If it’s one thing Newcastle like to do these days in the transfer market, it’s to sign players on a free transfer – it’s much cheaper that way than having to pay a transfer fee, and with the rather frugal way the club is being run by Mike Ashley, perhaps that makes us interested in Manchester City’s Abdisalam Ibrahim.
Abdisalam Ibrahim – 21 year-old Manchester City midfielder
The 21 year-old player stands 6’2″ tall, and was born in Mogadishu, Somalia but moved to Norway when he was just six years old, and has played for all the Norwegian youth side through U23 but has never played for the full Norwegian National side.
Ibrahim still has one year left on his contract at the Etihad Stadium, and his play has been compared to that of former Arsenal great Patrick Vieira , and he has a release clause of £750K but is being allowed to leave on a free transfer.
Newcastle already have a player who has been compared to Patrick Vieira in Moussa Sissoko, who looked good and indeed very good at times for Newcastle, after he joined us from French club Toulouse in January.
So with Ibrahim having played only once for Manchester City, we would be very surprised if there was any interest in the player coming from Newcastle, even though reports suggest we could be interested.
Before Newcastle think of bringing in any other players, we need at least two strikers through the door, that’s where the cupboard is bare (very bare) at the moment on Tyneside.
What do you think?
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