Swansea Now Favourites To Land Dimitri Payet Ahead Of Newcastle
Swansea are now favourites to land Dimitri Payet ahead of Newcastle United.
The French winger was linked with Newcastle earlier in the transfer window with some French media claiming the Marseille player was a back-up for United if the Remy Cabella transfer doesn’t happen.
However, over in France they now report that Swansea have begun talks to take the French international to the Liberty Stadium and potentially join recent import Bafetimbi Gomis, another player who had been linked with Newcastle once or twice…
Marseille are keen to sell to raise money for their own transfer targets and are looking to recoup the £7m they paid Lille only 12 months ago.
The two footed winger has an impressive goals tally of 39 in the last four league seasons and was signed by Lille to play in the same team as Mathieu Debuchy, the same summer when Cabaye left for Newcastle.
Wherever Payet ends up, it is clear that Newcastle are no longer having a free run in the French market, with other Premier League clubs targeting over the Channel for potential better quality and value, as well as Ligue 1 clubs realising that they don’t have to sell to the first club that comes along.
While you can’t rule out more French imports arriving at St.James’ Park, the days of getting players on the ‘cheap’ may be at an end.
There has never been more money swilling around the Premier League competing to bring in new players, hopefully Newcastle aren’t going to end up as mere spectators.
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