The signing of striker Modibo Maiga looks to be almost over the line, with Demba Ba scoring half (11 out of 21) of Newcastle’s goals we are badly in need of some help for our free transfer bargain.

As for Maiga, he’s young (twenty four) and quick, plus at six foot two he’ll hopefull give an all-round threat.

His record shows that he’s knocked in 19 goals in 41 matches for Sochaux which is good going in any league, though his career record of 17 goals in the previous 113 isn’t quite as impressive.

Only 4 goals in 27 matches for Mali isn’t very striking but as a young player maybe he is just coming into his own and we’d rather he’d scored a goal on average every other game in recent times than the opposite, which has happened all too often with our past signings!

Have a look for yourself at this exclusive video footage, try and work out which is his favoured foot!

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