This New French International Maestro Could Do A Job At Newcastle

Clément Grenier is a 22 year-old 6’1″ French International attacking midfielder, who is known for his technical ability and dribbling skills, and he’s not too bad with free kicks either.

Clément Grenier

Clément Grenier – 22 year French International midfielder

Clément started his career at his hometown club FC Annonay in France, when he was around seven years old, and his good play attracted Lyon who signed him in July, 2002 to their Youth Academy, when he was eleven.

This is another article on our series of up-and-coming young players, who may be targets for Newcastle either now or in the future.

Clément has played for all the French Youth sides, from U16 through U21, and was selected for France’s summer tour of South America this summer.

And he made his French debut when he was brought on in the second half in the 1-0 defeat by Uruguay, and then he again came on as a substitute in the 3-0 defeat by Brazil,  for his second full cap.

Last season Clément played 33 times for Lyon with 7 goals and 9 assists, and in his career at Lyon he has played 67 games with 7 and 15 assists.

He’s French and is the right age for Newcastle, and we think this lad could become a very good player in the future, and is one to watch for Newcastle.

Here’s some video of Grenier.

What do you think?

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16 comments so far

  • NUFCarter

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Manchester city fear that their scouting database has been hacked by a premier league rival. Haha.

  • Graeme

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Never heard of him, know nothing about him – sounds like an ideal Mr Carr player!!

  • FAU

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #3

    There is no chance this lad would come abroad to play for a club that not playin on Europe.
    Hopefully Cabaye wont leave though, cant really got over his free kick versing Stoke.., If I had to choose one big player to leave this season, its gotta be offside “king” Cisse. Cheers from Indonesian Magpies.

  • NUFCarter

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Paulo di canio has said he will fine any player that has put on over 2kg of weight over the summer.

  • lesh

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #5

    halleluja paranoia!

  • FAU

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Anzhi deal of 18mill pound, and invest back to darrent bent, andreas Cornelius and Thomas ince.

  • lesh

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #7

    NUFCarter. Just as well Hatem’s not on their books!

  • NUFCarter

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #8

    And that they’ve released Bramble

  • John Tudor

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    and to you take a hike if you disagree, im a realist not a malcontent i could call you a naieve sheep

  • oldbobaycliffe

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #10

    we are now going into the pardew era no more of carrs signings just has beens with pl experience because pardew can relate to them.ashley wanted nufc to be run like arsenal but pardew wants older players even if their rubbish.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    ”Known for his technical skills” Ed this is Pardew we’re talking about !!! He’d turn him into a full back!

    Re-previous thread

    Stubborn defenses love long balls all day long. It’s tricky guys running at them with skill and speed on the ground they hate.

    WHU are truly stupid to pay Carroll 100K a week for an extremely injury prone, non-prolific goal scorer. Yes he’ll score a few from set pieces and head away a few corners before he inevitably gets injured again and with his off field lifestyle he’s not a quick healer.

    WHU will finish mid-table, no more. There’s only so many hopeful flick-ons for Nolan you can do.

    It’s not just WHU who are looking to finish mid-table. Pardew openly doesn’t want Europe and doesn’t take the domestic cups seriously either. Criminal with the squad we have.


    We would be totally moronic and stupid to pay Carroll 100k a week. Imagine who we could get on those wages


    Same as Pardew lovers will never see he is a dud living off one good season and they can never provide any answers.


    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Lots of Crap Bullshit about Transfers on here this morning?

    How many names will we be linked with in the next two weeks?

    Never heard of this Lad?

  • MykToonFan

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Lyon wanted to sell him last year as he wasn’t fulfilling his potential. We didn’t swoop then. Why would we swoop now that they are desperate to keep him and his value has rocketed?

    There’s also the fact that Wenger has admitted interest in the media….

  • Sazzer

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #14

    I usually ignore everything pretty good, but I do try to answer people that are addressing me directly regardless of the level of the comment. It haven’t been a trouble for me so far. Sometimes people misses the point and by answering them I hope they come to realize that. If not then it’s their problem not mine.

    This Grenier kid would be good addition as replacement for a possible DM/CM/AM leaving. I think someone else will snap him up but if he get left over for us it would be a great signing.

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jun 16, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #15

    This kid will be a step up in class from Cabaye in a couple of years… he already has it all, just needs to refine it!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 16, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #16

    It such a shame we lost our on Flaurin Thauvin that kid oozes in class. Direct along the ground, tricky, fast, technically brilliant and plays on the wings. Just what we need. If we get a player of his ilk then we will be much stronger on the pitch. Sadly until then we are stuck with Wingers that CAN NOT CROSS!! I hate constantly seeing our (sometimes great) build-up play ruined because we pass it to either Gutierrez or Obertan and he chucks it to Row Z or hits the first man-soooo frustrating!

    If we had a couple of good crossers of the ball that are also quick and know where the goal is we’ll be flying.

    We’ll know where we’ll stand by September 1st I guess :/


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