Rafa Reported To Be Keen To Recruit French U21 Striker

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French newspaper L’Equipe are reporting that Newcastle United are interested in signing 20 year-old Rennes striker Adama Diakhaby.

In 29 games last season the young striker scored 5 goals and Rafa Benitez is said to be one of the managers interested in recruiting the 2 times capped French U21 International this summer.

20 year-old Rennes striker Adama Diakhaby

Last season was the first time the youngster played for the Rennes first team.

Born in France, Adama is of Senegalese descent and he can therefore play for either France or Senegal at the senior International level.

The report in L’Equipe is that Newcastle United ‘could’ make an offer for the young Rennes striker in the ‘coming days’.

So how’s that for some real certainty?

Diakhaby is left footed and is versatile in that he can play out on the wings or up front as an out-and-out striker.

Rafa is always looking for good young players to bring into Newcastle and if this player was signed by the Magpies he could well be initially part of Peter Beardsley’s Development squad.

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