French Club Declares It Time For Newcastle Target’s Move


We were first linked with Stade de Reims forward Remi Oudin exactly one month ago in L’Equipe.

Reims President Jean-Pierre Caillot has given a recent interview on France Bleu radio about his young phenom.

From his interview, it is clear that Reims is looking to cash in on the player this summer.

Here is what he said:

“For the moment, the only player who clearly has a good exit because we gave him our word at the beginning of the year, it is Rémi Oudin.”

“For him, considering all the approaches that are made by clubs from everywhere, I think it may be the right time to go because sometimes, to do the year more, it’s never good neither for the player nor for us.”

“So we will see, we will not sell him off, he will leave if he has a project that suits him and obviously the Stade de Reims is there.”

What strikes us from this passage is that Caillot is clearly looking to strike while the iron is hot with Oudin.

He is correct that sometimes “to do the year more” does not always work out. If Oudin gets injured or has a prolonged patch of poor form, his fee could drop drastically.

The President of the club is hoping to extract as high of a fee from the many suitors as possible. As most Ligue 1 clubs are selling clubs, we can’t really fault him.

If reports are to be believed the Reims’ Academy product has a ton of interest across Europe.

He is linked with Newcastle and Watford in England as well as Fiorentina and Lazio in Italy.

In Spain, both Seville clubs, Real Betis and Sevilla, along with Getafe are said to be tracking the young Frenchman.

Let’s just say that half of Ligue 1 is also linked with him.

With a fee in the range of €10-€15M being quoted, there’s a good chance that Caillot could find a club to cash in on his young prodigy.


116 comments so far

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #41

    Well, he’d obviously have to pass a fitness test in the very off chance he’d be given the opportunity to come home anyway, and it wouldn’t be at 60k a week under the stretch of anyone’s imagination. I was suggesting 40. The guy can’t be relied on to start anywhere, but he’s not finished either, so he’ll have offers but they won’t be near what he’s used to getting, unless its China or the Middle East.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #42

    OK, got that out of my system 🙂

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:40 AM

    Comment #43

    40k a week is still 2 million a year. For 3 games!

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  • NY Mag

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:40 AM

    Comment #44

    Tony,

    Do you think Carroll will end up at a PL team next season? Or you think it’s the lower leagues or possibly foreign shores?

    1
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #45

    Haha, glad I could help you with that. Better out than in. 🙂

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:45 AM

    Comment #46

    Can people just give it a rest with Andy Carroll? It is like every transfer window FFS. Is he the prodigal son in a wheelchair or Judas which I have seen him called many times by NUFC supporters. He had one good season in The Championship for us and has been injured ever since.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:46 AM

    Comment #47

    NYMAG …

    i know mate taxi’s booked for 4am … i’m having a look to see if owt’s happened about the sale …

    so it looks like i’ll have wait till i get Spain to check …

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:46 AM

    Comment #48

    NY Mag: I don’t care as long as he is not on the NUFC treatment table picking up wages that could be spent on someone else.

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #49

    Geordietom: they don’t have the internet in Spain???

    I was there a couple of years ago and I think they have it now 🙂

    1
  • NY Mag

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #50

    Tom,

    Enjoy your holidays mate 🙂

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  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:51 AM

    Comment #51

    tony …

    are you serious no internet . well it looks like wor lass is going on here own …

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  • NY Mag

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:51 AM

    Comment #52

    Tony,

    I think it’s pretty certain he ain’t coming back to NUFC….but at least it created a discussion point

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:52 AM

    Comment #53

    NYMAG…

    cheers mate .’ i’ll have a couple of bailey’s for you …

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  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:53 AM

    Comment #54

    her own #51

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:53 AM

    Comment #55

    You can expect 20 appearances a season on average from him based on his overall career, more if he were fit going in to the season fit, and used only as needed and trained accordingly.

    OK, that’ll do me on big Andy.

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:56 AM

    Comment #56

    I suppose NY Mag. Talk about something that isn’t going to happen like Carroll and Mourinho to take our minds off the total void that is NUFC news at the moment. None of the broadsheets have said a word in 2 weeks.

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  • NY Mag

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #57

    Tom,

    You enjoy the baileys mate (not something I would ever drink)

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  • lesh

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #58

    TyneMouth

    @12

    So, tbis

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  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #59

    NYMAG …

    when you move is there a time difference with you moving to another part of the states ? if so does that mean you’ll be able to come on here earlier …

    1
  • NY Mag

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #60

    Tony,

    Every day that goes by with silence, the fans frustration grows.
    I fear there’s still a fair amount of time yet before we hear anything

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  • NY Mag

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #61

    Tom,

    No – same time zone

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  • lesh

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #62

    TyneMouth

    @12

    So, this’ll be the last time

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #63

    I have said it before but I think Louise Taylor is shacked up with Luke Edwards with George Caulkin as their chaperone. They haven’t done any actual reporting on NUFC for more than 2 weeks. Maybe they are bivouacked in a high rise in Benidorm and GeordieTom can find them for us.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #64

    NYMAG …

    ok then a couple of whiskeys …

    not JD cant stand the stuff …

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  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:04 AM

    Comment #65

    NYMAG …

    no probs with your body clock then …

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  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #66

    been raining here for 3 days …

    cant wait to get to sunny climes …

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  • NY Mag

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #67

    Tom,

    Couple of whiskeys – that I can live with 😀

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:14 AM

    Comment #68

    NYMAG …

    good lad …

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #69

    TONY …

    any idea what hotel she’s in . i’ll ask her but i’ll quote your name …

    bet she says no comment …

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #70

    NY to Detroit is only about a 10 hour drive. You can do it in a day.

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  • NY Mag

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:18 AM

    Comment #71

    Tony,

    Yeah, about 10 hours – am gonna drive it next week….

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #72

    Detroit birthplace of Motown like motown …

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #73

    Enjoy your holiday geordietom and take your phone with you.

    By the time you get back Ed and Neil will have bashed out 100,000 articles so there will be a lot of catching up to do.

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:25 AM

    Comment #74

    cheers TONY mate … tis ok wor lass is taking her cell phone ( thought i’d say it the American way make you and NYMAG feel at home )

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  • NY Mag

    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:31 AM

    Comment #75

    Lol Tom,

    Appreciate the sentiment but I’d feel more at home if you called it a mobile 🙂

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:00 AM

    Comment #76

    So Theresa May has quit. What is she going to do now? Flash Geordie-Tom in Benidorm and bathe topless in St Tropez on Ashley’s Yacht? Vegas, baby? Take all of those awful trouser suits, stupid hats and Thatcher beads to the charity shop?

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:05 AM

    Comment #77

    And now Boris. Do you think we get what we deserve? Boris and Trump. I am not sure if it could get worse. Hitler and Stalin would have been worse I suppose, but they sorted of cancelled each other out.

    Ant and Dec?

    Piers Morgan and whoever sits next to him?

    Steve Smith and David Warner?

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:08 AM

    Comment #78

    Little Jimmy Krankie and Daddy Krankie? The visions of that that might creep into my head!

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:10 AM

    Comment #79

    Cannon and Ball. Has there ever been a worse catchphrase than “I could crush a grape”?

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:11 AM

    Comment #80

    Let’s say we don’t get sold, for arguments sake, how many do we need minimum, to take another step forward?

    I’d say three good signings at left back and two at centre forward, one being Rondon.

    …………………………………Dubravka.
    ……………………………… …(Darlow).

    ………………..Schar…………Lascelles…………Lejeune.
    ……………(Fernandez)……….(Clark)……………(Dummett)

    Manquillo………………………………………………………………??????
    ..(Yedlin)……………………………………………………………….(Ritchie).

    …………………………Longstaff…….Shelvey…
    ………………………….(Hayden)…….(KiSY)..

    ………….Perez…………………………………………..Almiron.
    ………….(Muto)…………………………………………..(Atsu)

    …………………………………Rondon…
    ………………………………….(?????).

    Assuming Rafa is still here, we can expect at least as good a group as this and I think sale or no sale we’ll have turned a corner. Rafa and some money to spend being key.

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