Newcastle Lining Up Gabon Striker For January


There’s news in the Daily Mirror today that Newcastle are busy lining up St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and they will go after him if there are any hitches in the move for Marseilles striker Loic Remy – who seems to be the first choice for the Magpies.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Newcastle ready to go after this forward

French clubs tend to try to get as much out of Newcastle for their player as they can – just look at how Lille kept hiking the price up for Mathieu Debuchy in the summer – so if Marseilles do that then the Tyneside club will attempt to bring in the 23 year-old 26 times capped Gabon International.

A Newcastle source explained to the Mirror:

“When Mike Ashley decides what a player is worth, he never budges. Newcastle have a valuation of Remy and will stick to it. They have a Plan B, if it doesn’t work out.”

The 23 year-old plays as a forward and stands just over 6 ft tall and he started his career at AC Milan back in early 2007, and he was loaned out to Dijon, Lille and Monaco before joining Saint Etienne on loan in early 2011, and he finally signed for them on a permanent basis late last year.

At the French club he has played 74 times and scored 28 goals, so he certainly has a good eye for goal.

Pierre-Emerick was born in Laval, France of Gabon descent, and he has so far played 26 times for Gabon with 8 goals. Pierre is the son of former Gabonese international Pierre Aubameyang and is the younger brother of Catilina and Willy, who have both also played for the Milan youth teams.

But his value is quoted at around £9M, and we cannot see Newcastle paying that much for this lad, who is a bit like Jonas Gutierrez and wears a Spiderman mask sometimes – when he scores.

It’s good that Newcastle have a plan to fall back on if Remy is too expensive, and we hope they have another one if Aubameyang also turns out to be too expensive.

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263 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Being caught on camera dressed in Cheryl Ferguson’s underwear is too good for Ashley.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Where was our plan b in the summer shen debuchy became to expensive, we need to be realistic with our prices or will end up with noone.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Where was our plan b in the summer when debuchy became to expensive, we need to be realistic with our prices or will end up with noone.

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #4

    That is the way for Mirror to cover their backs…partly.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Plan b is usually not signing anybody.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #6

    If Mashley thinks letting Demba Ba go in January and bringing in an unproven French guy for the same price is going to turn our season round then we are in deep trouble, not only are we seriously short in defence but I thing the physiological blow it would deliver to the team morale would be immeasurable.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #7

    I actually watched him against Marseille on Sunday

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  • Kyo

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #8

    No plan b regarding Debuchy because Pardew wants him to join Yohan I’m guessing.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Nothing special from what I saw.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #10

    I think there wasn’t a plan b with Debuchy because Dirk dastardly is so far up his own ar$e that he thought he had caused that much unrest at Lille that theywwould give up and let him go.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #11

    Ibiza

    I inundated the blog for a few days with an interview that Marveaux did with ESPN a few weeks back. Simply assuming he has a bad attitude is baseless. The article said nearly everything to the contrary. Rarely did he bring up his own misfortunes but chose to talk about the team and improving and doing whatever was needed of him for the benefit of the team

    i think the whole work ethic thing that some fans like to harp on is simply down to his uber-calm demeanor….just because he is not as erratic with his emotions as tiote does not mean he does not have a winning mentality or a solid worth ethic

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #12

    ….and i wonder if you saw the match yesterday? I’m not sure you would be saying those things if you saw how hard he worked…..then again (not having a go, but it’s true) it seems you rarely catch the matches as you always inform you couldn’t get around to it, so i’m not sure where you are basing your opinions off of

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #13

    If we have 12M why the hell aren’t we talking about Sakho, M’Biwa, Corchia and / or a left back.

    If we play 1 central striker we are probably covered with Cisse, Ba, Shola and campbell, even Obertan, but defenders are an absolute must.

    I loved our attacking flair yesterday but I don’t know how much this was down to our captain and others collectively putting their foot down.

    Pardew prefers / preferred Jonas over Marveaux, Raylor over Benny, Harewood over Tevez and Mullins over Mascherano.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #14

    291catchy in norway // Dec 27, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Hey guys half way home

    Yes me R heights, I’m very miss quoted , and I think if ppl take the time to read through my posts they will not find me saying I want us relegated
    They will see I said he will get us relegated, they will also see I said Ashley will not let that happen, he would sack Pardew to protect his investment, even if Pardew was on 2 mil a year which I bet he is no where near that , paying him 16 million is a hell of a lot cheaper than losing 60mil a year , I said was was happy to lose matches if it ment he would gone quicker,
    Me suggesting score lines of 5-0 is what I think the score will be, and hey they scored 4

    But jail don’t let the facts get in the way of you telling a good storey about you walking home in the pissing rain ; crying your eyes out, looking up to the stars screaming why why , it’s all catchys fault

    We have 2 extremes here you lot blindly following Pardew , making excuses for his excuses, and some of us that see through the guy,

    I said it earlier, jonas hit the nail on the head yesterday, he said parsnip reminds him of marodona, I nearly pissed myself.
    We all know he isn’t talking about them as footballers, maradono is possibly one of the greatest footballers on the planet, he was talking about managing, and if ever there was a back handed slap a cross the face that was it, did maradono get the job as the national coach because of his managerial skill or who he is? It’s like saying you as good as supermac, good footballer shit manager

    Loving it, jail keep it up , your very entertaining ,

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #15

    rotonda

    i don’t disagree with you bringing up Pards awful judge of a player. santon should be in that list as well. fergie ahead of marvs? sammy ahead of HBA? utter joke, i agree

    BUT

    give credit where it’s due…i’m one of his biggest detractors but he set that team up yesterday to attack and press high. as i’ve mentioned before, this could be a real turning point in our season due largely to a more attacking ethos being instilled in the team

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Hope everyone enjoyed the festive period

    January is not the time to be signing year kinds if players. You need to bring in a proven player to change your season.

    It’s ok if this guys comes in as well as remy but just not instead of.

    Remy is unproven in the premier league but his domestic and international experience sets him up as well as possible for a man first time to our league.

    We need defenders a la a priority though. This was the same last year. As glad as I am we got cisse we desperately needed 2 defenders and got none.

    Not sure why but Simpson looked much better than normal at old Trafford. His final ball still wasn’t great (takes time to improve) but at least he ran beyond the winger a few times to create space and options. Much better to see.

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  • ba humbug

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Just a thought that there may be a buyout clause in Ba’s contract but he needs to know that there is no such thing as a Sanity Clause

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #18

    also, with anita potentially being out, think it’s requisite we do not send out Abeid on loan any longer…might even consider bringing Inman back (who is finally seeming to capitalize on his potential in L1)

    Sammy should never see the pitch in a black and white shirt for a long, long time. He needs to be loaned out to L2, maybe L1. laziest, most aimless player i’ve seen in a long time

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Yes Catchy 5-0 is very similar to an exciting 4-3 in which we were in the lead three times, sorry I doubted you.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #20

    I wonder since MA doesn’t bulk when he has set a valuation on a player and it turns out our targets are too prizy – does Carr and Pardew have a b-side to their drawn-up shortlist, or are we bak to blaming MA for not caughing up the money?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #21

    *bak = back

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #22

    @ Sage

    Not really. Cisse was unproven last year and scored for fun

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Dec 27, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Matty…..You may well we right, it was just a thought, I also thought I had said that. Not sure one article changes much though, Pardew’s given the odd good interview to.

    I’m not questioning his winning mentality at all. I did catch part of the game and have seen Marveaux play well before and am as excited as the next guy that he’s getting more game time and hope it continues. What I was discussing is ideas of why he hasn’t played to date. Do I think Pardew dislikes the guy so much he refused to play him? No. Do I think Pardew thought he was useless and not worthy to play? No. I think he felt he needed time, much like Ban Arfa last season. We can only guess either way.

    Jesper…Good to see you back.

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  • t00ntime

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Catchy the problem with you is you dont seem to accept it when people have another opnion. Like you said in that post “there are 2 people, 1 that make excuses for AP and 1 who see through him”. Just because people dont want AP fired doesnt mean they believe every excuse. Everybody knows manager lie (or miss parts of the story out) during an interview. If they were 100% open, football would be alot driffrent and not in a good way imo.

    I dont want AP fired but i also dont believe everything he says. Why do you want him fired? Because he plays negative? Cause he plays long ball? Because he doesnt have a plan B?

    Lately he hasnt played longball or negative so i hope its neither of those 2. And the plan B isnt down to him atm, the team picks itself atm hopefully after jan that will be sorted.

    So just wondering why dont you like him? Dont come up with a bookload to read cause i cant be arsed to read that much atm lol

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Ibiza

    When stuff is staring you in the face , you come up with an excuse and sit on the fence

    It is sad, you come a cross as an intelligent guy, down to earth,

    You say I am unwilling to see the good in Pardew,

    I will go as far to say as you don’t see any wrong in what he does, to the point you back his strang statements up, with even stranger comments

    Then you have your gang back you up, the loony toons

    Ibiza the blog police and the loony toons

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Ibiza…the next time I am not staying away that long – it seems I am your girlfriend now 😉

    …guess it is because I am the pretty. one lol

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #27

    fed up with the arrogance of MA/DL…..clearly have not learnt anything ….what f’ing planet are these tw@ts on? Good to see they have learnt absolutely nothing……………..expect NUFC to haggle like crazy, to be the masters of negotiating and then not get anyone across the line! Same old, same old……..please MA f’off and sell the club…..PLEASE!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Catchy lad just because someone doesn’t agree with you doesn’t mean there wrong
    I see you have enough time to have digs but not answer the questions you insited upon having answered!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #29

    About this lad where are torq toon and niafron when ya need them!
    Seen him play a couple of times seems to be a good finisher good pace and vision but would possibly take some time to bed in,
    Would be great to see him and remy but won’t happen like!
    Only concern with remy would be his injury record but if ba goes we need a CF but that shouldn’t detract from the desperate need for a couple of cb’s and a fb
    Have no faith in relying on sicknote taylor

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Spreadthetoon,
    Amen brother, unless he changes my mind this window and spends a few quid I couldn’t be more happier for the club if he got an unbelievable offer and sold up to somebody with a bit of ambition, but unfortunately while we remain an advertising outlet for his tacky sports brand and media companies are throwing silly money at the EPL then I’m afraid we’re stuck with him and his made up daily five year plan.

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  • hotdog

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #31

    NO NO NO DEFENDERS AND LITS OF THEM PLEASE!

    Matty – I think most fans can see that marveaux is a quality player but pards see’s him everyday and didn’t think he was ready for the 1st team. His performance against Bordeaux seemed to reflect this but he looked great yesterday and needs to continue like that to hold down his place

    On sammy, seriously the lad is just learning. I seem him for the reserves 3 years ago and he has improved massively give him time

    Oh and Ibiza hope u and your family had a good one mate. I very nearly wasn’t here to see the new year in, nearly threw myself off the Tyne bridge after seeing our defending again 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #32

    JFA
    Not saying you are, but i hope your wrong and on feb the 1st i see that little post pop up:
    Being massaged nude by cheryl cole is too good for ashley!

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Fergie gives a linesman the full hair dryer treatment just before the second half kicks off and in front of a baying crowd and a massive worldwide television viewing audience and the FA does nothing. Does he have the whole English game in his jammy scots pocket.

    Plus, bringing on Sammy at such a critical time in such a critical game, pretty much encapsulates our season so far in a nutshell. Real desperate, bones of your arse stuff.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Jfa
    I hope MA sees the “light” but sadly I don’t think he’d know where to start…..if they keep up their arrogance that their valuations are “correct” and everyone is “wrong” in their valuations then sadly I cannot see a compromise. You need to compromise when in any negotiations….if there’s no middle ground you end up with a transfer window like the one that just passed. Add on top that mistakes were made and that January is notoriously more expensive then it does not bode well. It’s difficult to know……and all the tabloids like to send Toon fans off in different directions so that they can sell their papers. Personally wouldn’t wipe my arse with ’em….hence never buy them…or their stories – they just like to stir! Hopefully not a repeat of last transfer window….if it is I’ll be absolutely fuming!

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  • 89Norcal

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #35

    A fat billionaire devoid of any football knowledge doesn’t budge on his personal valuation of a player….fan-f*****g-tastic.

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  • hotdog

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Spread – they couldn’t possibly leave that defense. It would be the worst business decision ever!

    Jimmy – I posted this yesterday. Don’t agree with his methods but…..
    ” I wouldnt want our manager to carry on like SAF but the fact of the matter is that club is the biggest in the land and they are all winners from top to bottom. We knocked them down three times today and they got back up. They dont settle for second best, unfortunately we do!”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Catchy,
    So you don’t want us relegated I am happy to find out but you continue to wish us to lose, as somebody rightly pointed out earlier we need to win at least seven to guarantee safety , so which are the twelve you’d like to see us lose, as Arsenal and Everton are at the other end of the table I understand you’ll be gunning for them this week, and losing to the mackems would see another nail in Pards coffin so can we assume you’ll be cheering the red and white half of Tyne and wear next year.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #38

    We have to beat Everton in my opinion.

    Then try & win as many home games as possible.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #39

    hotdog
    Don’t be surprised anymore by the antics of the board of NUFC anymore…..we’ve needed a CB and RB for ages….for more than one transfer window…………need another striker/winger irrespective of whether Ba stays or goes…….for a team to be successful there needs to be depth and also competition……………MA/DL know this, and knew that we were in the EL…..and what did they do….sign 1 senior player. Some idiots on here were praising our transfer dealings and peddling the same Sh!te as the press, “well we haven’t lost anyone…look at the bright side”. We’re supposed to be a progressive team that is building…..we must have depth and competition for all positions across the park…..genuine competition….not the likes of Fergie and Sammy who IMO are no where near EPL quality….let alone NUFC!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 27, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #40

    Been north of the border – any word on Anita’s injury.

    I wish some of you would get a grip. defending not the best at the minute but our midfield and attack has started to click and that’ s minus our midfield from last year.

    Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
    — Napoleon Hill

    Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
    — Og Mandino

    Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
    — James Buckham

    Out of adversity comes greatness

    The adversities we are facing at the minute could be the making of Newcastle United

    KEEP THE FAITH

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