We are linked with lots of players in today’s papers, but that’s hardly surprising because we’re always linked with players in the summer.
Florent Malouda – are Newcastle really interested?
But it’s especially true now when Kevin says he wants to bring in three or even four new players in the next 8 days.
The latest player doing the rounds as a Newcastle target is Chelsea’s Florent Malouda, but exactly which source this is from is hard to tell.
It looks like it’s The Daily Mail but they have a whole list of players they say Newcastle are interested in – just in case they may actually get one right. 😀
The players they link Newcastle with are Malouda, along with Antonio Valencia, Marek Jankulovski, Michal Kadlec and Philippe Senderos. We may even be interested in one of those, since we think Kevin still wants a left back and a center-back for our defense, and maybe a central midfielder and one new striker up front.
The 28 year old Frenchman is a good player and very experienced, having represented France 42 times and played for Châteauroux, Guingamp and Lyon, before moving to Chelsea in 2007 for around £13M.
Any move for Malouda is reportedly dependent on Robinho moving to Chelsea, but if he becomes available we’re sure there’ll be more than Newcastle in for the player.
The fee is said to be around £12M, but we see no real proof that Newcastle are even interested in the player, but he would no doubt be a skilled and experienced addition to the squad, but whether he’s worth £12M is the real question.
We have a feeling there’s better and younger available players for less than that figure.
But we’ll see soon, since there’s not too long to wait until midnight of September 1st coming around, and it’s looking like that could be another late night for Newcastle supporters.