Newcastle Afer Senegal Midfield/Striker Sensation

Newcastle have been linked in the Sunday People today with 22-year-old midfielder Sadio Mane, who can play in any position across midfield and also as a striker, and he has already played 10 times for the full Senegal side with three goals.

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane – 21 year-old Senegal midfielder

Newcastle need to bring in a replacement for the departed Yohan Cabaye in the summer, but there will also be a number of wide men leaving like Jonas Gutierrez, Gabby Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux.

Newcastle also will need to bring some strikers in over the summer, and Sadio has an excellent goal-scoring record in Austria.

So it makes sense that Newcastle would be linked with midfielders and strikers in the summer transfer window.

21 year-old Sadio Mane plays for Red Bull Salzburg and he turns 22 on April 10th, and it said to be rated at around  £10M, and he played four times in the London Olympics for Senegal.

Mane was born in Sedhiou in Senegal and joined French club Metz in the summer of 2011, and then in the summer of 2012 he joined Red Bull Salzburg for £4M.

It’s not surprising that the Senegal midfielder is keen to come to England and Chief Scout Graham Carr has been watching him closely in Austria.

The People is reporting he is even keen to come to Newcastle, where he will find a lot of French-speaking players and could settle down very quickly.

Sadio stands 5’9″ tall and is right footed and has played 64 times for Salzburg with 37 goals and 36 assists, according to, and is currently a hot property in Europe.

This season he has 22 appearances for Red Bull Salzburg with 11 goals and 12 assists and is having a terrific season.

If Newcastle are really interested in this player,  we have to hope they will move quickly and get him signed up before other top clubs become interested in this midfielder/striker.

What do you think?

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29 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #1


  • catchy in norway

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #2

    yes I do not like pardew, I fail to see the difference between what pardew did and Willie Donachie did

    Willie Donachie done something behind closed doors that got made public by the actions of nufc suspending him, a matter that could have been sorted out in house without a suspension , just a fine

    yet pardew does this on national tv and still keeps his job, and let’s not forget this is not a first time he has been very aggressive or physical in his time here,

    I really don’t care what the likes if manx think , pardew is a manager not a player, he was the aggressor in this instance , the player might have done something wrong , but it was not that bad , the player was going after the ball,

    pardew saying that he was pushing him away only makes this thing worse , he walked up to the guy , squared up, and leant in with his head , the whole world seen it

    I’m very disappointed in nufc, this is not how I want the world to see my club

    the sad fact is , this is probably 1 of a hand full of games where we played good intelegent football for 90 mins , and he spoils it

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Don’t know anything about him but if he’s decent then lets get him signed up!

    Salzburg vs Rapid Vienna at 3.30pm – worth a watch as that’s more or less as good as you are going to get in an Austrian Bundesliga game!

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #4


    was it that bad though? very similar to what remy did (although agree it’s worse when a manager does it), thee wasn’t much contact, not a full on headbutt, just lent in with his head.

    It’s not good to see but the club have done the ight thing, warning and a huge fine.

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #5

    it appears the R key didn’t quite work for my last post

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #6


    also donachie was reported to have punched a youth team player….much worse then a leaning in with your head

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Pardew leant in and brushed heads with an opposition player, Donachie had a dust up with a junior member of staff that is under his guidance and tutelage.

    Neither are acceptable, but to compare them is way off the mark.

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #8


    firstly hope your dog makes a quick recovery, mines been unwell too this past week (had a stroke) but seems to ave recovered already.

    and I agree with you on the pardew incident, not good to see but it was hardly a full headbutt, its got to be his final warning i’d say though.

    on the game, i thought we did everything well and controlled the tempo of the whole game

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #9


    yes it was that bad,

    it might not have been a full on put you on the deck head but, but pardew went in with his head,

    he is there to coach and set and example, players are like kids and managers are supposed to set an example,

    you have to ask yourself, was what willie did to street any different,

    the player was wrong, no doubt, but pardew went after him,

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #10

    The man is an idiot. Sheer stupidity. Unfortunately his shameful antics keep re-appearing. That is worse than it being a one-off. Persistent lack of respect for others around him. His lack of respect also appears a number of times behind the scenes, but that doesn’t make the national tv and his silver tongue has him thinking he’s a decent man.

    Being openly nasty is in his nature even on the biggest stage. He can’t help it leaking out. Shameful.

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #11


    willie, as lilongwe said, was meant to have properly punched a kid he was trusted to care for…..that makes his position untenable. Imagine being the parent of a young lad, you’d not let him go where a coach did that to junior players.

    With Pardew it was different, was more handbags than anything, bit shoving and lent in…nothing too serious although i agree it’s bad to see.

    With setting an example well that doesnt wrry me, players are adults and should know what pardew did was wrong and not be as dumb to do it themselves…..and kids watching should be told it’s unacceptable by their parents (too much is made of that).

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Cheers, glad your dog is recovering well.

    Agreed on the game, very good performance, a real shame all focus has been taken off it by other actions.

  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #13

    As manager of the club
    You’re representing what it stands for,wearing a suit looking respectable and his actions should follow suit.
    As manager,you are the one that is supposed to keep things under control.
    A man at his age shouldn’t be putting his head anyway near a players face.
    Point fingers,shout at someone but pure stupidity the whole thing.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #14

    We truly are our own worse enemy!

    …back to making apologies for his behavior and drawing parallels. Regardless of other people’s past behavior this is not acceptable and taking in to consideration no long ago he apologized for pushing a linesman.

    Suddenly an apologize means nothing. He should nit be sacked for this, but this is by all means not okay!

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #15


    look in any big business…..attitude/behaviour matters for little if results are achieved (sad but true)

    Think it should be his final warning but this isn’t as bad as pushing the linesman in my view as you should never be touching officials.

  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #16

    Catchu , the holier than thou attitude is laughable. You were fantasising about moonwalking on Pardews face with HD a couple of days ago.

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #17

    Can we please forget about Head-butt-gate and talk about useless things such as possible summer transfers instead?

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #18

    it also annoys me how the media seem to have forgotten all the rubbish mourinho says (like calling wenger a voyeur) and gouging the eyes of another coach not in the heat of the moment where he also refused to apologise.

    not saying it gives pardew an excuse to do what he did, just that the media have casually forgotten his actions

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #19

    *nit = not

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #20


    fine…..back to our usual pointless discussions 🙂

    chew over this people…..pardew says we are now in the market for champs league players to push for top 4

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #21

    guys here’s a thought, in a way could the FA force MA to sack Pardew?

    surely there’s a clause in every managers contract stating any violent conduct in front of viewers is an immediate dismissal

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #22

    The game itself and performance was much improved.

    The players can do that. They are good players. This shouldn’t be a one off.

    Chances were taken INSIDE the box, which is a big reason we scored them. Having mainly pot shots from distance are usually hopeful at best as people have been saying for ages.

    Bodies were getting forward more in order to support. It was better to see.

    More of the same is required next time and the remaining games of the season.

    Just shows what an attacking manager could have them playing like. A one-off game doesn’t make up for Pardew’s inept managing. He’ll need months and years more of that type of intent and performance to turn his incompentance around.

    Will it be maintained though?

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #23

    come guys..

    the fact is , willie did something that was wrong, none of us can really comment as this was not seen, but a guy in his position should not be lashing out

    pardew is a lead figure at the club, the one guy who sets the tone, tells the player how to dress and how to act in a way that best represents the club,

    this is not a isolated where he has let the club down with his behavior and conduct,

    whether it was or wasnt a full on head but, the fact that the guy put himself in that position is why he should be sacked,
    he should have just threw his hands up and screamed at the ref to do something,

    one thing im loving in this, manx quoting barton, a guy that has been to jail for assault sticking up for pardew, yet if we quote tevez , thats different
    then you take the amount of respected figures in football also saying pardew should walk or get sacked,

  • jazzyp

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #24

    Did shelvey headbutt debuchy and not get sent off ??. Did pardew actually try and violently headbutt hull’s player…….no. A stupid action on percy’s behalf no doubt but blown out of proportion

  • croftus5678

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #25

    no offence intended here but i think people live in there own worlds when something happens to our team !

    in the real world + my job people act like that 20times a night and all you do is escort them out ! you know they mean nothing by it just the anger of the moment !

    i’m also unlike a few mary popins type fans we seem to have for our team ! not going to pretend i’m any kind of saint myself ! and if someone barged into me and pushed me i’d be having choice words or more with them !

    and this (cos it was on tv) is a load of c^%p also as they televise boxing/rape adverts/swearing on tv/violence on the news ect ect so no one can honestly say my kids blablabla when they know there talking out there backsides (have kids myself so i talk from experience)

  • firebug666

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #26

    from previous post:
    Jesus, it’s the first time AP has actually used his head in a football match, and we won, AP is not getting sacked, he has brought the club into disrepute (AGAIN!) and will get a further punishment of the FA. I do feel that Meyler should also get some retrospective action from the FA. as the ruling states you should not raise you hands to anyone, but he did to AP and should have seen red for that.

    I thought that lads played really well, and handled the pressure Hull put on us in a confident way. Our counter attacking was fast and crisp, and for the first time this season we got players in the box. I thought that might be down to LDJ’s link up play, he looks very competent when on the ball and has a good range of passing, Unlucky not to get a goal himself yesterday, but I don’t think it will be long before he is scoring.

    Excellent all round performance from NUFC.

  • mindshaft

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #27

    Thought Pard’s was after English players, although not sure if his opinion counts

  • Macas

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Watched Salzburg vs Ajax recently and this lad was the standout player. Would be more than happy if we were in for him.

  • TooNArMy0

    Mar 2, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #29

    ? Sadio Mane ? Remember the name ? HD: via @youtube


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