Newcastle are being linked in the French press with 6ft 4ins Senegal midfielder Cheick N’Doye, who currently plays for Angers in France, and as far as we can tell we have never been linked with this player before.
He’s 30 years old and normally that would mean no bid from Newcastle, but now it’s up to Rafa Benitez who he signs and if this players is what he wants, then Newcastle will attempt to get him to the club.
The twice capped Senegal International had an excellent season for newly promoted Angers in Ligue 1 this last season and he is said to want to move to England.
Cheick N’Doye – 30 year-old Angers midfielder
It seems that Angers are keen to sell their midfielder this summer and while he would probably want a move to a Premier League club, Rafa Benitez at Newcastle could certainly tempt him to Tyneside.
We have a number of French speaking players at the club which could help – or at least we used to have a number of French speaking players at Newcastle.
French paper L’Equipe are reporting that Newcastle one of the clubs said to be interested in the midfielder.
One of the things with these reports is whether it’s a Graham Carr target – which may be likely in the case since he’s playing in France – or a new Rafa Benitez target.
Being in France we would normally think he would be a Graham Carr target, but not at 30 years old, so maybe he is one of Rafa’s new targets – that the 56 year-old Spaniard has drawn up over the last couple of weeks?
Born in Senegal Cheick has played all his football in the lower leagues in France and joined Angers last year from Creteil.
He has played 34 times for Angers with 10 goals and 4 assists and while at Creteil played 80 times with 21 goals and 2 assists.
What do you think?