Itâ€™s getting to the silly season we know, but today Newcastle United have been linked with Lilleâ€™s Cameroon International Jean Makoun.
Jean Makoun – Cameroon International plays for Lille in France
We donâ€™t know if there is any truth in these reports but our policy during the transfer window is to at least report on each player we are linked with, in case we finally get the player.
In any case we find it interesting to see what the player may be like , and whether he may be good for the club â€“ and thereâ€™s no harm in that.
Some reports today that Newcastle United will fight with Man City for Lilleâ€™s 24 year-old midfielder Jean Makoun.
Apparently Newcastle have already let the French club know of their interest for the Cameroon international, though Manchester City may still be favorites after having an initial bid turned down in January.
However, with Sven Erikksson tenure at the club probably ending this summer, a new manager will need to be brought in and that may take some time, so now is a very good time for the Tyneside club to make a move.
Makoun has played for Lille 149 times since 2001, and scored 8 goals. He turns 25 later this month and stands 5â€™8â€ tall.