French International Left Back – Looking For English Club


We had mentioned a week ago that French left-back Aly Cissokho was very keen to leave his club Lyon, and he even hired a lawyer firm, to help him get to another club this summer.

Aly Cissokho’s agent looking for a club in England for his client

And it appears that Cissokho’s agent Pierre Mathey has now been dispatched to England to look for a Premier League club, who would be willing to take the 24 year old, who has been capped once by France.

This news is in TMV and Lyon Chairman Jean-Michel Aulas is anxious to rid the club of those players who want away, and we suppose he’s been following Newcastle’s example over the last couple of years,  in only having players at the club who want to be there.

This is what Aulas said specifically about Cissokho to TMV:

“It seems Cissokho’s agent has changed his mind and that he will go”, hence that is why his agent is in England this week.”

Newcastle’s top target is Lille right back Mathieu Debuchy, and we have to think that Newcastle are working hard right now to bring the 9 times capped French International to Tyneside – as soon as possible.

And even if Newcastle cannot get Debuchy, it’s not clear that Cissokho is too high on the priority list with players like Erik Pieters of PSV Eindhoven and Vurnon Anita of Ajax, probably next in line.

The stumbling block for Cissokho in his getting a move is that his club want around £8M for him, and that was the sticking point last summer when Newcastle were rumored to be after the French-born defender, who is of Senegalese descent.

His lawyers met with Lyon officials last week, and their first priority was to try to get the fee reduced, so if they’ve got it down to say £3M, he may be worth it to Newcastle.

Otherwise there are probably players of better value already on Newcastle’s list beneath the name of  of a certain Mathieu Debuchy – who looks an excellent player.

Cissokho has 131 appearances for Lyon and two goals since joining them in 2009 from Porto.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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109 comments so far

  • geordie157

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m still not convinced he’d be a good signing!

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  • blogkiller

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #2

    so i was right but who to have debuchy or cissokho

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Guys I have a theory.

    I locked myself in a darkened room with nothing but Mozart playing gently in the background (piano concerto in d minor), and as I sipped my cognac I pondered the multitude of possible reasons why we have not signed any players and I have found the holy grail, the chalice of the divines the key to the chamber of reason.

    Behold my conclusion.

    Merchandise.

    We as toon fans sell more replica shirts per capita than any other football club. Last season we revealed our shirts in May. The advertising featured a certain Kevin Nolan, our captain, and in truth that campaign wasted a fortune as toon fans waited to see who we signed and then bought shirts without players names and eventually forgot that that home shirt was the new one for the 2011-2012 season.

    Learning from that we are not revealing it until August. This means that we will announce our signings just before the shirts goes on sale. Imagine, Debuchy signs, the shirt goes on sale, we all flock to the store, buy the shirt with a name and nufc make a fortune.

    It’s only logical. We should’ve announced the new look shirt ages ago but yet it is as of yet non existent! Why is that? Revenue for when we sign our big named players.

    I shall now return to my bleak study as you digest this magical notion.

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  • geordie157

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #4

    The lack of transfers has meant looking at the Chronicle and Tribalfootball for some football gossip.

    Birmingham bid for Harps apparently turned down, can’t see that being true, they’ve just signed another keeper.

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  • blogkiller

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #5

    beattie tht is pure logic u sherlock holmes u………..

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  • geordie157

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Debuchy all the way!!!!!!!!!!

    I haven’t brought a shirt since i made the mistake of getting Carroll on the back

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #7

    So an agent is travelling around clubs trying to flog his client?!

    What’s new?

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  • blogkiller

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #8

    so 1st of august hopefully will be some signings……

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  • graham cwarr

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Ketsbaia is gonna jizz when he sees this. Don’t worry kets i think this guy would be a good signing too

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  • BigB75

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #10

    How about Twaio ( i think that ‘s how you spell it) from AC Milan?? i think he played for QPR last year!

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #11

    I think they’re already signed but we are holding off on announcing them to build up expectation and excitement.

    All eyes will be on nufc, all newspapers/websites will go into meltdown with nufc news, all other fans will get jealous and sports direct will be plastered all over it all.

    Elementary.

    It’s a marketing ploy, a successful business model, it’s mainly used in media.

    For example nobody knows what’s happening with the new batman film. Critics aren’t allowed to see it or review it, actors and staff are not allowed to discuss it, suspense builds up, everyone talks about it and then bam it comes out and the whole place goes mad!

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  • HullMag6

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d thought that too mystic beattie.

    I pictured 4 signings two in new home kit and the other two in the away and 3rd kit. Take your pick chaps – who’s coming in.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #13

    On that note…

    I cannot wait for the new Batman movie!

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #14

    Does anyone know of any other clients that this guy represents??

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Will batman die??

    That’s the big question y’all.

    Sod a new CB.

    Does anybody else wish Bruce Wayne would buy out mike Ashley!

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #16

    BigB75

    It’s Taye Taiwo and he’d be a pretty good signing but still Debuchy has got to be no. 1 target for new FB.

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  • mattnufc

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Anyone wondering about the lack of transfers, John Carver the other day on the radio said lots of players are on their hollys after Euro’s and it’s been difficult to contact them!

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  • HullMag6

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Or 6 newbies,2 in each kit. I suppose a shot with gael and roman would make 6.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Thought tiawo had a signed a 2 year contract after his initial loan provided qpr stayed up?

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  • GeordieRooster

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Its all about john guidetti, id take cissoko but there asking daft money , id pay 5 for him , debuchys better and can play in more positions , then again ive only seen debs against england , anyway guidetti!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Bruce wayne tried to intimadate ashley buy wearing his batman suit, he ran for his life when ashley walked out in his tiote suit

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  • geordielad123

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Would rather have santon than cissokho playing in the first team like !

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #23

    TADS

    nah i don’t think he has signed but they have signed that Diakite on a permanent after his loan expired

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Could you imagine if we got Sakho and Cissokho.

    That’s a fm 2013 managers dream.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Two days to go before the Pre-Season tour kicks off on Friday so surely we should see atleast 1 new 1st teamer in before then.

    Hopefully we just announce 4-5 new signings on Thursday or Friday. I’d love that!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Would love us to sign Sakho.. I don’t know who to choose out of Cissokho and Debuchy though :\ Cissokho is younger and a natural left back which we need more than a RB but Debuchy seems to really actually wants to play for us wereas Cissokho will play for anyone

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Supa

    Thats a bloody good point.

    However I think it’s going to be a nufc 11 and not the first team. Has it Ben been confirmed yet??

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Jul 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Batman looks amazing 🙂 Went to see Spiderman 2day, t’was great 😛

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  • BigB75

    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #29

    STK – thanks, i was way off!!! for sure Debuc

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  • BigB75

    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #30

    * Debuchy

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  • alip123

    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Hi guys, I’m a regular reader of the blog, occasionally comment every now and then. Just a thought, slightly off topic but regarding the non-announcement of our pre-season fixtures. Do you think it is something to do with what happened in Darlington last year? That they don’t want the same trouble as last time, so perhaps they aren’t selling tickets for the friendly matches outside the country (The Algarve tournament, it being a tournament, is an exception). So maybe they’re not announcing it until as late as possible?

    With Cissokho, 3m would be a bargain. Would like to get Moussa Sissokho like, he’s a beast

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #33

    According to transfermarkt Cissokho have same agent company as Mulumbu and he came back late from vacation.

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  • geordielad880

    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #34

    i think debuchy will sign by the end of the week, and i think we will bring in another centre back, and a young striker, but time will tell, also apparently vuckic might be going on loan to birmingham

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Cissokho,sahko,debuchy,Anita, shut up shop!!!how much u think????

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #36

    @Darren

    Best part of 30 million, cant see it happening like

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #37

    Looks like he hangs out with Maradona. Aguero might be transfer target if this guy takes over.
    http://twitter.com/ajalkazemi

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  • hainesy

    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m sorry but has everyone seen that link? About us being bought by Kuwaiti’s? Who would want that?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #39

    KUWAIT: Sources at Kuwait’s Arabi Club yesterday said that its Chairman Jamal Al-Kazemi is “seriously thinking of buying the British Newcastle United football club”. They explained that “he has finalized all conditions that enable him to acquire the club by next week”.

    Nehh feck off with the rubbish

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  • scotty17321

    Jul 10, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #40

    No way ashley would sell for 80million, I think that’s what I gathered from the article.

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