Newcastle Put In Bid For Clement Grenier

There is news in France tonight that Newcastle have made a solid bid for Lyon play-maker Clement Grenier, and the news is being reported by le10sport.

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Clement Grenier – Newcastle make approach for French International

It appears that Newcastle have gone in and made a bid for the talented 23 year-old Lyon player, but there are also reports that there have now been three bids for the player – and they have all come in the last few days.

Other English clubs that are reported to be interested in the player are Everton and Southampton, in addition to German club Bayer Leverkusen, and it’s not surprising a number of clubs are in for the talented central midfielder.

The le10sport report also suggests that some bigger clubs could also come in for the Frenchman.

And there have been reports of late that Arsene Wenger of Arsenal fancies the player.

While Grenier was with the French World Cup squad and before he was injured, he let it be known he was surprised and disappointed that Lyon manager Remi Garde had decided to leave the club last month.

It’s now almost certain that Grenier will leave the French club, for whom he has played 116 times with 15 goals and 23 assists, and the  le10sport report says that Lyon know will have to sell their top  player to improve their poor financial situation, and that the chase for the player is accelerating.

Last season he played 41 times with 7 goals and 8 assists for Lyon, and he has now played for every French Youth side and 5 times for the full French side, and of course he did make the 23 man French squad for the World Cup, before unfortunately injuring his groin in training, and he had to withdraw.

The 6’1″ play-maker is very close in style and technique to Yohan Cabaye, and he is a specialist from dead ball situations, such as free kicks just outside the penalty area.

The 23 year-old would be a terrific signing for Newcastle, but the Tyneside club will have to show a lot more ambition than they have so far shown in their timid attempts to bring Remy Cabella to Tyneside.

Spend the money Mike.

Comments welcome.

37 comments so far

  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #1

    How many more times make a bid for shelvey

  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed do me a favour and make a headline saying that we have made a bid

  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Shelvey would be a nice acquisition. Really underrated imo.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #4

    you can have a dig at wales if want, but at the end of the day the answer will still be the same

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #5


    I said that last season we should have tried to sign him before he went to Swansea for a couple of million would have been great !

    He has improved since last year plays in a similar way to Cabaye although not as good looking lol but would be a more than adequate replacement hes only 22 and is probably about the same level as Cabaye at that age !

    Could actually see Pardew wanting to sign him get him Siem De Jong , Cabella , Ince and Gomis and we would be sorted for top 10 again !

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #6

    If Scotland goes, we might as well call time on the whole union.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Save the Shelvey money and put it towards Bony.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #8


    Finally someone on here with bloody sense

    Thank god for that

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Shelvey = ponderous

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #10


    He is defo an English player that would improve our play and give us a bit of grit in the middle

  • kevymartins

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #11

    Clap Clap it’s about time. Perfect player for us.

    And England and wales fans could be worse could be cheated with a hand ball from theiry henry on his last international match… Bloody cheating ****

  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #12

    9Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 12, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    So who would you have to replace cabaye then

    Steve Sidwell

  • kevymartins

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Oyea how could I forget the hand of god. As we seen tonight it’s an unfair game alot of cheating going on.

  • toon22

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #14

    If MA thinks the fans are stupid enough to beleve that we are trying to sign anyone (while extending the season ticket deadline) he is deluded.
    Yes we might have bid but it will be such a low ball effort he cant lose,as either he gets a bargain or he gets nowt but a bunch of publicity while trying to sell season tickets.


  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Blackley – without a doubt Blatter is such a crook – all his cronies are as well -how they’ve survived all these years is a mystery -well not really as they wont authorise an investigation into themselves. The current investigation by that ex DA from New York -is restricted in it’s remit -so Blatter will not fall because of that.
    They are a shameful bunch.
    First game was decent – I had fancied Brazil -but probably not now.

  • toon22

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Blatter had the ref give that penalty as he thought the public of brazil would turn on the whole WC.

    Bent as a nine bob note.

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #17

    As three white doves were released in a symbolic gesture of the aspiration towards world peace, Steve Mcmanaman announces to a global audience, “c’mon, the anthems have been sung, the coins been tossed, let’s just get on with it”

    Oh Steve, surely your lowest moment. Superb!

  • Toonfan8

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Shelvey is not good enough, never rated him, he looks like psychomaniac…certainly there are better options like Grenier or Cabella..I rate Colback higher than Shelvey…bring Grenier, Lassoga one pacey winger Cabella,Townsend and we are sorted for now…oh and Gomis of course…
    Gomis—3m agents and others
    thats only 36M but it looks like another team…if Taylor or MYM or Colo leave bring in Lovren or Van Dijk…or both…and we are sorted

  • kevymartins

    Jun 12, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #19

    @Toonfan Oh I like that alot.

    Perhaps make 1 or 2 adjustments like somebody to replace Cabella as we won’t get him and another good cb to replace saylor and we are all set for a wonderful season with exciting footy

  • kevymartins

    Jun 13, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #20

    I would go and splash a good 15-20 million on someone like Bernard.

    We need pace injected into the team and skillful fast players and not rejects like Obert- ton

  • Toonfan8

    Jun 13, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #21

    oh and I forgot, bring also Remi Garde as a manager 😀 but thats too much

  • Toonfan8

    Jun 13, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #22

    if not Cabella then Wijnaldum, great talent from PSV, pacey,tricky and intelligent, i personally rate him higher than Cabella…and should be availible for less money

  • thai-mag

    Jun 13, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    Comment #23

    Ed “solid bid” could you change that to “low bid” please and you will be closer to the truth, there’s not a hope in hell of us getting him”over the dreaded line”

  • theartfuldodger

    Jun 13, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #24

    We fans just keep hoping that the some miracle will save us…

  • ToonMatt

    Jun 13, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #25

    If a bid was made it would be well below the clubs valuation and it will be rejected this is how the parasite does his business when it all fails he will send the puppet out to say we tried to get players but couldn’t “get them over the line” It will be bargain bin and free signings for us “The least ambitious club” in all of professional football!!!

  • firebug666

    Jun 13, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #26

    Of all the clubs in all the world, I had to support this one.

    This is the time of year when every fan should be on a high, excited about the world cup; and excited about new signings at the club; and every fan is excited…….Unless of cause you support Newcastle United. Every Newcastle fan (well most) are saddened and disillusioned over the way we are trying to do our transfer business.

    It’s not disappointment because this is exactly what we expect from the powers that be at our club.

    There are those who expect a leopard to change it’s spots, and big signings to be announced in the near future. The reality is Newcastle will never pay the going rate for a player, in fact I think they spend more time working on the lies and excuses than on transfer targets.

    The team we will start with next season will be poor at best full of basement bargains and free to a good (or not so good at present) home and managed by the biggest mistake in the history of football Pardrew.

    I honestly think we will get relegated next season because even with a couple of decent players in (if any) Pardrew will waste them in the same way he has wasted the talent we had.

  • cyprus

    Jun 13, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #27

    Shelvey overrated. Slowed Liverpool down, Swansea’s slide coincides with his arrival. Pass.

    The Montpellier boss implies no more than Fergie did with his wee club comment. He implies we are a small club is all. And he has the Mbiwa example to show it’s not an ideal move. HBA would probably second that 🙁

  • cyprus

    Jun 13, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #28

    We need pace in this team. In back we are ok, believe it or not, in fact better than we’ve ever been, despite the regular thumping. We have the best RB in the league, the new Maldini, Haidara, the ex captain of Montpellier, Colo, Good and even our player of the year 🙂 and a chest thumper.

    The reason we concede so many goals is because we are constantly on the back foot, contrary to what AP says.

    Soooo, urgent signings? A tricky pacy winger or two, a CF or two and an attacking creative MF.

  • ToonMatt

    Jun 13, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #29

    Firebug666, I agree mate it’s painful supporting this club and I can’t see how we can stay up next season, Ashley is draining and choking the life out of the club and the team spirit has gone, Things need to change hopefully fans will stay away form SJP next season and not renew there season ticket if they do though they are as bad as Mike Ashley.

  • EbertNUFC

    Jun 13, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #30

    It shouldn’t be hard to find, we will have made a profit upward of £60 million. We need to replace a 15 goal striker. To do that we need to spend at least £10 million on one striker.
    £20 million for Grenier and Lacazette sounds about right. If we manage to sell mbiwa, Ben arfa, Obertan, Marveaux, Jonas we should recoup £8-£12 million, a net spend of £8 million we could then go for Cabella or a winger and gomis on a free and have a new spend of £22million with a lower wage bill.

  • Slank

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #31

    EbertNUFC @ 30

    Which part of the profit of upward of £60 million do you think is spent on wages and salaries of the non playing employees, the payment of council business tax and corporation tax, water, gas and electricity, cleaning services, security services including the police, insurance, telephone charges, legal fees etc etc or does the club blow the lot of buying players?

  • nut meg

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #32

    cyprus @ 28
    IMHO we are way too slow in the heart of our defence.Taylor,Williamson & Collo must be replaced if we are to stop conceding so many goals,playing MYM in his proper position would be a beginning but we still need better & quicker CBs. I’m sure a good coach would be able to organise the defence far better than our manager has done these last few years. Where we are desperate for pace is up front,we won’t get anywhere with plodders.Defenders are scared of attackers with pace so I can only hope that our dear leader dips into his wedge & buys what we need & not just anybody who is cheap no matter what position he plays in. I wish !

  • firebug666

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #33

    In my honest opinion we should not have sold even one season ticket, What are you going to get for your money?

    The club have promised the fans absolutely nothing and that is exactly what we will get. Pathetic football pushed forward by a pathetic manager with no ambition to win anything.

    Where is the excitement? We already know what the target is for next season, staying in the premiership. We already know we are not going for any of the cups, we also know we will not be pushing for a European place.

    So even before the season has started we have been told we have nothing to play for except our Premiership status.

    Why spend a small fortune buying season tickets for that. Not to mention the pathetic football displayed on the pitch, the pathetic tactics by a totally inept manager.

    This season needs to start the way last season ended. WITH PROTESTS against the regime.

  • Shaker

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #34

    Go all and read Bonys agent talking about how
    Newcastle missed out on Bony because they didn’t
    believe he can score goals in the EPL !!!!! ????
    they ( Newcastle ) could’ve took him for only 10 Mill 🙁

  • lesh

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #35

    jimmysmith… Steve McManaman’s lowest moment?

    Naah, that was when he realised he was a bin-dipper!

  • Shaker

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #36

    this is what his agent said !

    ” I spoke to Newcastle about Bony last summer. Newcastle should have bought Bony a year ago but they didn’t believe in him.

    “They could have signed him for £10m, but they said they weren’t sure if he was good enough, that he was only playing in Holland.

    “I know Wilfried. I brought him over from Africa and I know what he can do. I used to be a player and a coach myself.

    “I told them that he would score goals wherever he played but it was only (Swansea chairman) Huw Jenkins who took the risk.

    “Now he is worth £20m.

    “Newcastle is a traditional, fantastic club but they are always the same with transfers. I was in contact with them a couple of years ago over Tomas Ujfalusi, who played for Atletico and Fiorentina, but it was a similar story.”

    “The next step for Bony is a top-six team in England or a top team in Germany, Spain or France, or he will stay with Swansea.

    “We have a certain strategy. Bony is in a totally different place to Newcastle and wants to move to a club with ambition.

    “We have had no contact with Newcastle.”

  • Shaker

    Jun 13, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #37

    is the 29 years old Gomis better than Bony or Lukaku ???

    absolutely disgrace NUFC
    thank god this agent released this story !
    i mean refusing Bony and now taking the 29 Gomis
    as the New Messi ?


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