News today that Newcastle are still interested in St Etienne defender Yohan Benalouane and Marseilles midfielder Ben Arfa.
St Etienne defender Yohan Benalouane – Newcastle interested
Yohan Benalouane is 23 years old, stands 6’1″ tall, and is a French footballer of Tunisian descent, and has played over 70 times for French Ligue 1 club Saint-Étienne.
According to French sources today, Hughton still wants reinforcements for the back four, and he still wants new players in midfield and up front.
The Journal is reporting today that despite the club’s denials, Newcastle are now in discussions with Marseilles about midfield play-maker Hatem Ben Arfa, and want to get some kind of deal worked out before the season begins in just over three weeks time.
Certainly Ben Arfa would be a great signing for Newcastle fans, because he has skills galore, and according to Chris Hughton – is a cracking player.
However, there are a number of clubs in for the Frenchman, and whether or not Newcastle can again be successful, as they have been with Gosling and Campbell is not clear.
So, as we mentioned yesterday, there are other players Chris is still pursuing and the influx of players to Newcastle this season seems nowhere near over.