Two international players on the cards for NUFC?

Newcastle interested in Matuidi?
Two names that have been heavily linked with Newcastle today are those of Blaise Matuidi and Mevlut Erdinc (or Erding if you like).

They aren’t new names in the gossip stakes and have both been linked with us before, numerous times. In fact Alan Pardew openly admitted that he is interested in PSG’s Erdinc(g). The Parisian club are apparently open to a sale of the French born Turkish international although, quite rightly, they are trying to get themselves as much cash as they can from any deal and have slapped a £10 million price tag on his head.

Blaise Matuidi is the other one that is being linked with us and it would appear that a fee similar to the Erding one will be required to have any chance of landing the St Etienne midfielder. Upwards of £20 million for the pair will probably rule us out in fairness, even though it shouldn’t, so I guess somebody had better tell that to Pierre Frelot who is the agent for both players.

It seems that Frelot is leaving the door open for Newcastle in the unlikely event that we move for one, or dare I say it, both of the players. I found these little excerpts in The Chronicle today.

“Any player in France would love to come to Newcastle – they are an absolutely fantastic club. All the French lads who go to Newcastle are really enthusiastic about the club and the football public in the North East too.”

“Newcastle has a place in the hearts of French football. Great players like Laurent Robert and David Ginola have played there and enjoyed it and the supporters loved them too. Of course any French player would be interested in Newcastle.”

Remove your tongue immediately Mr Frelot. Great words they may be, but from a football agent they mean precisely zip. You may not mind your clients moving here, but unfortunately it’s not your call.

All there is at the moment is a tentative interest and a load of gossip. Sure it would be great if it came off, but I really can’t see it for a number of reason including but not limited to; the fact that other clubs are interested; the fact that I don’t trust an agent as far as I can thrown them and view this as an attempt to smoke out further interest; and I don’t believe these two players would represent good value for money at the sums mentioned, which would rule us out going by our transfer activity thus far.

As ever, I’ll remain hopeful of deals being done, but logic dictates that when an agent steps in like this there us usually a sinister reason for it.

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234 thoughts on “Two international players on the cards for NUFC?

  1. “Mark my words again. Another one that I will show my arse in Fenwicks window if we purchase another striker.”

    Uh oh… :mrgreen:


  2. Bobby. Better get a good razor and get to the tanning shop coz the north east is gonna see your hairy freckled arse pal. :mrgreen:


  3. He no way he can be confident we won’t sign another striker. I wouldn’t say ‘ I will show my arse in Fenwicks window ‘ unless I was like 1 in 1000 sure. Not 1 in 2. 😳


  4. DJG don’t you mean 999 out of 1000 sure? Otherwise your keen to show your arse at long odds! Aye, but he can’t be sure-and he’s just said any striker now, so even if we sign Carlton Cole-it counts 😆


  5. lol he is very negative that guy and i thought this blog was all positive thinkers 😀

    Lets just hope Ashley proves him wrong.


  6. I’ve told you .

    I can read this regime like a book.

    There’ll be plenty of bids but they’ll all fail either by too low a bid or can’t agree terms.

    Ba, Best, Shola and Ben Arfa will be our 4.


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