The French Daily, L’Equipe, are reporting today that 22 year-old Reims midfielder, Romain Amalfitano, will be moving to Newcastle in the summer.
Romain Amalfitano – signed three year deal at Newcastle
Romain’s two year contact runs out in the summer, and the 22 year-old attacking midfielder could have already signed a pre-contract deal at Newcastle, and he will formally come to the Tyneside club on July 1st, when transfers are officially allowed.
That’s exactly what happened last summer with then 18 year-old Mehdi Abeid from Lens, who was also out contract.
Amalfitano’s contract runs out on June 30th, and he will become a free agent, although Newcastle will need to pay his club Reims some compensation, but that is not expected to be much.
L’Equipe is reporting there are various reports in France that this lad will move to Newcastle, and of course Newcastle’s name is golden in French Football right now.
And that’s even more so over the last couple of months, with Newcastle playing so well and surging in the English Premier League, and both French Internationals Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye are in starring roles for Newcastle these days.
Amalfitano is said to be signing a contract for three years at Newcastle through June of 2015, and we expect him to be a good player having been scouted by Chief Scout Graham Carr.
Romain is the younger brother of 27 year-old Morgan Amalfitano, who currently plays for Marseilles and recently picked up his first cap for France in the 2-1 win over Germany in February this year.
Romain moved to Reims in 2010 from French first divsiion club Evian Thonon Gaillard , on a two year contract.
He has played 63 times for Reims in all competitions and has scored 10 goals over the last couple of seasons.