The article states that Liverpool are likely to pip the club to Boubakary Soumare, who was reportedly Newcastle’s number one target in the January transfer window, they even had a bid accepted for the LOSC Lille star of £45 million, which would have been a club record after paying £40 million for Joelinton in the summer. However, Soumare reportedly rejected the move amidst interest for Chelsea and Manchester United.
Ryder’s article states that Real Madrid are also among the interested parties, and now Liverpool, as the 21-year old potentially holds out for a ‘bigger’ club.
Soumare wins three total duels on average per game in Ligue 1 this campaign, while also making one tackle, 0.8 interceptions and 0.4 clearances per match, according to Sofascore. However, the central midfield player has scored no goals, made no assists and created no big chances in France’s top flight.
Nevertheless, these Magpies discussed the news, with one member of the Toon Army branding it ‘devastating’:
The guy already turned us down. Get a grip.
— 𝙰𝚍𝚊𝚖 (@itsadampalmer) April 8, 2020
— Magpiemarge1ofthe10k (@Margeandrews20) April 8, 2020
How long can the old trick of bidding big for players who have far bigger options and who would never join, going to fool some people? Asking for a friend.
— Paul Gordon (@pag1953) April 8, 2020
Was never signing for us anyway
— Anthony Beattie (@arb_500) April 8, 2020
Why would any decent footballer want to join Liverpool over Newcastle?! Madness.
— Steve Bruce’s Sports Direct United (@SportsDirectUtd) April 8, 2020
Why would Liverpool want someone out of League 2. That’s the level of Newcastle’s ambition
— Gary Macdonald (@GDMacNewcastle) April 8, 2020
If we wanted him that badly we should have pushed to sign him not wait till later as always another bites the dust
— ssss (@ssss81457412) April 8, 2020
We wouldn’t get him anyway hahahaha
— Scott towers (@Scotttowers3) April 8, 2020
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