Newcastle United are looking to buy Yann Karamoh this summer, according to reports on Tuesday morning.

The right winger/striker has had a breakthrough season in France, becoming first choice at Caen despite being only 18.

The Shields Gazette say Newcastle are interested in buying the player but give no source to the story/claims.

Yann Karamoh was born in the Ivory Coast but has been on the books of Caen since being 12 years old.

After starring as a 16 and 17 year old for the reserve team at the French club, last season saw him make his mark in Ligue 1, featuring in 35 of Caen’s 38 league games.

He started 25 of those 35 Ligue 1 matches for the relegation battlers, helping them to finish one point and one place above the relegation zone.

Karamoh scored five goals in his debut first team season and turns 19 next month (July).

He has also represented France at every level from Under 16 to Under 21.

As for whether this one has any more or less credibility than the other 100+ players Newcastle have been linked with…



  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Is Rafa running things or not ,this is another one that stinks of Carr & Fatso`s policy

    • Franzcarrsuperstar

      Paper talk mate. No point listening to any of it at the moment. All nonsense.

    • Clarko

      So you don’t want Newcastle to sign players from France, at all?

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Not the shyte this lot buys, or have you not noticed ??

        • Clarko

          Players like Cabaye, Sissoko, Debuchy, Remy and Ben Arfa?

          • Geordiegiants

            What about, Riviere, Cabella, Thauvin, Saviet to name a few. How can you put Sissoko in that list? Remy was from QPR.

          • Clarko

            You have listed 5 “unsuccessful” transfers and ask if you should “go on”, yes you should, name more.

            Do you think Thauvin is a bad player? Was that a poor call from Carr? I don’t think so, he was given 420 minutes of Premier League football, do you think he was given enough time? I don’t. Since returning to Marseille he has scored 15 goals and made 9 assists in 38 appearances in Ligue 1 16/17 and winning player of the season.

            You ask how can I put Sissoko on a list of successes in the french market. Sissoko was purchased £1.7m and sold for £30m, that’s why.

            Remy was scouted and pursued during his time at Marseille.

            You mention “good players” in your post, is Ben Arfa not a “good player” to you?

          • Geordiegiants

            Think you want to stop smoking spice kidda.

          • Clarko

            Unable to counter my argument.

          • Geordiegiants

            Impossible!

          • Clarko

            Because I’m right and you’re wrong.

          • Geordiegiants

            Absolutely

          • HarryHype59

            Thauvin didn’t want to play for us and looked totally bemused by the pace, movement and power of English football. He may look good in the weaker and slower French league, but was poor in the few games he did play for NUFC.

            BTW he was sold for a for a loss of around 3-4m. There something very “iffy’ about that whole deal.

          • Clarko

            Thauvin played 420 minutes of Premier League football, that is 4.67 games, he only featured in the starting eleven 3 times. Is that enough time to determine his ability or mentality? I don’t. I don’t even think it is debatable.

          • HarryHype59

            420 minutes of EPL football. You have just answered your own question. I watched him against Sheff Wed in the league cup and he did a passable impersonation of George Weah’s cousin. Even the likes of you must admit his transfer was very odd.

          • Clarko

            I am not arguing about if you find his transfer “odd” or not, I am arguing whether Carr failed in his suggestion or not. He didn’t.

          • HarryHype59

            He flopped, time to face reality. You do know he has been sold for a significant loss?

          • Clarko

            Again, Thauvin played 420 minutes of Premier League football, that is 4.67 games, he only featured in the starting eleven 3 times. That is not enough time for him to flop. He was not given a chance and that is not the fault of Carr. Therefore Carr cannot be blamed for the loss of money.

          • HarryHype59

            This is what Clarko doesn’t get. The so called “successes” I.e. sold for a profit following the blue print were at beginning of the Carr led French recruitment strategy. His later acquisitions have been utter sh*te and resulted in a lot of money wasted on uber flops like the 4.5m 40k a week Saivet. If Carr is back in charge of transfers relegation is a cert next season.

          • Clarko

            You are now discussing my comment without addressing me, we are already discussing this issue on a different article.

            Sissoko was bought for £1.70m and sold for £29.75m
            Cabaye was bought for £4.25m and sold for £21.25m
            Debuchy was bought for £5.27m and sold for £12.75m
            Wijnaldum was bought for £17.00m and sold for £23.38m
            Janmaat was bought for £5.10m and sold for £7.57m

            All profit.

          • HarryHype59

            If you classify “success” as making a profit on players whilst getting relegated in the same season and losing at least £100m in TV revenue, then I suppose the ‘blue print” has worked.

            Carr may have done well initially terms of making profits for Ashley, but he has made too many duff buys of late. Rafa is lumbered with the likes of Saivet, Riviere De Jong and Mitro. All of who are likely to be sold at a loss, draw around 10m a year wages and have made little or no contribution.

            The cumulative effect of too many duff buys has resulted in another relegation. That is an objective fact!

          • Clarko

            I have already countered this argument on the other article.

            “The blueprint was one of the reasons”, but not the only reason, right? Lets explore the other reasons, McClaren, lack of investment and player mentality, if Benitez was at the club at the start of that campaign do you think Newcastle would have still been relegated? I don’t.

            You state that Carr “has made too many duffs of late”, and then go on to mention De Jong who was purchased in 2014, Riviere who was purchased in 2014 and 22 year old Mitrovic who scored 9 goals in his first seaon in the most competitive league in the world. You then mention wages, over exaggerating in the process, and ignore the fact that 3 of the 4 players are, and have been out on loan at other clubs, clubs that pay their wages, not Newcastle. You are wrong.

            If Benitez was at the club at the start of that campaign do you think Newcastle would have still been relegated?

          • Geordiegiants

            This kid is impossible to talk to, he is not on this planet.

      • Mumbles

        Apparently correlation equals causation

        • Clarko

          The guy is complete moron.

      • Damon Horner

        Obviously must be the case that Rafa won’t like anyone at all based in France or around 22-26 years of age either.

        • Clarko

          Only Graham Carr likes those sorts of players.

  • Rafa wants proper footballers, I doubt we’ll sign anyone at that age for more than 3-4Mln, he would never go for it.

    • Damon Horner

      Suppose it might depend on how highly he’d rate a player of that age.

  • Kneebotherm8

    We’ve been linked with 1000+ players ,not 100+. Tiresome fake news transfer stories to fill up the sports pages.

  • Lhc

    Another top of the range target

  • Lhc

    Rafa isn’t running the signings