Young Toulouse Striker On Newcastle’s Radar?


We’ve been researching some good young French players who have either interested Newcastle in the past, or could be some new players Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr is watching on the continent.

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Wissam Ben Yedder – on Newcastle’s radar screen?

Newcastle watched Toulouse a lot last season in scouting 23 year-old powerhouse Moussa Sissoko, and we signed the 8 times capped French International for around £2M in January – a fantastic buy for Newcastle.

But maybe another young player who has caught Graham Carr’s attention is 22 year-old 5’7″ striker Wissam Ben Yedder, who scored 15 goals in 40 appearances for Toulouse last season.

Ben Yedder was born in Sarcelles, France, but is of Tunisian descent and the right footed player has made 3 appearances for the French U21 side.

He started his career in 2009 at UJA Alfortville, a French football club based in Alfortville – a suburb of Paris –  and moved to Toulouse the next year.

In total he has played 57 times for Toulouse with 16 goals and 7 assists, but he had an excellent season last season, and is now said to be worth around £3.5M by transfermarket.com – although that may not be too accurate – and seems a bit high.

He’s a young striker who would add some other options for Newcastle up front next season.

Here’s some video of the striker against Lille this year.

What do you think?

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58 comments so far

  • do the hatem shake

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #1

    i bet you pardew is still on holiday while other clubs are working now and are trying to get there targets

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  • Slank

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost:

    More to the ever growing list of departees. There can’t be too many left now who are actually staying.

    Colo
    Santon
    Cabaye
    Tiote (wants to stay)
    Ben Arfa
    Cisse
    Shola
    Sammy
    Perch
    Krul
    Obertan
    Williamson
    Debuchy
    Dummett
    Newton
    Saylor
    Ferguson
    Abeid
    Gosling
    Amalfitano

    Pardew (for Sparky55)

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Slank

    But it’s ok mate, because we’re going to sign 197 new players too!

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  • do the hatem shake

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #4

    get rid of
    jonas
    gosling
    obertan
    amalftano
    tiote
    cisse
    ben arfa
    newton
    dummet
    abied

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Do the hatem shake

    I hope Pardew is on holiday now! I don’t want him to be away when players are back for pre-season next month!

    Pardew doesn’t get directly involved in the negotiation for new players, that will be Llambias and co.

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  • Phatoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #6

    I see we’ve been linked to Sessegnon…

    Poll: – who would want him here?

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #7

    get this lad… better dan shola

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Phatoon

    I’d sign him but I couldn’t see it happening at his age, the price and him being at 5under1and. We need to focus on wingers, a forward and CB before anything else on the transfer front.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Who is this Dan Shola? Should we send him out on loan?

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  • naptoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #10

    anyone know how season ticket sales are going … briefly crossed my mind to buy one but deja vu feeling stopping me.
    without investment i just cant see us improving on last season … yes our new buys will have 6 months gelling time and prem experience but you can bet your bottom dollar the teams around us will invest and improve … you stand still you go backwards in this league hope ash and co have realised this after last summer … the talk of 1 striker and 1 cb …sigh

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  • p

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #11

    he is the younger brother of Shola and Sammy, been at the club years!

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Ben Yedder looks like a young Michael Owen to me. Sign him up quickly!

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  • p

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #13

    seriously naptoon, if it’s about signings you should go support Chelsea or Man City

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  • naptoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #14

    @12
    sits on the bench and constantly injured is he

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  • naptoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #15

    p
    no not about signings about strengthening our piss poor squad

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Toondarnsarf, great Boogie post, love it mate. Am getting concerned here. Selling Perch isnt a smart move, and sad to see Abeid didnt make it. Maybe he’s lazy or has a bad attitude but I thought he had real potential and I think he will do well elsewhere. I’m pissed off with all this drive to buy cheaper players, and dressing it up as investing for the future. I was slagged off here for saying Amalfitano wouldnt make it, and Gosling, and bloody Obertan ( will the numpties who defended this guy please stand up? I didnt hear ye supporting the lazt turd after Brighton ) , but we need to find some youth AND buy developed players. Last summer I constantly moaned about Ashleys purchasing policy , and it turned out to be compleyely true.

    – Any player purchased should have a discount on him ( hence injured players, or even Cisse who had been discounted from 13 mill to 9 mill )
    -Beyond that, dont pay more that 5mill for a player
    – In like Flynn for any hot french starts aged 16-18.

    We NEED to spend decent money on 3 decent players. Ashley did well in Jan and that must be acknowledged but only if he backs it up this summer. I have some faith in him though, more faith than in Pardew if I’m honest.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #17

    Sorry, meant to say selling Perch IS a bad move.

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  • Goodfella

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #18

    See Cabaye wants to join Man U. Interview on the sun website.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Nap, as a matter of fact he has recently and had a bust up with his manager.

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  • naptoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #20

    munster mag
    you ve got it bang on imo

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  • p

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #21

    on the strength of last season, Man U would not be interested in Cabaye, except perhaps as a boot cleaner

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  • naptoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #22

    19
    if hes like an under 25 owen could be worth a shout i know nowt about him but from your descrption and what we know about campbell buying him might obstruct him

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  • dubzy

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #23
  • valle

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #24

    To use his own words, it would interrest me if Cabaye wnet to manure. He is good, but in no way irreplaceable and he does have a bad streak about him so if we take them to the cleaners and got 25+ mil for him, then great!

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  • naptoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #25

    valle
    im with you but i like his nasty streak. tbh dont think mancs would go that high him admitting his depression knocks his price down.

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  • p

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #26

    from what I have read, he seems okay at the toon but seems to want a move.

    I just wonder whether anyone would match the toon’s valuation?

    Not sure we would take less than 15m and who that represents a bit of a risk for the buying club

    Personally, if his heart is not in it then get rid

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  • naptoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #27

    its funny when you read the story and how its been twisted from the mags translation.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Sessegnon
    As I said last week would snap the mackems hands off to get him. Class act one of those players that drifts on a pitch finds space hard to pick up mark as we have found out this season. Best player on the park at St. James’

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  • mattnufc

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #29

    Who wouldn’t want a move to Man Utd?

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  • dubzy

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #30

    theres not 1 player here id take on a free…..but im sure AP & MA would love a few 🙁

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/8763185/?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #31

    sack pardew

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  • Belfast

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Going to Man Utd my ass.

    There’s no way he’s going there.
    If he leaves he’ll go to Psg or Monaco.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Munster

    Glad you liked it! I reckon the whole squad should have got together and recorded it!

    I don’t get the Perch sale either, but maybe he’s asked for more first team football and we don’t want to lose him on a free…

    We know the club wants value for money when buying players and that makes sense as we still have a lot of debt.

    I don’t think we NEED 3 players at all. We should finish 7th/8th and maybe have a go at higher and I think we just need another striker to do that.

    Sure, it would be nice to sign a couple more top players, but I think that will only happens if a couple of top players leave.

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  • naptoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #34

    dubz
    off that list gallas and de santo both as squad players for me

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  • Barras

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #35

    Aston Villa have signed a 23 year old winger.

    Could this trigger Weimann’s departure to Newcastle United? I hope so, but I’m not sure.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #36

    Of course Cabaye would like to join Man Utd! If they are seriously interested then they will bid £20M+ and they will get him. I wouldn’t blame him either.

    We can’t keep a player if a CL club wants him and he wants to go.

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  • naptoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #37

    tds
    we dont need 3 but it would definately help massively and improve us which is what we all want.
    i dont share your optimism re 6th / 8th place finish as i just didnt see anything last season to suggest it could happen (chelsea home apart) and we all know the teams around us are likely to invest relatively heavily and probanly improve

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Weimann has had one good season for Villa. I can’t see us paying big money for this prospect, and I can’t see Villa selling otherwise.

    I also can’t see him pushing for a move to us. Villa will be fancying top 10 too.

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  • naptoon

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #39

    i think hes only got a year left on his villa contract so theyre in a tricky situation with him. i can see villa improving a lot next season aswell.

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  • toonking

    Jun 7, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #40

    this story that he may sign for manure has two things that help it out good
    1. Newcastle have a large history for bad windows during the Ashley regime
    2. the british media are very easy at manipulating stories
    if sky were really so sure he will join manure then why is sky bets odds 4-1

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