Newcastle In For 25 Year-Old French Attacking Midfileder


News today in the Daily Mail that Newcastle are interested in Auxerre’s attacking midfielder Steeven Langil, who usually plays out on the right wing.

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Steeven Langil – free agent is a target of Magpies

The 25 year-old is out of contract this summer and becomes a free agent, and here’s another case of Newcastle picking up a player who essentially costs nothing in transfer fees – not that there’s anything wrong with that.

The right footed midfielder played 36 times last season for French second division club Auxerre and scored three goals, and has been tracked by Chief Scout Graham Carr.

But it’s quite a step up in class for the a player who was born in Fort-de-France in Martinique, but grew up in Morne Rouge.

Steeven joined Auxerre from Nimes in 2007, and was loaned out to Caen (35 appearances 9 goals), Valenciennes (7 appearances – one goal) and Sedan (14 appearances no goals) during his six years at the French club.

He has played about 127 times for Auxerre with 14 goals since he signed on six years ago.

We haven’t seen the lad play so it’s hard to know how good he is, but he would add to the French contingent we already have at the club.

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18 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    May 28, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Oh! boy. let the games begin

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  • cyprus

    May 28, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Lilongwe Geordie,
    It is! Thanks dude, and apologies to Ed…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #3

    Being force fed salty marshmallos until he bursts is too good for Ashley .

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 28, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #4

    1) He’s French.
    2) He’s an attacking midfielder, but is used to being played out of position.
    3) He’s free.

    Might as well consider it as good as done!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #5

    There might be a bit of truth in this one as he’s a free agent.

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  • Slank

    May 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #6

    The last thing we need is another midfielder, someone who is French, someone from a lower league and someone on a ‘free’.

    I can see the sports editor of the Daily Mail telling the junior sports writer, who is kicking his heels with nothing to do, to find any French players, anyone who is free and write a story to say Newcastle United are tracking him. Bingo !

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Pardew OUT! He has to go, he’s shacked up with Cameron Diaz in Monaco.

    He dosn’t care about NUFC. He has to go!

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Haha, I enjoyed that

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  • nightfa11

    May 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #9

    marveaux & anita hardly play…but yeah..lets sign another midfielder..

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  • colwell

    May 28, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Amalfitano all over again, well Langil is older so WTF is the point.

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  • MykToonFan

    May 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #11

    This was reported in L’Equipe first. Usually more reliable than The Mail.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Breaking News: David Moyes wants to Bring Alan pardew as MUFC’s Hoofball coach

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 28, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Lewandowski to Madrid

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  • Spoof

    May 28, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Here’s a list of players coming to the end of their contracts

    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/spieler/vertragsende/basics_gesamt_2013.html

    and we end up going for a player who would only cost about £500k if he was under contract, are we now getting priced out of players due to their agents cut ?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 28, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #15

    By all accounts this lad is a bit pony!
    Haven’t found a positive report on the lad anywhere!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 28, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #16

    He’s sh1te
    He’s free
    He’s never heard of stevie t
    Langil Langil!

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  • papscrunt

    May 28, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Fumaca part 2

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  • banjax

    May 28, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #18

    This player should not be the qualityNewcastle are looking to buy if Ashley is serious about competing for a Top Ten finish. Sorry !

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