The Northern Echo is reporting today that Newcastle are interested in Toulouse left sided midfielder Franck Tabanou.
Franck Tabanou – French U21 left sided midfielder
We know Newcastle have been watching Toulouse left back Cheikh M’Bengue, but this is the first time we’ve heard Newcastle may also be interested in Tabanou.
Indeed, Newcastle have already put in an initial bid for M’Bengue, the 22 year-old French U21 International, but that has been rejected by the French club.
The 22 year-old Tabanou is French, born in Thiais, a southern suburb of Paris, and he has so far played for both the French U20 and U21 sides, and has 12 appearances at U21 level.
He can play on the left wing or left back, and it seems anywhere on the left side of midfield.
Tabanou joined Toulouse back in 2006 as a 17 year-old, and made his debut three years ago for the club, which is located in the south west of France.
Franck has so far played 72 times for Toulouse with 8 goals, and this season has 25 appearances and four goals for the 11th placed Ligue 1 side.
If any of out French readers have watched this player – what’s he like?