Newcastle Linked With Top Young French Defender

Expect Newcastle to be linked with a number of players in the next eight weeks or so before the end of the January transfer window, with definite signs that Newcastle United will enter the market next month.

Massadio Haïdara – top young French defender

And there is news in France that Newcastle are interested in 19 year-old Nancy full-back Massadio Haïdara, who has already played a couple of times for the France U21 side, and plays for Nancy in France’s top league.

Massadio was born in Trappes, France back in 1992, and only turned 19 last Sunday, and he is one of the best young French players, and an exciting player to watch.

He is of Senegal descent, and plays as a left back and made his professional debut on 11th December 2010,  in a league match against Sochaux, having only just turned 17.

Newcastle may need to bring in another full back in January, in case Danny Simpson leaves the club, and it can be a left back or right back, since Davide Santon can play on either side.

This lad would look like an excellent acquisition, and in January of last year he signed his first professional contract and agreed to a three-year deal with Nancy, and we have to assume that Chief Scout Graham Carr has been watching the lad.

Massadio has played 40 times for Nancy with one goal – does anybody know about this player?

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