Magpie Target – Newcastle An Exciting Team In Very Big League

We reported on 24th June, that Newcastle were interested in 23 year-old Abdel Barrada, who plays for Getafe in the Spanish first division, as a central midfielder and can also play out on the left wing.

Abdel Barrada

The thing that put us of those reports for the youngster was that his fee was pegged at £9M by The Sun, and there’s no way Newcastle would pay that much for a 3 times capped Moroccan International, who only became a first team regular at Getafe last season.

There was more news on the Newcastle link yesterday when the lad had this to say to the media in Morocco:

“It is at the stage of rumours at the moment, I heard of interest from Newcastle a long time ago, the Everton one has been in the papers.” “I am a Getafe player and happy to be here, if I am wanted by a club, they know what they have to do.”

“Newcastle is an exciting team in a very big league, so is Everton, so to join one of them will be great.” “They have great tradition and are appealing to any player who wants to test himself against the best players.”

Tottenham, Everton, Real Madrid and PSG are also said to be interested in the player, and if PSG are really interested we can kiss goodbye a decent deal for then player, who Newcastle would be hoping to move to Tyneside for £3M, and not the reported £9M.

We are just waiting for Man City and PSG to go after the same player,  and see what ridiculous amounts of money those two clubs would bid for the same target.

But it’s always good when a player gives Newcastle some good publicity in the papers, even if we are not after him. 😀

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69 comments so far

  • gonz

    Jul 26, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #1

    1ST! haha that should piss a few off

  • gonz

    Jul 26, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    Comment #2

    this is a no story. I do however, have a feeling tomorrow will be our lucky day and will finally sign Debuchy. Can’t wait!

  • RonVanDam

    Jul 26, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #3

    He would be a good signing but not for 9m. 5m would be a shou;d be enough. We need someone to challenge Guti and Mauvauex on the wing and add more depth to our midfield

  • q8igeordie

    Jul 26, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    Comment #4

    A defender would be nice

  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Jul 26, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Where the hell is my Debuchy? Mummy, Daddy, you promised me a Debuchy!

  • voodoo85

    Jul 26, 2012 at 2:57 AM

    Comment #6

    @4 – agreed !!

    can see us getting debuchy soon though, i reckon by early next week as lille now have a replacement in etc and it will be just 2 weeks to the spurs game next weekend (4th)

  • Zebras4Life

    Jul 26, 2012 at 3:08 AM

    Comment #7

    I want a Debuchy too

  • t00ntime

    Jul 26, 2012 at 3:27 AM

    Comment #8

    @voodoo on the 4th of august nufc are playing ado den haag mate 😉

  • Zebras4Life

    Jul 26, 2012 at 4:16 AM

    Comment #9

    I would love 1st team news in the morning that confirms a 1st team signing.

  • RonVanDam

    Jul 26, 2012 at 4:29 AM

    Comment #10

    I think we need 8 quality players in total to challenge for CL

    1 keeper
    3 defenders. RB and CB and LB (Santon is the only LB – wouldnt count on Raylor)
    1 Defensive Midfielder
    1 left Wing
    2 Strikers (1 First team, another on verge of callup)

    We should also have 2 teams. Ba as the main striker for Europa, Cisse for PL games, mix and match upcoming players for Fa cup and EC)

  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 26, 2012 at 5:43 AM

    Comment #11

    RVD, I have the answer for you:

    1 keeper – Jak Alnwick
    3 defenders – Remie Streete (CB), Paul Dummett (LB), Curtis Good (CB), James Tavernier (RB)
    1 defensive midfielder – Gaël Bigirimana, Medhi Abeid
    1 left wing – Yven Moyo, Shane Ferguson
    2 strikers – Adam Campbell, Sammi Ameobi

    and then Brad Inman and Michael Richardson are in line of getting a place. How about Gosling? Vuckic?

    I don’t know if we are really financially capable of having two teams like how you suggested. Moreover, don’t you think it’s time to let our youngsters step up a little bit more? We have a lot of youngsters that need chances to show them what they can do.


    Jul 26, 2012 at 5:53 AM

    Comment #12

    We are being linked with soooo many players at the Moment!

    Its difficult to know just exactly whats going on with regards to Transfers!

    @6: Voodoo,
    we play Spurs at home on 18th August, first official fixture of the season, 2012 /2013 !
    4th August is a freindly fixture in Den Haag in Holland !
    Unfortunately i can,t go to the game, as i am still in France on Holiday!

  • redondo77

    Jul 26, 2012 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #15

    btw Milan is offering 6.5m not 65m for Mbiwa. Although we have many french players in the squad who could help bringing Mbiwa, I don’t think we can compete with Milan especially they just received crazy money from PSG for Ibra and Thiago Silva.

  • Toon73

    Jul 26, 2012 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Great !

    Now let’s get it done !

  • OoAhDembaBa

    Jul 26, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #18

    Redondo you’re getting articles from goal and the sun… Says it all

  • Toon73

    Jul 26, 2012 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #19

    For me, getting Debuchy, Anita, and Remy in this windown would be supreme.

    I’d be down with Hoilett as surplus too

  • Toon73

    Jul 26, 2012 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #20

    @18 like any other source has proven more viable?? 😐

  • redondo77

    Jul 26, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #21


    You have more reliable source? Please share.
    I’m just sharing the news with others, so please stop being an arse.

  • OoAhDembaBa

    Jul 26, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #22

    Never stated I had more reliable sources. I’m just sharing the news

  • Toon73

    Jul 26, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #23

    so basically you have nothing new to share?

  • Tsunki

    Jul 26, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #24

    guys – put the keyboards down and step away – nobody needs to get hurt here….


  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 26, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #25

    Morning All, another quiet news day.

    Should be fun seeing the hacks inventing some new stories.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 26, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #26

    Goooooooood morning vietnam.

  • Tsunki

    Jul 26, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #27

    yeah its slow just entertaining one another with a bit of suspicion n ridicule. nothing new. Just sign anyone, scharner would do. off to work now.


  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 26, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #28

    Hatem….Let’s hope they can be a bit creative today at least.

    Tsunki…On a scale of 1-10 (10 being really disappointed), how disappointed would you be to return from work to find an article on here with a picture of Scharner holding up a toon shirt with a smiling Pardew?

    Have a good day 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Jul 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #29

    damn you and damn your call to realism ibiza. the answer is 9. Dont know if thats very bad or very good though…..

    Have a good day.

  • pardews plan B

    Jul 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #30

    We need a signing to stave off the impatient and angry on here.
    Debuchy soon since Lille have apparently signed a fb?

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #31

    9 – Scharners number? Keep out of trouble.

    PPB….It will be short lived, Debuchy in would equate to about an hour of happiness on here, then it’d start again.

  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 26, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #32

    Morning lads. Just seen scharner being dropped off by SJP. He jumped out of a car with the number plate K3TS 9. Anyone know anything about this? 😉

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 26, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #33

    Toonboy…Honestly, just relieved to hear he’s been spotted. He’s been locked away for some time now 🙂

  • redondo77

    Jul 26, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #34

    Barnetta is already out from hotel room, he played for Schalke vs Milan

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 26, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #35

    redondo….Are you completely sure? Maybe it was a look-a-like? I was confident he was finally “getting over the line” this summer 😉

  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 26, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #36

    @ ibiza

    Honestly mate? Would I lie about such a thing? I even got the reg of the car.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 26, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #37

    Sorry Toonboy…If you can let me know the colour of the car then i’ll believe you. I mean, you couldn’t just make up the colour, so then it must be true.

  • pizzicatochan

    Jul 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #38

    If Scharner score for us, let’s get on the pitch.

    Wait, what did I say?

  • Toon73

    Jul 26, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #39

    @32 so he has escaped from Kets9 basement??

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #40

    Toon73…He must be signing to have been let out. Here comes our marque signing guys….F5 keys at the ready for the first glimpse of our new main man…..i’m getting giddy with excitement!


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