One player Newcastle have been interested in for over two years now is 23 year-old French International center-back Mamadou Sakho, who has been finding it hard to get playing time at the Paris club, especially after PSG signed 19 year-old Brazilian center-back Marquinos from Sao Paulo for £27M this summer.
Mamadou Sakho – could try to get this player from PSG
And since the news this morning is that Newcastle are negotiating with PSG on a deal for Yohan Cabaye, maybe Newcastle can look at some of the players available at PSG, and include them in the deal.
And the one that immediately comes to mind is Sakho, and since the Newcastle defense still looked poor at Manchester city on Monday night, why not bring Sakho in, and then Newcastle could sell Mike Williamson for around £3M before the window closes.
And since Joe Kinnear seems to be having lots of trouble signing good players this summer, we could do it all in one deal – maybe get Sakho(and maybe one or two others) plus cash for Cabaye.
The difficulty in these types of deal is that clubs try to rate their players highly, but Sakho has just one year left on his contract, and if he doesn’t leave this summer he could become a free agent next summer.
Mamadou has played 14 times for France and 196 times for PSG with 7 goals since joining his home-town club back in 1996 as a six year-old.
Matuidi Blaise – 26 year-old PSG midfielder
There are also midfield players at PSG like Matuidi Blaise and Jeremy Menez that Newcastle could be interested in, as a part exchange deal for Cabaye, although those two players could be expensive.
It’s just a thought, but could guarantee Newcastle get some players in and not be left with huge money to spend in the last 12 days of the transfer market, when other clubs will elevate their prices for any Newcastle targets.
What do you think?
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