Newcastle Offered Top Marseilles Winger


Get French Football News is today exclusively reporting that French club Marseilles have offered their attacking midfielder/winger Andre Ayew to Newcastle United in the last week.

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Andre Ayew – offered to Newcastle

Marseilles want to unload the 24 year-old this summer, and Newcastle were credited with an interest last summer in the player, who at that time said his dream move would be to Liverpool.

Marseilles President Vincent Labrune is now in London, and there’s a report in the French daily L’Equipe that he is offering the 51 times capped Ghanaian international to a number of English clubs while on his visit to London.

Andre joined Marseilles back in 2007, and since that time he has played 166 games with 49 goals and 16 assists for the French club, and he played very well for Ghana in the World Cup in Brazil over the summer and scored a couple of good goals.

He is now surplus to requirements at Marseilles, and he’s a goal scoring midfielder – which seems to be what Newcastle have been after this summer.

But with Cabella, Perez and Aarons all showing up well on the wings in pre-season, we don’t know if Newcastle will be interested in signing the player – who would be available for around  £5M or even less from the French club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Note: Paul Lawson is a NUFC season ticket holder living in Birmingham, and wonders if there are any other season ticket holders in the area, so they can share the car expenses to Newcastle – you can contact Paul at 07969296054.

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194 comments so far

  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    don’t know ayew much but is hardworking player but there is no way we pay more than 3m for him.
    far better to keep hatem in our side.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 21, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Swap him for Benny – if we aint going to use him on the pitch, we may as well use him to bring in a replacement player that we will use??

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 21, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Our Toon
    Sell/cancel by mutual consent same thing
    I wasn’t making a point about balancing finances but stating how ever you look at it at least one player needs moving on, also said i don’t see why it has to be Tiote
    Calm down lad!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 21, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Our Toon,
    Agreed on Grenier. Anita/Colback could do a different kind of defensive role but it would leave us more open centrally, so IF we do sell him then a top class centre back makes sense. Not sure this Celtic lad is top class. HE has played in 2 average-poor leagues so far.

    I read that the Balotelli deal was off due to the scouters wanting a good behaviour clause in the deal, and that they want Falcao on loan with a £12million loan fee involved!!

    It is difficult for the fans though, most of us want to support our team and see it be the best it is, but due to the finances it is so far detached from reality that it makes it difficult to have any influence. Villa have been up for sale for a lot less then we would be and also have great potential, but no buyers have come forward. We can campaign for Ashley gone as much as we want but without some sort of exit strategy for Ashley and a buyer lined up it will be difficult to change. Rock and a hard place springs to mind.

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  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    I chose wickham because he is big cfd,young and team player. better than danny ings.good in the air
    and set pieces.some where in the season, we may need set piece to win games when our opponents get stubborn and deadlocked, on those situations,
    wickham can deliver the short pieces..

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  • Four 3 3

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #6

    He’s an excellent player which would be a good addition. My overriding thought though is that he would block the development of any of our own players. In general it is great that good players come but there needs to be a balance to give youngster, even just 1 a season, to try and break through.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Ethiotoon…Isn’t that what we have Willo for? 😉

    Graeme…Personally, I hope Benny stays forever but doesn’t play. It just sparks such creative debate for us all.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Tads/Our Toon,
    Unless they will accept less then they are due contractually it doesn’t really benefit us to release them on a free. While they are here there is always the off chance someone may take them, be that on loan and pay part/all wages or maybe even buy them. Again, I don’t think any of this should have a bearing on whether we buy or not. It is small change when compared to the TV cash, probably around £2.5 -£3million per player. We didn’t pay off Smith or Xisco, so doubt we will here.

    We would probably let them go on free as it would mean not paying wages – a la Barton, but that will happen last minute if at all. There don’t appear to be many takers for either.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #9

    Like the sarcstic dig at the 50,000 fans accepting again from the last topic. Funny how the minority keep bringing this topic of conversation up !!
    Were one game into the season and put a brave game on against the pl champs and we are being written off already

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  • Graeme

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Greetings Ibiza – how the devil are you? You seem to be keeping a very low profile these days!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Lilo
    My point was that the squad as it stands in terms of senior players is full, the players have already been registered in the squad, so if we want to bring anyone in, in order to register them, someone, anyone has to be moved on
    My point had nothing to do with fees or finances so not sure why OT thought that was the point i was getting at

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #12

    Graeme…Doing well mate, just dealing with high season Ibiza. Doesn’t leave me much time to do, well, anything really. Roll on October!

    How’s things with you?

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #13

    TADS

    I’m calm now mate, just really miffed we have all decided to settle in for whatever this regime dictates to us. Sad times at the toon, spineless on the pitch, spineless manager and more shockingly spineless fans…never thought I’d say that about our fans. At least Liverpool fans got together and protested, our lot can’t even be bothered to get off there backsides to force something different to happen.

    Players don’t need to be registered to play in cup games so Jonas etc could be used for them games yet not be registered for the league matches. We are desperate for a CB and have been for sometime, another reason why I find it shocking that we as fans just sit back and take the shite. In any business you have to spend money to make money.

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  • N1k

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #14

    would be an ideal signing. Can score and create but also has the work rate unlike HBA. Cabella de Jong and Ayew playing behind Riviere would be brilliant and could also allow Sissoko to be played in the middle

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #15

    morning jazzy how are you

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  • toon kk

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Four 3 3
    The youngsters will get a chance when the injuries set in.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #17

    Tads…Stop being Ashleys puppet ffs. You sound just like Pardew!

    What next, we simply cannot compete financially or competitively? 🙂

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #18

    Tads,
    Squad registration isn’t final until after transfer deadline. Players can still be taken out without being moved on and added if they arrive. HBA and Jonas could still be removed from the squad before the final selection.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #19

    After days of reading article length posts about how woeful we were against Citeh Tsunki for me summed it up in one short post

    103Tsunki // Aug 20, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    It’s another stat hole to fall into. Zero shots on target. Given that our team has been knocked back to trial status by reason of the new boys having to settle in together, the lack of clear cut shots on goal wasn’t a worry. What I DID See was a lot more creativity from attacking mid, players switching wings and roving about outside the D, good crosses ( yes I actually said it at last) and some good ideas from various players who looked like they meant to get into danger areas at long last. So what if Perez’ shot was off, he lit up the game and maybe could have made a lot of difference if brought on earlier. I saw more creative threat in us than a handful of lame speculative digs from outside the area.

    I think there are goals in there, please Pards don’t mess these ones up.

    Its one game in lads and we look far sharper in midfield far more creative and much much faster moving the ball around, we have a whole new frontline, it will click

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #20

    Jazzy

    Do you agree with the policy of sell players in there peak? Do you agree that we spend very little and have to sell before we can buy? How far have we progressed with this strategy?

    It wasn’t a dig at the players or the team but a dig at the regime, unfortunately fans like yourself have problems making a distinction between both of them aspects. You see it as 1 game in, I see it as 7 years in with MA (might have been longer).

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #21

    Our Toon,
    Liverpool fans got together, but if RBS hadn’t pulled the plug on the finances then they wouldn’t have got rid anywhere near as easily. That is a key difference between our situation and Liverpool.

    Absolutely no chance a manager like Bielsa would want HBA in his squad. High energy, pressing and work rate are all key ingredients in any Bielsa team.

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  • Mozambique Mag

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #22

    We are not going to sign this guy… No chance…

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  • G

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #23

    Ayew looks too inconsisten when I have seen him. He’s skillfull in maybe one game in four, otherwise he seems quite pedestrian.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #24

    Lilo
    Can you see us paying full wages to player who’s not registered?

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  • Jammydodger

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Not posted for many a year , still read daily. missed first game of the season, laptop failure, hope we thrash Villa

    Is anyone who reads the blog in Auckland NZ??

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  • WLtoon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #26

    How many midfielders do we need ffs.
    We,ve got far more concerns about a striker and CB.
    Ayew is available for 6M apparently.
    In that case we could buy Richards for the same price instead.
    Its going to the same old story at the end of the transfer window, we sell Tiote and dont have time to replace him or bring in another player for a different position.
    Yet another profitable transfer window for the greedy fat twat that is Ashley.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #27

    LG

    I know what Liverpool fans did and I know it was RBS who pulled the plug, the relationship between both owners was strained as well which obviously didn’t help, but the fans got together and actually showed the world they weren’t happy with what was happening. We’ve done nothing, with MA considering the shares at rangers maybe now is the time to remind him he isn’t wanted…force him to move sooner than he initially had planned

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  • pyunky

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #28

    I agree with Our Toon, in that if we sell Tiote we need a like for like replacement. Personally Tiote should not be sold, but if so, then Mo Diame would be my choice. Cheaper and teeny bit younger, less bookings. I still think Grenier is a must though, just not as a Tiote’s replacement. We need more game changers. I rate Andre Ayew too, pacey and tracks back. The mark of a good team is the bench that has options to come on and change the outcome of the game for the better.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #29

    OurToon…I believe part of the issue you’ve kind of answered in your own post.

    In business you have to spend money to make money. Our owner is the king at spending as little as possible to make as much as possible and that is exactly what he’s doing here…or at least what he thinks he’s doing.

    There is a good argument to say he could spend more and make more, but I imagine he views it as unnecessary and higher risk.

    I’ll reserve my judgement of this windows business until it closes, but as it stands, I wouldn’t say we’ve really strengthened so much, maybe have better players for whatever system it is we’re supposed to have..but too early to call that one imo.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #30

    Half of our squad should be playing in the championship, that’s why we struggle when our 1st team players are injured.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #31

    Also is Tiote at his peak?
    He was phenomenal in his first 2 seasons
    The Europa league season, he was awful, when he missed games injured or through suspension Perch came in and looked better than him
    He started last season in the same manor, he looked rejuvenated when he got the armband and an on form Tiote is a fantastic sight but i certainly wouldn’t say were cashing in whilst he’s at his very best as it stands

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  • Tinman

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #32

    Go for Richards and Van Dijk. Get rid of Taylor.
    Next year keep on Collo and sell Willo. Keep Collo for a year or two to provide tutilage to these young boys. Still think Mbiwa could make it if he has the right partner in at CB. He looks twice the player when in with Williamson than when in with Collo.

    On Ayew, he would be a good addition to the squad so we should take him. But with the fact that we usually sell to buy I can’t see it happeneing. Unless a straight swap for HBA is possible.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #33

    Tads,
    It is no different to naming a player in the squad who won’t be used. Which is looking the likely scenario for both Jonas and HBA. If someone came in to take that spot then fine. Releasing them on a free would still mean paying there contract up, so is no different to not naming them in the 25.

    There are still opportunities, probably more in the case of Jonas, to offload after the window is shut on loan to the championship. Even if we got part payment of his wages that would be better than paying him off, or naming him in the squad and not using him.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #34

    Ourtoon
    Fell into the trap straight away i see lol..
    I could write a patronising post about fans like you who only see your own views and not of others but i wont.
    We could have easily come away with a draw sunday, And i came away from the game disappointed granted but pleasantly suprised by the performance.
    Agreed no shots on goal, but that was down to as much quality defending admitted by Pellegrini himself.Who also gave us a rave review as did Company.
    If your asking me who’s opinion holds more weight…. Yours or a pl manager, Sorry you loose pal.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #35

    IF we sell Tiote then I’d love to see Grégory Serti? bought in

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  • toon kk

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #36

    Of course any quality player which is sold should be replaced but we have a major problem MA doesn’t always see it, he likes a gamble and money in the bank is even better.
    So if Tiote is sold that means Mash has revamped the squad and made money, Lovely!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #37

    Our Toon,
    I think that most people realise that Ashley isn’t wanted on Tyneside. There has been plenty of talk on that. Even people over here that follow football no that he is disliked by the majority of fans.

    Interesting read in the Ronny by Neil Cameron explaining that Ashley could own 49% of Rangers without him breaking UEFA’s dual ownership rules if we ever met in Europe. There is little benefit for him going there, and it would still require a buyer here which on recent evidence, Aston Villa and supposedly Everton are available, there currently aren’t any. I’d say both of those have similar potential to us so are a decent comparison.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #38

    Nobody has even said we gonna sell tiote for starters anyway. If we do im sure the board have said we will get a replacement in as we did with Debs before selling

    Morning Beermonkey,How are ya pal

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #39

    Ibizatoon

    I’m happy we have bought players but unlike most I’m not of the opinion that we have improved….We just replaced what’s left. We ha e fans that behave like crack fiends who haven’t had a fix for while whenever we sign a player. These players have been long overdue and I will only get excited when we sign a CB and a CF which unfortunately we still lack.

    To many accepting mediocrity both on the pitch and off the pitch….Our expectations have been managed to a level where we are happy enough to lose at home against city and not get a shot on target, yet it’s hailed as a good performance. Before MA that would never have been acceptable.

    Decent window, not great and if Tiote is lost then this isn’t a very good window at all in my eyes. Hopefully SDJ can get over his niggles and be the link between midfield and attack

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  • toonincheek

    Aug 21, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #40

    This “no shots on target” is worrying
    But
    Remember the basis of the statistics.

    A mis-hit that trickles towards the keeper is a shot on target.
    A well directed shot that is blocked or deflected is NOT counted as a shot on target.
    We had quite a few of the latter on Sunday.

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