Newcastle were linked with Manchester City midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim in July, and at the time it looked like the Tyneside club would be keen on signing the 22 year-old when his contract runs out next summer.
Abdisalam Ibrahim – Norwegian midfielder interesting Newcastle
The player was born in Mogadishu, Somalia back in 1991, but his family moved to Norway in 1998, and he has so far played for all the Norway Youth sides, from U15 through U23, and he was signed by Manchester City from Fjellhamar in early 2007.
Since that time he has been loaned out to various sides including Scunthorpe United , NEC and for the last two season he’s been on loan at Norwegian club Strømsgodset.
Since the player will be available as a free agent next June, other clubs are also interested in the 6’2″ midfielder, including the likes of Galatasaray and Fenerbahce, Sevilla, Espanyol, Real Betis, Lyon, Lille, Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux – in addition to Newcastle.
It could be that Manchester City will allow him to leave in January, so at least they will get some kind of fee for him, and it could be that Newcastle would be interested in signing the player, who has been compared to former Arsenal great Patrick Vieira.
We hope that Joe Kinnear will look to bring in one more striker and also a top center-back in January to fortify the Newcastle defense, which still seems to be the weak link in the side this season, as it was last season.
But Newcastle are always interested in good young players who can be brought into the club on the cheap, and Abdisalam Ibrahim certainly its that profile.
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