There are reports in France that Newcastle are interested in signing French International winger Dimitri Payet of Marseilles, who is available for transfer this summer at a price of around £7M.
Dimitri Payet – Swansea in negotiations with Marseilles
Other clubs interested in the winger include Swansea and Everton, and the news is that Swansea have already entered into negotiations to sign the 27 year-old, who has played 7 times for France.
Swansea beat Newcastle to striker Bafe Gomis last week, but Newcastle could have been put off by the French strikers wage demands, and he’s a player who turns 29 next month.
The Swans seem to be in the lead for Payet, but we know Newcastle will be unloading Jonas Gutierrez, Gabby Obertan, Ben Arfa and Sylvain Marveaux this summer, so we need to bring in some good wingers.
Payer is being offered to other clubs so that Marseilles can recuperate some money that can then be used as transfer funds for new Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa, who took over from Jose Anigo in May.
Newcastle have been linked with this player before, and there were even reports last summer that Newcastle were interested in Payet, before he finally signed on at Marseilles from St. Etienne on a four year deal for £7M.
The winger previously played at Nantes, Saint Etienne and Lille, where he played 81 games and scored 26 goals with 7 assists.
Dimitri is available for £7M, which is a decent price for such a good winger who can both create goals and score goals.
It seems that if Newcastle are really interested in signing Payet, we should make a move now – before Swansea sign him up.
What do you think?
Written from Winchester, England.