Le Mans star Stephane Sessegnon has confirmed that Newcastle United have been one of the clubs scouting him in recent Ligue 1 games.
Stephane Sessegnon – in red – Newcastle still showing interest
The Le Mans midfielder is reportedly on the list of players that could head to St Jamesâ€™ Park, but we also note that Arsenal are interested in the player.
If that interest from the London club is strong, it could be difficult for us to attract the player to Tyneside.
However, the Benin international is keen on moving to The Premier League, and thinks that a transfer to England would be a â€˜dreamâ€™.
“I am in contact with Le Mans, they told me Newcastle United have watched me and I am flattered to be linked with a big team in England,”
“There are a lot of African players in The Premier League, (moving there) would be a dream but I have to work hard and one day I could be there.”
We wouldnâ€™t mind at all if Newcastle sign this boy, because the 4 Africans we have at the club right now have been great for us since Kevin Keegan arrived.
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StÃ©phane Sessegnon was born in June, 1984 in Allahe, and is of Beninese nationality. He has played many times for the Benin National team, and had some impressive displays for Benin in the African Cup of Nations earlier this year, which we know Kevin Keegan watched.
Sessegnon is rated at around â‚¤4M, and has earned a reputation in Ligue 1 as an all-action defensive midfielder. The player himself however, also likes to go forward and score goals.
With Arsenal already in the mix, as potentially Matthieu Flamini’s replacement, it may be difficult to pull this one off.
But the midfield is certainly an area of the team Keegan is keen on strengthening in the summer, and that’s even more true now, with the bad news about Joey Barton yesterday.
Stephane turns 24 years old in June and has played 41 times for Le Mans since moving there from US Creteil in France, in 2006, and has scored 4 goals for the club. He stands just under 5â€²8â€³ tall.
What do you think?