Newcastle Keen To Sign Auxerre Attacking Midfielder


There’s new sin the French press that Newcastle are interested in signing Auxerre’s attacking midfielder Steeven Langil, and the 25 year-old is a free agent this summer, with his contract running out at the end of this month.

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Steeven Langil – Newcastle keen on free agent

The reports in France suggest that Newcastle are ready to fight St. Etienne for the lad’s signature.

It seems that St. Etienne were closing in on signing the 25 year-old, but the reports  are saying Newcastle are moving in with an offer for the 25 year-old.

And if that’s true, you have to believe that Newcastle can offer the player better terms than the French club.

Here’s another case of Newcastle picking up a player who will cost nothing in transfer fees – and the right-sided midfielder played 36 times last season for the French second division club and scored three goals, and has been tracked by Chief Scout Graham Carr.

However, 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.

And we found that another French free agent right sided player we signed last summer – Romain Amalfitano – has since struggled on Tyneside.

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.

Newcastle were initially linked by the French press with Steeven last month, and he has played about 127 times for Auxerre with 14 goals since he signed on in 2007.

He’s also a very decent piano player, by the way.

But it’s  a huge step up in class from the French second division to the English Premier League, if  Steeven does end up signing for Newcastle – so we have our doubts.

What do you think?

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38 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Obertan mark 2 by the look of it. Doesnt seem to get many goals, which we would need from our wide players if we play 433. Not for me thanks.

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Romain Amalfitano anyone?

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  • expatmag

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    mertens and Ben Arfa either side of De Jong with Cisse up front

    Cabaye and Sissoko in front of a decent back 4

    Dreams are made of this

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Expat – Would be incredible. And not completely out of reach. People tear cisse to shreds, but I like the lad. Just needs better service and a boost in his confidence.

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #5

    Torq
    From last thread I hope ur right about all this mate but my nature is to expect less from NUFC time will tell though

    expatmag
    Who am I to disagree! 😉

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Torq Toon

    1 thing is for sure FER will pass our medical 😮

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  • nimo

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Same people who moan we are poor on corners defending and attacking want to sign players who will make a small team smaller lol

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  • expatmag

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Torq

    I agree. He is a natural goalscorer and given the conditions he had to cope with last season with the lack of service and being played out of position, if these were improved, he would score a hatful.

    I also believe we are not in for Bony for two reasons.

    He is too much like Cisse
    He is african.

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Yo – It’s a trait of all toon fans to expect the worse and hope for anything better. Only natural. I just hope that this summer will prove me right, and be able make you excited for next season mate! 🙂

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    a footballer that has more videos of him playing the piano than playing football.

    How am i supposed to be enthralled by this? lol

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Expat – I don’t believe we are in for him. Or balde, or bridge, or 90% Of the names we get linked with.

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Torq
    Me too mate haha

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Inter are looking at Alexsis sanchez

    Just did a small write up

    We should go for him

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #14

    We will probably end up with william h bony instead….. billy the kid would certainly have a deadly shot!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #15

    In my 12 years supporting NUFC

    We have only had 2 players on loan

    Rossi and Onweyu, both terrible signings

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Indian – You been drinking?! 🙂

    That’s a Kets statement right there…!

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #17

    Indian…. i watched alot of barca this year. Sanchez can be a fantastic player when he is in the mood. Unfortunately if he is not up for it he misses sitters and spends the match diving around so much he ends up with a cauliflower a*se!

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #18

    Rossi would have been a great signing…. we just didnt use him. Ameobi was picked ahead of him. Nuff said.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #19

    Torq

    We will tell him, its like being in Udine

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #20

    Saha was on loan. Gonzales was on loan in our relegation season. Stephen ireland. We have had quite a few loan players

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #21

    Markaccus

    & Sibereski 😥

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  • expatmag

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #22

    Mark

    or Bony Tyler

    no good in the ;eague but we have a chance in europe….lol

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  • peasngravy

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #23

    Who do you think we’re in for, centre forward? Torq

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #24

    Markaccus

    I did not write but i meant since 2001

    Distin and ireland i forgot

    didn’t mean to include championship. (hall,harewood,Vananhlt)

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #25

    plzzzz not this lad

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #26

    Why is Amaltifano a bad signing? Has he ever been given a chance or run in the team? If that’s been judged by Pardew I rest my case.

    Under good managers Rossi and Onweyu would have been awesome.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #27

    Simpson, Khizinisvili, Hare wood, Van Aaholt

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #28

    Indian

    To be fair sibierski rescued alot of points for us, to the point where i would have kept him another year. Come to think of it, i think we bought him off citeh and only gave him the 1 year contract.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #29

    expat mag

    Our ambitious manager doesn’t want Europe!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #30

    Rotonda

    Thats why i think we should have given Xisco a chance

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #31

    Expat

    Could be bony langford.

    Or we could make four signings at once and sign bony-m

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  • expatmag

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #32

    Mark

    or what about that great irish CF. Getting on a bit but still brilliasnt up front,,,,,,,,BONO

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #33

    Bono is a great arial threat to, as he uses 2 private jets. One for him and ome for his hat, the big tw@

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #34

    simo.of to torino

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #35

    I think Romain looked decent in Europa probably Pardew did not want to play him as it would have meant we would have had to play it on the deck or god forbid DROP JONAS!!!

    I still stand by some of our youngsters I feel if Fergie would have got a proper run of games he would have set up a lot of goals for us last season

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  • magpies

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #36

    ALAN DEPARTURE

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  • mictrics

    Jun 10, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #37

    Auxerre were in league 1 couple seasons ago and he played for them when they were in Champions League 10/11. He must be btter than Obertan !!! surely. There is no transfer fee so worth bringing him in.

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  • sammypee

    Jun 10, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Ben Arfa was on loan..

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