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Newcastle Linked With Senegal International Defender/Midfielder

7 years ago
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With the end of the season drawing near and Newcastle’s place assured in the Premier League ‘elite’, transfer speculation with be going into frenzy mode.

Reports today suggest that Newcastle are interested in signing a central defender from Belgian club Anderlecht.

The player is Senegal international, Cheikhou Kouyate, who is 23 years old and can also play as a defensive midfielder.

The right footed 6ft 4 defender is also interesting Southampton and Arsenal according to various media reports, including Talksport.

Maybe he’ll prove to be the dominant centre-back Alan Pardew was looking for but with only 3 goals in 114 appearances for Anderlecht, he is unlikely to be curing our set-piece/corner problem single-handedly.

First choice for his club, Kouyate has scored once in thirty one league appearances this season, though he has a disciplinary record averaging only three yellows and no reds over the last few seasons for the Belgian club.

Whether you’d prefer central defenders with a few more cards to their name is a personal preference.


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