This Could Help Newcastle’s Transfer Dealings This Summer

Newcastle need to move some players out this summer, and they include Frenchmen Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Gabby Obertan, and also Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez, whose time also seems to be up at the Tyneside club.

mapou yanga-mbiwa closeup

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – could be used in part exchange deal

And since Newcastle usually sign players from the French market, maybe using these players in part-exchange deals would be a reasonable strategy for the Tyneside club to follow this summer.

Newcastle have various targets in France this summer, and our three main ones appear to be Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Clement Grenier, and Montpellier winger Remy Cabella.

So it would appear that players like defender Mapou Yanga-Mbia and winger Ben Arfa, two of the better players on sale this summer, could even help Newcastle get some of their targets in over the summer.

It would seem like a reasonable strategy, and there are reports that Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa could even be used in a part exchange deal to get one of our two targets at Lyon.

And if Newcastle do allow Mathieu Debuchy to leave this summer to a big club – either to Arsenal, PSG or Monaco – then we could take one of their better players in part exchange and get some cash in addition to that.

22 year-old Arsenal right back Carl Jenkinson has been mentioned as a possible pawn in the deal – if Debuchy actually does move to Arsenal.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Written from Ipswich, England.

14 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Jun 28, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Only a morons first will sell players when the squad is thin as fook.

  • the truth will out

    Jun 28, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #2

    ashley we hate you, you pleb

  • sparky55

    Jun 28, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #3

    so much for having all the transfer dealings tied up before the world cups starts.

    This transfer window won’t cost mike ashley one single penny…he’s already trousered the 15 million profit from selling Cabaye and will trouser another 7 million when he sells debuchy, 6 million when he sells Krul, 4 million when sell HBA and then lesser replacements will be brought in so another night in the casino paid for out of toon player sales.

    The cnut deserves a night in the cells in a US top security prison where the prison guards feed white meat to the animals….then after a night of being fcuked and rolled over more times than he can remember he’ll know what it feels like being a toon supporter right now.

  • Blofal

    Jun 28, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #4

    What I’m more scared of is Sissoko tearing it up currently at this world cup.

    His stock has risen more than any of our other internationals. He is growing into a beast of a player and where we currently stand I don’t forsee us keeping him for much longer.

  • sparky55

    Jun 28, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #5

    and 5 million profit when he sells sissoko!

  • the truth will out

    Jun 28, 2014 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #6

    bath i hope he chokes on it sausage jockey

  • expatmag

    Jun 28, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #7

    We sell anymore players, we wont have a squadto select a team from next season.

    Already Ameobi Gosling Newton Remy De Jong Tavernier Vuckic and a few kids have gone plus Cabaye never replaced and Marveaux Ben Arfa Obertan and Mbiwa listed with Debuchy Krul and Sissoko possibly out the door too

    And Assley brings in a freebie and a spanish kid.

    Where has all the money gone you fat bastard??????????

  • Slank

    Jun 28, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Of those mentioned I would not get rid of Ben Arfa and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Both can still do a good job for the club but question marks must be raised over Graham Carr as he must have thoroughly researched Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa only for the player to fail so badly in his first season. He needs a second chance, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa that is.

    Would Remy Cabella play on the left wing or right wing? Sissoko and Ben Arfa normally play on the right wing.

    I’m assuming that Grenier will line-up alongside Tiote with possibly Anita or Colback.
    I would definitely sell Sylvain Marveaux, Gabby Obertan and Jonas Gutierrez as they never featured in the season.

  • expatmag

    Jun 28, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #9


    Do you honestly think Cabella and Grenier will arrive at our excuse for a football club?

    We have more chance of the Dalai Lama being voted world player of the year.

  • expatmag

    Jun 28, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #10


    I woukdnt let Sissoko go for a penny less than 30 million

  • Slank

    Jun 28, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Expat @ 6

    ‘..We sell anymore players, we wont have a squad to select a team from next season… ‘

    Surely that is what the fans want given that they have repeatedly demanded that the club get rid of Ameobi (both of them), Gosling, Newton, De Jong, Tavernier, Vuckic, Marveaux, Ben Arfa, Obertan and Mbiwaa.

    Remy wasn’t ours to start with. Debuchy is a world class right back and it is arguable that he is only at the club because of his mate Cabaye. He really should be with a Champions League club. Same goes for Krul and Sissoko.

    Mid table teams like ourselves and Southampton are always going to have their better players cherry picked by the big boys.

  • giimps

    Jun 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #12

    Slank, I think Fraudew is more the problem than Carr, Fraudew is the one playing players out of position and not bringing them through properly.
    Yanga is typical example, when played with willo (while Collo was out/back in Argieland) we had our best defensive pairing of the season, as soon as Collo is back , he’s dropped and made to play out of position.
    On this basis Fraudew says he’s not good enough.
    The blame lies with Fraudew and we need rid of him rather than Benny, Marveaux and Yanga.
    Fraudew needs to go, or build a team with a pacey, attacking ethos rather than defend first, then slowly allow a couple of players to attack, no more than 2 and only if all 4 defenders and 2 holding midfielders are on our 18yd line.
    This World Cup has shown fortune favours the brave, unfortunately, Fraudew carries a white flag everywhere he goes, the only chance we have is if the players decide to go against him and start to attack , but then he drops them (Benny).
    Cashley OUT …….Fraudew OUT

  • jimiley

    Jun 28, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #13

    The gates will be 35K by Xmas. Far too many. The smaller the crowd the quicker the fat one will be gone. He cannot market his tat on TV with a half empty stadium.

  • Ericles

    Jun 29, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #14

    Why do we need to move Ben Arfa out? Surely we need a manager who can use his skills which Pardew seems incapable of doing. The same goes for Mapou.
    The problem is with Pardew’s lack of ability not most of our squad!


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