French outlet Le10Sport is reporting that Newcastle are interested in signing 17-year-old PSG prodigy Tanguy Kouassi this summer.
The young center-back is out of contract this summer and has yet to sign the extension on offer from the Parisiens. Leeds were also linked with the youngster a few days ago.
However, L’Equipe claims that RB Leipzig are in the driver’s set to sign the talented defender. According to them, Leipzig believe they may have agreed on a deal to bring Kouassi in this summer when his contract expires.
RB Leipzig believe they have "tied up" a deal to bring 17-year-old PSG central defender Tanguy Kouassi in, according to L'Équipe. https://t.co/YiIcI73C1W
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It could be that the new ownership group have identified the youngster as a target recently and are making a late push to keep him from making a decision on his future just yet.
There was a report recently that the new owners are targeting some high-profile free agents like Edinson Cavani, Willian, and Dries Mertens, who will all be out of contract this summer.
While Kouassi is far from the finished product, he is a top French youth prospect. Despite being just 17, he’s already made 13 appearances for PSG this season.
He famously scored PSG’s 4000th goal in club history, which also happened to be his first for the club.
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Kouassi has made 12 appearances at the French U18 level. He’ll turn 18 in June and would be an outstanding player to bring in to boost our Academy under the new ownership group.