Newcastle will be losing at least two strikers in the summer, Shola Ameobi and Loic Remy, and maybe Papiss Cisse too, so we expect Newcastle to be linked with a number of strikers from now through the end of the upcoming summer transfer window, which will be an important one for Newcastle United.
Diafra Sakho – 24 year-old Metz striker
And sure enough there’s a report in insidefutbol.com today, that says Newcastle are interested in 24 year-old Metz striker Diafra Sakho.
The 24-year-old 6′ tall striker was born in Guédiawaye in Senegal, and joined Metz in the summer of 2009, and so far this season he has scored 12 goals in just 21 appearances for Metz, who are top of the French second division.
So it will be huge jump in class for Diafra to come from playing in the French second division to the Premier League, and over his career at Metz he has played 75 times and hit only 20 goals for his French club.
It wouldn’t surprise us if Newcastle are interested in this lad, but it’s only been this season he has been scoring goals, and there are a number of other clubs, apart from Newcastle, who are keeping tabs on the striker.
On the web-site transfermarkt.com he is listed at being worth around €2M – and Newcastle can at least afford that fee.
He has never played any International football for Senegal.
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