Newcastle United are now reportedly ‘in talks’ to sign Mouctar Diakhaby before the summer transfer window ends.
The Lowdown: Diakhaby wants Newcastle
According to AS, the St. James’ Park faithful have not ruled out the possibility of signing Diakhaby, who sees them as a ‘good destination’ for him.
Should Newcastle sign Diakhaby?
The Valencia central defender reportedly wants to play in the Premier League.
The Latest: Talks
As per Ekrem Konur, the North East club are now ‘in talks’ to sign Diakhaby, along with Leicester City, while Fenerbahce also hold an interest in him.
However, Valencia are demanding a fee in the region of €12m (£10.3m) for his signature.
The Verdict: Sign
The Tyneside outfit desperately need to bring in more players before the deadline hits, given that only Joe Willock has come in from Arsenal and he was already in their squad last season, albeit on loan.
Diakhaby would give Steve Bruce another handy option in the middle of the defence, and with a six-foot-three frame, he would certainly offer a real presence in both boxes.
Nonetheless, having played in the UEFA Champions League with two different teams (Transfermarkt), he has experience of playing at the highest level as well, and at 24 years of age, would represent a smart investment by the Magpies, especially for a price of just £10.3m in today’s market.
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