French reports have had Stade Reims midfielder Romain Amalfitano linked with Newcastle for a summer transfer as a free agent.
Romain Amalfitano 22 year-old Reims midfielder linked with Newcastle
The news first broke about a week ago when it was claimed that 22 year-old Amalfitano would be signing a three year deal with Newcastle, when his contract runs out in the summer.
But it turns out there are other clubs who are interested in the attacking midfielder, and no agreement has yet been reached with Newcastle, and that’s according to the player himself, so you would expect that to be true.
Romain does admit it would be great to play in England, and he thinks Newcastle are a fantastic club, as he said this today to Sky Sports:
“I am a Reims player and I will be out of contract at the end of the season,” “I want to finish this season strongly.”
“Newcastle are a fantastic club and to play for them would be a dream come true, but nothing is done as yet. Let’s wait and see what happens.”
Newcastle scour Europe looking for players who are good enough, and can be brought to Newcastle in bargain deals, and therefore free agents every summer are of special interest.
Newcastle brought the Frenchman Mehdi Abeid to Newcastle last summer, when his contract ran out at Lens, and Romain would be on a similar deal.
But it does look like reports that the Newcastle club have already offered the 5’9″ Nice-born midfielder a three year deal are not true. Not yet anyway.