Thursday brought news from Sky Sports that Newcastle United were trying to buy Stanley N’Soki.

The 19 year old promising central defender can also play left back and left wing back.

Now RMC Sport report that Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has this week contacted PSG Director of Football Antero Henrique, to discuss a possible deal.

They say that whilst PSG would ideally like to keep the player, they have quoted Newcastle United 10m euros (£8.9m) if they want to buy him.

Syanley N’Soki is wanting to play more football and if PSG won’t guarantee this, he wants to move on.

Last season he only made the one first team appearance, as a substitute in a Ligue 1 match.

Contract talks beyond his current deal (one year left on his youth contract) have been ongoing for weeks but got nowhere according to the French media organisation.

RMC Sport say that Newcastle have so far refused to pay the £8.9m price tag and that there is plenty of interest from elsewhere, with Marseille and Juventus two of the clubs to have registered their interest.

In pre-season, the young defender has started against Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid and not looked out of place, but that playing time has been largely down to the absence of PSG’s World Cup players. Stanley N’Soki set to once again  drop far from team selection once the squad is all back together and ready to be involved.

RMC say there have been claims that Marseille have indeed already put in a big whilst Newcastle stand idly by.

Rafa Benitez has said he ideally wants up to five more signings but with six days until transfer deadline and Mike Ashley showing no signs of accepting what needs to be done, none of us would be the least bit surprised if no more signings were made.

Newcastle currently some £25m in profit on deals in and out so far this summer, the club with easily the lowest net spend (minus!) in the Premier League.



  • toonterrier

    We need experienced players who can walk straight into the first team and not lads with potential. Obviously some younger players come good and reach the standard required but it would make more sense to pay a bit more and get in players to boost the squad.

    • Keeganontherebound

      Yeah but sense doesn’t seem to be part of the picture these days unfortunately…

    • Paul Patterson

      We need bodies man. He’d be back up to Dummett and Lasdcelles/Clark/Sahr.

      • toonterrier

        Paul we have enough bodies. Its players who are alive and kicking is what we need.

  • Paul Patterson

    With the squad painfully thin, the powers that be are turning their nose up at a young player who the manager wants, has done the legwork on the deal and the selling club has stated a price that he’s available for.

    Either Charnley needs to be sacked as he’s not fit for purpose, or there is a deliberate attempt to not sign players and hold back funds.
    Mmmm, which one to choose . .

  • Paul Patterson

    With the squad painfully thin, the powers that be are turning their nose up at a young player who the manager wants, has done the legwork on the deal and the selling club has stated a price that he’s available for.

    Either Charnley needs to be sacked as he’s not fit for purpose, or there is a deliberate attempt to not sign players and hold back funds.
    Mmmm, which one to choose . . 💰👋🚁

    • Taz

      Unfortunately we are owned and ran by ar$E holes

    • Kneebotherm8

      Charnley is doing exactly as instructed by his boss……no way is he gonna be sacked…..

  • Down Under Mag

    If Ashley won’t sanction a permanent deal, get another loan deal done with a permanent deal penned in at the end of the season. Failure to do this basically just shows the owner is setting rafa up to fail. I wonder who signed all the players so far…i’m love 5-min in a room along with rafa to hear the dirty secrets he has from behind the other side of the iron curtain!

  • Ron

    Is this the first time Rafa has been directly involved in negotiations, it so what do we read in that?

    • Paul Patterson

      Back in 2008 KK got involved and was told we could get Sammy Hyypia for £1.5m and reasonable wages.
      The club offered £500k.
      It’s been happening for 10 years.

      • Wezza

        Agree, it’s nothing new. Charnley will conference call MA and have the final yes/no on the transfer. Which won’t happen.

        • Ron

          I was surprised because I thought rightly or wrongly the back room boys under Lee Charmer would be doing it, I thought now Rafa was taking the bull by the horns so to speak.
          Still find it unusual cos he’s the coach not the buyer.

          • Wezza

            Its insane but it has been the way for a while, don’t know many other clubs where the manager doesn’t have the final say on transfers. This regime is a joke.

          • Ron

            We’re not laughing – the joke’s on us!

          • Wezza

            Yep, MA is laughing at all of us. He is raking in millions and millions and using creative accounting to transfer the TV money to his holding accounts. A total and utter sham.

          • Martin Rooney

            it seems he does the club says he has he has never said he hasn’t and it seems he’s the one that contacts clubs.
            Rafa apparently does have overall control

    • ghostrider

      Read nothing into it except for your own speculation, then wait until the time comes when the facts come out as to what’s what.
      In the meantime it’s good to debate it and speculate.

      • GlasgowMag

        Facts: SD/Mike Ashley/NUFC you’re still a funny guy 😂😂🤣🤣

    • Kneebotherm8

      Nobody is taking Penfolds calls………🤓🤓🤓…….It’s a DIY job for Rafa…….

  • Nut

    Looks like Armstrong’s on his way to Blackburn on a permanent deal, not much coming in for us 1.25 million or so rising to 3 with various add ons if the press is to be believed.

    I just hope we have inserted a buy back clause in there because he is a player I think will come good!

    • Martin Rooney

      More lunacy

  • Mr wobert

    Not a very good experience,buying cheap from France.

    • Martin Rooney

      it’s sheer lunacy, apart from cabaye and Sissoko but usually lunacy.

      • Down Under Mag

        Thauvin just won the world cup…never given a chance. Far too many of those players who flopped were bought as a cheap replacement for an outgoing player and then played in exactly the same role no matter if it suited their own play style at all. A better manager would have got more out of them but adjusting tactics to fit th eplayer and use them in a better fashion rather than trying to fit round pegs in square holes like Pardew and McClaren did all the time. I would love to have seen Ben Arfa under Sir Bobby….

    • Lewis SG

      Sissoko didn’t leave on the cheap did he?

      • HarryHype59

        Do you have a blank sheet of A4 paper to write the long list of expensive flops arising from NUFC French folly?

  • Martin Rooney

    This is getting very confusing if Rafa is doing the player and Club contacting is it him thats failing along with Charnley.

    After all he has never actually said he’s peeved with Charnley but has shown he’s upset that players aren’t here, I don’t know what to believe

  • Down Under Mag

    Why are we suddenly sniffing around France? Is Carr back wheeling and dealing behind the scenes for Charnley?? Are these targets actually Rafa targets or is there and issue with the manager not being allowed to go after his own targets? So many questions unanswered beyond the usual “where is the money”…