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French Reports Link Newcastle With Move For Gueida Fofana

8 years ago

Newcastle United have been linked in the French press with a move for Gueida Fofana.

Fofana is a 22 year old defensive midfielder at Lyon and L’equipe are reporting that Newcastle are interested in him, although they could be wiling to wait until the summer to do the deal.

The French youth international can also play at centre-back and has established himself in the Lyon side after moving from Le Havre in 2011.

Despite his youth Fofana has played in both the Europa and Champions League, plus represented France at under 19 and under 20 level, though still waiting for his chance at senior level.

United were credited with an interest in the player earlier this season and he has continued to be first choice as holding midfielder for Lyon and made 17 league appearances with no goals (2 last season), so easy to make comparisons with Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote on that front.

Surprisingly though for a central midfielder he is yet to be booked in the 22 matches (all competitions) he has played this season, though he did get a ‘respectable’ 8 yellows last year.

The potential price for Fofana is speculated to be around £5m.



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