Newcastle Linked With Anderlecht Defender

There has been news over the last few days that Newcastle may be interested in Cheikou Kouyate, who plays for Anderlecht in the Belgium League, and he is a 6’4″ center-back born in Senegal.

Cheikou Kouyate – 22 year-old 6’4″ Anderlecht center-back

Cheikou is only 22 years old and he was born in Dakur, Senegal, the same City as Newcastle’s star striker Papiss Cisse,

The youngster has played for the Senegal U21 side, and he started his career in Belgium at FC Brussels in 2007, but moved to Anderlect  the following year, and he has so far played 157 times with 7 goals for Anderlecht.

Newcastle have already watched this lad in action, with Chief Scout Graham Carr again being the one who has spotted the youngster, and it seems that Newcastle will keep an eye on him when he plays in the London Olympics for Senegal.

Newcastle are after 24 year-old Brazilian Douglas from FC Twente, and the news recently is that they have agreed a £5M deal for the center-back with his Dutch club,  and we’re almost sure that 19 year-old Australian Curtis Good will also be coming to Tyneside, and he will cost around £400K.

So if those two signings happen, we cannot see Newcastle bringing in this 22 year-old to Tyneside, but that doesn’t stop them from watching how the lad performs in the Olympics.

Kouyate is left footed, and as well as playing in the back four he can also play in central midfield, and this seems the first time we have been linked with this player.

What do you think?

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10 comments so far

  • ~Debuchery on a Dreamboat~

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Never heard of him.
    Not too keen seeing as how he may have to go to ACON

  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Never heard of him. The more left foots the better though!
    Gives us a few more options. Personally don’t think it”s true unless he’s one for the dev squad.

  • hdavid23

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #3

    any1 know anything about the clubs preseason game against fener that wouldve been played in hungary? has it really been cancelled?

  • Vader

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Never heard of him. If he’s cheap and good why not? Never mind CAN if he’s an addition over the planned acquisitions.

  • geordie157

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #5

    By the end of the Jan transfer window i’d love to see our 4 main centre backs be Douglas, Colo, Saylor and Kjaer.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #6

    @WWYCD this is most the fight

    And this is the last round

    And no ive never heard of Francis Affolter!!

  • geordie157

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #7

    Plus, hope ketsbaia doesn’t see this, he’ll probably say why sign this lad when Scharner can do the same job and isn’t african.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 15, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    There was some rumors circulating that Good was having some work permit problems, hence the lack of moving with the transfer.

    Ed, I think the Douglas rumors are starting to become old news; and news I actually don’t think there any truth in.

    I cannot find anything to substanciated it? only rumors.

  • Sazzer

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #9

    I hope we at least put in a bid for Verratti now that Pescara put a price tag that are in our range.

  • miggy

    Jul 15, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #10

    frank bruno in goal mike tyson in defence buster douglass along side im got more chance o that then been linked w every defender in the football world wen they wear the shirt then ill believe otherwise just nonsense


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