Striker Target Wants Bigger Club Than Newcastle – What?

27 year-old Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac is stalling over a possible £12M move to Newcastle United.

Toulouse's forward Andre-Pierre Gignac c

Andre-Pierre Gignac – doesn’t want to come to Newcastle

The Daily Mail is reporting that Andre-Pierre Gignac is not sure that a move to Newcastle United would be a good move to him.

So if the Mirror report is to be believed, then the player has told his agent to find a bigger club than Newcastle.

When the news broke earlier this week that the Magpies may be interested in Gignac, most Newcastle fans thought that £12M for the player was a bit much, and he probably wasn’t worth that – so the fact he may not want to come to Newcastle is fine with us.

In fact it could be indicative of a character flaw. 😀

Gignac has been tracked by Chief Scout Graham Carr for about a year now, and it’s Graham’s recommendation to Joe Kinnear that Newcastle are after Gignac,

But it has been clear over these last couple of days that Newcastle’s number one striker target is still  St. Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Newcastle are willing to pay over £15M for the 24 year-old Gabon International striker.

If Gignac doesn’t want to come to Newcastle, so be it, Newcastle are already after a bigger and better player than the French International.

Since joining Marseilles from Toulouse in 2010, Gignac has scored 32 goals in 101 appearances for Marseilles, and while at Toulouse for four seasons, before joining Marseilles, he scored 28 goals in 116 appearances.

If he doesn’t want to come to Newcastle then Newcastle will not sign him – it’s as simple as that.

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85 comments so far

  • hadthetshirt

    Jun 29, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Please god no.
    where’s all these ITK’s things will happen this week.Yeah right still waiting

    My own ITK Bellhanda to Villa
    shock horror how do I know that GOOGLE my friend

  • Dondatta13

    Jun 29, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #2


  • Geordie-Exile

    Jun 29, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #3

    He is not fit to wear the shirt and his stats are awful.

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 29, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #4

    We want a bigger striker than gignac

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 29, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #5

    wouldn’t want him here, PEA any day along with Zouma 😉

  • Dagwoodz

    Jun 29, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #6

    His Name Still Reminds Me Of Quagmire From family guy. “giggitty Giggitty!”

  • jeff

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #7

    herd we are in for a cheeky bid for peter crouch. yes please! anyone remember that volley vs man city. what a talent

  • Sazzer

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #8

    And we want better player than Gignac.

    5 clubs invovled in Belhanda deal. Kiev, Al Zazeera…rest is not confirmed. Villa rumoured to be favorite but they nor us have been confirmed in for him. Club said to be signing him tomorrow.

    Letting Villa sign him would be so stupid. Especially since we should now all about him. Carr need a special players if we were to finish above Villa with Beneteke and Belhandafor sure. We definetly need to have some special players better than Belhanda line up if we think we are finishing over Villa next year than if that happens.

  • Sazzer

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #9

    Anybody read article on Marseille fans reaction to Gignac rumour? Funny stuff, he’s destination will be smaller club than Marseille.

  • JToon21

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Like to check out the latest kit releases, just seen that Aubameyang wasn’t featured in the Official kit release pictures but Zouma did.

  • HAZZY1

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #11

    Sazzer hi m8 from what im hearing we think De Jong is a better all round player and can play up top as well as for Zouma im not to sure ive heard we like him but I dont tink we will compete when the bidding starts he will go for stupid money he just signed a new contract as well as for PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG im hearing that it is very close maybe done next week fee is to be £16m huge show of intent by MA De Jong will cost £9-10m. Where has Torq gone?

  • HAZZY1

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #12

    tink lol Think..


    So there we have it. Fat Mike has screwed us over again, AUBAMEYANGNAMSTYLE, BONY-O and GIGNAC-PADDY-WHACK are all dead deals…

    Oh my Godddd!

    I joke, i’m not one of these fans that sees an article like this one and thinks it’s gospel.

    Never believe anything until you hear it from the clubs involved.

  • Sav

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #14

    Not getting the Gig. I doubt there’s much truth in us wanting him or in him expecting a bigger club. He’s not been pulling up any trees and he ain’t getting any younger.

  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #15

    Gignac is an overweight lazy striker, he certainly is not top class

  • Sazzer

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #16

    If the price tag is 15 €/£ on Belhanda and 10 €/£ on De Jong I would go for De Jong. Have you heard anything about Maher?

    De Jong is non-african as well. Makes even more sense if we get PEA.

    Still don’t like if Villa get him.

  • HAZZY1

    Jun 29, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #17

    Sazzer soz my pc crashed again I think it would be very hard for Villa to sign him with the options he has. As for De jong ive heard the price is £9-10m and we r also still interested in his brother Luuk as well but I am hearing we do want Bent pards is desperate to get that experience up front. As for Maher we still like him the same as Zouma I feel we will not enter a bidding war.

  • RossNUFC

    Jun 29, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #18

    Really hope we stay clear of Gignac. He is slow, overweight and all-in-all, not that great.


    Jun 29, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #19

    who da fok wants u hea…

  • p

    Jun 29, 2013 at 4:46 AM

    Comment #20

    Toon still in for Merde de Taureau, may join as early as next week. Fee thought to be around 10m

  • JDdubai

    Jun 29, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    Comment #21

    So today im feeling less optimistic, amazing what a sleep can do….

    This feels like the whole de jong, gervinho thing again, we tried really lads but couldnt get them over the line etc…..not for gignac but for pea and belhanda who i think it will turn out that we never even bid for.

    Hope not obv.

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jun 29, 2013 at 5:20 AM

    Comment #22

    That’s good news then.Gignac would’ve been a massive disappointment , not as bad as Darren Bent obviously but still disappointing!

    This summer is sort of morbidly fascinating in that some exciting links and stories are coming up (PEA + Zouma/ maybe even Belhanda) but I still can’t shake the feeling that it is going to be just like last summer: lots of stories and a few long running sagas with one big:

    “We just couldn’t get them over the line in time because of all the staff changes…”

    So that they end up only getting one player and practically no money spent at all.

    Hope I’m proved very wrong though!

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jun 29, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    Comment #23

    @JDubai – oops sorry, I just posted mine and then read your last post- at least we seem to agree on this!

    Almost exactly the same, sorry!

  • christoon5369

    Jun 29, 2013 at 5:32 AM

    Comment #24



  • Abu Qatada - I'm not Joking ere keep off Pardew's Kebab.

    Jun 29, 2013 at 5:52 AM

    Comment #25

    Off to Fuerteventura today diving, really wanted some good news on signings before I went. Hopefully we’ll have 2 -3 amazing signings when I come back! HWTL

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #26

    Does merde not mean sh!t ?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 29, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    Comment #27

    On further investigation the whole phrase translates as bullsh!t, very good.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #28

    About Danny, he has found his true place…playing in the Championship!

    He is a good lad, but a Championship player at best and will fit right in a QPR; lets hope QPR will stay put for a couple of seasons!

    So I see the ITK’s are out again (I swear sometimes it is like reading your horoscope 😉 )

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #29

    jail -morning -somebody tried the merde de taureau gag a couple of days ago.
    I was reading an article last night by NUFC Blog on Metro who said he started up the interest in Wilfried Bony a couple of months ago, other blogs picked it up and then newspapers. The guy said we were never interested in Bony at all -there was a quote apparently from Dastardly saying that he lacked the physicality for the PL -but he’s built like the proverbial brick s***house.

  • SeanNufc87

    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #30

    Think bent would be a great buy for around 2.5 – 3mil, also with the provisos that we get another international striker FIRST and he doesnt expect first team. Think hed be superb back up and cup fodder.

    If Gignac has suggested a) we’re a small club or b) that the other clubs linked with him are bigger than us. He can take his impressively consistent, below average goal scoring ability to the lofty heights of the Russian league. Also 33 goals in ligue 1 makes me wonder how many he could score in prem.

    Pea, hopefully he comes before bent but im not holding my breath just yet, hes still on holiday and until hes signed on the dotted line he can do what he wants.

  • SeanNufc87

    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #31

    Mister tuff

    That would be brilliant if true.
    Always said I don’t think he would make it in the prem. Regardless of his ridiculous goal scoring record.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #32

    sean – I was a bit disappointed when I read the article – I thought Bony might have been alright. But the story does illustrate nobody knows exactly who were are after -I had dreamed that having Cisse, Bony and PEA in the team would get us loads of wins.
    Link to article:-


    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #33

    Good Morning All !

    News from Holland this morning, not sure if this has made headlines in UK?

    Stoke City have signed Erik Pieters from PSV for 3,5 Mil on a four year contract.

    Pieters was for a long time, one of our targets.

    Like i said on here the other day, the rest are all busy on the Transfer market, we appear to be doing cock-all !

    All you hear from is rumours and Bullshit! Nothing Concrete ?

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #34

    EXPAT…that doesn’t mean nothing is happening.

    …they have said before nothing will really happen before July; lets see if anything happens next week. But don’t expect too much mate – I don’t think we will sign that many players.

    Just hoping a CB and a Forward is a priority; then we will see who’s leaving and what else we need.

  • Blofal

    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #35

    Why is his score count so low? Does he have many assists? If he is a holding striker then that would work very well with Cisse. Still if the prick says we are too small for him then he can go jump.

  • SeanNufc87

    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #36


    Chill out man window isnt even open.

    Although someone as good as pieters for 3.5 thats disappointing. I forget, is he rb or lb? If its right then thats really disappointing.


    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #37

    Correct me if i,m wrong lads but, does the window not open on Monday ?


  • jazzyp

    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #38

    morning guys how are we,still full of hope and promise regarding pea.or has this saga got the luuk de jong story written all over it again.
    I see stories all over the tabloids this morning are that everton are in for pea now as well !!
    if we were to lose out on pea-bony to Swansea-carroll to west ham,no siem de jong or belhana,cabaye sold to Monaco and we end up with the likes of bent and Tomkins.would you all agree that mashley as shown his aspirations for the toon
    on the other hand we sign pea-de jong ect.what would all the Kinnear bashers think then ????
    I see Liverpool have made tentative enquiries regarding sackho

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #39

    Yes the window opens monday and then goes on for two months.

    It is not like we have sold any of our top players ourself is it? Take it easy it takes time to part clubs with their best players 😉

  • Blofal

    Jun 29, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #40

    A good article for those of you who think strikers scoring goals is all that matters. To be fair though I dont know what this French strikers assist numbers are.


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