Newcastle’s Top Transfer Target Now Wants To Join Monaco

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father acts as his son’s agent, and today he has said he would favor a move to Monaco, and that there has been a lot of interest this summer in his son, who is Newcastle’s number one striker target.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – father wants move to Monaco

The player turns 24 on Tuesday, and of course Monaco are making the news this summer having just been promoted back to the Premier league in France, and they have so far spent £110M on three new players.

But they are being funded by their Russian Billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev, who bought the club in late 2011, and it’s not money the club has brought in as revenue.

We’re like a broken record, but wonder what UEFA President Michel Platini will do about Monaco and other big spending clubs, because the Financial Fair Play Rules say clubs must soon balance their books, and only spend money the club makes.

And while that may be strange for football clubs – it’s what real businesses do – balance their books and only spend what they make.

And recent news is that Monaco may also be lining up a bid for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye.

This is what Aubameyang’s father told RTL:

“Much of the Germany talk is true, but proposals come from everywhere.” “I believe that we will be able to continue the discussions.”

“Monaco? If they come see or see me directly, it is clear that there will be an exchange with them.” “When you see the Monaco project, they will be a serious competitor of PSG.”

“This kind of club will be successful in a year or two. That is what I am now looking for my son.”

Aubameyang was on loan at Monaco in the 2010-2011, season when he played 19 times and scored two goals, and the club were still in the French first division, so they should know his play quite well.

Aubameyang has played 32 times for Gabon with 11 goals and he joined St Etienne in December of 2011 from AC Milan, and then he was sent on loan to Monaco.

And at St. Etienne he has played 96 times with an impressive 41 goals, which explains why so many clubs are after him.

With big money involved, it’s hard to think that the 23 year-old will be coming to Newcastle this summer, but the local press two days ago said he was still our number one striker target.

We have our doubts – but what do you think?

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42 comments so far

  • Jamiemac

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #1



    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    nxt target plzz… we wont get him


    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    If he wants to go Monaco then let him go!

    Loic Remie chose a move based on Money too !

    He will be playing infront of crowds averaging 20,000 a week , maybe, still he is being controlled by his father so what more do you expect?

  • BWP93

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4

    The last paragraph could apply to us? Depends on the vision we have sold to him. We have the potential to be successful if we continue buying the right type of players, so he might be interested in us still.

    It is a long shot though with all of the other clubs supposedly interested in him. Torq and proud hinted that he was still interested in us so it could be a direct reference if that is the case.

  • John Tudor

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    in fact people who name other bloggers on here have no right to deride their comments as it only makes them into sh1t stirrers as i said countless times before if you do not like it dont read it

  • John Tudor

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #6

    at the end of the day no news of in comings is bad news i have a right to extol my feelings on here not to be derided by the so-called blog police

  • croftus5678

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #7

    brown ideye or wilfred bony please 🙂

    thought this might happen tbh cant blame either pea or remy tbh as i wouldnt turn down a lot more money.
    same goes for the club in paying wages and making a stand and not giving them sky high wages.

    only real chance we have is getting a striker before he has made an impact maybe which may not make us happy right now but if they sign some young talent its what i’ll be hoping for.

  • yo-yo

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    We are almost certainly going to be gazumped for PEA by a bigger outfit. Siem de Jong plus a top coach is not enough as we are desperately short in the striking department and need a new 10-15 goal plus 10 assists guy in – and ideally a young UK player like Charlie Austin too


    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    John Tudor

    Calm down Mate


    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #10

    If Monaco go for this lad ?

    Then lets face facts shall we, Monaco can out-bid us all the way, as can PSG.

    Ashley is not willing to splash the cash for signings any more !

    We will end up with Darren Bent and Carlton Cole?
    Boney we won,t get either?

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    No excuse for not sacking pardew though

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #12

    It is his father saying that not him.

    anyways if he wants to go to Monaco, all the best

    We brought Mowen to NUFC against his wishes, look how that turned out.


    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #13

    John Tudor @ 5 & 6 :

    Feel free to extol your feelings in any way, shape or form, and not be policed by me mon!

    I would say the same to you as i said to someone else on another Blog !

    Learn to rise above all the Plonkers on here and Thicken your skin. You can also just ignore them?

  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #14


    This is his father talking(agent). He wants what is best for himself not his client.(son) At the end of the day PEA will make his own decision and not his father. He has allready stated what he wants and imo he is not driven by money and there are a lot better Prospect’s after him

  • yo-yo

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #15


    No news is good news and let’s face iot there have been no news for weeks, so chill out and enjoy the summer…. 🙂

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #16

    Sander ?@flyingdutchfan 3m
    Ajax are asking a fee of at least €7.5 million from interested Bayer Leverkusen for Toby Alderweireld

    It would be daylight robbery, if we didn’t try

  • John Tudor

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #17

    ashley is the problem, just enough to survive,panic when we are in it,keeping pardew. the whole of football knows it.we wont do anything ever period

  • yo-yo

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #18

    * let’s face it there has been

    (with grateful acknowledgement to blog grammar polis)

  • yo-yo

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #19

    £6m for Toby would be a steal but why would he come to the Toon ?

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #20

    i hate saying this but TOLD YOU SO, we won’t be bringing in top players not even good players we will be stuck with average and very poor players, lets face it once we secured a place in the PL after the QPR game we should of went for him but instead MA & co decided to wait and hopefully waited for his price to drop


    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #21

    @16 :

    I would up that bid to 10 Mil but no higher?

    But it just aint gonna happen? It would suprise everyone !

    Read somewhere that Bent may be going to Hull City???
    Also a cock and Bull story me-thinks?

    I would prefer Tony Alderweirld to Douglas!

  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #22

    Black and white
    Told You So. Who has he signed for. As i said this is his greedy father talking not him?

  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #23


    Sakho would be even better than both of them???????????????????/

  • colwell

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #24

    No way PEA, what are you doing?

    Why choose Monaco over us?

    You would choose to play with Falcao over Cisse your mad.

    Monaco will have an awesome team at the start of the season, with players we could only dream of.

    Why is it when a player goes somewhere its because he is greedy? Absolute Boll****. PEA has NO connection with us at all, Monaco will be challenging for trophies and will be in the Champions League in a couple of seasons.

    So many fans are bitter towards players when they don’t come here, if we were even interested. We don’t have a big pull on players anymore, JUST stayed up, have an awful manager and can’t compete with most in terms of wages.

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #25

    New Expat mag

    Look it from business point of view

    Douglas on a free – little resale value – IMHO

    Toby on 6 mill – big resale value – IMHO

    Wages basically same

    Assuming toby wants to come


    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #26

    Agreed Proud @ 23 :

    I just don.t think there will be anything happening until the windows open?

    Its all Media Bull at the moment, and it seems to be getting to a lot of People on here?

    Anyone see the Brazil goal last night from Niymya?

  • Slank

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #27

    When Newcastle started scouting in France there were no rich clubs on a par with those of the English Premiership. Many of the French clubs were really annoyed at Premiership clubs, especially Newcastle, who came, as they saw it, to plunder their rich player talents with wods of money that they didn’t have themselves. It was bribary.

    Then came PSG and now Monaco. They have the money and ambition to attract the very best French players who can now play in their own country without all the hassle of living and working abroad.

    If more French clubs get very rich owners then there may be an exodus from the English Premiership, and why not.

  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #28


    Iff you believe every rumour nufc will not have a starting 11 for the beginning of the season. Pea must be an octapus as he has signed for every top team in Europe. Why get wound up over Rumours as that is all they are??

  • toon22

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #29

    Our transfer policy is driven by MA.Imo he sees a chance of making big money from buying and selling players.He probably seen it in AC and looks at Bale and how much he cost.
    Our team is there to help make they players worth more,so we arnt ever going to buy a player we need,we wil buy players who MA thinks will be making a profit on.Its the reason AP stayed in his job.

    We might get good players but its the reason we dont get the players we all can see we need,and its why we play the way we do.Its all you can do with a lop sided squad of future profits.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #30

    MA plans for Newcastle is simple

    Debuchy, Colo, MYM, Santon
    Tiote, Cabaye, Sissoko
    HBA, Cisse, Goofy/Marv

    so lets see the other players

    Raylor, Willo, Taylor, Haidara
    Anita, Gosling/Jonas, Bigi/Perch
    Sammy, Shola/Campbell, Fergy

    now lets see our players being sold and being replaced

    Cabaye — Anita
    HBA — Sammy
    Santon — Haidara
    Cisse — Shola
    Colo — Taylor
    Krull — Elliot
    Tiote — Gosling
    Sissoko — Jonas
    MA could make over 60 million selling these players and doesn’t need to bring in players ( typical )

    new starting lineup ( new Purples )

    Debuchy, Taylor, MYM, Haidara
    Anita, Gosling, Jonas
    goofy, Shola, Marv

    left over players

    Alnwick, Raylor, Perch, Bigi, Amilfitano, Willo, Campbell, Obertan,

    this is MA plans for Newcastle and you know what this could happen and there’s nothing we can do about it 🙁

  • colwell

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #31

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 7m
    Yohan Cabaye: ‘Monaco have the means to build a great team that can go up against PSG. Sure, this interests us all.’ #NUFC #ASM

  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #32

    I love how some people believe all the rumours about our outgoing players and none about incoming. Whereas others believe most of the incoming rumours and don’t believe there’s any outgoings.
    @proud tbag the same thing happened last summer according to the papers we were selling Krul, santon, Simmo, Colo, cabaye, hba, ba, tiote, cisse and more

  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #33


    All these top teams with money to burn we will never compete with. They are throwing money around at a massive loss to there owners. MA is running our club within its means and the right way to do so. We will buy who we can afford and pay the wages we can afford to comply with the fair play rules. Look at the average joe bloggs. You will not buy a Porshe if you can only afford a Escort. You will shop in Aldi’s if you can’t afford Asda’s. So what is the differance with?? All i am trying to point out is we will buy what we can afford with the funds we have available

  • Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #34

    @30 ffs mate. Really? Doom and gloom has never been so hysterical and ridiculous

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #35


    Newcastle made a profit without the TV rights, so saying we can only afford to buy certain players is utter bollocks imo, why doesn’t MA spend the TV rights on players & wages and then concentrate on Newcastle going further up the PL because we all know that the further up we go the more money we will make

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #36

    Puppet Pardew’s Brainlessness

    it’s not me mate, it’s the mind of MA, we have a manager who can’t manage & have a billionaire chairmen who hates spending


    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #37

    All this is all very well, but,


    We are stuck with them? No way Ashley,Llambs Ass or Pardew will be going anywhere soon ?

    And the sooner some of you accept that the better?

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #38

    how on earth can you say greedy. who on earth wouldn’t do the same

  • Patoon

    Jun 16, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #39

    Think every1 is jumping the gun a bit, don’t think we should judge MA and co until the transfer window closes, it hasn’t even opened yet, think if we can keep all our main players we are only 2 maybe 3 players from being a real top side

  • banjax

    Jun 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #40

    Of course Emerick wants to go to Monaco – its all about the money. Anyway if we get £23 – £25m for Cabaye and £13m for Tiote, we’ve got some of our own scratch to buy players, in fact Ashley would buy a team for that money !


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