It seems that Mobido Maiga is very likely to join Newcastle United in January.
Mobido Maiga – dream move to Newcastle for all players
The local press has said the fee for the Mali striker is around £6M and the deal is likely to take place in early January although Mobido will be leaving for the African Cup of Nations around mid-January.
The local Newcastle papers have also reported that Newcastle will triple his current wages he is getting at the Sochaux club, so it would appear to be a good move for all parties.
The 24 year-old went on strike in August to try to force his French club to transfer him to Newcastle, but Sochaux held firm, but what is very clear is that Maiga still sees a move to Newcastle to be a dream move, not only for him, but for all players.
The French club were unhappy with Newcastle at the time, and even reported the Tyneside club to FIFA for an illegal approach for their player, although we haven’t heard any more news on that since August.
But it appears that Newcastle have held talks with Sochaux since the end of the summer transfer window, and all signs are that the Mali striker will become a Newcastle player in January.
When Maiga was asked if the move to Newcastle will happen this is what he told Footafrica365:
“I do not know, we’ll see.”
“What is clear is that all players dream of playing for a club like that, and I hope it will happen, either this winter or in the summer.”
“There are no more problems with Sochaux, everything is back to normal.”
Mobido has suddenly gone up in our estimation, and it seems the chances that he will become a Newcastle player soon must be very high.
What do you think?