Newcastle In Talks To Sign Two Players This Week


Newcastle are trying hard to bring in their first signing this week, and we are (as usual) linked with a lot of players, but Goal are reporting today that two players they are wanting to sign this week are 23 year-old Schalke center-back Joel Maltip and 22 year-old Marseilles midfielder Florian Thauvin.

Talks are said to be ongoing for both players, and since Newcastle have been linked with these players a few times over this last week –  maybe the reports are even true?

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Joel Maltip – Schalke center-back

If Newcastle  can sign Maltip for around £10M or less, that would be an excellent deal for the 6’4″ center-back,  who’s played for Cameroon 26 times, and it would add some steel to the Magpies defense.

Matip made his first team debut for Schalke way back in November of 2009 as an 18 year-old against Bayern Munich, and since then he’s appeared 211 times for the German club with 18 goals.

He is also a versatile player and can also play in defensive midfield just as well as he can in central defense.

The price quoted for Maltip was initially quoted at around £10M, but with just one year left on his contract, the negotiated fee could be as low as £6M, according to Goal.

Chief Scout Graham Carr has been (very) keen on Thauvin for a number of years now, and he’s a really good technical player and fans would just love him at Newcastle.

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Florian Thauvin – 22 year-old Marseilles midfielder

He’s the type of signing that would create some excitement on Tyneside.

And since Marseilles are short of money and have to sell some players this month to pay their bills at the end of June, Newcastle could potentially get him for a very good price.

And that’s especially true when Newcastle pay their transfer fees up front in full and in cool cash.

Thauvin moved from Bastia to Lille two years ago last January for a low fee of around £3M, but then without ever kicking a ball for Lille he moved that summer to Marseilles on a five year contract with the fee being a huge £10.5M.

Thauvin played 38 games last season for Marseilles with 5 goals and 8 assists, and in his two years at the French club he’s played 79 games with 15 goals and 14 assists.

Newcastle could maybe get Thauvin in for around £7M this summer, but he was put on very good wages to move to Marseilles, so Newcastle will have to be able to match those high wages.

It would be terrific if we can get these two in this week and under £15M for the two would be very good business for the club.

But Newcastle must have some success soon in the transfer market, and at least one player must come in this week.

Players will report back for pre-season training in stages starting next week.

Comments welcome.



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137 comments so far

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 22, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #1

    two papers saying same thing, does that mean there is something in it?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 22, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Ashley Out !

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Ahhhhhhh just like a pair of comfy old slippers seeing Eds usual typos 🙂 I feel right at home when he spells it ‘Newcatsle’ 😀

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #4

    TFL certainly. As long as they are official media partners. Otherwise expect only LIES!

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Well Jib looks like he’s either been culled or succumbed to the rigours of bedtime. A deeply unpleasant character.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 22, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Tsunki
    Everything is lies lol

    Mr Magpie
    Mr Magpie he’s 28

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Which 2 papers are saying this?

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  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Wrong suckers

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Mail and star

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Think Matip is a quality signing, big, strong & quick cb. Been playing in a good league & not looked out of his depth which is good.

    Thauvin is a quality player but he is more hit & miss, all dependant on what frame of mind he appears to be in. If Mcclaren could get the best out of both him & Cabella then we would have some real attacking threat as they both have skill, pace & can easily go past defenders.

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  • Riviere Run Dry

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #11

    JFA, with your face like a knobbly gherkin.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Cheers tfl …I’m thinking of the right guy then.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Sign them up!

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Well I’m succumbing to the rigours of bedtime later all.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Aye jail it’s RRD. Goodnight

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Something needs to be done about the price of British lads, Dyke and the muppets at the FA want to improve the English national team by asking for quotas….All this does is increase the price of all British players.

    Bamford 8m is laughable, Carroll cost more than Suarez, Sterling is valued at more money than Neymar and Sanchez. Downing cost 20m. All the FA are doing is ensuring the best young talent gets bought by the big boys and then they rot away because these teams have to fill quotas

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Absolutely excruciating watching the England women.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #18

    I’d be very happy if these 2 signed, I keep reading about Cabella in other fans posts, Cabella is shite, he’s a 1 trick pony whose had plenty of opportunities to impress. Other than hull away and 45mins again chelsea the bloke was utter shite!! Even obertan contributed more in less games

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Blackley

    I was thinking the same thing watching them.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Haha 1-1

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  • Riviere Run Dry

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #21

    JFA, with your face like England women’s football.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Our Toon
    Cabella has been played out of position & asked to defend like so many of our players have been by Pardew & Carver. He has looked lost & has lost some confidence but he is still a fantastic player.

    When he was at Montpellier he played behind the striker or as part of a front 3 & he was quality causing defences all kinds of problems getting goals & assists. Coached correctly i still feel he can come good for us.

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  • N1CK06

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Oh please, talks are going on for 200 players, not 2. But still no action.

    Don’t know how Ed or anyone else can stay so optimistic when ever bit of transfer news eventuates to nothing. Stop believing in fairytales people. This blog is not news, it is just desperation.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #24

    What a goal by Bronze

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #25

    What a goal

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  • Brian Pinas

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #26

    West Ham pushed out and we’re odds on favourites to sign Austin again. Come on Charlie, sign up!

    http://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/charlie-austin/club-after-summer-transfer-window

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #27

    What is the problem with the so called WUMs? The WUM botherers are no better. Neither bother me.

    If you don’t like their craic, just ignore it. That’s what people do with me. And I don’t mind the vile language directed at me. Everyone’s happy.

    As long as it’s not illegal, let free speech reign. You can’t compare a blog to a bar or the street. The blogosphere is not reality. There’s no chance of physical confrontation breaking out.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #28

    OurToon
    The girls have picked up since I opened my gob.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Where is Alukos sister she’s the only female footballer I know? Lol

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  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #30

    This is the real Jib
    I know people have issues with my views.
    I tend to be pro the regime since the appointment of Supermac.
    But they are small beer compared with my doppelganger who’s views are disgusting and prejudiced
    Unless Ed sorts this hacking shit out you are all in for a horrible Summer window.
    Me today , the rest of you tomorrow.
    You have already seen the vile stuff this guy comes out with
    Resolve it now or this site could and probably will die.
    Ed get your act together fella

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #31

    JIB
    Hahaha. “This is the real JIB.” Reminds me of Mike Yarwood.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #32

    McClaren should show Steph Houghton’s headed goal to Coloccini as a lesson in how to attack a corner ball and score.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Ahm slim shady yes Ahm the real shady
    All you other slim shadys are just imitatin’
    So won’t the real shady please stand up
    please stand up
    please stand up

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #34

    Change your name to something else. Real Jib needs to start thinking outside of the box here. 🙂

    Outsmart your stalker.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 23, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #35

    Blackley you mean Willo don’t you?

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 23, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #36

    Pmsl Tsunki

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #37

    Chicka chicka Slim Shady…

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #38

    If you’re in any doubt about keeping or getting rid of Coloccini take a look at Steph Houghton’s goal. The bloke is a girl’s blouse when it comes to bravery.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 23, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #39

    He he he

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #40

    Tsunki
    In my mind Willo’s already gone.

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