Newcastle interested in signing 21-year-old Arsenal star

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Newcastle are interested in signing Arsenal defender William Saliba.

Saliba spent the most recent season on loan at Marseille, and recently earned himself a call up to the France squad.

The French defender was recently named Young Player of the Year in Ligue 1, and his performances have naturally attracted the interest of clubs around Europe.

According to reported Fabrice Hawkins in the tweet below, Newcastle have now entered the race to sign Saliba, alongside Napoli and Atletico Madrid.

Arsenal are also reportedly looking to keep hold of their youngster, but they have failed to offer him first-team football since the day he signed. The 21-year-old signed in 2019, but is yet to make a league appearance for the club.

With Ben White, Gabriel, and Rob Holding at the back, it could be difficult for Saliba to fight his way into the Arsenal starting eleven.

If Saliba is enjoying his football, being recognised by his National Team, and playing well, there is little reason for him to leave the Marseille, so if the French club are willing to sign the defender, then a permanent transfer to the French side could be his ideal option.


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  1. Just wonder why people write this nonsense. Marseille can’t afford him and Arsenal aren’t interested in selling. He’s still got 2 years left on his contract so why would they and certainly not to Newcastle. Arteta has already started he wants him back

    1. You are absolutely right! It must be April Fool’s day!
      One outlet described a three-way battle between Marseille, Atletico Madrid and Newcastle for the signature of Saliba! There is more chance of Boris Johnson telling the truth than there is of this being real!

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