Newcastle United is attractive club for overseas players

August 18 09:05 2011 Print This Article

In precisely, I should say for French players and couple of their African commonwealth country. These players are somehow looking to have some potentials to be a great player and seeing them as the opportunity for our “beloved” owner to grab more money to his pocket on selling them later to the big clubs.

Sylvain Marveaux and Robbie Rogers of the Columbus Crew in battle [Magpies Zone/Getty Images/DayLife]

We already have Mehdi Abeid from Racing Club Lens and two more Lens prospects have arrived at Newcastle United on trials. Two of the new trialists are central defensive duo William Remy (20 year-old) and Darnel Situ (19 year-old), both are French youth internationals.

The two trialists are included in Peter Beardsley’s Newcastle reserves side closed doors friendly match against Gateshead reserves on Wednesday. Our youth team won it 5-0, Marveaux is having a good game while another new boys Mehdi Abeid and Yven Moyo both have their penalty attempts saved.

Shane Ferguson and United new signings Sylvain Marveaux both completed 90 minutes of play and it looks like Alan Pardew will include them on his senior team squad for Saturday’s match against the mackems.

Meanwhile, the race to land a full back and striker for the senior team is still not showing any clear vision to become reality, both of our targets are having walls to tumbling down. Modibo Maiga still on hold by his current club, while PSV’s full back Erik Pieters was in their starting line-up for today’s Europa League clash with SV Ried.

Another name who comes up recently, Lyon’s Aly Cissokho is probably will cost us more than £7m for the 23-year-old service as the price asked by the French club.

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