The Newcastle Journal this morning reported that Newcastle were keeping tabs on PSG defensive midfielder Blaise Matuidi.
Blaise Matuidi – Newcastle keeping tabs on player
Newcastle were first linked with Matuidi back in March of 2011, and there is a decent chance that PSG could make the 12 times capped French International midfielder available in the summer.
Newcastle definitely need strikers this summer, but we also are not too well stocked with central midfield players, and both Tiote and Cabaye had poor seasons last term, and new boy Vurnon Anita didn’t seem to be given much of a chance, especially after the five Frenchmen arrived in January.
The Toulouse born 26 year-old started his career with Troyes back in 2004, and then moved to St. Etienne in 2007, and then joined PSG in the summer of 2011.
He has played 84 times with 8 goals for the Paris based side, and it seems Newcastle would be interested in Blaise if PSG decide to let him leave this summer.
Matuidi is a strong tackler and would seem to fit right in with the French players already at the Tyneside club – but this would also go against manager Alan Pardew’s preference for players with Premier League experience.
Matuidi is a good player, and he appeared 25 times for the French U21 side, and stands 5’9″ tall, and when he moved two years ago to PSG from St. Etienne, he cost around £6.5M.
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