Newcastle’s Two Top Midfield Targets This Summer


Newcastle will need to bring in some creative players in the summer, since we seem to have none of them in the side at the moment, and Newcastle also need to replace Yohan Cabaye, who in our wisdom we let go half-way through the season and didn’t replace him, and now we are struggling without the French International.

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Remy Cabella – Montpellier midfielder

Newcastle tried to get Remy in during January, and there was even news that we had reached a deal for the Montpellier midfielder, but their 70 year-old Chairman Louis Nicollin, who hates Newcastle, said that he didn’t want to sell the player in January, because he didn’t want to pay big taxes in France during this financial year.

And Remy also wanted to help Montpelier in their relegation fight, and at the time they were around 5th bottom of the French League, and after winning 2-1 at Guingamp on Saturday they are now 8th bottom and 9 points above third bottom Valenciennes.

Remy turned 24 last month, and is the kind of creative midfielder Newcastle need next season, and he has been at Montpellier for his whole career and played 104 times for them with 24 goals and 17 assists.

And he has had a very good season with 29 appearances, 10 goals and 6 assists, and there was news a couple of weeks ago that Newcastle were back in negotiations with Montpellier and trying to make a deal for the player – but he could cost around £12M.

Remy has played 17 times for the France U21 side with 4 goals, and he would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle.

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Clement Grenier – Lyon play-maker

Newcastle tried to get Clement in during January as a direct replacement for Yohan Cabaye, who we sold to PSG for around £20M, but Newcastle (Joe Kinnear) couldn’t get the deal done.

And one of the reasons was that Clement wanted to get into the French squad for the World Cup in Brazil this summer, and didn’t want to change clubs half-way through the season, which is understandable.

But Newcastle could have some difficulty getting this lad in over the summer, because other bigger clubs may become interested in the 23 year-old – who is an excellent technical player.

And his style is not unlike that of Yohan with one of his specialties is his free kick taking, and like Cabella he would not come cheap and could cost around £10M or even more than that.

Clement has played for all the France Youth sides, and three times for the full France team, and he’s been at Lyon since back in 2002, when he was 11 years old.

Grenier has played a total of 123 times for Lyon with 16 goals ans 23 assists, and this season he has made 38 appearances in all competitions with 7 goals and 7 assists.

It would be terrific if we can both players to Newcastle this summer, because we need some creativity and class in the team for next season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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37 comments so far

  • Ciaran

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m sure I’ve read this article before…deja vu kicking in big time

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  • toonking

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m starting to think myself the only reason pardew is still with newcastle is he really does have gambling debts. things are looking clearer every year, what i think is going to happen this summer is we will see very little spent on transfers all i see happening is ashley is going to bring in some loans.

    Most of his money is i believe is going to be put into rangers.

    If ashley still doesn’t leave newcastle after next season then we will be aiming for 7th-10th every year because it’s quite simple rangers are a team that can get into europe without the need to spend much, sadly that means we will not be allowed in europe ourselves because it is forbidden to have 2 clubs in europe which are owned by the same owner. basically what that will tell managers and players is newcastle united are doing them no good what so even and so they will just not bother joining. The only people you will see joining newcastle are those who are on loan from rangers and them who just want money.

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #3

    **REPOST**

    So Pards replacements … we aren’t going to get Van Gaal or anyone near the top of the tree so we need to look for young exciting managers… my list would include…

    THOMAS TUCHEL Mainz
    VINCENZO MONTELLA Fiorentina
    FRANK DE BOER Ajax
    VITOR PEREIRA Al-Ahli
    VIKTOR GONCHARENKO – BATE Borisov
    PAVEL VRBA, Viktoria Plzen

    All potentially within our budget and doing a great job at current clubs

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  • toonking

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #4

    The footballing world is now in a manager merry go round. It’s part of human nature really we don’t have very good patience. The thing about this merry go round is that players and owners know bad results will mean the manager takes the blame, they can earn their money so easy and don’t need to put the effort in at all, That is why you see players like ba wanting to join chelsea and sit on the bench rather than play for newcastle and be in the starting 11.

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  • toon22

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #5

    If Mashley buys Rangers he would have to indulge in some match fixing.
    As he couldnt have his two teams meet,meaning he would start the season with the intention of not winning all the games.Meaning he could charged with throwing games(Match Fixing)

    You can see it wouldnt take much to get the wrong side of the law.

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  • toon22

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Im sure the London tabloids would see the whole situation in there usual unbias way.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #7

    I thought to myself last night about the Pardew situation and Iv’e always thought Pardew had passion for football until now.

    any self respecting Manager who knew the fans were against him would of walked out by now to save what’s left of there reputation.

    many managers have walked out either it’s problems with the chairmen or problems due to performance, and I got to give them there due because when this happens they still get an standing ovation from the fans and thanking him for a good effort but the club needs to move forward.

    but when Pardew gets the sack ( if MA has some sense ) or he walks I can’t really see any fans applauding his efforts ( well maybe one mag57or 53 )

    excitement is the worse fear for any Manager when they leave when it comes to fans responses, and Pardew knows this and he couldn’t handle this.

    Pardew knows when his time is up it will be a very long time until he sets foot into another club to manage.

    Iv’e also spoke to many Palace fans and not 1 of them want Pardew here because they know he’s no good at any club, even many Palace fans can’t believe Pardew was appointed for being a manager at Newcastle who they see us as a massive club, this is why Palace chairmen pulled out for chasing Pardew because the Palace fans responded and promised to go on a uproar if Pardew ever came back.

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  • toonking

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #8

    toon22
    we could still finish higher in the table but to us fans it would still feel like finishing 7th 8th 9th or 10th really as the european achievement would not be granted. As for winning an FA or league cup well in ashley’s mind that is worthless as he will not get very much money from it and the european spot would not be allowed.

    The reason for them only allowing one of two clubs with the same owner in europe is because of it’s risk of match fixing especially in the group stages.

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  • swiller2004

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #9

    toon22

    How are newcastle & rangers going to ever play in the same compertition? it’s not like newcastle will be or rangers will be playing in europe any time soon and if you didn’t realise they play in different countries.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #10

    there’s no way in hell these 2 lads would come to Newcastle, I can’t believe I’m saying this but that French Chairmen funny looking guy ( Nicoli or something ) was totally spot on when he told Cabella not to join Newcastle because of the state we were in.

    these 2 lads are what Newcastle needed a few years back but now if they ever did come they will regret it

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #11

    So are you lot going to moan next season about pardew when we Finnish in the top 10 next season.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #12

    wolfshead — wow I’m shocked at your vulgar response I was only trying to be helpful and you suggest I F**k myself, to be sure the response of a vulgar cad. My two previous suggestions to help you out, after you said you were taking a blog holiday – was innocently suggesting you go on a walking holiday to the Sahara desert or to Helmand Province in Afganistan. Now your throwing a hissy fit.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #13

    swiller2004

    what toon22 is trying to say and many on here have said it to is that MA can’t own 2 clubs because it leads to many speculations.

    match fixing is the major one and the FA won’t allow it simply because both fans from both teams would add more pressure on the FA and the FA simply won’t want this

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #14

    welshgeordie9

    we will not finish in the top 10 next season, I can guarantee it

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #15

    @12

    whatever

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 7, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #16

    What makes you think that

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #17

    welshgeordie9

    because I simply know, for 3 seasons Pardew has been extremely lucky not to get us relegated ( yes I’m also counting the time we came 5th ) within these 3 seasons I can only count about 8-9 games were we deserved to get the results.

    that’s PL 8-9 games compare to 114 PL games

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Pardw is a bad apple ( rotten to the core )

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  • toonking

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #19

    swiller
    what we are saying is uefa will not allow 2 clubs which have the same owner to be in europe together and as rangers will be back in the SPL in 2015/16 they will be back into europe in 2016/17. The Fa and premier league will not allow that because what has happened is he will turned newcastle into a team with nothing to aim for so could easily match fix or even manipulate transfers knowing that players will be easier to attract to newcastle and he can just send them out on loan at rangers.

    It all makes sense really his 5 year plan was to become owner of rangers all along and what he had done is used the money achieved as owner of newcastle to be then spend on rangers. the only reason he did panic buyes at newcastle last winter was because in the championship their was never going to be the money needed to buy all of rangers.

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Pards must be getting worried about West Ham catching us, it’s almost a given that Stoke will take 9th but he understands that if we do not make 10th there will be no bonuses paid out and his job will come under scrutiny hence he is targeting our last two homes games to secure the points needed to almost guarantee 10th spot
    Although games are both against clubs fighting relegation in 15th and 19th respectively Pards knows he cannot take these games lightly given that both clubs have already beaten us this term

    Difficult to see us get 6 points but sadly I think we’ll have enough to keep West Ham from stealing 10th and the season, at least from Pards perspective will be seen as a success

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #21

    toonking

    aye mate spot on, I think we should also include MA SD brand as well, he brought Newcastle for his business front and to advertise his SD across the world considering Newcastle have a massive fan base around the world and probably every country know of us and our reputation.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #22

    mindshaft

    I’m hoping Hull, Stoke and WHU take over us, it’s doable, in fact even Palace and Villa could catch up to us.

    5 games to go 15 points, but I can’t see Villa and Palace getting over 12 points in 15 but hey the PL has had some shockers

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #23

    mindshaft

    also mate lets not forget Pardew aim is to finish 10th or above coming end of this season, if he finishes 11th lets see if MA keeps his word and sacks him.

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #24

    There is a suggestion that Pardew is deliberately exposing vulnerabilities in the squad in an attempt to ensure that players are transferred in. Whilst the thought has crossed my own mind I would have to conclude that Pardew is most consistently inept, a bulsh#tt#r and unbelievably over his head. Admittedly he has shown glimpses of good managerial fortune, which I mistook as a new developmental stage, but he is probably to arrogant and full of self importance to believe he cold actually learn anything.

    His main attribute is his ability to keep stirring so that nothing sticks, good or bad!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #26

    The FA wouldn’t stop Ashley having a majority interest in owning both clubs. Abramovich had controlling interest in both Chelsea and CSKA. Once CSKA were in the Champions league it became an issue. I can’t see us having a similar problem any time soon, so it is well within FA rules.

    Also, it isn’t match fixing if you don’t assemble a squad, or hire a manager capable of doing well, so again no issue against the laws of the game on that front either.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Well to be honest you have got to have a bit of luck, man utd won trophies with luck e.g. Winning penalties, scoring in the last minutes, winning games 1-0, so you need luck whether it’s in the top half or the bottom

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Well, the only thing I have to look forward to at the weekends now is seeing the great unwashed trying (and failing) to get out of their predicament. Its like quicksand though, the harder they try to get out of it, the worse its becoming.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #29

    So I take then a lot if you want us to Finnish outside the top 10 so pardew gets sacked

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #30

    mindshaft

    i respect your opinion (mister tuff self appointed site moderator take note) but finishing 10th would be an achievment given that on handful of appearances remy has scored more goals than gouffran cisse ameobi and ldj have combined

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #31

    welshgeordie9

    true mate every club has luck, but not for every game though!

    Pardew has had over 3 seasons to change us into a better team and still we wait.

    this season alone he got the players to play on the ground, WHY? because the fans wanted it this way and Pardew listened, but then BOOM we are back to Pardew’s basic style now, hoof it to no man’s land.

    sorry but Pardew ain’t a manager, he’s many things but not a manager.

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  • toonking

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #32

    B&B
    the thing is, what differance will sacking pardew make when it’s becoming clear that next season will be the last season we can try getting into europe until ashley leaves.

    managers will know that ashley is not going to give us the funds for players needed to see quality football and aim for 4th-6th.
    pardews contract is probably a one saying if he remains at newcastle while ashley is here then his debt will all be paid off but the minute he reveals what is really happening at newcastle then ashley is going to take all the cash away from pardew.

    what we need to see happen now is for the FA and premier league to force ashley out and get us a new owner.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #33

    welshgeordie9@29

    yes ( well for me anyway )

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #34

    toonking

    can the FA & PL force MA to sell though?

    I stated this a few months ago but had no reply.

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  • 70TWO

    Apr 7, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #35

    If NUFC finish in the top half then Pardew will no doubt be staying, as that was the target set at the beginning of the season following the close brush with relegation. Stoke could easily finish above us, however looking at the fixtures it looks unlikely Hull or West Ham would be able to.

    Pardew will be leading the team next season, but how different will the personal, organisation and indeed targets be?

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  • Mag52

    Apr 7, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Black and White.
    I thought I’d heard it all, but no. A NUFC supporter (in theory) stating that he would rather see the club lose matches and finish outside the top ten if it meant their manager getting the sack.Pretty disgraceful if you ask me!

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  • Sav

    Apr 8, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #37

    I hope Charnley, Carr and Pardew have more targets than these two because, a) We may not get either or both of them and b) Are they really good enough? I’m not sure either is fit to replace Cabaye.
    Have you got shares in them, Ed?

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