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
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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