This is what you like to hear from a Newcastle player, as Lille are reported to be ready to give up on trying to sign Newcastle left winger Yoan Gouffran in January, as the French U21 International has said he has no intention of leaving the club mid-way through the season.
The Ligue 1 side have been looking at the Frenchman for over a year now, but there’s a report in Buzzsport.fr that the Newcastle player has told the French club he doesn’t want to leave Newcastle and will resist any move in January.
Yoan Gouffran after scoring against Cardiff City
Gouffran has been in great form for us this season and we have to put it down to both Rafa getting the best out of him, but it’s also the hard work that Yoan has put in during training and in the games.
Yoan’s contract at Newcastle runs out in June and at that time he will have been at the club for four and a half years and it’s not expected that Newcastle will offer him a new deal, although Newcastle fans would be happy enough if he was given a two year extension.
Yoan has played 106 times with 16 goals for Newcastle and this season he has scored four greats goals in 15 appearances and he starts almost every game for Rafa.