Just as Fabricio Coloccini looks set to join the club, Newcastle United’s Senegalese center-back Abdoulaye Faye, has become the subject of a Â£2M bid.
Abdoulaye Faye – is he unsettled on Tyneside?
The club bidding for Faye is newly promoted Stoke City, and if Newcastle are indeed willing to sell. there will be a lot of competition for Fayeâ€™s signature.
There are rumors that Abdoulaye is unhappy at Newcastle, but Kevin Keegan has said he doesnâ€™t want to lose any of his current players, and Faye played really well in defense, during Newcastleâ€™s last 10 games of last season.
The Daily Mail speculates that the player is unhappy at the club despite 22 appearances last season, and we hope thatâ€™s what it is â€“ just pure speculation.
Faye has been nursing an injury since he returned to Newcastle a couple of weeks ago, and has yet to play in pre-season, and will not be fit enough for the game on Sunday at Old Trafford.
Weâ€™d be very disappointed to see Faye move, and right now we are trying to bring players in rather than let them go â€“ as the squad is still way too small.
We need more players if we are really to launch a bid on the upper levels of the league this coming season.
And there’s still time to bring those players in before the end of the month.