Newcastle Offered Top Star In January

Newcastle have been interested in Marseilles winger Andre Ayew, and he could be offered to Newcastle in January.

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Andre Ayew – Newcastle interested in Ghana winger/striker

His club Marseilles have said the Ghana international, who had a very good World Cup, will likely leave the club soon, and eighteen months ago he made it clear that Liverpool would be his number one choice.

There are reports in France that Ayew was set to leave the club next June,  when his contract runs out,  and he becomes a free agent, but clubs could move in during January and pick the player up at a cut price, so that Marseilles get something for him.

But there are some top clubs interested him including Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham as well as Newcastle have been credited with an interest in the 24 year-old winger/striker.

Andre has played 171 times for Marseilles with 51 goals and 18 assists since signing on in the summer of 2007.

The 24-year-old scored a couple of good goals for Ghana during the World Cup last summer in Brazil, and a number of clubs were said to be interested in the player last summer, with Newcastle being one of them.

And Marseilles are currently flying high in France and they are top of Ligue 1, five points ahead of Bordeaux and seven points ahead of PSG, after nine games played.

While Liverpool is his preferred club, it’s doubtful that the Reds will be interested in Ayew, and there’s even news that Newcastle were offered the player late in the summer transfer window.

Given what’s happened with Newcastle in our first seven games, we could have done with somebody with the class and talent of Andre Ayew.

It would be great if we can attract the player in January, but if we are near the bottom of the league that may prove to be very difficult.

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33 comments so far

  • mecannylad

    Oct 15, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #1

    A £1000 shop bought drone offers control from your Iphone of around 500 yards range via GPS signalling.. Flight batteries would last 30mins and such a device could carry 5lbs in weight. (a banner)
    Smuggling a drone into the ground would be easy.Launching it from within SJP without detection from stewards might need some creative planning however … but controlling it is as straightforward and as commonplace as using an app on your mobile phone.
    Of course it could be construed as illegal – most things can if you really want it to be …but so what.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 15, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Best if it was flown from outside the ground, do a sweep of the stadium and the Milburn especially then fly it back out to the owner on the outside. No loss of gadget or confiscation.

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 16, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #3

    William Gallas

  • optimistic prime

    Oct 16, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #4

    We should do what the Spanish do and wave white hankichiefs.

    They can’t stop you taking those in surely and it’s obvious we surrender to most teams.

  • andrew84

    Oct 16, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Why do I get the profound feeling that Ayew has absolutely no intention of joining Newcastle?

    What exactly do we have to offer him that Marseilles can’t? And he doesn’t even want to stay there, so God knows how we’ll have a chance.

    Actually I’m just being negative, and I keep forgetting that’s not acceptable. Oh well. Night all.

  • lesh

    Oct 16, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #6


    Couid the drone not be launched and controlled from outside the ground?

    Permission to fly said same thing over SJP might be necessary (H&S issues etc?

    So as far as Ayew’s concerned, we went from him being offered in January to it would be nice if we could attract him!

    Wishful thinking?

  • Charlietoon

    Oct 16, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Yes lets get him…..after he spends a month at the African cup and gets injured.

  • lesh

    Oct 16, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Nice article here, Ashley gets a mention in Parliament.

    Obviously not of Bullshit Bishop’s making!

  • Thump

    Oct 16, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #9

    @mecannylad: Another problem with the mobile controlled drone is the issue of signal within SJP. I’m sure we’ve all been in the position where we’ve seen something happen, reached for our phones to text our mate about it only to realise we have zero signal. I wouldn’t mind as much, but we even won a signal booster in a raffle…

  • Sav

    Oct 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #10

    I checked out his ‘best goals’ video and not impressed. Not only can we do better, we have to.

  • toonarmyhk

    Oct 16, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Why all the wingers and strikers!? Can the manager/staff not see our biggest problem on the field is the backline?? specifically our 2 aged and sloth-like CB’s!

    Van Dijk in ASAP, recall Mbiwa and give him half a chance at his preferred position, let Good play the odd game. We might even keep a bloody clean sheet.

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 16, 2014 at 2:37 AM

    Comment #12

    We have a lot of players who can play in left wing position, Goufran, samy, cabella,obertan,Aarons,so why Ayew? why we ‘d consider him?
    Besides it’s risky to sign African players bcoz they may head to ACN in a middle of a season.
    Saturday is a MUST win game,no question. I like to see us hammering Leicester but same time will be happy with win by whatever scoreline.For me,I don’t care whether we play good or bad as long as we win


  • Reyantoon

    Oct 16, 2014 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #13

    So are you suggesting they both are still not good enough for us?I mean Lacazatte & Grenier?
    Somehow I doubt it.I am not suggesting we should sign Gignac by the way. just to echo their current form is deadly.Lacazatte will be perfect for us though our chances are slim to sign him bcoz I think he extended his contract.But I feel we go all out after him & Grenier in January if we still lurking in the RZ by then.
    Grenier is no doubt will be perfect cabaye replacement.I don’t think u as well as others would argue that.we still have a chance to get him.we need this kind of player in our MF who can dictate,distribute,cross,set piece, free kick,perfect long ball,etc…one hell of cracking midfielder!

  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 16, 2014 at 3:07 AM

    Comment #14

    Why are we wasting energy talking about who we should sign in January. We need to get some wins on the board and action from the board NOW otherwise it won’t matter who we want or need nobody will want to come and play for us.

    That’s assuming fat man will stump up some cash in January for anyone to be bought.. I’m not convinced he will.

    It’s fine saying he has to do this and that but past behaviours prove he does what he likes. The abuse he’s copped lately (deservedly or otherwise) isn’t gonna make him more likely to do what we want.

    The only way for that to happen is if we have a whip round and buy him out. A club run by fans for the fans.
    60,000 Geordies and all that Wonga money coming back, shouldn’t be too difficult.

  • Blofal

    Oct 16, 2014 at 3:37 AM

    Comment #15

    Any player we buy in January is going to take time to bed in and is not going to make a difference to us avoiding relegation. We need the players we have now.

    Janmaat – Willo – Coloccini – Dummett
    Obertan – Tiote – Colback – Sammy

    That is probably the most attacking line up we can muster against Leicester. The problem is Pardew is almost certain to play Gouffran who has had a terrible season so far. Sissoko has also been average. Cabella needs game time and is still our most creative asset.

  • mecannylad

    Oct 16, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    Comment #16

    End of a dream. Lets talk about football again.I’ve come to the conclusion that droning SJP will get you a police record and also a lifetime ban from the club.See extract from law on drone flying.
    “Drones must not be flown within 150 metres of any congested area, within 150 metres of an outdoor assembly of more than 1,000 people, or within 50 metres of any individual except during take-off and landing. You’re also not allowed to fly drones within 50 metres of any other vehicle, structure or property that’s not under your control.”

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 16, 2014 at 4:23 AM

    Comment #17

    we are talking about possible Jan signings because we need some of them if we are stuck to relegation area.Mike will not be leaving at least for the next 5yrs.He knows he will get atleast £80m from tv every year,so why would he leave?so I don’t think he will just sit back and watch the team relegate from PL,so he will invest accordingly,no doubt,whether he like it or not.
    consequently u are right we need some wins quick,that is all what matters from all.If the results are poor on the pitch,it doesn’t matter how big u earn from whatever sources!

  • dannitoon

    Oct 16, 2014 at 5:28 AM

    Comment #18


  • Santon03

    Oct 16, 2014 at 5:37 AM

    Comment #19

    sorry, the category of top star or next thiery henry or next (someone) in this blog is quite confusing to me.

  • Santon03

    Oct 16, 2014 at 5:43 AM

    Comment #20


    I like that team a lot, same like what I had in mind few days ago. I don’t think we can have Cisse if he returned on friday, probably as a sub. Perez or Ferreyra should be given a shot as starter, they could surprise us since we already know Riviere needs time to settle.

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 16, 2014 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #21

    I saw the other day that Inzaghi is attack minded mgr.He started well,I should say.No offence but I think the club of Milan size is too big for him to manage.I like young coaches like him to come out,but he should have started his coaching career with lower clubs, like conte did. I am not fan of Italian league, but I follow results and news.This kind of young coaches tend to fall as the season hotten up bcoz he has no experience. They should have given more time for Allegri. They made good profit with the sell of kaka,Silva,shevchenko… but they didn’t backed him with equal replacements.The league show no sign of over passing other leagues. Top 4 Italian clubs like Milan,inter,juventus,Roma are struggling lately,esp in Europe.No one will dominat the other one in current situation, though juve slightly showing some of it under conte and now Allegri.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 16, 2014 at 6:28 AM

    Comment #22

    Newcastle have simply become an advertising vehicle for Ashleys Sports Direct company – that’s what’s happened over the last seven and a half years at Newcastle United.

    It’s not great.

    However it is not the end of the world and people would be better off trying to persuade the big feller that more success for Newcastle means the same for SD

  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 16, 2014 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #23


    You seem switched on. Know anything about the Seahorses?

  • firebug666

    Oct 16, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #24

    Canny in Canberra

    Just for you

    NEWCASTLE United’s badge is modelled on the City coat-of-arms. The two sea-horses represents Tyneside’s strong connection with the sea, while the castle links with the city’s Norman keep.

    The flag is similar to the City crest, a version of the cross of St. George and the shield signifies the club’s black’n’white striped shirt.

    The present crest of Newcastle United was first used for season 1988-89 after the club had occasionally used the City of Newcastle upon Tyne coat-of-arms during their history, specifically for FA Cup finals.
    During the mid 1970s decade and following 1980s era, the Magpies used two different badges of a modern design on their famous shirt, then produced a new crest.

  • firebug666

    Oct 16, 2014 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #25

    that’s from the official club website

  • Santon03

    Oct 16, 2014 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #26


    They have to sell Thiago Silva, Kaka, etc. and they have to let go Pirlo, Gattuso, Ambrossini, Inzaghi (as player), Zambrotta, Pato, Ronaldinho, Nesta in one season because they were going bankrupt, they nolonger can afford the massive wage, Milan is the most loyal club in the world, if you can play until age 50 they will keep you. They did invested getting Kaka back, Balloteli, Robinho, Montolivo, Mexes, etc. during Allegri it just didn’t work, Allegri lost the plot, the players were uncomfortable. They have made bad investment during Allegri time. Even the fans doesn’t want Allegri anymore, the same like we are now with pardew, they even put Allegri on ebay for $1.
    The players attitude has changed since Inzaghi took charge, that’s the most important thing. They are doing what we are doing right now, cheap investment and Inzaghi has done remarkably well with low budget.
    Italian league suffered from the bribe scandal few years ago, now they are recovering. Now they are more equal except Juventus. Surprisingly teams like Torino, Lazio, Parma are doing well last season, much better than AC and Inter.
    Fiorentina are doing great, they run with much tighter budget than Milan now, even Roma also not on the spending spree. Italian teams now starting to produce great youngsters and less buying expensive players like they used to, the one to watch is Florenzi (Roma). I believe they will be great again.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 16, 2014 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #27


    Cheers I am suitably humbled but from what you say it’s been done before so it can be done again.

    I’m sure fans would rather buy stuff where the money was going to the club than to SD. Certainly if he does chuff off whilst still owning the merchandising he’ll be bleeding us in the afterlife.

  • Santon03

    Oct 16, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #28


    I believe Inzaghi will manage the team well. It won’t be smooth but he will manage.
    The players attitude has changed drastically since he took over and they give 100% for him.

  • firebug666

    Oct 16, 2014 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #29

    Canny in Canberra

    Having an alternative shirt is not a bad idea, maybe the lads could organise something, and use the money made for their future campaigns. Once they have achieved their aims any money still in the pot could be donated to charity.

  • mindshaft

    Oct 16, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #30

    ACN may not happen in Jan as host nation (Morocco) have asked to postpone due to Ebola crisis –

    Doubt they want fans travelling en mass across Africa – not sure the CAF will agree though, its a big money spinner for them these days

  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 16, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #31

    That’s the stuff. Now we thinking like a force to be reckoned with.

    Letting the frustration out on here is useful but it won’t create any significant changes. The Merchandising was just another money grab on fat mans part. Let’s take it back.
    Just noticed that MA is listed as Bi sexual owner of Newcastle on his Twitter account.
    Not that that has any relevance just didn’t know.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 16, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #32

    Heard Zidanes name being thrown about on here recently. French contingency would no doubt follow him.
    More likely to make any other French stars come aboard too since that appears to be our favoured shopping ground of late

  • Canny in Canberra

    Oct 16, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #33

    My lad just saw on Twitter that MA has resigned RT. He says it’s a good move. My lad tweets back dropping your asking price to 200 million would. be a better one then we can get rid of you. reminds me why I love him.


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