Newcastle Watching Senegal International Winger

The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle, Norwich and Aston Villa will have scouts at the game on Wednesday night to watch 27 year-old winger Modou Sougou of FC Cluj, when Manchester United entertain the Romanian club.

Modou Sougou – winger plays for Romanian club FC Cluj

The Senegal winger – who has 11 caps for his country – impressed against the Red Devils in October, and had another good game when he scored against Galatasaray last month.

Swansea and Bolton are also said to be clubs watching the Senegal international, and the player is said to be available for around £2M and wants to leave Romania in January.

That’s money Newcastle can afford to pay, although the player will turn 28 in two weeks time, and 28 is a bit old for new players coming to Tyneside these days.

Sougou has a Portuguese passport, and that’s after playing for Portuguese clubs União Leiria, Vitória Setúbal, União Leiria and Académica in Portugal from 2004, until he joined FC Cluj last year.

That will enable the player to easily get a work permit, and that would help his move to an English Premier League side.

The report is that Newcastle are watching the player, but we don’t know how good this lad is, since we’ve never seen him play.

What do you think?

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