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Rafa Reported To Be Keen To Recruit French U21 Striker

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.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

86 comments so far

  • martoon

    Jun 26, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #81

    That list of transfer dates that Jazzp posted earlier is interesting. From memory I thought we had all our players in before the season started. However as the Championship started on about 5th August we clearly didn’t and players like Diame came afterwards.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 26, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #82

    Not sure if Toon tops are on sale mate. Not been up for a while.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 26, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #83


    That list has been posted by the Mag mate. So you may be right ??

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #84


    It explains why we got off to such a cr*p start!

  • lesh

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #85

    Ron Knee

    You want the ECJ? That’s something for the negotations!

    Mr Tuff

    Your pic of Corbyn’s carrier shows it as might as well turn out to be – a dead white elephant by the time they get round to buying some planes for it. They might even pay for inflatable replicas to put on the deck while they think about paying enough to run the essential things that’ll go towards helping ordinary folk feel safer and healthier in accommodation that’s decent to live in.

  • Phil K

    Jun 28, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #86

    The delay will no doubt be down to spending nothing before end of financial year for Spurting Direct – Jun 30
    5 goals in 29 games sin’t what I’d call “impressive” young lad or not. First season or not


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