There is news in the Daily Mail this morning that Newcastle United have signed Wesley Ngo Baheng, an 18 year old striker from Le Havre, the French second division side.
Of course we did sign Charles N’Zogbia from Le Havre 3 years ago but that transfer became very protracted and has only recently been resolved.
Let’s see what we know about this deal, which at the moment is not too much.
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The N’Zogbia transfer seems to have prevented Charles playing for the French youth sides although immediately after the settlement with Le Havre the Zog was capped by the France Under-21 side at the last international break.
We do not have much information on Wesley Ngo Baheng, and if he is indeed signed we would expect some news from Newcastle United on this. The Mail is reporting that itâ€™s done deal and that a compensation package with Le Havre has already been agreed.
Once we get more information on the player weâ€™ll publish it.
But this is exactly what weâ€™d like to see, since our strategy now is to bring in young players from around the world, before they become famous. Of course itâ€™s not easy to pick winners all the time but itâ€™s good to see us getting some youngsters into the club.
It is expected that Wesley will join the club in January, during the next transfer window. But we’ll look for news from the club to validate this.