There’s new sin the French press that Newcastle are interested in signing Auxerre’s attacking midfielder Steeven Langil, and the 25 year-old is a free agent this summer, with his contract running out at the end of this month.
Steeven Langil – Newcastle keen on free agent
The reports in France suggest that Newcastle are ready to fight St. Etienne for the lad’s signature.
It seems that St. Etienne were closing in on signing the 25 year-old, but the reports are saying Newcastle are moving in with an offer for the 25 year-old.
And if that’s true, you have to believe that Newcastle can offer the player better terms than the French club.
Here’s another case of Newcastle picking up a player who will cost nothing in transfer fees – and the right-sided midfielder played 36 times last season for the French second division club and scored three goals, and has been tracked by Chief Scout Graham Carr.
However, it’s quite a step up in class for the a player who was born in Fort-de-France in Martinique, but grew up in Morne Rouge.
And we found that another French free agent right sided player we signed last summer – Romain Amalfitano – has since struggled on Tyneside.
Steeven joined Auxerre from Nimes in 2007, and was loaned out to Caen (35 appearances 9 goals), Valenciennes (7 appearances – one goal) and Sedan (14 appearances no goals) during his six years at the French club.
Newcastle were initially linked by the French press with Steeven last month, and he has played about 127 times for Auxerre with 14 goals since he signed on in 2007.
He’s also a very decent piano player, by the way.
But it’s a huge step up in class from the French second division to the English Premier League, if Steeven does end up signing for Newcastle – so we have our doubts.
What do you think?
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