Newcastle have already been linked with lots and lots of players over the last two months.
Cheick Diabate – 23 year-old 6’5″ Bordeaux striker
And expect that only to increase in the next few months, but the real problem we’ll have is which news stories are true and which players are Newcastle really after.
Most of the time the stories are simply made up. although there seems to have been some legitimacy with Newcastle being after players like Gervinho, Cheikh M’Benque and Kevin Gameiro.
Newcastle have put in bids of £5M for M’Benque and £8M for Gameiro, who seems to want to play his football in Spain.
Both offers were rejected – oh well…..
Newcastle are linked with another striker today, and it’s according to reports coming out of France, that Newcastle are interested in 6’5″ striker Cheick Diabate, of French club Bordeaux, where the wine is very good.
The Mali born player has only recently made the Bordeaux first team, and was out on loan to AC Ajaccio in the French second division in 2008-2009, and was also out on loan at Nancy for a short while last season.
The problem we have with this player is that he doesn’t seem to have been a starter for Bordeaux for any length of time, and has only played around 13 times for the first team with a couple of goals, and he’s also played for his country Mali 9 times with two goals.
From what we can tell of his record he doesn’t seem to be experienced enough or good enough to be brought to Newcastle.
If any of our readers have seen this lad play, maybe they can tell us how good he is.
But from his record, difficult as it is to gauge these things, we’re not sure why Newcastle would be interested in this player – but hey – maybe it’s one of those made-up stories. 😀