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Rafa Benitez Still Keen On Signing French Forward

French newspaper L’Equipe are reporting that Newcastle were one of the clubs last month who tried to persuade Lyon forward Martin Terrier to move to Tyneside.

We had been linked with the Lyon player for some months, and it looks like he was one of the players Rafa wanted last month.

The other Premier League team interested in the player were Fulham, but Terrier seems to be happy at Lyon and wants to continue playing in the French League.

The 21-year-old can play as a number 10, and he has played 5 times for the Lyon first team so far.

French U21 forward Martin Terrier

Terrier moved to Lyon in January of last year from Lille for 11M – and Lyon loaned him straight back to Strasbourg at that time.

L’Equipe are reporting that a number of clubs, including Newcastle, were interested in signing the 21-year-old last month.

Terrier’s agent is Paul Schianchi, and he said his client wants to succeed in France:

“The goal is to succeed in Lyon. He is very well integrated in the group, in the city.”

The Newcastle manager wants five new players brought into Newcastle this summer if the Spanish manager decides to stay on at the club past June.

It will be interesting to see if Rafa makes another attempt to sign Terrier this summer.

He has played 11 times for the France U21 team with 7 goals.

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31 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #1

    “The goal is to succeed in Lyon. He is very well integrated in the group, in the city.”

    Not happening Ed. Not now, not ever and certainly not before the fat man gets on his bike.


  • Munster Mag

    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Anyone know if rafa is going to play almiron very centrally or left. Have a feeling left?


    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #3

    This not going to be an easy match at all,beware of the potential banana skin Hudddersfield pose.Just hope we don’t bottle it yet again.

  • chicousa

    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Slowly, methodically Rafa is building up selection headaches for himself! Building from the back he first brought in Matt Sels (didn’t work out) and then Dubravka to create more competition at the keeper position. He brought in Lejeune and eventually Schar and Fernandez to add to Lascelles and Clark in central defense, so that we now have 5 very solid CBs. Now he has selection headaches in central midfield with LongSean, Hayden, Ki, Mo and Jonjo! And now with Baracca adding competition for Dummett at LB and Ritchie at LWB and Almiron as an upgrade for Atsu and/or Perez…

    It is El Proyecto coming about on a shoestring budget, painstakingly strengthening the club from back to front and inside out! One might think Senior Benítez knows his business well! 😉


    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Any update on the SORENSON ,loan situation please?

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Mautitoon, yep


    tinyurl to not break the blog

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #7

    chico, I know – a true professional, head down and getting on with his job, despite our frustrations and disappointments.

    Just i9magine what he could do with some backing….

  • chicousa

    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Exactly right! Rafa is not asking for “Arab oil” type money. Just let him have “every penny” that the club generates, without haggling or back stabbing and living within the clubs own resources Rafa will take the club well into the top half of the table! It boggles the mind that Ashley can’t seem to see this!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #9

    No matter where he plays him no doubt you’ll say if Carver or Mclaren had played him there….. 🙄

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Who is it that has been chased away?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Unfortunately the way the club is run if Lejuene hadn’t of been injured we wouldn’t have Fernandez here and Clarke would have been here until his contract run out, hopefully we’ll see Clarke depart to a good Champo side he’ll help get promoted next season.

  • chicousa

    Feb 21, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #12

    True about Fernandez deal coming about due to Lejeune injury. Also due to injury or absences Ki, Schar and LongSean have all come into the core of the team. Luck, both good and bad, is always a factor. It is what Rafa has done in those circumstances that impresses!

  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Jail for Ashley

    btw our game vs ‘Udders is on
    Irish Sky PL

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 21, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #14
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 21, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #15

    chico, I think we’d all be happy with top half of the table stability guaranteed, with the possibility that if we recruit well and hit on a hot streak, we could challenge for Europe and go on a cup run.

    It’s hardly delusional to think that is within our grasp if the club was run properly and professionally. We’re not asking for the World, after all, just a bit of ambition to match the club’s status as one of the largest global earners.

  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #16
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 21, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib, have set it up to record but will watch it live hopefully

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Jail you are sadly obsessed with me. I can’t ask a comment tactically without you commenting. Saddo 🙂

  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #19

    We are the PL feature match in North America
    on Saturday – I hope the fans and team put on
    a good show for the ham shanks.

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 21, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Jib Jkibberish are you not a ham shanker?
    Sure it’s been said on here many times.

  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Why does this song jump into my head
    every time Mr Tuff posts about me ?

  • Asi Fish

    Feb 21, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #22

    The match is live on BFBS too but seeing as #chuckluck has been sacked and removed from island I am a little concerned…………….

    Fingers crossed for the win then off to the Mess for Rugby and BBQ. BOOM!!!

    Anyway, home time and beer time.


  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 21, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #23


    I think we seem to be slowly evolving into a 3 CB team it protects us against the bigger teams and could potentially allow us to be more deadly in attack if we get some more players in

    So not sure I would get rid of Clarke as we would need lots of CB to cover the season !

  • geordietom

    Feb 21, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Everton favourites to sign Rondon …

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #25

    I think that would send Rafa over the edge

  • geordietom

    Feb 21, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #26

    dunno if any one can remember …. years ago i think it was at Greys Monument a older bloke selling the Chronicle … he used to shout out … ” evening bonny girl ” …

    anyone remember or am i showing my age ?…

  • geordietom

    Feb 21, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #27

    jail … think so mate he would more than likely pack his bags and be away …

    anyway we shall see …

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 21, 2019 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #28

    Haven’t been on blog. Is rondon not going to stay

  • geordietom

    Feb 21, 2019 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #29

    munster …

    dunno mate its in the chronicle Everton 3-1 to sign him … we are 4-1 ….but as the chron says there a few teams after him … palace … some team in china ect ect…

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 21, 2019 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Rondon is exactly the type of striker that Everton need !!

    This season has worked out well for Rondon hes either going to stay with us next season or be getting a good move elsewhere !!

    Be really annoying if he goes somewhere else we should be signing him and then also someone like Abraham or King someone with pace and can score goals !

  • martoon

    Feb 21, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail @10 – Off the top of my head Essex Geordie Bill and Lesh was close to it but I’m pleased he decided to stay. I’m sure there must be others judging how quiet the blog is!


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