Newcastle right-back target Emil Krafth has been left out of the first-team for SC Amiens final preseason fixture against Spanish club Leganes this evening. Their recent signing Christophe Jallet has taken his place in the starting eleven.
?? La composition choisie par Luka Elsner pour ce dernier match de préparation :
Gurtner – Jallet, Gouano, Dibassy, Aleesami – Blin, Monconduit – Ghoddos, Gnahoré, Timité – Guirassy. pic.twitter.com/RybVE2ltDI
— Amiens SC (@AmiensSC) August 3, 2019
An Amiens fan account has sent out the following tweet.
Emil Krafth, de plus en plus en partance et qui s'est peu entraîné cette semaine, n'est pas dans le 11 titulaire de Luka Elsner face à Leganés.
Christophe Jallet débute à La Licorne face aux espagnols.#Mercato / #AmiensSC / #AmiensSCUnited ???? pic.twitter.com/hqTuVzPrUV
— AmiensSCUnited (@AmiensSCUnited) August 3, 2019
This translate to:
Emil Krafth, who is increasingly out and has not trained much this week, is not in Luka Elsner’s 11 against Leganés. Christophe Jallet starts at La Licorne against the Spaniards
Amiens coach Lukas Elsner had the following comments about Emil Krafth a few days after the French club had rejected a bid from Newcastle for the Swede.
“Emil is a great professional
“We are a development club, which will inevitably have to deal with this kind of situation.
“There are no worries about him and his ability to handle events. For my part, I know there are things going on behind the scenes.
“Today, I’m on the field and what interests me are the players at my disposal.
“We will also bring in more talent, this is the reality of the club. The fact that players are being wooed is not a problem in itself.
“Going forward, solutions have been planned in case of departures and I think we are well equipped to face all possible events.”
From these comments, it seems like he is not certain that Krafth will remain with Amiens. He joined the club for £2m this summer after spending last year on loan.
Newcastle have reportedly had a bid of £4.6m rejected by Amiens this past week. There have been no reports of any further bids by Newcastle.