This is the first bit of good news today for Newcastle fans, as French club Nancy have confirmed that a deal has been agreed with Newcastle for their 20 year-old star left back Massadio Haidara.
Massadio Haidara – due to sign today for Newcastle
The 20-year-old France Under-21 international is flying into Newcastle today to have his medical, with terms terms already agreed with the youngster on a five and a half year deal.
Haidara will offer some competition to Davide Santon at left back – and he is essentially one for the future, although the French U21 International will certainly play in the first team for Newcastle before the end of the season.
Nancy revealed the news on their website, with this statement:
“After 46 games and two-and-a-half years in the Nancy shirt, Massadio Haidara is leaving his former club for Newcastle United.” “The two clubs have reached an agreement and will finalize the transfer on Tuesday.”
Newcastle are also waiting for Montpelier defender and captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, to arrive on Tyneside today – and the club will hope to move quickly to get the 23 year-old signed up.
The news coming out of London is that Arsenal are now interested in the player – but as yet it seems that the London club have not made any formal bid for the 3 times capped French International – so they wouldn’t be allowed to speak to the player.
Why is nothing ever easy for Newcastle?
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