Newcastle are again being linked with Montpellier left-back Henri Bedimo, who will leave the French Champions this summer, and wants to play in the Premier League.
Henri Bedimo – 28 year-old Montpellier left-back
Bedimo has played in the French leagues since making his debut for Toulouse back in 2003, and he has since played for Le Havre, Chateauroux and Lens, and only joined Montpellier last summer on a four year deal.
One problem we see with Bedimo, is that he turned 28 earlier this month, and he would normally be too old for Newcastle, since the club usually brings in players no older than 26.
The 15 times capped Cameroon international however, played an important part in Montpellier winning the French League title for the first time last season, but it seems as though he now wants to take his chance, and move on to bigger and better things.
The price on Bedimo is said to be £5M, and we just cannot see Mike Ashley paying that much for a 28 year-old, although Bedino’s wage demands are likely to be low.
Newcastle are in need of a left-footed left back, to effectively replace the departed Jose Enrique, but the Magpies may have one already at the club, in 20 year-old Shane Ferguson, who has looked impressive in that position, when given the chance at Newcastle.
It seems that a deal may already have been agreed for the player, as he had this to say over the weekend:
“I’m going to play in England next season,” “I’ll announce where next week.”
We’d be surprised if he announces he is coming to Newcastle, and he’s also being linked with Liverpool, and it seems that new manager Brendan Rodgers is said to be keen on the player.
Maybe that means he’s not keen on former Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique?