We were linked with a move for 19-year-old Lyon striker Myziane Maolida yesterday and the Mirror are reporting today the striker could be on his way to Newcastle.
L’Equipe yesterday reported that Newcastle were in negotiations for the young striker and we are reported to be close to a deal for him.
Maolida had a very good tournament at the Euro U19 Championship this summer and Lyon could be ready to sell the 19-year-old after they have signed 18-year-old striker Reo Griffiths from Tottenham Hotspur.
19-year-old Lyon striker Myziane Maolida
The youngster wants more first-team playing time and Rafa Benitez had an offer turned down for him in January.
Since then we have been .linked with the forward so it seems the manager rates the player and as far as the fee goes he was valued at around £4M in January.
Rafa Benitez wants four or five players signed in the next week of this summer’s transfer window.
That will be difficult since it’s taken Newcastle all summer to sign the five players we have brought into the club so far.
But we can still hope that Mike Ashley may start spending some money in the next week.
That’s the hope.
Rafa also seems to be in the dark about any signings as the frustrated manager had this to say after our 4-0 defeat at SC Braga on Wednesday night:
“I said what I had to say on transfers two months ago, we’ll see what the next 10 days bring,”
“I have no idea. I have no idea how close we are to anyone.”
Myziane Maolida would be a good acquisition if we can get him.