Archive for tag: Transfer Speculation.

Cabaye has passed Monaco medical claims’s French correspondent

June 15th, 2013 | 28 Comments |

Yohan Cabaye.
Cabaye: Monaco medical?’s French football correspondent Robin Bairner has been tweeting that French sports channel “L’Equipe 21” are reporting that Yohan Cabaye has actually passed at medical at moneybags Monaco.

The first if his tweets on the matter said:

“Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has passed a medical with Monaco, according to L’Equipe 21’s evening edition.”

Which was swiftly followed by:

“L’Equipe’s report comes from a “sure source” who works in Monaco’s medical centre. Would be v surprised if story was run with no foundation.”

And finally:

“A Sports TV station run by L’Equipe. 21 is the channel it’s on.” (more…)

On the Transfer Front – The Likely Lads!

June 1st, 2012 | 52 Comments |

Matthieu Debuchy.
Matthieu Debuchy.
Regular readers of my efforts for this blog will know that, like many other United fans, I place little credence in 90% of the stories which appear in the media about who is leaving and who is joining our illustrious club.

There is so much media “noise” going on at the moment about movements, and it’s a case of sorting the wheat from the chaff, as the old saying goes. In other words trying to identify the stories which might, just might, have a grain of truth in them.

Anyroadup, the problem is that in terms of the great Newcastle United, there aint a lot else going on in newsville at the moment, so transfer babble it is!

Here’s some of the stories which might just be on the right tracks – but remember, it’s just me saying this – I’ve read the stories, put the kettle on, had a think and what follows are my thoughts on what might be the stories which run to fruition – selected from today’s vast array of speculation. But who the hell am I to know better than anyone else!

Possible Incoming (more…)

The Return of the Silly Season: Volume 1.

October 20th, 2010 | 11 Comments |

Matias Ariel Fernandez
Matias Ariel Fernandez
Transfer speculation is probably one of the integral parts of club football. I for one, quite frankly, enjoy it thoroughly, and always relish going through factfiles of players that seem to find themselves linked with us, just to see whether they would make the grade. Was rather surprised to find ourselves linked with players at this stage in the season though. According to the rumour mill (which is most likely hogwash anyway), the following two lads are apparently targets for Chris Hughton:

Matías Ariel Fernández:

According to, apparently he is wanted by Newcastle United, though the player’s representative, Alejandro Santiesteban, maintains that no approach has been made.

“I’m not aware of the reported interest in Matias from Newcastle.” Santiesteban told the Portuguese media, adding:

“Nobody has got in touch with me so I think it must be a rumour. If a team is really interested in a player and has to pay a transfer fee then they have to get in touch with me and the club. That hasn’t happened.”

He’s had spells at Villareal and currently plays for Sporting Lisbon, and does seem to have an eye for a pass and occasionally goal too. He has captained the Chilean youth team and figured prominently in their full squad for both the World Cup qualifying campaign as well as the finals where they exited in the round of 16. He was also South American Player of the Year in 2006. All in all, I don’t think he’d have done as well if he couldn’t hack it. Besides, he’s just 24, so he does fit in with the clubs policy. (more…)

Hughton shows intent to tie up Moses deal.

January 29th, 2010 | 70 Comments |

Moses: "A very, very keen interest" - Hughton.
Moses: "A very, very keen interest" says Hughton.
Toon supremo, Chris Hughton, has given notice of his intent to get Crystal Palace young talent, Victor Moses in a black and white shirt.

Hughton, who has recently tied up deals for Mike Williamson, Wayne Routledge, Fitz Hall and Patrick van Aanholt said on Moses:

“It’s been documented that we are very interested in signing the lad.

“Most people are also aware of the circumstances with Crystal Palace and the situation they are in, and we hope to make progress on that over the next couple of days.

“It’s one we have a very, very keen interest in.

“He is a player who has an ability to score goals. There is a power and pace, but it is his potential. (more…)

Will Jose Enrique be the next to go?

August 25th, 2009 | 8 Comments |

Spain beckons perhaps
Spain beckons perhaps
Jose Enrique could be the next big name to leave Newcastle United according to The Mirror.

Apparently Atletico Madrid are hoping to table a £3m million bid for the defender we signed from Villarreal two years ago for £6.3m.

Enrique has also apparently piqued the interest of Real Zaragosa but only as part of a loan deal. This may not suit Newcastle at the moment because the temporary wage cuts associated with loan deals might not stack up in a long-term cost-cutting exercise.

I’m not sure exactly what wage Enrique gets but I would imagine it’s in the £50,000/week area, which would fit the profile of the sort of player we’re looking to offload. Left backs, however, always seem to be difficult to recruit so the loss of Enrique could leave us very exposed in that area.

It would be doubly annoying given how well Enrique and Jonas seem to be working together on the left for Newcastle at the moment. (more…)