Newcastle United are interested in Mady Camara according to reports on Friday morning.

Fully 102 days before the January transfer window opens, it is claimed that NUFC have watched the 21 year old defensive midfielder play this season.

The midfielder has started all three of Olympiakos’ league games this season, scoring once as after three victories his new club find themselves back top of the Greek League.

After dominating Greek football with 17 league title in 19 years, last season saw them finish only third and fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Financial problems meaning that they showed a £15m profit this summer on transfers and largely relied on loans and free transfers.

Mady Camara was one of 10 free transfers brought in this summer, the 21 year old arriving after being released by Ligue 2 club Ajaccio.

Olympiakos have actually played more European games than domestic league ones this season so far, finishing third meant they have had two qualifying rounds to get through just to get into the group stage of the Europa League.

The final qualifying round saw them face Burnley and Mady Camara started both matches, the Premier League club losing  3-1 in Greece and drawing 1-1 at home.

Clubcall say that Newcastle sent a scout to watch another Olympiakos player when playing Burnley but it was Mady Camara that caught the eye.

Olympiakos Director of Football Francois Modesto, has also admitted that the free transfer midfielder has done far better than expected

“We brought him to Olympiakos as a talent to be the fourth-choice midfielder in the rotation.

“Figuring that he will play a total of 10, 15 game – and he is already a regular and first choice.”

Olympiakos drew 0-0 with Real Betis on Thursday night and Eintracht Frankfurt are also said to have been represented at that game, watching Mady Camara as well.

Whilst Olympiakos may well welcome a quick profit in their current state, claims in Greece that Mady Camara now has a price tag of around £10m look just a little ambitious.

Having arrived on a free transfer from Ligue 2 and playing only three league games in the weak Greek league, it will take more than a couple of decent matches against Burnley to justify anything close to £10m.

Transfer stories over 100 days before a window opens have to be treated with scepticism anyway and maybe the surprise would be if Mike Ashley allows Rafa Benitez to buy anybody in January, seen as the previous two mid-season windows saw Ashley block any players being bought at all.



  • Big Hairy Man

    💤💤💤

  • Paul Patterson

    The reports looked dubious when a fee of £10m was suggested.

    • Jezza

      True. That’s the sort of fee mid table Championship clubs are paying these days. We can’t compete with that.

    • CKO

      It’s almost as if we didn’t pay €10.70m for a player in the summer, oh wait…

      • Paul Patterson

        True, but the mere fact that you’ve replied like that proves your a troll, next..

        • CKO

          How does me replying with a fact prove that I’m a ‘troll’? You’re the only one that was trying to bulls**t here, “Newcastle would never spend £10m on a player”.

          • Paul Patterson

            Have you ever heard of sarcasm, wit?
            If the club were intent on spending serious money and not interested in profit (currently £25m+) from the summer window, they would have given the manager this £10m (and some) in the?
            Yes, the summer window ..

          • CKO

            Wit? How is bulls******g witty? How is calling someone a ‘troll’ witty?

            Sarcasm? What are you talking about sarcasm? You just tried to insinuate that the club won’t spend £10m on a player…

            So again, I’ll ask. How am I a ‘troll’ for stating a fact?

          • Ruel Intentions

            In fairness it’s been a while since we spent £10m on a player, so some scepticism is understandable..

          • CKO

            We spent €10.70m on Muto a couple of months ago. You can be sceptical, you can be critical, but let’s not lie.

          • Toon Arnie

            €10.7 million is actually less than £10 million , just, so you’re actually wrong although you came close to being right on this occasion. You’re heading in the right direction. B+ for effort.

          • CKO

            Where did I say anything about €10.7m being more or equal to £10.0m?

          • Toon Arnie

            Didn’t you just accuse Ruel of lying ? If it wasn’t over us not spending £10m what exactly were you accusing him of lying about ?

          • CKO

            I didn’t accuse anyone of lying. Feel free to quote me if you feel differently.

          • Toon Arnie

            ‘You can be sceptical, you can be critical but let’s not lie’ – you just said that to Ruel. Interesting to note the comment is being moderates as I type this ?

          • CKO

            Yeah the comment was ‘detected as spam’.

            Nowhere in the above quote do I accuse anyone of lying. I was prompting him/her/everyone not to lie. No accusations were made.

            You’re only supposed to provide the quote if I’m guilty of the thing you’re accusing me of, saying that I accused someone of lying and then providing a quote that clearly doesn’t accuse anyone of lying makes it look like you can’t read.

            On a side note why are you “liking” your own comments?

          • Toon Arnie

            I can read and you were guilty – i’ve just clearly pointed that out, i’m not sure what the confusion is. Your maths is terrible as well !

          • CKO

            Congratulations, you can’t read. Have fun liking your own comments.

          • Toon Arnie

            Ok CKO/ Baby Ben – ok you’re in a corner now with nowhere to go and getting very angry, I get it. Another troll bites the dust. In a Scandinavian accent ;
            CKO, Ghostrider, Baby Ben, Vodka Magpie, Monkwearmouth Mackem – your boys took one hell of a beating !!!

          • Toon Arnie

            I’m so good at this i’ve even done it twice on some of them !!

          • Ruel Intentions

            Thanks dude.

            CKO – I’m not trying to spin anything. It’s fair to say we don’t make a habit of buying players at £10m plus recently. I know Muto was just under that value. Then I think the summer before, Murphy was the biggest signing at about the same. I’m sceptical with links with players of any serious value nowadays…

        • Jezza

          Of course he’s a troll. That’s Monkseaton/Clarko/ghostbuster/BenJones etc you’re debating with.

          • CKO

            How does stating a fact make me a ‘troll’?

        • Ashley-out

          Troll ok

      • Ashley-out

        did we, who was that then

        • CKO

          Imagine a “fan” not knowing who their club signed a couple of months ago…

          • Toon Arnie

            Imagine not knowing that Euros are worth less than Sterling….

        • CKO

          I see you edited your post.

          Again, what kind of “fan” doesn’t know their club signed? I use Euros because that’s the currency that transfermarkt uses.

          I’ll ask you the same question. How does stating a fact make me a ‘troll’?

  • Wezza

    More Keith Bishop PR! Yes we are going to I sign him, him and him.
    January: We sign nobody
    Same old rinse and repeat PR which is not effective.

  • grantham mag

    By January we will be on our way to the championship, to little to late by the fat [email protected]

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Olympiacos had 47 arrivals & 49 departures this season. This is normal for them & Greek football in general they aren’t in financial trouble though.

    Mady Camara however has a first touch that should be considered a criminal offence