More good news today about the burgeoning reputation of Newcastle United in French Football.
Blaise Matuidi – a Newcastle target
There is some great news in the Evening Chronicle today, that the agent of Newcastle targets Blaise Matuidi and Mevlut Erdinc, has put out a huge compliment to the Newcastle club.
And the agent has said that he thinks any French player would love to join Newcastle, and it seems that Newcastle’s reputation in France is getting better and better.
And it’s hardly surprising the two French players the club have brought in so far this summer, Yohan Cabaye and Sylvain Marveaux, have talked in glowing terms of their delight at moving to a club like Newcastle.
Hey, Newcastle could even be a better club than Newcastle fans realize – but no – that cannot be true.
But Newcastle must be doing something very right, at least as far as the French are concerned.
French agent Pierre Frelot, who represents both Blaise Matuidi and Mevlut Erdinc, had this to say today about Newcastle United:
“Any player in France would love to come to Newcastle – they are an absolutely fantastic club.”
“All the French lads who go to Newcastle are really enthusiastic about the club and the football public in the North East too.”
“Newcastle has a place in the hearts of French football. Great players like Laurent Robert and David Ginola have played there and enjoyed it and the supporters loved them too.”
“Of course any French player would be interested in Newcastle.”
We have to quickly point out that this doesn’t necessarily mean both players will be coming to Newcastle.
But it would certainly appear that both players could be more than happy to join Newcastle, if the club can agree a fee with their clubs St Etienne (Matuidi) and PSG (Erdinc).
And there again maybe Pierre Frelot is so ecstatic because he’s going to make some big money by arranging the transfer of his two clients to Newcatsle.
St Etienne’s Matuidi could be quite expensive, and the current price that PSG have put on Erdinc is said to be around £10M.
It would appear that Newcastle must be acting very professionally in the transfer market, and it’s surprising how big a name Newcastle seem to have in France right now.
That’s all good news though.