A journalist has revealed a move from Newcastle United ‘behind the scenes’ for Nabil Fekir.
The Lowdown: Creative midfielder wanted
With the St. James’ Park faithful being linked with the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Philippe Coutinho since the takeover was completed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium, it is clear that the new owners are after a creative midfield player.
Should Newcastle sign Fekir?
It would enable Joe Willock to sit a little deeper and make those trademark late runs into the box, while also giving more supply to the likes of Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin.
The Latest: Fekir contact
As per Sebastien Denis, the North East club have made contact ‘behind the scenes’ over a potential deal for Fekir, adding that the ‘interest is real’.
However, the French journalist also notes that there is a ‘real possibility’ of an extension to his current contract at Real Betis.
The Verdict: Sign him up
At 28 years of age, Fekir is in his prime, and so would be a ready-made option to fit straight into the team.
Having won the FIFA World Cup with France back in 2018, he certainly knows how to win and perform in big games, and would be a character as much needed off of the pitch as on it.
With no fewer than 83 goals and a further 61 assists combined in his club career for Lyon and Betis so far (Transfermarkt), Fekir certainly knows where the net is, and so would be a shrewd addition from the Magpies.
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