Newcastle Interested In Signing Guinea Winger

News this morning of reports coming out of Spain that 22 year-old Rayo Vallecano forward Lass Bangoura wants to leave the La Liga club, and that Newcastle United may be interested.

Lass Bangoura

Lass Bangoura – Newcastle interested – we doubt it

However, as far as we can find out, there is no real link with Newcastle United, other than reports that because Newcastle are after a striker or forward – we may be interested in this player.

There are loose comments about Newcastle previously being interested in the 22 year-old, but we have no record of Newcastle ever being reported to be interested in this player.

Bangoura was left out Rayo’s first game of the season over the weekend, and of course that generated news that he was ready to leave the club,  and even that a club was in negotiations with Rayo Vallecano to sign the player.

One report is suggesting that he would cost £8M, but that Newcastle could even get the player for a lot less than that if we wait say until say next Monday – the last day of the transfer window – and a quote given is £1M – but how good is a player when he’s available at that price?

We would be very surprised if there’s much truth in this story – but you never know.

And there’s not much evidence that he is a goalscorer – and in 98 appearances for his club he has scored only 6 goals and had 9 assists in La Liga.

Bangoura was born in Conakry, Guinea and has played 19 times with one goal for his country.

There doesn’t seem to be a good reason that we can see, for Newcastle to be interested in this player.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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19 comments so far

  • Goofy

    Aug 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Sounds like Taylor had a nightmare against Gillingham. Cmon Ashley we need a defender just as much as a striker!!

  • toonking

    Aug 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #2

    this is a winger.
    wingers create the goals and we already are doing that even obatan! It is the striker we need to sign because that is how we score goals.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 27, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed, you’re the best. A significant part of the lives of those who read and more over post on the blog, and having said that let me say this, what a truly terrible, inane and utterly facile story. I can only assume you’re hiding out from the missus.

  • Beatroll25

    Aug 27, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #4


    Does anyone remeber when we were linked with those 2 Bangura’s from AIK a few years back.

    I well wanted us to sign them.

  • DokToon

    Aug 27, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #5


    then go elsewhere, always slagging on Ed, and any story he posts…kryst…

  • 70TWO

    Aug 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #6

    There won’t be any further players coming in, even if some players go out. They will wait until January now that prices have gone crazy.

    I have to admit that I was cross when comparing the ManU pre-season with NUFC, as LVG seemed to be successfully implementing a change in formation and tactics. All that Pardew seemed to be concerned with was getting players up to match fitness. However one thing I have also noticed is that our players seem to be more comfortable taking the ball under pressure and holding on to it, but this may be more through necessity.

    After the performances at Villa and Gillingham I am looking for the team to create opportunities to score through passing and interchange, rather than the usual individual and instinctive strikes on goal that we have come to rely on. Palace will definitely be more of a test in this regard and will despite the added bonus of a new man in charge, should prove more than susceptible.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 27, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #7

    We should be in for these:

    Alderweireld – £6m
    Van Dijk – £5m
    Grenier – £9m
    Nathan Redmond – £4m
    Callum Mcmanaman – £3m
    Benteke – £15m
    Remy – £8.5m


    Obertan – £2m
    Gutierrez – £1m
    Dummett – £1m
    Williamson – £2m
    Saylor – £2m
    Tiote – £14m
    Bigirminana – £1m

    Net spend – £27.5m

  • Toon Tang

    Aug 27, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #8

    I bet Ashley’s trying to haggle them down to a ‘Guinea’ for this lad hahahahaha

    On a more serious note, I am here all week…

  • Bye Bye AP

    Aug 27, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Ketsbia – if we got anywhere near that lot I’d eat my hat!!

  • Markaccus

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #10


    a seven player turnover in the last week could be considered unrealistic at best… however…….

    Staylor out, van dijk in

    obertan and gutz out, grenier and benteke in

    Not that i think we could get grenier and benteke, but a three player turnover this window is just about realistic, but unlikely to happen under ashley.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Ha, fair play, Dok. I love Ed and the blog. Even so, as enjoyable as this one is, it’s still a stinker and I doubt Eds the slightest bit offended.

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m with JFA

    pardew out ,

  • damma99

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Sign a decent forward you muppets

  • smiler

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Here we go again catchy mr anti pardew that’s all you can talk about mr bloody negativity.keep off if you’ve got nowt constructive to say.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #15

    This would be my team at the beginning of Sep:


    Janmaat Alderweireld Van Dijk Santon


    Ben Arfa Grenier Cabella

    Benteke Remy


    De Jong

    Second string:


    Raylor Mbiwa Coloccini Haidara


    Redmond De Jong Aarons

    Ferreyra Cisse


    Adam Armstrong

  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Realistic is 3 more players, but those 7 players would be good for NUFC. Ideally, I’ll like to see us sign Alderweireld, Grenier and Benteke/Remy. Gouffran should be utilised as a striker.

  • switch365

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #17


    Of those you’ve mentioned, the no-brainer for me would be Alderweireld.
    It would be remiss of the club to pass up the opportunity to sign him over the likes of Southampton.

    He could well be as important a signing as SDJ and at an estimated £6m also an absolute steal.

  • TheBossMan

    Aug 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Never mind this lad , go for the one who is keeping him out of the team. I watched Rayo’s match the other day and the kid who played on the right wing was a WIZARD to say the least..Countless times he had 2 or 3 on him and he waltzed passed them as though they were still in the dressing room , not once or twice but for all of the game and he gotta be the fastest player I have ever seen… Totally Brilliant.

  • lesh

    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #19

    You can almost hear the crowd shouting at Pardew to bring on wor Lass!



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