Looks Like Newcastle Have Beaten QPR To Moussa Sissoko


There’s some (more) pending good news for Newcastle fans today, as it looks like Newcastle have beaten out QPR to French International midfielder Moussa Sissoko, with the player expected at Newcastle tomorrow.

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Moussa Sissoko – Newcastle favored to sign him

There are reports that Newcastle are in advanced negotiations for the 22 year-old French International, who has expressed his wish to join the large contingent of French players at Newcastle United.

Newcastle were hoping to get the player as a free agent in the summer, but Toulouse offered him up for sale this month, and after QPR seemingly have missed out on Yann M’Vila, who now looks likely to sign for Russian Premier League club Rubin Kazan, the London club went after the Toulouse defensive midfielder.

French clubs Monaco and Marseilles were also interested in signing the lad, but there was news last night that Marseilles thought they had missed out on the 5 times capped French International, who can also play as an attacking box to box central midfielder and stands 6’2″ tall.

Toulouse is the only club that Moussa has ever played for – and he’s played over 200 times with over 23 goals for the club, and he is good friends with a certain Yohan Cabaye – and there are rumors that Yohan gave him a glowing report on Newcastle United – and what it’s like to play in font of 52,000 mad screaming Geordies. 😀

With Yohan’s fantastic display for the club on Saturday, and Newcastle having troubles with Fab Coloccini, which may be sorted out today, this lad would make a great future captain for Newcastle, and that would help to keep him on Tyneside over the summer too.

It would be fantastic news if Newcastle can tie up Sissoko – and then we could see Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa of Montpelier, Nancy’s Massadio Haidara, and Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran also join Newcastle this week – in addition to Moussa.

Then we’d definitely have to have our second strip as French Blue – with all the French players on Tyneside – and a possible French captain too in Yohan Cabaye.

Here’s hoping this all happens.

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112 comments so far

  • SuperShearer

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Re-post: If Colo goes surely the only logical captain is Cabaye? He is constantly selling the club to other players, first Debuchy and now rumours are Sissoko, and his defence of Pardew after the reading game was the sign of a model professional. He’s also one of a small handful of guaranteed starters.

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  • gaz 44

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #2

    This could be the week we stay clear of relegation and give ourselves real chance of champions league for next year.. All depends if we can (as pardew would say) get them over the line… Then stuff villa by 6

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Guess the game of Fifa didn’t end well with Fernandes.

    Happy that we might be getting SIssoko and Haidara, but does that mean Tiote and Santon’s days are numbered?

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  • Moe-NUFC

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #4

    CABAYE DESERVES A RAISE!!!

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  • colwell

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #5

    If we had these players at the start of the season we’d be around 4th again, Pards well Carr is playing Le fantasy football.

    Aubemayang next?

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  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #6

    I’m getting excited now (no doubt will fall flat on my face soon enough).

    Now if only we had a manager who knew how to utilise all this quality thats coming in 😉

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    IMO Yo should be wearing the captain’s armband. He has helped us get Debuchy in and is a great ambassador for the Toon. He and Mapou (if we get him) are the kind of on pitch leaders we need.

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  • rainrix

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #8

    Shearer… Yup cabs would be my choice but i could see pards giving it to jonas on the basis that he’s been here longer than others most of the rest of our 1st team.

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  • Moe-NUFC

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Surprised none mentioned Michu yet!?
    Swansea got him for 2M offered them 8-10M and we surely might have a chance. He’s not too fast but one of the best second strikers in the EPL no doubt!

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #10

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Krul~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~Debuchy~~~~~~Mbiwa~~~~~Colo~~~~~~~Santon~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~Anita~~~~Cabaye~~~Sissoko~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~Arfa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Cisse~~~~~~~~~~Marveux~~~

    Needless to say, with a proper manager and a line up like this…. that’s a scary team. Especially with everyone on form

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  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #11

    Moe-NUFC

    I have a very close mate who works for Swansea and they’d want close to 20 million for Michu.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #12

    cabaye is an absolute BEAST!!

    What a Legend!!!

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  • colwell

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #13

    Moe-NUFC

    Michu isn’t French or doesn’t speak French so Carr won’t look at him.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #14

    @Moe-NUFC Swansea have come out and said they won’t let him go for less than £30 Million, that’s an exaggeration but no way they’d let him go for less than £15 therefore outside out price range.

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  • rainrix

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #15

    Michu? No chance, swansea put a 20mil price tag on him, its similar to what we did when tiote had a blinding 1st season. Cant see him wanting to leave either tbh.

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #16

    JB

    Why would AP agree to sign all these ball playing technical players if he wanted a 1990s style 4-4-2 side ? We’re in transition.
    This season is our rebuilding season – we ought to be 4th with the starting 11 coming in now but we did it back to front last season a lot of people thought we would be where we are now.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #17

    cabaye looks on tv like he should be our captain (not sure behind the scenes) but surely he’s worth a punt for a few games to see what he does with the armband.

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #18

    rainrix

    Aye cos Jonas has a good work rate. But can he motivte the others ?

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  • @lukehodge_

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #19

    these 4 signings would be class.. would be very happy

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  • colwell

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #20

    To get the caliber of players (sissoko/Mbiwa/Debuchy) to come too us when we are in a shite position Cabaye must be offering to sleep with them as part of the deal.

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  • Shane

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #21

    Does our scouting network live in France… Have we never thought about other European countries; Spain, Italy, Germany and perhaps to a lesser extent The Vatican City?

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #22

    AF2258 PARIS CDG 1045 LANDING AT 1044 . Do you think the players will be on a chartered flight? Anyone at the airport?

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  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #23

    @jack butler 6. m8 that’s exactly my feelings, had a little giggle at the comment in brackets… im that excited I cant stop hitting F5 on my keyboard, the worst thing of all I cant even stay in the bathroom with my 2 year old daughter bein in the bath, oh well im sure she’ll shout if she needs owt.

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  • @lukehodge_

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #24

    haha to who whoever is saying michu for 8m.. like swansea would settle for that hahaha, and like he would even want to come here when swansea are above us and playing fast attractive football each week.. deluded

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  • rainrix

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #25

    yo-yo… Well i have seen noticed he shouts at other players a lot 🙂 . But no i don’t think he’d make a good captain, it would just be a sign of pards playing the “safe” option

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  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #26

    yo-yo

    It was a sarcky comment in all honesty, but if we get these guys in he’ll be under serious pressure to get the best out of them or he’ll pay the ultimate price

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #27

    Shane. What about Belgium too? They seem to have a rich seam of talent at the moment. Not too far for our French talent spotters to go either.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #28

    Fingers crossed. Would be an excellent addition, and give us real strength in depth in the centre of midfield. Cabaye, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko. With Bigi coming through and Perch on Standby. 4 internationals, 1 with huge potential, and a solid if unspectacular back up.

    Now, just to add the same standards to every other position.

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  • shearermania

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #29

    all right boys i must admit the player (anita) has improved but im still not convinced. when the going gets tough he goes into hiding and is nowhere to be seen…..hes obvious got some qualities but maybe pards dosnt know how to utilize them but to say the least over all im very unimpressed by Anita…apart from a couple of decent touches hes no better than perch in my opinion……way overrated

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  • pawl250

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #30

    RECENT REPORTS SHOW MBIWA FAILED TO SHOW FOR MEDICAL!!! FFS!

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #31

    By signing this lad as well as Mbiwa and Haidara the amount of options we’d have would be amazing! Our bench would be far more experienced!

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #33

    Anita – No mate. Neither santon nor Tiote will be going.

    I can see Sissoko as a potential replacement and indeed upgrade for Tiote, but not right now. And sant’s will just be moved further forward into a ‘bale-esq’ position in my opinion.

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #34

    VIVA LE TOON!! 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #35

    Dutch Football @football_oranje53s
    Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel being linked to Newcastle united today with Sporting Lisbon in financial trouble.
    View details · truth?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #36

    Novo – Lots of reports over the weekend said a chartered flight. Probably brought on by last weeks debacle

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #37

    Pawl – dont buy into it.

    He was NEVER arriving yesterday, his wife confirmed last night he is flying in today.

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  • gunnarnufc

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #38

    Pleaase stop jinx-ing every single deal Ed! It’s not done until it’s done.. we are just torturing ourselves by getting overly excited by every single tabloid story. If it would not be for the obnoxious reporting on every single little step of a deal, most of which is pure guess work, the transfer business at clubs like Newcastle would be way more simple. We are not beating any club at any transfer deal until the guy is pictured holding the shirt in front of the Benton training ground.

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  • shearermania

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #39

    one player who really caught my eye was this cb okore or something we have been linked with….that boy is a beast, very young but boy he can play…would be very impressed if we could get him over the line but doubt if we are even looking at him

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  • nick_9

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #40

    @Sammy_Ameobi: So it seems bad company does corrupt good character.

    @NilePowerRanger: HAHAHAHAHAHA

    Love to be a fly on that wall. 3 defenders signed this window? What’s going on? Has llambias been taken for an eye test and realised purple was in fact light blue

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