The Evening Chronicle today is reporting that Newcastle United are believed to be in early discussions with Cameroon midfielder Achille Emana, over a potential move to St Jamesâ€™ Park.
Achille Emana – could end up at Newcastle United
Of course Newcastle are not the only team interested in the player.
Emana is at the French club Toulouse but the player has set his sights on new opportunities with a move planned to either Spain or England.
Emana, who stands 5’11” has played 226 games for Toulouse and scored 28 goals since joining them in 2001. He has represented Cameroon 10 times.
The fee mentioned is said to be Â£5.5M and one advantage we have is that he would join his Cameroon team-mate Geremi at Newcastle.
The playerâ€™s agent Thiery said today:
â€œAchille is ready to play in the Premier League and Newcastle is a team he would relish playing for.â€
â€œHe is strong and is a box-to-box midfielder who also possesses a lot of pace.â€
â€œHe has the right number of caps and the right amount of experience at 25 not to be overawed by the Premier League, which would be an exciting challenge.â€
Emanaâ€™s international experience includes playing at both the 2006 and 2008 African Cup of Nations tournaments.
Achille played alongside Newcastle’s star Geremi in this yearâ€™s final, which ended in Cameroon being narrowly defeated by Egypt by a single goal.
Both Arsenal and Portsmouth are clubs also thought to be interested in the player.
We think he could be a good player for Newcastle.
What do you think?