There is a report in Het Nieuwsblad today, that Newcastle United are looking at Standard Leige’s striker Meme Tchite.
Mohammed Tchité – while at Racing Santander earlier this year
The 26 year old has had a couple of stints at the Belgian club, and was there from 2003-2006 before rejoining them from Spanish club Racing Santandar last August.
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton only last week said the club would not be doing any business in the January transfer window, but these players could also become targets in the summer, so it’s worth taking a look at some of these stories, even if they may not be too accurate.
Tchite has also been at Anderlecht and in about 200 games in his career so far, he has scored around 71 goals, which is not too bad.
The 5’9″ striker was born in Bujumbura, Burundi and is said to be worth around £3.5M in the transfer market, and it would be somebody like this, fairly unknown, who Newcastle could become interested in.
There are other clubs said to be after him, with Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce said to be keen on getting him to Blackburn in January and Middlesbrough are also said to be interested in the player.
But we have a hard job believing there is any real interest in the player from the Magpies.
What do you think?