Newcastle Fighting Top Clubs For Free Agent

Newcastle have been after Andre Ayew for a while now, and the Ghanaian has just returned to Marseilles after playing well for Ghana in the African Cup of Nations, where Ghana just missed out on winning it,  and lost 9-8 on  penalties in the final to Ivory Coast after there was no no score after extra time.

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Andre Ayew – Newcastle trying to negotiate a deal

Marseilles have been unable to agree terms with the 25 year-old 62 times capped Ghana International, and his five year contract at Marseilles runs out in June, so clubs have been able to talk to him since January 1st.

Andre has made no secret of the fact over the last couple of years that his preferred club is Liverpool,  and French radio station RMC is reporting a number of clubs are negotiating with him on terms.

One of those clubs is said to be Newcastle United, but we are facing competition from Borussia Dortmund, Everton and Liverpool.

The fight is on now between the clubs to try to agree terms with the winger and get him to sing a pre-contract agreement and then the deal can be finalized on July 1st, when the transfer window opens and the new financial year begins.

All four clubs are said to be negotiating with the left-sided midfield player, who has played 181 times for Marseilles over the last five years with 53 goals.

We have to believe that Marseilles are still in with a chance of having him stay at the club but now it’s a case of which club can offer him the best deal, and maybe also European competition, which he’s used to at Marseilles.

And in the past when a move has been made on those terms Newcastle have found it difficult to convince a player to come to Tyneside.

But at least we are said to be negotiating with his agents, so there’s a possibility we could sign him, and if we do sign him to a pre-contract agreement then that news could be announced at any time.

From our archives we were first interested in this player back in January of 2013, when we were struggling with relegation.

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8 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 11, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Rivière might get his chance tonight.

  • Go toon gooooo

    Feb 11, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Ayew is good player and can make miracles but he is not typical striker.He can be second choice right winger behind Gabriel Obertan.Every position needs two players.And Ryan Taylor can’t be second choice because his only choice is retirement.

  • firebug666

    Feb 11, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Ron Knee

    Not sure Carver knows how to use him mate. But it would be nice if he was used as part of a front two, or three, give him support and we might see goals.

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 11, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #4

    Not sure if Carver will want to experiment tonight against P45, but then Rivière did score against Palace.

  • cyprus

    Feb 11, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #5

    I wouldn’t play Ober, ever.
    RK, you asked about Janm. He’s a very good player, wish he were faster. You could say he should’ve blocked Crouch, but then again you couldn’t.
    I see some positives on the wings, after a long time when we had no one. Cabs, Jan on the right; Haidi, Ameobi on the left. Goals have come from both sides. There’s skill, the element of surprise, they are getting to know the partnerships. I’m optimistic about this team. I like Colb and Siss in the middle, they don’t take bullying from anyone.
    We need one CB, one 20 goal CF (as rare as billionnaires looking to buy NUFC) and one Coutinho-Hazard 🙂
    Then we are set for top 4. Oh, and a coach.

  • firebug666

    Feb 11, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #6


    Not wanting a lot then?

    Question is will the club provide what we need, and keep what we have?

    I think going on past experiences with this club the simple answer will be no.

    Sissoko, and possibly Tiote and Cisse will be sold, Lascelles will be the new and most likely only CB to come in, and maybe another midfield attacker rather than a striker.

  • one fine day

    Feb 11, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #7

    How many more of these articles are we going to see ?
    A players say he wants to join another club( not us ) so we pretend to have an interest or are ” tracking” him for 3 years yet we have no real intention of making an offer . If a player does sign for us it’s only to get a foot in the premier league to jump at first chance of a “bigger club” so when they I want to play for Liverpool why don’t we say ok ….. Next?
    Maybe we were spoiled with shearer, a player who could have gone to any team in the world but genuinely chose us.
    Seriously f@@cked off when I see these streams .
    I’ve just got over P.E.A.
    This week I will be ” tracking” destinys child .
    we’ll it has the same level of truth as this shi@e

  • lesh

    Feb 11, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Message to Ashley – if Newcastle United had the same attraction as the likes of Liverpool which are perceived as high profile and ambitious, players’d be queuing up to join us.

    As is, Ashley’s made some major changes to NUFC’s image – we’re no seen as a badly run, badly coached, cheapskate of a club that’s going nowhere.


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