Monaco’s Aymen Abdennour Keen On Joining Newcastle


The move made by Newcastle to get Georginio Wijnaldum to Newcastle plus the exciting news today that it looks we will be signing Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht,  can only help us get some of our other targets to join Newcastle.

And would you believe it, but a target we thought we had no chance of getting – 25 year-old Monaco center-back Aymen Abdennour – is reported to keen on joining Newcastle.

Aymen Abdennour

Aymen Abdennour – now keen on joining Newcastle

The  £15M rated Abdennour is now reported in the Mirror to be in the sights of Newcastle, and it looks like we can get him to Tyneside if we can meet his wage demands.

The left footed top defender had always said – much like Mitrovic – that he would only leave Monaco for a club that played Champions League football.

A club source has told the Mirror:

“The player really likes the idea of Newcastle – if they can meet his demands.”

Perhaps these players are seeing two things that makes the Premier League special and more more attractive – even without Champions League football:

  1. The English clubs are becoming rich and can afford to pay big fees and big wages – and the PL money will increase by 70% next year
  2. The Premier League is by far the most visible and most popular football league in the world, with every game televised live around the world.

If the players want the PL and the Champions league, then they have to join one of the top four clubs in England – and the best of luck in getting in the first teams of the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, and maybe Liverpool and Tottenham.

Newcastle is a good other option to those six English clubs with the tremendous fan support, terrific stadium and long history of the club.

The 25-year-old 33 times capped Tunisia International has been tracked by Chief Scout Graham Carr since he was at Toulouse until last year, and it even looks like we have a chance of signing him.

If Newcastle can get Mitrovic and Mbemba through the door, and then Abdennour – it would show Newcastle really do mean business this summer – and in the future.

Abdennour and Mbemba would be terrific central defenders for Newcastle – if we can get both of them through the door.

It may now be possible.

Comments welcome.



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85 comments so far

  • King Colback

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #1

    According to the Chronicle we are trying to sign Austin as well as Mitro

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  • voodoo85

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Too many signings – would love them all but can’t see them all happening

    Think other clubs would come in for Abdennour – like our chances with Austin, Mitrovic and Mbemba

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Beer

    It’s hard to guess with this mob, they managed to move quite quick that January for 5players. Penfold wasn’t in charge then but it’s his arse if he doesn’t deliver.

    Will I be able to watch the match in youtube in the morning, after the game?

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #4

    prime

    I would think so the last one was on there

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Ashley Out!

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  • He Will Rise Again

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #6

    ———————Krul——————–
    Janmaat-Mbenga-Abdennour-Haidarra
    ————Colback–Wjinaldum—–
    Cabella——————————-Thauvin
    —————Austin-Mitrovic—————

    Wowzer

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  • toontillidie

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Ok this is getting beyond a joke now lol we are supposed to be signing Mitri plus Mbemba and now Abdennour this is all just rumours so until i see them at St james or at benton holding the shirt i will leave it be

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  • toontillidie

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #8

    not to mention Austin lol too many links to players to believe anything

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  • King Colback

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #9
  • Belfast

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Danish blokes with beach houses out!

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  • switch365

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Mitrovic looks to have all the attributes to make him a long term goal machine.
    Wijnaldum has shown he is capable of everything you could want from the modern box to box midfielder.
    But Abdennour would eclipse them both as being the signing that Newcastle United most need, and as a defender he is the real deal, an absolute beast who would single handedly save us 12-16 points per season.

    Partner him with Mbemba and Krul will be more protected than a princess’ virtue

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  • Belfast

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Don’t believe this one at all. Although it would be great if we signed two decent centre backs. I just can’t see it.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #13

    James Tomkins linked again. We can never ever shake him off. Every single window without fail.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #14

    I would have invited you Belfast if you could only behave!

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  • Belfast

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Just me for the match then? Happy days.

    I’ll be the sensible poster.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Dammit piss off Jesper

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Got a feeling in me water that if the signings of Mitrovic, Mbemba and Abdennour actually happen then with the addition of Xherdan Shaqiri and a top left back, Steve McClaren could be close to doing a Howard Wilkinson at Leeds…We will really be top competition for the established 5 money clubs ..

    I look at the best way to set a side up is always defence first…And if all goes to plan and Abdennour is bought then we will be solid.

    We have a great spark down the left in Rolando Arrons

    He can do the same job that John Robertson done for Cloughie , We got our John Robertson ..if he stays fit .

    Mitrovic needs a Good supply and Shaquiri is the man.

    Compare our centre backs now to the afore mentioned ..you can see why we have suffered at the back ..It’s the first thing any Manager should get right and it’s being attended to !

    Things are looking up …!

    Got a feeling ( pray I’m Wrong) that Mitrovic’s agent is hanging on and hanging on for a Phone call from a certain London club .
    .
    Agents in general really make life hard when it comes to signing a player. …………….£Greed£.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Sensible?… dear lord Belliboy you have been drinking again it seems

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  • Belfast

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Hold on actually, I’d still be the sensible poster if it’s only me and you.

    Stick around if you wish.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #20

    I’ll leave you to it then!

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #21

    If we Sign Abdennour I will show my Arse in Fenwick’s window and then buy anyone on this ere’ blog who comes along…. a pint afterwards …

    I think I’m going to wet myself …with excitement ..Chrisakes What’s about to happen ! WEhhhhhhhhheyyyyyyyyy!

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Look at this team and bench 😀 no way this is happening lol.

    ———————-Krul
    Janmaat-Mbemba-Abdennour-Haidara
    ————–Anita-Wijnaldum
    —–Perez—–DeJong—–Aarons
    —————-Mitrovic

    Subs

    Darlow
    Colo
    Colback
    Tiote
    Austin
    Sissoko
    Cabella

    J-E-S-U-S Christ lol. If only!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Belfast if it was down to you and gloatboy then yes you’ve be the sensible one!

    …enjoy 😉

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #24

    If we get in Mbemba, Abdennour, Austin and Mitrovic then it will be a great transfer window, but what would really make us a solid top 8 force at the very least is a top left back like Willems or Kurzawa and a top winger like Shaqiri.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Jesper do you honestly think I’m going to stay up until 4am to watch a friendly match on YouTube with no sound? Haha

    I think I’ll give it a miss. 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #26

    Just woke up in preparation for a long night watching the game. Have i really woke up or is this a dream?

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  • Belfast

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Hope it’s a bore draw 0-0 B-)

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  • Graeme

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #28

    James Toon – the one position, after Striker, CB’s we are desperate for is a quality Left Back – we have needed one since Santon was released.
    If we are strengthening the squad, then lets do all the week areas first.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #29

    No you’re still sleeping Bobbylee.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #30

    It doesn’t want to be, i want to see gini smash the net!

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #31

    I hope it’s not boring because I won’t get too the end of it if it is! . z Z . z Z

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Cheers belfast, gave me quite a scare for a minute lol

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #33

    New name for Mitrovic

    Mickrick there’s an oldI Irish joke with the punchline being Mickrick.. can anyone recall it ..it was kicking around in the 70’s ..at the same time a joke about the Irishman’s dog ..kept chasing parked cars ..anyone ?

    Apologies to any Paddy’s reading this…

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #34

    Cheers Colback

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  • He Will Rise Again

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Where abouts in Burnley?

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  • Belfast

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Ok will 1-0 but the goal is an og

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #37

    Am i right in thinking that Abdennour used to play alongside Sissoko at Toulouse. Maybe he has convinced him to come, a bit like Cabaye used to influence the French lads.

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  • Sav

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Buy Austin or keep Cisse?

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #39

    He will rise again

    Well, I say burnley, but I actually live in Barnoldswick! Just thought that most Geordies on here would know more about Burnley then Barnoldswick lol

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  • He Will Rise Again

    Jul 18, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Ah okay,

    Better to be in Barlick than Burnley

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