Newcastle United are reportedly now the ‘most interested’ in signing Seko Fofana in the January transfer window.
The Lowdown: Standout season
Fofana is having a standout season in Ligue 1, starting off by winning their Player of the Month Award (POTM) in September.
He ranks as one of the best central midfield players in the division to have made 10 or appearances this season, and the second-best player at Lens, scoring five goals and averaging the most shots and dribbles per game out of his teammates (WhoScored).
Described as the ‘heartbeat‘ of the team by journalist Josh Bunting, it is not a surprise at all to see the St. James’ Park faithful now linked with a move for Fofana this month.
The Latest: Newcastle ‘most interested’
As per Foot Mercato journalist and transfer expert Santi Aouna, the North East club are now the ‘most interested’ in signing Fofana, but there is also ‘real interest’ from both Leeds United and Burnley for his signature.
However, Lens have not received any offers for the Ivory Coast international as of yet.
The Verdict: Sign him up
With Fofana thriving in Ligue 1, he is surely ready to make the step up to the Premier League.
Dubbed a ‘phenom‘ by journalist Zach Lowy after a dominating performance against PSG’s midfield last month, the six-foot-one star would really freshen things up in the middle of the park for Eddie Howe’s team, and at 26 years of age, he has likely not yet hit his prime.
Should Newcastle sign Fofana?
Nonetheless, if there is a deal that can be done within the next few weeks, especially with the competition that they face, surely it is a no-brainer to bring him to Tyneside.
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