RMC Sport journalist Sacha Tavolieri is reporting that Newcastle is one of several clubs who have held talks with the representatives of Standard Liege left-back Nicolas Gavory.
Nicolas #Gavory, latéral gauche français du #Standard suscite la convoitise de l’#Ajax, #Freiburg, la #Fiorentina et #Newcastle, déjà en pourparlers avec ses représentants, le cabinet d’affaires GM&Associés. Pour l’instant, la direction du #RSCL a mis son veto. pic.twitter.com/dsQZVs2fDJ
— Sacha Tavolieri ?? (@sachatavolieri) January 18, 2020
Translated from French – this so roughly:
Nicolas Gavory, French left side midfider of Standard arouses the interest of Ajax, Freiburg, Fiorentina and Newcastle.
Already in talks with its representatives, the business firm of GM & Associates.
For now, the leadership of RSCL has vetoed.
Strangely enough, the contact is over a move this month despite Newcastle not thought to be in the market for a defender in this window.
The 24-year-old has been outstanding in the Jupiler Pro League since joining from Utrecht this past summer for £3m. He’s made 29 appearances with 3 assists for Liege so far this season.
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While he’s only featured as a left-back in Belgium this term, the Frenchman can play further forward as a winger or as a defensive midfielder.
In his final season with Utrecht last year, he made nine appearances as a midfielder.
Gavory is an Auxerre Academy product who reached the U19 international level for France with 1 appearance in 2013.
He’s known as an attacking left-back who can put in crosses and also take set-pieces.
According to the report from France, there is also interest in the Frenchman from Ajax, Fiorentina, and Freiburg.
Standard Liege are reportedly unwilling to entertain offers this month for their French defender. This is an odd link for Newcastle this month, so maybe they are sounding out the player out for a possible move in the summer.