There has been news recently that Newcastle are interested in French international play-maker Marvin Martin.
Marvin Martin – Newcastle interested
The 23 year-old has been at Sochaux for the last nine years, and so far has made 117 appearances for the French side, with 10 goals and 26 assists.
Newcastle’s name in France is sky high at the moment, and with French players such as Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Gabriel Obertan, Sylvian Marveaux and Mehdi Abeid already at the Tyneside club, Newcastle may be an attraction for the 5 times capped French International, who was born in Paris in 1988.
Martin could leave his club as early as next summer, and there is news today that both Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in the player.
The Sunday Sun reported that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants the French midfielder at the club, and Chief Scout Graham Carr has already been watching the player in action
But Newcastle had trouble with Sochaux in their bid to sign Martin’s team mate, striker Modibo Maiga last summer, and the news is that Sochaux will let Martin go, but only if a significant fee comes in for the player.
But Newcastle don’t seem to pay out big fees for players these days, unless Martin has some release clause in his contract, so we don’t know what the chances are of Newcastle bringing the play-maker to the club.
Perhaps Newcastle should try to bring both Maiga and Martin to Tyneside, and try to get a volume discount from Sochaux.
What do you think?