This Star Next To Leave Newcastle This Summer?


There’s a report in L’Equipe today that Newcastle United have been contacted regarding their French International midfielder Moussa Sissoko, and after Mathieu Debuchy leaves the club and joins Arsenal in a couple of weeks, we could well see Moussa as the next top player to leave the Magpies, and both have only been at the club for a short 18 months.

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Moussa Sissoko – in action in Brazil for France

But that seems to be how long it takes for top players on Tyneside to realize Newcastle don’t have their ambition, and they (naturally) want to move to a bigger club who play in the Champions League.

There was news recently that Italian club Napoli were interested in Moussa, and now the clubs being mentioned are Liverpool and money bags Monaco, who were only promoted to Ligue 1  last year but still qualified for the Champions League by finishing in second place behind PSG.

Both clubs have contacted Newcastle about the availability of the midfield powerhouse, and we suppose the first question they would ask is how much would the 21 times capped French International cost?

And both Liverpool and Monaco see him as a central midfield player, although Alan Pardew has played him out on the wing at Newcastle, but he has looked very good and skillful for France in a central midfield role in Brazil.

Newcastle are trying to get some of their targets into the club this summer, and how we do in the next month or so could determine if players like Sissoko and Tim Krul will want to stay on Tyneside – or else move to a bigger club.

So it’s not important for Newcastle just to get players in to boost the quality of the squad for next season, but also to keep our best players on Tyneside this summer.

We will already lose Debuchy and we lost Cabaye in January, and we wonder if owner Mike Ashley realizes players want to move on because he has little ambition to see Newcastle challenge for a top six position in the league.

If he doesn’t realize that by now he should – although whether he cares or not is another question.

If only the English Billionaire would invest the profits back into the club – we could be in very good shape rather quickly.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Written while on vacation in Plymouth, England.



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318 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed im sorry mate but I don’t see this one happening.
    Debs yes..As soon as Cabs went but Sissoko hopefully no

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #2

    “This start next to leave Newcastle this summer”.
    This is why I’m not bothered with this blog anymore. Take things way too far.
    Sensationalising headlines to attract readers, containing blatant lies.
    Things used to be far better on here.
    At one point it was possible to discuss rationally in the forums, but that went a couple of years back, now the blog itself is too.

    Had to get that off my chest.
    Don’t worry, you won’t see me again.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #3

    To those who still defend Pardew, look at the foundations he had at his disposal, now all disappearing over the horizon.

    He had half the current French national team in Debuchy, Cabaye, Sissoko, Remy not to mention MYM and Ben Arfa.

    With an actual proper football manager who could motivate a team, was tactically astute and developed talent, but most of all didn’t come out with quotes ” like thank god we haven’t got Europe” we could have had something really special here.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Dannyo
    Don’t let the door slam ya in the face on the way out pal

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #5

    @TransferNewsCen: MARCA: Qatar side Lekhwiya, managed by Michael Laudrup, will make a formal offer for Xavi in the coming days. €12m per year.

    Wow Laudrup, really?
    Guess his true colours have shown through here like! So much for the next big challenge!
    The big challenge must of been counting his money, what a sell out

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  • outsidethebox

    Jul 6, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #6

    report said moussa has only 18 month on contract ….dont think so ..when he signed it was a SIX year contract not going to happen unless £30m offered ….still need commanding centre back presence and goalscorer ….expect luke and micah on loan …

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  • Toonfan8

    Jul 6, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Sissoko have to stay, we can build team around him…he is that player, his prime before him….RB easy to replace that position, but I think this season will be Sissoko monster…line up for me should be
    RICHARDS,Mbiwa,Colo,Haidara
    ………Tiote………….GRENIER………
    Sissoko…….De Jong…….CABELLA
    …………….LACAZETTE………………..
    cover
    CB…S.Taylor,Williamson,Good,Streete
    FB…Santon,R.Taylor,Dummet (Anita,Colback)
    MC…Anita,Colback,Bigirimana (Abeid,Jonas)
    AM…Abeid,Marveaux (HBA)
    WG…HBA,Gouffran,Jonas,Sa.Ameobi,Obertan
    SC…Cissé,Pérez,Armstrong (Gouffran)
    only 4 players we need to have competitive squad maybee for TOP 6 finish
    Richards 5,Cabella 10,Grenier 12,Lacazette 10…sum 37M
    out…Debuchy,Cabaye sum 29M

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  • Belfast

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Ignore Dannyo it’s his time of the month 🙂

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Belfast
    It must be catching. AC had it last night lol

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  • Belfast

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #10

    A few months ago Laudrup was being linked with Real Madrid. Now he’s managing some tin pot club in Qatar lol

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  • outsidethebox

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #11

    inside futball…
    The player’s agent admitted earlier this year that his client could quit Newcastle this summer, if the right offer arrives.

    “He has only a year and a half on his contract at Newcastle and we are open to all proposals”, Sissoko’s agent Frederic Guerra explained in May.
    Read more at http://www.insidefutbol.com/2014/07/06/liverpool-and-monaco-on-moussa-sissokos-trail/148764/#ECoXBVClGiK2D0Iu.99
    load of ….moussa on six year contract

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #12

    tads

    who in their right mind would turn down 12m a year!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Yeah laudrup is such a loser on 12M a year lol !!!!!

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  • Belfast

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Think they’re offering xavi 12 million a year Rotanda, not Laudrup

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  • proud2bnufc

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #15

    We should keep him. We sell most important players and what’s next ? Our bench is so poor to make any good change… Cabella or Grenier would be good move.

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  • Sliema

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Toonfan8

    I pretty much agreed with that! Except I believe Colo is past it, we need to bring in another CB.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #17

    RH
    No one, but how many spend months saying there waiting for the next level the nxt big challenge
    He’s done it all through his career

    Not up to a genuine challenge, career bottler in management that lad

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #18

    MOUSSA Sissoko has insisted he is “happy” at Newcastle United – and wants to help the Magpies push for Europe again.

    The French midfielder’s future was thrown into doubt this week after some quotes from his agent surfaced, where he hinted that Sissoko was open to a possible transfer away from St James’s Park.

    But the 24-year-old,preparing with the French national team for the World Cup, has reiterated his desire to stay on Tyneside.

    Sissoko said: “I’m happy here and happy to play for Newcastle.

    “Every week, I try to give my best performance.

    “I will go to the World Cup and then come back ready for the new season.”

    Sissoko signed from Toulouse in January last year for a bargain £2million, signing a six-and-a-half-year contract.
    Quote from Sissoko only two week ago, Unlike a certain Mr Debuchy

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  • Belfast

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #19

    It’s mad how one minute you can be a sought after manager, then 12 months later you’re managing in Qatar.

    Look at Moyes lol

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #20

    If a manager can go there then im sure Benny could disappear into the oil fields of Qatar

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #21

    @NUFCTheMag: Tim Krul Admits World Cup Penalty Strategy Originated At Newcastle United http://t.co/UurUyTRq7R

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  • magillc

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #22

    I’d say he’ll stay one more season, we can’t let go of him yet, he was so strong for us last season, improved leaps and bounds. He’ll take in at least 20 mill when he inevitably leaves; hopefully it’ll be next season.

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  • musomag

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #23

    Yep Dannyo is definitely ‘in one’ but he made a very clear and valid point Ed and I completely understand his annoyance. You post an awful lot of pointless BS stories that have no real foundation. Why? It’s not like you’re trying to sell papers, just stick to keeping us up to date with facts and steer away from your personal fantasies. The reality of life as an NUFC supporter is enough to deal with as it is without you winding us up left, right and centre. Pointless

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #24

    “This start next to leave Newcastle this summer”
    Not good at all Ed !!
    if there is a fake rumors than the player departure
    becomes reality ???
    I don’t see him leaving at all !

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  • proud2bnufc

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Btw. i’d like to say Hi to all of you guys from Poland 😉
    Howay The Lads !

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  • Belfast

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #26

    I don’t think he would have got away with it over here to be honest.

    Usually the keeper is told to stay on his line, probably would have got away with it for the first pen, then the ref would have put a stop to it.

    He was delaying every pen like, It worked so fair to play to him lol

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  • colwell

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #27

    Lets face it Sissoko will leave if either team has an offer accepted, both can offer champs league and more money why would he stay?

    Selling our 2 best players in this window and our best player in Jan would be seen as success by MA I guess. He made good profits. De Jong is certainly no Cabaye replacement either but then again we never replaced Ba so…..

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #28

    I know we were linked a while ago but we should really go in for Jonathan Soriano, who despite being in the Austrian league is a proven goalscorer as well as in Europe.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #29

    @ Rotonda

    I know m8 . We could have fielded this side for much of last season:

    —————————-Krul——————————-

    –Debuchy——-Willo———M’biwa——–Haidara–

    ————Sissoko————————Tiote————

    —HBA——————Cabaye—————–Remy—

    —————————–Cisse—————————-

    How Pardew fcuked that up I will never know .

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  • ethiotoon

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Hope he doesn’t move.the upcoming season will be his.if he goes we should go for memphis depay or Townsend.
    We need to replace the under-performers
    Ameobi by Jordan/Ldj
    Obertan-hoilett/Marin
    Remy-lacazatte/aubameyang
    Jonas-cabella/taraabt
    Debuchy-janmaat/due vrehij
    Gosling-colback(done)
    Cabaye-Grenier/shelvey

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  • Slank

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Toonfan8

    I think your team has as good a chance of any of becoming a reality.

    Richards looks cheap, has ability and is experienced in the Premiership. The only downside is his history of injuries and rumoured suspect attitude. Possibly worth a risk getting him.

    The only issue I have with Grenier and Lacazette is that they currently play for the same club, Lyon. Would they sell two of their best players? Depends upon how much financial trouble they are in I suppose. At least Grenier and Cabella haven’t mentioned those two dreaded words ‘Champions League’. Can’t see Sissoko going. Our Tim isn’t there. Hope that’s not a bad omen!

    RICHARDS,Mbiwa,Colo,Haidara
    ………Tiote………….GRENIER………
    Sissoko…….De Jong…….CABELLA
    …………….LACAZETTE………………..

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Let’s be realistic here, if Monaco or whoever offer to triple or quadruple his wages and offer 20-30M Sissoko is gone and who would blame him.

    Where Ash’s strategy is falling down is that with Pardew’s, Stone’s and Carver’s coaching ineptness there is now more than ever a finite number of people you can sell with no one underneath being developed to their potential, ie Bigirimana, Abeid, Armstrong, Kemen, Mbabu, Satka, Campbell etc.

    For Ashley’s scheme to work there needs to be a production line of talent coming through that can step up, but Pardew has only really promoted Dummet who clearly is not EPL standard.

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  • Slank

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Rotonda

    And tax free !

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #34

    ethiotoon

    wasn’t LD a massve under performer

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Slank

    Indeed…!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Slank
    Greneir talked up CL football January as one of the reasons not to come, Yet now is open to a move to “apparently help appease the debt”. The same will happen with Lacazette if no big club come a calling

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #37

    BPC

    Gosling or Ben Arfa
    Shola or anybody!!
    Saylor or M’Biwa
    Dummet or Haidara

    etc, etc, etc

    Hmmm….

    Pardew really should carry a health warning:- this manager’s ego can seriously harm your clubs health!

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  • nut meg

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #38

    Slank
    It’s been mentioned a few times on here that Lyon owe 20/25m that must be paid back before a certain date.Selling 2 players to repay that debt would be one easy way of doing it.So in my view that is very possible,especially to a club that pays cash up front.Would our dear leader spend that kind of money……..I have my doubts.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #39

    belfast,

    yes sorry mis-read, must be on a good wedge though and as said tax free.

    Not sure he has bottled anything has he actually been approached by anyone else.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 6, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #40

    What I think Ed that we are by far the most depressing club in history all thanks to that fat greedy slime ball Ashley!

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