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Here Are Some Possible Targets From Newcastle’s Scouting Mission In France



We did an article this morning about Newcastle sending scouts to watch Monaco’s match at Bordeaux this afternoon which ended in a 2-1 victory for the hosts. The report was based on the following tweet by Scouts in Attendance.

We went through a few names who Newcastle were linked with in the past but gave reasons why we thought they were unlikely targets at the moment. One player we mentioned was Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is on loan at Monaco.

We thought the 25-year-old was still sidelined with a sprained ankle. However, Bakayoko made his return for Monaco in the game and played 82 minutes before being substituted for striker Jean-Kevin Augustin.

Augustin could potentially be one to watch as a target. The 22-year-old Frenchman is a product of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy and played internationally up to the under-21 level scoring 5 goals in 9 games. He can also play on the right-wing. However, Augustin did not fare too well on loan at RB Leipzig last season, where he only made four starts.

There were a couple of other candidates from Monaco who featured in the game today. One of them is 18-year-old Benoit Badiashile, who was mentioned in the original Scouts in Attendance tweet as being a target of Wolves.

The Chronicle has a report saying that Newcastle may have been in France to watch the 6′ 4″ center-back. However, his reported price tag could be in the £30m range, so that is a little pricey for an 18-year-old central defender.

In addition to Badiashile and Bakayoko, Newcastle may have some interest in Monaco’s German right-back Benjamin Henrichs who played in the midfield today. Henrichs is an excellent right-back who used to play for Leverkusen before joining Monaco in 2018 for just over £17m.

For Bordeaux, former Sunderland striker Josh Maja played the entire game, and since he was linked with Newcastle in January, there may still be some interest in him.

Aurélien Tchouaméni– 19-year-old Bordeaux midfielder

However, one player we really like who played today is Bordeaux central midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni. The 19-year-old has already made 29 appearances for Bordeaux and is a product of their Academy.

His contract runs until 2022 and he has made 7 appearances for the French under-19 team. He has been linked with Bayern Munich and both Milan clubs in the past. He was substituted for in the 87th minute in this match.

There was a lot of young talent on display in Bordeaux this afternoon and no shortage of potential targets for Newcastle scouts to take a look at.


85 comments so far

  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #41

    Sky certainly know how to pick their games
    That was the match of the weekend
    No wonder the world loves watching the PL

    1
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 24, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #42

    Hats off to Sheff Utd but you can’t say they deserved any more than a point, cruel though that may sound. It illustrates exactly why busting a gut to “have a go” isn’t the answer unless you know when and how to shut the back door properly. Man Utd shouldn’t really have been given a glimmer, you have to say they were handed just enough opportunity to save themselves, and their manager for now, sadly

    3
  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #43

    I’ve been told that Maurizio Pochettino is nailed
    on for the Man Yoo job

    0
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 24, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #44

    Still it’s been good watching man u struggle and squirm lately. 🙂

    7
  • lesh

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #45

    We just need to win by a margin of 12 to hit 6th tomorrow night.

    Given our three coaches named Steve, maybe we should be known as Stevenage Toon?

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #46

    Copied from my what’s app group at work. Not itk but here it is
    Just got this off my mate.

    From a reliable source (Mark Harrison’s lad who plays for u23s’)
    Silva sacked, under 23’s just been contacted at home and told not to come in tomorrow so something going on, unsworth prob taking temp charge

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #47

    lesh
    Nov 24, 2019 at 6:12 PM
    Comment #37
    If we can beat Aston Villa by a margin of 10, we could be sixth tomorrow nightlesh
    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:08 PM
    Comment #45
    We just need to win by a margin of 12 to hit 6th tomorrow night.

    Make your mind up !

    lesh you’re not Diane Abbot are you ?
    try this
    https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/work-learning/education-training/classes-and-courses/

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #48

    NY Mag

    18

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #49

    Wonder if Ms Abbott is involved with the L-b-r, promised financing schemes.

    NUFC

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #50

    Oops, sorry my fingers went out of control there, naughty so and so’s.

    0
  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #51

    Bill
    Jezza’s plans priced at 1.3 Trillion
    I wonder if the IMF pay him commission ?

    0
  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #52

    mine too sorry bloggers

    0
  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #53

    All me Everton contacts
    ( I have loads )
    say
    the wires are singing the name Benitez

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #54

    Hat tricks for Miggy, Maxi and Joel plus one each for Clarke and Shelvey and one other scorer would mean we would have 5 top scorers!

    1
  • Online Guy

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #55

    All these Steve’s at Newcastle someone needs to show a Steve a door.

    2
  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #56

    A docker joke

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #57

    Tsunki,
    I used to hate Man U when I considered them a rival, I’ve come to respect them in later years and now pity them, however, I’d much rather them at the top of the tree rather than Lpool, the scousers are truly arrogant!

    1
  • Online Guy

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #58

    Jib

    Michael Carrick sitting next to OLG.?

    I’m in yer dreams .

    3
  • Online Guy

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #59

    Well spotted Jib.

    10/10. *

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #60

    No, before anyone corrects me hat tricks for Miggy and Maxi two for Joel and Fernandez plus one each for Clarke and Shelvey would mean we would have 6 top scorers!

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #61

    Jib,
    Is it one of those same contacts that told you a players broken in three places and almost a career ending injury, was just a dead a leg?

    3
  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2019 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #62

    Jail
    No

    1
  • Online Guy

    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #64

    Lesh

    Thinking of putting out an album (Incognito)

    By

    Arthur and The Van Dealers.

    3
  • Online Guy

    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #65
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #66

    Jib,
    I’m sorry for constantly bringing up your bullshit, but you really are full of shit!

    7
  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #67

    Jail for Ashley
    Don’t be sorry
    you are irrelevant

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #68

    Ok Jib,
    Today’s chat was at least cordial.

    0
  • Australian Pie

    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #69

    £10 acca bet this weekend, can cash out for £200, only fixture left is a Draw result tomorrow night… Pays £760

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #70

    Jail can I continue the cordiality? I agree with you 100% re the scousers.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #71

    It’s quite incredible that Silva’s sacking at Everton has just earned him multi million pounds, where as the average man getting sacked brings him despair and condemnation 😮

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #72

    No Munster you can not, you can pi$$ right off as you are in my bottom five list of posters.

    6
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #73

    In case I get slagged off for not commenting on the match tomorrow, im travelling and wont be able to start viewing it till 9pm +

    0
  • jane

    Nov 24, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #74

    Australian Pie it depends on how much you could do with £200.

    0
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 24, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #75

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Rafa has an agreement with Dalian allowing him to leave by “mutual consent” should a suitable opening arise in the EPL or other major European league. Proper managerial merry go round over there.

    0
  • Australian Pie

    Nov 24, 2019 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #76

    Money not the issue but the fact bets not on toon to win

    0
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 24, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #77

    Everton isn’t out of the question either. The relationship between the clubs is more like a sibling rivalry, than a bitter one. Most Everton fans like and admire Jurgen Klopp for example, so the fans of either club might well welcome the return of Benitez to the City, even if it is in the Blue’s dugout, and he does after all live there, having embraced the City, not just Liverpool FC.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 24, 2019 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #78

    If facts determined football matches we’d have lost to ManU and Spurs!

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 24, 2019 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #79

    Wonder if there might be bloggers on LPool sites (any) who might call him scurrilous names.

    0
  • Just a fan

    Nov 24, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #80

    Australian pie
    Lay it off not a problem

    0


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