Magpies In Lead To Sign Top Winger


Newcastle United were after Marseilles’ winger Andre Ayew last summer, and at that time Liverpool were thought to be interested in the player, and the 24 year-old Ghanaian International, who had a very good World Cup in Brazil, wanted to sign on at Liverpool.

Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew – Newcastle in for this winger?

And we reported recently that there was news  Newcastle were back in for the Marseilles winger, after his French club is now willing to let the player leave this summer.

And if you believe the news this week, we are in the lead for Andre, since Liverpool have not shown any interest this summer for the winger who has been at Marseilles for four years now.

During that time he has made 164 appearances with 49 goals and 16 assists for the French club – and that’s not  a bad record for a winger.

So here is another midfielder who Newcastle are interested in who can score goals, and last season we had very few of them at the club.

The first report that Newcastle were interested in him again was in L’Equipe a few days ago, and that news has since been covered by a number of English news outlets, such as the Express.

One thing that could point to this news being true,  is that Andre has said he wants to play in the Premier League and this is what he had to say earlier this week:

“The Premier League is a league every player dreams about. The English league is the one most followed in Ghana. It’s true that I have a real preference for England.”

“I like everything about it; the atmosphere, the game, the fans. There is a lot of intensity. It is a beautiful championship.”

We’ll have to see if Newcastle make a move for the winger before September rolls around, but don’t be too surprised if Newcastle still bring in a couple of good players before the end of this summer’s transfer window.

Andre Ayew could be one of them.

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138 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Jazzyp…I am probably at a point where it’s not the subject that saddens me but that the spin has worked!

    …I hate being taken for a foul or seeing others treated at such!

    Ed…haven’t you posted that once before?

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  • lesh

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Surely we need a solid defence before enhancing attacking options?

    There’s one thing for sure that in those heady days of Keegan’s 4-3s, we conceded goals only because our defence was attacking. They were solid defenders but up the field whereas our current defence is crap!

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  • lesh

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Jesper, you’ll never be taken for a ‘foul’. A fool maybe, but never a foul!

    :);-)

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  • lesh

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Jesper……

    😉 🙂

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Lascelles and Darlow deals announced with pictures!!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #7

    I think we could get 8M for Aarons in January if he has a few good games.

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  • baloo

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Why do some folk call Emmanuel Riviere REIvere,Bruce Springsteen would never have had a hit with the Reiver sounds country and western.
    Some good business this window,but how they cant see we need a quality CB beggars belief

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  • Slank

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Having just read the previous article saying that Aarons will be given opportunities I now read from Ed that we are interested in a winger. One door opens and then another closes !

    We need a midfield playmaker, a centre forward and a central defender but definitively not a winger.

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #10

    I am pretty much over the moon now to see the deals done. Just say hurray first and move on to the arguments again.

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    and Ed, hold on to what you said here. Read this:

    http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/SportsArchive/artikel.php?ID=320394

    This guy wanna move to Liverpool instead. The same quote was used here of coz..

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #12

    lesh…it’s this damn phone 😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #13

    See what’s it doing with your similes 😉

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  • Slank

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Does anyone know whether tomorrows game is being televised ?

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #15

    Lascelles – announced
    Darlow – announced
    Andre Ayew – wrong alert

    so gotta see what next.

    P.S. Andre Ayew could be the second striker behind Riviere too.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #16

    Why do they keep taking pictures on that staircase is it because that’s how they can get the most SD signs into it?

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  • Sliema

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Slank

    Don’t think it’s on anywhere mate. I’m in Malta and have a satellite which gets pretty much every game, it’s on nowhere.

    🙁

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  • DokToon

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #18

    gmorning all,

    at work this weekend, so ill hang out here 🙂

    jesper,

    there can NEVER be enough SD signs… i hear that we will take the names off the back of our shirts, with wonga in the front, and “SportsDirect” on the back…

    🙂

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  • Slank

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #19

    Sliema

    I’m on the next island east of you and can’t find any links so for.

    Thanks

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Guess you guys just don’t feel excited after the announcements made for Lascelles and Darlow…

    Ciao!

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  • Slank

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #21

    If we cannot get Grenier would a very good alternative be Morgan Schneiderlin who looks thoroughly cheesed off at Southampton ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #22

    The season we finished fifth STaylor was injured after eleven games and was out for the season, it was pure luck that Willo and Collocini managed as many games as they did the few games one was missing resulted in severe hidings, despite this mounting evidence that we were short at the back in our wisdom we decided to start the new season with
    the added burden of a an EL campaign without adding to that defence, it wasn’t till we were staring relegation in the face that three defenders were brought in, now we have four CBs all getting a wage while only two can play as a CB, do you honestly think Mike Ashley cares about five nil hidings if we’re not in trouble.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #23

    Dok…that kind of action would fit well into the working of this club these days 😉

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #24

    This is an excellent post in my opinion. Certainly worthy of a repost.

    35micky burns // Aug 9, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    I think Mousa has proved hes not good enough to play CM. Despite his massive frame he goes missing and his first touch is too poor. But hes fast and strong, so idea to have on the wing.

    With regards to Yohan. When he played he was most effective when he had the number 10 role. if he liked it or not he got more goals, assists and more involvement. When you see him play for France and PSG he doesnt hurt teams as much and he doesnt have the same impact on games as he did for us as the 10.

    I think Jack is a proper Pards signing. Young, hungry, british, aggressive. A lot of the things we lack last year. If you compare him to Mousa (not as players but as men) Jack has a typical Northern man mentality. Hard working, motivated, maybe not the most gifted but he’ll alway try. Where as Mousa has the french attitude, when your going down or getting beat, he will accept it and pull his pants down for you as long as its over quick. Debuchy had the same attitude and so does Goufran although Goufy works hard he lacks leadership zkills. The french all seem to do the same arms in the air huffy thing thay Damien Duff used to do.

    Ian Toon:
    Aside from stereotyping the French attitude it reflects broadly my thoughts on leadership qualities displayed. As far as Cabaye is concerned he for me was the complete midfielder with a range of passing that made him a special player. We lost our way when we sold the main conductor ( for the avoidance of doubt this is not a reference to Ibiza). The subsequent experimentation to find the right solution just didn’t work. Fans watching the friendlies have been told that formation and style of play will increasingly feature in training post Huddersfield. The acquisition of Jack Colback is not a marquee signing but he could well surprise as he is solid, reliable and consistent.

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  • PAH305

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #25

    I think there is more chance of us signing Jeremain Lens with him being unsettled in the Ukraine.
    I agree with others though that we desperately need a couple of centre backs, a play maker and a proven striker.

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #26

    I would suggest the club gave up last season and ALL the players simply fell into line. Note to Mike, don’t write off a season and expect the players not to notice.

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #27

    Or the fans. Jesus, that really was bullshit wasn’t it.

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #28

    Jinky Jimmy Smith – The message to Ashley don’t sell your best players in January, but if you have no choice, make sure you have a suitable replacement ready to step into the side.
    Message to Pardew: Please develop some humility and just appreciate that sometimes it’s better to say nowt. Also it’s certainly not a good idea to try to headbutt opposing players.
    Who was Charles Hurley ? – believe it’s was your era!

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #29

    Newcastle United have completed the double signing of Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow from Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

    The pair have both agreed long-term deals at St. James’ Park and will return to Forest on loan for the entire 2014/15 campaign.

    Centre-back Lascelles, aged 20, came through the youth system at the City Ground before making his debut in January 2012.

    A brief loan spell at Stevenage followed, before the England Under-20 international established himself in the heart of the Reds’ rearguard last season, making 34 appearances in all competitions.

    Lascelles said: “As soon as I found out about the move I was over the moon.

    “It’s a huge step up for me. Newcastle are a club with a massive fanbase, a big history and an unbelievable stadium.

    “First, I am going back to Forest for another season and that will be great for my development. Hopefully I can come here next summer an even better player.”

    Goalkeeper Darlow is another product of the Forest Academy, making his bow as a substitute on the final day of the 2010/11 campaign.

    The 23-year-old also gained crucial experience with loan spells at Newport County and Walsall – twice – and has been Nottingham Forest’s first choice stopper since January 2013.

    “I’m delighted for it all to be sorted and I can’t wait to get started here at Newcastle,” he said.

    “The loan back is going to be another year but it gives me time to develop my game further before I return.

    “I’m looking forward to the future.”

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said: “It is a real coup to have signed two of the finest young talents in English football outside of the Premier League.

    “Jamaal and Karl will be a big part of the future of this Club. They have both performed outstandingly in the Championship over the last couple of years and I have no doubt they will be able step up to this level once they return from their loan at Nottingham Forest.”

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #30

    jazzyp- Apparently Lascelles is not playing for Forest today.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #31

    Lascelles is injured

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #32

    Had to Google that one Ian, but he sounds a splendid footballer. I’ve always had a soft spot for the Black Cats since the 73 cup final. Post that is my era, the family having fled Thatchers England to settle in the colonies. My first recollection of Newcastle was a bow legged, swaggering Supermac on match of the day, in black and white. Love Newcastle, really do.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #33

    Which colony is that Jimmy?

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #34

    Ian toon
    Morning mate
    Has he not a thigh strain at present or had one that has been keeping him out.
    I still don’t understand the Darlow signing if I am honest.Maybe the making of a great keeper, But luckily for us this is a position we are blessed in right down to young Woodman.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #35

    It’s a real shame that illiterate guy SUFC with an IQ in single digits comes on here shouting the odds in probably the only way he knows how.

    This after I think a lot of us had a lot of time for SAFC after their reaction to the plane crash victims.

    They showed a lot of class and Jim Montgomery will now further endorse that.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #36

    Rotonda…I didn’t know Sheffield United showed interest in that crash? 😉

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #37

    Freemantle as a first port of call, then a godforsaken journey across the the Nullabor by train to Sydney and ultimately Brisbane, which by the way has become great city by any standard, if anyone ever had an inkling to visit.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #38

    …that poor fella is not a mackem… illiterate maybe, but not a mackem. They usual do get their initials right 😉

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #39

    @lee_ryder: nufc net £2.5million after Fraser Forster’s move to Southampton from celtic
    Just a question that im putting out there…….If no other forward was brought in and we felt we had nobody to spearhead the attack this season. Would you use the 2.5 mill profit from the Forster sale to bring Remy in again for another season long loan ???????????

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 9, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #40

    RH, pretty sure he is not a Sunderland fan. If you remember last summer school holidays we had that Jeff poster pretending to be a 13 year old Indian kid. I think it is the same person.

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