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Newcastle Sign Yven Moyo On 4 Year Deal

Newcastle had included an Yven Moyo as a sub last night for the Reserves in their 2-1 win at Wolves,  and we had surmised that Yven may be at Newcastle and we put out a report to that effect earlier today.

Yven Moyo – on the right – signed for Newcastle on 4 year deal

Reports in France have now said that Newcastle have completed the signing of  the 18 year-old  left winger from French Ligue 1 side Sochaux,  for an undisclosed fee, but nothing official has yet come from the club.

As we reported this morning, the promising youngster caught the attention of Manchester United as a 16-year-old, and even this summer there were reports that Alex Ferguson was still interested in taking him to Old Trafford.

And he is understood to have signed a four-year contract with Newcastle, and as we said earlier today, make no mistake about it – this lad is a very highly rated youngster in France.

The reported capture of Yves underlines the new Newcastle commitment to youth – and signing great young players and coaching them to the top, while at the Newcastle club.

Much better than having to pay out £20M for the finished article, that’s for sure, and it all sounds good to us.

We assume the French reports are true.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Newutd

    Sep 28, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #1


    Here’s a picture of the lad at St. James’.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 28, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #2

    This is a great coup and with Beardo as skillful as he was, hopefully he’ll get some quality coaching.

    Does anyone know what happened to the other 19 year old Algerina / French lad who came at the same time as Ben Arfa. Ben Helifa or something similar. Never heard any more about him.

  • BeeGuy

    Sep 28, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Where’s Zambi? He was suppossed to appear for the reserves in the first few games, but did not make the bench. Not even listed as a possible last night.

  • Toon-Barmy

    Sep 28, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Nassim Boukhelifa was the lad who came on trial, as far as i know we didn’t take up the option to sign him, same goes for the former Chelsea youngster Billy Knott. CH said that we would be giving trials to a lot of young players but we’ll only sign the really special ones.

  • arcarius

    Sep 28, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Who u guys reckon from the reserve have more potential to break into our 1st team? Other than the obvious ones like Vuckic, Ranger, Ferguson etc.

    How bout Airey, Tavernier, Donaldson etc. Are they good enough?

    No chance to see our reserves play since i’m living far away from the UK.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 28, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Thanks toon barmy.

  • chuck

    Sep 28, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #7

    A couple of days ago you (Ed.) wrote a blog on the clubs using Arsenal as a role model for NUFC.
    I got the implication you meant the signing of young players on the verge of, if not stardom, then certainly the ability to play in the EPL.
    The idea being as in the case of Charles N`Zogbia,paying a nominal fee for a possible future talent, who if not retained by the club, could be sold on at a profit .
    And signing a youngster that Man. U. were after
    does`nt sound like a bad deal.
    This however is nothing new, as most clubs are
    known to use this system, look at the number of players who have come out of Man. U. and recently Citeh, not to mention W/Ham, Everton and others.
    It`s become noticeable only lately at this club, as some of our developing youngsters are beginning to knock on the first team door, following a long history of throwing over the top prices at players already in their primes.
    But lets not forget that only a small percentage of those within most clubs youth systems, eventually make it to the top level of the game.
    Not to say it`s a bad system, just look at those who have been sold on by Man. U. (Simpson)
    their transfer fee`s having paid any past costs to the club.
    But again, this does`nt preclude the fact that the top teams are there more because of their willingness to spend on talented stars as opposed to relying on those developed through their youth systems.
    However it does`nt appear to cost a great deal to operate such a youth system and like the former Charles N`Zogbia, who is now a full French international (please i dont want to hear how he betrayed the Toon etc.) could result in a bonus for the club.

  • JSYproject

    Sep 28, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #8

    excuse me if im being stupid, but how have we signed a player from sochaux outside the transfer market? i could understand if he was released and we picked him up but it says a nominal fee was involved.

  • JSYproject

    Sep 28, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #9

    undisclosed fee*

  • baro

    Sep 28, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Come on if Man U Sir Alex Ferguson was interested in him than he has got to be an great prospect for the future! We need more wonderkids!

  • branunited

    Sep 28, 2010 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #11

    I’ve seen him play, is a young man with qualities very similar techniques to those of Gareth Bale, but with slightly less contribution to the attack, if hired, they were not wrong, it will be a great addition to the magpies.
    but would rather add to a young man first team, yet we were not wrong.

  • Sav

    Sep 29, 2010 at 3:41 AM

    Comment #12

    I’ll have a drop of whatever you’re having.

  • JSimp19

    Sep 29, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    I watch the reserves at every home game and was suprised at how well ferguson coped against Chelsea, he did very well. Kadar is a top top young CB he plays with such calm and composure. As for Donaldson i have heard he is mulling over loan options. Airey is a great player too, natural goalscorer, but i think he would be better off starting every reserve gam,e than missing out and being on the bench for 10 of our games.


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