Newcastle are being linked today with Moroccan defender Abdeslam Ouaddou, who has confirmed he would like to return to England.
Abdeslam Ouaddou – good enough for Newcastle?
The 29-year-old Valenciennes defender used to play at Fulham, from 2001 to 2005, but only played 21 games for them.
Abdeslam started his football career late, at the age of 21, when he joined Nancy in the French league. In January 1, 2007, the opening day of the January transfer window, a year ago, Ouaddou joined Valenciennes FC on a free transfer.
Most of his football has been with French club Rennes (2003-2006), for whom he has played 82 times and scored 5 goals.
It is being reported that Stoke City and West Brom may be keen on the player with Newcastle and Middlesbrough.
Ouaddou has talked recently to Sky Sports news:
“Any player in the world would consider playing in the Premier League,”
“You can test yourself against the best players in the world, it is a dream and I am flattered to be linked with those teams.â€
“If a club agrees a fee for me, I would go where I was needed and would represent Moroccan football with pride.”
The problem we have with Quaddou and this report from Sky Sports, is weâ€™re not at all sure heâ€™s good enough for Newcastle.
We’d be rather surprised if Newcastle went after him. He has played 46 times for Morocco and scored 2 goals.
What do you think?