Newcastle Could Yet Make A Move to Sign This 21-Year-Old Striker


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?

Comments welcome.



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24 comments so far

  • toon kk

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m all for signing quality youngsters with a good potential but this transfer window should be about signing proven quality to keep us up.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Another one:-

    #NUFC have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the loan of midfielder Mikel Merino. [MARCA]

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Jib

    it seems as if you did not garner much support for the ginger pirlo.

    I do believe this is quite current too

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/20/sports-direct-hires-new-finance-boss-profits-plunge/

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #4

    ron

    now this is the kind of move I’ve been looking for. a spanish player playing in a german league. hope it’s true.
    2 top nations combining.

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  • Ben Afri

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5

    I think that Rafa is having to consolidate quality Premier League ready players for squad depth until he is able to make a substantial bid on a really big name. Rafa likes both quality for efficiency and depth for his rotation policy. Realistically, the former is, as it was predicted, a lot harder to achieve than most would have liked to have believed.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #6

    RH

    I hope it’s true too. But it’s just Twitter garbage at the moment.

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #7

    I preferred the look of Karamoh out of who we were linked with in France.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #8

    ron

    i was hoping rafa might have had a few more Spanish gems come our way.

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  • giimps

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Rotonda, It’s still profit for him albeit less than the year before, he has just (or rather they have just) bought a few superstores with built in gyms etc, in city centres too,which has hit them as well, possibly a good time to buy shares in sad if anyone is interested in doing stuff like that, Newcastle back in the prem, globalization of his brand reaching china and other new areas……yes Mickey knows how to run a business, I just wish NUFC was higher up his priorities list.

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  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Rotonda
    a) The opinion of the vast majority on this blog of a NUFC player has as much merit as the drippings off me cock.
    b) That link to the Telegraph article shows you aren’t aware of the fundamental and important difference between a Company’s Accounts ( Profit and Loss etc.) and their stock market share price.

    What a shock !

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #11

    RH

    It’s not too late!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #12

    giimps

    not sure if that makes it more likely or not that ash would sell nufc.

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Ron
    He fits the brief at least
    Is he ginger ??

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Jail…….. Indeed Jib’s judgement of a footballer’s ability is definitely the worst on the blog. He isn’t trying to be controversial either, he genuinely believes that a blatantly crap player has something to offer that the rest of us are not aware of.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Jib

    That’s sad that you have such little regard for the opinions of all your fellow bloggers. I kind of gathered you were probably not really a ”people person ” at heart, but am surprised and a little hurt at the open hostility on display.

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  • G

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Ron Knee, see somebody has already updated Mike Merino’s wiki page:

    Mikel Merino Zazón (born 22 June 1996) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for German club Borussia Dortmund as a midfielder. He spent the 2017/2018 season on loan at Newcastle, scoring 109 goals and contributing 62 assists. He also persuaded Rafa to bring back Big Shola, who then scored 37 goals to take the Golden Boot ahead of Harry Kane and Lukaku

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib@10

    Can always be counted on to bring a touch of sophistication to the blog.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #18

    @10,
    Did someone actually write that or did your keyboard just act on its own. What a disgrace!

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  • Oldgit1

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #19

    @ Magspuppy what a prat you are, are you anti ginger, fcuking hate guys like you using people’s colour of hair as a reason to be picked on rather than see the person. Snide remarks have no place on this blog.

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  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Oh dear I’ve upset the big rough tough hairy-chested roustabout known as Jail for Ashley
    OR
    Squeaky-voiced skinny Dave to those who have met him
    😀

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Been watching that youth game- Beijing were just awful, their goalkeeper was miles off being good enough so it’s hard to actually deduce much from it. Most of the goals were just from being a bigger team- they were high looping crosses that their defence couldn’t get near. I thought there were only a couple goals that a ‘normal’ team might have conceded.

    Number 14 looked like he had some genuine class though. Technique on the ball and his passing looked above the rest.

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Mikel Merino of Borussia Dortmund-Terrible balance and knocked off the ball easily
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM3IoNaTauk

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Jul 26, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Video was compiled 10th June

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  • Phil K

    Jul 26, 2017 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #24

    1 in 5 ??????????????????????
    That is pitiful. Christ even Mitro managed that
    No thanks. Think bigger for Chrissakes

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