The Very Latest Transfer Developments At Newcastle


There were moves yesterday concerning Newcastle United in the transfer market, and the good news is that Mathieu Debuchy could be announced as Newcastle’s first signing, after a fee of £5M was agreed between his club Lille and Newcastle, and wages have already been agreed with the player himself, so all is left is a medical, and Mathieu could be introduced as a Newcastle player on Tuesday – January 1st, 2013 – that’s tomorrow.

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Demba Ba – seems ready to walk away from Newcastle

But bad news accompanied that potential signing, with Demba Ba and his representatives widely reported to be in negotiations with Chelsea, who will activate his£7M release clause in Ba’s contract, and if wages can be agreed and Demba Ba can pass a medical in London, he will leave Newcastle, and he has probably already played his last game for the club.

And with it looking almost certain that Debuchy will be arriving soon, the door is now open for Danny Simpson to leave, and at least we’ll get around £2M for him, instead of the zilch we would receive in the summer, when his contract runs out on Tyneside.

Danny has always said he wants to stay at Newcastle, but that looks like pure PR – and Newcastle will now move him out.

And it’s almost certain that Newcastle will bring in a new center-back next month to further strengthen our defense, and there are reports surfacing that Newcastle may go after long term target 24 year-old 6’4″ FC Twente center-back Douglas, whose contract ruins out in the summer, and could be brought in for around £3M in January.

And with Ba likely to move out Newcastle will need to bring in another striker, but our feeling is that it will be difficult to persuade Marseilles striker Loic Remy to join the club – but we could be wrong on that – we hope we’re wrong on that.

Quite honestly – we are still astounded that a player like Demba Ba could simply walk away from Newcastle – but that looks likely to happen now.

It will be good news when Debuchy’s signing is announced, but the team will be weakened if Demba Ba leaves the club – but hey – as we found out in the relegation season – we only want players who want to proudly wear the famous black and white stripes of Newcastle.

So if Ba wants to leave for big money elsewhere – so be it.

Debuchy has always wanted to join Newcastle United – in what he has called his dream move – so we have no doubts where his heart will be once he arrives on Tyneside – and we think he’ll get a great welcome from our fans.

But it’s up to our players and any new acquisitions we can get in during January, to fight our way clear of relegation – and we think we can do that – and although we will not qualify for European competition next season – we could come back again big time next season – because our squad should be a lot stronger.

We’re still positive on Newcastle – even though it was really bad news about Demba Ba yesterday.

Howay The Lads!!



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81 comments so far

  • Kyo

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #1

    We need a striker that can terrorise opponents on the wing. I hope Pardiola doesn’t get another #9.

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  • LewSpi v2.0

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #2

    A Raheem Sterling kinda player, for the left hand side.

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  • DeanToon88

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #3

    I will be over the moon when we get Debuchy, he’s a solid right back. on the other hand i’ll be devastated if we lose Ba, he is a quality striker and hes worth double what Chelsea will pay for him, I dread to think how well Chelsea will do with him in the side, we should try and keep him and increase his wages because it’s very unlikley we could get a similar player for 7m he’s worth at least 15m, what will we do without him? Cisse has lost his scoring ability and we have Ameobi who is too old and will be retiring soon. I have a funny feeling that we will only get 2 players in this window because MA is too tight with his money, and it’s going to cost us in the end.

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  • Jay K

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Very true ed only want players who want to be here. I may take a drive up to the training ground this morning see if demba is still here

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  • Kyo

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #5

    You can’t say Cisse has lost his scoring ability when he hasn’t had a run playing centrally. Let’s revisit this topic in a month or two.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Debuchy in the bag now we just need a tank CB aka Douglas & a FW like Doumbia, Remy or Aubayameng who can play out wide as well as CF. Sissoko would be lovely too but he can wait till the summer & maybe Erik Pieters as well for the summer.

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  • Greg B

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #7

    When you say ‘we will not qualify for European competition next season’ are you already writing off winning the Europa League???

    Yeah me too hahhahahah

    Debuchy would be a great signing, Cisse back in the middle will also be a big positive, Cabaye, Taylor, Ben Arfa all coming back from injury will be a massive plus too, its not all doom and gloom.

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  • Graeme

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Ed, Ba is NO different to you or to me!! The loyalty goes into the bank account at the end of the month!!

    We signed him for peanuts in the scheme of things and added clauses to limit his wages, limit his compensation if his knee explodes; he has appearance bonuses – the only player at NUFC who has them to my knowledge.

    He has a clause that allows him to negotiate with any team prepared to offer £7 mill for his services. Once again NUFC try to play hardball and offer him probably half of what he’s worth to take the clause out. Unfortunately for us, Ba knows exactly what he’s worth and wont be Lambsarse bitch cos he knows he is worth a hell of a lot more.

    Bottom line – he walks away from a cheapskate employer, for a hell of a lot more money – and who are we to blame him??

    I wish him well, he deserves better than the slug and his sidekick. But, I wish he stays; he’s a class act.

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  • Toonacious T

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Will we beat Everton with what we will have available?

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  • MacToon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s rarely straight forward at NUFC.
    If Ba does go I hope he’s replaced adequately and this isn’t the reason we’re trying to stop Shola going to the Acon.

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  • Kyo

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #11

    Toonacious T

    I doubt it. Draw at best. Only reason we even got a point at Goodison was because of bad referees and Ba.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #12

    I got here as fast as I can,,,,Where’s the Penguin? !

    IM still splitting my sides with that one …!

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  • Toonacious T

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #13

    KYO- agreed, its really bad when the knight in shining army riding in to save our defence is Mike Williamson.

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  • Toonacious T

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #14

    # armour

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #15

    We live in hope that we’ve got a good replacement or two lined up 🙂

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Love this squad before the window shuts…

    Krul
    Debuchy-douglas-colo-santon
    Ainta-tiote
    Benny-cabaye-remy/marv
    Cisse

    I put a 10er on us to be top 4 this season on 250/1 odds a couple weeks ago knowing we will do business because of our league position making ashley sh*t his pants.

    All i need is the players through the door and a miracle unbeaten run til the end of the season and i clame 2500 quid 🙂

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  • gfp13

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #17

    I’d like hope we can still get remy, play him left, hba right and cisse through the middle. Stick to the 433 or 4321 that worked so well last season. I don’t care about whether ba or cisse are happy that they’ve been put left wing. Ba should have been forced to play there as when he was there and cisse through middle it served the team best and that’s what matters at the end of the day.

    Krul
    Debuchy saylor colo santon
    Anita tiote cabaye
    Hba remy
    Cisse

    That’s a good 11. Add a new cb and a few extra players, like sissoko on a free as already mentioned and we will start to challenge for Europe again next season

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  • Graeme

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #18

    According to Sky – “Sources confirm Chelsea FC are yet to agree a fee With NUFC for the transfer of Demba Ba – that was about 2 minutes ago!!

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  • SupaToonKid

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #19

    Maybe we should chuck Remie Streete in at the deep end vs Everton surely can’t do any worse than Willo + Perch is DM/FB not a CB. Remie looks such a class act at such a young age.

    It’s worked before with Phil Jones when at Blackburn, James Tomkins at West Ham & Ciaran Clark at Villa. They’ve all seemed to done alright & Remie’s even better. Won’t happen but would be amazing if it did & worked out.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #20

    Thought we might win against Everton but not sure with BA leaving

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  • Toonacious T

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #21

    cockneymagpie90 – think the bookie just won another n mate!

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #22

    Arsenal asked the FA prem to call off their game with west ham on boxing day because the tube was on strike ..resulting in Arsenal having 2 weeks rest at Christmas time ! the FA said whey I Arsenal Gan on pet …..you can have the day off resulting in a well rested Arsenal that had a 2 week holiday because of a one day tube strike ..

    Do you think that if by the time we play Su***fU**land and the metro system have a day off they will let us call our game off ? lIke F**k they will..one law for Arse And another for the wee team in the north east ..IS that meant to be Aberdeen btw? ..Fergie has forgot where he comes from. BAs***rd.

    Do you know that Arsenal pay for everything regarding the England youth set up ? and I do mean everything ..Why ? Also David Dein, MR Arsenal, is vice Chairman at the FA ? That’s Vice btw..not as in vice squad though it could be or Should be Looked into by the Vice Squad . There’s Some nice girls a kicking around the offices of the FA prem these days ..wonder where they are coming from. mmmmmmmmm

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  • hadthetshirt

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #23

    Au Revoir Demba thank you for what you did for us.
    apart from filling the gap up front,we need a new back 4 after yesterday.Santon had a mare but still a great player,Collo looks like donkey just now,Krul cant get down especially to left and his kicks are weak(maybe an injury there?) The other 2 just squad players,sorry.8 goals away from home and 0 points say’s it all to me.
    Debuchy will be great signing,how about Peiters,Douglas,Sissoko,and Remy go on mike splash the cash,it is the sale season after all.Maybe if you go to PSG u buy one get one free Gameiro and the young centre back were after.Happy New year every one.Isn’t life fun been a toon fan.Oh Ed belated xmas greetings,but hope 2013 is a health free year(no Illness m8)

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #24

    Why is everyone crying about ba leaving, its going to help the team!

    No more striker on the wing.

    No more ba cisse partnership.

    No more unhappy cisse.

    Two wingers bombing up both wings.

    433 is defo the way forward now and could see us doing well in the new year of the right business is done.

    Never say never.

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  • mattnufc

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #25

    Thanks Demba
    Sorry to see you go.

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  • gndtoon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Comment #26

    i’ll probably get curssed out for making a comment like this but…i wouldn’t be upset to see someone come in a make a 20-25 mill bid for tiote and get

    sissoko, alderweireld, remy, guidetti.

    tiote has had a mediocore session but not his fault really, i think bigi has come along nicely, will continue to grow with sissoko.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Comment #27

    It’s Amazing, Arsenal and West Ham are in the same City..plenty buses and cars. and shank’s pony ..yet they let them have the day off and postponed the game at Arsenal’s request. How Accomodating . I think Newcastle had played 3 games within 7 day’s with that one.. No wonder we fell apart last 5 min’s.. Wenger was Laughing up his sleeve ..There should be an enquiry.

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  • Toonacious T

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Comment #28

    OnlineGuy- Arsenal had 7 day gap not 2 weeks, more time than us after ManU game but thats why you have depth in your squad if you want to compete.

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  • Kyo

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Comment #29

    cockneymagpie90

    I will cry if Pardew gets another CF and Cisse won’t be able to link up with him.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #30

    Toonacious Im tying to make it sound bad ,,Shhhhh

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  • gndtoon

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #31

    ———Krul
    debuch -Alde-colo-santon
    —– sissoko-anita
    —benny-cabaye-remy
    ———- cisse

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #32

    I’m trying to get our American Cousins Knashing their teeth ..Political Agitator here ..Shhh, let me run with it !

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #33

    oK then 1 game in 2 weeks for arse

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #34

    @Toonacious T – i know mate but i feel very strongly about the team i mentioned and if we were to have that i think we could defo fight for 6th spot.

    That squad is well balanced and should beat anyone!

    2 very good attacking stlye FB.

    Douglas for his cammanding ariel threat.

    Colo for his great tackles.

    And with a midfield 3 of tiote who has the strength, anita with all round ability and cabaye with his passing skills. ( all with great stamina)

    And then the best bit… a trio of benny-cisse-remy would rip every team a new arsehole!

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  • Kyo

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #35

    After the summer window I’m expecting to get nobody. Go ahead and surprise me Ashley/Llambias.

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #36

    @Kyo- Ba is not a CF… hes too greedy to be a CF.

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  • NUFC141

    Dec 31, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #37

    im only happy/ relieve only when Debuchy puts on a NUFC shirt. and i do hope Ba stays but if he is gone, prolly its time for Cisse to regain his form. they cant play along side each other. Fact. it will be great if we can ship jonas out too. he seems to hav lose his plot. watever the case, i wish MA will splash the cash, keep the key players, win Europa and stay alive in BPL! dat will be a great start to 2013! Happy holidays everyone!

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #38

    This is why they dont work as a partnership because they are both strikers and playing to strikers in a 442 is ridiculous… wheres the link up? I blame pardew for this knowone else.

    Before the season started i said from the start rotate them but it never happened and look where we are now.

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  • Toonacious T

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #39

    cockneymagpie90 – I luv your optimism mate but I don’t see us getting Remy now lad with our league position and his expense. Hope I’m wrong tho. The season is half way through and momentum and gelling players take time to build.

    Onlineguy- If u wanna politically agitate your American cousins just mention the impending fiscal cliff and tax rises. Although if they support the toon, they have to be permanently agitated atm anyway!

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  • Kyo

    Dec 31, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #40

    Apparently Remy has been poopy for a while now anyway, hence getting benched at Marseille. I wonder who Carr/Pardew are really after right now. If it’s actually Remy then I hope he’ll be good and will actually come here sooner rather than later.

    I realised that once Ba leaves, we’ll only have ONE senior striker. Shola is off to ACON. If he doesn’t go, the Nigerian FA will get FIFA to suspend him.

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