With Newcastle’s difficulties in trying to secure Loic Remy from Marseilles, they will turn their sights to possible other potential signings in Jnauary, in case they cannot persuade the French International to join Newcastle.
Mevlut Erdinc – back on Newcastle’s radar screen
The second striker on the list seems to be Saint Etienne’s 23 year-old Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng, and he would seem a decent buy at around £4M, but news today that Newcastle are also checking out one of their former targets – Mevlut Erdinc.
Newcastle were interested in the player back in 2009, when he was still at Sochaux, but since that time he joined PSG that year, and in 107 appearances he scored 30 goals for the Paris club, before moving to Rennes last January, when Newcastle were once again said to be interested in the striker.
The player moved to Rennes because he could get a starting position at PSG and since he joined Rennes for £6M, he has played 33 games and managed only 7 goals.
Newcastle are said to be monitoring the striker of Turkish descent, but we have a hard job believing he’s good enough for Newcastle, and we’d be surprised if the 25 year-old Erdinc joins the club this January.
Erdinc was born in Saint-Claude, France of Turkish descent, and he is both a Turkish and a French citizen, and has played for Turkey 19 times with 3 goals.
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