Most fans want to see a top center-back brought into the club before September 1st, and one of the players we have been continually linked with this summer is Aymen Abdennour of Monaco, who had a great first season at Monaco and has been tracked by a number of top clubs this summer.
Aymen Abdennour – Newcastle close to deal?
On Monday there was what seemed to be a very accurate report in La Provence that said Newcastle would tie up long term target Florian Thauvin for around £12M and that Remy Cabella would be sent on loan for the season to Marseille – and that turned out to be a very accurate report.
La Provence in the same report then said that once the Thauvin deal was completed, Newcastle would then go all out to try to sign Tunisian International center-back Aymen Abdennour.
So maybe, just maybe that part of the report is also true?
Some big clubs have been linked with Abdennour this summer, but the good news is that he indicated earlier this summer he would like to join Newcastle.
All summer his agent Abdelkader Jilani has tried to drum up some interest in his client, and has pointed out more than once that a number of top clubs are interested in signing the 26 year-old Tunisian.
And then last night this was tweeted by a reporter who principally reports on Russian football, but is knowledgeable on French Football.
— Shane (@FNN_Official) August 19, 2015
So there are two pieces of information this week that link Newcastle with not only being interested in signing Aymen Abdennour, but that we are close to a deal.
Maybe it’s just wishful thinking (always possible), but this lad would be a great signing for us, and the Newcastle team would look a lot more balanced with another top center-back at Newcastle.
What do you think?