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Reports – Newcastle Linked With Versatile International Full-back



Newcastle have now been linked with Bordeaux right-back Youssouf Sabaly. Sabaly recently starred for Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations and is a product of the Paris Saint-Germain youth academy.

According to multiple Bordeaux outlets, France Football is reporting that Newcastle are following Sabaly closely. Though we can’t locate the original source for the link to the player.

Sabaly joined Bordeaux in the summer of 2017 from PSG for a fee of around £3.6m. Sabaly never made a first-team appearance for PSG but spent time on loan at Evian, Nantes, and Bordeaux before joining the latter permanently two years ago.

He has increased his profile over the past two seasons and would cost a bit more than Bordeaux paid for him initially. One of the big positives about Sabaly is that he is equally adept at playing left-back as well as on the right. He plays on the left internationally.

He can also play further forward on both flanks. He should cost in the £10-15m range.

Youssouf Sabaly– Bordeaux’s versatile full-back

The twenty-six-year-old may be seen as a better option to Swede Emil Krafth who Newcastle are reportedly still trying to pry from SC Amiens. Krafth would be seen as cover for the right wing-back position though Sabaly would seem to be an upgrade.

He has 18 caps for Senegal but appeared for France in all of the international youth levels. Watford are also reportedly very interested in the Sabaly as they continue to chase his international teammate Ismaila Sarr from Rennes.

Bordeaux would also seem to be a motivated seller. They have ready replacements at both right-back and left-back with Enock Kwateng (Nantes) and Loris Benito (Young Boys) both joining on free transfers this summer. Sabaly’s profile right now is as high as it has ever been and he has just two years remaining on his contract.


78 comments so far

  • the ledge

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #41

    Everyone should boycott
    Cut this cancer out of our club .
    Imagine a supporter being happy with Steve Bruce, or even saying give him a chance crowd of robots the lot of them .

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  • Mund

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #42

    Bruce

    I’ve always thought there’s 2 kinda mentality players have in the football world.

    1. You have players who need a kick up the arse. Be strict, put your foot down take no crap. Have strict rules and good routines.

    2. You have players who need an arm around there shoulders pick them up emotionally and mentally.

    Both kind of players don’t respond really to the other method for example look at what Shelvey has been saying about how he likes managers with better man management. Managers who take them aside and talk to them.

    I knew Rafa wasn’t a huge man manger but the way Shelvey speaks about it seems like it was a lot less than I expected.

    Muto and Aarons I believe they are players who need good man managers and if anything Bruce has more of that in him than Rafa does so it won’t be a surprise to see some players step up this season who we will surely forgot about.

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  • the ledge

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #43

    No offence mund but that’s a load of crap .

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  • supersholamackemslayer

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #44

    Could it be Afriyie Acquah?

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  • thereallowickmag

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #45

    Photo of new signing is jack wills

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  • the ledge

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #46

    Even comparing Bruce with rafa makes no sense .
    Like comparing a featherweight to a heavyweight .

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  • Mund

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #47

    The ledge

    Well surely must be crap if our saying it.

    100% it is like this in the wold no matter what you say. In work life in other sports in friends and family. Some methods just don’t work and others do.

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  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #48

    supersholamackemslayer could you break down that name for us oldies mate

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  • bill

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #49

    Human beings fall into more categories than two. Working in education for much of my life l find that each person needs different approaches. You cannot use two pigeon holes.

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  • Mund

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #50

    Haha wow

    I’m not comparing the two they couldn’t be more different.

    One is a world class manager and one is an out of date dinosaur whose only achievement was as a player.

    I’m merely saying that some players react differently to different methods.

    Go to google and see how many players didn’t like Rafa’s managerial ways the way your talking now makes me think you might Ben surprised.

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #51

    @ No.1, lol fair play to you Munster! Fantastic achievement getting first.

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  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #52

    Think I’m on the wrong site is this the crypto factor web site

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  • the ledge

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #53

    Some methods do work I agree but Bruce has proved as a manager he ain’t got nothing .
    I think the players we have are ok but Bruce is shocking as bad as Keane, ince ,solskjaer, the lot of them not fit to wipe Rafa arse when it comes to management.
    I do think we will go down this year with Bruce in charge and if anyone thinks Bruce will get the best out of shelvey over a full season dream on .

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  • MarkBro

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #54

    Aarons got a 10month suspended sentence not long ago, sure hes been in trouble again. Looked superb when 18under Pards.

    Apparently got bad time keeping, likes the night life, not to mention some serious injuries.

    This is last chance saloon at Newcastle. On his day 5:time better than murphy and Atsu.

    Hope hes matured now, he wasnt much cop out on loan so who knows

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  • Mund

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #55

    Bill

    I know there’s plenty of ways people need to be handled in so many scenarios but I’m talking sport and obviously different ways to handle people but how I see it and what I’ve experienced in life you either need a kick up the arse or an arm around the shoulder.

    It’s just an opinion of course I don’t need to be shot down for it to much or that goes on in here already.

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  • the ledge

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #56

    Go on Google (is this jib?)
    I dont need to Google I follow the sport have done for 25 years and man management alone will do f..k all .

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #57

    People wondering why I can’t stand Brewcey. He’s shit for starters and like McLaren and Carver before had done absolutely nothing of note to warrant being plucked from obscurity and given a job at the PL’s eighth richest club. A job like that should be handed out purely on merit and not because he’s the only man willing to work under guaranteed failed policies. Because their modus operandi is now so well known that Steve Bruce really was the best of a very bad bunch willing to work for a bunch of sycophants controlled by a lunatic hell bent on pi$$king off his most loyal customers.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #58

    So rumours going that Amiens accepted our bid for Krafth, but Sabaly already in Newcastle? We’re not seriously buying two right backs, right?

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  • Mund

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #59

    Ledge

    Your missing the point of what I’m saying.

    By no means at all am I saying Bruce being a man manager will save us. I’m still really skeptical of what Bruce can achieve here but I will say and have been saying I feel this year will be a decent one at our standards anyways.

    I said check google for all the bad things other players have said about Rafa that’s all. To me he is a godly figure he was the next messiah in my eyes and it still stings when I think about it but life goes on Rafa has gone to China and we are left with Steve Bruce, which isn’t the best choice obviously. But here we are so I’ll Bruce his time whether I’ll think the same in a few month or end of the season is anyone’s guess.

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  • c-dog

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #60

    IrishRob

    I’m in Dublin next week
    Any recommendations?

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #61

    Mund
    Rafa is special manager and commands the respect of all players and staff. (and owners).
    I’ve seen him put his arm round a player’s shoulder when he thinks appropriate. I think he gives them a chance but if they don’t respond he moves on from them. He’s done that with Aarons, Colback and many more. Aarons will never make it in the prem; how many chances and he has ability but no end product. Now we have Bruce going through the same process which will end in the player being left out! Players who need an arm round their shoulders from the manager don’t make the grade they’re too soft.

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  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #62

    Yes can feel it in me water we are building up a head steam all aboard

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #63

    We’re meant to have a lot of money to spend yet we are loaning everyone again? Willems (loan) and now Maia on loan too. We’ve spent about 60m when we had over 90m to spend……that’ll be another 30m that will disappear after the window closes

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  • Mund

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #64

    Jazzy

    Do you not think for these players a loan is the more sensible option

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #65

    jazzy

    evening mate

    Maia on loan just got in from work any info on this play please

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #66

    supersholamackemslayer = super shola mackem slayer

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  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #67

    No the name of the player

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #68

    Had to laugh at that IrishRob lad earlier, claiming he was in the Irish Mensa. When someone says that you know you’re in for a treat.

    ‘Ill leave that to the likes of yourself. Like I said I dont concern myself whith what ye think. I am sorry for you though, sorry you cant seem to annoy little old me, no matter how hard you try. Lol lol lol’

    Yup, that’s definitely something that someone in Mensa would write.

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  • Corkypants

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #69

    Looks a like Mateta! I really hope it is as he’s really really good

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #70

    oldarse – apologies, thought you meant the poster’s name.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #71

    Mund

    If we gonna use the money for other targets then fair enough mate regarding loans.But do we really wanna be a team full of loan merchants or lads that actually want to be here on a contract ??

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #72

    Maia on loan?….has this been confirmed?

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #73

    Ok so some think the traitor might be a good manager
    Give him a chance etc

    Ok

    What’s so good about him ?
    What’s his best attribute ?
    What’s his best managerial statistic?

    As all I can think of is he claims to be s supporter, asking us to ignore the goal celebrations while managing the Mackems
    And he seems to be a Jabba yes man in the mould of Pardue , not that I think that’s good but probably his best stat available

    He is a disaster

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  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #74

    Munster…………. I also fancy going to the Gaelic Football semis. Any chance you could help me sort some tickets?

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #75

    Somehow this guy is the best available?

    They couldn’t give the money to Rafa to spend as it seems Carr, or whoever had already decided who we would buy. Before we had a manager

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  • c-dog

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #76

    Betty

    Our Irish contingent seem to ignoring us
    Separatist movement?

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  • Bigjim67

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #77

    My son has got his ticket for the Arsenal game which is up to him, I’ve agreed to some overtime on Sunday as i have had no desire or Intention to attend. Hope the boycott gets huge support, if only for this one game.
    Still can’t believe old cabbage heed has replaced Rafa, still pi££ed off.
    Boycott Arsenal
    Ashley out

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  • lesh

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #78

    Mund @37

    Whoa, I’ve never suggested anything about you arguing against a boycott. My point was pitched at those who can’t or won’t see what Ashley’s done to NUFC – openly supporting his methods and appointments. Does that include you? I think not.

    I take your point about Ashley being thick skinned but the point about boycotting the Arsenal game is it’s a symbollic gesture to draw attention to Ashley’s treatment of the club and its fans.

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