French reports suggest that Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is keen on signing France Under-21 winger Samuel Grandsir in January.
The reports also include a story in the Sun, and it seems that both Newcastle and Bournemouth have opened talks to sign the player.
Samuel plays for Troyes and has had an outstanding season in getting his French club to 14th place in the French League and he has had some of his best games against top sides like PSG.
He is said to be valued around £4M, and that should not be a barrier to Newcastle, even though Rafa does not know precisely how much he will have to spend next month.
Samuel Grandsir – 21-year-old French wing sensation
Grandsir is a right-sided midfielder and usually plays on the right wing, and the Sun refers to him in their article as a French wing sensation.
He was born in Normandy and joined Troyes over five years ago from Evreux his hometown club, whom he joined when he was just 8 years old.
However, it’s not surprising that Troyes don’t want to lose their top young player.
But they may find it hard to turn down a fee of £4M if they get an offer from one of the two Premier League clubs interested in the player.
He could be one for the future at Newcastle, but it seems Rafa wants to bring him in while he’s available.
Grandsir has played a total of 56 times with 5 goals and 7 assists for Troyes and this season he’s played 19 times with 2 goals and 4 assists.
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