Despite a disastrous 2020/21 Premier League campaign, Steve Bruce has managed to steer Newcastle to safety and ensured at least one more top-flight campaign for the Magpies next season.
Once relegation was no longer a possibility, Bruce will no doubt have been working behind the scenes on targets that he’d like to bring in for 2021/22.
Clearly, those players would have to be an upgrade to what they already have at St. James’ Park, so it’s odd that the club would be being linked with a former Chelsea prodigy who has played for an incredible 12 clubs over the last decade.
At 29, he clearly has a wealth of experience, and 11 goals as well as five assists in 33 Ligue 1 games this season, per SportLens, speaks of a player that’s worth the spend.
Is he an ambitious enough target for the Toon Army to get excited about though?