Newcastle Linked With Senegal International Defender


Newcastle United were first linked with Anderlecht center-back Cheikhou Kouyate last summer, and we were also reported to be interested in the player last November.

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Cheikhou Kouyate – versatile player

The 23-year-old 6’4″ Senegal International has been linked before with Arsenal, but the most recent report is that both Newcastle and Southampton are interested in the defender.

talkSPORT is reporting he’s a target of Newcastle, and it seems that either Fabricio Coloccini or Mike Williamson will be leaving Newcastle in the summer, and even both could be moving on – so we will be linked with a number of center-backs this summer.

The Dakar, Senegal born player moved to Brussels back in 2007, and then joined Anderlecht the following year, and has played around 200 times for the Belgium club.

Cheikhou has played 5 times for the full Senegal National side, and also for the Senegal U20 and U2 sides, and he can play at center-back and also in defensive midfield – so his versatility would be a plus for Newcastle.

The right footed player  is rated at around £7M by his club, which should be within Newcastle’s budget, and it will be interesting to see if we can get this player through the door this summer.

What do you think?

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49 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    May 16, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Should have signed this lad in January, such a powerhouse

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 16, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #2

    Did I miss the announcement that we’ve changed “over the line” to “through the door”?

    Don’t tell me we’ve also changed the “purple” theory too?

    I can’t handle this much change.

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  • woodsee

    May 16, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Cant we buy anyone with less than 8 vowels in there name,very difficult to make up a chant

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  • NUFCarter

    May 16, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    If anyone thinks our away kit is bad take a look at liverpools away kit…….

    http://www.anfield-online.co.uk/lfc-news/2013/liverpool-fc-kits-for-2013-14-revealed-online/

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  • archaeomag

    May 16, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Toon linked with . . .
    Toon player linked with . . .

    I declare open season for buckets of poo thrown at the News Wall – till some of it sticks. . . .

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  • Rainrix

    May 16, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #6

    Bizarre i didn’t know the BNP had a big presence in belgium, good on them for branching out! 🙂

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 16, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #7

    we have an African forward a mid fielder now if we sign him we will also have a defender so if we have ACON then we will loose three players there itself forget about injuries and suspension s more reasons for pardew to give to the press

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 16, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #8

    Woodsee, Repost
    Anita received 3 MOM’s in a row, and then was dropped. He is adjusting to a new culture and league, and to do that needs games. By you logic there, last season Routledge was just as good as HBA, as both had only had a few good games for the club. Anita is still a Dutch international, 1 poor season doesn’t alter that, just like Guthries handful of decent appearances don’t change the fact he is an average player.

    As for the selling issue, Man U sold Ronaldo for Cash, (Carroll), Stam as he caused issues with his book (Barton), Van Nistelrroy as he was aging and wanted a long contract (Nolan), Pogba left as he wanted out (Enrique). All of that makes them just as much of a selling club when compared to our notable departures since promotion.

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  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #9

    Rainrix…. I was more concerned with the irony of a black man wearing BNP on his shirt!

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  • Rainrix

    May 16, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Markaccus…. 🙂 they should blow that image up and use it as there official banner, might be good publicity for them.

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  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #11

    It sounds like a sneeze…. it sounds like a sneee-ee-eeze
    Cheikhou Kouyate,
    it sounds like a sneeze.

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  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Rainrix.. yeah with the slogan:-

    BNP…..Honest, we’re not really racist!

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  • Spoof

    May 16, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #13

    At 6ft 4″ this lad might score from a corner, providing of course that Cabaye learns how to take one?

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  • Rainrix

    May 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #14

    Markaccus…. In fact we’re offering all non-white people a special welcome package on joining. A crucifix, twine, nails and petrol. Join today! 🙂

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  • stuart no9

    May 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #15

    one has got to ask the question – if every thing is ok in the dressing room , and things are as pardew reckons ‘ ok with players and they are all together , why is it then , that the season hasnt finished yet and cabaye ia already on the plane back to france , or wherever he will end up ? not the actions of a man having a ball – or relishing the thought of another year playing nonsense football under pardew. I Thought players came to england to enhance their international career ? maybe they do ! but this is newcastle we are talking about here.! also – has the 5 year plan officially been scrapped ? or have they started another one ??? 7 years would be a good plan ! that would bring pardew up to retiring age , and make ashley mega bucks for his daughters inheritance.!

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 16, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #16

    I think we need to stop buying African players until the ACON moves to once every 4 years.

    Every two years losing a player in a crucial time of the season for up to 6 weeks doesn’t help at all.

    They may well be excellent players but we already lose 2 boys to the ACON, that’s enough.

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  • tom68

    May 16, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #17

    Morning guys,

    On SSN now they are reporting that Pochettino May be leaving Southampton. He has them playing lovely football

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  • Rainrix

    May 16, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #18

    Sage… Is there a reason they dont move it forward to the summer? If they do it odd years they can easily avoid clashing with the world cup.

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  • Tsunki

    May 16, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #19

    Hang on whats all this about Wayne Rooney?

    Has he really got silly big ears? 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    May 16, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #20

    NUFCarter. Those strips….. Welcome to the 80’s!
    Didi you see one of the comments.. “The home shirt looks like a manc top and the other two look like the screen when a commodore 64 freezes”
    That made me chuckle

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 16, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #21

    rainrix

    I think it is to do with weather/temperature, not 100% sure though.

    Even once every 4 years in a winter is fine, it’s just with it every 2 years.

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  • Tsunki

    May 16, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #22

    Hmm. Southampton not full of stars either.

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  • Spoof

    May 16, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #23

    Rainrix
    They won’t move it to the summer due to the high temperatures in Africa, I’m afraid that we will be stuck with it for the forseeable future

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 16, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #24

    Spoof,
    I think his scoring record is pretty poor, he has 1 in 30 this season I think, and not many in the years prior either….

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  • davis_toons

    May 16, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #25

    Alan got to understand that David William Moyes (born 25 April 1963) is a Scottish.

    Alan can only be classified as one of the best strikers in the world.

    Column writing is just past time to full retirement.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4924977/Alan-Shearer-column-Man-City-lost-FA-Cup-final-during-build-up.html

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  • Rainrix

    May 16, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #26

    Sage… Ah that would make sense i guess, wouldn’t be my idea of fun playing football in african levels of heat. Still it does seem like the CAF is making things more difficult than it needs to be.

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  • Jamiemac

    May 16, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #27

    want this man!!!

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  • Rainrix

    May 16, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #28

    Spoof… Sage beat you to it :). But yeah that does make a lot of sense .

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #29

    rainrix

    The african countries are often quite poor too so having it every 2 years makes them more money so I think that will continue for a long time.

    Only way it will stop is if FIFA says they must do it every 4 years or be banned from international set up…but they wouldn’t do that.

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  • tom68

    May 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #30

    Someone like Pochettino would be a great fit for our technical players. If I close my eyes I can picture it now 🙂

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  • davis_toons

    May 16, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #31

    What we are afraid of Alan Pardew was his reasoning.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 16, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #32

    Sage,

    For half of the continent it is cooler in your summer months than it is in your winter months. Nothing to do with the weather. I’m not entirely sure why it is when it is.

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  • Rainrix

    May 16, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #33

    Sage… Guess we’re stuck with it then 😐

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 16, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #34

    lilongwe

    Well i wasn’t sure how it worked.

    I imagine its the balance, some countries are too hot in the summer months but in winter all will be acceptable, ranging from cooler to hot but still playable.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 16, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #35

    Spoof,

    It is the start of winter in the majority of Sub Saharan Africa now. Granted, it isn’t cold, but it is a lot cooler then when they do play the ACON.

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  • Spoof

    May 16, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #36

    LG
    That’s typical of us, we need a commanding CB who can score a few for us, and at 6ft 4″ you would think that he fits the bill, but them we find out that he gets frightened at the site of the opponents goalkeeper and never scores a goal, as I said, typical, oh well, back to the drawing board, cheers m8, my morning is now flat lol

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  • NUFCarter

    May 16, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #37

    Markaccus
    yeah, liverpool fans hate it haha.

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  • spitfire_

    May 16, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #38

    Pardew canceled his question and answer time on BBC Newcastle on 19th May without any explanation.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 16, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #39

    It will only be the north of Africa that is hotter at this time of year, down here below theequator weare just starting winter. The last 2 ACON’s have been played at the back end of the hot season.

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  • Rainrix

    May 16, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #40

    Well the next afcon is in libya so that would be a definite no go in summer. The world cup in south africa wasnt to bad. Depends on the country i guess.

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