Newcastle Bid For French U21 Defender – Video


News is coming through that Newcastle have put in a firm bid for 20 year-old Nancy left-back Massadio Haidara, who has been capped twice at the France U21 level.

Massadio Haidara

Massadio Haidera – Newcastle talking terms with 20 year-old

And it seems the bid of around £2.5M may have been accepted by Nancy, because Newcastle are now said to be in discussions with the 5’10” tall player, and his agent.

It seems that if personal terms can be agreed with player, he could be joining the club this week, but it’s thought he would be under-study to Davide Santon initially, although Newcastle will hope this lad improves quickly once he arrives at the club.

The player has played 33 times for Nancy and the Trappes born youngster has been capped at the French U19, U20 and U21 levels, and it seems we were first linked with Massadio about a week ago.

If we have any French readers who have watched this layer – let us know what he’s like.

Spurs, Aston Villa and Fiorentina are also being linked with the 20 year-old.

Here’s some footage of the player – compliments of reader 89Norcal

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225 comments so far

  • RonVanDam

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #1

    heard he prefers Roma over us. Dont know if this transfer rumour has legs

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  • Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #2

    1st to yawn!

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #3

    I suppose it’s nice as a cover to Santon and to keep him on his toes competitively.

    God knows how long Raylor can continue on if he keeps wrecking himself.

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  • Thump

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Left = centre?

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #5

    This is very confusing because imo we are more in need of a striker and a centre back or two. Really hope the club come up with the goods.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Bad times if Colo cancels his contract tommorrow as rumoured unless we sign two top quality cbs relegation looms

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #7

    @norcal raylor should definitely check himself…..

    i know. that was very poor

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  • Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #8

    So santon on his way then 1in1 out can’t watch shit go on our club is in shit street fcuk this crap !

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Footage of Haidara
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wk46z28gTE

    Looks a work in progress, but definitely higher effort on defense than Santon.

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  • blew

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Seeing as we cant develop players, why buy him.
    Unless new and reputable coaches are on the way.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Well done Ed, didnt expect yet another, the advertisers must be on your back to knock these articles out eh ha ha?

    Repost –

    Oh great alf is hanging round like a red and white striped stench smelling of disaster. Hows the patter tonight, bob? You stirring it with your little stick again you bad boy ha ha.

    So, let me recap – Remy is training with QPR tomorrow and looking forward to playing against us and sending us down to the championship, Beattie is the latest ITK wonder, Proud is flat sharing with Lucky Lucan, Tim Krul having a medical in Italy tomorrow morning, we are buying Mr Bunn the bakers son as our No 1 for two bob and a blood orange, and there’s a 3-way scrap arranged in the car park next to the Strawb saturday noon.

    There or thereabouts? missed any details?

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #12

    can only hope this is either backup or wanton is being pushed forward

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Nufc-83

    I dont think even Ashley is stupid enough to let Collo go and refuse to bring in a replacement or two. I have seen a lot of rumors on here today, names like Rami and the lad Mbiwi. We’ll see 😉

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #14

    we are in need of players better than what we have.to loose more begins to tip the balance towards the R word . ashley must realize if he looses more quality the slipup is inevetable
    sad to say that but its true and we all know it

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Santon is going nowhere, the french kid is some competition for the LB position

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  • popscott

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Get Sordell signed uP! Ha ha!

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #17

    lmao Tsunki

    Let’s keep the hyperbole to a minimum, you know people here scare easily

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #18

    Thank you Ed the last thread had been corrupted 🙂

    …I can see you are back Squidward!

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  • toonLYF

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #19

    so Sunderland are getting beat, at home, with almost their first 11 out, against a halfy-half Bolton side.

    that great saying “it could be worse” comes to mind.

    Hahahaha.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #20

    im off see u saturday

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  • ?Miguel?

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Thump
    Good call

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  • sticklebricks

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Looks like he is a bit of a beast:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wk46z28gTE

    We could probably do with some LB cover so I’m not going to grumble..

    Just a couple of CBs needed now… Striker would be nice but I’m not really expecting one..

    If Colo is going back, it would seem logical to me for him and Lorenzo to be paying a small amount as compensation to MA. Even then it is a rather nice gesture from Ashley to cancel his contract if this does happen.

    (For those of you slating Ashley saying he is doing it for the wage savings) – Dont be stupid, Colo could be sold to a PL club for £5M, I am sure he would rather do that given the option! Let alone the money needed to bring in another CB….

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #23

    @mermaidman southward is obertan!
    im plankton.

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #24

    hallelujah John Tudor John Tudor, missing you already

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  • toonLYF

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #25

    in fact, scrap that, this is Bolton reserves basically.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #26

    I guess bob sorry sorry alf is preoccupied now – off to beat his sister but not in a nice way this time.

    Whatever our petty differences and spats borne out of frustration, always remember those unfortunate mackems. Let us now bow our heads together and laugh at them,

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  • G

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Off subject, and it’s probs already been mentioned earlier, but did anybody else see the picture of Michael Johnson (The one Citeh recently released) on the news? I thought he was a bloody good player, but now he’s just obese. Looks like he’s been taking eating lessons off Sam Alardyce.

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #28

    not southward squidward.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #29

    we should sign that Inman guy up who scored for Crewe tonight

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  • RonVanDam

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #30

    I wouldnt mind Siem De Jong as a 2nd striker. For CB i would like to see Yanga Mbiwa and German Pezella come through and Sissako in MF.

    I dont have any hopes on Douglas signing for us

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #31

    I’ve seen the picture G

    Just enjoying his money, looks like.

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  • Nick 69

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #32

    why do people automatically start shouting Santons away because we bid for another left back. Have none of you took notice of our team this season and what the managers has been saying? We don’t have a big enough SQUAD. We need cover, and competition for places. Santon is the only left back we have, so we NEED another. And have you ever thought that maybe, Pardew is also considering playing Santon further forward in some games, as we are also short on wingers. FFS before whinging about someone leaving, who by the way has said himself he isnt. Wait and see if something actually does happen.

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  • RonVanDam

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #33

    I wouldnt mind Siem De Jong as a 2nd striker. For CB i would like to see Yanga Mbiwa and German Pezella come through and Sissako in MF.

    I dont have any hopes on Douglas signing for us.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Sorry for my negativity earlier have had my dinner and feel more optimistic!!!

    Right lets get this guy signed up before Roma actually make a move

    Say what you like but we do need a left sided defender could also push Santon as the left sided forward in a 433?

    Then get Rami , De Jong , Mbiwa and Sissoko and just be so solid at the back that teams dont even try to attack us and we win every game 1 nil!!!

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Wonder if Sol would be interested in a half season.

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  • d4ve19

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #36

    I have noticed everybody keeps saying we dont need an LB we just need a CB and a striker.

    Im not gonna argue we need those positions but we have even less depth at left back IMO!! If santon gets injured our left back is one of… R.Taylor, Perch, Ferguson or Dummett! Santon has played every game this season and has looked exhausted recently in my opinion, not to mention his history of knee injuries.

    He has also been wooed by Italian clubs for the last year inc. ROma and Milan this week. If he decided to go back to Italy in the summer we dont have anyone.

    I think the board realise the glaring weakness (one of many admittedly) in the squad and are attempting to rectify it before one of the above happens and we all tear them to shreds in a months time for not having the forsight to buy a left back!

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  • G

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #37

    @ post 30, to be fair if I had spent the last couple of years being paid Citeh money, but being unable to train due to injuries, then I probs would have sat around drinking, smoking and living off takeaway. I dread to think what sort of shape I would be in (Spherical is a fair guess?). I was just amazed at the decline.

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  • ?Miguel?

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #38

    G
    Could you show pic please havent seen it.

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  • G

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #39

    5 mins ?Miguel?, sure I seen it on f365 somewhere.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Anyone else’s mobile version gone mad again??

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