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Newcastle Want Talented Box-To-Box Midfielder After Failing To Sign Him In January

Le10 Sport are reporting that Newcastle United are interested in signing 20-year-old box-to-box midfielder Boubakary Soumare who plays for Lille.

He has been called the new Paul Pogba becasue of his style of play.

Soumare was born in Paris, France and is of Senegalese descent and he’s played for all the French Youth sides up to U20.

20-year-old midfielder Boubakary Soumare of Lille

So here’s another example of the club trying to bring some top young players to Tyneside who can then hopefully be developed into star players for Newcastle.

Manchester City have been keeping tabs on the 6ft 2ins youngster and Juventus are also interested.

It’s reported that Newcastle made a bid for the youngster on the last day of the January transfer window, but the French club rejected the offer.

He started his career at the PSG Youth Academy in 2011 before moving to Lille in the summer of 2017 for more first-team opportunities.

Soumare made his debut for Lille in a 3–0 Ligue 1 win over FC Metz in November 2017 and has since played 32 times for the French club.

He’s the type of top young player Newcastle should be going after this summer.

But we will face competition from some top clubs including – as we mentioned earlier – Italian giants Juventus who also wanted to sign him in January.

And the report in le10Sport mentions a “monstrous offensive” by a Chinese club with an offer of €80M on the table.

If that’s true Newcastle will be priced out of any deal for the 20-year-old.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 23, 2019 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #1
  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 23, 2019 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #2


    I do not know what the excitment is about but I wouldn’t say no!

  • Jib

    Mar 23, 2019 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Cracking relegation game at SJP tea-time today
    Newcastle Falcons vs Sale Sharks

  • Just a fan

    Mar 23, 2019 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Re rocky Hudson
    I remember him playing for us thought he was a very good player.
    Didnt seem to be here very long.

  • Jib

    Mar 23, 2019 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #5

    A “monstrous offensive” by a Chinese club with an offer of €80M on the table.
    That’s why we need the academy and our scouting of young kids upgrading
    under the guidance of Rafa !

  • Jib

    Mar 23, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Hudson felt he was getting nowhere in England
    so when he was given the chance to go on loan
    to Fort Lauderdale with their new manager Ron Newman
    he jumped at the chance – then signed up permanently

    On my left Fenham on my right Florida – you choose.

    Ed Harrison made the same choice twixt Chapel House and Carolina

  • Jib

    Mar 23, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #7

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