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Newcastle After French Defender

8:42 pm, Sunday, June 15th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

There are some reports in France that Newcastle are interested in Rennes’ 6′ tall 18 year-old center-back Sega Coulibaly.

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Sega Coulibaly – Newcastle watching this player

This is the first time we’ve been linked with the player who has represented France at various Youth Levels, and in 17 games for the U16, U17 and U18 sides he has scored three goals.

Last season he played 11 full games for Rennes and he turns 19 on July 1st.

There’s not too much more news in the French reports on Coulibaly,  other than Newcastle are interested in the player and have been watching him,

And if he is signed by the Magpies he would probably be part of the Development squad as one for the future, but this is the age at which Newcastle should be signing good up-and-coming young players

Newcastle have had the player watched a number of times this year, when he has played for the Rennes first team, and he apparently is keen to move to England.

We expect Newcastle to sign five or six top senior players this summer (hopefully – fingers crossed), but in addition there should be four or five top youngsters joining the club, and 20 year-old  Ayoze Perez, already signed from Tenerife, is one example of one of these young up and coming  players

Liverpool, Aston Villa and West Brom are also credited with an interested in the young French center-back.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Ayoze Perez · Development · Newcastle News · Newcastle U18 · Newcastle U21



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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Get off the pitch Palacios.

    Awful player and person.

  • 2 theartfuldodger // Jun 15, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Finally sent off..Palacios..

  • 3 beermonkey // Jun 15, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    some1 else will get sent off in this match

  • 4 theartfuldodger // Jun 15, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Cabaye with one of his usual crappy tackles..yellow :-P

  • 5 G // Jun 15, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Not a bad age for the development team. How much does he cost?

  • 6 theartfuldodger // Jun 15, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Are we gonna see cabella,remy or sissoko ??

  • 7 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 15, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Debuchy playing so high up the pitch for France.

    Spends most of the time as a winger and even a right wing forward at times.

    Well, thats Alan Pardew for ya.

  • 8 beermonkey // Jun 15, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    savage is a knob

    think sissoko will come on

  • 9 musomag // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Waste of time. Need attacking players

  • 10 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    missed the goal and the sending off.

  • 11 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    What a goal.

  • 12 Graeme // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    At 18, P45DUE would ruin him.




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