We may hear this quite a few times over the summer but Toulouse’s Cameroon international midfielder and Newcastle target Achille Emana is set to join Real Betis.
Achille Emana – seems to prefer Spain
The 26-year-old was a target for Newcastle United and several other Premier League teams, but it looks like Emana has opted to try his luck in the La Liga.
He told Sky Sports yesterday:
“I need a new challenge to boost my career. I know there are many contacts.”
“The most interesting recent one was Newcastle United.â€
“My club want more money from Betis, around 8M euros, but if the two clubs can agree a price I will be happy.”
“My career has to move forward and Betis are a very good club.”
That doesn’t exactly say that it’s a certainty he’ll move to Betis, although that would now seem his first choice.
Toulouse have valued the player at around Â£6.5M, and if Newcastle are indeed interested, we would expect the club to move quickly for the 5â€²11â€³ midfield star.
He’s played for Toulouse 226 times with 28 goals and has played 11 times for Cameroon.
But we are linked with multiple targets this summer, and we’ll need at least six players to arrive by the end of August.