We’ve been researching some good young French players who have either interested Newcastle in the past, or could be some new players Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr is watching on the continent.
Wissam Ben Yedder – on Newcastle’s radar screen?
Newcastle watched Toulouse a lot last season in scouting 23 year-old powerhouse Moussa Sissoko, and we signed the 8 times capped French International for around £2M in January – a fantastic buy for Newcastle.
But maybe another young player who has caught Graham Carr’s attention is 22 year-old 5’7″ striker Wissam Ben Yedder, who scored 15 goals in 40 appearances for Toulouse last season.
Ben Yedder was born in Sarcelles, France, but is of Tunisian descent and the right footed player has made 3 appearances for the French U21 side.
He started his career in 2009 at UJA Alfortville, a French football club based in Alfortville – a suburb of Paris – and moved to Toulouse the next year.
In total he has played 57 times for Toulouse with 16 goals and 7 assists, but he had an excellent season last season, and is now said to be worth around £3.5M by transfermarket.com – although that may not be too accurate – and seems a bit high.
He’s a young striker who would add some other options for Newcastle up front next season.
Here’s some video of the striker against Lille this year.
What do you think?
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