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Newcastle Face Competition For This 26-Year-Old Ivory Coast Defender

The Sun are reporting today that Newcastle are interested in signing Den Haag defender Wilfried Kanon.

The 26-year-old plays in central defense and has been capped 21 times by the Ivory Coast and has been outstanding last season.

He stands 6ft 2ins tall, and he could be a bargain buy, with Den Haag are resigned to losing the defender if a club comes in and matches their release clause of £3M for the defender.

But if it’s one area that Newcastle are well stocked  – it’s in central defense.

Den Haag and Ivory Coast International defender Wilfried Kanon

But there is always room for improvement.

Kanon has had a terrific season in the Eredivisie, and there are lots of clubs after him from England, Germany, and Spain.

The only way we can see a deal like this happening is if Newcastle sell Ciaran Clark this summer and we could easily get £5M for Clark.

So it might be worthwhile for Newcastle to pursue the Ivory Coast defender, but only if Rafa thinks he can challenge for a first-team place at Newcastle.

His contract lasts another three years, and he has been at ADO Den Haag since 2013 when he was signed from Romanian club Corona Brasov.

Leicester City and Southampton are two of the Premier League clubs said to be interested in the player.

What do you think about this?

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    May 25, 2019 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #1

    Feeling kind to my fellow man this morning…
    Sky were pushing their transfer talk podcast so I gave it a listen.
    Do not under any circumstances bother yersel.
    Keith Downie is a talking head, like most of the sky journalists. At the end of a one hour gob shyte fest, essential info for toon fans:

    10+ minutes of whiney posh jock accented waffle where he manages to say nothing at all about:

    The Rafa contract situ
    Transfer targets
    Rondon, will we or won’t we..
    Fans need to give it time…


  • sing in the corner

    May 25, 2019 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Hope I saved someone wasting 10 mins of their lives 🙂

  • RonVanDam

    May 25, 2019 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Everything you read is pure paper speculation. Wait till you hear the offical outcome in the clubs press conference
    Btw why would the club want to release transfer targets to the media and ruin their chances of signing a player?

  • sing in the corner

    May 25, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Yeah RonvanDam
    Normally that’s my mantra. I got sucked in by Sky promo and now I feel violated

  • martoon

    May 25, 2019 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #5

    While this impasse is not ideal I think it is a little early to be flapping about transfers yet. Most players are on holiday now and most deals tend to get done in June/July.

  • RonVanDam

    May 25, 2019 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #6

    @Ed – Instead of writing BS articles, write a review of our season, player by player review based on your overall game day poll etc

  • DubaiMicky

    May 25, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Sell Lascelles for £25m and buy this guy?

  • Jib

    May 25, 2019 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Why don’t you write one ?
    Then we can all have a pop at you

  • geordietom

    May 25, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #9

    after reading through all last nights comments …

    god TOON22 your boring as phuck man give it a rest .try talking about the team or talk about fried egg sarnies .try to make conversation with people on here you might like it .instead of banging on about the same old crap day after day . people are sick and tired of it . do you have a life outside of this blog ? try putting your comments all together instead of bombarding the blog with your incessant your a PR your a shill hiya comments . so come on try and talk about something different for once …

    sits here waiting for TOON22’s back up to have ago at me … like i give a shit …

  • Dragon64

    May 25, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #10

    done the same get sick of the the shit from that frog god he is so boring spoils the blog when he is on off I go and other ppl must do the same


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