For the third day in a row, Newcastle have announced the signing of a French player – and today it is 20 year-old
France under-21 international left back Massadio Haïdara.
Massadio Haïdara – sings for Newcastle will wear number 19
The left-back comes in from Nancy and he is a big powerful player with lots of speed – something that we lack in the back four at the moment.
And with Toulouse announcing on their web-site that Moussa Sissoko has signed today for Newcastle – maybe we’ll announce four signings in four days tomorrow, when the Sissoko signing could be announced.
Now to get Ricky van Wolfswinkel in by Saturday to keep the streak going! 😀
The Trappes-born youngster made more than 50 appearances for Nancy, and he is currently one of France’s top young talents.
This is what Massadio had to say after his signing:
“It was the desire of the club to sign me up which was the most important factor.” “It was nothing to do with the league position.”
“It was really all about the club’s desire and willingness to sign me up. Also, I like the club’s ambition to strengthen the whole team so we can improve our league position. That’s what appealed to me so I didn’t hesitate.”
And Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew had this to say about his fourth new player this month:
“Massadio is very highly-thought of in France and he’s somebody who our scouting team have been greatly impressed by.”
“At the age of 20, he will only continue to get better but he’s already played a lot of games in his country’s top division and represented France at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level.”
“He’s strong and quick and we’re looking forward to seeing him develop here.”
Massadio is another excellent signing by Newcastle this month – and our club is not finished yet.
And while the club made a big mistake in not strengthening the squad in the summer – a big mistake – they are now doing their level best to put that mistake right.
Hopefully we’ll still get even more players through the door before next Thursday – here’s hoping.
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