No Response From Lyon On Grenier Bid


It’s always difficult to know exactly what’s going on in the transfer window, but reports in France suggest that Newcastle have made a substantial bid for 23 year-old Clement Grenier and that the Tyneside club are now waiting for the response from Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas

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Clement Grenier – Newcastle waiting on Lyon response to bid

Jean-Michel Aulas was also involved in the saga of Bafe Gomis last summer, although it seems his agents wanted too much money for the deal to go through.

If this news in France is true, then at least Lyon have not yet turned down Newcastle’s all-cash offer, and from what the player himself has said – he would be willing to join Newcastle and try to become the next Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle.

He certainly has the skills and talent to emulate Cabaye on Tyneside.

Alan Pardew has rightly said that Newcastle  have to replace a player of Yohan’s  class, so we hope Newcastle and Joe Kinnear in particular are working their socks off to get in a very good younger player to replace Yohan.

Lyon manager Remi Garde does not want to lose the player this month, but that’s only natural – and Alan Pardew didn’t want to lose Cabaye this month either.

And if it’s not Clement then it has to be somebody else, but we must sign a replacement before we meet Sunderland on Saturday. – the window slams shut at 11:00 pm on Friday night.

And Sunderland are actually startling to win  a few games, with their two cup runs, and a good 1-0 win at home to Stoke last night to lift them out of the bottom three for the first time since last August.

But on the transfer front – it’s over to you Joe.

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27 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Jan 30, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #1

    cabaye was perfection. the idea of “buying” a cabaye replacement is absurd in itself.

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  • toon1707

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #2

    When is the cut off point for a signing to be eligible to play against the makems

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Pardew said Carroll will not be sold => he was sold

    jfk said no one will leave this window => Cabaye was sold and he had an agreement with the club to leave in January.

    Pardew said Remy’s red card against Norwich will not be appealed => he is appealed

    And now Pardew said that money from Cabaye will be spend THIS month…

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 30, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Pardew’s post match comments of he felt it was deserving of a red card will be held against him here then. No way it will get overturned given the nature of the incident, they rarely do so pushing and a coming together of heads won’t be.

    The only reason for doing so in my mind is to make Remy available for the derby as his ban will be delayed until the appeal is heard. I think that is how it works. Gives De Jong a bit more time to settle without having to instantly rely on him for goals I guess, but will it be worth the likely extended ban?

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #5

    I think NOT buying a sort of a replacement is suicidal and will mean we will slide down the table for sure. Need a creative CM player Clement is that player if not Cabaye like has potential and is younger.

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  • Thump

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #6

    @toon1707: We can sign them at 12am and register them immediately.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #7

    and quite frankly if we offered 12 million say and they wanted 13 trusting fat Ash to not go any higher….

    We dont get a “Cabaye replacement” this window I think will be a WORSE off sign that the non purchasing of the previous summer window.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #9

    joe wears slip-ons coz he cant tie-up shoelaces

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  • Thump

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #10

    @Lilongwe: Nah, mate. He’ll still be banned for the Sunderland match regardless of the appeal status. At least I know that FIFA was pushing for that not too long ago.

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  • geordiemark

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #11

    said it yesterday say it again today cabaye out de jong in that’s it

    Ashley has made 83 million quid this season on the back of NUFC now theres a hell of a profit eh Ashley

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  • Thump

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #12

    @Rotonda: I had to double check that wasn’t TalkSport for a minute.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #13

    what absolute rubbish this is, I don’t blame cabaye for going, like he said he wants to win things.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Thump

    it’s a strange one as the independent isn’t too shabby generally.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #15

    Thump,
    Cheers, not sure why we have appealed then. They hardly ever get overruled, especially given Pardews comments after the match when he had most likely seen a replay that he agreed with it. Very odd.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #16

    where has all that money gone kinnears and fatmans bar bill

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #17

    thats the way not to sell refuse to talk

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #18

    If they are appealing for remy’s red does that mean that they give up on getting another player in

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #19

    If we appeal the red is Remy available for the Mackems?
    Don’t they take like 3 days to make the decision after an appeal meaning the suspension is delayed?

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  • Thump

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #20

    @Lilongwe: I think it’s probably because Norwich appealed the red yesterday that has given Pardew and the club enough confidence to have a go, or Ashley and/or Kinnear have looked at it and appealed it on Pardew’s behalf.

    There were a few moments from Foy that had me scratching my head like the yellow for Sissoko. Going word for word from the rule book, impeding a goalkeeper from clearing the ball from his hands is a yellow offence, but Ruddy quickly got rid of it and Sissoko was back tracking. Not a yellow. In the same way most handballs aren’t given in the penalty area.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #21

    are they waiting for gourcuff to go instead.

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  • geordiemark

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #22

    its going to be interesting to see our fans reaction at the weekend v the scum, I don’t expect Ashley nor kinnearbasher to be attending it though

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #23

    tads

    spot on but if it goes against us he would get a 4 match ban. not sure an appeal is worth it.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #24

    they best stay well away

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #25

    @NUFCThreatLevel http://www.thefa.com/~/media/files/thefaportal/governance-docs/rules-of-the-association/2013-14/disciplinary-procedures—appeal-regulations.ash Section 3.3 – can dismiss immediately. We’ll get a game added on for spurious appealing
    Retweeted by NUFCThreatLevel

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  • musomag

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #26

    @ 1….Cabaye was perfection? Really?

    Very romanticised statement. I would have to disagree on many levels I’m afraid. More accurate to say he was sometimes a very good team player. Other times he sulked, caused disruption to the team and played well below average. He wanted to go forever.
    Sadly missed in this current team? Yes
    Good business @ £20 million? Definitely

    Good luck to him, he got his dream move.
    I’m looking forward to seeing what Luuk de Jong can do for us. Hopefully he wants to prove a point and gets his chance against Sunderland.
    Haven’t been on here in ages, since being depressed during last transfer window but I see there’s still awful lot of Ashley bashing going on. Now I’m not a fan of the regime either but the abuse and name calling he gets on here is disgraceful and doesn’t help matters at all – if you were him would you part with millions for new players to satisfy mouthy people like that? Bet you wouldn’t.
    Support the team lads, life’s too short.

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  • isleofmanman

    Jan 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Shouln’t Jumpin Jack Flasher Kinnear be in Lyon getting this deal boxed off?

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