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Newcastle Linked With Algerian Winger

Newcastle are again being linked with Sochaux’s winger Ryad Boudebouz, and the player has said he will be leaving the French club next summer, but we don’t think Newcastle need any wingers, and we wouldn’t put much credibility in this report from InsideFutb0l.

Ryad Boudebouz – Sochaux’s Algerian International

There was some news that Newcastle tried to sign this player at the end of the summer  transfer window, but we doubt we were after another winger last week, because we have more than enough of them on Tyneside, and a lot of them are from France too.

InsideFutbol has today confirmed that the footballer intends to leave his French club Sochaux next summer, and has become a little frustrated that his club have turned down a number offers for him from bigger clubs, said to include both Newcastle and Liverpool.

This is what Ryad said:

“I will stay at Sochaux, but of course, at the end of the season, I will leave.” 

Ryad Boudebouz’s contract runs out next June, so he will become a free agent next summer, and Newcastle are always interested in good buys.

But we’d be surprised if Newcastle  bring in yet another winger with Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez, Gabby Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Romain Amalfitano and Sammy Ameobi already on Newcastle’s books.

We’d like to see reports of Newcastle being interested in defenders and strikers.

22 year-old Boudebouz was born in France of Algerian parents, and played for the French Youth sides at U17 and U19 level,  before making his debut for Algeria in 2010, and he has played 13 times for his country.

What do you think?

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49 comments so far

  • JDdubai

    Sep 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #1

    I think we do need wingers personally, especially as only HBA has proven anything.
    Jonas isnt a winger so dont add him to the list.
    Sammy isnt ready for PL yet
    Marveaux needs to play more than 8 games before he can be relied on.
    Obertan, well lets just say he hasnt proved he is good enough yet and be kind.
    Amalfitano hasnt even played on the wing for the first team.

    So while there may be a lot of bodies there, there is only HBA who is proven to be good enough so if we can get another exciting winger in then go for it.

    Then we can drop jonas into DM permanently. Only HBA can actually beat someone with skill and create goals in the PL from the players we have now, if he got injured we woud be in serious trouble…

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 6, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #2

    We will be linked with him. And it ends at that. Lol.

  • LeedsMag

    Sep 6, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Surprise, surprise, window just closed with a predictable failure to get experienced cover where its been needed for ages, expectations downgraded,hailed as a success by not losing players ,and,low and behold the speculation starts already for the next window.Groundhog day – spare me!!!

  • 2_goal_tino

    Sep 6, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #4

    What i’m really interested in seeing this season is how all the players we were supposedly after for a long time who have joined different teams fair. E.g Maiga at West Ham, Mayuka at WBA, Butterfield at Norwich, Clyne at Southampton, Giroud at Arsenal etc.

  • BmoreToonFan

    Sep 6, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #5

    @2 goal tino

    Yea I am too, none of them have impressed me so far but the season is young… Didn’t Mayuka also go to Southampton?

  • 2_goal_tino

    Sep 6, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Yeah you’re right about Mayuka. Clyne has been the best so far, but I think Giroud will come good as well.

  • AmericanGeordie

    Sep 6, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #7

    I agree with JDdubai. I think we have room for a talented winger.

    Ben Arfa’s not a true winger. He’s more of a withdrawn striker with freedom to roam and create.

    Jonas: I’m convinced that Jonas will ultimately serve us best as a LB or holding midfielder in a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1.

    Sammy Ameobi: I think that boy will grow into a striker.

    That leaves Obertan, Marveaux, Amalfitano and maybe Ferguson as true wide midfielders. That’s definitely a group that can be added to.

  • 89Norcal

    Sep 6, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Just watched some videos of this guy, he’s a very skilled dribbler and nutmegs the hell out of defenders. Apparently he’s a set piece specialist and good crosser which would make sense why we are targeting him.

    I do enjoy the attention we’re putting on technically gifted players, rather than brutes that just lump the ball forward.

    But he plays in Ben Arfa’s right winger role. If he can replace Jonas on the left side then I say pick him up!

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 6, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    Comment #9

    We need a Jonas upgrade. Long overdue.

  • cyprus

    Sep 6, 2012 at 6:10 AM

    Comment #10

    We don’t need any wingers?!

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 6, 2012 at 6:22 AM

    Comment #11

    Hearing that coloccini is injured. Tell me it’s not true.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Sep 6, 2012 at 6:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Morning lads…so thiss rumor just won’t die 🙂 guess NUFC should always be on the look out for great players.

    …but the transfer window just shot and there is another 5 months until it opens again 😉 so easy now lol

    Lets see where we are come january.

    By the way with Colo out injured, who had hoped we would have signed another CB 😉

  • pbNcl

    Sep 6, 2012 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #13

    I hope this stops at some point haha! I hate this crap! And thru the window was bad enough! Respect tho Ed, your jus puttin up what you hear!

    We could do with a winger actually, apart from marveaux who seems accomplished we have nowt. Obers is a work in progress, I don’t class benny as a winger, jonest jonas is a defensive work horse, fergie and sammy are works in progress. So aye, a winger would be good, a la valencia

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 6, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #14

    For those looking for a footy fix this weekend a Toon X1 are playing
    @ Berwick on Friday with 7.45 ko. £8 admittance. Great chance to
    see a number of our rising stars and side led by Peter Beardsley and Donachie.

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 6, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #15

    Jesper- good morning . How are things? Your still stirring up the natives over transfers- haven’t we suffered enough!- LOL

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 6, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Jesper- my brother who’s London based watched Clyne at Palace last season. He actually wrote to Pardew before the January window saying
    what a class act he was. He got a polite letter back saying that we had our scouts out scouring home and abroad for talent. You could argue that to bring in Clyne your potentially closing the door on the likes of Tavernier.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #17


    Need an update on colo really.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #18

    What a beautiful morning. How are my fellow toon fans?

    Quick thread update:

    Colo Injured – Staying with squad, so it would appear not so bad at the minute. let’s hope they don’t aggravate things further. At the minute though, let’s save the panic and doom (and told you so’s – even though they must make you feel very clever and special and give you a nice warm feeling inside).

    Sunderland Road Sign – Must be fake, but bravo! *applauds*

    Josh & The Ferry – *Applauds* Josh, not the ferry. Keep it up mate, doing a great job – i’d be in a pile crying by the side of a road (probably on the outskirts of London).

    Transfers – Please don’t make me take my own life….pretty please, as least give us a week off 🙂

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #19

    Ok, it’s a little slow, so I’ll argue with myself.

    What a gloomy morning, I’ve just managed to crawl out of bed and face the world and see what rubbish it has in store for me.

    Quick update on threads:

    Colo Injured – What a surprise. No doubt he’ll be out for the season. We knew we needed cover in but Ashley knew best. Cheap w*nk*r. Relegation battle for us.

    Sunderland Road Signs – Should say “For ambition, go straight”.

    Josh & the Ferry – Not going to try and put a negative slant on this one – Good lad 🙂

    Transfers – Propaganda from the club no doubt. BUT WE DON’T NEED A WINGER. WE NEED A CB, FB & ST MINIMUM!!!

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #20

    Ibiza- Good morning . How are you? Talking to yourself is supposed to be a great problem solving technique . You could solve a growing injury issue, sort out the side for Everton and formation . Endless
    possibilities. Maybe I shouldn’t disturb.

  • LewSpi

    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #21

    Haha Ibiza you made me genuinely laugh out loud, really quite loud, in a café. Now I am getting weird looks from some of the other customers. I’m only typing this so that I don’t have to look up and face their concerned faces and I can keep my gaze buried on my screen.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #22

    Ian…..I can’t say I haven’t tried before, not to much success I might add. I find myself to be quite difficult to reason with, it’s as if I’m always one step ahead of myself 🙂

    I’m doing well, how about you?

    Quick question…what the hell happened with you, TDS and Tads? Seems to be some history there which I’ve missed. For what it’s worth, I find all three of you to be some of the better posters on here, which is why I’m confused by it.

  • geordie157

    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #23

    For Ben arfa to play in a free role, another right winger maybe needed and with Jonas looking great on the wing. This bloke, ince or Nathan Dyer would do the job nicely.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #24

    Ibiza – I’m pretty sure the road sign was real. From what ive heard it was for the Olympics direction people to Newcastle and st James.

    And nice civil arguing there well done.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #25

    LewSpi……Good to see you back and that I could provide some laughter in these dark dark times as a toon fan 🙂 I feel if we stick together, we may come through the other side alive and happy…..although it is only a small outside chance 🙂

  • IITianToon

    Sep 6, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #26

    Oh my god what the hell is this:
    Everton on Tuesday, Maritimo away on Thursday and Norwich on Sunday!!
    God bless the players!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #27

    Geordie157….Jonas great on the wing? I personally think he’s far more suited to CM these days.

    Wizard….Really? How on earth is it still there? If I was a Sunderland fan (Even typing it makes me feel nauseous), I would have pulled that sign down immediately.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #28

    Ibiza- they can’t read…

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #29

    Everton is on a Tuesday? WTF?

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #30

    Wizard….Ahhhh, but of course!

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #31

    3 games in 6 days. Don’t you love it when they get the fixtures perfect… Would settle for not winning at everton if we hammered martini (shaken not stirred) and beat Norwich (sorry hoots)

  • Ian Magpie

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #32

    This lad is class! Very similar in style to wor Benny!Move him on the right and give Ben Arfa the central role he likes! Booooooooooooya! Would be chuffed to bits if we get this lad!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #33

    Settle for not winning? This is the problem with toon fans and the club in general. No bloomin’ ambition!

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #34

    Ibiza- I am in good spirits. Group of mates plan a Berwick trip on Friday evening to watch the reserves. Not a great England watcher so need a footy fix. On Tads and Tds- I have no problem with TDS chatted to him last week on news from my brother that Wenger had bid for Cabaye. Bro is London based. But Tads is a different kettle of fish he was abusive one Sunday and was instrumental in the Jimmy
    Magpie nonsense. I read the posts back the following morning and thereafter said to Ruddy that he was blameless. Tads is a turf warrior who is often offensive and dismissive of younger posters ( like you and I) – he is selective in his behaviour depending on who’s on the site.
    Fundamentally he’s a liar. Ruddy plays entertaining games there is a difference. I have some knowledge of behavioural patterns- trust me.
    I hope this answers your question ? As in all things you must believe
    what you think is so. Personally I judge people on the. Way they treat others as well. I thought this was a fans forum there should be a place
    for one and all.

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #35


    Just effin great.
    He gets a call up last month and suffers 2 injuries with them.

  • stuart no9

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #36

    no disrespect ed – but give us a break with the ” players we are looking at” topics . the fact is they are getting really boring , and no one hardly believes a word of it in any case. i am sure there must be be more factual events to write about other than players that are not coming. after the window closed most fans were dissapointed to say the least, lets not start again eh.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #37

    Ian….When Jimmy left the blog for a while? I might have to go back and take a look. After all, the guy names his cat “Catem Ben Arfa” and I struggle to believe he could do such things. 😉 Ok, perhaps i’m being foolish 🙂

    How can you not enjoy watching England? They’re rated 3rd in the world, are they not? 🙂

    P.S. Only playing with you, England are always underwhelming and leave me frustrated. Do let me know how the reserves game goes.

  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #38

    Ben arfa should not play on the wing, he should play between Cisse and Ba slightly behind them and allowed to roam free.

    It’s easy to put our strongest team.
    our strongest squad now: 2 formations 4-1-2-1-2 and 4-2-3-1













  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #39

    Everyone else enjoy seeing people include Obertan in their “Best 11” teams?

    I really hope he can keep up his new found confidence and continue to impress us. The kid clearly has some talent and there’s no doubt about his speed. Could be an important player if he stays consistent. Howay Squidward!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Sep 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #40

    Everyone else enjoy chatting to themselves?

    Good 🙂


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