Newcastle Getting Close To Signing AC Milan Winger


There’s news from Sky Italia is that Newcastle have tried to sanction a loan deal for 20 year-old winger AC Milan M’Baye Niang, but the Italian club has turned down the bid.

M'BAYE NIANG

M’Baye Niang – loan bid turned down

Newcastle have been interested in the 6’1″ winger for some time now, and his contract runs out in the summer, and we would assume AC Milan want to sell Niang in January, so they don’t lose him for nothing at the end of June.

Niang started his career at Caen back in 2007, and joined Milan in the summer of 2012 on a three year contract, with Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham being three of the other English clubs – as well as Newcastle – interested in the winger at that time.

Sky Italia are reporting new developments are possible and even expected – so we hope Newcastle can agree a permanent deal with the Italian club for Niang, and if we can get this lad on Tyneside soon, it would help raise the spirits of Newcastle fans.

That’s what we need – here’s hoping.

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125 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jan 5, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Closer = rejected?

    Maybe those ‘against modern football’ children have a point…

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 5, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Portsmouth had a gate of 12,000, they were paying mega bucks to mercenaries, mismanaged by owners. They couldn’t attract the type of advertising revenues we could. They were spending 10s of millions on transfer fees. Portsmouth over spent by 235% of there revenues….Every man and his dog could see isn’t wasn’t sustainable.

    Leeds utd would have not been crippled if they got promoted 1st time of asking, here’s another club that spent millions and do remember they didn’t have the TV deals we have today, it somewhat distorts facts when comparing the amount of money in football now compared to when Leeds went belly up. Again we have bigger gate receipts and we spend a lot more in merchandise than they ever will. Leeds tried to grow to quickly and got stung.

    We did none of the above and we had some really good sponsorship deals, unlike the Wonga deal now which is worth less than what we had with Virgin. Add to that the lack of money that now comes into the club from non advertisement.

    I’d argue we aren’t in a better position because if MA pulled the plug today we’d owe more money than when Freddie was here. We also have less revenue compared to then because remember there’s more money in football now and don’t fully utilise or potential both on and off the pitch

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 5, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Perez replacement?

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Is he a proper winger and is he right footed

    Lefties need not apply

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Relatively speaking I’d say Newcastle are in a better position than when Ashley arrived. Not so much in a better position to buy, because the market has inflated markedly, but to invest the by now large profits in developing players and scouting. It seems logical that Ashley would do that, considering what we’ve seen from him up to now. How well it would be implemented, is another thing again. Replicating Ajax or Bayern, seems far fetched, considering the owners relative lack of experience in football, and the clubs poor record in developing players throughout in the modern era.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Beer

    He’s more a forward come winger…A wide forward rather than a winger

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Ameobi
    Gouffran
    Arrons
    Obertan
    Marveaux
    Cabella
    That’s 6 quality wingers on the books
    What the hell do we need another winger for?
    We need a big centre forward, Someone like Deeney or Emenike not yet another wnger,smh

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #8

    this guy has the pace and the trick but everytime ive seen him his end product is woeful…only 20 so plenty of time to improve, seen more from young aarons though in the limited games hes played.

    Still an upgrade on sammy though id say.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Toon brother

    Deeney as in the Watford fella? I sincerely hope your taking the piss bud, nine is very quick and was very highly rated before his move to Milan.

    Marveaux is out on loan and Gouffran isn’t a winger, neither is Cabella….Both players are very ineffective as wingers. Obertan is average at best. Troy Deeney is pants though!!

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  • p

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Our toon from previous post…

    2006 toon made a 12m loss had high debt to revenue, horrendous expense to revenue ratio and nearly 100m of long term debt.

    That was not sustainable whether it was as bad as Pompey and Leeds or not.

    It’s easy to flippantly say now we were in no danger of bankruptcy after ashley came in with capital and a viable business plan to return to profitability.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #11

    Niang not nine

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #12

    ourtoon

    we don’t need one of them we need more of an Aarons type winger that can cross a bloody ball and hug that touchline

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Are we close to signing this lad because they want Santon?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #14

    Its worth noting he played in cabellas shadow last season at montpellier, not slagging off cabella as i think he’ll be a gem if we get the right manager, but montpellier were hardly high flying last season.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #15

    P

    Mike Ashley walks away today and the club owe him £140m making us worse off. Where did we rank compared to others in the league I’m 2006?

    FFP has been bought in for a reason, ashley laid off the debts which totalled around 80m since his mismanagement we’ve managed to add a further £60m to the original debt through mismanagement and bad poor on and off field decisions.

    Take away the TV money and the rising player signing on fees along with wages and you’ll find things aren’t so different

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #16

    Beer

    I think that type of winger is a dying breed mate. A good old fashioned winger would get chalk on there boots but this lad could well do a job upfront. He’s pace is his biggest asset and he’s still learning the game. I’d take him in a heartbeat

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #17

    I’m quite knarked reading we’re trying to loan players……

    The club which will most likely post the biggest operating profit of any club ever is trying to loan players.

    Absolute piss take

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #18

    Also, saying we need a winger, if we have ayoze perez leading the line with de jonrg behind which we should do, cabella cutting is probably what we want, not 2 guys hugging the touchline.

    I was there saturday and i thought cabella was very good, and made intelligent runs and passes, but everytime he come inside riviere and armstrong couldnt control the ball when he played it into feet in tight areas…ayoze would though.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #19

    Benny’s gone to Nice I see. Contract terminated. I wish him well. Great player when he wants to be which turned out to be not very often with us.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #20

    The benefits of a decent wide player were obvious when Sammy has a good day or when Aarons was playing. You have to have a real touch on the ball from there otherwise it’s just one wasted cross after another. Benny could do it when he felt like it as well but right now we’re really lacking that part of the game.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #21

    Robby bobson

    Cabella played against Leicester 2nd team, I honestly think Cabella is massively overrated. He lives off his reputation and has had very little impact upon the 1st team. For an attacking player he doesn’t half run out of ideas, add to that he’s woeful infront of goal.

    Let’s see Cabella putting in that kind of performance in the league against better opposing before we start praising him

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #22

    I think Riviere will be gone at the end of the season. He isn’t suited to the league and will want to be off.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #23

    Ashley needs a good fonging to get him moving. Get a decent manager in you big, thicky Mike.

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  • lesh

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #24

    Now what makes me think that this could have owt to do with season tickets?

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #25

    our toon

    as long as the lad is right footed
    and we ship out obertan

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  • p

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #26

    Ot that argument makes no sense – he owns the club lock, stock and barrel. He has not left the club so you are peddling in what might happen that does not even make sense.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #27

    ………………………….Krul
    Janmaat….Dummet….Collo…..Haidarra
    ……………….Sissoko…..Colback…..
    ……….Santon…..DeJong……Cabella
    ………………………Perez

    I think that’s a pretty good side in the absence of the AFCON players and considering the problem of how to fit both DeJong and Sissoko into the centre of the park.

    You might also play Abeid alongside Colback. Santon at rb, and Sissoko on the right of De Jong, where he still is very good on current form.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #28

    Our Toon

    Hes not a player whos going to create things by himself like Hatem could, or even Obertan and Aarons with pure pace, he showed that Saturday…

    I just think he plays a certain type of way, unless he has the players around him to compliment him, then he shouldnt be on the pitch. Id love to see him with Ayoze in front of him (and de jong if he ever ever gets fit), if Riviere is playing with gouffran the other side, then hes not gonna do much.

    All depends on the next manager.

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #29

    our toon / G2

    I think both cabella and riviere have shown signs of improvement in the last couple of games they have been in I wont count fa cup I didn’t see it although I did see disallowed goal

    we need to be a little more patient and judge with a new manager ( if we get one )

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #30

    P

    We he took over the debt was 80m, the amount outstanding now in “interest free loans” is 140m. Would you say the debt has increased?

    SD currently get all revenues generated by the club shop, merchandise is all going to SD at a tune of 3m or 3.5m. Another revenue stream which has been taken away from the club.

    I’ve had a good look through our books and we only get more money now due to increased TV deals, if that deal hadn’t of increased and stayed the same we’d be making less revenue.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #31

    Santon at left back, I mean to say. Janmaat has been great.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #32

    Beermonkey

    Riviere vs leicester was probably one of the worst centre forward displays ive seen since Michael Owen in our relegation season.

    His touch was awful, always beaten to the ball by the defenders and never looked like scoring. Made me looking to the bench hoping we’d snuck Shola on.

    Dont want to be too be harsh on the lad because he really does try, just finding it very tough at the moment

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #33

    Beer

    The problem I have with Cabella is these daft step overs when no one’s around, he needs to pick a pass quicker and he needs to influence games more. Even when he came on against Everton the lad made poor decisions, he should have scored or squared the ball to Riviere but lacked conviction in his attempts.

    As for Riviere I call him the french Heskey and for good reason, he poor in front of goal but his general hold up play is decent. He’s a hard working goal shy CF.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #34

    So he’d need to find a buyer at 285 mill, less what’s in the bank, which would surely be in the tens of millions if the TV revenue has been paid, to get his money back. I’m sure there’d be realistic interest at that price, considering the facility, roster and financial stability. Add to that the merchandising and advertising that directly benefits Ashley, I think he’s done very well out of Newcastle and stands to do even better.

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #35

    robby bob

    I don’t think it helped riviere when he first arrived pards tried to make him a target man a job he was not suited to
    he has then been injured and bench warming
    so its been a tough start

    I hope he comes good new manager new broom new tactics and it will be like having new players 🙂

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 6, 2015 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #36

    On the debt

    I still can’t understand why Ashley had to loan the club £60mil when it was relegated.

    I seem to rember hearing a lot that being relegated from EPL a club would lose around £30mil. More today due to tv revenue.

    We got a parachute payment of around £20mil sold several players and got their wages off the books but had to still borrow money, why?

    So if you do the sums NUFC lost nearly £100mil by being relegated for one year, bollocks.

    Qpr got relegated and came back up next year with a wage bill probably higher than ours was how much did it cost them?

    I bet it wasn’t nearly half of what it supposedly cost us!

    The club is in a worse position now than when Ashley took over if he hadn’t outsourced the food and beer the merchandise and advertising we would be in a much better position.

    How much is that costing the club per year 10-20nil?

    He handicaps the club and tells us it’s the best we can do, the loan wasn’t needed and was designed so that he could get away with the shit we’ve had for several years.

    Just out of Intrest does he get a wage off SD for allowing ads at SJP?
    We get nowt but does he?

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  • p

    Jan 6, 2015 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #37

    OT, you are still missing my point; he owns the lot so he is only moving money around between his left and right pocket so to speak.

    What matters to the long term health of the club is that it is funded and that then the profit and loss statement.

    If he spins it off, the balance sheet will be down to the new buyer. Their purchase price will reflect all of this.

    It’s not like he is taking money from us, it’s his business. When we give him money we are buying something, the quality of which is questionable of course.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 6, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #38

    Yes I’m a bit impatient with Riviere beermonkey mate. But he’s been terrible in most games he’s played in that I’ve seen. No touch in the box at all. I’m just not sure he isn’t another failed experiment.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 6, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #39

    It will all come down to a good fonging for Mike. I’m sure of it.

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  • p

    Jan 6, 2015 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #40

    Op, as I say the balance sheet is not relevant in this case the p&l is and that is a ton better since ashley has come in. We are profitable with costs in control.

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