Yet another Frenchman on his way to St James’ Park.
Newcastle United are set to complete the signing of Nancy defender Massadio Haidara according to talkSPORT.
Alan Pardew has had a troubling month thus far, seeing Demba Ba leave for Chelsea and having to deal with the fact that his captain Fabricio Coloccini wants to return to his native Argentina, but the Magpies boss did sign right-back Mathieu Debuchy and now looks set to bring in a left-sided defensive option.
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Newcastle United have been tracking 20 year old Haidara for some weeks now and the youngster is said to be close to completing a £2m move to the North-East.
The French Under 21 international is into his third season in the Nancy first team and could well join a long line of fellow countrymen at Newcastle United with the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Romain Amalfitano, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan and new signing Mathieu Debuchy already at the club.