We had reported last week that Toulouse star Herita Ilunga would jump at the chance to join Newcastle United.
Herita Ilunge – on right – wants to come to UK
The 26-year-old left-back moved to Toulouse only last year from St Etienne and he has impressed since that move.
It seems that both Celtic and Newcastle are keen on the player but we think if Newcastle can get Stephen Warnock form Blackburn, then we wouldnâ€™t move for Ilunga.
Ilunga however seems keen to join either club, as he told Sky Sports:
“I am flattered by Celtic’s interest, they are one of the biggest teams in the world and their fans are the best in the world,”
“But Newcastle have very good fans and I am flattered by their interest also, but we have to wait, it does not depend on me.â€
“There is so much that needs to be done for a transfer, but a move to the United Kingdom is the one I want to move my career forward.”
“The Premier League is appealing, but Celtic are the biggest team in Scotland and are known everywhere – so I don’t know, I love the United Kingdom and that is all I can say,”
Reports in France suggest Newcastle are leading Celtic in the chase to sign Ilunga, but it will be a balancing act as to who Newcastle sign, if indeed they have the opportunity to get Warnock from Blackburn Rovers.
We have to think Warnock, with his Premier League experience would be Newcastle’s first choice.
What do you think?