Ghanaian Brothers In Big Demand – Which One Are Magpies After?


Newcastle are being linked with 23 year-old Marseilles winger/striker Andre Ayew, and Joe Kinnear was supposed to have been watching the player on Saturday night as Marseilles beat Valenciennes 1-0 away.

André Ayew

Andre Ayew – 23 year-old Newcastle target

Andre is the son of the former three times winner of the African Footballer of the year Abedi Pele, and his younger brother, 21 year-old Jordan also plays at Marseilles, and the other brother Ibrahim (25) currently plays for Belgian club Lierse SK.

The news was that Newcastle were tracking Andre, but we suppose there’s a chance that Newcastle were after his younger brother Jordan or even both brothers – you never know.

But no – Newcastle don’t have that kind of ambition – it must be one or the other – we were getting carried away a bit.

News today that West Brom are interested in Jordan but apparently no bid has yet been made, and they may even try to do a loan deal for the youngster, but West Brom may need a striker brought in after Nicolas Anelka’s agent died last week, and the French International could be considering retirement from the game.

jordan  Ayew

Jordan Ayew – 21 year-old striker at Marseilles

From what we’ve seen of the two brothers either one would be a decent buy for Newcastle, with Andre being rated at around £10M, but Jordan may be a better buy and he’s also a couple of years younger.

Andre was named in December of 2011 as the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2011, and there are reports that Liverpool may also be interested in the winger/striker.

21 year-old Jordan plays as a striker and last season in 47 appearances for Marseilles he scored 10 goals, and his 23 year-old brother scored 13 goals in 45 appearances – almost identical records.

Director of Football Joe Kinnear has to bring in at least one striker this week, and maybe also a central midfielder if Yohan Cabaye gets his wish to leave Newcastle, and the Frenchman has even decided to go on strike, to try to force through a move to Arsenal.

It looks like it’s touch and go as to whether Newcastle will be able to get anybody through the door before a week tomorrow, when the transfer window is over, given the distinct lack of success the Tyneside club has had in this summer’s transfer window.

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48 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 26, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #1

    @NUFCTheMag: Joe Kinnear Loses £8m http://t.co/EdhzJ56250 #nufc

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  • toon kk

    Aug 26, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Speculation speculation that’s all this tranfer window has been.
    Is it JK not doing his job or is it MA not agreeing or not wanting to pay?

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #3

    Could be fun – buy both – how many teams would then have 2 x sets of brothers playing for them at the same time !

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  • Belfast

    Aug 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #4

    I read earlier that they want 15 million and we offered 7 million. So no chance of this one happening in my opinion.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 26, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #5

    One of them is going to west brom on loan I think

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 26, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Relegation battle? I can’t believe people are saying that already. If it’s even looking possible when we go into November then Pardew will simply have to go. Our squad quality and wage bill has us top 10 for sure. Anything less will be a failure.

    A new manager may well shake things up a bit, but I hate this modern way of chopping and changing managers whenever there’s a tough time. Fergie and Moyes were persisted with and look what they achieved. I’m not saying Pardew will do as well, but the fans shouldn’t be trying to push out our manager on the back of one bad season. The rest of the stuff isn’t his fault at all!

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  • Belfast

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #7

    NUFCfans ?@nufcfans 3h
    Toon have made a £7m bid for Marseille winger Andre Ayew, says @TimesSport. He’s 23 & a Ghanaian international. #OM value him @ £15m. #NUFC

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #8

    TDS

    My God you’re infuriating.

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  • musomag

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Groundhog Day. More speculation, some actual news please Ed.

    MASSIVE YAWN

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Andre Ayew has played centre mid alot of times for marseille and has said a few times he sees himself as a central midfielder! If he moves from marseille it’ll be to a team that plays him in this position!
    Jordan isn’t that good, would rate him in a similar vein as Sammy Ameobi, hes slightly better but i doubt hes good enough for the premier league

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s amazing how after being outed for his multiple character postings invented to back him up that Ian Toon still comes on here. It kind of totally discredited him but still he does it. Go figure! And btw Ian you could hear the post match boos half a mile away.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #12

    I said after the Remy signing that we will not buy another but got slated for it, well we are not going to buy anyone. The whole Cabaye situation has surprised me though…..we must have some of the dumbest fans in world football….how many times do these guys lie to us? The player doesn’t have an option in this because we want to sell, we will not play Cabaye because if he gets injured then bye £20m!

    Please wake up and realise our club is being ripped apart, tv money pocketed and each window going forward we will have a key asset stripped away, glad I didn’t renew my season ticket but a shame that most idiots feel as though not going to a game means not supporting the team!! Instead they support this regime by paying money for tickets/merchandise. We deserve all the rubbish we are getting from this mob

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #13

    And you’re not going to get rid of MA so easily either…why do people so often aim big and then complain when nothing happens? It’s like ants arguing with a boot.

    If you’re so passionate about the topic, get involved with a fans group, apply to get onto the fans forum and try to affect some change. Getting a new owner would probably just give us a year’s honeymoon before sons fans kick off about something else anyway…

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Rotonda

    Even in the face of indisputable evidence, he still claims that he only ever had one account. Arrogant or unhinged? Either way, I’m staying the hell away from him.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Thanks Ruddy – I’ve heard similar things said about you!

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  • tekkers2402

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #16

    His release clause is around £15m. I think I read marseille want around €10.

    Doesn’t matter though because we won’t sign anyone no matter how much the ITK cocks claim we will.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #17

    TDS

    I often say things that are deliberately infuriating to people I don’t like. I wonder if the same applies to you, or do you actually believe what you’re saying?

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Tads they have missed HBA off their list and remy who has cost 2m on loan so 60m is near what has been spent but like the article says they dont mention how much has been brought in on sales.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #19

    A relegation battle is likely if we don’t sign anybody else tds. Basically the same group of players and the same manager.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Ruddy

    Depends who I’m talking to. I do often play devil’s advocate when someone has an extreme view though.

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  • toon1707

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #21

    I don’t even care who we are linked with anymore it takes JK 8 weeks to get a player over the line and we only have 1 week left so what we have now is what we will have till January . Hope I am proved wrong but I think it’s going to be the usual statement of we tried our best but couldn’t get the deals done

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Belfast

    But with the 5 Jan signings having 6 months experience of the PL and a pre-season, plus hopefully fewer injuries and niggles.

    We will not be in a relegation battle this season, and if it looks possible then Pardew will be gone.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #23

    So what’s Ian Toons other identities then ??

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #24

    ruddy

    i thought you’d matured?

    anyhow, i agree about TDS. absolute delusion. you say anything less than 10th is unacceptable, but i guaruntee if we fight relegation and stay in the prem you will call that success. 10th is not success, i don’t care how crap we were last year.

    ugh, this is all just so cyclical. no new signings to cheer, fans at loggerheads, and manager who knows f***all both about football and what’s going on above his head, and DoF that’s drank away our transfer budget and an owner who can’t be persuaded to care…..not to mention least of all the rudderless group we call a ‘team’ that we’re subjected to each week

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  • Lowesy

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Should be signing both, would help them settle in to have their brother around, plus they are both decent players, a winger (left – to replace Jonas) and a striker, played with each other regularly, have an understanding, both young, have quality, quick, skillful, etc. Should be signing both…. Should be!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #26

    *take note of the overusage of ‘and’….my train of thought coud not be quelled

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Also Ayew is on €76,000 a week…. Doubt hel come for the £5.88 per hour and 20% off at sports direct thats no doubt on offer

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #28

    TDS
    You keep telling people to get involved in fans groups to oust MA instead of whinging, have you been sleeping?
    People are getting involved, sage has said he’s interested in starting one and MacToon already has started one which is getting public acknowledgement by local media and has support from Rob Lee and hopefully soon other Legends and former players and has a following that is increasing by the day
    Just because your happy with the sub standard sh*t that is being dished up week in week out that’s your choice but you have absolutely no right to tell other fans to like it or lump it

    And why is it ridiculous to be worried about a relegation battle? Weak upfront still, weak at the back still, zero creativity in the middle if the park, and no signs of improvement in the performances of the team whilst every team around us seems to have strengthened sensibly and started the season with purpose and a point to prove

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #29

    on the post

    no thanks on Jordan

    Andre, i’d give them cabs for him

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Bottom half is a failure meaning Pardew must go. It’s that simple. 9th/10th is ok and Pardew’s position must be reviewed. Top 8 needs to be achieved to be considered as progress. It’s that simple IMO

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  • Belfast

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #31

    I hope you’re right like but we just look the same as we did last season in my opinion. Can’t see where the goals are going to come from. Unless Remy can score them.

    But he seems to be very injury prone, even at Qpr last season he was injured for a period.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Matty

    Anything less than 8th with this squad is failure, so why do you claim to know what I would and would not call success?

    Also, can you explain to me how it is immature to call someone infuriating? Or must I maintain a saintly approach in my interactions with everyone? Or, better still, can we keep this about our views on football, and little less on our views of each other?

    In my view, we won’t finish top 10, and with this first XI, that’s a failure, but as long as Ashley scrimps on new signings, Pardew will constantly have an excuse as to why he isn’t cutting the mustard. With this owner, the fans and any manager we have, will always be short changed to some extent.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Belfast

    Ian Toon – Carl – Pushy Pardew, to name but a few, he probably had a vast array of others.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #34

    ruddy

    TDS said that about 10th

    ridiculous dude. do you even read the full posts when people respond to you?

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  • Ashton

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #35

    ToonDarnSarf

    Sir Alex is a legend to even think that Pardew might turn up like him given time, is blasphemy. I love it how some people think that long term mangers do a lot better and then they mention SAF as an example. What about teams like Chelsea, Swansea, Spurs etc..

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #36

    TADS

    I’ve no problem with people who get involved! But it’s tiresome reading comments from people demanding change while they turn up to the ground, buy the pies and just whine without doing something. I appreciate that they have a right to complain as a fan, I just find it tiresome and I think I have a right to contradict them.

    I’m not happy with the way things are going, but we’re 2 games in and still trying to sign a couple of players. I want change but I want the right kind of change.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #37

    TDS

    So you think we can achieve 8th? Ok, fair enough.

    1st) Chelsea
    2nd) Man City
    3rd) Man United
    4th) Spurs
    5th) Arsenal
    6th) Liverpool
    7th) Swansea
    8th) Everton
    9th) West Ham
    10th) Norwich

    There are 10 teams who will finish above us, in my opinion, with the players and managers they have. I am also of the belief that Southampton could finish above us, West Brom could too, which would place us at 13th at best.

    Top 10 isn’t happening, top 8 is certainly not happening

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #38

    TDS
    And how many of the jan signings look better for a full pre season? Yanga? That’s it
    The rest actually look worse than last season

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Matty

    Re-read your post, I inferred that you were agreeing with me about TDS and then continuing your post directed at me. I read it, simply read it wrong.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #40

    It’s actually a wonder for the fans who are being positive at the minute about Pardew and thinking that a couple more players will magically transform us into a good side? Unbelievable, in fact.

    The team needs to show strategic direction and player understanding before new players would make much difference.

    Pardew had 5 in last January and we’re still massively poor. Now… if we got another 5… yes, we’d still be doing the same things on the pitch, because it is the abysmal coaching just new players dropping into total anarchy of a plan not the players coming in.

    You’d think that West Ham at home with ZERO shots on target would make you see sense? What will it take to actually see that good players are being ruined by poor fitness, motivation, no top level coaching and management rather than just add a couple of players thinking everything will be ok?

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