The Daily Mail today is reporting that Newcastle manager Pardew is to follow up his interest in Wolfsburg central midfielder Karim Ziani.
Karim Ziani – are Newcastle really interested?
28 year-old Ziani has been linked with Newcastle for a few weeks now, but it’s hard to know whether the reported interest is genuine.
Karim seems a decent and creative player, but the news that he had a feud with former Marseille team-mate Hatem Ben Arfa, is hardly good news.
The last thing Newcastle want is for their players to be feuding and not get along, especially since Chris Hughton created such a terrific team spirit amongst the players in his short 18 months in charge at Newcastle.
So the latest on Ziani is that he’s the subject of talks between Newcastle and Wolfsburg this week, but we really don’t know if this is just another made-up story.
But since we’ve heard of that bust-up with Ben Arfa, if Karim does arrive at Tyneside, it would be a risk the Tyneside club was taking – that’s for sure.