There’s a report coming out of France from L’Equipe that Newcastle is being offered 21-year-old French U21 striker Adama Diakhaby.
If Rafa did sign this player he would be one for the future and if Newcastle is interested in this player it would be because Rafa thinks he can improve him a lot if he moved to Newcastle United.
Last season Adama scored 5 goals in 29 games in all competitions for Metz with 4 goals in 25 league appearances in the French first division.
21-year-old Metz striker/left winger Adama Diakhaby.
And top French league club Monaco is also said to be interested in the French U21 striker – who can also play on the left wing.
Adama has 2 caps for the French U21 side but no mention as to what the fee would be for the youngster.
Rennes are ready to unload the young striker to recoup some of the €15M they have reportedly paid out to Metz’ Senegal forward Ismalia Sarr on a four-year deal from Metz.
Newcastle was also reported to be interested in signing Sarr who is also of Senegal descent and was born in Saint-Louis, Senegal.
Ouest-France is reporting that Sarr did not participate in the second training session yesterday afternoon and is said to be close to signing for Rennes – maybe tomorrow.
Adama would not be the top experienced striker Rafa must sign this summer for Newcastle and for whom we will likely have to pay north of £20M for him.
But Adama, who is of Senegalese descent (and 6ft tall – it must be those hamburgers) could be a sensible buy for Newcastle at a fairly low price – hopefully.
What do you think?