Newcastle Interested In £20M Algerian Forward?

Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague is reporting that Newcastle are interested in Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli, who was born in France of Algerian descent, and played for the French U18 and U21 sides before deciding to play at International level for Algeria, and he has 7 full caps.

Sofiane Feghouli – Newcastle interested?

This is what Balague told the Sun:

“His buy-out clause is £20M but Valencia are the kind of club that are selling everybody at the moment, so he could go for much less. He has the quality to play for Arsenal or Man Utd and I reckon you can get him for £12M.”

“For that value, if anybody wants a winger, he’s a good bet. He says he wants to stay but his contract is up in 2014 and he earns less than £1M a year, which anybody in England can pay. I believe Newcastle are after him.”

“He’s a good bet for anyone who wants a winger. Valencia will sell and Newcastle could move for him.” “Feghouli is very versatile as he is a right-back who can also play right wing and he’s developing into a forward. He’s coming to the fore and looking quite good.”

Feghouli joined Valencia from Grenoble in 2010, but that £20M buy out clause will put Newcastle off – but how much could he go for – if it’s £12M like Balague suggests, it’s still far too much for Newcastle to pay for this 22 year-old.

He’s played 13 times for the Spanish club this season with 6 goals, and since joining them in 2010 from Grenoble he has appeared 61 times with 13 goals, and was on loan at Almeria for one season where he appeared 10 times with a couple of goals.

The fact that he can also play full back and seems versatile enough would be attractive to Newcastle because we need a lot more cover for the first team than we have at the moment, with the squad having nine injured players and the Magpies now struggling in the Premier League.

But we think he’s too expensive for Newcastle – what do you think about this player?

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15 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Sack Llambias

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #2

    eating papaya seeds instead of black pepper is too good for ashley

  • spitfire_

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #3

    We don’t need another winger… we have a Jonas and Obertan… oh $hit… buy buy buy… 12 mill… don’t buy.

  • nufc debo

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #4

    For a defender would Dawson not be a bad shout? AVB don’t seem to want him plus he’s got that vital prem experience so no need for settling in time

  • stuart no9

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #5

    good morning – is pards sacked yet?????

  • Graeme

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Can anyone seriously see paying out 12 million being sanctioned by our illustrious owner?? He and lambs arse would expect 2, 3 or even 4 players for that sort of money.

    Never mind the quality, feel the width – we shop at lidle these days, Tesco to0 expensive!!

  • jeff

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #7




  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #8

    graeme all i can see is buying tom ince may be at 3 million

  • Graeme

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #9

    Indian, we need 2 CB’s before anything else is even contemplated. One in January is critical at the moment and getting one who will be able to slot straight into the first team wont come cheap!!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #10

    Fingers crossed cos this lad is class!

    Be well happy if we got ince he’s a cracking little player!
    But cb’s first they must be top priority

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #11


    i agree, but my comment was only in regards to wingers.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #12

    We paid 8 mil for cisse who had a proven record over many yeas. Think 12 might be more than we would pay but if we could get him cheaper the club may move. Also he is young so if he improves could be worth more in 3/4 years which might interest Ashley.

    I think a CB and RB are our priorities though. But wouldn’t complain to a good player in any position.

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 30, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle Interested In £20M Algerian Forward?

    Oh, behave!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 30, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Don’t know anything about him but sounds very promising and exactly like what we need. If Carr say go for it then I say go for it!

    We could be killing two birds with one stone with his versatility.

  • swemag

    Dec 1, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Youtubing this guy. Well, he seems class, but then we could sell Obertan for 15 mill on youtube…either way, if the price is right, I hope we do the deal.


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