Newcastle seem to have been linked with a lot of Tottenham players in the summer.
Younis Kaboul – good young player but worth Â£6M?
Only this morning, we reported on continual rumors that Newcastle were interested in Spurs’ 27 year-old central defender Anthony Gardner.
We have also been linked more than once with Michael Dawson, the former Nottingham Forest youngster, and only yesterday there were reports that full-back Pascal Chimbonda was in talks with Newcastle.
Today’s Sunday Sun is reporting Newcastle are now really after 22 year-old French youngster and central defender Younes Kaboul.
We think whatâ€™s probably going on in the media, is that they are aware of talks going on between Newcastle and Spurs, but are not clear as to which players are being considered by the Tyneside club.
This looks to us a much more attractive player for Newcastle, but Spurs are asking Â£6M, which seems a little high for the promising 6’3″ tall youngster.
Heâ€™s still young, so has his best years ahead of him, yet he has already appeared 21 times for the London club with 3 goals, since joining Spurs from Auxerre last year.
Kaboul was born in Saint-Julien-en-Genevoisof, France, and is of Moroccan origin, and joined Auxerre in 2004.
He played as a regular for the French club from when he was just 19 years old, and played 52 times for Auxerre, scoring 3 goals.
He has so far played 10 times for the French Under-21 team, and we think this is the type of youngster we need at Newcastle.
He will only get better.