Newcastle Interested In French Defensive Midfielder


Newcastle were first linked with Bordeaux’s 27 year-old Ludovic Sané in April of last year, and we probably became interested in him after he gave a good performance for Bordeaux in the Europa League against us at St. James’ Park in our 3-0 win in October of 2012.

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Ludovic Sané – Bordeaux defensive midfielder

There is news in France that Newcastle are interested in the Ivory Coast International, who stands 6’4″ tall and can play in defensive midfield and at center-back – so he could be a useful addition to the Newcastle squad.

Newcastle scouts were at the Bordeaux – Lyon game last night ,which the visitors won 5-0 with two goals from Alexandre Lacazette – a one time Newcastle striker target –  and Bordeaux went down to 10 men after 65 minutes when Nicolas Pallois got a straight red card.

There is a chance that Newcastle will cash in on Cheick Tiote in January, and since Cheick is suspended for the game at Manchester United on Friday, he will only be able to play another three games for us, before he’s off to join the Ivory Coast squad for the African Cup of Nations.

Sané joined Bordeaux from US Lormont in 2009, and he was born in Villeneuve-sur-Lot in southwestern France, and began his football career playing for the local club US Lormont,  on the outskirts of Bordeaux.

He has a contract at Bordeaux until the summer of 2017, so we may need to pay a decent fee for the player – and that could make it doubtful we will be able to get him.

Sane’s played 203 times for Bordeaux with 10 goals and 5 assists, and he has 8 caps for Senegal after receiving his first cap back in 2010.

If Newcastle are interested in selling Cheick Tiote in January and cashing in on him for around £15M (if possible), it would be wise to line up a replacement so we don’t sell one of our best players next month and don’t replace him.

Newcastle have done that three times in the past.

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8 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Dec 22, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Actually welshie old bean, I do recall you saying you were finished with Newcastle once, but I believe that your leaving the blog threat was a separate occasion. Might have a look tomorrow if I cba.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #2

    What the hell is cba.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 22, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #3

    don’t worry I got it.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #4

    BandB – People with a high EIQ do tend to be more successful in life. It’s not acquired from an online course but an awareness of what is required to achieve and fulfill your potential through focus and clear objectives in your life.
    Your detachment, is my compartmentalising of disappointment.
    Motivation comes from within even for electricians. Whatever works- know time for Danish cynicism- even at Christmas- LOL.
    I don’t think you get the same feeling of atmosphere watching a game on TV. The
    Geordies at WHL were immense but the overriding feeling was one of acute disappointment. Each to his own though.
    Have a great Christmas and all you wish for in 2015. Enjoy.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 22, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #5

    £15m for Tiote is a bit optimistic.

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  • JamesToon

    Dec 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #6

    http://www.whoscored.com/Articles/jq_re4qkaemjttmlnqtlva/Show/Team-Focus-Sticking-to-Principal-Paying-off-for-Paco-Jemez-at-Rayo

    Article from the end of last season about Paco Jemez, had tough times with Rayo, but stuck with his style of attacking possession football and it paid off, and finished it a europa league place. They have one of the worst budgets in la Liga as well, and had something like 12 transfers out and 11 transfers in

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 22, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Ian Toon,
    I really don’t understand why you waffle so, basically you said you heard fans singing Pardew wonderland after a home win, now are you saying they will be singing it IF we had of beaten the mackems and Spurs. I don’t think his name will ever be sung again.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 22, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Give Abeid a chance.

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