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Newcastle Bid €10.5M For French Striker

12:15 am, Saturday, January 26th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

There are are reports in the French press today  that Newcastle have made a bid to sign St. Etienne striker Patrick-Emierick Aubameyang.

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Patrick-Emieric Aubameyang – Newcastle bid €10.5M

One such report is from Mercato365, who are are reporting that Newcastle have made an offer of €10.5M for the 23 year-old Gabon international.

This is what Mercato365 is reporting - translated from the French:

“Newcastle have put in an offer for striker Etienne Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is also wanted by Manchester City.”  “According to an English source, Newcastle have sent an offer in of €10.5M, plus bonuses for Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.”

“He is also wanted by Manchester City, and despite the arrival of Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran, who has signed a four and a half year contract, the Magpies would also like to sign the  Gabon International, whose contract expires in June 2016. “

“This is after recruiting Mathieu Debuchy (Lille), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier), Massadio Haidara (Nancy), Moussa Sissoko (Toulouse) and Yoan Gouffran, the club managed by Alan Pardew have not abandoned the French League.”

“The Greens are reluctant to respond to the proposal of the current side, who are currently 16th in Premier League and Newcastle seem already set for next summer.”

Since joining St. Etienne from AC Milan in the summer of 2019 Patrick has played 71 times for the French club with 28 goals, including 8 goals in 19 games this season.

But it seems that St. Etienne may not want to sell in January – and the Magpies may fail in their efforts to sign the Gabon International – and Newcastle may wait until the summer.

Or  maybe we’ll soon see a bid made for Sporting Lisbon’s Ricky van Wolfswinkel – if this bid is turned down by St. Etienne?

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31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 true toon // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    first

  • 2 Ben3arfa // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    i dont know if we can land this kid, has already come out and said he wont move anywhere until the summer

  • 3 toon1707 // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    I know nothing at all about him but fellow toon fans have been singing his praises on this blog so that’s good enough for me but for the people who have seen both who is better pea or the Dutch striker

  • 4 keeganjr // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    AND THE BID WAS REJECTED

  • 5 Spuggy // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Can we cap off the window with another striker?

    Our Europa fixtures start again if we progress and will be tougher. Those Thurs Sunday fixtures have not served us well so far.

  • 6 archaeomag // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    mmmm not convinced of their “English Source” & I ‘m getting name fatigue Aubameyang – we are signing anagrams now

  • 7 manxpie // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    looking at the collo letter i can’t believe thats from him and i seriously believe that that club are just milking every bit of publicity they can get!
    and this personal reasons “excuse” that he supposedly mentions in the letter he thanks them for keeping it quiet but they don’t think twice on posting the letter on the internet!!
    this whole thing stinks and i’ve seriously lost a lot of respect for collo
    he needs to release a statement or a “letter” to us the fans that have supported and payed his bloody wages for the last 5 years to maybe tell us what his future holds ?!
    then i’d actually respect him more,doing it this way or through another club on the other side of the world is un-proffessional and a bit cunntish!

  • 8 Jesus1983 // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Can’t see any more additions now. What a window it’s been….incredible!!

    Mike Ashley has really made a statement. The Loic Remy situation must have really hurt his pride!

  • 9 archaeomag // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    . . At 50p a letter he’d increasing the value of squad

  • 10 Tinman // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    For French Striker? Hmmmm

    Anyway, fantastic window so far, absolutely terrific to be honest. I have no doubt Cisse will start scoring again soon, will back him to score v Villa for sure.

    Know nothing of the Pea or Ricky the Wolf. Think either would be a good addition to the squad, they cant be worse than shola… But if neither come we should now be able to wait untill the summer.

    Lastly, I have been calling for Pardew to go for a month or so now, still dont think he has been good enough. But now with these players the squad will be lifted, we will have more cover, more competition for places and our injuries are coming back. No doubt he will be NUFC manager next season now so may aswell get behind him and I encourage others to do the same. Its highly unlikely we will go down now imo

  • 11 Graeme // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Is there any truth in the rumour that our new 1st team shirt now has horizontal stripes, with matching beret and cravat??

  • 12 Benji84 // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    On a serious note are you guys going to get a massive banner on the next home game saying thanks Ashley and then saying the same thing in French underneath next week. I feel that will be very fitting and the press would love it

  • 13 dmac // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    PEA is not french. He plays in france but is from an african country. P.s im drunk sorry if this is explained

  • 14 Kyo // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Ed, no.

    We have given up on Aubameyang this window as he does not want a move yet.

    Please do more research.

  • 15 Eddie // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Like most others on this blog, i am particularly excited by the arrival of mbiwa and sissoko – as well as optimistic about gouffran and haidara.

    getting a first class striker over the line may be tricky but clearly there is some renewed intent at the club this month.

    let’s keep some perspective though: we’ve been intermittently awful/unlucky all season, and while the undoubted addition of real quality will boost us, there is still epic work to be done both in training and on the pitch when it counts. i’ve been a harsh critic of pardew (which is not to say i “hate” him) but whether, as some on this blog think, he is only as good as his players or, as others would insist, his players are resources that he must deploy as best he can, the rest of this season will make clear.

    but, regardless of my doubts over the manager’s abilities, always and uppermost is my love for the team, the city and the community of love known as Newcastle United.
    so, god willing, let’s kick some derriere :)

  • 16 vic2810 // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Hello all, rather drunk 1st time poster, long time reader. I know you all like a song for our new players so thought for Mbiwa we should be singing to the tune of sexy and I know it….

    Mapou yang Mbiwa, Mapou Yanga Mbiwa,
    Tackle tackle tackle tackle tackle, yeah
    Tackle tackle tackle tackle tackle yeah
    Mpou Yanga Mbiwa

    Anyways, always enjoy reading all the comments and think Torq and Sage deserve credit where it’s due. Not as much as Ashley mind, hope he gets a bit applause for this v chelski next week.

  • 17 Tinman // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Eddie, total agreement with regards to Pardew.

    On Haidara, he has been French international at all the youth levels up to 21 so should be decent. Would be very difficult for him to have got a early call up when Cliche and Evra were in the full squad. I am very optomistic with him.
    Gouffran will add pace, despite what he says doubt he will score as much as Ba…

    Sissoko and Mbiwa, havent seen either play much but I have heard rave reviews about them for months from numerous guys on here and they have been on loads of peoples ‘sign these please’ lists.

    Benji, I agree, Ashely should be thanked. He should be shown when he does things right it is greatly appreciated and if he continues to do things right he will eventually become loved by most fans and still make money out of the club.

  • 18 Novocastrian66 // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    I’m living a dream. I started this window feeling depressed, prepared to divorce myself from my life long love affair with Newcastle United.
    Now I feel invigorated, like our relationship had just begun.
    Just goes to show, you should never and I mean never give up on what means the most.
    I’ve learned my lesson.

  • 19 Sav // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Good to hear some honesty about the ‘development squad’. Always seemed a bit perfunctory and treated with some indifference despite a few notable players (Gazza, Waddle, Beardo, Watto etc.) coming through. KK disbanding it seems symptomatic.
    Now, although it is not producing, there seems a determination to grow our own. That is what it is for and the proof is only when they pull on a first team shirt and can keep hold of it.

  • 20 toonincheek // Jan 26, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    So many comments about Mash making up for his “misjudgement” in the summer.
    I don’t buy that.
    The stated priority was to keep all the players who did so well last season and hope some of the younsters started to make their mark.
    The first part happened – Mash made it clear he would only accept an offer he couldn’t refuse.
    The second part didn’t happen.
    Then – all the injuries, disruption, loss of form etc.

    Mash has definitely stated his intention to give us a strong team, aiming/expecting to be at least challenging for a top 4 place.

    Credit wher it’s due – and not only because of this spectacular transfer window.

    Really looking forward to seeing MY-M and Sissoko showing their class and the others providing quality competition.
    Plus – HBA and TK feeling more settled due to the ambition that is being shown by Mash.

  • 21 geordiejamie89 // Jan 26, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    SIGN HIM SIGN HIM SIGN HIM!
    The last few days have been great, but I would go nuts if Newcastle sign him.
    Also Butland would put pressure on Krul, who I think is a great keeper, but he’s not always impressed this season.

  • 22 tweaked // Jan 26, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    Sheesh if we get him that would be a bonus at this stage, can’t wait for tuesday to see our new boys in action :-)

  • 23 cndrbrown // Jan 26, 2013 at 5:42 AM

    we better sign some one tomorrow? Why would we get away from standard procedure? lol.

  • 24 BDin9 // Jan 26, 2013 at 6:18 AM

    Sat 0620.No signings yet today.Come on Ashley, get your finger out :)

  • 25 aidantoon // Jan 26, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    come on Ashley we need more!!!! lol.

  • 26 hadthetshirt // Jan 26, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    We have had a great window and if we buy another striker it will be fantastic.Shows the owner does seem to care.:)

    oh and true toon WOW your first bet you feel so proud.
    what is it with this 1st shite how old are some of you 10 ffs.
    It wouldn’t be so bad if you had anything to add other than “first”

  • 27 cornishman // Jan 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Its been a long, long time since i was as excited as this. As long as the guys bed in quickly ( and i think they will ), and we stay up the future looks very promising. I also hope we have a real go at the Europa cup and please put out a team to win it…….because its there for us to win.

  • 28 Rowan Milsted // Jan 26, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    I really like the look of this guy, great goal scoring record, would make a very good addition to the squad methinks. RVW wouldn’t be half bad either… I normally set myself a rule about speculating on players – I don’t like to do it as so many times it turns out to be fanciful speculation. But this window has been different, such exciting times… anything seems possible! Another striker would be amazing, though I feel we need to sign a winger too.

  • 29 nufc.romania // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    I think with Aubameyang we can have a strong finish like last season and reach the first half of the table. This boy is class. Does anybody agree ?

  • 30 RichieNUFC // Jan 26, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    It seems alot of fans a looking to favour the signing of PEA but coming from a player who stated he would prefer a move to one of the manchester clubs and a statement from the agent of RVW saying he would be interested in a move to newcastle. Would it not make sense to target a player interested in the move just as sissoko decided where he wanted to play. Plus RVW has shown over the season to be a consistent goalscorer upping his scoring record to nealy 1in2 where as PEA has only come to the head for 18 month after a not cutting it with Milan then 3 loan stints to france with a scoring record to nearly 1in4. My comments only to show i’d prefer Ricky van wolfswinkel. Also believe that looking at Robin van persie for consistency against african strikers who can consistently cut it season after season in the epl. Adebayor, p cisse, oba martins, ba’s lean spell from last january. kalou, chamakh. just some examples. Brilliant players but not consistent. Only can really think of drogba for consistency. purely my opinion.

  • 31 JP...from The Rock // Jan 26, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    I would love this guy in our team and he could play as LF/LW for Newcastle with Cisse in the middle and HBA on the right, and Gouffran waiting eagerly on the bench. That would be amazing. Though as mentioned above the player has already said he’s against a move in this window which is a kick in the nut-sack.

    Apparently QPR and Droopy Face have offered a higher bid that has also been rejected. Seems like Dirty ‘Arry is following Carr’s targets.

    I think we should move on to our next target or get a pre-contractual agreement on this player for the summer.

    My choice if we can’t get PEA would be Gameiro or Wilfried Bony.




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