We watched the Brazil France game last night, which Brazil won 3-0, and Mamadou Sakho of Paris Saint Germain played the whole game for the visitors, and looked a very good player in central defense, and of course Newcastle have been interested in him for some time now.
Mamadou Sakho – considering future
Mamadou has said a number of times he may have to leave PSG to get regular first team football, because when everybody is fit, he doesn’t start at center-back for the Paris based club.
And he is keen to make the French World Cup Squad for next summer, if they qualify for the finals, which is not a certainty given they are in the same group as reigning World Champions Spain.
But with current manager Carlo Ancelotti wanting to move on from PSG, Mamadou will wait to see who replaces him, because that could alter his situation at the French club.
Carlo wants to join Real Madrid to replace Jose Mourinho, but the Qatar based owners will block that move until a replacement is found, which seems fair enough.
A post on France-based web-site InfoSport+ last Thursday said that any move by Ancelotti to Real Madrid would be blocked:
“PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi will block the departure of coach Carlo Ancelotti to Madrid. and the issue has been closed for the moment.”
Closed for the moment will mean until they can line up a suitable replacement for Ancelotti.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle will be monitoring the situation closely, and if we believe the reports in the local papers are true, a center-back and a striker are Newcastle’s highest priorities this summer.
The 23-year-old has been at PSG since he was a youngster, and since making his debut in 2007 he has played 196 times for PSG with 7 goals, and he has also played for all the French youth sides and last night was his 13th full cap for France.
Even though it looks like Fab Coloccini will now stay at Newcastle, which we reported yesterday, the club still want to bring in a top center-back, with Mike Williamson likely to be moved on if Newcastle can get their man.
And with Mamadou’s contract running out in a year, that man could be Sakho and he could also be a bargain buy, although there will be other top clubs after him.
And of course he would fit right in at Newcastle, with the large French contingent already on Tyneside.
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