New Newcastle striker target Modibo Maiga is just desperate to join Newcastle United.
Modibo Maiga – desperate to move to Newcastle
As we reported earlier today, reports in France suggest that Newcastle have bid around £7M for the striker, and offered the Mali International a five year deal.
And the player has been interviewed in France today, and this is what he said:
“I met everyone at Newcastle.” “They want me and it is not just any club. Premier League is a dream.”
“That is the kind of game I like, it suits me and it is good for my career.” “I want to leave, he has to accept that and negotiate.”
“I told the coach I would play and respect my contract, but the chairman has to talk about my transfer first.”
“I don’t want to annoy Sochaux, but I want it to be sorted out with Newcastle.”
Newcastle are trying to move quickly for the player, but it appears that Sochaux’s chairman, Alexandre Lacombe, is not keen at all to sell his star.
The 23 year-old is not too happy that the Chairman is not willing to sell him, and he continued:
“I had a meeting with him and I could not accept his position, it is just like a big slap in the face.”
“It was the very first time I asked for something and I believe it is lack of respect.” “Why refusing to talk? It is selfish, I can’t understand.”
“You can’t refuse such an offer. The sums are huge, both for me and for the club. Sochaux will not lose.”
Maiga must be highly rated for Newcastle to bid such a large fee for the Mali International striker.
Of course, we know it’s very difficult to keep a player if he has his heart set on a move away from the club, think Jose Enrique, and of course this is a monumental career opportunity for the young striker.
We hope something can be worked out – and soon too.
Here is a Youtube video of the striker scoring: