Newcastle Should Sign Mohamed Salah – Here’s Why


Newcastle were said to be interested in Mohamed Salah a couple of days ago, after it had been widely reported that Liverpool were trying to sign the right winger, who plays at Basel and has been in outstanding form this season.

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Mohamed Salah – are Newcastle after this player?

The latest news is that Liverpool and his Swiss club Basel seem to have a disagreement on the valuation of the player, and that means the fee is too high for Liverpool.

And if the fee is too high for Liverpool then it is probably far too high for Newcastle.

But with any deal for Remy Cabella only going to take place in the summer, maybe Newcastle want to bring in a player permanently in January – so at least it would break Joe Kinnear’s duck – of not yet signing anybody permanently as Newcastle’s Director of Football.

And if Newcastle want to have any chance of retaining two of our very best players,  Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy in the summer, the club must show they are  trying to build a team that can challenge for the top four in England.

The things we hear from Alan Pardew and Joe Kinnear will hardly persuade Cabaye and Remy that we are an ambitious club, and do nothing to help retain our top players.

Alan keeps telling us that we cannot compete with the top sides in England, and Joe Kinnear has told us in January that the club are under strict financial controls during the January transfer market.

Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye are both top players who should be playing Champions League football every season, and since they cannot get that at Newcastle they will most likely move to bigger clubs in the summer.

But if Newcastle show they do have some ambition – for instance by signing Mohamed Salah this month, and bringing in Luuk de Jong on loan, and then announcing we have agreed a deal with Montpellier to have Remy Cabella sign in the summer – that would be great.

And if we did that,  we would have a very good chance of signing the two top Frenchmen to long term deals at the club in the summer.

If we don’t – we’ll have no chance of retaining them in the summer – and that’s the truth.

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331 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #1

    G2

    Ssn interviewed the blackpool owner at his home. I could hear budgies in the background. Maybe we could offer him tips on health-care and butifying them, and he would sell tom ince to nufc in return?

    Look, this new beak wax could mean improvements on budgie welfare all over the world. Trust me on this. I am commited to the prosperity of our avian freinds.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #2

    – so at least it would break Joe Kinnear’s duck –

    Disgraceful. Duck-breaking is a hideous practice!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Argh. SSN full of mackems saying “whav jus gorra gan at thum” and “doant sit back” “wheeve aahhlriddy beyt thum”

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Geordie 2 -no videos today I’m afraid. I will however raise an item of concern. I do believe that the most common phrase owners teach a bugdie to repeat is “who’s a pretty boy, who’s a pretty boy”.
    In view of the previous information about the treatment of our avian friends – perhaps this is now not an appropriate phrase.

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  • juan

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #5

    And the reson they won’t 12million

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Mister tuff

    The correct phrase to teach them is “who is an acceptably presented budgie” thus removing sexism.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Yes, yes I can see that Mister Tuff. I’ve always believed in starting my budgies off with something simple like “mackems suck” or “crush the scum”. Braaaaak.

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #8

    We won’t buy anyone. JFK is our “negotiator”.

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  • jimBOB

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #9

    I like the look of Salah – I think we need to consentrate on a striker first, this could just be total drivel but we need a stiker, remy shola and cisse are our only strikers and one of them will be off come the summer. worst case scenario we lose Cisse to Besiktas and Remy leaves in the summer – we are left with shola. oh my. what would we do??? haha

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #10

    …also, in keeping with G2’s practice, they need to know the letters s,m and b. In that order.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #11

    markaccus – indeed -we need to show the blog is strictly politically correct.

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  • p

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #12

    I think DeJong is the only likelihood for this January. Cabella the next most likely. Sounds like he is coming, it’s just a matter of when unless we get gazumped.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #13

    With their little black and white caps and mufflers on my lot are grooving to Barry White right now. Beautiful. As for your suspicious synthetics Markaccus, are there any petroleum products in there mate? And your beak snuff aphrodisiac isn’t working for me at all btw.

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  • MassiveG

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #14

    I keep fantasising that if I had a billion quid I would buy the club from Ashley for, what, £260m, but I wouldn’t go mad buying Messi for £120m, I’d just make sure we tie up these stupid deals that Ashley and Kinnear tread water on, where they’ve been asked for £9m but we’ll only pay up to £7m for. Does my head in. It’s a real shame we didn’t go in for Thauvin nice and early, not many playmakers in our range (lots of wingers but no playmakers) and I think Capoue is not even a Thauvin-lite.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #15

    G2

    I do not know who supplied you with that so called aphrodisiac, but it was not me. Some one may have posed as me, using my well renowned name to peddle their filth.

    i only use petroleum in cases of extreme chafing. And then only in tiny amounts. It is just too risky to use more than 1 mg.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Does anyone have decent bodkin and jodhpurs to loan me? I have an important Manly Man banquet coming up and I’ve been nominated in the Manliest Natural Chest Hair category. I’ve decided to wear a chastity belt as well because the women usually go crazy at those events.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Where are your budgies chafing Markaccus mate? Is it their little wing pits? Try mincing up a little banana and mixing it with olive oil. It makes a wonderful natural budgie deodorant. I wear as well at times, although fruit flies can be a problem in summer.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Might try that, G2. Thanks.

    Is there a catagory for the Manliest natural Ar$e hair? I would easily win that.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Some Barry White for Geordies:
    I believe in miracles
    We’ll win the cup, you sexy thing (sexy thing you)
    I believe in miracles
    Since you came along, Alan Pardew
    Beautiful

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #20

    There isn’t sadly Markaccus. Some of the women were a little queasy when we tried that last year. 🙁

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m at maximum funk now with my Barry White blasting. Will be back soon mates.

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  • manni

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #22

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/independent-ratings-newcastle-squad-season/

    And to think I used to hate williamson,and love Cisse, it just shows what confidence does for you

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  • clinath@ed

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #23

    G2….that was Hot Chocolate, not Barry White.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #24

    I think Barry re-recorded it clinath@ed mate. Still brilliant number with Geordie lyrics.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #25

    Very interesting manni @22. Should set off a storm of debate. Even moreso than by Barry White/Hot Chocolate offering.

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  • jimiley

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #26

    This club will never win anything under Ashley and will never challenge for the top 4. Forget winning the league. That will never happen at any time unless we get an Arab or Russian owner and who wants that?
    Why will we not win anything?
    The Cups mean Europa Cup football. Enough said I think.
    5th spot in the league would be a disaster.
    4th spot may be attainable if we bought somebody but Ashley would lose more money reinforcing the squad so we are not embarrassed than he would get from getting knocked out in the group stages.
    I cannot see Mashers selling the club any time soon. It is a cash cow for him. Sell Cabs for 25 million and replace him with somebody for 10 million. 15 million profit. Good work if you can get it. Assuming the average wage is 20K a year, that profit is the equivalent of 19 people working 40 years each. A lifetime of work for 19 people and Ashley makes it in an instant. Ashers is here for quite a while yet.

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  • Oleg G

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Please Salah. Go to Liverpool.

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #28

    @22
    Interesting statistics.
    I would agree with nearly all of them; Cabaye and Debuchy have easily been the best two players, in my opinion. Perhaps Santon seems surprisingly high up?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Sign Salah, Cabella, Zouma and De Jong in Jan and then sign Benteke, Remy, Siem De Jong and Toby Alderweireld in the summer. Let Cabaye go to PSG for £25m.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #30

    Santon’s been equally as good as Debuchy.

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #31

    The stats and most people disagree.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Zouma doesnt want to come. Cabella is looking like a summer signing. Not sure where the hell we stand on salah. Benteke would be great in summer but i am not sure he will be too interested to come here. Remy is a merc and no way will he sign. De jong bros cant be a bad idea can it 😀 . What is alderwierd up to theae days?

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #33

    Toby Aldiweasel, as jfk will no doibt call him

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  • low fell mag

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #34

    I don’t know if anybody can help.
    Today a lad showed me a video clip ,that our old centre forward Micky Quinn had posted.
    The video clip he posted was either on twitter or facebook which I cannot find.
    The clip is new and I think he head lined it Football Rivalry.
    It is absolutely hilarious. It involves a bouncer at Idols taking the mickey out of an old tramp come wino who is a Geordie through and through.
    The bouncer is pretending to be a Sunderland supporter and the old Geordie gives him six nought.
    If you can find this clip it is amazing,and if so tell me how to get it. Superb viewing.

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  • magicmac

    Jan 22, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Jimiley i could not agree with your comments more, iam 57 years of age now, and although iam from Northern Ireland, ive supported Newcastle United from 7 years of age, and i totally love Newcastle, but i like to tell it as it is, and ive been saying for quite a while now, that Newcastle will never win anything under Mike Ashley, to all the fantastic and loyal Newcastle fans, just settle for mid table or possibly 7th or 8th position while Mr Mike Ashley is our owner, he is simply not going to pay the going rate to compete with the top clubs in the premier league, i will not resort to terrible or rude comments like some people on here about Mike Ashley, iam just spelling out the facts, success unders Mike Ashley just wont happen as he wont spend the cash to compete, simple as, so i have to fully agree with Jimiley, his letter is very much my thinking also, and i know most intelligent Newcastle Fans on this site will agree we wont be winning anything as long as Mr Ashley is our owner, unless a mirricle happens, i wont be holding my breath he he, howay the lads.

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  • low fell mag

    Jan 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #36

    Sorry ,when I said the old fellow gives the bouncer six nought it is verbally not physical and in good humour.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Evening ladies and gentlement 🙂 I can see you have been busy bees!

    It’s time for answer to our trivial blog question:

    An Clinath was right when he said it was a “Rolling Stones” number!

    Senor Tuff elaborated and said the number was called “The Last Time” which is correct 🙂

    Catchy finished the puzzle by adding the song is based on Andrew Loog Oldham’s orchestral version of The Rolling Stones’ song, “The Last Time” 🙂

    And yes there was a court settlement and I didn’t know RS got all the royalties!

    He is a link to the song and as you can here it’s plain and simple “Bittersweet Symphony” which out any lyrics:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKC5cdGBY04

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 22, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #38

    Zouma has stated that he’d be interested in joining us but Chelsea is his preference. Benteke would fit in well here and would want to come. I’d only sign Siem De Jong if Cabaye leaves. It’s annoying, because these players would take us to the next level.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #39

    *that was suppose to be English by the way 😉 lol

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 22, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Kets- Alderweireld isn’t good enough for us! He’s being found out at Athletico as many who’d seen him at ajax expected!

    Debuchy has been twice the player if santon this season contributing more going forward and defending.

    Benteke is on a massive long contract at a club roughly the same stature as the toon! (Midtable etc) hes not had a good season but villa don’t sell cheap and would hold out for him to find form before selling him as they’d want 30m + whether hes worth that or not

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