There are reports coming out of Germany that Newcastle United are trying to do a deal for Schalke for Sidney Sam, according to reports coming out of Germany.
Sidney Sam – 25 year-old German International striker
Newcastle United are reported to be interested in signing the player according to Bild, and Sam is an explosive forward who can play on either wing, and is known for his speed and dribbling abilities.
Sam has played for all the German Youth sides and 5 times for the full German side, and he joined Schalke 04 from Bayer Leverkusen in January of last year.
Sam signed a four year contract with Schalke 04 running through 2018 for a transfer fee of around £2.5M
Sam has played only 14 times for Schalke 04 this season with no goals, so it seems he would be available in the summer at a fairly small fee, and that will interest Newcastle.
Certainly Sam’s speed and technical skills would be a good addition to Newcastle’s attacking prowess, and he’s a good player but not having a particularly good season at Schalke 04.
While at Bayer Leverkusen for five seasons he played 124 times with 36 goals and 26 assists.
It would seem like Sidney could be a decent signing for us in the summer.
What do you think?
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