talkSPORT is reporting today that Newcastle are one of the Premier League clubs interested in signing former French U20 international striker Cedric Bakambu.
Cedric Bakambu – Newcastle striker target?
Bakambu plays for Sochaux, and they are currently second bottom of the French league and 6 points from safety, so the French club could be having a clear-out of players at the end of the season is they are relegated.
And we have seen in the last three games that Newcastle will need to bring in at least two new strikers in the summer, and the 5’11” 22 year-old striker could be one of them.
With Loic Remy out of the side with injury, it just shows you how much we have relied on the French International for our goals this season – and of course he will not be signing permanently for Newcastle this summer.
Bakambu would only cost £2.5M, and we suppose that’s the good news, and the bad news is whether he would be good enough for Newcastle.
Crystal Palace are the only other English club interested in the player, although Championship side Nottingham Forest have also been linked with the player, and that may say something.
The striker almost moved to Rennes in January, but instead Rennes signed Ola Toivonen from PSV for a fee of £2M – and Ola was another potential Newcastle striker target.
Cedric has been at Sochaux his whole career, and has 8 goals for Sochaux in 18 appearances this season, and since 2010 he has 23 goals in 90 appearances for the French club.
What do you think?
Note: Sean Borland is a student in Newcastle and will not be at either the Man United (5 April) or Swansea (19 April) games – and he has tickets – £30 for the ManU game and £20 for the Swansea game – you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or sean4eva09 on twitter.