News in the Daily Mail today that both Aston Villa and Newcastle are after Paris Saint Germain midfielder Stephane Sessegnon.
Stephane Sessegnon – fallen out with his manager – again?
This is not the first time Newcastle have been interested in the player, since we were also linked with Stephane back in the summer of 2008, when the player was at Le Mans, with constant stories linking the Newcatsle club with the Beninese player of Ivorian heritage
At that time he signed for PSG and Arsenal at the time were also linked with the player, before he signed a deal for around an £8M fee.
The 26-year-old right winger is contracted until 2013 to the Paris club, but wants to leave PSG after having had a huge argument with the manager, which is never a good sign.
Stephane has splayed 36 times for Benin and is said to be valued at £7M (no way), but both English clubs think they can get the player for less than that.
Sessegnon said last month that it was now impossible to stay at PSG after being insulted by the manager Antoine Kombouare, because he said the manager swore at him in training.
“The coach insulted me. I believe that a coach cannot call one of his players ‘a******’ or call him ‘a s*** player’ as was the case with me.”
“‘That is what he said to me, I am not going to cover up what he said. Under these conditions, it appears to me that it is impossible to continue to play for Paris.”
Stephane may be a good player, but this tells us he still has some maturing to do as a person.
The player stands 5’8″ tall and he has played 110 times for PSG with 10 goals and played 68 times at Le Mans with 6 goals.
We have no idea if this report in the Mail has any truth to it.