PSG Hope To Keep Top Newcastle Target This Summer

Paris Saint-Germain assistant manager Claude Makelele, the former Chelsea defensive midfielder, says it is not possible for potential Newcastle defensive target Mamadou Sakho to leave the French club in the summer.

Mamadou Sakho

Mamadou Sakho – still unhappy at PSG

The 23 year-old French International couldn’t get many games in the first part of the season at PSG, and expressed an interest to move to the English Premier League to get more playing time, so he could enhance his chances of making the French squad for the World Cup in Brazil next year.

Newcastle have been linked with the player, since it’s likely that we’ll have to replace Fabricio Coloccini in the summer, and this lad looks like an excellent defender.

However, Arsenal and Liverpool are also interested in the player, who may still be third choice, and has to fight it out with Thiago Silva and Alex, the former Chelsea defender, for a starting position in central defense.

This is what assistant Manager Makelele said about the 23 year-old:

“Mamadou is the future of the club.” “It is impossible he could leave. Sometimes I also had bad thoughts as a player. He has to reject them.”

“Of course he needs to hear that he is important but sometimes he has to remain quiet. Mamadou has now reached a level where he cannot act as a child and ask for affection. He is a professional.”

“He is in a world where the strongest ones don’t say anything. The more Mamadou shows his power on the pitch, the more it will be impossible to not play him because he is just a great defender.”

With Mamadou it’s a case of playing regularly, so he can keep in the French squad, and with PSG likely to spend a stack of money again in the summer, that’s because they have it available, it’s not clear that things will change much next season for Mamadou.

And the lad may also want to play at a higher standard in the Premier League, in an effort to improve himself as a player – and after all that’s where a lot of the top French players end up, and come to think of it a lot of them end up at Newcastle these days. 😀

We hope Newcastle go after this player in the summer, although he may be a little expensive.

Mamadou has played 13 times for France and 189 times for PSG with seven goals, since making his debut at 17 back in 2007.

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21 comments so far

  • Troy Stavers

    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Interesting read about transfer expenditure in the last 5 seasons. We’ve spent the 9th highest, almost 10th along with Stoke.
    It also shows we’ve made a healthy profit on transfers.
    Some say we have a squad that should have us fighting for a European spot. Its normally the amount you spend corresponds with your league position. Of course there are exceptions but its usually a good indicator.

  • toontillidie

    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #2

    i am not gonna hold my breath this deal aint gonna happen lets face it since when do we get decent players when other clubs are interested in em

  • Shot Bru

    Mar 26, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Stavers… interesting reading, i was looking at that site the other day.

    AVB has got Spurs challenging the top 4 with a negative net spend.

  • obatoyou

    Mar 26, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #4

    Man this England game has been more hyped than any other! Hope it lives up, if they lose, they may be in trouble~
    Sure we’ll win 5 zip buddies
    Love you all.

  • RedMissionBells

    Mar 26, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Dear all,

    I will be overjoyed if we sign Sakho. Assuming Coloccini leaves, we would be left with only two solid centrebcks (M’Biwa & Saylor). Knowing Saylor, he does pick up injuries every now and then. Lets buy Sakho and get more cover at the back. Sakho is also capable of playing at left back if required. The lad is a rock and will help to beef up our defense !

  • LeToonARMY

    Mar 26, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #6

    My team for Saturdays game


  • jayphoto

    Mar 26, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Apparantly we had scouts at brazil – russia! Id take it we were watching A brazil player, the russian lads are all on megabucks and rarely settle when out of russia!

  • Rozzy

    Mar 26, 2013 at 4:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Class player i hope we do go for him. Same type of player as Yanga-Mbiwa and would make a young world class defensive partnership. Think he may end up at a bigger club if he does leave PSG but I thought that about Yanga-Mbiwa and we signed him 🙂 In Carr we trust !

  • one Tony Green

    Mar 26, 2013 at 5:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Liverpool are not bigger than us. If we do get this lad we will be making another great signing

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 26, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Morning lads!

    …Ibiza and spoof…I didn’t see your comments before this morning – I took a look at the generelle topic and tone and decieded to leave!

    …what a bunch of idiots we have as fans! really sad!

    Well back on topic; I didn’t realize Santon had expressed an interesse to leave if Milan came knocking? Any link to that interview (the whole innterview and not short version taken out of context :-)) lol

    Most say it surprises me alot.

  • Troy Stavers

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #11

    @Tony Green

    Liverpool are bigger than us and you need to realise it. They have bucket loads more money than us, they have a far more prestigious history and are a world renowned team with a turnover more than double ours. Explain why you think otherwise?

  • jeff

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #12

    cause he is a clueless pathetic and ignorant fan, just like ruddy marveauxlous and his gang

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #13

    Morning Jesper…You picked a good time to leave.

    Sorry, no idea where the original interview came from, so only have snippets and appreciate it may have been taken out of context. The way I see it is he likes it here, is is no rush to leave, but AC are his childhood team and no doubt he would one day like to play for them. Is that this summer? Who the hell knows.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #14

    Jeff…Was that in response to Troy? What has Ruddy got to do with that?

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #15

    Would definitely prefer Sakho to Douglas, but PSG have no need to sell him if they don’t want to. The more clubs interested, the more likely the price is to rise meaning we would most likely drop out of the race and look elsewhere.

    Douglas hasn’t impressed me on the few occasions I’ve seen him, and opinion seems to be split on him, not sure how much people have seen of him though.

    Lescott is a decent defender, and I would have taken him on loan had Colo left in Jan, but not sure buying him is a good option. Old, slow, expensive in both cost and wages. Plus if Everton want him back I fully expect him to turn up there.

    After that, i’m not sure who else are the options. Are we still interested in Mirin? Has Good improved sufficiently, or Dummett for that matter? Streete, I hope, will go out on loan next year, as hopefully will Mbabu.

  • jeff

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #16

    mbabu and good will easily be ready for first team action next year. we have four cbs (saylor, mbiwa, mbabu and good)

  • Tsunki

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #17

    Morning Troy – was only jangling them about being a stirrer mate, you were right though it was like walking into a chavs party yesterday. One of those moments when all the slack jawed ones come pouring out ha ha 🙂

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 26, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #18

    I’ve seen nothing at all of Mbabu, and the fact he only has 1 first team appearance at his previous club suggests to me he would benefit from a spell on loan, rather than being a back up to M’biwa, Saylor or any other Cb we might sign.

    As for Good, it is a huge step up from playing League 2 to Premiership, Tav had successful loan spells at higher clubs (and lower clubs) but looks nowhere near ready yet. I haven’t seen much of him, heard decent reports, but he has mainly played full back there, not centre back so I doubt he will be ready to come straight in.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 26, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #20

    jesper – original Santon interview in Italian magazine – gist is he is happy here but would move if Milan came calling. Link:-

  • goommy

    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #21

    come to our club ASAP!!


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