Newcastle are again being linked with the Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli, and although he stated he wanted to stay at Valencia, things have changed there – and the manager Mauricio Pellegrino has just been fired. Add to that the Spanish club are short of money and they could look to sell their Algerian winger in January.
Sofiane Feghouli – been at Valencia since 2010
Feghouli joined Valencia from Grenoble in 2010, and he is supposed to have a £20M buy-out clause in his contract, and there’s no way Newcastle will pay out that kind of money these days – unless they could get Lionel Messi for that amount. 😀
In reality the Algerian International could move for around half that figure – but that’s still a lot of money for a player who has played 13 times for the Spanish club this season with 6 goals.
And since joining Valencia in 2010 from Grenoble he has appeared 66 times with 12 goals for the Spanish club, and he was also on loan at Almeria for one season where he appeared 10 times with a couple of goals.
Valencia are in 12 place in La Liga after 14 games played this season, and that’s not where they want to be, after finishing in 3rd place last season.
Feghouli turns 23 on Boxing Day, and he’s versatile enough and can also play at full-back, and that’s good, but we have a hard job believing Newcastle would pay out anything like £10M for this lad.
What do you think?
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