Aly Cissokho has been desperate to leave Olympique Lyonnais for the last year, and of course Newcastle were more than interested in this French International left-back last summer, and almost signed him.
Aly Cissokho – desperate to leave Lyon
Aly was never capped at any of the French youth levels, and only made one full appearance for France in August of 2010, when the 6′ tall defender was called up to the team by new manager Laurent Blanc, for the friendly match against Norway, and he played the full game.
Newcastle, Naples, Inter Milan and other clubs have been linked with the Blois-born Frenchman, who is of Senegalese descent.
Lyon have been wanting €10M for their player, but that fee will hardly attract too many clubs, and he is getting his lawyers involved, as he had this to say to the French media:
“To be in line with the ambitious career that I set for myself, I decided to entrust the management of my interest to lawyers who are experienced in contract negotiations in the football world.” ”It gives me the guarantee of a working professional representation and greater rigor. “
Cissokho is using a firm called 3A, and hopes to leave Olympique Lyonnais in this transfer window, and his representatives have already met officials of Lyon, to discuss the future of their client, and especially his transfer fee.
If his fee was reduced to around €5M, and Newcastle fail to get Mathieu Debuchy in from Lille, the 24 year-old could then possibly become a target again of Newcastle - maybe.
What do you think?