Newcastle Keen On Senegal International Striker

There is news in the Mail today that Newcastle United are interested in 21 year-old FC Sion striker Moussa Konate, who already had 9 nine full caps for Senegal.

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Moussa Konate in Senegal colors

Newcastle will be at the Scion vs Young Boys of Berne game today and it looks like Newcastle’s Steve Nixon will be at the game – Steve is head of recruitment at Newcastle.

The 21-year-old Senegal international is due to line up against Young Boys of Berne.

Moussa moved from Russian club FC Krasnodar to Swiss club Sion last summer, and this season he has scored 7 goals with 5 assists in 16 games for his club.

Konate came to prominence when he played well for Senegal in the London Olympics in 2012 when he was only 19, and he scored five goals in the tournament and that has had clubs like West Ham, Fulham and Aston Villa interested in the player.

Newcastle are no longer the draw for top players they used to be and so the Tyneside club seem to be lining up a number of alternative strikers in case they cannot get their top targets.

Those top striker targets are thought to be Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund, and Burnley’s Danny Ings.

There will be significant competition from some of the big clubs in Europe for those players this summer.

Konate was named in the Senegalese squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in January after West Ham’s Diafra Sakho withdrew due to an injury

Newcastle like to sign promising young players who can be developed into top players on Tyneside, and Moussa seems to fit that profile.

What do you think?

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6 comments so far

  • Thump

    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Newcastle are no longer the draw for players they used to be

    Fixed it for you, Ed.

  • Bambams

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Top striker to sign for Newcastle this summer….
    £5-6 million…6 year contract…. £25k per week….Must be prepared to work in a SD shop during the closed season.

    They will be queuing up along to the Strawberry!

    Just read the minutes from the fans forum….Political answers imo

  • lesh

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Lining up alternatives in case they can’t get their top targets?

    We couldn’t even sign a kid from MK Dons!

  • sickandtired

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Two Center Backs, a Winger and a Striker articles. Another couple on the ‘good news’ from the FF.

    Losing interest in this blog and it’s lack of objectivity.

  • Sav

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #5

    This kid could maybe replace Riviere as our ‘speculative’ forward purchase. But we also need at least one more who is tried and tested and a likely main striker for the season ahead.

  • bro56

    Mar 8, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #6

    another player this site links us with. that must be the 100th player in the last 3 yrs. we’ll sign nobody but you insist on cut n pasting any old crap. thats why I skip your site now…


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