St James’ Park side said to be keen on Parc des Princes centre back.
NEWCASTLE United are keeping tabs on Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho.
The 22-year-old has become unsettled at the cash-rich club after a raft of signings – and is eyeing a move away from the Parc des Princes.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew’s determined to sign a centre-half this summer, and club officials are aware of Sakho’s situation. “If another defender comes in, I will do everything to leave because I have to think about my future,” he told L’Equipe.
“My objective this season is to be in the starting 11 at a club. So I am opened to propositions of clubs keen to play me and allow me to go on improving.
“I need to play at my club – that is very clear. That is why I am thinking about a departure.”
SOURCE: Sunderland Echo
Newcastle United may well need further defensive reinforcement, especially at centre back, given that currently Pardew has just Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Michael Williamson to rely on.
Things have not gone well for Sahko over the past year. The 22 year old was spoke of as a future French national team captain but last term found his first team spot in jeopardy as new boss Carlo Ancelotti opted to play Milan Biševac and former Chelsea defender Alex as his centre-back pair.
Pardew has done well with a reduced transfer budget over the past year and has a number of irons in the fire as the Magpies boss looks to move ever upwards in the Premier League after a hugely impressive campaign last term so nearly yielded a top four finish.
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