This could be some of the good news Newcastle fans desperately need after the 1-0 defeat at Leicester City today – and reports in Italy are saying that Newcastle have made an approach for 20 year-old Milan winger M’Baye Niang.
M’Baye Niang – Milan’s 20 year-old winger
The 20 year-old winger was on loan for the second half of last season at Montpellier, and he scored 5 goals in 22 games for the French club, but he is finding it difficult to break into the first team in Italy and could be loaned out to get some playing time – but since his contract is up next June Milan could also be willing to sell him this month..
Newcastle have been interested in the 6’1″ winger for some time now and he ‘s the right age for Newcastle to sign a player who has huge potential.
M’Baye has played for the French U16, U17 and U21 sides, and it appears that Milan would be willing to sell their youngster – and the news is that Newcastle have made an approach.
Niang started his career at Caen back in 2007, and joined Milan in the summer of 2012 on a three year contract, with Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham being three of the other English clubs interested in the winger.
With the winger’s three year contract coming to end at the end of next June, Newcastle will also likely be able to get the the French U21 International at a knockdown price – which is what owner Mike Ashley (always) likes to do.
Newcastle were first linked with Niang back in the summer of 2102 when he was only 17 – and it was thought at that time to be a fight principally between Arsenal and Newcastle as to where the lad would end up – but he signed for Milan.
Niang has been described in France as “a phenomenon” and “a striker out of the ordinary” and he made his professional debut at the young age of 16 in April 2011, in a league match for Caen against Toulouse.
M’Baye only turned 20 on 19th December.
What do you think?
Note: Please see if you can help the Northumbria Police to find this missing person – thanks.
You can follow us on our three social media sites below: