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NUFC Bid For Defender Confirmed

8 years ago
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Last night it was confirmed that Newcastle have made a bid to sign left-back Massadio Haidara from French club Nancy, the French club currently rock bottom of Ligue 1.

With the club seemingly nailed on to be relegated it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Nancy looking to cash in on some of their assets now, rather than a fire sale in the summer.

However, it looks likely that the French club may have intentionally leaked news of Newcastle’s bid in the hope of a bidding war…and we all know how one of those will end up.

There has been press speculation that clubs in Italy as well as other Premier League clubs could be interested and so whether Newcastle’s bid, believed to be around £2.5m, is enough we’ll have to wait and see.

News of any decent bid for a player will have a good number of fans looking at who currently plays in that position for Newcastle. Davide Santon has arguably been our best player this season and personally it doesn’t bear thinking about if one of the best young talents in the Premier League did leave.

Despite AC Milan very publicly trying to unsettle the player, Santon has repeatedly said he is loving it at Newcastle.

Finally on the subject of Davide Santon, it has been mentioned to me that Real Madrid may have shown interest in the player…hopefully just another example of what is the madness ofthe January transfer window speculation.

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