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Is Aly Cissokho On His Way To Newcastle For Around £6M?

There has been some developments to suggest that Newcastle may be bringing Lyon left-back Aly Cissokho to Tyneside next month.

Aly Cissokho – seems to be available form Lyon

Aly was  a target pf the Newcastle club in the summer, and certainly the 24 year-old left back is a very good player and we think he could do well at the club.

But the fee Lyon were asking for him put Newcastle off, and it’s still said to be around €8M.

However, with today’s conversion rate, with the Euro being very weak because of the state of the European economy, that’s about £6.7M, and that may be a more reasonable fee for Newcastle to pay.

Jean-Michel Aulas is the president of Olympique Lyonnais, and he had this to say to OLTV today:

“We’ve signed Mouhamadou Dabo to replace Cissokho,”

Lyon have to cut their wage bill, as one of a number of things they are doing to get their financial house in order, and it has been rumored that one of their big players could leave in January.

It seems that Cissokho, who is of Senegalese descent, is the likely player.

The two big clubs said to be interested in the once capped French International are Newcastle United and Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

Over the summer months, Cissokho was said to be extremely keen to join Newcastle, and of course he will feel right at home on Tyneside, with Newcastle having signed several French players to their much improved squad.

We don’t know if there is any truth in this story, but certainly Newcastle are looking for some good defenders who would be available in January and Alan Pardew would like to bring in two defenders to shore up Newcastle’s defense for the run-in to the season.

Cissokho  stands 5’11” tall and  signed for Lyon from Porto in 2009, for a fee said to be in the region of €15M, and he has played 84 times with two goals  for the French club.

Comments welcome.

44 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #1

    i can see him moving on, but sadly not to NUFC

  • craig bell

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #2

    He would be a great signing but im getting worried that we have to many foreigners. So i think we should go for tomkins aswell because he’s young, good and english. But as long as were in the top 7 I cant complain!


    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #3

    YÓ ãll meri xmas. Stl n church 🙁

  • Toon1978

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Fingers crossed on this one lads. Would be a great signing. Having a back four like this would take us to a new level……………


  • deeeeeeano

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Hope so, then a centre half too. All the very best to the black and white world

  • Graeme

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #6

    A great signing – if it happens

    Come on Mr Ashley, open the wallet, but stand back until the moths vacate it!! lol

    Merry Christmas to all on the blog, especially Ed – Thanks for a great blog, hope your recovery continues for many years to come

  • Spuggy

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #7

    No way are we signing a fullback and CB.

    Pards already said we’re signing one MAYBE two. Well the CB is the certainty it appears as Ashley wants one in. So it’s a maybe on the Striker?! even though we’re losing Ba to ACN (to say nothing of Tiote).

    No way are we getting a fullback no sireeeeee….

  • Premiership Manager

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Do we really need him? Santon looks to be a class player. Raylor despite most concerns has surprised most of us and providing we don’t lose Simpson we are ok with full backs as the CB issue should take precedent at the moment.

    We haven’t won since Steven Taylor has been out and for me he has been a huge miss. Samba would be a good replacement however I can’t see the club paying over the topfor any player therefore if they cost more than £5M, (striker apart), I’d suggest it’s nothing more than paper talk.

    If Tiote goes Cabaye can play in the defensive role and following Vukic’s debut last week I feel he needs and deserves more pitch time.

    Ben Arfa has been a disappointment for me but like Obertan he need more time to settle. I’d also like to see Ferguson and Sami Amoebi given more time on the wings and lets not forget Jonas plays at LB for Argentina so if we have issues put him in as LB or RB and give the kids a try on the wing as they are more than happy to run all day.

    Overall we’re in good condition and if we sign a quality striker and in this window spending £10-15M it will be a good window and allow us to move forward.

    We should be pushing for a top 10 place however some of the key board assasins and boo boys at the matches want shooting.

    Booing players like Obertan and Perch kills team morale and the confidence of the players. This will affect team performances and when team morale goes down results suffer.

    It’s about time we got behind the club and became realistic about it’s future and remember that nothing is fixed overnight. We have a good foundation and we’re moving in the right direction.

  • Spuggy

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Here here PM for PM

  • PortsladeToon

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Can’t see him coming to us although i wouldn’t say no, a win on monday will lift our spirts and then we can really start moving forward after grabbing a couple of players in Jan

  • geoff777

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #11

    @Premiership Manager

    “Booing players like Obertan and Perch kills team morale and the confidence of the players. This will affect team performances and when team morale goes down results suffer.”

    Quite right.
    Booing anyone wearing a b&w shirt is unacceptable.

    Merry Christmas to all.
    Special wishes to Ed, thanks for all the articles during what must be a difficult time.
    You’re my nomination for the No9 shirt.


    FA Cup win 2012?

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Premiership Manager, Course we don’t need him. We have enough cover. What’t does it matter. Santon out (injured, knee) we have Raylor.

  • JackButler

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Hope this is true just a centre half and a striker in as well then shut the window asap

  • Toonboy_83

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Can’t see us getting him as he’s a left back and Pardew said we’re alright for left backs in this club… I think realistically we’re more likely to get that tall defender from Ajax… I’d love to see Samba at this club mind.

  • JackButler

    Dec 24, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Can’t see how Pardew can say we are ok for left back’s when the only one we have is out injured??? And although Raylor give his all he simply is not a left back

  • Thump

    Dec 24, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Merry Christmas to all you lads, hope you have a good one.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some heavy drinking to do.

  • dmac

    Dec 24, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Id take Aly everyday however i think this is just another rumour for the rumour mill.

    Merry xmas all!

  • Toon Tang

    Dec 24, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Michelle or Kevin ??????

  • JackButler

    Dec 24, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Merry Xmas all, especially to you Ed for your time and dedication to this site after what must have been a very, very difficult year for you and your family. You are an inspiration to us all x

  • CuPiD

    Dec 24, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Sign this fella up better player pieters, when he played for porto he destroyed man united right side from full back ronaldo could not get past him with skill or pace. WOULD LOVE HIM!!

  • CuPiD

    Dec 24, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #21


  • CuPiD

    Dec 24, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #22


  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 24, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Santon is a better Right back than he is Left back and he’d be more comfortable there.. having Aly and Santon on either side we’d have one hell of a set of attacking full backs

  • Dyer8

    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #24


  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Dyer8 – Pretty much a dream backline that.. and a potentially very very expensive one for Liverpool to buy after a couple of seasons


    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #26

    Ed merry christmas mate, you’ve done a great job with the blog, well appreciated!
    And for every geordie fan, merry christmas have a great time with family and friends x

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #27

    —Ben Arfa-Cabaye-Jonas
    ———–De Jong–Ba

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #28

    Personally a would love us to consider a few British/English players..

    Matty Jarvis
    Scott Sinclair
    Nathan Dyer
    Nicky Maynard
    Jordan Rhodes (Scottish)
    Neil Taylor (Welsh)
    Nathaniel Clyne (Love Him)
    Nathan Redmond

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #29

    ED, you do a great job running this blog, we’re all rooting for you, all the best to you and yours.

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Anyways Lads to those who wont be on tomorrow,

    Merry Christmas, Hope yous all have a wonderful day full of joy, Everyone deserves happiness and I hope tomorrow brings atleast 1 day of happiness for you all.

    ED – Merry Christmas, I wish you all the very best of health and again hope you have a very enjoyable day with your family around you, Thank you so much for doing this blog and your continued committment of your time is a testament to the kind of gentleman you are, We all very much appreciate it so again Thank You and wish you the very best.

  • Slatymag

    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #31

    Merry Christmas, Ed. Great work as ever on your blog. Hope you enjoy the holidays. Cheers.

  • gorskino10

    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #32

    Would be good buy if we can get him, one other thing is i reckon if this happens, Santon will be MOVED to LM like Spurs did with Bale, Santons attacking is soo much better than either Obertan or Jonas.

    Cisssoko LB
    Santon LM

    with both swaping with each other when one other is attacking could work well.

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #33

    gorskino10 – Another thing with Santons attacking ability is he is a tremendous crosser of the ball, If he played LW like Bale a reckon he could easily get us between 5 and 10 per season.. Jonas and Obertan will be lucky to get 5 between them

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Cissokho and Santon down the left would work great just like Ekotto and Bale for Spuds

  • bro56

    Dec 24, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #35

    wow Ed youre shit-hot with your finds and decent articles. might not happen but theres a possibility. Great work and merry xmas, have a good un

  • bro56

    Dec 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #36

    we were told earlier in the week that he wasnt coming to the prem.. hmm could be some truth in this rumour to the toon


  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 24, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #37

    Lets hope that the ghost of past,present and future visits auld uncle Mikeyneezeer and shows him poor Alan Pardchet hungry and on the dole and shells out for loads of players in the window
    Merry Christmas everyone and cheers Ed all the best.

  • wynsleap

    Dec 24, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Best wishes for the Festive Season to you Ed and all your family.
    Hope the New Year will be a happy and peaceful one for you.
    Best wishes too, to all the many contributors on this great blog. We don’t always see eye to eye about everything that goes on at the Toon but one thing we are all agreed about – Newcastle United is our life and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • brklyngeordie

    Dec 24, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #39

    Happy holidays and best of wishes to Ed and his family and to all those on the blog…That being said we all know january is around the corner and the rumours and names that will be going and coming are infinite and i honestly hope we have learned as fans to expect for the worst hope for the best and see what turns out but always stay behind the club and have some faith in Carr that even if we lose he will bring players we are not linked with and will do the job.. happy holidays to all again

  • max

    Dec 24, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #40

    yeah.. very good player..


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