Nancy Confirm Newcastle To Sign Massadio Haidara


This is the first bit of good news today for Newcastle fans, as French club Nancy have confirmed that a deal has been agreed with Newcastle for their 20 year-old star left back Massadio Haidara.

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Massadio Haidara – due to sign today for Newcastle

The 20-year-old France Under-21 international is flying into Newcastle today to have his medical, with terms terms already agreed with the youngster on a five and a half year deal.

Haidara will offer some competition to Davide Santon at left back – and he is essentially one for the future, although the French U21 International will certainly play in the first team for Newcastle before the end of the season.

Nancy revealed the news on their website, with this statement:

“After 46 games and two-and-a-half years in the Nancy shirt, Massadio Haidara is leaving his former club for Newcastle United.” “The two clubs have reached an agreement and will finalize the transfer on Tuesday.”

Newcastle are also waiting for Montpelier defender and captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, to arrive on Tyneside today – and the club will hope to move quickly to get the 23 year-old signed up.

The news coming out of London is that Arsenal are now interested in the player – but as yet it seems that the London club have not made any formal bid for the 3 times capped French International – so they wouldn’t be allowed to speak to the player.

Why is nothing ever easy for Newcastle?

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100 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #1

    ok cool, now where is Yanga-Mbiwa ?

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    rererere

    we must get mbiwa..even if that means colo leaving.. just hope taylor can stay fit till the end of the season..& then we ditch wili for douglas & were good to go.. i just hope we stay up..

    if mbiwa comes for colo..just imagine how young our squad will be=) only shola, jonas & wili are 29+…& non of them are good enough to play in first team.. with the right manager we could really fight for top places in the near future..

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  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    If this lad plays as a left back does that mean we will see Santon moved up into a midfield role with Jonas being benched???

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  • BigKirky

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Using Santon further forward now and then is an option with this lad coming in, which is where Carver said on the radio that Santon will more than likely end up.

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #5

    so anxious for mbwia transfer! he is quality!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #6

    JB…I don’t know the lad, but I get the feeling he will be there as competition for Santon mainly. Does give options though to move Santon up the field if needed.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #7

    I should have said I don’t know much about the lad, obviously I don’t know him…

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Good to see some signings through the door hopefully we’ll get him mbwia sorted improve our bid for goufrann and get sissoko!!
    Cant help but feel this shoud of all been done at the start of the window them we might of got a valuable six points instead of 1 over the last couple of games!

    On colo
    Regarding that statement from colo’s dad
    If theres one thing they have been it certainly isnt elegant in fact they’ve been down right disrepectful
    Am actually starting to lose respect for colo tbh your our club captain ffs the least he could of done is give a statement by now
    Personally i’d strip him of the armband and instead of pandering/bargaining/begging him just tell him straight, im sorry you were caught with your strides down but your under contract, a long one, so lorenzo or you find the £10 mil your easily worth or tell your dad to shut the fcuk up cos your not going anywhere

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  • colwell

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #9

    A left footed LB at last!

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #10

    guys how good does this team look!

    Krul
    Debuchy Saylor Mbwia Hadiera
    Sissoko Anita
    HBA Cabaye Santon/Marv
    Cisse

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #11

    @JB
    It’s not impossible mate. Jonas continues to play below par, but there aren’t many other options waiting in the wings.
    I expect Santon to be played in both roles. That’s only my assumption though.
    AP has said he’s not happy that Santon has played this ammount of games. Bloody ever present, it’s tiring, and especially given current circumstances.
    He was great at the start of the season, but as the teams form and confidence has dropped, so has he.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Just checked the Paris (CDG) departures. The Newcastle flight this morning Air France AF2258 left Paris at 9.55am.
    So that looks good.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #13

    note re previous post -1 hour time difference in France to UK.
    Link to CDG departures:-

    http://www.charlesdegaulleairport.co.uk/flights/departures/

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  • tweaked

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #14

    @aj, i really think thats what pardew wants todo is rather play santon as a LW, just hope he concetrates his on his crossing in training so that he has the accuracy like that of fergie into the box

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  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #15

    Don’t know how reliable this is but I was told that both players were in Newcastle as of last night, medicals to happen early on today???
    And that Sissohko’s agent is meeting with the club either today or tomorrow and that we are his preferred destination

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  • WesJameson

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #16

    How long does it take people to realise that Santon is more in the mold of a Gareth Bale…maybe not quite as good….but if he turns out to be anywhere near as influential as that….some player we will have…

    Please Get the Mbiwa deal DONE NOW FFS!!!

    On another note, how well do Southampton play football, my word, i thought they were amazing last night….that Lambert is some player

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #17

    Tweaked
    At least he won’t have ad to run so far before he has the chance to cross ,he always looks like he has run out of steam coming from fullback
    The on thing for certain he has no future in premier league as a defender ,unless he gets some re high quality coaching.i reckon he has been at fault for at least 6 key goals this season
    Let’s hope turnips plan works

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  • LooneyToon41

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Don’t know much about Haidara to be honest… in GC we trust. Anxious about Mbiwa deal (aren’t we all!), though no real belief from North London that Arsenal are about to hijack the deal. John Cross from the Mirror seemed to start it all… a big Arsenal fan!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #19

    wes

    I was impressed with them. Not really watched them much this year but Lambert has a very good touch, turn, nice bits of skill and a good shot, good in the air too…would be good player, shame he is too old for us to go for.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #20

    Wes

    I hope Pardew was taking notes off Pochettino!! Great to watch.

    It would be amazing if M’Biwa did come to us, given the following:.

    Wenger v Pardew
    CL v Relegation battle
    The beautiful game v hoofball

    Torq

    El sleeve may sound a bit negative but what he says is really impossible to argue against. We have a manager clearly out of his depth on all fronts, but we are all hoping some new players can cover his tactical shortcomings and inadequacies.

    Mind you this team would be awesone, not even Pardew could screw it up

    krul

    Debuchy Colo M’Biwa Santon / Haidara

    Anita Cabaye Tiote

    Benny Cisse Marveaux / Santon

    But as el sleeve says it’s always Jonas before Marv and Ameobi will still get his game.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #21

    Starting to feel a little worried about M’Biwa. We can’t compete with teams like Arsenal!

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

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #22

    If Southampton stay up I think they will do well. I wouldn’t be suprised to see them similar to us las season, if they buy some cheap players in from Europe.

    We have a very young team, and there’s not a lot of confidence right now. All we need is one or two wins to get momentum going and I’m confident we can still salvage a respectable finish.

    Win at villa, beat Southampton, and a point of Chelsea will be tough, but with 7 points, we will be clear of the relegation zone.

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  • SpaceGhost

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #23

    Is this too much too ask? Loan players will definite play at their best to put themselves in shop window for summer moves. Just pay their crazy wages for half a season. We’re still in the running for Europa League!
    Mbiwa
    Haidara
    Sissoko
    Gouffran
    Lescott (loan)
    Bent (loan)
    David Villa(loan)

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

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #24

    If we are optimistic, we could have the following players in in the next week:
    Haïdara, M’Biwa, Gouffran, Sissokho, and already Debuchy.
    On top of that maybe another striker/forward and that Thauvin lad.

    Surely that would be enough to keep us up?!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #25

    Due to the Remy fiasco, several sources said that we had chartered a private flight to bring them over to Newcastle. I think we should all stop worrying, both will arrive when they arrive.

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  • the1willy

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #26

    All this waiting for announcements raelly isn’t very condusive to getting any work done.
    Today though I’m more positive about our situation. A quick look at the league table seems to show that despite our inexplicably terrible run of form, the teams immediately above us haven’t really pulled away.

    If only we can get a few points on the board I think some teams (Norwich for one) will start coming back to us.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #27

    Yeah sure, that’s a good side, but when you suggest that “not even Pardew could screw it up”, you just go, too, too far.

    That’s just wild crazy talk, man!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #28

    does anyone think we will get 2 strikers in?

    we moved for de jong last summer…that was when we had ba, cisse and shola

    now we have lost ba do you think the club will acknowledge we need 2 more in upfront?

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

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #29

    There is absolutely no evidence arsenal are even interested in M’Biwa, it’s all paper talk.

    Relax, he’s on his way.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #30

    TS…I think the ST all depends on who we can get now. I would imagine our main target may not be available now, so the Ba replacement may well wait until the summer. Just a feeling.

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #31

    Even if we had a manager who could take us on a 5-6 match winning run or get us on an unbeaten run of 10 matches or more some on here wouldn’t be happy.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #32

    Rotunda – Pardew taking notes of Pochettino? Why? Southampton have played great passing football for over 2 years now, it has nothing to do with a man who arrived 3 days ago!

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  • LooneyToon41

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #33

    @26the1willy. Well put mate, and exactly how i feel too. I also think that Fulham are beginning to fall…

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #34

    ibiza

    I could live with that.

    I’d take danny graham now, an improvement on best who was moved out in the summer. Providing we can get gourffan too now.

    Then take a player like PEA in the summer.

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

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #35

    Wonder if a 4132 formation would work?

    Debuchy M’Biwa Colo Santon/Haïdara
    Tiote
    Ben Arfa Cabaye Marveaux
    Cisse Gouffran

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  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #36

    Hoofball!! Oh f*** off! Only Willo does it in the whole team. And we are blatantly trying to replace him. And when Cabaye plays he wants the ball constantly, we DO NOT play “hoofball” as people put it.

    Williamson does it because he panics. But soon he will be on the bench. But we have some good players, none more so than Cabaye, and we won’t be playing long ball. Willo is being replaced with a ball carrying, technical CB. So for f***s sakes give Pardew some credit for trying to address our weaknesses.

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  • LooneyToon41

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #37

    @30 Ibiza. I agree with you on the Ba replacement. Plus, who’s really available with the right ability and realistically would join us right now?

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #38

    TS

    I’d be happy with an upgrade on Shola just now as he is no way good enough to deputise as ST no2.
    A third choice striker for £4-5m isn’t unreasonable.
    Mind they say Hooper is valued at £8m – shows how much UK strikers are overvalued Jelavic was only £4.5m similar kind of record in SPL

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

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #39

    We could get Gouffran and Graham for the money we received for Ba, I say go for it.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #40

    TS…That is my thinking. Whilst Ashley is seemingly willing to spend this month, I do have reservations about a marquee signing in case we do that thing that I wont mention at this point.

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