There are reports coming out of France that Newcastle are interested in a young Sochaux midfielder.
Ryad Boudebouz – Newcastle interested?
The play is 21 year-old Frenchman Ryad Boudebouz, who is an attacking midfielder, and has been at Sochaux since 2004.
Though born in France, Boudebouz has Algerian parents, and after playing for the French Youth sides at U17 ans U19 level, Boudebouz made the choice to play for the country of his parents.
He eventually made his debut for Algeria last year after obtaining an Algerian passport, and so far has 7 caps for Algeria.
The reports suggest that Liverpool are also interested in the player – well that’s a big surprise. 😀
The player has been in the Sochaux first team since 2008, and has so far played 103 times for the French club with 18 goals.
The 5’9″ midfielder is already an accomplished player, and of course he can still improve in the next couple of years.
As well as Newcastle bringing some top players to Newcastle in the summer, we also expect some younger players to be brought to Tyneside.
I haven’t seen Boudebouz play, but it seems the boy is a very skilled midfielder.