting to announce them until July so that we can maximise interest and attention to our club so journos and fans are not distracted by the euros. Maybe we are holding out until our new shirt has been officially revealed, all the players are free to travel to tyneside and all of them are called into a press conference old school style.

    I can’t help but have that niggling doubt that we may be left angry and upset but I hope that is unjustified.

    As I’ve said a million times this is the best chance we’ll have for a decade to really create something special. A little investment and 4-5 players could be the difference between something special or a missed opportunity

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #25

    If you could make a signing, money not an issue who would realistically come to the club who would it be?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Rich toon if moneys not an issue surely its not realistic!
    Iniesta or xavi

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Bambams unfortunatly cabayes mate for all we know could be his hairdesser being signed to sort gutierez’s barnet out!

    Beattie just calm it down buddy breathe deep and stay with us man! Im sure we have deals lined up and have for a while i just cant see us letting so many players go bith senior and youth without a full blown transfer mission in place and rolling since about feb!

    Maybe 1 or 2 deals arent as straight forward as could be but the window isnt open yet the euros are still on and carr seems unbelievably confident in the dealings were doing at the moment

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #28

    @tds

    I meant who we could realistically sign.

    No matter how much money we spent they would come. I meant a player who would possibly come to the club.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Surely pardew, who has done his best to lower expectations, wouldn’t say we have signed cabayes mate unless we had.

    He will know most people would presume debuchy so for a guy who keeps saying next season won’t be as good surely he wouldn’t say that if it wasn’t true.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Dont think ive ever seen a slower CB than bruno alves

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #31

    For all we know, Amalfatino could have been Cabaye’s mate. Anyways, at least we have Marveaux and Taylor back next season. Will be like two new signings.

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #32

    I have no idea why the Czech’s insist on playing Baros. He’s been crap ever since he left cesspool.

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  • nufc786

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #33

    toonarmydownsouth
    so ur saying willo is better than him???? if yes happy days….

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  • Szarka

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #34

    Watch Ceczh full backs, they are good.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Yeh but they aren’t mates, they played in France but in different leagues.

    Pardew would get people’s hopes up unless it was done.

    He learned his lesson from saying Carroll wouldn’t go which sparked outrage at the time.

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Rich
    So because they play on different leagues, there’s no way in he’ll they could have possibly ever met or become friends? That’s stupid. It’s like saying footballers are only friends with other footballers.

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  • Kejsper

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Howay, Im from Poland and after Euro2012 I’ve got to tell you that suprisingly Bonisch was the worst defender in our team. There was no forward runs by him and his defending abilities were really poor. Of course we can blame this on his injuries in the last season. Maybe next year will be better for him but I think he’s Danny Simpson level at his current best. Not good enough.

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #38

    Rich
    So are you assuming that we’ve signed Debuchy? If so then why would his manager have come out and said they’ve rejected our bid. Why would Debuchy have said he won’t discuss his future until after the Euros.

    *not the word discuss, probably means he hasn’t even spoken to the Lille manager about a possible move in depth.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #39

    I’m not saying they can’t be be friends but I’m saying it’s more likely they aren’t than they are. They won’t have met playing so would have to be away from football and if that wa the case more would be made of their friendship as the papers made a lot of cabaye and debuchys friendship.

    Also debuchy could mean discuss with the public his future, he might know where he is going but wants to focus on France for now and not get constant questions over the club he signed for.

    You are right about his manager though, there is no use of him saying a bid was rejected if a deal was done. I don’t get that entirely so I do have doubts.

    Just surely pardew wouldn’t give the negative fans and media an easy way to criticise him by saying we will sign his friend if we haven’t. ( presuming debuchy is the friend as it wasn’t hazard, he obviously has other friends but none that we know of which would be senseless saying it if that was the case)

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 21, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Nufc786 mate alves makes willo look like fcuking usain bolt!

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