Newcastle Interested In Montpellier Attacking Midfielder


Newcastle are being linked with Morgan Sanson the 20 year-old 6′ tall midfielder who plays for Montpellier.

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Morgan Sanson – Montpellier 20 year-old attacking midfielder

Morgan started his career at Le Mans and played there 30 times with three goals before signing on at Montpellier in the summer of 2013, and since he’s been at Montpellier he has been impressive and played 45 times with a couple of goals.

The right-footed attacking midfielder has also attracted interest from AC Milan and West Ham for the signature of a player who has been capped eight times for the French U21 side.

Morgan is said to be one of the top up-and-coming young players in France and as far as we can tell this is the first time we have been linked with the youngster.

However, there is a report in Italy in La Corriere dello Sport, that says that AC Milan seem to be in the driver’s seat for the young Frenchmen, who has impressed the Inter-Milan scouts when they have watched him this season.

But Montpellier are again asking for a daft price for one of their youngsters,  and are said to be holding out for £7M – a sum Newcastle are supposed to have paid out for 24 year-old French International Remy Cabella last summer.

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150 comments so far

  • scout

    Feb 25, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Recommended by Mr. GALTIER

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 25, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Why do we continue to do business with Nicollin?? Hes a pain in the ass! Nicollin and Aulas at Lyon, they are the worst chairman to buy players from! Pretty sure in the past Aulas has been responsible for leading us on a merry dance and then not selling us 3 seperate players!
    Nicollin usually sells but it’s frequently the transfer window after the one one we make our first offer in

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  • BandB

    Feb 25, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #3

    ToonFromLeeds,

    I think it is all about risk and investment.
    They seem to have made it clear that the Europa League does not offer an acceptable ratio of risk v investment.
    We are not Champions’ League contenders anymore. It is an expensive club to be in, and i don’t see any evidence that we have elite ambitions.
    Outside the Champions’ League, the reward for success is a place in the Europa League. That includes cups.
    Which is why I think that unless we see a statement from the club that is very different from the “business as usual” statements Charnley made at Christmas, there is no logical reason whatsoever to believe that a huge and game-changing new tranche of investment in players and coaching staff is about to be made in the summer.
    They keep saying it will be business as usual.
    Why should anyone doubt them?

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #4

    BandB I can see what you mean but as a loyal fan I cannot see the impetuous to support the club, if we aren’t trying to win anything then we have no ambition! Surely empty seats should give MA an inclination things need to change (although I can’t see that happening)

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  • AndyMac

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #5

    I realise you have column inches to fill Ed but these “NUFC interested in” tales are about as fanciful as those notorious Sun headlines from years gone by.

    “Lancaster Bomber found on Moon”
    “Freddie Starr ate my Hamster”
    “Fatman buying quality players to fill up squad”

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #6

    band B

    shola is still a young prospect 😉

    the amount iv heard that through the years,

    im sick of hearing about oberan being a prospect,

    these prospects are no longer prospects when they get to 21 IMO, you should be able to see if they have a talent that can be made better, most seem to have had good money for a few years by this time and have settled for where they are right then, they have made it,

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Papiss Cisse is the most effective striker in the English league this year, with a goal scored every 84 minutes. at European level, goal.com reveals that the Senegalese international is the fourth most effective striker in the whole continent of Europe , behind Barcelona, ??Lionel Messi, with only 2 more minutes (Messi scored a goal every 81 minutes).

    Top 5 of the most effective strikers

    1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), 1 goal every 64.52 minutes
    2. Bas Dost (Wolfsburg), 1 goal every 66.27 minutes
    3. Lionel Messi (Barcelona fC), 1 goal every 81.35 minutes
    4. Papiss Cissé (Newcastle), 1 goal every 83.4 minutes
    5. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), 1 goal every 86.65 minutes

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  • damma99

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #8

    They might be interested in every footballer on the planet, but they will buy nobody.

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #9

    NUFC uninterested in progressing more like.

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #10

    kin warnk

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #11

    AndyMac // Feb 25, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    I realise you have column inches to fill Ed but these “NUFC interested in” tales are about as fanciful as those notorious Sun headlines from years gone by.

    “Lancaster Bomber found on Moon”
    “Freddie Starr ate my Hamster”
    “Fatman buying quality players to fill up squad”
    “AndyMac from Nottingham is a proper Toon supporter”

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  • BandB

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #12

    ToonFromLeeds,

    Folks of all persuasions on this blog keeping repeating the complaint that the club never communicates.

    In fact in communicates will brutal honesty at times.

    At Christmas Charnley repeated that affordable football was the mission statement, that consolidation in the league would be the priority, and that the new head coach, whoever it was, would have to accept that key players would be sold if their value was met, and that they might not be replaced quickly or like-for-like.

    How does anyone get from that to “Ashley has been prudently putting together a £100m war chest and he’s about to spend it?”

    The club gives us it straight between the eyes. And our fans just say…”ignore that man, this is MY theory…….”!

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  • hibbit

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #13

    whats the point of being in the cups if the club don’t want to win the game’s / cup’s they should not be allowed to sell tickets or tv rights and profit from these game’s……. if there not going to try to win the games they should not be allowed enter

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Jeff…Was it you who a few weeks ago compiled some info as to why spending big money on strikers is basically a mugs game?

    It was based on possible league finishes and the money that returns from memory?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #15
  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Ibizatoon

    It wiznae me !!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Jeff…Okay, I’ll let you off this one then 🙂

    It just occured to me that the figures they used were based on one season, whereas their purchase fee surely gets spread across the duration of their contract.

    Anyway, no biggy either way.

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  • Thump

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Lee Charnley: “Look, Ryder, our season ticket sales are projected to be quite low this season. Anything you can do?”
    Lee Ryder: “No bother, leave it to us!”

    Later, on the Evening Chronicle…

    ANONYMOUS INSIDER SOURCE WHO IS DEFINITELY REAL: NEWCASTLE TO SPEND MONEY!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 25, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #19

    What’s the Craig today?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #20

    The Craig is probably Tommy
    The craic however is flowing

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Jesper
    Folk on Tyneside normally say
    “Wot dae ye knaa? Owt or Nowt ? “

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #22

    BandB I agree the club does tell you but it’s not good. We must have the tightest billionaire in the world!

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #23

    It seems the only way we’ll see good football and trying to do well will be when MA has gone

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Jeff…autocorrect is just great!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Jeff…that looks like the dialect where I am from 😉

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  • Thump

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #26

    @jesper (19): I’m the same I’ve always been, mate. Apart from that day I was a peregrine falcon, but that’s a complicated story for another time.

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  • toon kk

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #27

    Why are we always linked with the kids,
    Its usually just speculation.
    For all I’m for bringing some young player in with potential we should be bringing quality experienced player’s to the club to help our relegation candidates out.
    All this buy to sell regime will eventually take us down.

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Don’t know why people have a go at Ed for posting these articles. The purpose of the site is to give you all news about nufc from various sources. That’s precisely what it does.

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #29

    Ibiza

    It was boy done good who grasped at straws as to why a decent striker SHOULDN’T be bought. Incredible really.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Jesper
    Our coast was the 1st land the marauding Vikings hit.
    Your Great great great etc. etc.Grandfather
    Probably raped my Great great great etc. etc.Grandmother

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Toon KK

    I think a priority needs to be leaders on the pitch, we need to look at experienced players that are vocal and can get the best out of youngsters through proper guidance!! Leaders in Defence, someone who can communicate!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #32

    Jeff…she most have been the catch of the city 😉

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #33

    AC

    Seems as though more and more Ashley acolytes are coming on here, Black and White was claiming earlier that Wigan and Citeh owners use there clubs for free advertisement like MA. He clearly didn’t do his due diligence like MA as he missed the £100m deal from Etihad!! Not sure. If these people are being serious or just wums

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  • hibbit

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #34

    our toon…… sports direct WUMS

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Thump…It really hasn’t taken Ryder and Co long to get back in line. What was the point of them taking a stand in the first place?

    A/C…Something about the way it was presented at the time didn’t seem right, but I couldn’t put my finger out. He’s obviously taken Ashleys calculations class.

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  • BandB

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Our Toon,

    The more the merrier.
    Surely it is better that they argue their opinions like we are all entitled to do?
    If they are encouraged to explain why they feel like they do, then people can read it and decide whether it is a good argument.
    If it is a good argument, they will persuade people, and fair do’s to them.

    It’s far better than having people go underground, inventing half a dozen “are you gay, are you a mackem?” alter-egos and trying to shut the blog down.

    Have some confidence in your own arguments.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #37

    jesper – the information about your maurading relatives is indeed correct. The area of northern England was predominantly settled by your criminal relatives from southern Denmark the southern part of the country retained the language influences from Latin and Norman influences.
    Extract from the web;-
    “The unique way in which Geordies and Northumbrians pronounce certain words is also often Anglo-Saxon in origin. Thus Geordie words like Dede, Coo, Cloot, Hoos, Wrang, Strang and Lang are in fact the original Anglo-Saxon pronounciations for Dead, Cow, Clout, House, Wrong, Strong and Long.”

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #38

    We are interested in anyone until we ask the price …
    The club are communicating quite well its just that the messages they are communicating are ones the fans don’t want to hear

    We will not chase the cups as they do not generate enough cash and players may get tired resulting in potentially impacting our premiership status.

    We must be financially frugal as the club needs to stand on its own two feet as well as paying some cash to fatty

    We will sell any player where we feel the price is right

    Our aim is to retain premier league status and the TV money that comes with it

    We will use SJP as a free advertising vehicle for sports direct

    They’ve communicated this over and over so at least they’re consistent

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  • BandB

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #39

    If I see two players, both scoring own goals, it is the one playing for my team I want to see taken off.

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 25, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #40

    B&B

    I have a lot of confidence in my arguments, I just can’t get my head around MA being good for the club because we have a good balance sheet. Sport used to be about entertainment, enjoyment, competing and identity, we don’t do or have any of them 4 things and the identity is slowly being dwindled away!!

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