Newcastle will be heavily linked with left backs this summer as it is a position in need of strengthening. Earlier this week, Stanley N’Soki’s name reemerged as a transfer target.
However, the club generally do a decent job keeping their targets well hidden.
Remy Bensebaini – Will leave Rennes this summer
A player who Newcastle have not been linked with but fits the profile of a Newcastle target is 24-year-old Rennes left back Remy Bensebaini.
Bensebaini is a versatile defender primarily deployed at left back. He can also be utilized as a central defender or even a defensive midfielder, a position he played a few games at in 2016.
The Algerian international (17 caps) has just one year remaining on his contract and was linked heavily with Everton last summer.
With only the one year remaining on his contract, he is expected to be sold this summer and has many clubs monitoring his situation.
His fee is said to be €8M which seems a bargain for this class of player.
A report in Marca says that he is being followed by some big European clubs with Real Betis, Sevilla, Hoffenheim, and Napoli all showing interest.
With teams of this stature showing interest, as well as the very strong link with Everton last summer, we wonder if this player is on Newcastle’s radar as well?