It seems that Modibo Maiga is still hoping (and praying) for a move to Newcastle.
Modibo Maiga – Newcastle want me – I want them
As we reported earlier today the Souchaux manager Mecha Bazdarevic has left the player out of the squad for the Europa League match at Metalist Kharkiv, tomorrow evening.
And Modibo has come out today to apologize to the Souchaux fans, but says he is not focused enough to play tomorrow, but says Newcastle want him and he wants to go to Newcastle.
Modibo told the French Daily L’Equipe today:
“I am sorry for the fans, my team-mates and the staff, but I am not in the best conditions to play,”
“It is better for the team to get focused well that I don’t play.”
“About Newcastle, it is very clear: they want me and I want to go there.
“They want the transfer to be sorted out quickly, but it is not up to me. The worry is Souchaux.”
Newcastle are said to have offered Maiga a five-year deal and offered Souchaux either £7M or £8M, depending on which reports you read, but it’s probably €8M which is about £7M.
We’re still hoping this deal can be completed.