Some news breaking today is that Newcastle are interested in signing Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila this month, and the 22 year-old French International defensive midfielder certainly wants to leave the French league, and his first choice seems to be the Premier League.
Yann M’Vila – Newcastle interested?
We have no idea if this news is true, or whether Newcastle would be able to sign the 22 times capped French International if they were interested, with the news that manager Alan Pardew has expressed an interest in the France international, to give some bite to the frail Newcastle defense.
But some big clubs are also interested in the player, and Newcastle are not one of the six big clubs in England, so it could be difficult to attract the player, even if we are interested in him.
And the fee being asked for M’Vila is £17M, and surely that means there is absolutely no way Newcastle could be interested in a player who would cost that sort of money.
Last November bad boy M’Vila was banned from playing for France until 2014 after an unauthorized night on the town while he was on Under-21 International duty, and he was also arrested for assault on a 17 year-old in France.
So one question is whether Newcastle need this kind of character on Tyneside – we think not.
We really have a hard job believing there’s any truth at all in these reports.
The 22 year-old has played 146 times for Rennes with four goals and has 22 International caps for France.
What do you think?
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