Newcastle have been linked with Cedric Bakambu of Sochaux since last January, but we’re not sure the 23 year-old is a good enough striker for Newcastle.
Cedric Bakambu – 23 year-old Sochaux striker
There is news today that Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has put in a bid for the striker, and we know Newcastle have missed out on a number of our striker targets this summer already.
Bakambu wants to leave his French club this summer, after they were relegated to Ligue 2 in May, and he’s available for around €3M – if that – and Palace have also been interested in the player since January.
It had been expected the Sochaux striker would move to Rennes in January, but Rennes signed Ola Toivonen from PSV instead for a fee of around £2M.
Cedric has scored 21 goals for Sochaux in 103 total appearances over the last four seasons, and last season he scored 7 goals in 31 games for his struggling club.
Bakambu is a French youth international and has represented his country at U18, U19 and U20 level sand in 38 appearances for the French youth sides, he has scored 8 goals.
Bakambu was also part of the French squad that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship on home soil.
We’d be surprised if this player is high on Newcastle’s wanted list.
What do you think?
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