Yoan Gouffran Makes It Clear – He Wants To Stay At Newcastle


This is what you like to hear from a Newcastle player, as Lille are reported to be ready to give up on trying to sign Newcastle left winger Yoan Gouffran in January, as the French U21 International has said he has no intention of leaving the club mid-way through the season.

The Ligue 1 side have been looking at the Frenchman for over a year now, but there’s a report in Buzzsport.fr that the Newcastle player has told the French club he doesn’t want to leave Newcastle and will resist any move in January.

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Yoan Gouffran after scoring against Cardiff City

Gouffran has been in great form for us this season and we have to put it down to both Rafa getting the best out of him, but it’s also the hard work that Yoan has put in during training and in the games.

Yoan’s contract at Newcastle runs out in June and at that time he will have been at the club for four and a half years and it’s not expected that Newcastle will offer him a new deal, although Newcastle fans would be happy enough if he was given a two year extension.

Yoan has played 106 times with 16 goals for Newcastle and this season he has scored four greats goals in 15 appearances and he starts almost every game for Rafa.

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32 comments so far

  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Hanley played well defensively apart from being slow to recover from being winded when we scored. Felt sorry for him when he missed that header, just needed to get over it and keep it down.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #2

    I wouldnt be happy if he got an extension personally

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #3

    WWS . Who? Southgate or Hanley?

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #4

    betty
    Haha Goofy mate…though u can throw those two in aswell tbf

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #5

    WWS…….. Thought you were replying to the Hanley post. As I said the other day I think we have to assume we’ll be promoted and any extensions or new signings must be with the PL in mind so Gouffran has done a good job but there’s better options out there.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #6

    betty
    Ah no I hadnt seen ur Hanley post mate I was purely on topic for once haha

    I agree with Goofy just not being up to where we should be, see out his contract enjoy the money we are paying him then back to France come summer is how I hope it turns out

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #7

    I can’t seem to get inspired watching England play at all. If Scotland had taken their chances it would have been a different game. The Liverpool players don’t look like they do under Klopp and we just don’t gel as a team.

    Also Southgate is hardly inspirational.

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  • Pitmatic

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #8

    I had a client in at work yesterday who’s a big Brentford fan, so I took the opportunity to ask him about Judge. He was really raving about him, and didn’t have a bad word to say really; very quick, skillful, always looking to attack, very hard working. Said he was the best player at the club by a mile, and contrasted him very favourably with the once-hyped McEachran. Struggled a bit for a comparison, eventually plumping for Milner. Sounds like the injury he got was a shocker though, but provided he recovers, could be a great signing.

    Anyway, just thought I’d mention it. Sadly this is as close as I get to insider knowledge!

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  • lesh

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Interesting stats about Gouffran’s play:

    Pre Rafa

    Played 91 with 12 goals

    Under Rafa

    Played 15 and scored four.

    A goal every 8.5 games says a lot (or not) about Pardew, McLaren and Carver. Under Rafa, his ratio’s gone to one every 3.75.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Pit….. I think he’s probably destined to sign for us in Jan. so we’ll see what he can do very soon. If Rafa fancies him that’ll do for me.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #11

    What Newcastle fans does Ed think want Gouffran to get a two year extension, he has done a fantastic job so far and will want to hang around to recieve a medal or three at the end of the season, hopefully he’ll get a good deal elsewhere. He’s got the money to take a chance anyway.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Lesh….. He’s always maintained he’s a striker first and foremost and his main contribution has been goals. The question is can we replace him with better.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #13

    lesh
    We are the top dog in a lower league not surprising Goofy is looking better

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #14

    I felt sorry for him when Pardew had him running up and down the wing covering the full back. How could he show us what he was about under a pr…k like that.

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  • jasper

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Cardiff played a high line and Gouffran repeatedly made Gayle-like runs off the shoulder of the last man but never got a pass.
    He remains quite quick, especially against most centre backs.
    I’d give him another year.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #16

    betty
    Goofy is still covering the full back mate and hes still playing as a winger

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Going back to England Sterling has looked rejuvenated under Guardiola and almost unplayable. Tonight he was very poor. Just goes to show how a top manager can instil confidence and self belief.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #18

    WWS …. Yes but he’s also scoring as oppose to being brainwashed into putting in just effort and mileage.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #19

    If the Gouff still had two years left we’d be disappointed as we’d see it as blocking the way to bringing in a quality left sided player. Why would we want to extend his deal. It’s an ideal situation for both parties, he gets a fantastic send off against Barnsley on the last day and as a free agent with a Championship winners medal in a great position to negotiate a decent contract elsewhere, we don’t have to worry about offloading a hard working but Championship/ Ligue 1 standard player.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #20

    betty
    True but we are in a crap league and he’s in a very dominate team

    I don’t think Rafa has improve him he’s just got him actually trying again

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  • lesh

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Bettys

    It’d be unwise to let Gouffran leave this January. We couldn’t replace him but maybe when Rafa’s got his summer recruitment programme in place, we could well see him leave – along with a medal of some sort.

    WWS…… Yes, a bigger fish in a smaller pond but would we have seen such a dramatic change in his goal-scoring under any of Rafa’s predecessors in the Championship?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #22

    WWS ………… I agree that he is what he is and hasn’t suddenly reached a new level but scoring goals is all about confidence and he seems to have found some under Rafa. I think we all agree that his squad place can be filled by a better option next season but all credit to him for this season’s contribution.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #23

    lesh
    Possibly we will never know tbf Rafa was happy to get shot of him in the summer it was Goofy and his bank balance that wasnt

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #24

    betty
    Aye credit too him for this season but I cant forget his attitude to NUFC from previous seasons

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #25

    WW…,
    I’m not sure he had a bad attitude, he’d just been told that we don’t do cups, we pack up for the season after 40 points while he watched that shitehouse captain taking the top dollar for going along with it all, can you blame any of them for losing interest.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail
    Aye maybe so but I don’t think too much of him

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  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Nov 12, 2016 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #27

    I don’t remember Gouffran obviously pulling up the way Santon or Collocini appeared to, but it only needs a player to drop off 2 to 3 % to lose their own personal battle out there.

    We really weren’t at the races as a club. I know Holloway has blamed the players, but that really shows an abject understanding of just how fundamentally flawed the management of the club had been.

    This idea of only buying “strong characters” seems increasingly only a failed strategy to paper over a squad with inadequate depth and balance.

    It wouldn’t have just been Pardew who knew we didn’t have the players. The 11 and bench would have known it too, with quite predictable fragility the outcome.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 12, 2016 at 2:53 AM

    Comment #28

    The Gouffran abuse was always way over the top. He is what he is, a hard working player with a bit of pace. He should never have been more than Prem back up, and is showing that his level is here in the Championship as a starter.

    He has never been a great or prolific goalscorer. His goals this season bring to mind what a mate at Uni said of Robbie Keane at Leeds – “A scorer of great goals, but not a great goalscorer”.

    This isn’t meant to be a criticism of him. He has always put in the hard yards whenever I’ve seen him, he just doesn’t have the quality for the next step.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 12, 2016 at 3:04 AM

    Comment #29

    Jimmy,
    That whole facade about only buying the players with the right character was a cover up to excuse our lack of signings.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 12, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #30

    Clark and Mitrovic.playing tonight.

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  • davis_toons

    Nov 12, 2016 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #31

    Gouffran a reliable good back up to stay but we have got Arrons…the forgotten one. (is he another injury product, just too unreliable)

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 12, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #32

    Starting to finally lose patience with Aaron’s. It’s fast approaching time to say ‘it’s now or never’ for him, but he’s just been given a new contract! Some young blokes just aren’t built for the rigours of professional football..

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