Newcastle Sign Third Frenchman In Three Days


For the third day in a row, Newcastle have announced the signing of a French player – and today it is 20 year-old
France under-21 international left back Massadio Haïdara.

Massadio Haïdara.

Massadio Haïdara – sings for Newcastle will wear number 19

The left-back comes in from Nancy and he is a big powerful player with lots of speed – something that we lack in the back four at the moment.

And with Toulouse announcing on their web-site that Moussa Sissoko has signed today for Newcastle – maybe we’ll announce four signings in four days tomorrow, when the Sissoko signing could be announced.

Now to get Ricky van Wolfswinkel in by Saturday to keep the streak going! 😀

The Trappes-born youngster made more than 50 appearances for Nancy, and he is currently one of France’s top young talents.

This is what Massadio had to say after his signing:

“It was the desire of the club to sign me up which was the most important factor.” “It was nothing to do with the league position.”

“It was really all about the club’s desire and willingness to sign me up. Also, I like the club’s ambition to strengthen the whole team so we can improve our league position. That’s what appealed to me so I didn’t hesitate.”

And Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew had this to say about  his fourth new player this month:

 “Massadio is very highly-thought of in France and he’s somebody who our scouting team have been greatly impressed by.”

“At the age of 20, he will only continue to get better but he’s already played a lot of games in his country’s top division and represented France at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level.”

“He’s strong and quick and we’re looking forward to seeing him develop here.”

Massadio is another excellent signing by Newcastle this month – and our club is not finished yet.

And while the club made a big mistake in not strengthening the squad in the summer – a big mistake – they are now doing their level best to put that mistake right.

Hopefully we’ll still get even more players through the door before next Thursday – here’s hoping.

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538 comments so far

  • SBergenwall

    Jan 24, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Exciting times indeed

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 24, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #2

    premier

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  • Jonny

    Jan 24, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Don’t bother with rvw. Go up and down the English lower leagues and find a cheap hard working striker. Jon Walters type that doesn’t mind sitting on the bench but when called upon, gives it his all and more. That’s good enough for me.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Jan 24, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #4

    You’ve done your best to make it hard for us to get on this article, Ed, there’s no header link! 😛

    Great news though, further strengthens the defence and could we possibly see Santon pushed further upfield? Like a few others I think he could be more effective on the wing, he’d definitely be better than Jonas if you ask me!

    Now for Sissoko and possibly another striker, but it’s already probably been our best transfer window that I can remember. Sissoko especially is an incredible signing, one I never thought I’d see us making! An absolute beast of a player that’ll give us one of the best central midfields in the league.

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #5

    And fourth and fifth is on the way.

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jan 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #6

    PLEASE BUY A WINGER PARDEW!!!! OPERATION STOP RELEGATION WILL BE COMPLETE!!!
    Dries Mertens, Wijnaldum, Lens ………..
    SOMEONE!!!

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  • Dublin_Magpie

    Jan 24, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Happy days, could be four in four tomorrow

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 24, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #8

    NUFC STEVE…Gouffran?

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 24, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #9

    What a wk so far. And its not even finished yet.

    Smiling from ear to ear 🙂

    All the journo critics around the UK & Europe take note

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  • clinath@ed

    Jan 24, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Nufc Steve, who have you got as our right winger?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 24, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #11

    a natural left footer at LB its been a while since thats happened to the toon

    HWTL

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #12

    I agree, all we need is a winger..preferably a French one!

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  • Andrizu

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #13

    We don’t need a winger. We need a 20+ a season striker.

    Wolf winkle looks top drawer

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  • matt11_25

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #14

    ….and tomorrow… Sissoko!!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Andre Ayew would be on my list

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #16

    or vladimar wiess

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  • ben10arfa

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #17

    @NUFC_Stats: Bastia confirm NUFC have made €3m offer for Thauvin plus 15% of future profit & loaned back until end of season (via @davidmcrossan) #nufc

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  • ben10arfa

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Could be 6 in five days

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #19

    I hope Mike Ashley see’s what this does to ordinary folk like us.

    I’m actually quite happy and upbeat for the first time since August.

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  • matt11_25

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Looks like we are really following the arsenal model..
    sissoko=viera
    RVW… will be our bergkamp!

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  • gaz 44

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Gouffran can play the wing

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #22

    spitfire

    You an ITK now ?

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  • woodsee

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Stay up this season is priority,then the skys the limit,at last it seems the best supporters in the world are gettin a team to match our ambitions

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  • ben10arfa

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #24

    CANT EVER REMEMBER BEING THIS EXCITED ABOUT NEWCASTLE IN TRANSFER WINDOW PERIOD!!

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  • MacToon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #25

    SSN seem to have forgotten about Debuchy #amateurs

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  • matt11_25

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #26

    S.taylor = sol..
    eh I tried

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  • israeli_fan

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #27

    I know ketsbaia is a WUM but to be honest I kind of agree with him about man utd, their squad isnt better than ours… sure van persie and rooney are better than cisse, but our goalkeeper, defence, and midfield are better.

    the diffrence is the manager.
    if we get wenger (and we won’t) i really believe we can finish top 3 with this squad

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  • matt11_25

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Mactoon
    ssn was just talking about this week?yeah?

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #29

    Do you think this Haidara will start???

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  • ben10arfa

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Bastia boss confirms arsenal also interested in thauvin but have yet to make firm offer

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Mac…Oh yeah, Debuchy, easily forgettable 🙂

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  • alf

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Wolfswinkel next through the door – 12 million euros.

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  • MacToon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #33

    matt, he said on SSN, that’s 3 in this window!

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  • hatem786

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #34

    next year we will win the BPL:)
    TOON TOON TOON TOON

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #35

    clinthaed
    BENNY.
    Bobby
    Gouffran can play there but doesnt naturally, thats not really good enough. Look at our season so far we can get upfield but final ball is Cat. With benny on one side and someone like Mertens on the left we wud be a top side as we are so sloid in CM. WE have 3 strikers not one left winger.

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  • ben10arfa

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Haidara is a better defender than santon. Too ofton hes caught out at back post, and doesnt stop crosses cumin in

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  • MacToon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #37

    ok maybe the tag should be #yesterdaysnews 😉

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  • gstadt

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #38

    One things for sure, from watching sissoko he’s not a DM, the man’s proper Box-to-box animal lol 🙂

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  • israeli_fan

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #39

    for those who never saw sissoko, he isnt as good as vieira, and probably will never be, but sissoko and cabaye together in the engine room will be a match for any midfield in the world, barcelona included

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  • ThaiMag

    Jan 24, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #40

    1st team
    ———————-Krul
    Debuchy–Mbiwa–Colo–Santon
    ———————-Tiote
    ————-Cabaye–Sissoko
    Ben arfa———————-Marveaux
    ———————-Cisse

    2nd team
    ——————Elliot
    Raylor—Willo—Saylor—Haidara
    ——————Perch
    ———–Anita—–Bigirimana
    Obertan———————–Jonas
    —————-Gouffran

    3rd team
    ———————-Harper
    Tavernier–Streete–Good–Ferguson
    ———————-Abeid
    ————–Gosling–Vuckic
    Amalfitano———————-Sammy
    ———————–Shola

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