It’s a new week and Newcastle United are about to get a complaint lodged to UEFA against them by French club Sochaux.
Sochaux President Alexandre Lacombe
Sochaux are alleging that Newcastle made an illegal approach for their Mali striker Modibo Maiga.
It was interesting that Miaga had a reported meeting with Sochaux President Alexandre Lacombe over the weekend, to discuss with his striker the proposed move to Newcastle.
However, Lacombe could have heard more from the 23 year-old, and maybe that led to the action the French club are about to take.
Alexandre Lacombe is claiming Newcastle spoke to the striker without their permission, and will report Newcastle to UEFA, Europe’s governing body headed by Frenchman Michel Platini.
Lacombe told L’Est Republicain today:
“Newcastle are going on contacting our players despite our refusal,”
“So we will register a complaint with UEFA, telling them such behavior is not fair play. It is provoking destabilization.”
Back in June, Lacombe was keen to keep his player from the grasp of some top clubs, and it seems he’s doing exactly the same thing with Newcastle.
We’d be surprised if Newcastle do get reported, because they seem to do things by the book in the transfer market.
We could of course be wrong, but there now must be big doubts that Newcastle can get Maiga on Tyneside by September.
We hope we are wrong.
Wonder if we can get Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge on a season long loan deal?