News on the Newcastle web-site that we have finally completed the signing of 16 year-old midfielder Olivier Kemen.
Olivier Kemen – signed from Metz
Newcastle had been linked with this youngster a couple of weeks ago, and the news then was that he had even singed for the club, but he actually completed his signing today.
Maybe he had just agreed to sign for Newcastle, when the reports came out on June 16th.
Olivier has played for the France U17 side and this is what the youngster had to say to Sky Sports before he signed:
“Newcastle United are a big club and they look after young players. If everything is agreed with Metz then I will join them. There are some good French speaking people there already and so I can settle there fine with the guidance of everyone there.”
In an interview he gave last December he had said that Alex Song, the former Arsenal player who is now at Barcelona, is his favorite player.
Certainly the transfer market seems to be heating up with Newcastle having missed out on top target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but news today Newcastle had a £5M bid accepted for Wigan striker Arouna Kone, with the Magpies being given permission to speak to the player.
We also have a sneaking suspicion that we could be back in for Loic Remy, who is available from QPR for just £8M.
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