Newcastle are working hard on transfers, even though the end of the season is still a few weeks off.
Giles Barnes – Newcastle still interested in midfielder
There is news today that Newcastle will continue to try to sign Derby Countyâ€™s Giles Barnes, the 19 year-old midfielder who they tried to get in January.
We didn’t offer enough back in January to convince Derby manager Paul Jewell to sell, but we think an updated and improved bid should do it, and he would be a good young player to add to the Newcastle United squad.
As we have reported a couple of times on this site Newcastle are also keen on signing Anderlecht winger Mbark Boussoufa, the Morocco 23 year old winger.
Mbark Boussoufa – interest from Newcastle
Mbark has said he is willing to stay at Anderlecht and the Belgium club does not want to lose the player. There is also news today that the Belgian clubâ€™s sponsor, Kia, the Korean car manufacturer, have even offered to fund a portion of Boussoufa’s improved wages in order to keep him at the club.
BenoÃ®t Morenne, the Kia managing director, said today:
â€œI know the size of the contract Newcastle will offer Boussoufa,â€ â€œThe difference between it and what he earns at Anderlecht is not insurmountable.â€
â€We want to make him one of our ambassadors. It is the only way to keep players of his quality in Belgium.”
“Newcastle want an answer from Boussoufa by the end of the week, so there is no time to lose.â€
So it seems like we will know by the end of the week if our attempts to sign Mbark have succeeded.
But if Mbark doesnâ€™t really want to come to Tyneside, we probably shouldnâ€™t bother.
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