Newcastle made some efforts in the January transfer window to sign AC Milan midfielder M’Baye Niang, but we were not successful in signing the 20 year-old, who is a French U21 International and well regarded by Chief Scout Graham Carr.
M’Baye Niang – 20 year-old 6ft French U21 International
Niang signed for AC Milan in 2012 but in the three years at the Italian powerhouse he has found it difficult to get games, although of course he’s still a young player.
He’s played 38 times for Milan and the Italian press are reporting we have had a bid turned down by the club.
Newcastle also were reported to have a bid for the players turned down in January and we’ve been tracking this player for some time now.
Niang started his career at Caen back in 2007, and joined Milan in the summer of 2012 on a three year contract, with Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham being three of the other English clubs – as well as Newcastle – interested in the winger at that time.
He has been on loan at Montpellier and Genoa to get games and at the French club from January he appeared 22 times with 5 goals and 2 assists and while at Genoa from January of late year he appeared 14 times with 5 goals and 3 assists.
It certainly seems that Newcastle ant this player on Tyneside as one for the future, so maybe we will go back in with a bigger bid?