The Mail are reporting today that Newcastle United are interested in signing Leipzig central midfielder Amadou Haidara.
The 23-year-old is rated very highly and Manchester United have him as a target, so it may be difficult the youngster to join Newcastle.
He joined Leipzig back in 2019 from Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg, and he has so far played 101 games for the German club, with 10 goals and 6 assists.
Haidara is reckoned to be one of the best up-and-coming footballers in world football.
He would not be available in January since he is currently away on International duty with Mali at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Haidara has let people know that Manchester United were his favorite club as a boy, so if there is a decent offer from the Red Devils, it’s difficult to see how Newcastle can get this one over the line.
The very fact Newcastle are trying, shows the level of ambition of our new owners.
It’s been reported he has a £33M release clause in his contract, and it seems the only way Newcastle can beat out the Red Devils is by outbidding them and then persuading the player to come to Newcastle, the richest club in the world.
That’s even though at the moment, we are still second-bottom of the Premier League.
We will keep our eye on this one, and we do have all month to sign the player, but as Neil points out – the summer may be a more likely timeframe to bring him in.
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