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Sissoko Speaks To The Press – Blames Newcastle

10:04 am, Saturday, August 27th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 137 Comments

Moussa Sissoko would be well advised not to speak to the French press and he seems to have put his foot in it again today and has blamed Newcastle.

He blames that big bad north-east club he plays for –  for asking too high a fee for him in the trasnfer market – and that’s what is delaying his exit from the club he has wanted to leave for at least two years now.

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Moussa Sissoko playing for France last summer

He has been speaking in an interview with L’Équipe today and said this:

“It is true that since I came back from my holiday at the beginning of August, I have trained again with Newcastle.”

“But as I am supposed to leave, I am training a little away from the squad, sometimes I am with them for smaller exercises, but for the important sessions, I am not there.”

“Newcastle are asking for €40M for me to be transferred. Honestly, they are overdoing it.”

“They bought me for barely €2M. That is why things are taking longer.”

Juventus bought Paul Pogba for less than a £1M four years ago from the Red Devils and they then charged Manchester United £112M for him this summer.

Were they overdoing it too?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Contracts · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

137 responses so far ↓

  • 1 davetoon // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Rafa must be tempted to make this clown sit in the stands for a season

  • 2 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    i heard it was 1.8m upfront rising to nearly 5m for him,with appearances and things…. does anyone know what the actually deal was for sissoko?

  • 3 WWSBRD // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Now he’s embarrassing himself here BUT Newcastle are very controlling with their players (rightly or wrongly) so how does Sissoko keep giving interviews saying thing like this with no come back? Rafa says he’s happy with Sissoko

    Are the club actually upset by Sissoko acting like this or do they want him doing it to try and get clubs interested?

  • 4 geordiemark // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    id ban him for bringing the club into disrepute, hes gone way to far now I wouldn’t mind but he only plays when he decides to, its not up to him how the club prices him he should shut his mouth because all this is doing is putting off buyers so put him with the kids to train never play him in the first team or I can see a massive problem from the fans

  • 5 toontaff2 // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Rafa should give him one of those big flags in front of the East Stand to wave when we score.

  • 6 BeeGuy // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    CAn’t help but wonder if Sissioko has a clause that allows him to opt out of playing in Championship games.

  • 7 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    rafa may well be being a clever sod,put a over the top price on sissoko so no one comes in for him,at first the price massages sissoko ego..”im a 35m pound player” but when no one comes in and the window shuts rafa can then turn round and say well we rate you this highly other teams obviously dont,get ya head down play well and see where we are next window or at the end of the season….and if someone comes in… take the coin!

  • 8 Spotlight Kid // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    ‘..for asking too high a fee for him in the trasnfer market – and that’s what is delaying his exit’

    Problem is, Ed, he’s dead right on this occasion. Fans on this forum would have taken £10m last May, and willingly clubbed together to buy his ticket. Everyone knows he’s not worth £35m, but he is worth around £25m at the moment after the Euros so that’s a potential £15m windfall to reinvest in a promotion chase.

    “Plus ça change….” as Moussa might also say of NUFC.

  • 9 Whumpie // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Is he worth more as parts?

  • 10 lochinvar // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    If you’re so sure of your self importance Moussa buy out your contract in the knowledge that you have or will be in a position to recoup that investment in your self from a club willing to buy you such as Palace.

    What’s the delay ?

  • 11 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    a lot of clubs have a reduced wage clause in contracts when relegated,wonder if this was the main issue initially for sissoko,then the hype about him got his head turned?

  • 12 WWSBRD // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Fans on this forum would of taken 10 mill? Good thing fans on here aren’t controlling the club then

    His value is determined by the club who owns his contract not by the players popularity with the fans

  • 13 WWSBRD // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    It was reported that Newcastle didn’t bother with relegation wage clauses

  • 14 toon kk // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    35 mil for Sissoko, MA obviously still has his regime in place. The only reason our club is rating his price so high is on the basis of his performance for Spain. Or ten million would have been a great price.

  • 15 NoahJ // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    If i was Rafa, I would fine this clown a week’s wages every time he makes these stupid comments.

    I get he’s trying to engineer a move, but this is unprofessional, embarrasing and unacceptable

  • 16 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    you get the feeling sissoko would happily sign for palace or west brom for big money,then he gets a huge signing on fee,then this time next year spit his dummy oot again and try for another move somewhere for yet another signing on fee….maybe not so happy to sign for that sort of team if the fee was smaller, so sign on fee was a lot less.

  • 17 toon kk // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    French team not spain

  • 18 Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Take 20-25 million for the mardy faced twat from palace my favourites to go Toulouse get percentage for sell fee?

  • 19 WWSBRD // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    toon kk
    So 5-8 mill would of been a great price for Gini then? Just give away all of our sellable assets from last season, rebuild the club on pennies instead?

  • 20 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    i never heard that tbh,thought it was the unwritten rule when it came to contracts…the”just in case,but not likely to happen factor”…another oversight by charnley or is that to be looked at as an incentive when signing the contract?

  • 21 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    this cant be right….5m on daryl murphy from ipswich,he’s 33?

  • 22 Patoon // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    I’d let this tramp rot in the reserves all season, I would never say this about a player but I hope he breaks his fcukin leg

  • 23 mindcompressor // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    I don’t know why he is saying that. He was chosen by our other players like one of the most players in the squad. He thinks he is able to play in team from CL. So, if we would go for any important player from other club in CL they never say less than 30-40M, like Hazard, not mention Pogba.

    So, price is coming from his own attitude. “I’m so good that I can play in CL”, so the price is like for player from CL team. Simple.

    If we unload Caroll for 35M and he is not playing in CL, so I think Sissoko should go for 50 😉 Otherwise if he is not rating himself so high he should shut up, train hard, play well and be happy 😉

  • 24 WWSBRD // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    It was reported in Feb/March I believe can’t recall by who though, Guardian or Mail rings a bell but could be wrong

    Yeah I thought it was a standard for all teams , think it said as much in the article referencing Man Utd having them, but I’d assume it just emphasises Charnleys inability to do his job if true

  • 25 anthc // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Didn’t moussa only have 6 months left on his contract when we bought him hence the cheap price?
    Shame we couldn’t play him today imo, could do with his power and pace to smash up Brighton.
    I just hope it’s a good game because the last league game even though we won was dross as was the Huddersfield game. Yet to be impressed but we’re starting to pick up points which is the main thing I suppose.

  • 26 Spotlight Kid // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:44 AM


    I suspect the fans on here could have done a better job than the club on valuing the incoming players, especially the French ones of late. Only the windfall on YC helped balance the otherwise dismal books – and that’s not to mention the inflated wages paid to players who don’t even end up as bench warmers in the Championship.

    If NUFC don’t take £25m now, they will be lucky to recoup even £15m next window (minus the wages shelled out in the interim for a dead weight). Maybe they’ll lend him out to Arsene Wenger or a clearly broke Inter meanwhile? As it stands he’s a liability not an asset.

  • 27 Slank // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    He has a point based on how much the club paid for him.

    But it’s not a valid way of valuating a player. You wouldn’t say this home grown player cost nothing to buy and therefore his sale price is nothing.

    He is regular international in a top European team and his valuation should reflect this.

    With every utterance he only puts doubts in the minds of potential buyers as this behaviour could happen to them.

  • 28 JamesToon // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Photo of Lazaar getting on a plane this morning and will be having his medical and watching the game today.

    Can see the final 4 signings providing Tiote doesn’t leave, being Lazaar, Atsu, Judge then a striker anyone of Wells, Assombalonga, Rhodes, Lambert or Crouch, Rafa said he wants someone who’s a proven goalscorer in this league. Then if Tiote does leave then Reece Oxford on loan would be a good replacement

  • 29 nut meg // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    We could’ve done with it last season as well!

  • 30 Jib // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    @ 13 WWSBRD
    That’s recently – but MS was signed Jan 2013 and relegation clauses were de rigeur then.

  • 31 WWSBRD // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    Dismal books? Have u seen our books, we are ruling champions of balancing them, the club know what it’s doing in that regard howay

    What happens if we keep him and he helps us get promoted as champions? Surely that would offset losing out on his transfer fee

  • 32 WWSBRD // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    So Charnley puts the clause in the lower paid players years ago but not the highly paid ones now?

    I wouldn’t be surprised as Charnley has/had no idea what he was doing but it’s just as likely he didn’t insert them on there then either

  • 33 Slank // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    It’s going to be a ‘who blinks first’ situation on the last day of the transfer window I suspect.

    Buying clubs will gamble that the player is a ‘bad egg’ and as such Newcastle will drop their price just to get rid of him even though he may be damaged goods.

    Newcastle will hold out sufficiently long enough to prompt one club to break ranks and up their offer price.

  • 34 nut meg // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    Have we actually put a 35m price tag on him? I haven’t seen anything officially myself.

  • 35 Lindisfarne // Aug 27, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    Footballer and Financial Wizz eh?!!

    Fine him two weeks wages, tell him to count to 1,000 before he speaks.

  • 36 Lindisfarne // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Instead of dishing out responsibility Sissoko needs to look in the mirror. I have not been digging him out this summer until now, but this is the final straw. He is bringing the club in to disrepute and should be fined.

  • 37 Tsunki // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    If he did have a relegation get out clause it would explain his patchy form last season. And the club trying their hand at hardball trading rings true as well. Perfect storm, Moussa.

  • 38 lesh // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    If I were in Rafa’s shoes and if it was affordable, I’d be inclined to punish Sissoko by banning him from training etc.

    France is unlikely to pick him if he’s not getting games and that would put the lid on his international ambitions.

    He’s become a bore and the sooner he’s away, the better.

  • 39 WWSBRD // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    If the club don’t fine him then as far as I can tell they are endorsing his interviews and attempts to move

  • 40 El Sleeve // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    I’m sorry, if you want to leave so badly, put in a transfer request and that would lower the asking price but would also negate any loyalty payment owed to Sissoko.
    He needs to also being fined two weeks wages at the very least for his constant outbursts, completely unacceptable behaviour

  • 41 lesh // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    The asking price is too high is it? Maybe Sissoko should have thought about the ramifications of bugging himself up. He’s painted himself into a corner and can’t really complain.

  • 42 Tsunki // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    I shouldn’t be doing this, but credit where it’s due this time, it made me laugh I don’t know why…

    Jib // Aug 27, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Expecting a “Life of Brian” moment from veltman

    “Apart from Mahrez Benzema Ben Arfa Zidane what have the players of North African descent ever done for us ?”


  • 43 nut meg // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    He want’s us to drop the asking price whatever that is but we’ll expect a % of the transfer fee, a huge hike in wages and probably a loyalty bonus!!

  • 44 nut meg // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    we’ll = he’ll

  • 45 Jib // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    You have to remember with 99.9% of professional sportsmen it’s always about the money – they can talk about wearing the National shirt and CL footy as much as they like – but at bottom it’s always about the money.

  • 46 Toonces // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    Not sure if this has been posted already but for those of us in the USA, the game today should be streamed live on BeinSports online service BeinConnect Bein4. If you get BeinSports as a TV channel as part of your package, you can get access to BeinConnect. There is a mobile app as well. Can’t say how good this online service is as this will be the first time I use the stream for a Newcastle game. HWTL!

  • 47 Spotlight Kid // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    The books that show the profit / loss / performance figures for Carr’s French foreign legion over the years. transfer fee, wages paid, games played, games missed, goals scored, assists, current market vale etc..

    You’ll find it hidden in the main accounts under ‘black hole’, and no amount of Wonga shirt sales will balance it. Sissoko couldn’t be bothered to put in a shift in the Prem with the world watching – so why should he bother in the Championship? He’s a waste of space – period.

  • 48 Ian Toon // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    You couldn’t make it up- Much earlier- this is what I was talking about. The eventual winners of the Championship have averaged 8.2 losses in 46 games over the last decade. It’s points dropped overall that would cost us.

  • 49 stuart no9 // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    would keep him if no decent offer came in. I would tell him to train hard , stop crying and fight for his place , if he didn’t I would bench him untill he bucks his ideas up of I would make him train with the kids . Ok , it’s not doing the club any good but he must be told that e is a Newcastle player for next 3 years . Keep him away from the squad untill he puts his face right .
    Make him realise , play the game with the club or he’s finished as a footballer . Good job I’m not his manager , so no , th price is £35m . That’s it .

  • 50 WWSBRD // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Got a link to these books? Am very curious as to them being so dire yet the club making money and the legal ramifications involved in faking positive accounts

    As for him being bothered suppose it depends on ur opinion of him last season…which mine clearly differs from urs

  • 51 The overrated Frenchman // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:32 AM

    Toonces – I have the BEIN app installed on my Mac devices down here in Australia and it’s great. No issues with it at all.

  • 52 Belfast // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    And if Sissoko says f*** you Stuart what happens then ?

    And what’s he worth in 12 months time after a season in the wilderness?

    He’ll be sold mate. We’re absolutely desperate to get rid of him no matter what noises come out of the club. Just trying to get as much money as possible for him.

    I reckon he’ll go in the next few days “undisclosed fee” much less than the rumoured asking price.

  • 53 Belfast // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    Still sticking to my Crystal Palace prediction ! 🙂

  • 54 Jib // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:38 AM

    It’s weird

    Watching the build up to the 12.30 game I feel no sense of envy of PL teams.

    Much rather be competing next season when Rafa has had a full season at the club and 3 windows to trade in.

  • 55 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:39 AM


    And how does any of that equate to other posters “deciding” the outcome? People poste OPPINIONS on what they thought MIGHT happen. No one actually DECIDED the outcome.

  • 56 WWSBRD // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:41 AM

    stuart no9
    That’s what I’d do though I feel Belfast may be correct in what will happen (as surprising as it is that Belfast could be right)

  • 57 Ian Toon // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:41 AM

    Belfast – Ron Koeman has been bemoaning the unbalanced squad he’s inherited and that it could take 2 years to build a side to match his blueprint. He claims they have a lot of wingers howsabout swap/ Cash.

  • 58 Ian Toon // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    Try reading back.

  • 59 Jib // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    Palace v Bournemouth already has the look of a crunch match about it.
    If/When the Mackems lose at Soton they will be cut loose at the bottom really early in the .

  • 60 John Tudor // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:44 AM

    buy yersel out kunt

  • 61 davetoon // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:44 AM

    Agree there. Best chance is that Spuds buy Zaha and Pardew comes in for Sissoko and pays over the odds

  • 62 manxpie // Aug 27, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    Well said John tudor
    “I am supposed to leave” Wat an arse if he tried and did his best every game last season instead of saving himself for the euros he might have had his pick of clubs
    player power these days is criminal tbh they ddon’thave to give 2 shits and still get paid a fortune and then sulk and moan when they hhaven’t done aanything to earn a move

  • 63 hibbitt // Aug 27, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    i just hope we are not waiting of Sissoko money to finish our shopping

    it might be punishment for Sissoko to stay till january but if we miss the signing we need because of it we will be the the to suffer the most

    sell him now

  • 64 hibbitt // Aug 27, 2016 at 12:03 PM


  • 65 Belfast // Aug 27, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    Wish Ed would stop comparing him to Pogba like haha

  • 66 Belfast // Aug 27, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    My mate got this much when he sold his Rolls Royce – So my Ford Orion must we worth the same surely ?? 🙂

  • 67 hibbitt // Aug 27, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    belfast is right he will leave its just a case of when !!!

  • 68 investinyouthtoon // Aug 27, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    We should make an example of this “world class” player and if he is still here after deadline window then make him train with the younguns. If he is that world class after all why are the big clubs not lining up for him.

    Anyway rant over, time to look forward to the match and possible signings. HWTL

  • 69 bettyswallocks // Aug 27, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    Just watching Spurs v Liverpool. Can’t help thinking if we do manage to go straight back up , how long will it take us to put together a team with players of the calibre of theses two .

    We really need to cast our scouting nets far and wide starting now. The obvious candidates are out of our reach and in and around Europe every team is being constantly monitored for any would be superstars.

  • 70 HarriboNo9 // Aug 27, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    When sissoko signed his contract at Newcastle he was happy with the money he was offered and was happy with the release clause amount, surely he has been sat down and told that if no one comes in with the release clause they agreed with then he remaims a Newcastle player regardless of what division they are in. He was happy then to sign it. He is getting paid triple what a surgeon gets paid but yet REFUSING to play football in one lower division for the greater good of being promoted, imagine if a doctor says na I don’t want to save your life I no longer want to work for this hospital as its not as well known as others now! Wtf do the job your meant to do, shut up and get on with it and IF someone activates your clause then you can go but until then get on the field and do your job. Managers are far to soft now a days. Can you imagine Bill Shankly not playing his best player because he was sulking ?? No

  • 71 hibbitt // Aug 27, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    not sure Sissoko has a release clause

  • 72 davetoon // Aug 27, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Cant believe how good Vorm is playing. Guess thats why the dutch always rated him above Timmy accept maybe LVG for pens

  • 73 Kabul Fish // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Vorm’s playing really well. looks solid
    Trying to work but the game is on in the office….

    Can’t believe that BFBS are showing the Hull v Man Utd game instead of the Toon game!! Gutted – been planning my week around watching the game 🙁

  • 74 HarriboNo9 // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Kabul fish

    I’m gutted too there showing it delayed at 2pm

  • 75 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    I always claimed that Dirk Llambias was telling lies when he said that transfers took longer because we were looking for players with the right character to play for this club. He was telling the God honest truth, they had to be the type of bloke that would be prepared to run down their contracts, go on strike and screw their former employees to get a better deal for themselves.

  • 76 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    If we sign Daryl Murphy that’s appalling business, especially at £3-5m.

    So many better options.

  • 77 Kabul Fish // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    HarriboNo9 – delayed at 2pm? Where u watching from?
    Hopefully it will be well worth watching if it’s points for us 🙂

  • 78 Kabul Fish // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:14 PM

    Hail – I just took that as The Sun garbage!!

  • 79 Mag52 // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    I’m beginning to wonder if MA can hold on at Sports Direct.
    There’s a AGM coming up soon, and an apparently influential group of investors, the ISS, are recommending investors to vote against his reelection as executive deputy chairman of the company, and similarly against the reelection PFI the chairman Keith Hellawell.
    A bombshell like this could set in train a series of events, including events involving NUFC, unpredicted and unpredictable at present.

  • 80 HarriboNo9 // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Kabul fish

    From New Zealand on Bein Sports 2 from 2:15pm New Zealand time which would be 3:15am uk time mate

  • 81 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:24 PM


    I hope so, though more journos running with it now.

  • 82 Mag52 // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    PFI should read ‘of’.

  • 83 lesh // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:26 PM


    You’ve completely missed Ed’s point.

    What he was saying that what the club paid has no bearing on a player’s sale price. Pogba cost £1m and sold for £100m or thereabouts. So, £35m ain’t unreasonable for Sissoko – despite what Sissoko thinks. He bigged himself up but if he’d kept his trap shut, we might not have the stand off that we’re seeing.

  • 84 ToonMatt // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    His £35m asking price in today’s market is fair enough, Man City paid £50m for Raheem Sterling and the same for John Stones, Sissoko was the best player on the pitch at the Euro 2016 final and he made the £100m Paul Pogba look p*ss poor, Sissoko needs to keep his mouth shut and if we don’t get the asking price for him I’d make him stay.

  • 85 HarriboNo9 // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Nearly every paper journal and blog is now reporting daryl murphy is coming to Newcastle for his experience

  • 86 Kabul Fish // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Harribo – wow that is delayed. I hope it is worth the wait

  • 87 HarriboNo9 // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Kabul fish

    Yeah mate but at least it’s on at some point was so annoyed they weren’t showing it live, I will try and not look at result until then lol will be near impossible but will try 🙂

  • 88 expatmag // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:34 PM


    Agree about Murphy……..but Why change policy?

    Arent we used to throwing money down the drain?
    Cabella Thauvin Riviere etc

  • 89 Jib // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    He’s still the 51% majority shareholder.

    He probably is too hands on and is paying the price for placing his company on the stock market.

    He’s already learned he’s not the clever dick footy expert he believed he was – time to find out that he’s got a lot to learn as an entrepreneur also.

  • 90 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    its real!

  • 91 Spoof // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    On thread Sissoko is right, as £35 is to much for him so why he gets stick for that is strange, since when has speaking the truth been a reason to give abuse ?

  • 92 Kabul Fish // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    Hail, Harribo – surprised at the story having more substance…is this the proven champ striker we are expecting? Underwhelmed if it is

    Good luck with not seeing the result Harribo mate ha ha. I would not be able to resist lol

  • 93 expatmag // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:42 PM


    If he does come, he will be back up at best to Mitrovic and Gayle.

    I doubt he would play more than half a dozen full games and probably would be more useful coming off tbe bench for the last 20 minutes if in trouble

  • 94 JamesToon // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Keith Downie from SSN: Fee agreed for 6″3 Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy after player handed in transfer request!

  • 95 HarriboNo9 // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Kabul fish

    I must admit I would be very disappointed if it is him but I have a horrible feeling it is 🙁

    And I know lol will be hard on the Liverpool game, I’m liking what I’m seeing with Matip looks really good, wish we got him when we were really interested

  • 96 JamesToon // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Think Murphy can do a Lovenkrands esc job for us, step in when needed, big target man gritty centre forward just what we need, and can provide assists for others etc.

    So looks like this could be our last bit of business:

    Sissoko – £30m (is that even gonna happen)
    Riviere – £2m

    Atsu – Loan with view to perm
    Murphy – £3m
    Lazaar – £2.5m
    Judge – £3m

    I’d be very happy with that, leaves us with a settled squad with a good balance. Has pace, strength, work rate

    Gives us a lot of strength in depth.

  • 97 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    Dont mind a player like murphy coming in to bolster the ranks as it were…but not for 5m cant be for that much surely.

  • 98 JamesToon // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    That will be roughly about £60m spent, with £80m+ received in player sells providing sissoko leaves. Think Ashley will be very happy with that!

  • 99 cyprus // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    What Sissoko is saying makes sense.

    BTW, watching Gini, I wonder if we gave replaced a player of his calibre.

    I wanted a big clear out, they relegated us after all. But we’ve lost our best players…

  • 100 expatmag // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:49 PM


    Will be interesting to see if Tiote stays now. If he does, he needs to play.

  • 101 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Kabul, expat, HWA,
    I would of liked Crouch, Nugent, Lambert, Rhodes or Ing’s even that bloody Dast Bost, but how many of those are prepared to drop a division to play second fiddle to Mitrovich, despite what some bloggers are saying Riverie is shite at any level and we need a lump to stand in for Mitro.

  • 102 cyprus // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Gave- have

  • 103 Kabul Fish // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    Expat – yeah you are probably right. Might be our super sub?
    Hopefully Mitro & Gayle will be firing enough and I know we need depth but I just wrote it off as a tosh rumour when I saw it this morning…

  • 104 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    Thought gini was having a mare today again…. different strokes i suppose.

  • 105 cyprus // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    Riviere hasn’t been given the chance to prove he’s no good at any level. He list his place in a hurry…

    A bit harsh.

  • 106 expatmag // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    The main thing is that if the 4 players mentioned do come in, at least the squad, albeit championship levrl, is looking a bit healthier and should be able to cope with a 46 game season..

  • 107 Kabul Fish // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Jail – reality check time I suppose. I really thought we might get the likes of crouchy but reality bites.
    Trust in Rafa

  • 108 cyprus // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:54 PM


  • 109 expatmag // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:55 PM


    I am watching the Spurs Pool game live and I cant remember seeing him do anything of any significance nor do I think his name has been mentioned more than half a dozen times.

  • 110 HarriboNo9 // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    The good thing about murphy is he scores goals in the championship easily over 50 so will be positive to have him we just need to make sure that financially the deal is done correctly and I’ll be happy

  • 111 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    Pretty much what i was thinking….one run for the offside goal….thats it for me

  • 112 Jib // Aug 27, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    Large passages of play passing by Wijnaldum.

  • 113 Kabul Fish // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Harribo – trying to watch the game whilst pretending to work lol.
    Matip looks good hey. Thought Mane had sealed it. Barely seen Gini?

    Ooh game on time for a 20min brew ha ha

  • 114 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Still expect 4-6 leaving before window closes….mainly loans like

  • 115 NUFCPaul // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Sorry Sissoko (I’m not really) but instead of blaming your club why don’t you blame your one brain cell that failed to engage every time you’ve done one of these bloody stupid interviews. With each one you do you’re just digging yourself a deeper hole. Right now I’d rather shun the transfer fee and see you rot in the reserves, which you’ll refuse to play in of course, thus gaining you a club fine every time you do so. What a dolt.

  • 116 davetoon // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Is Wijnaldum even playing. His usual lacklustre display

  • 117 Sheikh MagToon // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Sky Sports have us signing Darryl Murphy. Ex Mackems and Celtic. Worst signing since Lionel Perez

  • 118 Blofal // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Who the hell is Murphy?

    $5m isn’t much when you consider the amount of money we miss out on by not getting back into the premier league. Must be needing a target man.

  • 119 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:16 PM

  • 120 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    was murphy connected to NUFC prior today ?

  • 121 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Aye a little while back

  • 122 Sheikh MagToon // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    I’m praying he fails medical after X-ray confirms he’s full of shite.

  • 123 Jib // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    He was linked with us in the Ipswich press yesterday

  • 124 2_goal_tino // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    I don’t mind having Murphy but anything more than 2.5 million is ludicrous. He can be stuck on for the last 10 mins when we are chasing a goal or holding on to a lead. He is big, physical and good aerially so will be useful in holding up the ball, trying to get on the end of lumps into the box and defending last minute set pieces

    He will only be useful for one season if we get promoted he can’t do a job in the prem and if we don’t he’ll still be 34! So no more than 2.5 million.

    Surely, if this is true, we’ll be signing someone else when/if the sissoko money comes in.

  • 125 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Murphy is he going to be Rafa’s Ned Kelly
    Keegan brought him in to do a job in the Championship then sold him when we got into the Premiership.

    I think he will do a job for us in the Championship – scored plenty for Ipswich but not sure for Premiership

  • 126 FollowFollow // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Murphy? Wish the club would give up on this moneyball policy.

  • 127 John Tudor // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    murphy signs wtf

  • 128 toon kk // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    WWSBRD from earlier.
    What you on about selling Gini cheap? I don’t recall mentioning him or any other players but Sissoko.
    If the club had been run propley in the first place we’d still be in the premier league. We’ve wasted millions on flops. Good luck to MA if he can get 35 mil for Sissoko, personally going off his Newcastle performances is he worth that much?

  • 129 John Tudor // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    makem stalwart

  • 130 SUTTY1978 // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Daryl Murphy is Shefki Kuqi’s replacement.

  • 131 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:35 PM


    Yeah, suppose it’s one thing to say we’d prefer Crouc , Rhodes or Ings, but even if available, dropping to the Championship is a personal matter for them and we may have long been aware they’re not prepared to do that.

    Can clearly reason see why in Ing’s and Rhode’s cases, because they’ve spent their careers to date at that level passing the test and only recently getting into PL.

    Said I wouldn’t mind us overpaying by £5m for the likes of Brady or Knockaert, so I guess, if the £3.5m most outlets seem to be going with is true, overpaying by £1-2m isn’t so bad, just concerned that he’s 33 and aside from one outstanding season 2 years ago, he’s pretty much a 1 in 4 man at this level and surely on the decline.

  • 132 msk21dec // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    I rather get crouch than murphy. If we gettin murphy why didnt we go for steven fletcher or glen murray instead. Can we get Robbie keane on loan like villa did few yrs ago

  • 133 gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club) // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    I presume Sissoko voiced similar concerns about being overvalued when he was given his £?,000 a week contract?

  • 134 magpie6699 // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Who we gonna sign?
    Bless you!

  • 135 Spoof // Aug 27, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    I would rather have seen us go for Haller than Murphy, at 22 Haller could have proved to be a real asset in years to come, but how often have we said that when signing potential stars of tomorrow from a foreign side, this season is all about promotion and with a back up striker who has scored goals in this league then you know that you have someone who can be relied upon to do a job for you, not a spectacular signing but a shrewd signing who has been bought to do a football job for us, at 33 he has hardly been bought for his sell on value.

  • 136 Munster Mag // Aug 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Sissoko is 100% correct.

  • 137 Magtoonpie // Aug 27, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    He needs to see his valuation is right for when he wants to play, but the clubs are not going to pay that because they can see he played like all of the wizard of OZ characters when his club needed him. No heart no courage and no brain.

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