Newcastle United need only another (say) three players to make this one of our best transfer windows for many years, and there is good news from France that Lyon President seems resigned to losing Clement Grenier this summer, and he would be a terrific replacement for the departed Yohan Cabaye.
Clement Grenier – Newcastle chances of signing Clement improve
And to think what Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella and Clement Grenier could do to opposing defenses in the Premier League next season – with their level skill and creativity – the mind boggles.
On Saturday this is what Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas said about both Grenier and defender Umtiti, who may also be a Newcastle target:
“At the end of May, the agents of Clement Grenier and Samuel Umtiti told us that their clients envisage themselves playing elsewhere.”
“A release amount has been agreed as per their demand. But that is not to say that they will definitely leave”
And there was news just last Friday that Newcastle had lodged an improved bid for Grenier but that Lyon had turned that down, so there is some evidence that Grenier is still a Newcastle target.
And there are reports that Newcastle have been told it would not take that much to sign the 5 times capped French International, with quotes of around €10M – which is about £8M.
And that’s close to what Newcastle paid for Remy Cabella, although Lyon are still officially holding out publicly for around €15M (£12M) for Clement.
But isn’t that what Montpellier were also hoping to get for Remy Cabella?
And while that seems a fairly low fee for Grenier – surely Newcastle can (will?) move in now to try to get Grenier to Tyneside?
In the past there have been noises coming out of the Grenier camp that he wants to join a Champions League club, but he will have seen some of the good players Newcastle have already signed this summer, including his French International colleague Remy Cabella, and Newcastle are at last showing some real ambition.
Or at least it looks that way.
It seems that Newcastle may have a really good opportunity to sign Clement Grenier – and he would be an excellent signing for us – especially at the price quoted.
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