With Lyon play maker Clement Grenier being left out of the Lyon squad for their 3rd qualifying tie of the Europa League on Thursday night, and with Grenier missing training at Lyon since Friday – the rumors are swirling around that Newcastle may be close to a deal for the French International play maker.
Are Newcastle after these two top players Lacazette and Grenier?
And Twitter lit up last night with rumors that Clement Grenier is actually on his way to Newcastle to have a medical at the Tyneside club.
But remember these are just rumors, but what’s new?
A French fan posted on his Twitter account that he shared a flight with Clement from Lyon to Newcastle, although how true that is becomes a good question, and he didn’t say anything about Clement about to sign at Newcastle.
Here’s our translation of the Tweet from Zenon Zadkine – @ZenonZadki – and it’s now all over Twitter::
“Glad to have been on my Lyon-Newcastle flight with @clemgrenier – very available and open, really a nice person!”
And with the additional news late last night in France that Newcastle have made another bid to take 23 year-old striker Alexandre Lacazette to Newcastle, it could be that Lee Charnley’s remit at Newcastle is to get both Clement and Alexandre on Tyneside.
And that would probably cost Newcastle anywhere from £15M to £20M for the two top Lyon players.
And if Newcastle can pull of this coup we would need to reach – quickly – for those blood pressure pills.
That’s because it would mean that Newcastle had signed the following 8 players this summer – Jack Colback, Ayoze Perez, Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere, Daryl Janmaat, Alexandre Lacazette and Clement Grenier – all for around £40M.
On second thoughts I better take some of the pills right now – my blood pressure just went up significantly writing that last sentence. 😀
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