News is coming through that Newcastle have finally agreed a fee for Bolton’s Abdoulaye Faye, who was again left out of the Bolton side on Saturday, when they recorded their first win of the season, 3-0 against Reading.
Turns out that Faye missed Bolton’s Premier League game with Reading after being left out of the squad at the last minute. Maybe an agreement came through on Saturday morning â€“ but we have no confirmation of this.
Abdoulaye Faye – finally on his way to Newcastle?
If this news is true we should move quickly to get Faye in, since we need to ensure the defense is adequately stocked in case of injuries.
The 29 year-old, who has one year left on his contract at the Reebok Stadium, will reportedly earn Â£40K per week on Tyneside.
Faye has impressed since Sam Allardyce brought him into Bolton from Lens in 2005. He will join his former boss at St James’ Park before the transfer window closes this Friday, according to the Daily Mirror. But we think that’s very likely since Sam obviously wants him in the Newcastle squad.
Peter Luccin – is the Frenchman also on his way to Newcastle?
There is also news that Newcastle may be after Athletico Madrid midfielder Peter Luccin. It has been reported that both Birmingham City and Newcastle are chasing the Frenchman, who is expected to leave the Madrid club before Friday.
Portuguese club Benfica have also made contact in the last 48 hours for Luccin but it remains to be seen if Allardyce wants to bring in a midfielder before Friday. Big Sam now has more urgent needs with a right-back his number one priority this week, following injuries yesterday to both Stephen Carr and Pater Ramage.
Luccin looks a typical Allardyce player being 5’11â€ tall and 28 years-old. He has played for Athletico Madrid 86 times since 2004 and scored 2 goals. Before his time in Madrid he has played for AS Cannes, Bordeaux, Marseilles, PSG and Celta de Vigo. Luccin has played over 300 first class games and scored 12 goals – so he has plenty of experience, though not in the Premier League.
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