Report Newcastle Now Want To Sign 27-Year-Old International Midfielder


Turkish website Sporx are reporting that Newcastle are interested in signing Galatasaray’s 27-year-old midfielder, Badou Ndiaye.

Newcastle were reported to be interested in the 8 times capped Senegal International over the summer, but nothing came of that.

And in August the Dakar-born player joined Galatasaray from Osmanlispor on a four-year contract, for a reported transfer fee of €7.5M (£6.7M).

Ndiaye is said to be valued now at between €15M (£13.4M) and €20M (£17.8M) by his club, and it would remain to be seen if Newcastle would be willing to pay that fee for the player.

Assuming the club is sold by Mike Ashley this year, Newcastle will have a much wider range of players we can sign, because transfer funds will be less of a problem than it (always) was under Ashley.

Badou Ndiaye – Galatasaray’s 27-year-old midfielder

If the Turkish club get what they want for their player in January, that’s at least a £7M profit in a short six months.

If Rafa wasn’t keen on the player in the summer for £6.7M, he might not be too interested in paying out that new inflated fee.

Of course Rafa wasn’t given the transfer funds by Mike Ashley last summer, and hopefully, that will all be different in January – given we have new owners by then.

And it will be a whole new world in the transfer market by then – hopefully.

Leicester City are also reported to be interested in signing the Senegal International.

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43 comments so far

  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #1

    We won’t need this fella
    Our new owners will buy N’Golo Kanté
    for Rafa

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  • Veltman

    Nov 13, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Wum alert!

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  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Nice of you to alert us to your presence Veltman

    5
  • posada

    Nov 13, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Last week on Sky Gary Neville and Carragher discussed our possible take over.
    Neville was asked if top players would go to Newcastle should it come off.
    He said yes why not, but it was obvious he found the very suggestion to be very amusing.

    These folks and a lot of football would hate it if we had the same backing as say Chelsea or Man City.
    It would spoil their self supporting net work. The party that is all about three London clubs and three from the North West.

    5
  • lochinvar

    Nov 13, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    I hear some Mackem fans held a seance last night.
    The question was always ” is there anyone there ? ”
    The answer is “not now”

    Sunderland caretaker manager Billy McKinlay has quit the North East club to join David Moyes at West Ham.

    He joins Alan Irvine and Stuart Pearce with Moyes at West Ham. As one West Ham supporter said ” just how many Managers does it take to run our club ? ” Answer, quite a lot by the look of things. Moyes clearly covering his own backside.

    3
  • martoon

    Nov 13, 2017 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #6

    lochinvar @5 – Rats leaving a sinking ship comes to mind. I must be going soft but I’m actually starting to feel a little bit sorry for the makem supporters – only a little bit mind you!

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 13, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Martoon – get a grip man

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  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Still feel sorry for the

    Scum

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  • Veltman

    Nov 13, 2017 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #9

    lochinvar – you are a good man but not sure if you can be trusted 😉

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 13, 2017 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Jib – you’re an educated man or so you would have us believe.
    Have you the time to put the Sunderland fans right on their punctuation.
    Shouldn’t that be ” Let’s all ….”

    Just feel that would be a neighbourly gesture.

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  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #11

    Loch
    Like the plane that flew over SJP
    Auf wiedersehn = see you again

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  • Veltman

    Nov 13, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #12

    lochinvar – Jib doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I defended him my way at times but he doesn’t give flyers, so I gave up on him.Perhaps he should go to the mackem blog and start mingling wid them.

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  • martoon

    Nov 13, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #13

    lochinvar & Jib – Thank You for showing me the error of my ways – you’re right I don’t feel sorry for them at all 😀

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  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Veltman go and try attract some attention elsewhere
    We’re busy talking footy here

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Worth reflection, another in a vast collection of words no amount of tomato sauce would make edible –

    https://www.themag.co.uk/2017/06/sunderland-fans-laughed-now-rafa-benitez-last-laugh-newcastle-united/

    This mob paid money they wish they still had to fly a banner over us in relegation year. Just in case you ever falter and feel a twinge of sympathy. Don’t.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Ed, don’t say it’s beneath you/us, but what about a Stadium of Plight article so we can reflect on our neanderthal cousins’ plight and revel in a little collective schadenfreude? We could post pics, links to video. Also cake and jelly maybe?

    Ok well i tried 😀

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Martoon – pleased to hear you’re feeling better.
    Glad to have you back

    Smileyemojithingy

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #18

    Seen enough of rafa to think theres no chance any January signings won’t have premier league experience or at the very least experience of living in England/ English speaking…
    He’ll need January signings to be good to go from the off, hes a very cautious guy. My guess is that we’ll target good players who aren’t getting the minutes at bigger clubs.. I’d put more stock in rumours linking us with Danny Ings and Tom Cairney.
    Similarly – this Senegalese player falls into a weird category of probably being priced out of a move if Ashley is owner but if PCP or whoever have bought us out maybe our targets will be a level above

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #19

    IF we get taken over, I could see some stock in the rumours linking us to Shaw and Barkley (im not a fan of either really but a rich Newcastle united with rafa at the helm would be a good move for both of those (notice im saying a rich Newcastle, not the current side) See theres a few carroll rumours, funny one, I think when he’s fit and the team is set up the right way hes one of the most effective strikers in England but something tells me rafa isn’t an IF man…got a mate who freelance fitness coaches (beasts), said Carroll is the weakest trainer hes ever trained, heart of a chicken etc, might explain his extensive injury list.
    Interesting one I could see us taking in Ben Slimani on loan, apparently Puel wants him out, be a good short fix.

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Ffs – what’s happening to this Country. Perhaps some of our expat mates down under could let the dingoes loose for a laugh. Dixons will be pleased as they’ll need to replace a load of kicked in TV’s before Christmas.

    I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here is set to return to ITV on November 19.
    And ahead of the show’s return, it seems this year’s campmates have been confirming their addition to the reality series, as many have now been seen touching down in Brisbane airport, Australia.
    Vlogger and brother of Conor Maynard was seen making his way through the airport on Friday, while former Chelsea footballer Dennis Wise, 50, was close behind – appearing to confirm reports he is set to make his way into the jungle too.

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Desperate Denis in the Jungle – jobs in football must be hard to come by

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  • hibbit

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #22

    lets hope ant&dec can take some revenge on mr wise for some of the strokes he pulled on us

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Jayphoto

    Interesting thought on only PL players coming in during the winter window. A slight tangent would be that Rafa has said that a couple of summer transfers were not bought to be starters right away, in the case of Manquilio he has had to be used.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Tsunki,
    Take away that picture of the mackems having their five minutes and that article was pants. 52K is big enough apparently. No matter that our second biggest in the PL is now about sixth. With new owners and ambition we’d quite easily put 65K in there

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Jail – could we round that up to 70,000 so we beat the record and increase the average

    NUFC Highest attendance — 68,386 (v. Chelsea, First Division, 3 September 1930)
    NUFC Highest average attendance — 56,299, Second Division, 1947-48

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  • Pitmatic

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Jayphoto

    I’ve heard that before about Carroll being a poor trainer – maybe it was you who said it on here – and don’t doubt that it’s true. I think Bilic alluded to it a few times as well. For all that, he’s still managed to be the most physically menacing forward forward I can remember since Duncan Ferguson, routinely bullying centre halves who you’d presume aren’t so shy of the gym. I guess you’ve either got it or you haven’t…

    I’d still love to see him back on a three-year deal, and with the change of manager at West Ham, now might be the time.

    Thinking of other options, I wonder whether Danny Welbeck could be persuaded to join a rebooted Newcastle post-takeover. He seems to be third pick at best now at Arsenal, and has lost his place in the England squad. He seems to have everything Rafa would want in a striker; big, strong, quick, versatile and a proven goal scorer. Am guessing he lived in Newcastle when he was on loan at the Mackems, so will know the area. I can’t think of a better fit.

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #27

    @pitmatic – yeah ive mentioned it before. Honestly think Carroll is the most exciting striker we’ve had since Shearer though whilst at Newcastle.. his form In that first half of the PL season before being sold was unreal, teams just couldn’t deal with him..

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Yeah not so much the article more the sentiment.

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #29

    @Lindisfarne – probably part of what makes Rafa a great manager is the attention to detail in all aspects.. personally think he’ll be looking for signings in January to go straight into the team, hes not a great risk taker and I think he’ll look to minimise transitional periods with language, league experience etc..

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #30

    lochinvar

    I’m not a one for wishing ill fortune on anyone but there must be some nasties in that Aussie jungle that might see friend Wise as a tasty meal. However, anything that bites the obnoxious little turd might itself be poisoned.

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  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail for Ashley
    I’ll say this slowly
    No development East (Leazes Terrace is listed)
    No development South
    It would compromise the Metro
    Nexus put the block on it in the Hall and Shepherd era.
    North and West are fully developed.
    Hence unless they dig down like Barca at the Campnou
    which is unlikely , no increase is likely.

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #32

    jayphoto

    It looks as though Carroll took his lifestyle with him and unless he concentrates on his fitness he’d be a gamble.

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  • NUFCadon

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #33

    for me it would be great to sign some big English names in January. Although there is most definitely injury concern… it would be exciting if the 4 players we signed in January was Danny Welbeck, Ross Barkley, Luke Shaw and Andy Carroll

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Jib,
    No need to say it slowly. But it was at least possible until that Strawberry corner land is developed for something else.

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  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Jib, Jail

    We get regular 52k crowds and given the constraints on development, any extension would be minimal and really not worth the money.

    Another site however might open up potential for bigger crowds but in these days of media saturation there’s little point to justify a big investment.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #36

    lesh,
    I think it’s worth it if you’re able to build houses, casinos and hotels on the expansion as well, Liverpool and Spurs aren’t expanding for the sake of it.

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  • Pitmatic

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Barkley would also be a great January signing, and Loftus-Cheek’s sudden elevation might actually make it more likely. The last thing he needs now is to sit on the bench at one of the top clubs. He’s a pure number 10 and our team is crying out for one.

    Takeover or not, we need to make a statement in the transfer market. I actually think it would be financially prudent for us to smash our transfer record, as it would likely make it easier for us to attract better players when they become available. The money will only leak away on mediocrities in any case, as has largely happened this summer.

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  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Lesh
    NUFC has the current site from the freemen of the city
    pretty much in perpetuity whereas a new site would
    involve land purchase and development of a transport
    infrastructure as well as the stadium cost.

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  • hibbit

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Pitmatic

    it all depends how much we have spend we 3/4 players in January
    if Rafa can get any where near a £100m there could be some surprises

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  • hibbit

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #40

    * need

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