The Sunday Mirror is reporting today that Kamil Zayatte will be a Newcastle target in the summer iof the Tyneside club can get promoted.
Kamil Zayatte – can also play defensive midfield
It could be that Hull City will be changing places with Newcastle at the end of the season, with Hull precariously in 3rd bottom place after getting a single point more than Newcastle last season to avoid the drop.
The Guinea defender, who is 24 years old, has apparently had a falling out with outspoken Hull manager, Phil Brown – who we all know was born in South Shields.
Zayatte has said he wants to play for a bigger club, and Newcastle are even now the 5th best supported club in England, even when now playing in England’s second tier.
Both Tottenham and West Ham were interested in the player in the transfer window, but Zayatte thinks he was priced out of a move.
Now, the news is that Phil Brown will be ready to off-load Zayatte in a £2.5M move to Tyneside in the summer.
It’s being reported that Chris Hughton had Zayatte on his radar screen but missed out on Zayatte when the player joined Hull for £2.5M in the January, 2009 transfer window.
But with Newcastle having Coloccini, Taylor, Williamson and Kadar as center-backs already, we wonder of we need another one for next season?
It’s already going to be some battle between Coloccini, Williamson and Taylor for the two center back positions – and Tamas is an up and coming player of the future on Tyneside.
But Kamil can also play defensive midfield, and with Nicky Butt looking to retire in the summer Newcastle will need another defensive midfield player to challenge Alan Smith for the position.
And since Zayatte he can also play center-back he could be a good buy for Newcastle.
24 year-old Kamil started his career at Lens in France but in 2007 moved to Berner Sport Club Young Boys 1898 in Bern, Switzerland and he played for them around 41 times with a single goal.
Then he went on loan to Hull in 2008, and eventually signed for them in January of 2009, but not before having trials at both Everton and Newcastle in the summer of 2008.
He’s played over 55 times for Hull with 3 goals, and he’s played for Guinea 21 times with 2 goals.
We expect that Chris already has his targets lined up for the summer, should Newcastle be promoted, and we expect him to be fully backed again by owner Mike Ashley.
But don’t expect Newcastle to go on a spending spree, rather they will look for good players to bring to Tyneside with bargain deals.
At £2.5M we have to think that Zayatte would be a decent signing – especially when he can play in multiple defensive positions.
What do you think?
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