News today from the French media that Newcastle have bid for Souchaux striker Modibo Maiga.
Modibo Maiga – 23 year-old Mali striker
The 23 year-old 6’1″ striker joined Souchaux from Le Mans only last year, and he has 16 caps for his country, Mali, and 3 international goals.
There has been no word at all from Newcastle, and these reports are coming out of France this morning.
The reports over there, suggest Newcastle are on the verge of signing the player for around €8m (about £7M), and have already offered the player a five-year contract.
That would suggest that Souchaux have already accepted the Newcastle offer for their striker.
Maiga can play as an out and out a striker, but he can also play on either wing and is left footed.
He started his career at Mali club Stade Malien back in 2003, and moved one year later to Raja CA, which is a club based in Casablanca, before moving to Le Mans in 2007.
In his career to date, he has played 125 games and scored a total of 30 goals, but we don’t know too much more about him.
This would be a surprise if it’s true, bit ti could be true, and we were told Newcastle had identified three strikers on the continent they could move for, if other moves were not successful.
The youngster has done well at Souchaux, having hit 15 goals in 36 appearances fro the French side.