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Who Were Newcastle Watching In Bordeaux Yesterday?

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle had scouts in Bordeaux yesterday watching Lyon’s 2-1 win over Les Girondins.

The report states that Newcastle were there to watch former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele who scored his 14th goal of the campaign in the match.

However, with a reported £43m price tag and interest from both Manchester clubs, we have our doubts that Newcastle could land the Frenchman.

Dembele joined Lyon in 2018 from Celtic for a fee close to £20m. The 23-year-old has scored 33 goals in 73 appearances for the Ligue 1 club. Dembele was very impressive for Celtic as well, scoring 51 times in 98 appearances while adding 18 assists.

Moussa Dembele– likely to join Champions League club for big money

The report also states that Lyon will look to either Le Havre’s Tino Kadawere or Villareal’s Karl Toko Ekambi should Dembele leave this month. Both Kadawere and Toko Ekambi have been linked to Newcastle recently.

Another player that Newcastle may have been watching is right-back Youssouf Sabaly who we were linked to this summer before Emil Krafth came in. The 26-year-old has recently returned from knee surgery and played 54 minutes yesterday. He reportedly is available for €15m.

There were a few other players who fit Newcastle’s profile playing yesterday. Ivorian winger Maxwel Cornet is a client of the ROGON agency, who also represent Joelinton. Cornet scored Lyon’s first goal in the game. He seems like a player that Newcastle would court at just 23 years old.

There’s also a trio of young French midfielders that started the match. Lyon’s Maxence Caqueret is a 19-year-old with a bright future who was handed just his fourth start.

Houssem Aouar is an attacking midfielder who is a French U21 international but will likely end up at one of Europe’s elite clubs.

Another youngster who started the game was Bordeaux’s Aurelien Tchouameni. He’s a defensive midfielder who is just 19-years-old and has started 16 games for Bordeaux this season.

Who Was The Man Of The Match In Draw At Wolves?

  • Martin Dubravka (52%, 1,112 )
  • Miguel Almiron (43%, 932 )
  • Matty Longstaff (1%, 27 )
  • Joelinton (1%, 25 )
  • Andy Carroll (1%, 11 )
  • Isaac Hayden (0%, 7 )
  • Jetro Willems (0%, 6 )
  • Ciaran Clark (0%, 6 )
  • Paul Dummett (0%, 4 )
  • Dwight Gayle (0%, 4 )
  • Christian Atsu (0%, 4 )
  • Sean Longstaff (0%, 4 )
  • Federico Fernandez (0%, 3 )
  • Florian Lejeune (0%, 2 )

Total Voters: 2,147

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40 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Good article – Neil

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Lick Lick

  • Oldgit1

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #3

    @ Anglo Saxon. Grow up

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Oldgit1 grew up years ago didn’t like.

  • Jib

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Most journos think
    The toon needs a striker
    Ergo they are at a game to look at a striker
    Neil uses his noddle and thinks “out of the 22 players
    on display are there any we’ve been linked with before”
    proper journalism.
    BTW Lpool nearly bought Cornet last May so he must be good

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib good post. Now take a leaf out of Neil’s book and you’re off.

  • lesh

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Cornet’ll be the one if he’s a client of ROGON. Mikey you’ll be expecting them to deliver after he paid them a retainer as part of the Joelinton deal. Just a thought.

  • Bladey

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Type in and read the wolves fans comments on nufc
    I agree with all of them nufc are a disgrace to football

  • cyprus

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #9

    I understand what you’re saying because those couple of saves kept us in the game and without them we would’ve lost.

    But, the other guy was on the go, non-stop, for 90″. He was brilliant defensively in MF and in attack. And he scored.

    For me, there was only one MOM.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Bladey post the link mate.

  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Cry cry wolves fans, they were lucky we had a weaker team out, otherwise they would be crying even more.

  • Jib

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #12

    ROGON are based in Ludwigshafen am Rhein about an hour from
    Klopp’s hometown (Stuttgart) The LPool manager uses them also
    do you think he’s taking a back-hander ?

  • cyprus

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #13

    I’ll bet the wolves fans were at least concerned about the possibility of actually losing the game, unless they didn’t see the game.

    For large periods, we cancelled each other out, as the commentators said.

  • SA Toon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #14

    I would look to bring in Karl Toko Ekambi. Lower profile than Dembele but a good looking striker. Powerful, fast and a good finisher. I can see him performing well in the EPL

  • Jib

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Wolves fans yesterday reminded me of LPool fans
    Every time one of their players went down they were
    screaming their heads off for a card or penalty

  • cyprus

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #16

    PS. Was watching the game with a wolves fan. His initial prediction, easy wolves win. Mine (with fingers crossed, 2-1 NUFC).

    Not so confident in the end, was he.

    PS. Neither was I 🙂

  • Jib

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Bournemouth goalie out with a hamstring tweak
    What an idiot that Eddie Howe is

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #18

    …and Bournemouth doing so well, too (18th)!

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Southampton have really turned it around. Danny Ings is doing well. Good striker. Should be in the England squad.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #20

    I just met my Wolved mate fan. While we are happy with one of our best displays, he said we are the luckiest team hes seen this year and one of the worst. He reckons they should have won by a few even though Wolves played well below their best.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Kets that’s down to the manager, get the tactics right and at least you gotta chance.

  • Mindshaft

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #22

    some people should be remember that if you’ve got nowt to say , say nowt – amount of slagging off / winding up and pointless comments is extremely tedious for the rest of us.

    I voted Dubs mostly due to the fact if he doesn’t make those saves we lose the game – Miggy had a great game and by far the best outfield player for us yesterday.. Hayden also did a job defensively at RB although I don’t remember him getting forward much.

    I said it before the game that we could get a win at Wolves – they aren’t as good as some people on here think they are and seems some are fooled by their win over Man City – ffs we got a draw against man city and a win over Spurs – Wolves are an okay midtable side but other than Traore I’m not sure I’d want any of there players ( okay, I’ll definitely swap Linton for Jota or Jiminez or in fact anyone )

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Yeah, we were lucky yesterday. Should have been 3-1. Was lucky against Southampton. Need to sign 3 strikers, 1 winger, 1 playmaker, 1 defensive midfielder and a left back this month at least.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Think we should sign the following:

    Raphael Guierrero – £20m
    Jarrod Bowen – £20m
    Ibrahima Sissoko – £10.5m
    Rony Lopes – Loan
    Mateta – £30m
    Everton Soares – £25m
    Marega – £25m

    Job done

  • Jib

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Jeez you really know your footy
    “Wolves are an okay midtable side ”

    They are currently 7th – the position they finished last season , qualifying for Europe

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Need to get rid of Ashley and get the stadium expanded.

  • toon22

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #27


    Going to a top club for top money, rules us out twice right there


    If your asking us to believe the Joe deal wasn’t crooked your going to have to do better than that

  • DaveD1000

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Agree with the comments on Dubs but I went with Miggy 100% every game and its great to see him play with his tail up. Props to Gayle for the nifty lay back.

  • Mindshaft

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Jib- 7th to 14th = mid table you dumb fck

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #30

    some people should be remember that if you’ve got nowt to say , say nowt – amount of slagging off / winding up and pointless comments is extremely tedious for the rest of us

    Jib- 7th to 14th = mid table you dumb fck

    You were saying.

  • Mindshaft

    Jan 12, 2020 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Anglo, I’m nothing if not contradictory 😀

  • JDdubai

    Jan 12, 2020 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Kets hasnt taken his medicine i see…

    Nurse, nurse, he’s out of bed again.!

  • JDdubai

    Jan 12, 2020 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Off topic i think Ings has to be in the england team, espec with Kane out for a few months.

    On form, Ings is the best english CF this season, followed by Tammy probs (who havent retired from international duty!).

  • Doontoon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Mid table is finishing tenth or eleventh not f*#kin 7th, 8th, 9th,12th, 13th or 14th. ?

  • Unused Substitute

    Jan 12, 2020 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Have we found takers for outgoing players? Can we sell them while they are still unfit? Can we then be realistically linked with any incoming transfer? I just wonder…

  • Doontoon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #37

    I think Abraham’s will get in, he’s younger and better future prospect.

  • Unused Substitute

    Jan 12, 2020 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #38

    Ketsbaia9 @24: no, job not done. You have to empty out seven slots to accommodate those on your list.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 12, 2020 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Miggy speaks – we read subtitiles


  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 12, 2020 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Get rid of:

    Dummett – £8m
    Hayden – £15m
    Elliot – £2m
    Ki – £2m
    Sean Longstaff – £35m
    Gayle – £15m
    Muto – Loan
    Krafth – £4m


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