This Young Belgium Winger Could Be Great Buy For Newcastle


Maxime Lestienne is a Belgium U21 winger who has only  just turned 21,  and he currently plays for Club Brugge in the Jupilor Pro League, and Maxime is one of the most promising young Belgian players coming through.

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Maxime Lestienne – Belgium U21 International winger

This is another article in our series of good young players that Newcastle may be wanting to sign now or in the future.

Lestienne joined Belgium club R.E. Mouscron when he was just five years old, and he eventually signed a professional contract with them in 2008 and made his debut in December 2008, in a 5–1 home victory against Club Brugge, when he came on as a 80th minute replacement.

At that time he was just 16 years old, but then Mouscron went bankrupt in December of 2009 (yet another one) and they folded and ceased to exist.

And as a result Lestienne was available as a free agent, and Everton and PSV Eindhoven were interested in the player, but Lestienne finally signed on at Club Brugge.

Last season the left footed left winger scored 18 goals in 47 appearance for Club Brugge, and in total he has played around 125 times for his Belgium club with 34 goals.

On the web-site transfermarket.com, he is rated at €9M, which is about £7.7M, so he’s not cheap, but Newcastle could (possibly) afford him, and of course he could become much more expensive in the future, if he develops into a top player on Tyneside.

This lad looks a very good player in the making and only turned 21 last month,  and we wonder if Graham Carr has been taking a look at this youngster.

What do you think?

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263 comments so far

  • JAMSHA

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #1

    No we wont get him…

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  • Kc-Toon

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #2

    He was awful in the two legs when newcastle played brugge. He stood out due to his willingness to dribble at players, yet lost the ball far to often.

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  • Tubai

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Surely we will not buy him at that price

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  • toonaids

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #4

    no brainer, hell play his heart out this season at least to get into the belgium team and if so would have a massive sell on fee after the world cup, with belgiums fresh team i anticipate a good cup run, semi finalists. theyll defo be the surprise package.

    DO ITTTT

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  • toon kk

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #6

    There’s a lot of players that could be good for Newcastle but MA won’t buy them.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #7

    kinnear would get his nadds in his mouth for saying that guys name wrong

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  • one Tony Green

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #8

    GIVE YOUR HEAD A SHAKE ED WHER HAVE YOU PLUCKED HIM FROM.

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  • one Tony Green

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #9

    HEY JOHN TUDOR IT IS LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS. WHEN WE GOT LINKED TO EVRY PLAYER AND HIS DOG THEN SIGNED BOBBY SHINTON OR MAVIS RILEY, OR ALAN SHOULDER

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #10

    John Tudor

    Goliwog umbongo?

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #11

    One Tony green

    It’s a series he’s doing where he’s looking at interesting young players that might become good, the kinda thing were supposedly after.

    We ain’t linked with them just pointing them out.

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  • scout

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #12

    7 million????
    You wish

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  • one Tony Green

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Thanks Sean apologies ED my mistake

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Iv just realized I used a term that can be used as a racial slur, now my comment is awaiting moderation… lol oops.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #15

    hey how hard can it be to sign a player
    kinnear here lad 45k a week free lodgings till you get a place all you can eat free use of the gym pool etc 10%signing fee
    players club its 2 mill up front take it or leave it
    kinnear move on next target

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Touted him ages ago Ed but welcome to the band wagon

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  • toonaids

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Kevin De Bruyne would be my dream signing like.

    belgium players are the tits

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  • one Tony Green

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #18

    See Tiote could be getting sent or even deported if the allegations against are proven. Can it get any worse

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2358855/Newcastle-midfielder-Cheick-Tiote-fight-claims-used-false-Belgian-driving-permit-UK-licence.html

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #19

    everything should be done in moderation lol

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #20

    he could plead insanity and get away with it

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #21

    oatsie

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #22

    John

    On the grounds of playing for us?

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #23

    both lol

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #24

    he could say it was the missus

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #25

    or the devil made me do it

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Steve Harper making his Debut on BBC Newcastle Total Sport as critic answering punters questions

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  • toon kk

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #27

    What would be as good as getting any signings would be getting our current squad match fit. I’ve seen lads run quicker down the school field. To me the season before last we were ready, last season we were a mile off then along came all the injuries.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Marco Fabian, Barry Bannan, Andy King ,Alvaro Morata get these in at any price

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #29

    I remember this kid playing against us in the EL and thought WOW! He has an abundance of pace, very attacking and direct and also looked hungry. I said on here at the time we should check him out when he was unknown, I think he is on the radar of a few big European clubs now though.

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  • one Tony Green

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #30

    @ 16 Well NUFC is full of tits so they should feel at home lol

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  • yo-yo

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Pawl

    I’d recommend Aldi’s washing up liquid – better than Fairy 🙂 won the best buy award from Which.

    Rotonda

    Tend to find the anti Pardew srtuff a bit wearing but the case for Saylor moving on is very well argued. He has been at the core of some poor defences, gets turned and loses his head at times. The case for an upgrade is clear. The Geordie loyalty card thing is overplayed – it’s a professional game

    Signings
    Happy with both De Jong brothers but definitely would like Siem
    I’d risk Remy too.

    But AP reckons TWO not ONE strikers so at least most of us are in agrement there.

    It is time for Strolla to move on to a Champ club in the fading years of his career.

    And we may need an enforcer replacement 🙁

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #32

    if which mag did players and clubs what would our which be

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #33

    what no slating my suggested players im shocked

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  • yo-yo

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #34

    John

    Best Buy – probably Kebab as he looks like he’s going to be much in demand and we’ll get a good return (I hope he stays though)

    AC – best sell on EVER !!

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #35

    not even an opinion on them

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  • toonicle

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #36

    Natural left foot would be great.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #37

    The sale of AC was great business for the club, but in some respects it made MA greedy. That was a once in a lifetime deal now he wants the profits that deal brought every season. Hence the penny pinching.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #38

    YO YO

    I bore myself with my oft repeated anti Pardew comments
    but fair play if he could pull this Remy – Saylor swap off.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 9, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #39

    these four have fantastic left feet if only to stand on

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  • yo-yo

    Jul 9, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Rotonda

    Glad you believe in redemption..

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