French newspaper L’Equipe is reporting that Newcastle have approached French club Nice about a deal for their 21 year-old striker Alexandre Mendy – maybe one for the future at Newcastle.
This seems a rather strange report to us as the news is that Mendy would prefer to join small French club Guingamp instead of a potential move to England.
21 year-old Nice striker Alexandre Mendy
One thing Rafa Benitez is trying to do this summer is to bring on one or two experienced strikers to Newcastle, but this seems to have been somebody that Graham Carr has been watching.
We were supposed to be turning away from recruitment in France to a large extent, because of some very poor buys over the last few years – the last two being wingers Remy Cabella and Florian Thauvin, who were both disasters at Newcastle.
L’Equipe are reporting that Newcastle have made a formal approach to try to sign Nice striker Alexandre Mendy and so have Bristol City, who are also in the Championship.
It seems the youngster is not keen at all on a move to England and seems more comfortable playing in his county of birth – and joining Guingamp who finished 16th in Ligue 1 last season.
He has played only 21 times for Nice and scored 6 goals and has had two loan spells at Olympique Nîmes where he played a total of 17 times with 3 goals.
The striker was born in Toulon, France and stands just over 6ft tall.
Seems a strange story somehow.
What do you think?