Newcastle Must Show Ambition To Keep This Frenchman

Olivier Kemen joined Newcastle from Metz two years ago this month, and he signed a two year contract at Newcastle which ended at the end of June, according to, and we assume he is now a free agent.

His agent has said he is in talks with AC Milan about a move for the French U19 International and other clubs said to be interested are Tottenham Liverpool.

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Olivier Kemen in Newcastle’s colors

While Olivier has done well and played in the Newcastle U21 side 26 times in the last two years and has three goals and two assists, he has yet to make his first team debut.

The Frenchman is one of the best young players we have at the club having just turned 19 last month – and with Steve McClaren on board – we are sure that he wants to take a good look at the young player.

But there are several reports in France that he is talking to those three top clubs,  and there is a good chance we could lose him this summer.

This is another test for the new Newcastle, that not only can we sign top players and even beat the bigger clubs to them – but we can also keep the good players we already have at the club.

One of those is Rolando Aarons who looks like he will sign a new five year deal at Newcastle.

We need to have that same success with Olivier Kemen.

What do you think?

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