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Newcastle’s Bordeaux Mission Likely Not Only For £40m Striker


When Newcastle had scouts watch Lyon defeat Bordeaux 2-1 on Saturday, many outlets named Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as the player they were watching.

However, that seems like an improbable target for Newcastle. The 23-year-old is on the radar of some elite clubs with Chelsea reportedly very interested in bringing him in this month.

With a transfer fee likely to eclipse £40m, we just don’t see any way Dembele will end up at Newcastle.

The Daily Star has a report about the upcoming transfer meeting between Steve Bruce and Mike Ashley in which they name Dembele as a possible target.

Moussa Dembele– next stop Chelsea?

In the report, it says Dembele is a player that Steve Bruce would love to have. That criterion could be used for hundreds of players, it doesn’t mean much.

He’s well out of our price range and will likely join one of the Premier League’s big spenders this month.

Newcastle were probably looking at several players in Bordeaux on Saturday. They also won’t be scouting players just for this window but as part of the long-term plan to identify future targets.

There are quite a few on Saturday that fit our profile like Lyon winger Maxwel Cornet or midfielder Maxence Caqueret as well as Bordeaux’s Aurelien Tchouameni, who is a top prospect as just 19.

We do think Bruce is hoping Ashley will help get some targets over the line this month. This is what Bruce said about the owner according to the Daily Star:

“He just wanted to come in and see if he could give us a hand. He was very supportive in the summer so if he wants to come and have a cup of tea with me, fine.”

However, the more likely targets than Dembele are Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen, RB Leipzig’s Ademola Lookman, or one of the strikers we’ve been linked with like Le Havre’s Tino Kadawere or Genk’s Mbwana Samatta.


68 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Wylan Cyprien? He’s just a French Matty Longstaff

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guD5HJtcuRA

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Ok so let’s first put the idea that not knowing the club owners’ auditors and their intertwined relationships with his businesses makes you a non-fan into a little box and just slide it to one side…..

    Auditing by definition is an impartial and independent process so if GT failed in their process to spot errors then it means one of two things – they were either crooked or were hoodwinked (either by craft or incompetence). Both of course unforgivable situations for their profession. An industry rap on the knuckles is an interesting thing – an auditor caught for being partial (by dint of crookedness) would no doubt be sunk summarily to the depths, as they would probably become instantly desirable to other shady operators if they continued ratifying well-baked books. So GT would appear to fall into the latter category. Fools.

    Perhaps as an auditor for concerns heavily linked to the same fat man they fought shy of being broadsided again by his team of nefarious bean counters, thus delaying the timely reporting of accounts while they scoured the FT for another pack of patsies who would tick box their devious machinations across many shifty companies and infinite virtual borders
    ?

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #3

    He takes a canny pelanty too…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4aVN5cIUm0

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Without splashing around in old “shoe box int’ middle o’ road” territory, when I was but a young lad we weren’t particularly well off. So much so that corned beef qualified as “meat” and maybe the odd chicken arrived on rate Sundays so much so (I’m getting there I’m getting there…) that a favourite self-torture for us kids was to get mams Good Housekeeping Cookery book down and longer wide – eyed and drooling over full page colour pictures of pies, cakes and other wonderful things we knew we would never see.

    I always get brief flashbacks of those times when we are linked with various players we know will end up at a top 8 club or overseas. Same thing exactly.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Jan 14, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Ashley’s coming in to see of he can give Bruce a hand? Holding his stepladder while he dunks a player in the wheelie bin by his feet?

    4
  • RobLeenio

    Jan 14, 2020 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Tsunki, apparently he’s coming up for a cup of tea. Not sure he’ll appreciate that – compared to 17 cans of Tennents Pilsner, tea doesn’t have quite the same impact when vomited into a fireplace.

    Or at least, so I’m told.

    😳

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2020 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #7
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2020 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #9

    So I’m a non fan, damn I’ve been living an illusion for the past 63 years!

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2020 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #10

    If you watch that link for Cyprien and than the next one he must have only been 17 when he was banging those goals in, very impressive!

    0
  • JDdubai

    Jan 14, 2020 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Thx hibbit, i mentioned that the other day but couldnt find a link to twitter ?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 14, 2020 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #12

    After watching Matty in the last game against Wolves I would like to give him an extended run in the team hes got the energy, pace and eye for goal that none of our midfielders have!

    A midfield 3 of Matty , Hayden and Shelvey as the no 10 could work quite well if it was tried at some point

    1
  • Just a fan

    Jan 14, 2020 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib is not only accused of having alts on here but has now infiltrated the mag.lol
    You couldn’t make it up.
    Well somebody did.

    3
  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jan 14, 2020 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Big Bruce@4
    So are you telling me you see footballers as pot pies and fairy cakes?
    (sorry, couldn’t let that one pass)

    0
  • toon22

    Jan 14, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Just a fan

    Ironically an alt of JIB defending himself

    Hahahahaha

    7
  • toon22

    Jan 14, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #16

    JIB

    Your obviously posting as sensible monk on the mag

    It’s blatant

    8
  • toon22

    Jan 14, 2020 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Every single club the traitor has managed has ended up with the same injury nightmare
    Not only does he not have a clue he neither learns nor takes advice

    He’s never been a good manager anywhere

    Let’s get right behind him ?

    6
  • Just a fan

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Toon22
    Your obviously delusional.
    It’s blatant.

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #20

    toon22

    This is a serious question, why are you so obsessed with Jib, it’s really creepy?

    3
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Dembele would be a great striker for us to sign we should have been all over it when Celtic were selling him!

    1
  • toon22

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Essex

    I’m here to point out the PR
    People used to doubt they posted here

    Not any more 😉

    Hiya JIB

    5
  • DaveD1000

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #24

    They still doubt

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Hibbit,
    He’d never seen anything like it in thirty years, ten years later and…….

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Why does DaveD1000 only ever post to defend Jibbers, as does Oldgit 1 and Just a fan?

    8
  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #27

    They must be alts

    4
  • Bladey

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #28

    Essex
    Pot calling the kettle it’s you pensioners who are obsessed with the jibberish clown you lot cannot even fart on here without his say so
    Its nauseous
    Grow up man and remind us how many minutes it is until kick off you big baby
    ASH IN CARVER AND WISE IN BRUCE OUT

    5
  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #29

    I object
    My farts smell of San Miguel not nauseous at all

    1
  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #30

    Some Spanish for the Wife

    mis pedos huelen a San Miguel la mejor cerveza del mundo

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Bladey

    I’m not obsessed with anyone on this blog although I find your comments so hilarious, mmmmmh, you never know!

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #32

    I prefer Moritz, myself. I’ll also never be able to drink San Miguel again, which is probably a blessing

    😉

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #33

    toon22

    You’ve actually got real proof, great can we all see it?

    1
  • Just a fan

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #34

    Jail
    Defend jib?
    Maybe I’m pointing out im not an alt.
    I thought Mr Harrison had put this to bed. But no.
    Why do you people have to make stuff like that up.
    Does it make you feel better or maybe superior.
    Ps I’m going to the match tonight I don’t think jib is .
    The gate counters might have a field day ..or not..

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Anyone else notice Dennis Twice was 45 minutes late on Saturday?

    3
  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Bill there is defo a jealous undertone to bladey’s post

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #37

    San Miguel beer isn’t even from Spain.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Was out for a meal with friends Sunday and as I was driving I was on the low alcohol Ghost Ship (0.5%) it’s really good!

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #39

    RobLeenio,
    Dennis Twice is a fraud.

    0
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 14, 2020 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #40

    essex being told to grow up by an angry thirty year old chav who used to call himself bladeuser.

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