Reliable journalist Ryan Taylor has now shares some big transfer news on reported Newcastle United target Moussa Diaby.
The Lowdown: Diaby eyed
It has been widely reported that the St. James’ Park outfit are eyeing up a potential move for Diaby this summer.
It is certainly no surprise to see the interest given the season that he has had at Bayer Leverkusen, where he managed to score no fewer than 17 goals and supply a further 14 assists in total across all competitions, mainly operating from the flanks (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: Not for sale
Taking to Twitter, Taylor has revealed that Diaby is ‘not for sale’ after talking to Leverkusen director Simon Rolfes:
“Sat down with Bayer Leverkusen director Simon Rolfes, who told me NUFC target Moussa Diaby is not for sale.”
The Daily Express journalist shared the following comments made by Rolfes when asked if Diaby could leave:
“We want to keep Moussa for as long as possible. We have no offers & aren’t looking for them at the moment.”
The Verdict: Big blow
It would be a big blow if the North East club were to miss out on signing Diaby this summer.
Morade Djeddi, the president of his first club Esperance Paris 19e, has claimed that the France international has a ‘supernatural, divine gift’, evidenced by his form in front of goal.
Should Newcastle sign Diaby?
He has been praised by German media for his ‘amazing’ dribbling, ‘irresistible’ pace and ‘astonishing’ speed of thought, and was even dubbed ‘unstoppable’ after scoring one goal and setting up another in a crushing 4-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach (Bundesliga).
Diaby and Allan Saint-Maximin could form a quite deadly duo on either wing for the Magpies, but it looks like this is one PIF will have to re-visit some time in the future.
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