Newcastle have been tracking 20 year-old M’Baye Niang for a number of years now – and it seems the French U21 International is available to move from AC Milan this month – but only on a permanent basis.
20 year-old M’Baye Niang – keen to join Newcastle
Newcastle had a loan bid turned down by the Italian giants only last week, but discussions with Newcastle have been continuing since then, with the possibility of Newcastle making the deal permanent this month.
Niang has made it clear that his preference is to move to Newcastle United, where he will find a number of other French players, and he puts Newcastle ahead of Arsenal, Chelsea and Udinese.
Another thing that Niang will have seen, is that Newcastle give their players a chance in the first team with Perez, just one year older than Niang, having done so well over these last six months.
Niang is a skilful player with speed, and he is exactly the type of young player we should be signing – and who knows he may even emulate Ayoze Perez, if Niang arrives on Tyneside.
Niang’s three year contract at the Italian club runs out in June, and it’s thought that Milan’s preference is to have him move on a permanent basis this month – and from what we can tell – Newcastle are in prime position to sign this youngster this month.
The Frenchman went out on loan to Montpellier a year ago and was impressive, and scored 5 goals in 22 total appearances for the French club.
The news is that Newcastle were willing to offer Davide Santon in a swap deal to get Niang through the door, but we’d be very surprised if that has any truth in it.
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