Newcastle were interested in signing French International defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra when he was still at Arsenal back in 2008, and there is news in the People today that Newcastle are again interested in signing the midfielder.
Lassana Diarra at Lokomotiv last year
The former Real Madrid midfielder left Lokomotiv Moscow in the summer, and he was expected to sign on for the rest of the season at Glasgow Celtic.
But the news is that his former Moscow club have refused to release his registration, and it seems the deal has completely fallen through.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp tried to sign his former player (he was at Portsmouth with Harry) in the summer didn’t materialize.
But the player turns 30 in March and the Magpies (make that Mike Ashley) prefer to bring in players 26 years old and younger, and in any case his wages could be too high for Newcastle.
But the news is that Newcastle want to sign him through the rest of this season only, and maybe it’s a deal Newcastle want to make because the club will sell Cheick Tiote and the club wants to bring in an experienced replacement for this season.
So signing this very good defensive midfielder would make some sense, if it’s because of that.
But we shouldn’t be thinking of selling Tiote in January, and why couldn’t any deal for Cheick wait until the summer?.
What do you think?
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