French International On Newcastle’s Summer Shopping List

Mamadou Sakho is a 22 year old defender who already has 11 caps for the full French side, and he is currently at PSG, but his time at the Paris club may not last too long, with Newcastle United being linked with a possible move for the youngster in the summer.

Mamadou Sakho

Mamadou Sakho – capped 11 times at the full French level

We’ve been linked with this player previously, and the 6’2″ defender is not getting enough playing time at PSG, and he’s gotten itchy feet recently, and with Fabricio Coloccini wanting to move in the summer back to Argentina, Newcastle could bring in this youngster as a replacement for the Newcastle captain.

Sources in France are reporting that Newcastle scouts have been at PSG games, and maybe Chief Scout Graham Carr has picked this youngster out as the replacement for Coloccini – if a club from Argentina can come in and pay his £7M transfer fee in the summer – which is  by no means certain.

Sakho’s contract still has eighteen months to run, but Newcastle may be able to strike a good deal with PSG to take the lad in the summer for a small fee, rather than lose him for nothing in the summer of next year, and we have to think that French players would only be too happy to join the French revolution at Newcastle, where he can settle into the squad very quickly.

This lad would be a very good signing for Newcastle,  and he has played for all the French youth sides, including 17 times for the French U21 side.

His record at PSG is very like Moussa Sissoko’s record at Toulouse – and Mamadou made his debut for the Paris club when he was just 17 year old, in the club’s 3–0 win over Lorient in the Coupe de la Ligue in September of 2007, and they are the only club he’s ever played for,  and the youngster has already racked up 180 appearances for the Paris side with 5 goals.

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