Agent Claims Newcastle Have Bid For Aymen Abdennour

Newcastle have been linked before with Monaco center-back, Aymen Abdennour, but there were reports last month that he had turned down Newcastle’s bid, but his agent (he is represented by Henry Hennig Sports) today has told Foot Mercato that Tottenham and Newcastle are two of the clubs who have bid for the 6ft 2ins Tunisian International.

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Aymen Abdennour – Monaco center-back

Aymen Abdennour’s agent (not named in the Foot Mercato report) has claimed that he has received offers from several clubs including Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur:

“There are clubs like Valencia, Newcastle, Tottenham, Inter Milan and Wolfsburg who have been calling. Yes we have concrete proposals from these clubs.”  “They are really very interested in Aymen. They are looking to find out for how much?   How?  And this isn’t finished in my view.” (he hopes it isn’t finished)

“Bayern Munich has a big interest in him. Even the great Barca have an eye on Abdennour. “With their recruitment ban, they will play the recruits until January. Abdennour really fits into their plans for the future.”

“Even Juventus has a huge interest in a player like him. Suddenly, the other Italian clubs also grow their interest.” 

This seems a classic case of an agent trying to drum up interest interest and start a bidding war for his client – otherwise why would he mention all the big clubs supposedly interested in his player.

Remember agents usually get a percentage of the deal,  so if they can drive the transfer fee up – they get more money.

The 25 year-old Monaco center-back has played 33 times for Tunisia, and he has recently signed a new deal in March to stay at Monaco, for the next four years.

Abdennour has said he would only leave Monaco for a club that played in the Champions League – which Newcastle haven’t done since back when Sir Bobby Robson was the manager over ten years ago.

Arsenal and PSG were also credited with an interest in the powerful central defender.

Abdennour joined Monaco only last year from Toulouse,  and he has so far played for Monaco 32 times with one goal, and he has had a great first season in Monaco, but the chances of Newcastle getting him to Tyneside are very low.

He’s been one of Monaco’s best players this season and he is looking for a bigger club if he does leave Monaco – but that is unlikely to be Newcastle United – unfortunately.

The fee mentioned is something north of £15M.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Belfast

    May 29, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #1


  • NOVA2967

    May 29, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Make it happen, Ashley

  • sparky55

    May 29, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #3

    That’s just like saying we’ve put in a bid for rooney but he wants to stay at Man Utd…how’s that newsworthy FFS and why use this headline to follow up on a much better thread that is relevant and discussion worthy when the last thread has been up for only minutes.

    ED…have a word with yourself and think about what you’re doing.

  • jakesome

    May 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Is samba still a footballer?

  • jakesome

    May 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #5

    P.s this is my first post since the children took over this blog

  • Setchell

    May 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Why does everyone get on eds case? Don’t like it don’t come on the blog….. Simple

  • Setchell

    May 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Jake some…. Think he plays in Russia but not 100% sure

  • Belfast

    May 29, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #8

    On his list of available options I reckon we’d be his last option

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Okay so who is it who decides that Jonas and Raylor go??

    Raylor was not good enough but Jonas could have been useful surely the new manager should decides who stays and goes though??

    Does that mean Sammy stays then ?

    Thats a big chunk of wages just been freed up Jonas was a high earner and pretty sure Raylor is on like 20k

  • Setchell

    May 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #10
  • welshgeordie9

    May 29, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #11


    Well said mate, I’ve been thinking that for a while, don’t like Eds comments don’t come on here and moan about him, If it wasn’t for him there wouldn’t be a blog.

  • californianufc

    May 29, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Not going to happen. I see us bidding 8m for Austin soon though

  • brklyngeordie

    May 29, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #13

    Said once upon a time on this blog this is the type of CB we need cause this man has guts and would bring instant backbone and would hold players responsible him and Richards would be a great addition to our horrible CB group

  • Sav

    May 29, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #14

    This club has no soul.

  • mickalfas

    May 29, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Obviously haven’t sold all season tickets yet ,there’s no one coming ,not enough time
    Bunch of soulless arseholes
    Jonas out – riviere in ?wtf


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