Newcastle Turned Down By Midfield Target

There was news yesterday that Clement Grenier had  told his club Lyon, that if an opportunity came up to move to another club this summer, he would be interested in taking it.

clement grenier close up

Clement Grenier – turned down Newcastle

This is what Clement in France Football yesterday:

“I asked at the end of the season, even before we knew the future of the coach, Remi Garde, if it were possible to go to another club to play with more continuity, but I did not say I want to go away at all costs,”

“I simply think that it can be the right time to try a new experience.”.

And now as a kind of follow-on to that statement from Clement, his agent Frederic Guerra has told Foot Mercato that reports that Newcastle bid for Clement Grenier last month were in fact true.

This is what Guerra had to say:

“I have been in talks with Newcastle on and off since January 2014. They were a real possibility. We looked at what they had to offer, and I preferred to say no.”

So it looks like Clement and his agent turned down Newcastle, and now the question is whether Newcastle are still interested in the French International and will go back in with an improved offer to the player.

However, if Newcastle were able to talk to the player last month, that would suggest a fee must have been agreed with Lyon.

That’s at least the way the procedure is supposed to work, with the first thing being an agreement on a fee, and then the club can talk  with the player and his agent on compensation.

Clement is an excellent young player , and he is probably hoping that a bigger club than Newcastle will come in for him before the end of the transfer window – maybe one that plays in the Champions League.

And like Loic Remy before him, there must come a time when Newcastle need to move on from their targets, when they have offered them our very best deal, and they still don’t want to come to Newcastle.

We are still hopping that’s not the case with Clement Grenier.

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10 comments so far

  • SUFC_rule

    Aug 15, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Haha fantastic news – good one mate, yiu need a big club like ours

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 15, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #2

    just so we have an idea how long a ride we are on with you, will you be posting next year from championship?

    anyone believing we agree to a deal with richards for 4.5M? too good to be true?

  • Lost Plot

    Aug 15, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Luckily Jack Colback will be filling Clements boots .. At least he seen the light .. Not just the name of a Shite Stadium .. HWTL

  • SUFC_rule

    Aug 15, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #4

    I’ be here till newcastkr gets relagated at end of season

  • croftus5678

    Aug 15, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #5

    well you cant fault sufc from hanging round here instead of being around that other team from the n.e. that kinda lingers around relegation every season.

    ooooo look we signed borini for a hugely inflated fee !!!! oh wait he even turned us down to be a 4th choice striker at the puds lol

  • SUFC_rule

    Aug 15, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #6


  • Charlietoon

    Aug 15, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #7

    newcastkr??…is that the Turkish side Shola signed for or just an example of Mackem literacy levels

  • SUFC_rule

    Aug 15, 2014 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Shut up

  • lordy_geordie

    Aug 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #9

    Lol sufc must have a nerve because it just got hit

  • Honoured2BNUFC

    Aug 15, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Sigh…you are such a moron. Please grow up.
    I don’t think there’s much to the Micah Richards story, unless he’d be prepared to drop those wages he’s currently on.


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