Get France Football News is reporting that their contacts are telling them Newcastle United have just lodged a new bid for Lyon play-maker Clement Grenier, who we bid for last January, but failed to get the Frenchman on Tyneside to replace the departed Yohan Cabaye.
Clement Grenier – Newcastle’s new improved bid turned down
Newcastle are thought to have bid something close to €10M for the player last January – but this most recent bid is said to be an improved bid on that one by the Magpies, but it has already been turned down by his club.
The news in France is that Clement wants to join a club who can offer him European competition next season, and at least at Newcastle right now – we cannot fulfill that requirement.
And it’s thought that a couple of German clubs are also interested in Grenier – with Bayer Leverkusen reported as one of those Bundesliga clubs.
While Newcastle cannot offer Clement European football next season, he will have seen some of the (very) good players we have already signed this summer, and Newcastle are at least showing some ambition.
And that could even tip the scales in Newcastle’s favor with the young Frenchman, and he can join Newcastle’s seemingly new revolution on Tyneside.
We also reported earlier today that Clement is now officially available for transfer from Lyon this summer, and will be sold to some club – and that it was a good opportunity for Newcastle to move in for him.
Grenier will be at a new club in September – and hopefully that club can be Newcastle United.
Clement Grenier would simply be a terrific signing for us.
Howay The Lads!!
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