Newcastle are reported to be interested in Senegal center-back Papy Djilobodji. the 6’4″ center-back who currently plays for FC Nantes.
Papy Djilobodji – Nantes center-back
Newcastle will be keen to bring in both an experienced striker and experienced center-back over the summer transfer window, and Papy has played twice for the full Senegal squad.
Djilobodji was born in Kaolack in Senegal and he began his career with ASC Saloum in the Senegal Premier League, before he moved to French club US Senart-Moissy in 2009.
The 26 year-old left footed player joined FC Nantes one year later in 2010, and he’s played 174 times for the French club with 9 goals and 2 assists.
Newcastle could well be interested in him because his contract at Nantes runs out in the summer, and he would be available as a free agent.
Djilobodji can play at center-back or in defensive midfield, so he is quite a versatile player who is strong in the tackle and a good header of the ball.
Sunderland and Stoke City are also said to be interested in him.
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