Newcastle were interested in Senegal striker Moussa Sow when he was still at Lille back in 2011, but we then signed Demba Ba as a free agent from West Ham in the summer of 2011.
Moussa Sow – reported interest by Newcastle United – again
The next year Moussa left the French club and signed on at Turkish giants Fenerbahçe for just over £8M, and he has a great goal scoring record in Turkey with 37 goals in 88 appearances, and 10 goals in 20 games so far this season.
While at Lille for two seasons he helped them win the French League, when both Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy were in the side, and in total he scored 36 goals in 76 appearances for the French club.
And there is news today that Newcastle have rekindled their interest in the striker, who was born in Mantes-la-Jolie, France, and has 24 caps and 10 goals for Senegal.
Moussa turns 28 this month, so he’s still at a good age, and he has said he would like to play in the Premier League one day:
“I am happy at Fenerbahce and don’t think about leaving. However, everyone knows I want to play in the Premier League one day.”
Moussa has more than two-years left on his four year contract in Turkey, so it would still take a decent fee for Newcastle to get him to Tyneside, but Sow’s physical play and powerful presence and physique is very well fitted to the Premier league.
We think this lad would be an excellent signing for Newcastle, but it’s hard to know whether the interest reported by Newcastle is serious.
What do you think?
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