French International On Newcastle’s Summer Shopping List


Mamadou Sakho is a 22 year old defender who already has 11 caps for the full French side, and he is currently at PSG, but his time at the Paris club may not last too long, with Newcastle United being linked with a possible move for the youngster in the summer.

Mamadou Sakho

Mamadou Sakho – capped 11 times at the full French level

We’ve been linked with this player previously, and the 6’2″ defender is not getting enough playing time at PSG, and he’s gotten itchy feet recently, and with Fabricio Coloccini wanting to move in the summer back to Argentina, Newcastle could bring in this youngster as a replacement for the Newcastle captain.

Sources in France are reporting that Newcastle scouts have been at PSG games, and maybe Chief Scout Graham Carr has picked this youngster out as the replacement for Coloccini – if a club from Argentina can come in and pay his £7M transfer fee in the summer – which is  by no means certain.

Sakho’s contract still has eighteen months to run, but Newcastle may be able to strike a good deal with PSG to take the lad in the summer for a small fee, rather than lose him for nothing in the summer of next year, and we have to think that French players would only be too happy to join the French revolution at Newcastle, where he can settle into the squad very quickly.

This lad would be a very good signing for Newcastle,  and he has played for all the French youth sides, including 17 times for the French U21 side.

His record at PSG is very like Moussa Sissoko’s record at Toulouse – and Mamadou made his debut for the Paris club when he was just 17 year old, in the club’s 3–0 win over Lorient in the Coupe de la Ligue in September of 2007, and they are the only club he’s ever played for,  and the youngster has already racked up 180 appearances for the Paris side with 5 goals.

What do you think?

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304 comments so far

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Anyone interested in listening to joe Kinnear being interviewed on talksport. He’s on now.

    His first quote was that he believes he sorted a lot of problems out and believes he would still be there now if he hasn’t become Ill. 😀

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #2

    troy

    He was a truly dire manager.

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  • JAMSHA

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #3

    GET HIM

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Troy,
    As unpopular as he was I don’t think we would have been relegated under him,whether he would still be here is an entirely different story as Ashley seems to have had a major ststegy plan since our relegation and quick rise back.

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  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #5

    @T Sage

    I agree but he gushes over the club and fans. Quite interesting.

    He seems a decent bloke tbh

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Has he called anyone a cnut yet.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #7

    troy

    I never had nothing against him. I just think he was too limited and old fashioned, set in his ways and not the man to advance us.

    I think Pardew, whilst not a great manager, has the potential and willingness to learn and improve. I just don’t think he had all the resources he needed until now. He needs continental styled coach to work alongside him and help oversee all levels of football played at the club.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    JFK was like a dose of the clap at the club, part our our history best forgotten 🙁

    Sakho would be be perfect replacement for Colo, who no doubt will be off some the summer

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #9

    Change if strategy.

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  • shear-class

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Sakho is Class regardless wether Collo leaves or not Sign him up

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #11

    i still have my hopes set on collo staying tbh so dont even wanna think about another cb coming in just yet untill nearer the end of the season.

    and from last post i too called guti quite a lot and it was right what was said as no one questioned his work rate or defensive play but he contributed nothing to offence.

    the goal and the decent cross he put in against chelsea may have given him the belief that he can contribute to the attack hopefully though so fingers crossed i hope he does but one good offensive game vs many poor i think is unfair and i’ll be cheering him on to try keep up that work.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #12

    I’d rather have alderweireld or rami than sakho.

    But wouldn’t complain with either of the 3

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #13

    So lads given that colo is prob off in the summer who would be the number one target to replace him … ? Sakho Alderwield Douglas Orke or another ?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #14

    Hello all,

    How’s tricks?

    Great news about the swap deal with Benny for Carroll….cos that would be great business 😉

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Oh and the Argy lad Prezzela ?

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  • donkeypunch

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #16

    Sakho is Class but i think we will go for douglas on a free with they way we do are tranfers now and look for the value

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #17

    blaydon

    Alderwerield for me every time.

    Then replace willo with mirin as a youngster who is up and coming, gives us 4 good CBs which we need as saylor will no doubt end up crocked.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #18

    After what we did in January anything is possible come the summer, we could continue the spending spree and bring in more class signings or Ashley could recoup everything and sell them all 😉

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  • hotdog

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #19

    I see Willo is edging towards the end of the banner. When does he fall off?? 😉

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  • donkeypunch

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #20

    i would never swap HBA for carrol in a million years. but as nufc fans would you lot swap cisse for carrol i would.. Just wondering what everyone else thinks

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #21

    Well we agree on that today transfer …. Alderwield for me too !

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #22

    donkey

    not a chance with cisse and carroll for me. Cisse suits the style of our midfield and defence better than carroll does, he hasn’t got the quality to link up play like cisse plus he spends over 50% of his time on the treatment table

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #23

    donkeypunch

    Carroll is not the type of player we need with the squad we are assembling he has his time and wanted the move away,
    and besides we have a far better player already in Cisse, the guy will come good again we just need to rebuild is confidence and start playing to his strengths again like we did when he first came to the club

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #24

    blaydon

    I don’t mind too much either way to be honest, as long as colo is replaced with a good player with experience thats enough for me. so any of those would do except douglas.

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #25

    with curtis good apparently coming through it will only take this season and maybe next max before we know if he’s good enough and then he will need games with us and the same with reme streete (maybe a season longer) so i would not want or need a cb untill we know if collo is deffinatly going or not and then just one to replace him (still let willo go).

    only problem i see is striking position as cambell will take time to come through for prem standards (ranger could have made the grade and become a great player if he was not such a @&^%£$ ) so we need young strikers for the dev squad.

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  • hotdog

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #26

    donkeypuch – They are different players but i still think Cisse will come good again.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #27

    jack

    Exactly. Cisse improved his link up play in recent weeks. Also he has got on the end of some great through balls and is getting in the right place. His finishing will come back, he has been consistent at all levels for the past 6 years.

    Look at how many ‘simple’ chances all strikers miss and cisse isn’t out of the ordinary.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #28

    Alderwield would be a far more attractive option for us as come the summer he’ll only have a year left on his contract whereas Sakho would cost far more, but we do love the French 😀

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #29

    croftus

    I think campbell would do ok now, has the same qualities owen had at that age, just not quite as good. More than capable of doing a job ahead of ranger thats for damn sure.

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  • TorqToon

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #30

    Alderwield and Mirin in the summer.

    Ald to replace colo
    Mirin to replace and upgrade Willo

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #31

    best bet for the summer buy is gomis.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #32

    Transfer Sage

    Agreed mate, he’s scored 20 goals in 43 games, not bad for someone who’s been playing for a side that so far this season have been very, very poor with little to no creativity, plus he’s spent a few games out wide on the right.
    He’s a player that need quick ball played to his feet or into space, look at the amount of time that he’s been caught offside as he’s always anticipating the quick pass that doesn’t come.
    With a fit and healthy Cabaye, HBA, Sissohko and Gouffran feeding him the goals will come soon enough

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 6, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #33

    @29 ts

    yep i agree i love the lad he’s def better than shola just want him to have more games and hopefully some loan time in the spl where he will score for fun and build that confidence strikers need in themselves.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #34

    croftus5678

    Gomis will be 28 come the start of next season, can’t see Pardew winning another battle to get a more mature player in as getting Debuchy was hard enough

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 6, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #35

    @34

    but rumour has it he’s free ^^ still money to be made from a top class striker for no money 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #36

    being free means higher wages, signing on fee’s and greedy agents which makes Mr Ashley nervous and look elsewhere

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  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    Feb 6, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Debuchy~~~~Sakho~~~~~~Mbiwa~~~~Haidara
    Marveux~~~~~~Sissoko~~Cabaye~~~~Obertan
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Arfa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Gouffran~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    So… which keeper are we after?

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #38

    yep just checked 5yr contract signed 2008-09 season

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #39

    ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    Rumour has it we are looking at Nicolas Sarkozy 😀

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Feb 6, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #40

    Afternoon lads,

    I’d take this lad, no bother. Just give me the full french squad!

    Previous article in regards to Jonas. Confidence and morale lads, confidence and morale. Expect Tiotes performances to go through the roof when he gets back into the 1st team aswell.

    We were a top 6 club with the quality we had in our first 11 last year, Just lucky with injuries. A squad that was decimated through injury and what was low in morale and confidence with the gamble last summer is what has resulted in finding ourselves where we our in the league this season. Nothing else.

    Its not just the good players that have been brought in why we’re on the up. Our 1st teams confidence and morale have lifted because they all knew we couldn’t cope this season without adding the quality in depth.

    We will jump up the table no doubts and also carry on charging for the top 4 next season. Back to business.

    Onwards and upwards.

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