Reports today that another French youngster seems to have attracted the attention of Newcastle United.
Martin Mimoun – 17 year-old attacking midfielder
It’s PSG youngster Martin Mimoun who is reported in today’s Sunday Sun to have attracted the Tyneside club’s interest, and this lad is an attacking midfielder who turns 18 in June.
Martin has recently graduated from France’s famous National Academy at Clairefontaine.
Clairefontaine is one of France’s nine elite youth academies that take only the very best players in the area and train them.
The others are at Castelmaurou, Châteauroux, Liévin, Dijon, Marseille, Ploufragan, Vichy and Reims – with the Clairefontaine Academy being about 30 miles southwest of Paris at Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines.
Mimoun is a gifted attacking midfielder whose father played for Morocco, and Newcastle have recently been attending numerous games in France at both the Junior and Ligue 1 level scouting many different youngsters.
Previously Newcastle have been linked with strikers Andre-Pierre Gignac and Bafetimbi Gomis.
We do expect Newcastle to bring in a number of top teenagers in the summer, and maybe three or four senior players to bolster the squad ready for life back in the Premiership.
The youngster was born in Compiegne and stands about 5’9″ tall, and with Martin being just 17 year-old there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information on the youngster, so if any of our French readers know about the lad – what’s he like?
The word is that he will be leaving PSG this summer.