PSG Defender Could Become Top Newcastle Target


Paris Saint Germain French International Mamadou Sakho wants to leave PSG for new opportunities elsewhere,  and with PSG willing to let their talented defender leave, it could be that Newcastle will become interested.

Mamadou Sakho – 22 year-old PSG center-back available?

Sakho is only 22 years old and has played for all the French Youth sides from U16 through U21, and he has already played for the full France side 5 times,  and the 6’2″  Paris-born player can play at either center-back or left back.

PSG have rich backers and they are acting very much like Manchester City, in being willing to bring new players into the club for huge transfer fees, and it seems there may be no future now, for Sakho at his home town club.

The 22-year-old has been very open about wanting to leave PSG if first-team opportunities become limited, and he lost his place in the team late last season, and Arsenal and Liverpool were said to be interested in the player last summer.

Certainly he would fit right in at Newcastle, and he fits the profile of players Mike Ashley wants to bring to Newcastle, and with all the many French players like Yohan Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux and others  already on Tyneside, he would settle in very quickly.

And since Newcastle need another center-back this summer,  it would seem that Newcastle should at least consider this lad, since it seems he is a top young player and has become available for transfer.

Newcastle always want value for money, and although he was valued at around £15M last summer, that figure could be reduced almost by half, and apparently we have already bid £5M for Douglas, FC Twente’s 24 year-old Brazilian center-back.

PSG are not short of money, so it would at least be worth an initial offer,  of say £5M – why not?

Mamadou Sakho made his debut for PSG back in September of 2007, in the club’s 3–0 win over Lorient and he started that game at center-back when he was just 17, and since then he’s played 157 times for the Paris-based club with five goals.

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121 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #1

    paper talk .. nothing more

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  • JARRAMAG

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Sorry ed but this is a top top player and would command a fee at least £10 mill and there would be a queue a mile long for him.Far too expensive for us.

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  • Zero

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Valued at 15million…. put a bid in of 5million …erm yeah im sure PSG would love that.

    I wonder how many more defenders we will be linked with.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #4

    i would love to have him here as he is a class CB also young and versatile but definitely his price would have to be significantly lower than the quoted £15M they wanted last summer but a player of his quality and the potential he possesses i’d be willing to pay up to £6-7M for him.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #5

    But yeah very unlikely we’d get him as he’s expensive and probably would want to join a side where he’ll get Champions League this season but as Ed says it’d be worth it just to enquire about him as come on let’s be honest we got Ben Arfa for significant amount less than he is actually worth and if PSG want rid and Sakho wants to go then we could get him cheaper than expected.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #6

    If Twente values Douglas at £ 5 mil and PSG are looking to offload Sakho, then I would go for Sakho.

    Normal it affects a players value that the club is looking to sell. Much more potential here and more sell on value.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #7

    he valued at 15M EUROS, but could go for as cheap as 7.5M euros, that is 6.02 M pounds! so i would love to know that we are in pole for him as he wants to leave. double bid for him and gameiro would be nice 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #8

    * normal = normally

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #9
  • Zero

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #10

    Its not just the transfer fee, which would most likely be in the 8-10mill range i can imagine he’d want huge wages aswell, and like STK said he will probs move to a side playing in the CL.

    Shame though would love to see him at SJP, and he’d be a hell of a buy at 8mill.

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  • Nick 69

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #11

    he will cost nowhere near the 15million they wanted last year, what with them looking at other cb’s and him wanting to leave. Also he is quoted as saying he’ll do anything to leave if another defender is bought, and wants to go to a club who’ll give him plenty playing time to continue his progress. Sounds a perfect fit for us, as there will be bigger clubs in for him but he’ll not be guaranteed the playing time he wants

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  • Toonfan_Ew Ew

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Yes please. A physically present, quality player and at only 22. He could boss our df if we get him…

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 4, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #13

    lol. Sakho. We can keep dreaming.

    please give me a concrete news which is realistic. bored of luuk and douglas stories. rest of the stories are just rubbish. another boring week ahead. hope we have a successful summer./

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  • nufc in europe

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #14

    After doing some research on this lad, I think he would be a good buy for newcastle. It seems he doesn’t want to leave for money, he just wants more football and that is the type of player that I like. If we matched the bid of another team and he had the choice between two he may also be swayed by the number of french players in our squad, he’s bound to know Ben arfa and Cabaye from the national team

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  • HullMag6

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Ok del try psg with a 12m bid for sakho and gamerio , worth a punt i’d say

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  • Kebabacus

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Rodallega on a free: worth a punt?

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  • spitfire_

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah… we can’t agree fees for Douglas and De Jong but Sakho “could become a newcastle target”…

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  • nufc in europe

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Not sure if i’d take Rodallega, fair enough he’s free but would he really get a game with the level that we are now at? he’s not a bad player i just think he’s more suited to a mid to lower table club

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  • graham cwarr

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #19

    “some research”= youtubed

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  • Kebabacus

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #20

    True, but he’d be a good replacement for Lovelyhands.

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  • nufc in europe

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #21

    graham cwarr- no, by research i didnt mean how he was as a player. i’ll admit i didnt know much about him but i knew he was a talented player. by research i meant his current situation at PSG, price, reasons for wanting to leave etc

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  • nufc in europe

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Kebabacus- yeah he’d be a good replacement for loverman or best, but im not sure he’d be happy being a sub. If he is then i’d definatley take him on a free

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  • DannyA

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #23

    non starter in my opinion Sakho wud demand pure silly wages not a chance wiv our current regime however not every 1 is drivin by money if he wants first team footie then shudnt be askin daft wages but wats the chances ov him askin 4 15k a week 🙂

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  • DannyA

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #24

    sum deluded mackem just put on facebook that Debuchy is due into wearside 4 a medical haha it really is silly season aint it stupid twat!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #25

    @ilovetoon8788

    Why not it’s a perfect fit.
    Dreaming is what the transfer-window is about.

    HWTL

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  • Shane

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #26

    I love how people think talks have broke down for De Jong and or other players on Holland based on the fact we have heard nothing… I forgot we released a statement or that Pardew said in an interview we were heading out there for specific players… Oh wait, it never happened. Seriously, for all we know Derek and Ashley went out there for a few joints and to sample some local lady’s. Guys you know how we do business… Very quietly. Shhh. It’s fun to speculate but let’s not get to carried away… Business will be done and Ashley will put his hand in his pocket for the right players.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #27

    @DannyA

    They’ll pay for his flight and he’ll get his medical with us.

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  • Nick 69

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #28

    why does everyone assume he’ll demand huge wages? He clearly wants to move for footballing reasons not money, and he will not be on big wages at PSG since they had no money until a year ago. He signed his contract a couple years back so doubt they would have given a 20 year old huge wages when they didnt have much money back then

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  • PIBID (the poster formerly known as hattambenarfa)

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Can anyone think of a good french cm in our price range?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #30

    DannyA

    maybe not 15k 🙂 but maybe 50k.

    I would think Douglas and all his representatives are asking that anyway 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #31

    PIBID

    Corgnet

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #32

    PIPID

    Frimpong from Arsenal…but is he French?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Damnit…I killed the blog 🙁

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Was it the Corgnet or Frimpong suggestion?

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  • martoon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #35

    I’ve said this before but I’d be surprised if we did not get a least one player from Holland as it is quite unsual for DL & LC to both go personally (assuming it is true). It’s hard to imagine these two ‘big hitters’ out there for a few days without a fruitful result unless it was just a ‘jolly’ to Amsterdam!

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  • Shola Hater

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Sakho LOL^ n

    more chance of getting hummels subotic or howedes

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Gameiro and sakho would be great!!!

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  • Boys in Black and White

    Jul 4, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #40

    sign him up looks pretty good. maybe a bid of £7m would tempt psg to leave him go. and if we do get him maybe if douglas dosent sign till august we would have enough money to get debuchy and a striker.

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