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Newcastle Watch Forward Who Kept Former Newcastle Man Out Of Team – Report


Newcastle have reportedly had scouts watch FC Metz striker Habib Diallo a couple of weeks ago when they faced Nantes in a Ligue 1 match. The Twitter account Scouts In Attendance is the source of this information, and they also were the ones to report of Newcastle’s supposed interest in Czech Republic midfielder Alex Kral this past week.

The 24-year-old Diallo has done well in Metz’s return to the top-flight scoring 7 goals in 11 matches this season. Diallo is a product of the Metz Academy, where he joined in 2013.

Last season in Ligue 2, the twice-capped Senegalese international scored 26 goals in 37 appearances as Metz gained automatic promotion to bounce straight back into Ligue 1. His form also largely kept former-Newcastle striker Emmanuel Riviere on the bench. Of course, Riviere has never been much of a prolific scorer as Newcastle fans well know.

Riviere managed only 4 starts for Metz last season after starting 23 in Ligue 1 the season before. Diallo returned from a loan spell at Stade Brest last year to unseat the former-Magpie as the main striker. Riviere was released this past summer and has linked up with Achraf Lazaar at Serie B club Cosenza.

Diallo extended his contract to 2022 this summer and has been one of the top scorers in Ligue 1 this season. His 7 goals equal another Newcastle target, Victor Osimhen of Lille, and is second only to Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder’s 9 goals.

Here is a video of the goal that Diallo scored in the game Newcastle reportedly had scouts attending.


47 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #1

    The way bodybuilder HWA has been checking Dwighty out, I think he fancies him 😮

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Who was that last Metz striker about number 7 on Carrs list, did he not go to West Ham and was pants.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #3

    We were linked with him just before the long running Gomis saga

    2
  • JohnJ

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Here’s hoping we bring a point or three back to Newcastle! ????

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Maiga and he wasn’t at Metz, who is our Metz connection?

    0
  • Neil Harrison

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Jail,

    The only other Metz connection I can think of is Seb Bassong who joined from there.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #1
    The way bodybuilder HWA has been checking Dwighty out, I think he fancies him

    That’s exactly the sort of comment that gets peoples backs up, there’s really no need for it.

    6
  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Emmanuel Rivière
    left us for Metz

    0
  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Louis Saha was on loan to us from Metz as a young’un in 1999
    played less than a dozen games though

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #10

    We played Metz and beat them in Europe wjen theu featured a youg Robert Pires.

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #11

    We were after Ismaila Sarr from Metz 2 years ago
    Then Rafa enquired about him this year
    He was at Rennes by then

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Cisse played for Metz.

    Seriously though, was it Sakho? I remember him being linked and went to West Ham. Had a good spell at on e point but then dropped off. Was he from Metz

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Googled. Diafro Sakho. Metz to West Ham. 10 goals in his first season, then drops to 5, 1 and 2 although injuries meant he missed a lot of games.

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Nevermind about creating goal scoring chances, Getting more than 30% possession today will be like a victory.

    Thank you Ashley.

    0
  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #15

    The weather looks foul on the south coast

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #16

    @ comment 10… Haven’t even had a drink yet…. I don’t think I’ve written anything that bad since I was about 4…..

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Neil,
    Aye, I couldn’t think and as Lilongwe says, we played them as well.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #18

    EGB,
    Howay man, just poking a bit of fun at his, I’ve been working out for twenty years comment.

    2
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #19

    I really don’t know what I’m expecting here. Both teams last victory was against Man U at home. They haven’t won in 5 since, including the embarrassment vs Oxford.

    I’m hoping they leave Snodgrass out, a similar type to Ritchie for them, possibly with a touch more craft and guile than Ritchie, but a driving personality and force.

    I hope there are a couple of changes, aside from the centre mid. We need to try something to get more support higher up the pitch.

    0
  • Nufc-83

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Should have went for this guy instead of joelinton as looks so much better and well rounded (granted not seen him live so more Dennis wise scouting).

    https://youtu.be/osAhylG91os

    Rated at 11m on transfer market site

    0
  • ronaldo aarons

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m not big on shelvey but I’d be happy for him to start games if/when Gayle is fit and starting games.

    They’ve got a good understanding.

    0
  • ronaldo aarons

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Been skimming through comments past few weeks, hardly commenting but yesterday noticed people bringing up the £70 odd million debt that we had under shepherd before Ashley took over.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t £40m+ of that the debt for the stadium?

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #23

    Snodgrass is a pain in the backside. Whatever club he’s at I only recall him having good games against us. Either way, despite the poor form recently I think they have our number today. Not looking forward to the game.

    0
  • Kamakazeee

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #24

    @Nufc-83: No way Haaland would move to us. He is easily on the road to be one of the best strikers in Europe. He will have his pick of any club he wants when he leaves Austria, fee will be easily over 50m

    0
  • Nufc-83

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Ahh is that the case. I seen he had scored a few in the champs league so would have thought it would have alerted a few top clubs. 🙁

    0
  • Kamakazeee

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Yeah no chance, he’s been highly thought of since he was 15. We don’t need a striker, Joelinton is more than good enough for our level. We need a coach understands how to get the best out of our squad

    0
  • toon22

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #27

    We owe Jabba 140 million due to his incompetence

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #28

    1 hour 25 Minutes to KO

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #29

    Jail

    Aye I get that, it’s how HWA interprets the comment that’s relevant.

    0
  • davetoon

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Hope he likes playing as an isolated striker with little service.

    0
  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Team selection in 20 minutes
    Isn’t it exciting ?

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #32

    We owe Jabba nothing, it’s all of his money.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #33

    Jib

    Yeah, I’m on tenterhooks, not!

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #34

    Snodgrass and Ritchie are like peas in a pod and an asset to their teams.

    0
  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Really !!!
    My hooks have never been so tenter

    1
  • MagpieRanger

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #36

    I have a feeling there’s going to be a melt down on here after another shite performance tonight.

    0
  • MagpieRanger

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Imagine not doing due diligence before buying something worth that much money, obviously another BS lie fed to us.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Haaland and Sorensen, similar players except that Haaland has the chance to show off his skills in a lesser league.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #39

    Wonder if AC will get a start, that would be interesting.

    0
  • Jib

    Nov 2, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #40

    That big Jesse ,
    Lingard is coming on

    1

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