Newcastle United just can’t seem to keep their name out of the headlines here at the Football Transfer Tavern, and Miles Starforth from regional paper The Shields Gazette reckons Alan Pardew has his sights set on another Frenchman.
Sources in France suggest the Magpies have launched a bid for promising defender Massadio Haidara of Nancy.
The 20-year-old left back has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Tottenham reportedly the team showing interest.
Pardew has move quickly to bring the player to St. James’ Park, having seemingly lost out on long-term transfer target Loic Remy to QPR.
The Newcastle fans are desperate for something to cheer having endured a tough season on and off the pitch so far.
The capture of the French Under-21 international would be a start, and he is likely to come at a reasonable price having only 18 months left to run on his current deal.