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Stanley N’Soki transfer set to fail as Newcastle United refuse to pay expected salary

3 weeks ago
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Sunday brought news that Newcastle United had agreed a transfer fee to bring Stanley N’Soki to St James Park.

The RMC report (see below) stating that the price had been agreed at 11m euros (£9.9m) and an add-on of 20% if/when Newcastle sell N’Soki on.

However, they did also add that personal terms still had to be agreed.

Monday has now brought an exclusive from the reliable GFFN who say that via their sources they have learnt that talks on personal terms have now ended but with no agreement reached.

They describe the deal as now being  at ‘breaking point’ after Newcastle United on Monday ‘repeated a series of low-ball wage offers’, leaving the 20 year old left-back and his representatives less than happy.

Stanley N’Soki and his people feeling that the enthusiasm they believed Newcastle showed in wanting to sign him, has not been reflected in how far they are prepared to go in paying the wages that were/are expected.

GFFN say that the deal is not dead just yet and indeed a deal could be confirmed as early as Wednesday BUT for that to happen Newcastle have to ‘considerably’ raise the wages on offer.

If they can’t even get this deal over the line, Newcastle United’s disastrous summer so far will have reached a new low.

The Mag – 29 July 2019:

Sunday has seen news from France that a transfer fee for Stanley N’Soki has been agreed between PSG and Newcastle United.

Yesterday we saw the usually very reliable GFFN confirm that talks had started up again two weeks ago, the left-back having made clear last summer he thought he was then too young to make the move after Newcastle made a bid.

A year later and now aged 20, with only one season left on his PSG deal, GFFN said sources had confirmed he wanted to now make a move to the Premier League and that Newcastle had made a £7.2m offer which PSG had rejected, the Ligue 1 club looking for around £13.5m.

GFFN said that they understood that PSG would accept a compromise around the £9m mark plus add-ons.

RMC are another usually very decent source on French football news and on Sunday they have now reported that agreement has been reached between the two clubs.

The RMC report states that the price has been agreed at 11m euros (£9.9m) and an add-on of 20% if/when Newcastle sell N’Soki on.

The report adding that now personal terms are being negotiated.

Stanley N’Soki had been involved in both of the two previous PSG friendlies this month but played no part in Saturday’s defeat on penalties to Inter Milan in Macau, leading to increased speculation that he may be on the move and they didn’t want to risk injury.

Newcastle have an ‘interesting’ history of French left-backs, from the lows of Didier Domi to Olivier Bernard who excelled at times under Sir Bobby Robson.

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