Newcastle Have No Chance Of Signing This International Defender


Newcastle have been linked with Monaco center-back Aymen Abdennour, who has a contract at Monaco though the summer of 2019 and we have been interested in the player for the last six months.

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Aymen Abdennour – Monaco center-back

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are the other two Premier League clubs said to be interested in Aymen with interest also from PSG in France.

Abdennour’s agent was busy last month trying to shop his client around for a possible new deal – which would earn his agent Abdelkader Jilani some big money.

This is some of what Jilani said:

Given the season that Aymen had, there is interest from all over the world. We have received calls from clubs and sporting directors, but for now nothing [has been decided].

“Clubs like Valencia, Newcastle, Tottenham, Inter Milan and Wolfsburg have called. We have received concrete offers from these teams, and they are really interested in Aymen.”

It’s true that Newcastle were interested in the player in late April, but at that time there was a French report that Newcastle approached the player.

But his agent Abdelkader Jilani quickly turned Newcastle down.

The main reason for that was the player only wants to leave Monaco to join a club that plays regularly in the Champions League, and you can hardly blame him for that.

Newcastle have never been in the Champions League since 2003 when the great Sir Bobby Robson was our manager, and even Tottenham have only a small chance of signing him, so Arsenal are definitely in the lead to sign him.

Aymen Abdennour signed on for Monaco only last summer, and he had an excellent first season at the Principality playing 26 times for the French club with one goal.

Monaco finished 3rd top of the French League on 71 points,  and therefore qualify for the Champions League.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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120 comments so far

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jun 18, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Another story on a player who’s not coming. Only thing we seem to be getting these days

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  • musomag

    Jun 18, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #2

    We couldn’t even get Micah Richards on a free FFS

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  • PSYCHOtoon

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle Have No Chance Of Signing ….. 95% of all players named on this blog

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  • Thump

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #4

    I can’t wait to hear about the next player we won’t sign.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #5

    May be doing a special on MR ASHLEY BUSINESS INTERESTS for you very soon folks.

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  • magsie

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Sorry Ed but if we have “No Chance” then what`s the point of the article?

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  • Belfast

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #7

    I was just about to say the same thing magsie.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #8

    THe most accuract eheadline yet Ed – use it oftern Newcastle Have No Chance Of Signing …………

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  • magsie

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Just to make us feel lower than we already do at the minute i guess Lol

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Hey Shadow – its not just players – even coaches have seen the light. I guess if the best coach in the EPL cant make a go of it ….

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #11

    breaking news Newcastle have no chance of signing…..Lionel Messi

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #12

    TFL – how dare they reject our £5M deal. We wont get ripped off

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Gdnite y’all – see you tomorrow for another day of disappointment

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #14

    hahaha BlacknWhite

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Here’s what you could have had…

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #16

    nowts gonna happen in near future with Charlie Austin cos he’s on his stag do in Portugal

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Forgot about that good laugh that was referred to earlier on -Brazil a club side.
    Jib -how can you challenge anybodys’ footballing credentials/knowledge when you think Brazil is a club side. What a knacker.
    Brazil United/Brazil Wanderers – what a knacker. More gems by the blog pest!

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  • jane

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #18

    even if we get Messi (hyperthetically of course) it may not make a lot of difference.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Messi would make a difference wherever he went even Accrington stanley

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  • ashleysmate

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Weve been linked with uncle tom cobble and all
    We can…and do complain about our beloved club but I’ve supported this beautiful club since 1966 I am now 60yrs young and have been through the Westwood and shepherd yrs…..dont forget this was the guy who sacked rhe great sir B Robson for finishing 5th in one year…anyway folks…I am black and white through and through. .but will always love banter with the makems without hating them or anyone..at the end of the day its only sport and life is much more important. .but as liberal as ive learend to become. ..and be more understanding of other people’s views. .this man? Mr Ashley. ..is bleeding my beautiful club dry…..I’m close to tears writing this….but to my generation we speak as we find…he is no good for the club I live and breath this great club.. I may be treading over old ground but I’m hoping this message might get through to someone who can do something and get this beautiful club to where it expects to be…..god bless the mags xxx

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  • jane

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #21

    if Messi joined our current squad how much higher up the league do you think we would finish?

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  • jane

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #22

    “Messi would make a difference wherever he went even Accrington Stanley”

    haha just got the implication there!

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  • swemag

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #23

    If Messi joined we would be top 3.

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  • Thump

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #24

    @jane: You’re assuming he’d get a game.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Well said Ashleysmate

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  • jane

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #26

    why were QPR relegated if they had Charlie Austin?

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Whilst Charlie Austin is a talent he’s no Messi

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  • swemag

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #28

    If Messi joined…hmm…that is just it. We need class. Pay the money for Austin. Just pay up and keep Cisse. Surely Cisse will play more games next season.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Boring zzzzzzz…

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 19, 2015 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #30

    We wouldn’t be in this mess, if Ashley had been prepared to push the boat out just that little bit farther on one key player, once each close season. Now of course, we need three or four of them, coinciding with his claim that we are now going to make our own luck, and on top of the usual canny acquisitions, and when the long suffering fans eventually reach the end of their once considerable tether and kick up an almighty stink, because the deals don’t quite get done, and in the knowledge that deals are actually not easy to get done, he’ll doubtless privately blame us for being unreasonable, and really believe it, in preference to simply being realistic about what it takes. Can’t see him wriggling out of it though, not at this stage, it’s either stump up or get considerable grief, at least you’d sincerely hope so.

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  • toonicle

    Jun 19, 2015 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #31

    Those Base Dost rumours have anything to them? Heard he’s signing tomorrow

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 19, 2015 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #32

    Brazil. Good Old Tuff checks his atlas.

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  • swemag

    Jun 19, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #33

    To be honest some of the prices being quoted are rediculous, they are mentioning 20 million for the Watford guy, honestly, he has never played a game in the first league.
    Bas Doost, if 9 million is a true figure sounds like good value for money.
    Further the idea of buying brittish is crap. Overpriced and i have no idea why the club would change that policy.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 19, 2015 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #34

    Some of the figures are ridiculous, but 15 million for Austin surely isn’t. He really did look good in a comically bad side, and has pretty much everything you might want from a centre forward. Ashley should intervene, and get this guy in, now.

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  • lesh

    Jun 19, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #35

    Now this is a real non-story.

    ????

    😀

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  • Sydney Toon

    Jun 19, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #36

    I think the 15m fee for Austin is over the top, obviously QPR sense West Ham and Liverpool sniffing around and they have been known to spend large amounts on one player, not to mention cashing in on their prize asset, I think if we paid 5m more than what we value him, that may affect bringing in another 1-2 players. There has to be a point where getting value from whatever our transfer kitty is, has to be more important than blowing it on 1 player. And I highly doubt that we will get any reasonable value from our own players we sell, it will be a “Fire” Sale for sure, with exception of Sissoko.
    So if we pull out of a move for Austin because its above what we intend to pay, and we end up bringing in Bas Dost or Demba Ba for much less then I will support that, because it gives us flexibility in what we also need in terms of squad depth.

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  • KevinLee

    Jun 19, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #37

    No Money No Chance, Fat Mike

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 19, 2015 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #38

    15 million isn’t massive money in this market for a centre forward. The TV money will naturally push up prices, and frankly if we don’t get a twenty goal striker in, we’re no hope. By all means, bring in Dost, even sell Cisse to do it, but lets also bring in a good young centre forward, with strength and skill who has shown he knows how to find the back of the net.

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 19, 2015 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #39

    Jane
    Because QPR had a defence that even Willo would improve.

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  • Magpie Season

    Jun 19, 2015 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #40

    Still can’t believe Swansea got Ayew.

    I mean, I knew we were not going to sign him but to beaten by Swansea, no disrespect to the club, just disappoints me.

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