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French Reports Of NUFC Bid For Defender

8 years ago
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There are reports in France that Newcastle United have made an offer for left footed Cameroon defender Gaeten Bong of Valenciennes.

The claim is made by Mercato365 and we are once again indebted to our expert translator Pierre for the translation;

‘Lee Charnley, Newcastle General Secretary, has made an offer for Gaëtan Bong of Valenciennes, who is also courted by West Ham.

 Under contract until June 2014 with Valenciennes, the Cameroon international, Gaëtan Bong, 24, has been the subject of a  concrete offer from Newcastle, who have also targeted Massadio Haïdara from Nancy (20 years). The English club anticipates a possible departure of Davide Santon, who could join AC Milan.

The Magpies have also showed some real interest in Isimat-Nicolas Mirin (21 years Valenciennes) and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (23 years, Montpellier)’.

As with all transfer stories we bring you, please don’t shoot the messenger! One positive if this story has legs is that Cameroon failed to qualify for the African Cup Of Nations and so Bong would be available earlier rather than later.

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