Newcastle Linked With Top Young French Defender


Expect Newcastle to be linked with a number of players in the next eight weeks or so before the end of the January transfer window, with definite signs that Newcastle United will enter the market next month.

Massadio Haïdara – top young French defender

And there is news in France that Newcastle are interested in 19 year-old Nancy full-back Massadio Haïdara, who has already played a couple of times for the France U21 side, and plays for Nancy in France’s top league.

Massadio was born in Trappes, France back in 1992, and only turned 19 last Sunday, and he is one of the best young French players, and an exciting player to watch.

He is of Senegal descent, and plays as a left back and made his professional debut on 11th December 2010,  in a league match against Sochaux, having only just turned 17.

Newcastle may need to bring in another full back in January, in case Danny Simpson leaves the club, and it can be a left back or right back, since Davide Santon can play on either side.

This lad would look like an excellent acquisition, and in January of last year he signed his first professional contract and agreed to a three-year deal with Nancy, and we have to assume that Chief Scout Graham Carr has been watching the lad.

Massadio has played 40 times for Nancy with one goal – does anybody know about this player?

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221 comments so far

  • lewytoon

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Haïdara and sissokho and remy plz

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  • Carryingcoals

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Whilst he would be a beneficial to the club long term and is in line with our club policy, for me he’s not the right kind of player we need to be bringing in come January.

    I don’t know if this is even worth commenting on because it could be pure fabrication but if we see a centre back come in during january who is a teenager with ‘a bright future ahead of him’ we want to take a long hard look at ourselves.

    We need players who can come in to the side NOW. Who are 23/24/25 and can play straight away.

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  • ck1978

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Been hearing a lot about this lad over the last few months and hoped we would be linked with him. There are some cracking compilation videos of him on YouTube. Here’s hoping its not just all paper talk! Very promising player.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4

    I will be surprised if we bought any 1 in january, may be a loan or two.

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  • RonVanDam

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Is this Demba Ba with Hair?

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  • check the toastie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Going back to Pardew being disappointed in his youngsters, what about Williamson and Jonas, dickhead, Willo was embarrassing last night, time on the ball – hoof, maybe put foot on ball and pass along the back, no here comes the Hoof.

    Jonas now contributes nothing of note. Personally thought most of the young uns did OK barring Sammy who seems to have completely lost the plot, his brother seems the same, think things arent all rosy in the dressing room personally.

    Pardews gameplan and approach are to blame, nobody else, he is totally devoid of any idea of how to actually play pass and move football. clueless to an absolute extreme.

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Indian do you pay attention to our club? there’s like a 0.1% chance we’d loan in. we’re actually many times more likely to buy.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #8

    PPB
    Okay, there may not be a loan, but i don’t think we will buy.

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Carrying- We’re looking to provide more depth to the squad and particularly defensively. Age is not the issue think of Santon.. So that if we’re hit by injuries and suspensions were not faced with having to throw in players like Ferguson, Tavernier and Sammy who are just not ready.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #10

    I dont think we’ll sign anybody, if we do it will probably be some 18 year old kid not ready for the first team.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    PPB during Jan 2011, we loaned Ireland and were close to loaning Puncheon. i was thinking on those lines

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Indian i think we’ll buy but only realistically think it’ll be 1 first team & 1 youngster at most.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #13

    You usually pay over the odds in January too. Doubt they’d be up for doing that.

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #14

    @Indian i totally understand that but we got burnt with Ireland. ash is unlikely to risk paying out money for no ownership. especially if they get injured like Ireland.

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #15

    @belfast except in the last year of contract where a team is happy to get a fee rather than lose out in the summer

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #16

    We need a centre back, full back, creative central midfield player & a pacey striker nippy striker in my opinion. lol

    I’ll probably be here next December saying the same thing. 🙂

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #17

    Haha demba ba with hair 🙂
    Nice one RVD

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #18

    of all the players we have been linked with if i could get 1 and only it would be;

    (drum roll)

    German Pezzella

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #19

    I like your man Wes Hollahan at Norwich.
    He would be cheap, but he’s 30.
    So that ain’t gonna happen. Lol

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #20

    Belfast

    Not only will you be saying the same thing next December but you will probably have to add to that list haha.

    CB and fullback would keep me happy for jan.

    Anything else is a bonus.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #21

    Belfast Magpie

    How do you manage to put a emoticon in a serious comment.

    None of my business i know. Never the less

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #22

    Because im a cool guy Indian & you know it.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #23

    Has anyone seen that Bradford have been kicked out of the FA Cup for playing Curtis Good?

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #24

    Apparently they didn’t have the proper paperwork from us, seems pretty harsh. They can appeal the decision I think.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #25

    how could i forget? ;mrgreen;

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #26

    Graeme Bailey ?@GraemeBailey
    Sam Allardyce doesn’t confirm or deny Mohamed Diame release clause. It is £3.5m and West Ham are in real danger of losing him in January.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #27

    last night leverkusen won 1-0. goal coming from a 18 year old’s RB cross to a 19 year old LB.

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  • Ginger

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #28

    Was a boring game last night if I’m being honest.

    Was impressed with:
    Abeid
    Bigi
    Tav
    Ranger

    The rest were pretty horrendous.

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  • TheToonKing

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #29

    This guy is a future france international, he’s a beast. Spurs are after him as well.

    Not sure if he’s the right kind of player though in January. might need a year or two before he comes good.

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  • mattnufc

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #30
  • Jamiemac

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #31

    Rotonda

    I saw in a previous thread you would ‘love’ to see jonas lb and no simmo. Have you never seen jonas get absolutely battered at lb in the past?? Simmo BY FAR a better full back

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #32

    Big News, sorta:

    Scott Wilson ?@Scottwilsonecho
    Bradford City have been kicked out of the FA Cup for fielding #NUFC loanee Curtis Good even though he was ineligible for the competition.

    Why is he ineligible?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #33

    This kid is 19!?? Bloody hell he’s built like a tank! lol He looks incredibly strong for his tender age and if he’s quick he fits the bill as we desperately need pace in the team.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #34

    I would rather we wenr in for Lucas Digne.

    …if not because he is the future LB for France then to piss Lille off ;D lol

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #35

    The mobile site is back, but I cant see the pictures ? I only usually come on for the pictures.

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  • rainrix

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #36

    Dannyo… He likely wasn’t registered in time for the match, seeing as he’s on loan from another club in the competition you’d likely have to go through some loopholes. Presumably there was a mistake in admin or communication and so they accidentally fielded him when he wasn’t allowed to play.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #37

    ppl might think this is hatred of pardew, but its not, he ran out of making excuses so he blamed the kids,,
    these same kids that where the shining light a few weeks ago, these kids where playing much better than the first team in the early games in europe,

    i find it very strange that he can have a go a the kids, when in the first team he has many players under performing,
    players like simpson and williamson, to even cisse cabaye, should we send them out on loan to?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #38

    Belfast…I haven’t been able to see the pic on my smartphone or tablet since last summer or so.

    …only on my laptop.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #39

    Parsnip appears to be trying to get the Newcastle train wreck back on track. He is declaring publicly the need to strengthen the squad in January and he is additionally stating that some of the youngsters (who they thought would step up to the first team and fill in for the purples) are simply not up to it -yet -that seemed apparent from last nights displays. Some of the “youngsters” need another season learning their trade, whilst others do not appear to be of the required grade.
    Therefore I am very encouraged that we will have a busy January transfer window – with players who can slot straight into the first team. My only doubts are Dastardly being involved initially in transfer discussions and Parsnip agreeing the purchase further “duffers” like Obertan.
    Other than that I am cautiously optimistic about the second half of the season.

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  • Carryingcoals

    Dec 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #40

    Ian

    Carrying- We’re looking to provide more depth to the squad and particularly defensively. Age is not the issue think of Santon.. So that if we’re hit by injuries and suspensions were not faced with having to throw in players like Ferguson, Tavernier and Sammy who are just not ready.

    I think you miss my point. Santon is almost 22. He’d played a lot for U21’s, for Inter and had big experience.

    I’ acknowledge that we need to provide squad depth but what I’m saying is that signing this kid (19) is exactly the same as throwing in the likes of players you mentioned. I don’t think this guy would be ready and seems one for the future, I’d prefer a ready made player who can come straight in to the team. Not a 27 year old as that wouldnt be inline with club policy but someone who is already fairly established and not a rookie like the players we throw in when our stars are injured.

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