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Boudebouz in the frame again

June 22nd, 2011 | 14 Comments |

Ryad Boudebouz one again being linked to Newcastle United.
Consecrated midfielder Ryad Boudebouz
Ryad Boudebouz, the Algerian attacking midfielder, is once again being linked to Newcastle United by the foreign press.

Reports from the Italian press are suggesting that Ryad Boudebouz fancies a move to the English Premier League and Newcastle and Liverpool are said to be the two clubs after his signature.

I reported our potential interest in the player in a previous post back in early June. It was highly speculative then and remains so now.

Now I don’t speak Italian for religious reasons, so all I could do is run it through Google Translate and this, word for word, is what it came up with:

The future of Ryad Boudebouz (21) could be in England. The Algerian gem, owned by Sochaux, love it at Newcastle and Liverpool, with slightly preferred at this time to the first stroke to the player. Boudebouz was consecrated last season with 8 goals scored after 38 Ligue 1 games, standing out among the youth of greater thickness expressed in France in the last tournament.

I think that’s saying he prefers a move to Newcastle but who knows what a consecrated player really wants these days? I always find consecrated people difficult to deal with. A bit like cyclists in that respect. (more…)

Newcastle allegedly interested in Ryad Boudebouz (+ video)

June 5th, 2011 | 13 Comments |

Toon interest in Algerian midfielder.
Another Barton replacement?
Newcastle United seem to be speculating in France in terms of transfer targets with the latest one allegedly being Ryad Boudebouz.

The latest on the rumour-mill is that we’re interested in Ryad Boudebouz who I will confess to never having heard of before. He’s a midfielder who currently plays for FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in France’s Ligue 1.

He has 7 full caps for Algeria, switching his allegiance to them after playing his youth internationals for France. He’s 21 years-old, 5ft 9in high and has scored 14 goals in 94 appearances for Sochaux, but was particularly good this season with 8 goals and 7 assists in 38 games.

Allegedly Graham Carr has been lining Boudebouz up as a potential replacement for Joey Barton on the right of midfield.

The player has also attracted interest from Saint-Etienne, Lyons and Liverpool, but the French press speculates that Marseilles lead the chase with the club’s Sporting Director Jose Anigo supposedly due to meet the player very soon. (more…)