Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Slipping Away From Newcastle


Disturbing news today that Borussia Dortmund have apparently reached an agreement on the transfer fee of Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Saint Etienne,  and it’s now supposed to be £13M.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Dortmund have agreed fee

That’s a lot less than Newcastle were supposed to have bid last week for the Gabon International, but it’s probably a more accurate figure, but surely we can afford £13M for such a good striker?

The report is in La Gazzetta dello Sport, and we did report late last night that there was a Dortmund official meeting with St. Etienne on the proposed transfer.

But we suppose, before a Dortmund official would travel to France,  they would have already agreed a fee for the striker.

This leaves it now a little doubtful for Newcastle, unless we can move in and match the German’s club’s bid, and yesterday Joe Kinnear was supposed to be trying to convince Mike Ashley to go in with an increased offer for the 24 year-old.

It will not be good if Newcastle  lose out to Borussia Dortmund, because it will look like once again we are unwilling t pay out the fee requested by the selling club, and matched by our competitors.

We hope Newcastle can move in quickly and at least be able to talk to the player about coming to Tyneside, but first of all we will have to pay the fee agreed by Dortmund.

It’s not looking too good.

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93 comments so far

  • Ginger

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Rainrix

    The “I’ve won every award there is in football as a player.” cracked me up. He’s won the Ballon d’or!

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  • Ginger

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #2

    13 million is a bargain for him.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Ibiza…damn I envy you at this time a year!

    …didn’t you say you needed an Architect? 😀

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  • rainrix

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Ginger….. Ah of course joe has the wily fox. Who does everyone think taught messi and ronaldo? Themselves? Bah! 🙂

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #5

    If its true then we have very little hope of convincing him we are a better team for him than Dortmund is

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  • rainrix

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Yes Colins finally approved me as a follower! And as a welcoming gift apparently the deal for Aubameyang involves Obertan joining Saint Etienne 🙂

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Dortmund officials were meeting to sign him last night whilst at the same time Joe Kinnear was busy making a mockery out of our football club yet again

    Gosh supporting this club can be so frsutrating sometimes

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Jesper…I did, but not to comment on the structure of the bikini girls 🙂

    On thread…Key word here people….APPARENTLY.

    Even so…he’s rubbish anyway. Would much prefer Bent 😉

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  • estechco

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #9

    If he goes to Dortmund at least we will have the full window to find an alternative.

    In the last few of years this would have been the way Aug 31st panned out?

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Slipping away – my backside – never in for the lad

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Might have something to do with our crack transfer unit being on holidays.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Lads is still only being reported by sky italia, all media outlets are naming them as there source

    Good old jonas
    @elgalgojonas: Five years ago i sign my contract with newcastle today 5 years later i can said it was the Best decisión, great club, fans and great moments

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  • Bambams

    Jul 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Were we ever really in for him? I read it on this blog and I am not even sure how or who started the rumour.

    £13 million if correct is surely within our club’s/billionaire structure.

    Maybe it will be Bent but once again they want him for pennies not pounds.

    Mess !

    Imo

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #14

    @TorqToon Because its not hard to believe that our star players will be sold after the training and manager ability is flawed to their disadvantage. Why would they want to stay with us when they can win silverware elsewhere and enjoy a football which can be witnessed as technical and not dinosaur age hoofing? We are most likely to believe that our players will get sold because for Mike Ashley it is business and when he gets the opportunity to sell players for a bit of profit he will and try to bring in bargains to stabilize the team. Just like he does with SD, look for cost effective factories, use the cheapest material, pay £0.10p an hour to Asian countries and get away with selling replica and cheap goods at SD.

    What is their to believe when a striker like PEA is worth more then £15m and that Mike Ashley will bid for that striker when he can call it for odds and buy Bent and Carlton Cole for combined fee of £5m when Carlton Cole is free? When we miss out on players like Belhanda who can also play out wide and attacking Midfield role we have practically missed out on a bargain since Marveaux is deemed to get sold as well so how can we.

    Nothing is changing, Mike would rather stay middle to bottom table and still secure money from BPL money and his brand getting advertised to diversify the market then spend loads on one striker when he could get 4 players on bargain with the same money.

    This tactic has been used allot where it seems that we have put in a “bid” but its from our local North East papers or rumours around in France which comes from that certain “Journalist” whom gets paid by Mike Ashley to put in the papers to say “Oh look our Owner wants to straighten things up since he appointed JK, appointing he couldn’t of been that bad, he will have abit more knowledge with footballing terms so he can get our targets over the line, people need to stop hating and blaming Mike for everything, oh wow JK is in and already rumours are flying in, we have put in a bid for PEA” This is what I hear from most ambitious “fans” and they seem to stick to it and be fine with it as long as they keep going to matches and spending money on merchandise. Do you really think JK can get PEA to our club? you must be on cocaine cause only player he is capable of getting over the line is the likes of Carlton Cole but that would be a big effort for the “best DOF” in the league cause he is a free agent and he would even mess that deal up.

    Torq, I think if it would be good if you kept quiet about rumours and speculation. Cause we get our hopes so high and it gets crushed down like Monster Truck on a mayhem derby. We are called deluded everywhere I go, in the South East, Twitter, I mean everywhere but that is what comes out their mouth and it plays a vital role when our fans speculate of buying Rooney and even PEA whom costs over £15m and they genuinely think we have a chance of getting them. Sorry but not a chance in a different galactic universe with Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear in charge.

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  • jackostoon

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #15

    re post
    afternoon gentlemen, read the blog for some time now but never posted before, feel the need to now though, i would say 98% of people on here are genuine nufc supporters, the other 2% maybe not, as you may gather, i don’t type too good so i’ll probably not post too often, i just want to say, torq, proud and anyone else who gives to us information that they’ve heard, well done, keep it coming, a little snipet of sunshine far outweighs the doom and gloom of negativity, let’s be patient and see what develops, i’m not one for slating people, but, REMY D comes across as a complete dick and his views are only shared by the very few, sorry for the long post but i feel all the better for it, vive le toon

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #16

    We have signed exciting players when we have done so lately. I’m more worried we sign nobody than whoever the latest bad bench warmer the press is linking us with.

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  • LooneyToon41

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #17

    RMC France reporting that Dortmund have not yet matched the €15m fee demanded by Saint Etienne, but that PEA himself has agreed terms.

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  • LooneyToon41

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #18

    @15 Jacko. Welcome mate! Yep, you’ve got it all about spot on there! 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #19

    Jacko…Indeed. If people can’t handle the information without getting over excited, then they should just skip past it. People seem to manage it with my posts 🙂

    Anyway, welcome and don’t be a stranger.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Well, we worked so hard on this one but Torq just couldnt get it over the line… 😀

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #21

    People blame pardee a lot for last season, I know I did.

    I have reflected on the season this summer though and come to the conclusion that he is a fool…but also the players aren’t great either.

    We have a lot of French players, which is fine, don’t care where the lads are from but the issue is France as a national side aren’t that good. They struggle to qualify for major tournaments and when there they fail much worse than England. To top it all off most of our lads don’t even make it into that poor French 11 so how good are they?

    Another issue is that the players should tell the manager if they aren’t happy with the style…that’s how people learn, from feedback. Surely there should be more owness on the players to comment and improve the situation.

    None of this absolves pardee as the manager carries the can but I don’t think this squad is as good as people say…the players may be technically good but need more than technique to be a top level sportsman…most have good technique…it’s all about what’s between the ears.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Another one bites the dust.

    Just offer Carlton Cole that contract now instead of August lol

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #23
  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Don’t worry about PEA folks, it seems we are pursuing Pardew’s preferred level of targets this season

    http://www.talksport.co.uk/sports-news/football/premier-league/transfer-rumours/130702/newcastle-set-sights-west-ham-winger-200806?

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Turkish – Don’t create rumours mate. I merely post some of the snippets I hear.

    Easiest thing is to just skim over my posts mate.

    Not saying that in an angry way, just purely some advice.

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Turkish if the only type of player we are capable of getting over the line is Carlton Cole how come we have managed to sign Cisse Cabaye MYM HBA Debuchy et al. All quality players ?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Belfast…Shouldn’t we wait to see if Cole makes it to August…the old git 🙂

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  • jackostoon

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #28

    thanks for the welcome lads, much appreciate it, i’m one of the family noo, i will try and brush up on the speed of my typing though

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  • TorqToon

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #29

    Mark – “Torq couldnt get it over the line…”

    Quite funny! 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Also remember that football is syclical.

    Nobody stays at the top forever, or very few sides. Nobody thought Liverpool would be stopper but man utd did. Then arsenal, Chelsea and now city challenge.

    The top 4 changes often, more settled the past 10/15 years but never the same each year anymore, it keeps changing.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Sage

    I believe

    Ba (top scorer), Colo (captain) and Benny (best player) all did tell Pardew.

    What can they do when their natural game is passing and moving in a 433 which was shown to work only for it to be ditched in favour of a negative route 1, 442.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #32

    TS…Hello mate. What sort of a transfer sage are you? Spending your summer reflecting? Honestly, sort your stuff out!

    I think our players are decent enough, maybe not world class, but still better than last seasons showing. I do agree though, that it was a group effort and ultimately they failed as a group, not just because of Pardew.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #33

    cyclical – the grammar police!!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #34

    The fact is all often league clubs can attract good players..some more than others but all can.

    Southampton got gaston Ramirez, Swansea got michu, QPR got remy

    So even lesser clubs can get bigger players.

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Rotonda, why do you put any store in a story with no quotes and nothing to back it up other than it gives you yet another stick to beat Pardew with.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Torq

    Well i just thought since the blpg seems to be holding you responsible…..

    Seriously though, if pea ends up in dortmund is there other decent players on the cards ( not bent et.c)? Surely carr has done his usual research and has a backup plan

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  • Scottiedog

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #37

    So what of the story of our £15m bid being rejected?????????

    Blogs seem to just cause more and more confusion

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  • Belfast

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #38

    I’ve been preparing myself for the Carlton Cole signing for a while now.
    So it won’t annoy me as much when it happens.

    You lot will get really angry though lol

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #39

    Ibiza

    A retired one. And yes I agree, very one failed. Some of the simple stuff was terrible by the players, pardew can’t make them pass 10 yards..they should be able to do that.

    Rotonda

    Maybe that’s why joe kinnear is here. A footballing man unlike lambias where players can go if they think the manager won’t address concerns over style, training etc

    And of course cyclical…horrible by me.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Rotonda…Had our style really changed since Colo signed for us? Seems a bit arbitrary for him to have all of a sudden had a problem with it. I honestly don’t think that was the issue with him last season.

    Ba on the other hand….

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