There’s a report in L’Equipe today that €8M (£6.5M)rated Auxerre striker Paul-Georges Ntep is currently in London for talks, but it’s being reported he’s at QPR and not Arsenal, and that Newcastle are the other club interested in the young striker.
Paul-Georges Ntep of Auxerre – at QPR
The player has been invited to QPR by manager Harry Redknapp, so this news could cause both Arsenal and Newcastle some concern.
Newcastle are said to be interested in the striker, but this is the first time we’ve seen any link with this player.
The 21 year old Auxerre striker joined the French club back in 2010, and has played for all the French Youth side, including 7 appearances at the U21 level with 6 goals.
It gets a little bit more complicated than that with Rennes having already said they have agreed a €6M fee for the Cameroon born player, although Auxerre deny that – so we suppose at some point the 21 year-old and his agents have to decide which club he will be joining.
It had been thought that Arsenal were in prime position to sign the player, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger saying this about the youngster:
“Paul-Georges Ntep has the potential to have a great future. Whether he will or not depends on his mind.”
These are the types of youngsters Newcastle are after, young players who can improve big time after being brought to Tyneside, although the French report suggests the two London clubs are moving more aggressively for the player than Newcastle are.
Where have we heard that before?
The youngster has played 61 times for Auxerre with 19 goals, and he looks like a young striker with lots of potential – as the Arsenal manager has pointed out.
Note: Danny Gordon is one of our readers and he’s doing a survey as part of his final year in Mechanical Engineering at Northumbria University – please help Danny by taking the survey on renewable energy – here it is.
Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 on us on Google+